About the Department
The sociology department at Kenyon College is composed of a diverse group of nine faculty with wide ranging interests and experience. We specialize in areas such as: gender, race and ethnicity, health, stratification, the legal system, social change, community studies, social theory, folklore, globalization, culture, and inequalities. Our focus is on actively engaging students in the use of sociological theory and methods to understand the social world.
The sociology curriculum is designed around four areas of sociological inquiry: social institutions and social change; culture and identity; social theory; and research methods. After completing a foundation course, students may take courses in any of these areas. For those who decide to major in sociology, a distribution of courses in required along with three core courses.