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Queen's University
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About Us

Sociologists critically assess 'common sense' answers to all questions about social relationships, and undertake research that contributes to more adequate, thoughtful and systematic understandings of all aspects of the social world.


Our department offers a broad range of courses that equip students theoretically, methodologically and substantively for graduate work, professional programs, and careers in media, management, the non-profit sector including international development and social, health and personal services.  The Department of Sociology at Queen's focuses on critical social inquiry and in-depth research, offering students challenging projects and world-class resources to complete them.

Students will find special emphasis in four major areas that are crucial for understanding contemporary life in Canada and throughout the world: socio-legal including criminology, information and communication technologies, feminist studies, and critical sociological theory.

Our faculty members are well-published scholars with national or international reputations, yet they still manage to maintain an open-door policy and establish supportive, mentoring relationships with students.

 The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask not more than complicitous silence.  Pierre Bourdieu


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000