Disciplines in the social sciences challenge a diverse student body to achieve academic excellence by developing their critical thinking and communication skills along with a global understanding of the interdependence of political, economic, social and cultural themes through the study of the world's past and present. We emphasize an appreciation and analysis of multicultural contributions to our modern world. Through our commitment to equity and inclusiveness, the social sciences encourages social and ethical responsibility. 

Sociology Department Overview

Vision Statement

The Department of Sociology at Shasta College is dedicated to the inspiration and education of students in the discipline of Sociology. Our vision is to encourage our students, our colleagues, and the community we live in to foster a greater awareness and understanding of the social issues and sociological forces that affect us all. We promote ways of imagining and re-imagining the common good and encourage the use of knowledge and skills to realize a more just society. 

Mission Statement

To achieve our Vision, our Mission is to generate knowledge, build stronger communities and promote understanding of social forces. Our commitment is to superior, quality teaching and learning which will propel students into and engage faculty in a lifelong search for greater knowledge and understanding of our social world. Our students will expand their knowledge and critical thinking, hone analytic skills, and learn to use sociological tools to understand complex social issues, patterns of social structure, and the interplay between biography and history within their program of study and their everyday lives.

We will use our understanding of group processes and organizational dynamics to promote a deeper appreciation for the experience and diversity of our society, especially those who may be disenfranchised by the social structures that currently exist. Our goal is to share the importance of respect for the dignity of all humankind.