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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsfield, MA, United States
Understand economic, social, and political phenomena in terms of social structures, group relations, and power differences. Explore topics from race, ethnicity, class, and gender, to family dynamics, work, and the connection between identity and ownership with this Sociology at Bard College at Simon's Rock.
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The field of Sociology at Bard College at Simon's Rock and the study of work as an institution are deeply connected, especially in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution. This program will selectively draw on this rich history in order to explore major theories, methods for studying work, and debates within the context of the United States. 

Learning outcomes

We will begin with a survey of a number of ways of organizing human effort in society: slavery, indentured servitude, household production, scientific management, service work, and unpaid reproductive labor, to name a few. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • The evolution of notions of selfhood with shifts in regimes of work, 
  • The construction of specific occupations/jobs, 
  • Modes of disciplining workers, 
  • The relationship between work and labor in capitalism, 
  • Collective responses to labor in capitalism, 
  • Labor unions, migrant and guest workers, 
  • Globalization, 
  • Race-gender inequality in the workplace and the labor market, 
  • Alternative visions for the future of work. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Start Application
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Additional Items and Interview
  • Supporting Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55592 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsfield

  • 912 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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