sociology department

Year in review: 2016-17

Washington University saw a lot this year, from a presidential debate to NCAA Championship wins. Can’t remember everything that happened?

| Senior News Editor

Sociology department expands, unveils new graduate courses

The sociology department is ahead of schedule in its faculty recruitment plan, with six tenured and tenured-track faculty members and three postdoctoral fellows hired within the first two years of the department’s reestablishment.

| Contributing Reporter

Sociology major, minor approved

For over 25 years, no Washington University student has had the choice to major or minor in sociology. Starting this year, that’s about to change.

| Editor-in-Chief

Return of sociology would be a boon to social sciences

Washington University has not offered a sociology degree to its students since the department closed in 1991, but that may change as administrators contemplate bringing the major back. As one of the only top universities that don’t offer sociology as a major, Washington University is, for once, behind the curve.

Plans to bring back sociology department set in motion with Thorp, Schaal’s support

Twenty-three years after being dissolved as a result of ongoing controversy and diminishing size, a sociology department may return to Washington University. As a historically contentious department, it was shut down in 1991 because of its small size and weakened state.

| News Editor

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