Department of Sociology


Welcome to the Department of Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, including the interaction between individuals, groups, and institutions.

The application of sociological thinking can lead to a better understanding of social problems and issues and suggestions about how these issues may be overcome in real-world terms.

By studying Sociology, you will gain insight into how people interact with one another and how values and beliefs both shape and are shaped by the structures and processes around us. The primary goal of the discipline is to stimulate sociological thinking—applying imagination and critical analysis to the many facets of social life.

Department Highlights

Gulden Ozcan

“Panel Honouring the late Dr. Gülden Özcan: Activist & Intellectual Legacies”

Monday November 14 2022, 12-1:30pm (via Zoom)

Dr. Gülden Özcan was a brilliant scholar, activist, colleague, friend, loving partner, and mother. She worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge prior to her untimely passing in May 2022. This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss her important legacies both within and outside of the academy. Panelists include: Khadija Baker, Dr. Simten Coşar, Dr. Nisha Nath, and Arturo Tejeda Torres.

Department of Sociology Speaker Series

Why Can't You Just Get Over It?
by Dr. Apooyak'ii/ Tiffany Prete

Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT)

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Zoom registration required

Department of Sociology Speaker Series

"It's just been a place of belonging": Oral Histories of GSAs/QSAs in Alberta by Tiffany Semach and Dr. Athena Elafros

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS) and the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT)

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Zoom registration required

Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


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