The Sociology program at the Reed College investigates how such patterns of interdependent activity originate and what sustains them, why they take one shape instead of another, how some change more rapidly than others, how they are related to each other, and how people justify and explain what they are doing.
Sociology regards patterns of social relations as embedded in the historical process and learned as customary behavior—as institutional practices. Therefore, the sociological perspective is closely linked to Image of Perkins-Gilmancomparative historical and cross-cultural studies of social institutions and to psychological studies of human learning in a wide range of economic, educational, religious, familial, and political settings.
In pursuit of this goal, class discussions focus on topics of public concern that are used to introduce students to the following sociological modes of thought and strategies of inquiry:
- the scientific method as it pertains to the study of society
- aggregate analysis of macrosociological trends such as the "baby boom" and age-graded behavior
- modernization as the basic historical process that has transformed the West through industrialization, and the rest of the contemporary capitalist world-system through "Westernization"
- the fundamental conceptual frameworks that have been developed in the effort to describe and understand modernization
- recent attempts to create a comprehensive, general theory of social action and organization that integrates the diverse fields of specialization among and within the social sciences
- statistical analysis and data manipulation
- Postcommunist Cultures: Identity, Power, Resistance
- Race, Class, Gender: Intersections in Inequality
- Social Movements
- Feminisms: Comparative Perspectives on Women’s Activism
- Gender and Work
- Science and Social Difference
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application
- Reed Writing Supplement
- Self-reported SAT or ACT scores if available (neither will be used in our evaluation)
- School Report (completed by your counselor; this form is available through the Common Application)
- Counselor recommendation
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (for any college you have attended, whether or not you want credit for those courses at Reed)
- Two Teacher Evaluations (from two different academic disciplines; must be different from the counselor recommendation, as well)
- Early Decision Agreement
- (ED I and ED II applicants only, must be signed by the applicant, parent/guardian, and high school counselor)
International62420 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 62420 USD per year during 48 months.
National62420 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 62420 USD per year during 48 months.
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