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 2003

Drug Wars, George W. Dowdall

Health on Health Care Delivery, George W. Dowdall

Making the Transition into Other Administrative Roles, George W. Dowdall

Section on Communication and Information Technologies Refefeed Roundtables, George W. Dowdall

Teaching a Study Tour about Drug Policy and Treatment: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, George W. Dowdall

The Functions and Dysfunctions of Youth Alcohol Use, George W. Dowdall

The Myths of College Alcohol Use, George W. Dowdall

Using the Internet to Improve AIDS Services, George W. Dowdall

Childrearing Strategies and Philosophies Among Low-Income, Single, Latina, White, and African American Mothers, Maria Kefalas

Straight Out of the Heartland: Transitions to Adulthood Among Rural Iowa Adults, Maria Kefalas

What Every Republican (And Some Democrats) Want to Know: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage, Maria Kefalas

Working-Class Heroes: Protecting Home, Community and Nation in Chicago Neighborhood, Maria Kefalas

Adventures in Research: Training Data Analysis, Kim A. Logio

Gender, Race, Childhood Abuse, and Body Image among Adolescents, Kim A. Logio

You Are What You Eat: Gender, Race, Childhood Abuse and Body Image Among Adolescents, Kim A. Logio

Federal Drug Trafficking Sentences: A Multilevel Analysis of Court and Familial Contexts, Melissa A. Logue

A community rich in people and promise: the Urban Service Team at La Parroquia del Santo Nombre (Holy Name) in Camden, New Jersey, Richard Malloy S.J.

Theories of Crime: A Reader, Claire M. Renzetti

Women, Men, and Society, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 2002

'Marital Rape 101'; 'Marital Rape 202'; and 'Pregnancy and Sexual Violence', Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Pregnant Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Rape in Intimate Partnerships, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Rape in Marriage, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Reaching out to Survivors of Wife Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Bullets Don't Have No Name on Them: Young People, Exposure to Violence and Informal Social Control in Three Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Patrick Carr

Bullets Don't Have No Name on Them: Young People, Exposure to Violence and Informal Social Control in Three Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Patrick Carr

Developmental Pathways after Military Service in Young Adulthood, Patrick Carr

Sometimes It's More Than Just Class and Race, Patrick Carr

You Can Hang With Us But: Peers and the Options for Being Non-Deliquent in High Crime Neighborhoods, Patrick Carr

Access to Medicaid for Women with HIV Infection: A National Feasibility Study, George W. Dowdall

Community Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief: Request for Information Results, George W. Dowdall

Finding Out What Works and Why: A Guide to Evaluating College Prevention Programs and Policies, George W. Dowdall

Measuring Trends in Youth Well-Being: Philadelphia's Report Card, George W. Dowdall

NIAAA Task Force Recommendations, George W. Dowdall

Rating Youth Violence and Substance Abuse in a Large American City, George W. Dowdall

Studying College Alcohol Use: Widening the Lens, Sharpening the Focus, George W. Dowdall

Chicago's Last Garden Spot, Maria Kefalas

Domesticity, Bungalows, and Working-Class Identity, Maria Kefalas

Familial Based Justice: Examining Race Differences in Sentencing Among Female Offenders, Melissa A. Logue

The Study of Sociology, Robert K. Moore

Criminology, Claire M. Renzetti

'Private' Crime in Public Housing: Violent Vicitmization, Fear of Crime, and Social Isolation among Women Public Housing Residents, Claire M. Renzetti

Same-Sex Abuse, Claire M. Renzetti

Sociologists and Society in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Claire M. Renzetti

Twenty-First Century Sociology: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse and Changing Society, Claire M. Renzetti

Women's Experiences of Intimate Violent Victimization in Four Philadelphia Public Housing Developments, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 2001

Baby Think It Over: Not Yet Ready, Marybeth F. Ayella

College Student Opinion on Cults: Are They Crazy or Lonely?, Marybeth F. Ayella

Gender and College Students' Opinions on Cults, Marybeth F. Ayella

Insane Therapy, Marybeth F. Ayella

Backlash in the Classroom: The Response of Students to Feminist Research on Violence against Women, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Marital Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Understanding Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence in Pregnancy, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Rape in Martial Relationships, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Sourcebook on Violence against Women, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Missing Peace: Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

A World of Dangers: How Youth Negotiate High-Crime Neighborhoods, Patrick Carr

Bringing the Victim Back In: The Experience of Victims of Juvenile Crime in Philadelphia, Patrick Carr

Review of "The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class and Immigration", Patrick Carr

Victims of Juvenile Crime, Patrick Carr

Excessive Drinking on America's College Campuses, George W. Dowdall

Excessive Drinking on America's College Campuses, George W. Dowdall

Navigating Legislatures as a Sociologist, George W. Dowdall

Philadelphia Safe and Sound: The City's Inititative for Kids, George W. Dowdall

Substance Abuse and Violence: Philadelphia's Report Card on Children and Youth, George W. Dowdall

Substance Abuse and Violence: Philadelphia's Report Card on Youth, George W. Dowdall

Labor of Love: Motherhood, Meaning, and Making Order' Among Low-Income Single, White Mothers, Maria Kefalas

What Role do Children Play in the Lives of Low-Income Single Mothers?, Maria Kefalas

Body Image Among Adolescents: The Effects of Gender, Race, and Abuse, Kim A. Logio

Victim Experience in Juvenile Court, Kim A. Logio

Victims of Juvenile Crime, Kim A. Logio

The Imposition and Effects of Restitution in Four Counties, Melissa A. Logue

The Imposition and Effects of Restitution in Pennsylvania, Melissa A. Logue

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Dubuque, Robert K. Moore

And the Bear Just Keeps on Dancing: Violence Against Women in the Context of a Violent Society, Claire M. Renzetti

Challenges of the Twenty-First Century: The Role of Sociologists in Shaping the Future of Our Society, Claire M. Renzetti

"One Strike and You're Out": Implications of a Federal Crime Control Policy for Battered Women, Claire M. Renzetti

Private Crime in Public Housing: Violent Victimization, Fear of Crime, and Social Isolation among Women Public Housing Residents, Claire M. Renzetti

Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, Claire M. Renzetti

Theories of Crime, Claire M. Renzetti

Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering, Claire M. Renzetti

Violent Victimization of Women Public Housing Residents: Does Level of Collective Efficacy Make a Difference?, Claire M. Renzetti

Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Original Feminist Readings, Claire M. Renzetti

Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Original Feminist Readings, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 2000

Exploring the Connection between Pornography and Sexual Violence, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Instructor's Manual for "Social Problems: Society in Crisis," 5th Edition, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Pregnancy and Wife Rape: Understanding Women's Experiences, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Rape Laws, Spousal Exemptions, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Sexual Abuse in Intimate Relationships, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Study Guide for Curran and Renzetti "Social Problems: Society in Crisis," 5th Edition, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence during Pregnancy: An Exploratory Study, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Women's Experiences of Violence and Pregnancy, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

La Violence Des Jeunes Aux Etat Unis, Patrick Carr

Access to HIV/AIDS Drugs for Title III and Title IV Clients, George W. Dowdall

College Binge Drinking and Jesuit Higher Education, George W. Dowdall

Completing an ASA Congressional Fellowship, George W. Dowdall

Environmental Correlates of Underage Alcohol Use and Related Problems of College Students, George W. Dowdall

Excessive Drinking on America's College Campuses: A Report from Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr, George W. Dowdall

Finding a Hill Placement as a Congressional Fellow, George W. Dowdall

Finding a Hill Placement as a Congressional Fellow, George W. Dowdall