The Fight for Disability Rights

Elmhurst history professor and scholar Lindsey Patterson rethinks the history of disability-rights activism.




What are the causes of injustice? What impact do class, race and gender have on our lives? How can social ills be ameliorated? As a student of sociology at Elmhurst, you’ll explore those questions and prepare for a fulfilling career.

At Elmhurst you’ll work with faculty members who have deep experience in the field, both as scholars and as practitioners in sociology and social services. But their primary passion is teaching. In small classes, you’ll get the one-on-one attention you need to reach your potential.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to work in the field before graduation. You might help investigate child abuse reports, shadow a school social worker or develop recreation activities for area youth. Or you might design your own independent research project, studying anything from attitudes toward cultural diversity to bulimia among college women. Either way, you’ll build strong skills and an impressive resume.

Elmhurst sociology graduates are well prepared to succeed in graduate school or in a dynamic career in social services, management, public relations, human resources or government, to name a few. With a degree in sociology from Elmhurst, you’ll be ready to reach your full potential.

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