We Build Cross-Cultural Leaders!
Complementary Support Clusters for Sociology Majors
One of the Most Flexible Majors at USMA
|LTC Remi Hajjar||Dr. Morten Ender||CPT Jacob Absalon||CPT Jessica Dawson|
|PL393: Criminology||PL363: Qualitative Research Methods||PL371: Intro to Sociology||PL384: Sociological Theory|
|PL482: Armed Forces in Society||PL372: Marriage and the Family||PL377: Social Inequality|
|PL488D: Sociology of Military Films||LD700: Organization, Culture and Socialization|
Why Major in Sociology?
The Sociology Program at West Point builds cross-cultural leaders and provides one of the most flexible majors at the Academy!
We study human social behavior in small groups, organizations, and entire societies. These are merely a few questions that sociology majors study in-depth:
What makes groups unite?
What social processes bring groups and societies together, and also cause clashes?
What do leaders need to know about people and groups to effectively lead in the Twenty-First Century?
We study culture, crime and deviance, the family, morality, organizational systems, the military, leadership, sociological theory, movies, social media, social inequality, and many other topics.
The Sociology Program contributes to the Academic Program Goals and helps develop leaders of character. Here are some ways the Sociology Program contributes to West Point's goals and mission:
- Build dynamic leaders
- Cultivate cross-cultural competence
- Develop a social-historical perspective
- Understand human behavior by conducting research
- Foster effective communication skills
- Develop strong social-moral awareness and foundations
- Become life-long learners
- Value creative and critical thinking
Studying sociology at USMA develops effective leaders and informed citizens of character.
|PL372: Marriage and Family||PL482: Armed Forces and Society|
|PL371: Introductory Sociology||PL488D: Sociology Colloquium|
|PL 377: Social Inequality||PL393: Criminology|
|PL384: Sociological Theory||PL363: Qualitative Social Research Methods|
Depth of Discipline Electives
|PL361: Social Research Methods||PL498: Advanced Behavioral Sciences|
|PL497: Seminar in Behavioral Sciences||PL383: Social Psychology|
SS381: Cultural Anthropology
Complementary Support Course Clusters
Cadets will select one CSC group and take three courses in that cluster. The Red Book contains specific course requirements.
|Sociology of Networks and Cyber||Sociology of Organizational Leadership & Management
|Management||Sociology of Culture|
|Historical Sociology||Environmental Sociology|
|Sociology and Mathematics||Sociology of Law|
|Sociology of Exercise & Sport||Sociology of the Military|
|Sociology of Race & Ethnicity||Sociology of Politics and Government|
|Sociology of Sex/Gender|
|Sociology of Art & Film||Sociology of Peace & Conflict|