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Demography

Demography, or the study of population, has been an area of graduate study within the University of Maryland’s Department of Sociology for many years.

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Social Movements and the State

The Social Movements and the State area at the University of Maryland builds on the faculty's expertise in social movements, collective action, and political decision-making.

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Social Psychology

The University of Maryland’s Department of Sociology offers a rich and varied program in Social Psychology that spans multiple levels of analysis and methodological approaches. Seven faculty members identify social psychology as a principal area of interest.

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Social Inequality & Mobility

Stratification at the University of Maryland is grounded in the classical sociological theories, but goes beyond the original writings to contemporary theory and research.

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Gender Work and Family

The Gender, Work and Family specialty investigates the relationships among the sociology of gender and two closely related fields of family sociology and the sociology of work.