ur Sociology alumni who have gone on to work toward higher
degrees or to work in the field continue to distinguish themselves.
Garvey (MA) is heading an interview-based research study at Rand
involving the spread of HIV among the homeless. He is currently a
Field Project Manager. Richard occasionally crosses paths with
Research Assistant Terence Wayne a CSLA alumna (BA).
Santos (BA) is pursuing an MSW degree at CSU Long Beach and has
taken a new position as a case-worker for the Los Angeles County
Department of Children & Family Services. Mr. Santos works for
the Emergency Response and Family Reunification segments.
Francoso (MA) spoke at the October 18-20 national meeting of the
Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) in Albuquerque, NM. His
Clandestina: Media Activism & Community Organizing in East
L.A.” was based on his CSLA MA
Francoso (MA) & Juan Santos (BA) are in the UCSB Ph.D. program in Sociology. Both
were quoted in the Santa
Barbara Free Press as advocates for the new Graduate Program in
Chicano Studies there. Anthony
Francoso provided sociological perspective, saying that such a
program: “legitimizes a segment of society that has been largely
ignored by academia.”
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CSLA Sociology Students
Department of Sociology sends a big “well-done” to our five
students named in the latest Who’s
Who Among America’s College and University Students for
academic achievement qualifying them for the national Deans List:
Francisco Zelaya Jr.
ach year a small number of scholarships are awarded by the
Sociology Department to deserving students. Congratulations go to
our last round of scholarship winners for 2002-2003:
* Annette Hunt
For those of you who are interested, ask for
more information at the Student Affairs Scholarship Office. With a
single application, students are reviewed for all campus-based
scholarships for the year. When the criteria for consideration are
met, a copy of the application is forwarded on to the relevant
office. Sociology Achievement scholarship decisions
are made by a faculty committee. So remember, you cannot win
if you do not apply.
Congratulations to Our Newest Colleagues
e are pleased to welcome our newest colleagues, who have
successfully completed their MA degrees – William
Smith and Rosa
her thesis, Who Do the Elderly
Turn to for Help in Everyday Life? on June 11th of
2002. Her MA Thesis Committee consisted of Dr.
Larry Hong (Chair), Dr.
Edward Clarke & Dr.
Smith, on December 4th, defended his thesis, A Passionate Discourse: The Presentation of Sexual Self in Online
Communities. His Thesis Committee consisted of Dr. Janet Lever (Chair), Dr.
Lawrence Hong, and Dr.
hanks to faculty Webmaster Gretchen Peterson and our Chair, Dr. Delos Kelly, the CSLA
Sociology Department website is an excellent source of information
Before the CSLA quarter schedule comes out, the Sociology
Quarter Schedule is
posted on the web site. The site features faculty profiles, events, conferences, funding, and other items of interest to
our majors. Come on in to the Department Office and ask for the on
line “tour” or just check it out at: http://www.
he Sociology faculty at CSLA are active professionals who, in
addition to teaching, maintain a strong presence in the discipline.
Here are a few of the most recent accomplishments. Check the faculty
profiles on the Sociology web site for more.
one of our two newest members of the Sociology faculty, has written
a book now hot off the presses. The
Company Doctor: Risk., Responsibility, and Corporate Professionalism.
(2003, Russell Sage). Students enrolled in SOC 446 (Sociology of
Occupations & Professions) this quarter are benefiting from her
Publications & Presentations
Alamdari’s analytic review of the book What Went Wrong?
Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response by Bernard Lewis was
featured in Third World Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 24:#1
(pp177-186). The title of Dr. Alamdari’s critical review is “Terrorism Cuts across the East & West: Deconstructing Lewis’s
were the only
2 sociologists invited to present at an international
conference on Identifying
Culture, sponsored by the University of Stockholm School of
Economics in Sweden. Dr.
Bodinger-deUriarte and co-author
Dr. Valgeirsson presented their paper on “American
Journalism: Multicultural Mandates Mired in Monocultural Newsrooms (6/02).
Fourteen countries were represented among the 25 presenters
and colleague Dr. Robert W. Duff published their article on “Modulated Participant-Observation: Managing the Dilemma of Distance in
Field Research” (pp.190-196) in Field
Methods, Vol.14: No. 2.
presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Southwest
Labor Studies Association (May 10, 2002) titled: “Finding Working-Class Struggles in the Shadows of Racial/Ethnic,
Gender Conflicts and Identity
a paper at the annual meeting of the Pacific
Sociological Association (PSA), on April 19, 2002, entitled: “National
Language Instruction among Armenian-Americans”
Dr. Lever’s May 2002 CSLA Colloquium presentation, “Office
Sex & Romance: What the New ELLE/MSNBC Survey Revealed”
provided an overview of her online research. Dr. Lever published
these findings in the June issue of ELLE
presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Pacific
Sociological Association (April 19), entitled: “Immigration in a Competitive Global Market: A Comparative Study of
Indian Immigrants, the U.S. & the U.K."
Yu, CSLA Sociology Professor Emeritus, edited an anthology
that also featured three of his articles:
in Southern California, 1900-1965,”
& Unification Movements among Korean Americans,” and
Characteristics of the Korean Population in the United States,
of Korean Immigration to America” (Korean American United Foundation: Los Angeles, 2002).
also published the article, “Korean
Population in U.S., 2000: Demographic Characteristics &
Socio-Economic Status,” in the International
Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. 6: No.1, Spring / Summer 2002
(pp.71-108) with co-authors Peter Choe & Sang-il, Han.
Bodinger-deUriarte is releasing the final report on her national study of diversity and
ethics in American journalism on March 14, 2003, at the National
Press Club in Washington DC. Dr. Bodinger-deUriarte undertook
this Ford Foundation grant-funded study with journalists Jose
Benevides and Mercedes Lynn deUriarte. Faculty member Gunnar
Valgeirsson, also provided consultancy as sociologist and
CSLA student research assistants:
(MA alumna); Anthony Francoso
(MA alumnus); Dasha Haas
(BA & MA student); and Daniel
Santos (BA alumnus) are acknowledged in the report.
Bodinger-deUriarte trained CSU-Dominguez Hills faculty in the assessment of student
outcomes. CSU-DH has officially adopted the assessment process she
is using digital technology for research-based photo essays on
sociology topics, most recently issues of inequalities: status
contrasts, HIV / AIDS and sexuality in Thailand. Look for the Spring
2003 newsletter on the publication of two of Dr.
taught SOC 120-05
(Intimate Relationships) Fall 2002. Along with guest speaker, Brenda
Calderon from the Los Angeles Women
Alive Organization, Karmiryan’s
students presented and engaged in a class discussion on “Love
in the Age of AIDS” that was videotaped by Channel 7 for a segment on Vista
L.A. The show aired Sunday, November 4, 2002.
e are pleased to welcome the two new tenure-track faculty who
joined our department this Fall 2002 quarter. Elaine Draper and Tieting
Su. The Department rolled out the red carpet with a faculty
get-together at the home of the Associate Chair . To further introduce Dr. Draper and Dr. Su to
our wider academic community of students and staff, we are featuring
their most recent accomplishments in this newsletter.
For further information on the earlier
accomplishments of our newest faculty, check their web pages in the
faculty profiles section of the Sociology Department website at: http://www.
r. Draper will be teaching the following Spring Quarter
courses: SOC 489-01, Sociological Considerations for Jury
Consultants (MW 2:30-4:10), & SOC 201-02, Principles of
Sociology (MW 10:50-12:30).
among other things, is an expert in the sociology of occupations and
professions and the sociology of law. Her roles on national
committees reflect this.
was recently appointed or elected to 3 national committees:
à AAAS Electorate Nominating Committee of the Societal
Impacts of Science and Engineering Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
à LSA Nominations Committee for the Law & Society Association.
à Max Weber Award Committee of the Organizations,
Occupations and Work Section of the American
presented a paper at the October 2002 annual meeting of the California
Sociological Association entitled:
“Genetic Privacy and Public
Draper was also awarded a 2003 CSLA
Research Seed Grant for work in progress. The Spring edition of
the newsletter will provide an update on presentations scheduled for
Draper’s book The
Company Doctor: Risk., Responsibility, and Corporate Professionalism
is now available.
r. Su will be teaching the following Spring Quarter
courses: SOC 210b-01, Elementary Statistics (T 6:30-8:10 + labs),
& SOC 590-01, The Graduate Seminar in Social Research (M
in line with his areas of expertise, has been teaching our
statistics courses and SOC 423, The
Economy of Globalization & Resistance (Fall 02 / Winter 03).
is actively involved with colleagues from UC-Riverside, UC-Irvine,
UC-Santa Cruz & UC-Santa Barbara who, together, comprise a World-Systems
and Globalization Studies Network.
Dr. Tieting Su
encourages student involvement with this network. – Of note: Annebelle
Nery & Michelle Ysais
were recently welcomed by the Institute
for Research on World-Systems (hosted by UC-Riverside) during Graduate
Preview Day, an event sponsored by the network.
recently published an article titled: “Myth
and Mystery of Globalization” Review,
Vol. XXV: No. 4 (2002).
On October 24th of 2002, Dr.
Su presented a lecture on “Yesterday,
Yier, & the Night” for the CSLA Chinese Studies Center.
eginning in Spring 2003, new faculty members, Dr.
Draper & Dr. Su will be joining Dr.
Peterson and Dr. Bodinger-deUriarte as Sociology
Remember – Students MUST
apply for graduation well ahead of the graduation date desired.
Check the Quarter Schedule or the Department of Sociology bulletin
boards for graduation application dates.
meet with one of the Sociology Major Program
Advisors to complete appropriate paperwork
BEFORE paying for their graduation application. Deadlines
ne way to make YOUR
RESUME STAND OUT – to show that you have a special area
of expertise and more commitment and maturity to your interests than
others in the job market or in the graduate school application pool
– is to have acquired a minor or a certificate along with your BA
The University Catalog lists minor and certificate
programs offered at CSULA. Several of these programs include sociology
courses that may be used both on the major program and for the minor
or certificate. For example:
Applied Gerontology Certificate
offered through the CSULA Roybal Institute
(323) 343-4724 allows students to use SOC 323, SOC 450, SOC
452, & SOC 453.
Maltreatment & Family Violence Certificate – offered
through the College of Health & Human Services – allows
students to use SOC 421, SOC 440, SOC 482, SOC 383 (& are adding
Labor & Working Class Studies Minor
– offered through the History Department – allows students to
use SOC 446, SOC 447, SOC 448
Social Gerontology Minor
– offered by the Department of Sociology – allows students to
complete all but 8 units of the minor using sociology
Faculty & Graduate Students Gather
n Friday, the 24th of January, about 20
CSLA sociology graduate students and 6 of their sociology professors
gathered at the home of faculty member Jon Snodgrass to
mingle, snack, and learn more about the graduate school experience.
The atmosphere was cheerful and students report
enjoying the chance to meet and interact with the faculty and peers
in an informal setting. About half of the students attending were
relatively new to the program.
The Department acknowledges with appreciation the
faculty who each spoke briefly, sharing their insights on graduate
school. Among the speakers were: Elaine Draper – who shared
tips for surviving the experience; Terry Kandal – who spoke
on the manner of reasoning and critical thinking gained through the
Berkeley experience; Tieting Su – who spoke on matching
graduate school programs to personal interests. Special thanks go to
Jon Snodgrass – who shared both his philosophies and his
home. Bernie Berk is to be congratulated on an event well
conceived and arranged.
onors Convocation is coming up in April – Keep an
eye out for the posters. This is an important annual event where we
publicly honor student achievement. Please come add your applause.
Sociology Curriculum Highlights
e are pleased to provide a variety opportunities for
enriched educational experiences here at CSLA. Remember to check
with the Associate Chair, Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte, for
information on internships that can be taken for major program
credit as SOC 398, Co-op
Courses and Sociology
eed a diversity course? Now both SOC 202 and SOC 120 are diversity courses. They are also both
GE Block E courses. Students may use either
of these courses for the Block E requirement AND may even use both
of them, if desired, to satisfy diversity requirements.
SOC 300 and SOC 348 may ONLY be used to satisfy
diversity courses if they are NOT also being used as Major Program
Courses with Newer Numbers
ust a reminder that
the following courses have been renumbered over the past several
years. Students may not get credit for both courses:
322A is now SOC 322
322b is now SOC 323
400 is now SOC 300
he Department of
Sociology faculty members are experts in a great number of topics
– too many to include in the standard curriculum. To provide
students with opportunities to benefit from such expertise, we will
occasionally offer Special
Topics courses listed as SOC 454. Students may take SOC 454 as
often as the topic changes – so keep your eye out – these are
often “one-shot” offerings.