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Registration for the Fall 2022 semester will begin on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 and runs through Friday, November 15, 2022. Please be sure to check your PAWS account to determine when you are eligible to register.

*NOTES FROM THE CHAIR*:

This fall, be sure to check out the rarely offered electives the Department has mixed in with our popular favorites. For Sociology, Dr. Borland is offering Applied Sociology (SOC 385) for a community-engaged learning experience connecting Sociology skills in service of area not-for-profits – it’s a great way to gain practical experience and build your resume. For Anthropology, Dr. Hilary Symes is offering a re-imagined Culture, Health, and Illness (ANT 371), which also carries a Global Liberal Learning designation.

To deepen your engagement and get a terrific experience, consider a mentored internship or independent research with a faculty member. If you don’t have a professor to collaborate with in mind, come meet with me about your ideas and I can help connect you.

Don’t forget us during the Summer! Dr. Didi-Ogren will offer Contemporary Japan (ANT 171) in a fully remote format. And, don’t miss the inaugural year of Summer Field School with Dr. Leader: a two week, intensive experience with archaeology right here on campus.

Please send me a note or stop by my office to share highlights (and low-lights) of this Academic Year, or simply to say hello. I love to hear from you!

Dr. Gazley

 

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Summer 2022 Course List

Course Title Days Location Dates Instructor Class Nbr Liberal Learning
ANT 171-301 CONTEMPORARY JAPAN Asynchronous Online ONLINE 7/18 - 8/18/22 - Summer Session 3 Didi-Ogren,Holly 60210 BSCP; Global
ANT 315-201 ETHNICITY, RACE, & NATION Online with synchronous online meetings Weds 6:00pm - 8:00 pm ONLINE 6/13 - 7/14/22 - Summer Session 2 Shakow, Miriam 60435 BCSP; Global; Race & Ethnicity
ANT 370-401 HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL Monday - Saturday 10:00-4pm SOCI 321 and TCNJ Campus 7/27 - 8/10/22 (Two week special offering) Leader,George 60379 BSCP

This summer, the department of Sociology and Anthropology is excited to launch our first   Historical Archaeology Field School (ANT 370)! This field school will be an intensive two-week, hands-on methods and techniques learning experience. It is designed to provide excavation instruction and practice for archaeology students. The first two days will be in the classroom learning the background of the William Green Plantation Project, historical archaeology, and ceramics and artifact analysis.  The remainder of the course will be learning and applying methods at the excavations site, and analyzing the recovered artifacts.  Students will be trained in survey, mapping, gridding, excavations, analysis, and public archaeology. This course will take place primarily at the William Green house on TCNJ campus on Metzger Drive behind the TCNJ track.

The course is co-taught by archaeologists Dr. George Leader (TCNJ) and Dr. Lance Greene (Wright State University).  It is open to both TCNJ and non-TCNJ students looking for field experience. Residential option available for additional fee.

Fall 2022 Course List

Course Title Days Time Room Instructor Class Nbr Liberal Learning
ANT 110-01 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Mon/Thurs 9:30 - 10:50am SOCI 321 Leader,George 80466 BSCP; Global
ANT 110-02 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Mon/Thurs 2:00-3:20pm SOCI 323 Leader,George 80464 BSCP; Global
ANT 110-03 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Tues/Fri 2:00-3:20pm SOCI 321 TBD 80465 BSCP; Global
ANT 110-04 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Tuesdays 5:30-8:20pm SOCI 323 Symes, Hilary 80467 BSCP; Global
ANT 112 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY Mon/Thurs 11:00am-12:20pm SOCI 321 Leader,George 80471 BSCP; Global
ANT 213 INTRO TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLO Mon/Thurs 2:00 - 3:20pm BLISS 234 Didi-Ogren, Holly 80476 BSCP; Global
ANT 371 CULTURE, HEALTH, AND ILLNESS Thursdays 5:30-8:20pm SOCI 323 Symes, Hilary 82382 BSCP; Global
ANT 398 (must be taken with ANT 499) SENIOR CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP Tuesdays 5:30-6:50pm SOCI 131 Clydesdale,Timothy 82383 BSCP
ANT 499 (must be taken with ANT 398) SENIOR SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY Tuesdays 4:00-5:20pm SOCI 131 Clydesdale,Timothy 82384 BSCP
SOC 101-01 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Mon/Thurs 9:30 - 10:50am SOCI 323 TBD 80637 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-02 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Mon/Thurs 12:30-1:50pm SOCI 321 Li,Rebecca 80638 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-03 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Mon/Thurs 2:00-3:20pm SOCI 321 Li,Rebecca 80639 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-04 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Mon/Thurs 3:30-4:50pm SOCI 321 TBD 80640 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-05 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Mon/Thurs 5:30-6:50pm SOCI 321 TBD 80641 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-06 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
*This section reserved for incoming Sociology majors
Tues/Fri 9:30 - 10:50am SOCI 321 Gazley, Lynn 80642 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-07 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Tues/Fri 11:00am-12:20pm SOCI 321 Cohen,Ted 80643 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-08 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Tues/Fri 3:30-4:50pm SOCI 321 Ussery,Maggie 80644 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 101-09 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Tuesdays 5:30-8:20pm SOCI 321 Ussery,Maggie 82348 BSCP; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 301-01 DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIO-CULTURAL THEORY Tues/Fri 2:00-3:20pm SOCI 324 Borland,Elizabeth 80646 BSCP
SOC 301-02 DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIO-CULTURAL THEORY Tues/Fri 4:00-5:20pm SOCI 324 Borland,Elizabeth 80647 BSCP
SOC 302-01 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Mon/Thurs 9:30 - 10:50am SOCI 021 Bates,Diane 80649 BSCP; Quantitative Reasoning
SOC 302-02 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Mon/Thurs 11:00am-12:20pm SOCI 021 Bates,Diane 80650 BSCP; Quantitative Reasoning
SOC 302-L1 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Mondays 2:00-3:20pm SOCI 021 Bates,Diane 80651 BSCP
SOC 302-L2 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Thursdays 2:00-3:20pm SOCI 021 Bates,Diane 80652 BSCP
SOC 310 URBAN YOUTH DEVIANCE Tues/Fri 9:30 - 10:50am SOCI 324 Cohen,Ted 82373 BSCP; Global
SOC 333 BODY IMAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY Mon/Thurs 12:30-1:50pm SOCI 324 Brodsky,Jodi 82346 BSCP; Gender
SOC 365 POVERTY AND WELFARE IN THE US Mondays 5:30-8:20pm SOCI 323 Scarpati,Antonino 80648 BSCP; Gender; Race & Ethnicity
SOC 371 CULTURE, HEALTH, AND ILLNESS Thursdays 5:30-8:20pm SOCI 323 Symes, Hilary 82664 BSCP; Global
SOC 385 INTRO TO APPLIED SOCIOLOGY Tues/Fri 11:00am-12:20pm SOCI 324 Borland,Elizabeth 82377 BSCP; Community Based Learning
SOC 398 (must be taken with SOC 499) SOCIOLOGY CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP Tuesdays 5:30-6:50pm SOCI 131 Clydesdale,Timothy 80657 BSCP
SOC 499 (must be taken with SOC 398) SENIOR SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY Tuesdays 4:00-5:20pm SOCI 131 Clydesdale,Timothy 80656 BSCP

Research Opportunities in Sociology and Anthropology

Each of our Sociology and Anthropology faculty members maintains an ongoing research program which you can read about in their faculty profiles   here. Students interested in an independent research experience should reach out to a faculty member who can guide you in topic selection and the process to apply to pursue an Independent Study (ANT/SOC 391) or a more in-depth Independent Research project (ANT/SOC 393) for credit. By definition, Independent Study is an independent study course in which the student works independently with only minimal faculty direction. Independent Research is an independent research course in which the student works independently with significant faculty involvement. Note that this can be done for partial units .25 unit to 1.5 units. For more information, please read TCNJ’s Policy   here.

SOC 397 Learning Assistant in Sociology for SOC 301
Dr. Borland is seeking a learning assistant for 2 sections of SOC 301 for Fall 2022.To be eligible, you must have taken the course (ideally with Dr. Borland) and earned a B+ or better.

You must also have at least a 3.25 GPA.

SOC 301 is recommended for students considering careers in the social sciences and humanities, planning to pursue advanced degrees, or interested in social action training. It is also a great course for anyone interested in intellectual history. The Learning Assistant and Faculty Mentor will specify the Learning Assistant’s duties in a contract to be completed before the start of the Fall semester. If taken as a full unit, this will count as a 300-level Sociology elective. This may also be taken for variable credit up to 1 unit but no less then .5 unit. SOC 301-01 is scheduled for Tuesday/Friday 2pm-3:20pm and SOC 301-02 is scheduled for Tuesday/Friday 4:00pm-5:20 pm.
For more information on Learning Assistant Responsibilities and to apply, please fill out the form at the link here:   https://forms.gle/f171kvu4jPS5EHEV6    

 

 Fall 2022 Course Descriptions

ANT 110 / Intro to Cultural Anthropology

A survey of the major concepts of social-cultural anthropology.  Cross-cultural comparison will be a central concern of the course, as will the process of cultural change.

ANT 112 / Intro to Archaeology

How do anthropologists learn about people and the worlds in which they live when they can’t talk with those people or observe their day-to-day activities?  Archaeology is the sub-discipline of anthropology that explores what it means to be human by examining the material things that people made, modified, and left behind.  Students in this course will learn to explain how archaeologists use the material remains of human activities to understand past human relationships, behaviors, and beliefs.  Simultaneously, they will grow to appreciate how interpretations and presentations of the past affect people living today.

ANT 213 / Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

An introduction to the Anthropological subfield of Linguistic Anthropology, which investigates the relationship between language and culture. Language permeates our lives, and yet most of us take it for granted. This course is intended to clarify your ideas about language as it is used by speakers in various social contexts across a wide range of cultures. By the end of the course you should be familiar with some of the terminology and techniques of linguistic anthropological analysis and be able to apply this knowledge to the description of different languages.

ANT 371 / Culture, Health, and Illness (crosslisted with SOC 371)

Provides a critical perspective in understanding how values, beliefs, conflict, economic and social condition influence how illness is defined, how healthcare is viewed and delivered.  Social epidemiology, the sick role, bio-ethics, unequal access to health care, women’s health issues and cross-cultural approaches to medicine are discussed.

ANT 398 / 499 Senior Capstone Experience in Anthropology (crosslisted with SOC 398/499) – see description below. Enrollment with department consent

SOC 101 / Intro to Sociology

Sociology explores the intersection of biography and history.  Students learn the basic foundations of sociology, including its development as a field of inquiry, early sociological theory, and methodology.  The course also analyzes social organization, addressing culture, structure, socialization, and social control. Students investigate how culture, class, race, sex, family, medicine, business, religion, education, and government affect our lives.  Special attention is paid to the impact of society on self.

SOC 301 / Development of Socio-Cultural Theory

SOC 101 or ANT 110 is a pre-requisite (with a B- or better required of Sociology majors/minor)

The response of social theorists to the consequences of the industrial revolution and the issues of capitalism, secularism, modern consciousness, and the socio-critical enterprise, as seen through the work of such theorists as Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.  Contemporary development of these theories will also be discussed.

SOC 302 / Quantitative Research Methods

SOC 101 (B- or better), & STA 115 (B- or better) or STA 215 (C+ or better) are prerequisites. SOC302 and a required 80-minute lab class are co-requisites.

The course is designed to familiarize students with quantitative research methodology, methods of quantitative data collection, and analysis of quantitative data used in sociology.  In addition, students will learn one of the most widely used statistical software packages in the social sciences (SPSS) and conduct independent research using one of the most widely used sources of quantitative social data, the General Social Survey (GSS).  One additional 80-minute lab session is required as a co-component to this course.

SOC 310 / Urban Youth Deviance

This course focuses on the nature of urban youth deviance, deviant behavior, its impact and influence within the context of the urban mind-set and issues of social control.  Students will examine their own perceptions of and experiences with urban youth deviance within the context of sociological theories and concepts pertinent to broadening the student’s understanding of urban youth deviance and issues of social control.

SOC 333 / Body Image, Culture, and Society

This course is intended to engage students in critical thinking about social responses to the idealized images of women and men around them, as well as the individual decisions they make affecting their own bodies. It is, simultaneously, a case study in the dynamics of social power.

SOC 365 / Poverty and Welfare in the US

History, nature, extent, levels, causes of poverty. Effect of industrialization, urbanization, and technology. Impact upon major institutions. Ethnic and racial group problems and reactions. Governmental and private organizational programs.

SOC 371 / Culture, Health and Illness (crosslisted with ANT 371)

Provides a critical perspective in understanding how values, beliefs, conflict, economic and social condition influence how illness is defined, how healthcare is viewed and delivered.  Social epidemiology, the sick role, bio-ethics, unequal access to health care, women’s health issues and cross-cultural approaches to medicine are discussed.

SOC 385 / Intro to Applied Sociology

An introduction to the substantive areas and ways in which sociological concepts and methods can be applied in non-academic settings, such as business, schools, social work, and consulting.

SOC 398 / Sociology Capstone Internship

Capstone internship constituting a culminating experience for sociology majors. Course draws on skills and knowledge of sociology courses as well as knowledge gained from the liberal arts broadly construed to be applied to reflect deeply and examine experiences and the social world at the internship site. Must be taken as a bundle with SOC 499 Senior Seminar in Sociology (of the same section number) to fulfill the capstone requirements of the sociology major.  (0.5 course unit; Corequisite: SOC 499; Prerequisites: SOC 301 and 302)

SOC 499 / Senior Capstone Seminar

SOC 301 and SOC 302 are prerequisites with a grade of C or better.

Senior seminar constituting a culminating experience for sociology majors. Course draws on skills and knowledge of sociology courses as well as knowledge gained from the liberal arts broadly construed. Must be taken as a bundle with SOC 398 Sociology Capstone Internship (of the same section number) to fulfill the capstone requirements of the sociology major. (0.5 course unit; Prerequisites: SOC 301 and 302; Corequisite: SOC 398)

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