The basis of sociology is about understanding and helping people and communities. Schoolcraft offers a variety of courses in this discipline, including the principles of sociology, social problems, marriage and family, cultural diversity, urban sociology and the individual that give students insight into what rules govern our behavior in group situations. These courses help students understand economic, social, political and religious customs as well as societal issues like racism, sexism and crime.
Students can also get hands-on experience by getting involved with campus events and organization as part of their coursework, or by engaging in service-learning and social work job shadowing. Courses in sociology can help prepare students for careers in social work, criminal justice, child welfare, international relations, healthcare or gerontology.