Sociology department changes name, offers new opportunities to students

The UNA Department of Sociology officially changed its name to the Department of Sociology and Family Studies Sept. 14.

The change was made to better reflect the courses of study that the department offers, said Dr. Jerri Bullard, chair of the sociology department.

“Several years ago we implemented a family studies minor in order to broaden the knowledge base of our students,” she said, “We realized that we wanted students to know that the family studies field is part of what we do.” 

Amber Paulk, professor of family studies, said some sociology courses have been slightly restructured as part of the expansion. A new course, called Family Life Education, is also being offered.

Check out next week’s issue of The Flor-Ala for more on changes in the sociology department.