Within UNF's Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Sociology program seeks to provide its students with a sound comprehension of the field, and to encourage the development of new knowledge through faculty scholarship. Our educational aim at the undergraduate level is to facilitate mastery of theoretical, methodological, and empirical work in Sociology as a specialized field and as a component of a broader liberal arts education. Our commitment to research reflects broad interests and aspirations, as we aim to contribute both general and applied research on local, national, and global social issues. Finally, our faculty and students are committed to serving the diverse communities in which they live and work, including the University, the discipline, and the region.Our Department offers an undergraduate minor in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in which students select one of two concentrations: General Sociology and Social Welfare.
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What do you do with a degree in Sociology?Check out the following two links: The American Sociological Association's Careers in Sociology and Careers in Sociology page by Marion Hughes, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice (Towson University). The UNF Career Services Department is another great resource for employment & graduate school information.Take a Sociological tour through cyberspace.This website provides an exhaustive collection of sociology links as well as specific "tours" through various subfields in the discipline. The tours for death and dying, social psychology, race and ethnicity, and demography are especially good. Spend some time with these links. You'll learn a lot. The "Sociological Tour through Cyberspace" is like an online Sociology 101 textbook!Visit SocioSite, the most extensive sociology site on the web.SocioSite is a great tool. The subject links provides information on dozens of relevant topics within the discipline.Visit the Allyn and Bacon Sociology website for an easy-to-follow guide.This set of helpful links is sorted by subject and though it is not as comprehensive as SocioSite, it is a little more manageable.American Sociological Association is the largest professional association for sociologists.There is a special section for students, which has some good information on what you can do with a degree in Sociology and offers some tips on how to use a Sociology degree as preparation for a career in business.Social Science Information Gateway is another "mega site" with thousands of links to social science resources on the web. Intute social sciences provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities.Sociolog is a sociology mega site maintained by Julian Dierkes. Sociolog is fully searchable and contains Dierkes's best of the web links for sociologists. There are also links to all of the sociology departments in North America and a large list of links to e-journals and online publishing outlets.The Sociology links of the Open Directory Project have an international flavor.If you're looking for information about Sociology outside North America, this is a good place to start. This site also has links to Sociology departments, e-journals, and professional associations.The Sociology Virtual Library is a mega site with links to listservs and usenet groups related to sociology. This website also has a list of research centers and departments. The best thing about this website is its large collection of online course materials and examples of class websites posted by professors around the globe. It is a very inspiring and humbling sample of faculty and student work.
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