Humboldt State University

Public Sociology, Social Justice and Action

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The Master of Arts in Sociology provides graduate level training in Public Sociology, Social Justice and Action. Public Sociologists take sociological knowledge and skills into our communities to address pressing issues and needs. The social justice orientation of our program emphasizes a holistic understanding of the relationships between communities, the environment and human made systems. Building on common foundational training in social theory and research methods, the action component of our program requires that all students select areas for specialized skills development such as grant writing, mediation, program evaluation or community organizing. Beyond common coursework, our program has two experience emphases: Teaching Sociology and Practicing Sociology. Teaching Sociology students complete experience hours as teaching assistants and other mentored teaching opportunities. Students emphasizing Practicing Sociology spend at least 240 hours in a field placement with a research institute, community organization or government agency.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Kevin Ross
Administrative Support Coordinator
Department of Sociology
Phone: 707-826-4450

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