Dalhousie University

Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Sociology

Address:

Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

Halifax, NS

Canada

Phone:

1-902-494-2051

Fax:

1-902-494-1212

Program Information

Degree Offered:

PhD Degree Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.