Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
From its inception in the nineteenth century, sociology has been concerned with understanding the growth and evolution of modern societies. Classical sociologists attempted to identify universal laws of human behaviour which would help them to understand the nature of social change and social order, the role of the individual in relation to the broader society, and the production and reproduction of social inequalities. While contemporary sociologists have abandoned the search for universal laws, the discipline continues to study the social context of human action, and has contributed substantially to knowledge and understanding of our own world.