Black Churches and AIDS as a Social Issue
Michelle Beadle-Holder (BA, Soc '06) recently published an article from her master's thesis in the Journal of African American Studies. The article explores the progressive and conservative practices through which Black churches address or ignore AIDS as a social issue.
For the student wishing to pursue undergraduate studies in Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Human Services, GW provides a distinctive set of experiences, skills, and opportunities. Students receive a solid grounding in sociological theory and research methods, and receive substantive training and internship experiences that prepare them to put their new-found sociological imaginations to work. The Department offers many writing-intensive courses within the University's Writing in the Disciplines Program, as well as service learning courses facilitated by the GW Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. Students also have opportunities to pursue funding through the Office of Undergraduate Fellowships and Research. Visit our News & Events page for our department's recent award recipients.
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Law and Society (minor only)
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Application for Graduation with Special Honors in Sociology or Criminal Justice (see SOC or CJ handbooks or GW Bulletin for details)
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Major & Minor Declaration Processes
Students wishing to declare a major or minor in Sociology or Criminal Justice should see the Sociology Department's Undergraduate Coordinator, Daina Eglitis. Bring a Major/Minor Declaration Form with you, already completed as much as possible. Professor Eglitis will sign off on your declaration form, answer any initial questions that you might have, and assign majors an advisor within the department. If there is a professor here whom you would like as your advisor, let Professor Eglitis know when you meet with her. If you cannot make her regularly-scheduled semester office hours (see link above), you can contact Professor Eglitis at firstname.lastname@example.org set up a time to see her.
Students who wish to be Human Services majors or minors should see the Human Services Program Director, Emily Morrison. Bring a Major/Minor Declaration Form with you, already completed as much as possible. If you cannot make her regularly-scheduled semester office hours (see link above), you can contact Professor Morrison at email@example.com to set up a time to see her.
Meet Our Professors: Daina Eglitis
Professor Daina Eglitis recently served as an International Scholar with the Department of Applied Sociology at Yerevan State University in Armenia. Because of the militarization of the society and the post-Soviet gap in the sex ratio at birth there, Prof. Eglitis says, "The preparation of committed and critical scholars who can turn a sociological lens on contemporary social issues in Armenia is of real importance." She writes about her experience in this recent ASA Footnotes article. Professor Eglitis has also recently published a new textbook Discover Sociology (Sage, 2013), cowritten with Professor William Chambliss.