Sociology and Geography
Sociology is a discipline within the social sciences that studies society and human relations within a societal context. Sociological research in the social sciences department focuses primarily on the status of underrepresented minorities in both American and international society, as well as societal impacts on the environment with a connection to both our political science and environmental and energy policy research. Our sociological research employs a place-based methodology emphasizing geography and demography techniques.
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International/transnational development; Faith-based development; Gender; Human rights; Global service learning; African studies (Niger)
Transboundary Water Governance; Water Security; Political and Cultural Geography; Environmental Governance; Nature-Society
Rural Sociology; Population and Environment; Environmental Sociology; Community Engaged Scholarship; Internal Migration; GIS and spatial analysis