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Department of Sociology

Sociology examines the ways people influence each other through societal institutions, organizations, and groups. Sociology often combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of such varied topics as urban life, family relations, race and ethnicity, social class, social and religious movements, aging, and gender roles. The Sociology major at Pomona College emphasizes social theory and research, and culminates in a senior seminar during the fall semester in which students write a critical synthesis of sociological research on a topic of their choice. Students also have the option of completing a senior thesis in which they carry out an original research project under the direction of one or two faculty members. The department also offers a minor.

Many sociology majors are able to study abroad for a semester during their junior year, for example, in Spain, Brazil, Greece, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic. After the sophomore and junior year, sociology majors can seek summer internships or research opportunities as a way to investigate possible career directions.

Faculty
Name/ContactTitleProfileWebPhoneLocation
Lynn RapaportProfessor and Department Chair (909) 607-4349Hahn 219
Colin BeckAssistant Professor (909) 621-8510Hahn 218
Carina Karapetian GiorgiVisiting Assistant Professor (909) 607-2228Hahn 211
Jill GrigsbyProfessor (909) 607-3026Hahn 217
Gilda OchoaProfessor (909) 607-2604Hahn 220
Hung ThaiAssociate Professor (909) 607-3922Hahn 222
Emeriti Faculty
Name/ContactTitleProfileWebPhoneLocation
Robert HermanProfessor Emeritus (909) 607-2439Hahn 109
Adjunct/Performance Faculty
Name/ContactTitleProfileWebPhoneLocation
Andy Lee RothLecturer (909) 607-4563Hahn 106
Staff
Name/ContactTitlePhoneLocation
Sheri SardinasAcademic Department Coordinator (909) 607-3027Hahn 212
Student Liaisons
Name/ContactExtension
Carlos Ballesteros
Amanda Coba
Mia  Hahn
Teara Kemp
Emma Rottenborn
Katherine Valentine

Mailing AddressPomona College, Sociology, 420 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 607-3027

Fax(909) 607-7882

Campus LocationHahn Building

sheri.sardinas@pomona.edu