After the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Treyvon Martin in 2013, three African American community organizers (Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi) began a new social movement with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. This...
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One of the courses offered by App State's Department of Sociology is SOC 3800: Sociology of War. This course defines the social institutions of war and the modern military, focusing on its effects on individuals, families, and communities in the...
Eric Willis

Meet Eric Willis: Applied Researcher!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:57am
Meet Eric Willis. Eric earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in Applied Research Methods with a minor in statistics. He went on to graduate school at Clemson University and earned a Master's degree in Applied...
Dr. Amanda Anthony
The Department of Sociology and the Multicultural Student Development welcomes Dr. Amanda Koontz Anthony to present her research on authenticity, “Consuming Authenticity: The Influence of Racial Authenticity on Our Everyday Lives.” This presentation...
Jason Davis

Jason Davis: The Student Becomes The Teacher

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:49pm
Meet Jason Davis. Jason serves as an adjunct instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, Mayland Community College, and Mitchell Community College for the past two years. He really loves teaching sociology to traditional and non-traditional...
Taylor Boyd

Taylor Boyd: Changing Student Lives with Sociology

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:32am
Meet Taylor Boyd. Taylor graduated from App State with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Social Inequalities. Before graduating in the Fall of 2014, Taylor took on a great internship with ASU Housing where he worked on a number of...
Ethan Flynn

Meet Ethan Flynn: Social Agent for Change

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 10:54am
Meet Ethan Flynn. Ethan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in criminology, deviance, and law. However, through his internship with the Hospitality House in Boone, NC, he found his calling to work with...
Lauren Marvel
Meet Lauren Marvel. Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Legal Studies. Lauren worked hard at App State, receiving College and Department Honors while holding a 4.0 GPA. She also participated in some...
This fall sociology professors Teresa Roach and Ellen Lamont and undergraduate research assistant Sope Kahn will begin data collection on a new research project investigating how LGBTQ students negotiate hook ups and dating here...

Sociology: Essential to General Education

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 9:25am
Just like breakfast cereal, sociology courses represent an important part of a complete and total experience within a university education. In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education (click here for the article), Dr. Cameron...


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