The mission of the Department of Sociology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is to be a Place of Excellence in the scholarship of instruction through its undergraduate and graduate programs; in the scholarship of discovery as reflected in the research of faculty and students; and, the scholarship of application through service activities and consultation within the State of Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Sociology at UH Mānoa is intent on teaching, exploring, and actively participating in our part of the world. We prepare the finest young scholars of Hawai‘i, the Asia-Pacific Region and elsewhere to succeed as academics, researchers, service providers, or as leaders and good citizens in their own societies. We use our natural resources of location, people, and relationships to generate new knowledge about life on an island, in the middle of the Pacific, with a true multiethnic mix of peoples. We focus on topics of relevance to Hawai‘i and our neighbors around the Pacific but within a strong disciplinary focus: comparative sociology of Asia and Hawai‘i; comparative criminology and the sociology of law in the Hawai‘i and Asian context; sociology of health, medicine, and aging; and, race and ethnic relations. We share our knowledge and skill within the State of Hawai‘i and across the Asia-Pacific Region through service research, consultation and above all, we use our “sociological imagination” for the betterment of the people of the region.
Sociology at Mānoa humbly stands on the shoulders of giants, our founders, the dedicated social scientists who had the forethought to make sociology one of the first disciplines of the University of Hawai‘i. As one of the first established and principal disciplines in the Social Sciences, Sociology continues to offer theoretical paradigms and methods of empirical research for the examination of social relationships, the dynamics of social change, and the maintenance of social order in societies.
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