Sociology studies human behavior, particularly in an urban or industrial social setting. Our courses give you a basis to recognize and predict human actions while also being aware of your influence on society. We focus on a number of topics, including current social problems, race, and ethnic relations, sex, gender, and gender identity, family and relationships, social movements, and more. We will give you the tools you need to transfer and pursue a four-year degree. Get a career in social work, research and many other advanced fields that will allow you to put your time here to good use.
The mission of the Sociology Department is to serve a diverse student population in the community college and promote active learning and critical thinking skills, inspire social change, and build community through in depth study of society—its groups and institutions, social inequities, human behavior and the student’s role in their surroundings.
Professor Caperello teaches Introduction to Sociology at Sierra College. Her college career began at the community college level, attending both... More
Kathy graduated from Chico State with a double major in Sociology and Psychology. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Sociology and began... More
For more than 30 years Professor Joe Farrelly has developed and managed social services programs in both public and nonprofit agencies, and has... More
Jennifer received her Master of Arts degree in Sociology in 2002 and began teaching Sociology at Sierra College in 2005. Prior to teaching at... More
Megan started teaching Sociology and Women's Studies in 1999 after receiving her Master of Arts degree in Sociology in 1998. She teaches the full... More