“Sociology… because we investigate the institutions and social processes
that shape human behavior, histories, and opportunities.”

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and the application of knowledge.

Congratulations to Prof. Mehrangiz Najafizadeh on receiving the 2014 Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award!! This major teaching award from the University of Kansas Mortar Board Senior Honor Society was presented by Chancellor Gray-Little on November 14, 2014. 

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