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Sociology: Videos

A guide to resources on Sociology.

Attention Students:

 Below you will see examples of videos available in the library's Films on Demand database, but you will need to explore further to find videos on your chosen topic.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand houses a collection of streaming video titles from both academic and mainstream producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History Channel, BBC, National Geographic, and others. Ranging in length from short clips to feature-length documentaries, this collection offers something for researchers in most academic programs and disciplines.


History of Sociology

This program traces the history of sociology and covers major sociological movements. The series also features leading sociologists discussing contemporary social challenges.

Introducing Sociology 

This program is geared to students just starting out in sociology and sets out to make the subject more accessible by illustrating what's meant by a sociological problem, culture, socialization and identity.

Introduction to Sociology: Sociological Theory and Research Methods 

This film reviews the history of sociological theory and provides an understanding of the three major theoretical perspectives— functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism, identifies research methods used by sociologists, and explains how to develop a sociological hypotheses. 

Sociology of Religion

This program covers such topics as secularism, atheism, and agnosticism; highlights the dialectical relationship between religion and society; and looks at Eastern and Western religions.

Sociology of Sports 

This program discusses sports as a social phenomenon. It explores what sports can teach about society and considers how social goals and objectives are reflected in sports.