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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The School of History and Sociology is Hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

The School of History and Sociology at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We are especially interested in applications in sociology of technology or sociology of science, with a preference for sociology of technology. Candidates whose work includes areas outside the United States are encouraged to apply.  View the call for applications for more information. 

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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 dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

Fall 2018 Speaker Series

The School of History and Sociology presents the Fall 2018 Speakers Series.

  • Tuesday September 25 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    "Uneven Urbanization in China: Causes and Consequences"

    Location: Clary Theater, Student Success Center

    In this lecture, Deborah Davis summarizes the macrolevel shifts in China between 1980 and 2015 and draws on current research to discuss …

  • Thursday September 27 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    History and Sociology Club Meeting

    Location: TBD

    The next meeting of the History and Sociology Club will be held on Thursday, September 27th.

  • Thursday October 11 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spring Preview Party

    Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, room 104 (The "Mel")

    Come and get a sneak peek of all the HSOC classes being offered in the spring, mingle with faculty and students, have some lunch, and …

  • Monday October 15 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    HSOC Fall 2018 Speakers Series - Kate Pride Brown

    Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, room 104 (the "Mel")

    The School of History and Sociology presents the third speaker in the fall 2018 speakers series, Dr. Kate Pride Brown from Georgia Tech.

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