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Sociology Program

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   Abbie Hall


I love sociology because it constantly fuels my curious mind.  Sociology was not my intended major when I started college, however I quickly changed to sociology after taking an introductory at Lewis and Clark Community College. From that semester on, I took as many sociology courses as I possibly could.

I have always found myself asking questions and critiquing what is “normal.” Sociology gives me the tools and concepts necessary to think critically about the world I live in. For instance, I am really interested in how sexuality education is taught at the high school level. Because of the sociology exit requirement I had the opportunity to conduct my own research study. I was able to utilize information I learned through various sociology courses to critically think about what I was finding in my research.

Since my graduation with a BA, I have started working on a Master’s degree and hope to get a PhD thereafter. Ultimately, I hope to teach sociology at the university level. I use sociological theory and methods each day to help me understand how I can best make an impact in the world.

In a time where truth is increasingly becoming less valuable, having a sociological background allows me to think critically and ethically about the information I consume and how I interact with the social world around me.

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