Why Study Sociology?

Sociology is the study of society, focusing on the social lives of people, groups, and their relationships to one another. Sociology students examine how their behavior is shaped by the groups they belong to, and the society in which they live. Sociology courses offered at Prairie State College range from introductory surveys that introduce students to the field of sociology, to specific examinations of topics relating to issues like race relations, gender, marriage and the family, and identity.

Degrees and Certificates
View the curriculum for each program in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire catalog online. An archive of previous catalogs and addenda is also available.

Please visit Career Programs and Transfer Degrees, where you will find information describing the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.

A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.


Craig Mulling
Professor, Sociology
Office 2622
(708) 709-3625

Dr. Mulling earned his B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College, his M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.

Lalinda De La Fuente
Associate Professor of Sociology
Coordinator, Department of Social Sciences
Office 2153
(708) 709-3771

Professor De La Fuente earned her B.S. from Florida International University, and her M.A. from Roosevelt University.

Adjunct Faculty

A number of dedicated adjunct faculty members offer sociology courses at PSC. Adjunct faculty can be reached via the contact information you will receive the first day of class. You may also try stopping by the Adjunct Faculty Office, located on the fourth floor of Main Building in room 4195, when your professor is on campus.