This program provides exposure to and critical examination of the major topics of theory and research within social psychology and microsociology. Two one-semester courses present a substantive overview of the field. Several specialized courses and seminars are offered on an ad hoc basis. In the past, a research seminar was held weekly to give students and faculty the opportunity to present their ideas and original research for constructive criticism. Faculty are involved in a range of projects involving various topics and research methodologies. These projects often provide research assistantships for graduate students, and some offer opportunities for postdoctoral experience.