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Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!l

If you would like more info on our program, please e-mail sociology@txstate.edu or call us at 512.245.2113.


Wimberely Village Library

 

THE CENTER FOR SOCIAL INQUIRY RECEIVES A GRANT TO CONDUCT AN EVALUATION AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY FOR THE WIMBERLEY VILLAGE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Please contact Dr. Joseph A. Kotarba, Director of the Center for Social lnquiry, for more information on this project (jk54@txst.edu), or see www.soci.txstate.edu/csi.


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THE CENTER FOR SOCIAL INQUIRY RECEIVES GRANT TO CONDUCT A STATEWIDE SURVEY OF MILITARY VETERANS’ EDUCATIONAL, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES NEEDS

Please contact Dr. Joseph A. Kotarba, Director of the Center for Social lnquiry, for more information on this project (jk54@txst.edu), or see www.soci.txstate.edu/csi.

 


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Justin Furstenfeld, guitarist for Blue October, performs June 7 at The Marc as part of the BandTogetherTX benefit concert. Photo by Daryl Ontiveros

Applied Sociology Major Organizes Benefit Concert for Flood Victims

Community members of all ages gathered at The Marc  June 7 to raise money for Central Texas flood victims.

Omar Dawoud, owner of The Marc and applied sociology senior, said 1,100 people purchased tickets to the Band Together TX benefit concert. The concert featured Blue October, Aaron Behrens, Ray Wylie Hubbard and other local musicians working to raise money to be donated via United Way of Hays County.

Read Sarah Bradley's Full Article at The University Star


WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAM:
M.S. IN DEMENTIA AND AGING STUDIES
 

The  M.S. in Dementia and Aging Studies degree (MSDA) is a 33-hour online degree. It is interdisciplinary (with courses from Sociology, Long Term Care, Social Work, and Communication Disorders) and housed in the sociology department. Successfully completing the MSDA will be useful for anyone who currently works or wants to work with the aged community, or conduct research on dementia and aging. This innovative program will produce graduates who can manage various communities, programs, agencies and organizations for the growing aging population, or conduct research on dementia, gerontology, and aging. According to the U.S. Census, the number of elderly has surpassed the number of teenagers for the first time ever in the United States. Because of this significant demographic change, there are more jobs available for people to help and work with elders, and a need for more scholarly research about aging and the aged.  The deadline for fall 2015 applications is July 15, 2015. However, we recommend that applicants complete their application in January 2015, if possible, in order to apply for early financial aid and graduate scholarships (scholarship applications are due 3/1/15).

 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patti Giuffre, Director of Graduate Programs in the Sociology department (pg07@txstate.edu). Visit our webpages on graduate programs http://www.soci.txstate.edu/Graduate-Degree.html and the Graduate College  http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/, for more information.


Celebrating Dr. Susan Day's Leadership

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Careers in Aging Panel
April 7, 2015


"Racial Desegregation: Success or Failure?
Lecture by Dr. Joe Feagin
March 26, 2015


Doing Applied Research: A Panel of Successful Alumni Share Advice

Rickey Lowe (MS, Applied Sociology), USDA statistician
Chris Scales (MS Applied Sociology), Claims examiner (disability services), Dept. of Health and Human Services
Ed Sinclair (MA, Sociology), Analyst IV with the Legislative Budget Board's Criminal Justice Data Analysis Team
Maria Wasley (MA, Sociology), Research Associate, Texas State University Prospect Research and Management-VPUA
Jamila Zakari (MA, Sociology), Advanced research associate for the Austin Fire Department