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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

Millennial Book

Canada’s millennials are an upgrade to previous generations

Contrary to popular opinion that millennials are entitled and narcissistic, three Alberta sociologists have found that millennials are not only looking good, but may well be an upgrade on previous generations.


Department of Sociology Colloquium

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series

This colloquium series showcases current and future research being done by faculty and graduate students in the Department of Sociology

“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we have postponed the Department of Sociology Collquium Series  until further notice. The health and well-being of our faculty, staff and students, the broader community and our presenting partners is of the utmost importance.

Please look for future notices as we work to reschedule events and thank you for your continued support of the University of Lethbridge.”

Upcoming Talks

Oral Histories of GSA and QSA particpation in  Alberta, Canada by Athena Elafros, Tiffani Semach and Wednesday Cully
March 13, 2020  1:00 pm  | M1040

Connections: Humanities and Social Sciences Conference


On May 1-3, 2020, the University of Lethbridge will proudly host the second annual Connections Student Conference in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

The conference is an opportunity for students to show off their best research. To take part, submit an abstract discussing your research project. Oral and poster presentations accepted. 

Submission deadline: April 10, 2020


Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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