Sociology Department


Sociology begins with the assumption that no one is an island; we are not simply individuals with complete autonomy and self-determination, but rather social beings.

The sociological perspective asks us to explore a central paradox-that we both shape and are shaped by the social world in which we live.

Sociologists use the tools of social science to understand how our location within multiple webs of social relationship influences both our worldview and our access to valuable resources.

Sociological Graffiti

 People Watching Zone Sign


Chair: Jennifer Myhre
Office: F-21-J
Phone: 408.864.8560


Last Updated: 10/23/13