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What is the relationship of self to society? Who determines societal norms? What factors create cultural identity? Does human suffering have a purpose? Questions of sociology are as diverse as people and societies themselves.
The sociology program at Nazareth College is the study of human life, group behavior, and social systems. Marriage and family, racial, cultural, and gender issues, criminal justice, and media and popular culture are just part of the terrain we cover.
Service-learning projects and internships complement classroom learning. Our students have engaged in field experiences on Native American reservations, in the criminal justice system, and in soup kitchens. They also volunteer for the United Way and mentor disadvantaged children.
The program also encourages self-reflection—helping students gain insight into the human condition and their own behavior in social situations. Graduates often say that the program has helped them be more open-minded, objective, and understanding of social and cultural differences.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. McGann's current research covers online dating from a sociological perspective. She and a student recently presented study results at a meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.