The combined major in Philosophy and Sociology brings together sociology’s explorations into the nature of social life, institutions, and change with philosophical reflection on what makes for a society that is just and promotes human flourishing. Training in sociology will prepare students to understand and apply the theories and methods of social science to understand how society works, while philosophy will help them formulate and test ideas about what we should value in society, and whether and how we should seek to change it.  Both departments provide small classes, as well as research and internship opportunities that allow students to use their skills in practical ways, taking advantage of Butler’s connections with the Indianapolis community.