The department of sociology has three main objectives for sociology majors. To a lesser extent, these objectives also apply to students who minor in sociology. The first of these is that students who successfully complete the sociology program will be able to apply a scientific approach to groups and institutions surrounding them, and, in addition, will be able to link this scientific approach to a humanistic understanding of pressing social problems. The second objective is to assist sociology majors to lay a broad and solid foundation for pursuing a career in a wide number of possible fields. Such a foundation enhances occupational flexibility required by a changing and unpredictable labor market. Finally, the department aims to foster critical thinking and aid students in developing their oral and written communications skills

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Submissions from 2017

Housing Mobility and the Intergenerational Durability of Neighborhood Poverty, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Tinkering with the Machinery of Death: An Analysis of Juror Decision-Making in Texas Death Penalty Trials During Two Statutory Eras, Christopher Egan Kelly

Submissions from 2014

Review of "Coffee And Community: Maya Farmers And Fair-Trade Markets", Keith R. Brown

Sociology: The Essentials, Kim A. Logio

Submissions from 2013

Buying Into Fair Trade: Culture, Morality and Consumption, Keith R. Brown

Baltimore Teens and Work: Gendered Opportunities in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Neighbourhood Effects Research: New Perspectives by Maarten Van Ham, David Manley, Nick Bailey, Ludi Simpson, and Duncan Maclennan (Eds.). Review, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

A Taxonomy Of Interrogation Methods, Christopher Egan Kelly

Submissions from 2012

Critical Issues in Intimate Partner Violence, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Critical Reflections On A 'Big Tent' Approach To Reducing Consumption, Keith R. Brown

Social Ties, Social Support, And Collective Efficacy Among Families From Public Housing In Chicago And Baltimore, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Submissions from 2011

"They Must Be Crazy": some of the Difficulties in Researching "Cults", Marybeth F. Ayella

Companion Reader on Violence against Women, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Conversation with Claire M. Renzetti: Religious Commitment and Social Justice: Evolving Perspectives and Applications, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Sexual Assault Services, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Sourcebook on Violence against Women, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

What's Love Got To Do With It?, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

What Would You Do?, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Author Meets Critic: Julie Schor's Book, "Plenitude", Keith R. Brown

Interaction Ritual Chains and the Mobilization of Conscientious Consumers, Keith R. Brown

Moving Teenagers Out Of High-Risk Neighborhoods: How Girls Fare Better Than Boys, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Downward Departures In US Federal Courts: Do Family Ties, Sex, And Race/Ethnicity Matter?, Melissa A. Logue

Submissions from 2010

Cult Fiction: The Laws, Psychology & Behavior of Cults and Extremist Groups, Marybeth F. Ayella

Not Me: Using Memoirs to Develop Understanding of Why People Join and Stay in Cults, Marybeth F. Ayella

Not Me: Using Memoirs to Develop Understanding of Why People Join and Stay in Cults, Marybeth F. Ayella

Discussant: Students for Workers' Rights, Keith R. Brown

“Everyone Had Your Back”: Social Ties, Perceived Safety, and Public Housing Relocation, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Gender Differences in Relocating from Public Housing, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Gendered Employment Patterns for Baltimore Teenagers, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

The Durability of Gains from the Gautreaux Two Residential Mobility Program: A Qualitative Analysis of Who Stays and Who Moves from Low-Poverty Neighborhoods, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Coming of Age in America, Maria Kefalas

Symposium on Immigration Law and Policy, Robert K. Moore

Submissions from 2009

"Are They Crazy? How Television Portrays Cults", Marybeth F. Ayella

"Reconstructing Lives After the Cult: How the Internet Has Helped", Marybeth F. Ayella

Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy: What Does the Research Tell Us?, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Physical and Sexual Violence in Dating Relationships, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Doing Disability: Disability Formations in the Search for Work, Keith R. Brown

The Social Dynamics and Durability of Moral Boundaries, Keith R. Brown

Gang Leader For A Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes To The Streets [review of Gang Leader for a Day, by Sudhir Venkatesh], Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Living on the Wire in Baltimore: Family and Neighborhood Stressors for Teens, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Shifting Lives in Baltimore: Family and Neighborhood Stressors for Teens, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Variations across Families Presentation at the Thinking about the Family in an Unequal Society, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

You Wouldn't Snitch Either: Making Sense of the Stop Snitching Movement and Exploring Its Implications for Crime Control, Susan E. Clampet-Lundquist

Alcohol Consumption on College Campuses, George W. Dowdall

Author Meets Critics: Kathleen Bogle, Hooking Up, George W. Dowdall

College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem, George W. Dowdall

College Drinking: Whose Problem?, George W. Dowdall

Hollowing Out the Middle: Why America's Small Towns are Dying and What Can be Done to Save Them, Maria Kefalas

Teaching the Chinese Heritage to Heritage Versus Non-Heritage Learners: The Case of a Community Weekend School in the United States, Kim A. Logio

Teaching the Chinese Language to Heritage versus Non-Heritage Learners: Parentsâ Perceptions of a Community Weekend School in the United States, Kim A. Logio

Review of "What Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006 (paperback edition, 2009).", Robert K. Moore

Submissions from 2008

Marital Rape/Wife Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Take Back the Night, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Violence against Women during Pregnancy, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 15.0 and 16.0 for Windows, George W. Dowdall

Alcohol Problem Avoidance in College Environments, George W. Dowdall

College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem, George W. Dowdall

Hooking Up, George W. Dowdall

The Connection between 'Hooking Up' and Alcohol Use: What Student Affairs Professionals Should Know, George W. Dowdall

Administration of Children and Families, Promoting Healthy Marriages, Maria Kefalas

Author Meets Critics: Tim Clydesdales's First Year Out, Maria Kefalas

Hollowing Out the Middle: Why America's Small Towns Are Dying and What Can be Done to Save Them, Maria Kefalas

Re-imagining Policy Interventions for Inner City Families, Maria Kefalas

Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage, Maria Kefalas

Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage, Maria Kefalas

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research, Kim A. Logio

Race, Gender, Body Image, and Unhealthy Eating, Kim A. Logio

Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader, Kim A. Logio

Healing Victims and Offenders and Reducing Crime: A Critical Assessment of Restorative Justice Practice and Theory, Meredith Renee Rossner

Restorative Justice and Reoffending, Meredith Renee Rossner

Submissions from 2005

In Shared Governance: What Role for the AAUP?, Robert K. Moore

Philadelphia: A City of Neighborhoods, Robert K. Moore

Submissions from 2004

Media Portrayal of 'Deadly Cults', Marybeth F. Ayella

Best Teaching Practices: Marriage and the Family, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Marital Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Female Juvenile Deliquency, Patrick Carr

Straight from the Heartland: Coming of Age in Ellis, Iowa, Patrick Carr

The Roots of Radical Tension: Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods, Patrick Carr

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research, Data Analysis for Windows Using SPSS Versions 11.0, 11.5 or Higher, George W. Dowdall

Best Teaching Practices: Medical Sociology, George W. Dowdall

Correlates of Rape While Intoxicated in a National Sample of College Women, George W. Dowdall

Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage, Maria Kefalas

Review of "Race in the Schoolyard", Maria Kefalas

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Anaylsis for Windows: Using SPSS Versions 11.0/11.5 or Higher. Third Edition, Kim A. Logio

Keep Me Informed: What Matters for Victims as They Navigate The Juvenile Criminal Justice System in Philadelphia, Kim A. Logio

New Scriptures?: God Communicating Through Popular Culture, Richard Malloy S.J.

The True Catholic University, Richard Malloy S.J.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Medaille College, Robert K. Moore

Submissions from 2003

A National Study of Service Provision to Survivors of Wife Rape: The Response of Battered Women's Shelters, Rape Crisis Centers and Batterer's Intervention Programs, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Family Violence: Clarifying Our Pedagogical Strategies, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Review of "Woman to Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call it Rape?", Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Challenges of Marital Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Criminal Justice System Experience and the Transition to Adulthood: Victims, Offenders and Turning Points, Patrick Carr

Criminological Theory Reader, Patrick Carr

Keep Me Informed: What Matters for Victims as they Navigate the Juvenile Justice System in Philadelphia, Patrick Carr

The New Parochialism: Implications of the Beltway Case for Arguments Concerning Social Control, Patrick Carr

A Call to Action: Challenging the Culture of Drinking at US Colleges, George W. Dowdall

Communicating Research to Policymakers, George W. Dowdall

Drug Wars, George W. Dowdall

Health on Health Care Delivery, George W. Dowdall