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Congratulations Graduates!

A few words from the Department of Sociology to our graduating seniors.

We are so proud of you, Class of 2020! 

#MGoGrad #UmichSocGrad

The Major of the Month is designed to honor an undergraduate student with outstanding commitment to sociological thinking, research, and the application of social science research to real-world problems. Usually, this honor is given to a specific individual. However, this month, the entire class of senior Sociology Majors was nominated for this award. From faculty to lecturers to GSIs, members of our department have repeatedly remarked upon our seniors’ resilience and commitment to learning during this extraordinary, unprecedented moment in which we find ourselves.

Over these last few weeks, seniors have drawn upon the expertise they have been developing as Sociology majors to understand how topics central to the sociological enterprise – such as inequality, race, poverty, health, law and politics, death and dying, urban sociology, criminal justice, human rights, social isolation, and so on – are impacted by and impacting the COVID-19 crisis. Our senior class has displayed a deep understanding of how a global pandemic is a profoundly sociological phenomenon and shown appreciation for how sociological thinking and methods can be used to help others during a time of crisis. In this moment, each of them have epitomized the sociological spirit that the Major of the Month award was created to honor.

Check out the article linked below for our Senior Class of 2020 profile!