What exactly does “sociological” mean? Good question.
To answer that, we’re going to rely on a blurb from the American Sociological Association:
What is Sociology?
* the study of society
* a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies
* the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes
* the scientific study of social aggregations, the entities through which humans move throughout their lives
* an overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology, and economics
Of course, you don’t have to be a sociology major to conduct “sociological” research. If the above description fits your field of study and research, then the Symposium is for you! Past Symposiums have included social science, science, and humanities scholars. We encourage presenters from a wide-range of academic interests to share their research on “sociological” topics.
Fields that “do sociological” research include: Sociology, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Public Health, Rhetoric, English, Political Science, Political Economy, Economics, Business, Environmental Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and more.
Questions? Don’t be shy. Feel free to contact us.
For more “sociological” info, check out the American Sociological Association (ASA) website.