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This guide is designed to inform the UT Tyler Community about resources for studies in all aspects of Sociology.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is a broad field of study examining the many aspects of human society. Common topics studied in sociology include age, race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, education, income, religion, popular culture, health, population, and more. Sociology offers critical analyses driven by both quantitative and qualitative data to explore how society is organized, structured, and affected by these topics.

The social elements of any issue, topic, or subject can be studied via sociology. Sociology overlaps in a lot of ways with other fields such as psychology, anthropology, criminal justice, political science, and more. Though much sociological research is interdisciplinary, it is grounded in social theory and methodology with an aim of investigating macro-level social norms, values, functions, processes, influences, experiences, and outcomes.

Here are a few links to learn more about what kind of work sociologists perform:


Professional organizations

Here are professional organizations and associations that may be of interest to you. Many of them provide free resources, but membership is often required to use all of their services. 

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