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This growing site will provide information on applied sociology from contemporary sociologists. As an applied department, the Department of Sociology and Geography at Anne Arundel Community College welcomes you, applied clients and students to use the information on this site.

Applied Sociology: Basics and Background

Question: "What is applied sociology?"  Answered by Jammie Price, Appalachian State University and Steve Steele, Anne Arundel Community College. An excerpt from Applied Sociology- Topics, Terms, Tools and Tasks 1st Edition. Wadsworth, 2004.

Question: "Is applied sociology a new idea?" Answered by Kathy Stolley, Dr. Stolley is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA. in Norfolk, VA. 

Question: "Why Applied Sociology?" Answered by Answered by John E. Glass, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology, Colin County Community College, Frisco, Texas

Question: "To whom is applied sociology important? The Why, What, How, Where and When of Applied Sociology" Answered by Jeanne Ballantine, Applied Sociologist,  Wright State University

Applied Sociology - Examples

Question: “How can a sociologist help Organized Labor?”  Answered by Arthur B. Shostak, Drexel University

Question: "What is an example of applied sociology?" Answered by Jammie Price, Applied Sociologist, Appalachian State University 

Question: "What is an example of applied sociology?" Answered by Earl Babbie, Professor of Sociology and Campbell Professor in Behavioral Sciences, Chapman University

Theory and Applied Sociology

Question: "What is the Place of Theory in Applied Sociology?" Answered by Jay Weinstein, Chair, Department of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.


Question: “What is astrosociology and why is it important to the future of space exploration?” by Jim Pass, PhD, Astrosociology and Space Exploration

Question: "What are some forces that influence (applied) sociology's future?" Answered by Steve Steele, Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College