Department of Sociology News
The sociology department teaches courses that concern human behavior, social life and social change. Many topics are examined, including marriage and family, religion, crime and delinquency, deviance, work and occupations, leisure and sports, economic inequalities, race and ethnic relations, and gender.
Current Sociology News
A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’
UNLV sociology doctoral students study how two politically polarized activist groups use social media to organize and impact legislation.
Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.
Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.
Sociology doctoral student Nick Mac Murray studies activists working to change how America views and approaches the burials of their dearly departed.
Four students on the chances they’ve taken, the confidence they’ve gained, and the dreams they continue to chase.
Sociology In The News
It’s one thing to give up plastic straws and recycle daily. But ecosexuals take their love for the planet to an entirely new level. What exactly is ecosexuality? It's a trending sexual identity that means everything from literally having sex with the Earth to getting it on in the most eco-friendly way possible.
When doctors said her youngest child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then they said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor.
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas sociology professor said Tuesday that gambling reflects the risks inherent in modern capitalism and the pursuit of the American Dream and that its growth is being led in part by growing income equality.
For many of us, it’s hard to talk about or even think about our own death or that of a loved one. But a group of people, known as ecological death activists, are suggesting that we think about more environmentally sound approaches to traditional burials.
A mother and her son graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas together on Saturday.
Few experiences are more painful than losing someone we love, and the grief only continues as burial arrangements are made. On that terrible day when we have to inter a loved one, it’s difficult enough to cope with the act, let alone think beyond it.