The Department of Sociology offers a rich variety of sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, and human services courses. The department offers courses that are required in many of the degree programs at County College of Morris, including the Liberal Arts and Business degree. The departmentâ€™s experienced faculty members have a broad range of interests and expertise, as reflected in the many electives available in the department.
Sociology courses introduce students to concepts and methods with which to understand social processes shaping problems and possibilities in contemporary U.S. society. Seasoned professors teach courses examining:
-Contemporary institutions (Religion and Human Experience, The Family, Sociology of Work and Occupations, Sociology of Health and Illness).
-Relations of power as manifested through class, race, ethnicity, and gender, and global processes (Contemporary Social Issues, Cultural Diversity in America, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Globalization, Cultural Geography).
-The social development of human subjectivity (Social Psychology).
-Contemporary social issues, including understandings of deviance (Contemporary Social Issues, Deviant Behavior).
Economics courses introduce students to the discipline of economics and the concepts and methods used to understand economic processes in the contemporary U.S. and global capitalist economy. Experienced professors teach courses examining an overview of economic theory and methods; an application of economic analyses to contemporary social, economic and legal issues; macroeconomics; and microeconomics.
Anthropology courses introduce students to the discipline of anthropology, the study of human beings across space and time. These include the sub-disciplines of Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology (examining human cultural diversity and commonalities in the present and in the past) and Physical Anthropology (examining human biological diversity and evolution).
Geography courses introduce students to the discipline of cultural geography, using geographic tools (such as maps) and concepts to understand processes of globalization.
The Human Services: Pre-Social Work Program prepares students for careers in social work and social services. The program helps students develop an understanding of human and social systems, as well as the ethics and values that guide human services practitioners and social workers. Students who complete the Human Services degree qualify for employment in a variety of public and private agencies and for transfer into a Social Work BA or BSW, and ultimately an MSW program.
Teacher Education Social Studies/Sociology is a specialization in our Teacher Education program. Students take course work specific to their specialization, take teacher education courses, and gain first-hand classroom experience.
Chairperson, Department of Sociology, Economics and Anthropology