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 1992

Researching Sensitive Topics, Claire M. Renzetti

Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships, Claire M. Renzetti

Women, Men, and Society, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1991

Dealing with Stigma: Rebuilding a Life After Being in a Psychotherapy Cult, Marybeth F. Ayella

Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1990

Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Paul P. Andrews

'They Must Be Crazy': Some Difficulties in Researching 'Cults', Marybeth F. Ayella

Questioning the Myths of Marital Rape, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Economic Antecedents of Mental Hospitalization: A 19th Century Time-Series Test, George W. Dowdall

'State Medicine': The American State Mental Hospital, George W. Dowdall

Widening Vision: Photographs as Data, George W. Dowdall

Affirmative Action, Claire M. Renzetti

Equal Pay Act of 1963, Claire M. Renzetti

Marital Rape, Claire M. Renzetti

Problems of Researching Sensitive Topics: An Overview and Introduction, Claire M. Renzetti

Rape and Sexual Assult, Claire M. Renzetti

Sex Role, Claire M. Renzetti

Socialist Feminism, Claire M. Renzetti

Social Problems: Society in Crisis. 2nd Edition, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1989

19th Century American Institutions and the Emergence of Bureaucracy, George W. Dowdall

Economic Antecedents of Mental Hospitalization: A Nineteenth-Century Time-Series Test, George W. Dowdall

Photographs as Text: An Analysis of Images from a Mental Hospital, George W. Dowdall

Review of "Approaches to Social Research", George W. Dowdall

Erosion of Labor Unions, Robert K. Moore

Review of "From Fire to Rust: Business, Technology, and Work at the Lackawanna Steel Plant, 1899-1983", Robert K. Moore

The Growth of Temporary Employment Relationship: How Applied Sociology Views Flexibility and Inequality in the New Economy, Robert K. Moore

Building a Second Closet: Third Party Responses to Victims of Lesbian Partner Abuse, Claire M. Renzetti

Building a Second Closet: Third Party Responses to Victims of Lesbian Partner Abuse, Claire M. Renzetti

Naming the Violence: Implications for Criminologists and Practitioners from the Study of Homosexual Partner Abuse, Claire M. Renzetti

Women, Men and Society: The Sociology of Gender, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1988

American Labor Law and Workplace Control: Addressing the Issues of Deindustrialization and the Increased Utilization of Temporary Labor, Robert K. Moore

Violence in Lesbian Relationships: A Preliminary Analysis of Causal Factors, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1987

'A Most Noble Charity': Health Care Administration at the Buffalo State Hospital, 1880-1980, George W. Dowdall

Mental Illness and the Economy in Nineteenth Century Buffalo, George W. Dowdall

Socio-Graphics: Interactive Software Lessons for Introductory Sociology, George W. Dowdall

Teaching about Computers and Society, George W. Dowdall

Using Computers in Public Mental Health Research and Administration, George W. Dowdall

Who Will Work and at What?, George W. Dowdall

Change and Continuity: Steel Workers in Homestead, PA, 1889-1895, Robert K. Moore

New Wave or Second Stage? Attitudes of College Women Toward Feminism, Claire M. Renzetti

Social Problems: Society in Crisis, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1986

Radical Self-Transformation in a Group, Marybeth F. Ayella

The Development of a 'Cult' of Femininity in an Alternative Psychotherapy Center, Marybeth F. Ayella

'A Most Noble Charity': Admission to the Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane, 1880-1891, George W. Dowdall

Medical History/Medical Sociology: Barriers and Benefits, George W. Dowdall

The Birth of the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane: James Platt White and the Professionalization of Medicine, George W. Dowdall

Using Computers to Teach Sociology: A Departmental Survey. III, George W. Dowdall

A Change in Continuity: Populism in Homestead PA 1892-1894, Robert K. Moore

Structural Constraints on Legislative Reform: Guinean Women and the Promise of Liberation, Claire M. Renzetti

Symbolic Solutions in the Age of Reform: The Legislation of Morality in Progressive New York, Claire M. Renzetti

The Dilemmas of Modernization: A Case Study, Claire M. Renzetti

The Role of Women in Economic Development in the Republic of Guinea, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1985

Insane Therapy: Case Study of the Social Organization of a Psychotherapy Cult (Control), Marybeth F. Ayella

The Effects of Pornography: Is There Room for Debate?, Marybeth F. Ayella

Using Computers to Teach Sociology: A Departmental Survey. II, George W. Dowdall

Using Computers to Teach Sociology: A Depatemental Survey. I, George W. Dowdall

Advances toward Gender Equality in the Republic of Guinea, Claire M. Renzetti

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Women, Work and Employment Legislation, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1984

Social and Legal Approaches to Sex Harassment, Marybeth F. Ayella

Occupational Problems, Unemployment and Mental Illness: How a Community Mental Health Center Deals with Job Troubles, George W. Dowdall

Crime and Justice in the Republic of Guinea, Claire M. Renzetti

Criminal Justice in the Revolutionary People's Republic of Guinea, Claire M. Renzetti

Teaching Criminology from a Feminist Perspective, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1983

Stress and Unemployment, George W. Dowdall

Female Circumcision: The Triumph of Custom over the Rule of Law, Claire M. Renzetti

Feminist Perspectives in Criminology Classes, Claire M. Renzetti

Review of "With Liberty and Justice for Some: A Review Essay of Women and the Law", Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1982

Alternative Conceptions of Class and Status and Symptoms of Psychological Distress, George W. Dowdall

Correlates and Consquences of Socioeconomic Differences among Chicanos, Blacks, and Anglos in the Southwest: A Study of Metropolitan Structure, George W. Dowdall

Employment and Mental Hospitalization: The Case of Buffalo, New York, 1914-1955, George W. Dowdall

Mental Hospitalization and Economic Decline in Buffalo, George W. Dowdall

Partners in Interinstitutional Cooperation: The State University College at Buffalo and the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, George W. Dowdall

Program Evaluation at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center: An Overview, George W. Dowdall

Residential Segregation, Metropolitan Structure, and Socio-economic Differences among Southwestern Anglos, Blacks, and Chicanos in 1970, George W. Dowdall

Consorting and Cooperating: Obstacles to the Development of Sisterhood within a Denominational Institution, Claire M. Renzetti

Female Circumcision: Cultural Heritage vs. Women's Liberation, Claire M. Renzetti

Purity vs. Politics: The Legislation of Morality in Progressive New York, 1890-1920, Claire M. Renzetti

The Role of Women in Private Security, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1981

Employment and Mental Hospitalization: The Case of Buffalo, New York, 1914-1955, George W. Dowdall

Evaluability Assessment, George W. Dowdall

Nonacademic Careers for Sociologists: The Case of State Mental Health, George W. Dowdall

Sociologist and the Attica Trials: 'Jury Work' as Self Defense and the Limits of Law Reform, George W. Dowdall

Women, Crime, and Gender Roles: A Critical Reappraisal, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1980

Feminism under Socialism: Some Preliminary Considerations, Claire M. Renzetti

Nineteenth Century Conceptions of Female Criminality, Claire M. Renzetti

Rape Crisis Counseling and the Culture of Individualism, Claire M. Renzetti

Rape Suicide: The History of an Idea and Its Implications for Women's Reproductive Freedom, Claire M. Renzetti

Socialism and Women's Liberation in Guinea, Claire M. Renzetti

The New Female Criminal: Myth or Reality, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1979

Alternative Conceptions of Class and Status and Symptoms of Psychological Distress, George W. Dowdall

Demography, George W. Dowdall

Emile Durkheim, George W. Dowdall

How to Do a Survey for Use in Jury Selection, Challenging Composition and Transferring the Place of Trial, George W. Dowdall

Occupational Problems, Unemployment and Mental Illness: How a Community Mental Health Center Deals with Job Troubles, George W. Dowdall

Residential Segregation, Metropolitan Structure and Socioeconomic Differences among Southwestern Anglos, Blacks, and Chicanos in 1970, George W. Dowdall

Theories and Definitions of Rape by Rape Crisis Counselors: A Break with Tradition?, Claire M. Renzetti

Theories and Definitions of Rape by Rape Crisis Counselors: A Break with Tradition?, Claire M. Renzetti

Submissions from 1978

Comments on Kay's 'The Myth of Nonacademic Employment: Observations on the Growth of an Ideology'", George W. Dowdall

Submissions from 1977

Demographers and the Courts: Cases and Problems, George W. Dowdall

Intermetropolitan Differences in Family Income Inequality: An Ecological Analysis of Total, White, and Nonwhite Patterns in 1960, George W. Dowdall