Explore the Past, Engage the Present, Define the Future – The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.

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School of History and Sociology Updates

Fall 2019 Speaker Series


The School of History and Sociology presents the Fall 2019 Speakers Series.

The theme of this semester's seven-part series is "Global Environments."

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About the School of History and Sociology


The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators.

HSOC is comprised of historians and sociologists dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

  • Thursday November 14 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Religious, Social and Political Values of Chinese Christians

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center

    Based on questionnaires and extensive interviews, this lecture attempts to shed some empirical and comparative light on the religiosity and …

  • Wednesday November 20 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    HSOC Undergraduate Research Symposium

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Hall Building, Room 102

    The HSOC Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for students in our capstone seminars and those doing independent undergraduate …

  • Wednesday November 20 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ivan Allen College ‘Rejuvenation Station’ - A Holiday Pretzel Bar

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location: Savant Building, Room, 1st floor, 631 Cherry St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts dean’s office invites our majors and graduate students, faculty, and staff to take a break and …

  • Friday February 7 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Shadow Day! Experience Liberal Arts @ Georgia Tech!

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location: Bill Moore Student Success Center

    Experience Liberal Arts @ Georgia Tech!

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