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Sociology Program Overview

The sociological frame of reference, with its built-in procedure of looking for levels of reality other than those given in the official interpretations of society, carries with it a logical imperative to unmask the pretensions and the propaganda by which men cloak their actions with each other.
Dr. Peter Berger, quoted in Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology.

Auguste Comte first realized the need for a science of society while writing during the French Revolution. These revolutionary days cried out for sociological analysis--to answer how and why such events occur. this is no different than today's need to understand 9/11, the Iraq War, globalization, family changes, and any other social events. 

Sociologists are experts in understanding society and the interactions of individuals. Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Have received a well-rounded liberal arts education.
  • Have learned the basics of research.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Be a qualified candidate for jobs in business and with the government.  

Student Organizations

Members of Tarleton's Sociology Club gathered for a group photo in the campus amphitheater.

Tarleton's Sociology Club

Tarleton's Sociology Club, was founded in 1995 as a resource to students interested in broadening their sociological knowledge. The Sociology Club serves to open discussion of important events, enhance classroom learning, and highlight topics impacting society as a whole. For more information, contact Dr. Jason LaTouche.

Three students stand in front of Tarleton Business Center.

Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society

Our organization seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Cavazos


Brush up on sociological topics with these recommended sites:

Sociology Faculty
Name Title Office Phone
Dr. Robert Cavazos Assistant Professor O.A. Grant Building, Room 348 254-968-9619
Dr. Atsuko Kawakami Associate Professor O.A. Grant Building, Room 347 254-968-9882
Dr. Jason LaTouche Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Academic Assessment Administration Building, Room 220 254-968-9981