Undergraduate Awards and Alpha Kappa Delta Initiation Ceremony
The following undergraduate students were honored:
Phylicia Rios Rivera, Joan W. Moore Service-Scholar Award, Jzazell Chambliss, Distinguished Scholar Award, and Logan Marq, Distinguished Scholar Award 2012-13
Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology Honor Society, Inductees: Miguel E. Alvelo Rivera, Jessie Bennett, Jesse Joseph Clark, Michelle C. Lewis, Ashley Neureuther, Jordan C. Schrader, and Elizabeth Vander Heyden
Senior sociology major Pa Kou Lee
is a campus ambassador and recommends coming to UWM with an open mind and heart.
2012-13 Sociology Colloquium Series
The last colloquium of the 12-13 academic year was held in March. Please plan to join us for the 2013-14 Series--details will be announced in the Fall.
Faculty in the MediaProf. Noelle Chesley did an interview with WTMJ about Marissa Mayer's decision
to end telecommuting at Yahoo! It can be found here.
UWM Department of Sociology
Welcome to Sociology,
Sociology is the study of patterns of social relations and how those patterns shape what people do and think. I like to joke that even hermits are shaped by society because, after all, they can only survive with the skills they learn from society. From community and conflict, family and inequality, social change and religion, crime and conformity, class and race, gender and work, few fields offer students such breadth in the study of the social world we all inhabit.
For undergraduates we offer an exciting array of classes, where students can study everything from human sexuality to the sociology of culture, from issues related to aging to pressing questions of inequality and poverty. Students have great opportunities to work closely with our faculty and teaching staff; our wide range of courses offers undergraduates both breadth and depth in their study of sociology.
For graduate students we offer an excellent master’s and PhD program. Our MA program has long provided outstanding training as preparation for PhD programs or for work in the "real world" of non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies. Our new PhD program offers advanced training, in general sociological theory and cutting edge methodologies for the analysis of social data, with particular emphasis on expertise in the analysis of social inequalities and social institutions. Check out the Prospective & Incoming Students link for more detail about the companies and organizations where our graduates work and the PhD programs to which MA students have gone.
UWM sociology faculty members are engaged in innovative research and teaching across a wide range of topics and our faculty members come from the best universities in the country. We are both deeply rooted in the Milwaukee area and very involved in research on an international scale. We conduct research around the corner from UWM, and in places as far-flung as India, Taiwan and Peru. Check out the faculty webpages for more details on faculty publications and areas of expertise.
We hope you will join us!
Donald E. Green
Associate Professor and Chair