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 2000

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, George W. Dowdall

Progress Report: ASA Congrssional Fellowship, George W. Dowdall

Review of "Crack Mothers: Pregnancy, Drugs, and the Media, George W. Dowdall

Strategic Planning for You and Your Department, George W. Dowdall

Substance Abuse Work Group: Brief Review of Relevant Data, George W. Dowdall

Working as a Congressional Fellow for Senator Biden, George W. Dowdall

Working in a Senate Office as a Congressional Fellow, George W. Dowdall

Labor of Love: Meaning and Motherhood Among Low-Income, Single White Women, Maria Kefalas

Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader, Kim A. Logio

Cross-National Female Labor Force Participation and Female Crime, Melissa A. Logue

Police Behavior Revisited: Theory Testing with Multi-Level Modeling, Melissa A. Logue

Race, Gender and Prison Violence: A test of the Importation and Deprivation Models, Melissa A. Logue

Exploring the Connection Between Pornography and Sexual Violence, Claire M. Renzetti

Family Violence Services in the United States: An Overview and Evaluation with Recommendations for the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, Claire M. Renzetti

Lesbian Partner Battering, Claire M. Renzetti

Living Sociology, Claire M. Renzetti

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

Rape Laws, Spousal Exemptions, Claire M. Renzetti

Social Problems: Society in Crisis, Claire M. Renzetti

Victimization Patterns, USA, Claire M. Renzetti

Women's Experiences of Violence and Pregnancy, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1999

Why Do People Stay in Cults?, Marybeth F. Ayella

'Teaching About Cults' and 'Teaching about the Holocaust', Marybeth F. Ayella

Marital Sexual Assault, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Review of "Athletes and Acquaintance Rape", Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Violence Against Women -- Special Issue: Wife Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Why Men Rape Their Wives, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

What Do Young People Do To Prevent Crime?, Patrick Carr

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows 95/98, Versions 7.5, 8.0, or Higher, George W. Dowdall

College Women and Alcohol Use: Implications for Learning Environments, George W. Dowdall

Mental Hospitals and Deinstitutionalization, George W. Dowdall

Mothers' Ways, Maria Kefalas

The Last Garden: Culture and Place in a White, Working-Class Chicago Neighborhood, Maria Kefalas

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research, Kim A. Logio

Criminal Behavior, Theories of, Claire M. Renzetti

Emerging Trends in Research on Violence against Women, Claire M. Renzetti

Lesbian Battering: Recent Research and Implications for Practice, Claire M. Renzetti

Private Violence in Public Housing: The Experience of Women Residents, Claire M. Renzetti

The Challenges to Feminism Posed by Women's Use of Violence, Claire M. Renzetti

Violence against Women Living in Public Housing, Claire M. Renzetti

Violence and Abuse in Lesbian Relationships: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Issues, Claire M. Renzetti

Violence in Public Housing: The Experience of Women Residents, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1998

Insane Therapy, Marybeth F. Ayella

Research on Children in Cults, Marybeth F. Ayella

Issues in Intimate Violence, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Men and Wife Rape: The Motivations and Characteristics of Husband-Rapists, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Pornography and Sexual Violence against Women: Exploring the Connection, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Providing Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Providing Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual Assualt, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Review of "A Woman Scorned: Acquaintance Rape on Trial", Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Teaching about Sexual Violence and Wife Battering, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Teaching about Sexual Violence and Wife Battering, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Backlash against Wife Abuse and Sexual Violence Research: Lessons from the Classroom, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Inhumanity of Wife Abuse, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Reality of Wife Rape: Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence in Marriage, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Understanding the Motivations of Husband-Rapists, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Working for Change: The Response of Rape Crisis Centers to Wife Rape Survivors, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Binge Drinking among American College Women: A Comparison of Single Sex and Coeducational Institutions, George W. Dowdall

Changes in Binge Drinking and Related Problems among American College Students between 1993 and 1997: Results of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, George W. Dowdall

Distance Learning in Criminal Justice Research Methods, George W. Dowdall

Predictors of Smoking Among US College Students, George W. Dowdall

House, Home, and Home-Making: The Significance of the Domestic Sphere Among White, Working-Class Women in a Chicago Neighborhood, Maria Kefalas

The Last Garden: Culture and Place in a White, Working-Class Chicago Neighborhood, Maria Kefalas

Here's Looking at You Kid: Gender, Race, Body Image and Adolescent Health, Kim A. Logio

Taino Transformations: Place, Pride and Power Among Puerto Rican Leaders in Camden, New Jersey, Richard Malloy S.J.

Connecting the Dots: Women, Public Policy, and Social Control, Claire M. Renzetti

Living Sociology, Claire M. Renzetti

Research on Victims and Victim Services, Claire M. Renzetti

Sociology in the New Millennium: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century, Claire M. Renzetti

Teaching about Violence in Intimate Relationships Using Interactive Methods, Claire M. Renzetti

The Meanings and Motives of Women's Use of Violence in Intimate Violence, Claire M. Renzetti

The Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law, Claire M. Renzetti

Violence against Women: An International, Interdisciplinary Journal, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1997

Studying New Religious Movements, Marybeth F. Ayella

Men and Wife Rape: The Motivations and Characteristics of Husband-Rapists, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Sex and Alcohol, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Intersection of Sexual and Physical Violence in Marriage, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Women's Responses to Wife Rape and Marital Status, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Women's Responses to Wife Rape and Marital Status, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Crime Location, Victim: Problem-Solving in a Chicago Neighborhood, Patrick Carr

Everyone Here is Pointing Fingers': Denial Accountability and Social Control in a White Working Class Neighborhood, Patrick Carr

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

Binge Drinking, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Use and Involvement in College Athletics: A Survey of Students at 140 American Colleges, George W. Dowdall

Distance Learning in Teaching Criminal Justice Research Methods, George W. Dowdall

SPSS or Microcase? Using Statistical Packages in Teaching Sociology, George W. Dowdall

Image is Everything: Race, Gender and Body Image, Kim A. Logio

Smoke and Mirrors: Adolescent Body Images and Smoking Behavior, Kim A. Logio

Confessions of a Reformed Positivist: Feminist Participatory Research as Good Social Science, Claire M. Renzetti

Responding to Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Alternatives for Accountability, Claire M. Renzetti

Review of "Understanding Violence Against Women", Claire M. Renzetti

Violence against Women in Jewish Families, Claire M. Renzetti

Violence and Abuse among Same-Sex Couples, Claire M. Renzetti

Violence in Lesbian and Gay Relationships, Claire M. Renzetti

Women's Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1996

Binge Drinking and Sexual Violence on Campus, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Providing Service to Wife Rape Survivors: The Results of a National Survey, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Review of "Sex, Violence and Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity", Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Church's Response to Domestic Violence: A Call to Action, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

The Response of Battered Women's Movement to Marital Rape: A Workshop for the Service Providers, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Wife Rape: The Past, Present and Future of This Problem, Raquel Kennedy Bergen