Liberal Studies!

For the 2nd in this series to let you know about Spring 2015 classes, we’re going to do a brief overview of classes that meet Liberal Studies requirements.

Cultural Understanding

We are offering 1 in person and 1 online section of SOC 315: American Society and the American Indian and 1 in person and 1 online section of SOC 360: Sociocultural Aging.  SOC 315 also fulfills the Cultural Understanding and Ethnic classification.

Social & Political Worlds

We are offering several sections of SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology; several sections of SOC 204: Sociology of Gender; 3 sections of SOC 210: Social Problems; several sections of SOC 215: Race & Ethnic Relations; 1 section of SOC 217: The Family; both in person and online sections of our topics classes SOC 301; 3 sections of SOC 316: Sociology of Sexuality; and 1 online section of SOC 333: Environment and Society. On the Social Work side of things, we are offering 3 sections of SW 220: People to People.

SOC 215: Race & Ethnic Relations also fulfills Social & Political Worlds & Ethnic Diversity.

US Ethnic Diversity

SOC 215: Race & Ethnic Relations and SOC 315: American Society & The American Indian both fulfill this requirement.

As you can see, we have many courses that would fulfill your Liberal Studies Requirements and help you graduate on time (or even early)!

Class Section Class Description Start Time Days Instructor
SOC 101 001 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 002 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 003 Introduction To Sociology 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 004 Introduction To Sociology 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 005 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 101 006 Introduction To Sociology Online Butcher,R
SOC 204/H 001 Sociology Of Gender 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Hackstaff,K
SOC 204 002 Sociology Of Gender 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Everhart,K
SOC 204 003 Sociology Of Gender 4:00 – 5:15PM TTh Hackstaff,K
SOC 204 004 Sociology Of Gender 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Everhart,K
SOC 204 005 Sociology Of Gender Online Seward,S
SOC 210 001 Social Problems 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Eyraud,T
SOC 210 002 Social Problems 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Degher,D
SOC 210 003 Social Problems Online Garelick,R
SOC 215 001 Race And Ethnic Relations 11:30AM – 12:20PM MWF Eyraud,T
SOC 215 002 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Everhart,K
SOC 215 003 Race And Ethnic Relations 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Tellez,M
SOC 215 004 Race And Ethnic Relations 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Tellez,M
SOC 215 005 Race And Ethnic Relations 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Eyraud,T
SOC 215 006 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 5:15PM TTh Everhart,K
SOC 215 007 Race And Ethnic Relations 4:00 – 6:30PM W Beeman,M
SOC 215 008 Race And Ethnic Relations Online Desmond,D
SOC 217 001 The Family 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 301 002 Topic: Religion And Politics 2:20 – 3:35PM MW Mohamed,M
SOC 301 003 Topic: Faith Based Violence 4:30 – 7:00PM T McKell,D
SOC 301 004 Topic: Sociology Of Food Online Garelick,R
SOC 301 005 Topic: Alcohol, Drugs & Society Online Desmond,D
SOC 301 006 Topic: Alcohol, Drugs & Society Online Desmond,D
SOC 301 007 Topic: Global Enviro Sustainability – DD2 – 4/3 to 5/8/15 Online Schipper,J
SOC 315 001 Amer Society & The Amer Indian 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Willeto,A
SOC 315 002 Amer Society & The Amer Indian Online Willeto,A
SOC 316 001 Sociology Of Sexuality 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Skeen,R
SOC 316 002 Sociology Of Sexuality 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Skeen,R
SOC 316 003 Sociology Of Sexuality Online Van Ness,M
SOC 333 001 Environment And Society – DD1 – 1/12 to 3/1/15 Online Schipper,J
SOC 360 001 Sociocultural Aging 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Mandino,C
SOC 360 002 Sociocultural Aging Online Staskey,D
SW 220 001 People To People 2:20 – 4:50PM M Fritzler,J
SW 220 002 People To People 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Rhodes,M
SW 220 003 People To People 5:30 – 8:00PM W Randolph,N
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Spring Plans!

We’re barely into fall, but we’re already making plans for spring!  The class schedule for Spring 2015 went live a few weeks ago – have you had a chance to look through it to see what classes we’re offering?

If you’d like a little more information on the schedule, we’re going to do a deep dive over the next few days.

First up – Getting To Know Sociology & Social Work.

Have you taken any Sociology or Social Work classes?  Are you interested in either subject, but not absolutely certain where to start?  Well, we offer introductory classes for both subjects:

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology is a great place to start.  Our 101 classes have recently been certified as FYLI courses.  For the spring, we’re offering 2 sections of the class in traditional format (in person only), 3 blended sections (M/W in person + Online), and 1 online section.  Hopefully, between all of the sections, you’ll be able to find something that fits in your schedule!

If you’ve already taken SOC 101 and want to delve a little deeper, we’re offering two sections of SOC 201: Development of Sociological Thought.  This is a great class to take if you want to become more familiar with some of the best known theorists in Sociology.

SOC 210: Social Problems is one of our most popular classes – we’re offering 2 in person and 1 online sections of this class.

For Social Work, SW 220, People to People, is a great place to start.  It’s also a requirement if you want to apply to the BSW program.  We’re offering 3 sections of it in the spring.

Class Section Class Description Start Time Days Instructor
SOC 101 001 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 002 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 4:00 – 5:15PM MW Luna,Y
SOC 101 003 Introduction To Sociology 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 004 Introduction To Sociology 2:20 – 3:35PM TTh Lucas,W
SOC 101 005 Introduction To Sociology – Blended 12:45 – 2:00PM TTh Garelick,R
SOC 101 006 Introduction To Sociology Online Butcher,R
SOC 201 001 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 9:35 – 10:50AM TTh Degher,D
SOC 201 002 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Reed,J
SOC 210 001 Social Problems 12:45 – 2:00PM MW Eyraud,T
SOC 210 002 Social Problems 11:10AM – 12:25PM TTh Degher,D
SOC 210 003 Social Problems Online Garelick,R
SW 220 001 People To People 2:20 – 4:50PM M Fritzler,J
SW 220 002 People To People 8:00 – 9:15AM TTh Rhodes,M
SW 220 003 People To People 5:30 – 8:00PM W Randolph,N
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Coming Attractions!

Are you a student of the social sciences?  Do you like getting together with people and talking about how to change the world?

We may have the perfect thing for you!

The Sociology Program is sponsoring a conference in the spring to be held at the DuBois Center on Friday, March 6, 2015.

We’re calling it the Social Science and Social Change Conference, and all SBS students and faculty are invited to attend and participate.

We really excited to announce that Javier Trevino, the Jane Oxford Keiter Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College AND an alumnus of NAU, will be our keynote speaker on Public Sociology.

If you would like to present at this conference, the deadline to submit a proposal for a presentation is coming right up – November 15th.  Please send your one-page proposal (name, contact info, department affiliation and abstract) to us at sssc.conference@gmail.com.

For more information, you can go to our Conference Page.  Any questions, feel free to stop by the department office or contact us at the above email!

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New Family Values?

For many people throughout the world, religion plays an important part in their lives.  For millions of them, the Roman Catholic church sets the standards by which they live their lives.  What happens if the Church’s teachings change?

Pope Francis has convened an Extraordinary Synod – a two-week meeting of 191 Roman Catholic Bishops, Cardinals and other officials from around the world – to discuss church doctrine on divorce, remarriage, pre-marital sex, contraception, same-sex marriage and other social issues.

What do you think about this meeting?  Will it affect you or your family’s lives?  Is it important for the Roman Catholic Church to examine and even question its own teachings?  Will you be following this story?  What do you think the RC Church should do?

For more information, checkout the NY Times’ articles here and here.

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We’re Catching Up!

Sooner or later, we will catch up with all these new-fangled technology thingamabobs, really!

In that vein . . . start following us on Twitter!  @sswnau.

And, here’s some food for thought:

On Wednesday, some of the top stars of Women’s Soccer (aka football everywhere else) filed a discrimination suit against FIFA, the governing body of World Cup Soccer.  The offense?  FIFA has agreed to let Canada use artificial turf in the stadiums for the Women’s World Cup next summer.  This is the first time FIFA has allowed artificial turf to be used in any of their premiere tournaments, for either men or women.

For the full story go here, herehere or here.

What do you think?  Is this discrimination?  If this were happening in the US, would Title IX be applicable?  Should it be?

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Limited Time Exhibit at NAU

Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Będzin Ghetto

A new exhibit curated by Northern Arizona University undergraduates that tells the story of young people in Będzin before, during and after the Holocaust. An opening reception for the public is scheduled for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, on the third floor of Riles, building 15. The exhibit will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be on display through Nov. 14.

Details on Exhibit.

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Fun! Adventure! Free Prize!

NAU’s LGBTQ’s Resource Center is hosting a Family Welcome Party tonight (Friday) at the University Union LEADS Center!

For more information check out their FB Page.

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