Department of Sociology

Sociology — the study of social life — investigates topics ranging from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from racial divisions to shared beliefs. A Sociology major at UNO acquires a firm grounding in sociological theories and research methods that will help navigate these complex issues.

Left to Chance: Hurricane Katrina takes us into two African American neighborhoods—working-class Hollygrove and middle-class Pontchartrain Park—to learn how their residents have experienced “Miss Katrina” and the long road back to normal life.