Faculty Spotlight


This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.


Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.


Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.


Study Abroad with Sociology


Glencora '09 chose to study abroad with the International Honors Program (IHP). IHP have various theme based, multi-country study abroad programs. Glencora chose the community health program and traveled to Switzerland, India, China, and South Africa. In her program, Glencora learned how individuals and communities respond to health consequences of their biological,ecological, economic, political and soci-cultural environments. To learn more about IHP programs, visit their website.

Renee and Gambian Children

Renee '09 chose to study abroad with one of St. Mary's signature program in The Gambia. Her work and experience are the premise for her SMP. Her SMP is a demographic profile/population study of the Gambia along with a education study to examine the relationship between education and development in the Gambia.

Molly McKeeMolly McKee '10 chose to study abroad in Alba, another St. Mary's Signature program. The signature program allows students to complete their general education requirements while studying abroad.

Iben Ricket '09 traveled to Patagonia and Easter Island on the Leave No Trace study tour. Students learned and implemented the 7 principles of 'leave no trace' while back packing in Patagonia. The students also learned aboutIben McCormick-Ricket '09archeology and environmental sensitivities in Easter Island.

Other Study Abroad Opportunities

There are many different ways to study abroad as a Sociology major. Here are some useful links to browse while looking for the program that's right for you.

SMCM offers 13 different semester long programs along with an assortment of study tours. For more information, visit the office of International Education.

Other Study Abroad Programs

International Studies Abroad--Provides college students in the U.S. an Canada opportunities to explore the world.

Global Semesters--Semester and Summer study abroad programs for college students that incorporate academic course work and extensive co-curricular travel.

Study Abroad--A comprehensive directory for study abroad programs including summer study abroad, internship, service learning and volunteer abroad programs.