The Department of Sociology offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Sociology. The department also participates in an interdisciplinary program leading to the Ph.D. degree in Social Psychology. Courses offered by the Sociology Department examine the development of social classes, gender roles, racial prejudices, social analysis of politics, economic structure, the development of modern industrial society, religion, law, and a variety of other issues relevant to the study of society and social structure. These two topics are studied at two different levels: (1) theoretical understandings of major social issues through critical analysis; and (2) practical application of research skills through training in statistics and research methods. Sociology is an appropriate field of study for many students, including those minoring in anthropology, history, political science, economics, journalism, criminal justice, psychology, and business.
Dr. Berch Berberoglu Dr. Berch Berberoglu is Foundation Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1977. He has been teaching and conducting research at the University of Nevada, Reno for the past 34 years. Dr. Berberoglu has written and edited 28 books and many articles. His areas of specialization include globalization, political economy, development, class analysis, political sociology, nationalism and ethno-national conflict, class/race/gender, and comparative-historical sociology. His latest book Political Sociology in a Global Era: An Introduction to the State and Society will be published by Paradigm Publishers in 2012. He is currently working on a new book titled America Beyond Empire: The Promise and the Vision for a New America in the 21st Century, which will be published by Paradigm Publishers in 2013.