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  • The Sociology Department deadline for sophomores' submitting an initial DartWorks Plan as a major is April 1, 2017. 

    Please find the most up-to-date course schedule for Summer 2017 through Spring 2019 here

    Please use the worksheets located at the bottom of the webpage found by clicking here to assist you in completing your...

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  • The Sociology Department deadline for seniors' filing a final version of the Major Plan in DartWorks (reflecting the proper number of actual major courses taken all four years) is Friday, March 31, 2017.  For regular (that is, not modified) majors, this should show exactly eleven courses and no more.   If you took more than eleven courses in Sociology, please include eleven that meet the Major criteria and would yield you the highest major GPA. The registrar's office and the Department need...

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  • Kathryn Lively joins a Valentine's Day discussion on the Exchange regarding how the digital era is impacting romantic relationships.  Listen to the program here.

  • The goal of the Socius journal is to make new research readily available by providing an online forum for the rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing research and public debates.

    Scholars have recently become increasingly interested in understanding the prevalence and persistence of conspiratorial beliefs among the public as recent research has shown such beliefs to be both widespread and to have deleterious...

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  • Our Sociology alumni have taken positions in the Peace Corps, public health, government, database management, a Silicon Valley software firm, National Public Radio, to name just a few.  Graduate school pursuits include Sociology, law, medicine, business, public policy, political science, industrial and labor relations.  Click on the box to the left to read more about careers and alumni stories.

    Ready to declare?  Please find the most up-to-date Sociology course schedule for Spring...

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  • While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, with the average college graduate owing $30,000 in student loans, it does not increase young adults’ risk of “boomeranging” or returning to their parental home, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in Sociology of Education. Boomerangers, surprisingly, had less student loan debt than young adults who didn’t return home. Read the Sociology of Education article...

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  • Religion and Political Economy

    Sociology 49.17 at the 11 hour, Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

    What is religion’s role in the wealth and poverty of nations? Is there really a “Protestant ethic” and a “spirit of capitalism?” Or is human prosperity completely independent of religious belief, institutions, and “spirit”? How do Western and non-Western societies seeking their place in the modern world reconcile religious traditions with the demands of economic...

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  • Founded in 2015 by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment firm Blackstone, the Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling, and developing a better understanding of China. The program seeks to prepare a new generation...

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  • Misagh Parsa's new book, Democracy in Iran--Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, deals with the difficulties of democratizing the Islamic Republic.  It draws on primary materials--interviews, newspapers, and recent memoirs--and offers a new framework for understanding democratization in developing countries governed by authoritarian regimes.  More details about the book can be seen here.

  • The results of this research study are informative for understanding an important aspect of economic functioning—indebtedness—for parents of children with disabilities, as well as the causes and correlates of rising unsecured debt in the U.S. Read the full article here.

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