UCSD Sociology Quarterly E-Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter

Spring 2018

Advising Hours

Walk-In Advising

Tuesday - Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Advising by Appointment*

Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:30am

*Sign up for your appointment using the: Sociology Advising Google Appointment Calendar

Student Spotlight

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Course Spotlight

Check out these courses for Fall 2018!

SOCI 113: Sociology of the AIDS Epidemic - Julia Rogers

This course considers the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of HIV/AIDS. Topics include the social context of transmission; the experiences of women living with HIV; AIDS activism; representations of AIDS; and the impact of race and class differences.

SOCI 114: Sociology of Humor - Prof. Martha Lampland

Telling jokes is fun, but it is also quintessentially a social act. How we make jokes and who we make jokes with is socially prescribed. We use humor everyday in our social interactions to solidify social ties, but also to keep us apart. This course will examine the social dynamics of humor, paying specific attention to dimensions of race, gender, sexuality, disability, and national origin. Different types of humor will be analyzed, as well as the role of social media in altering joke culture.

SOCI 119: Sociology of Sexuality and Sexual Identities - Prof. Julia Rogers

Introduction both to the sociological study of sexuality and to sociological perspectives in gay/lesbian studies. Examines the social construction of sexual meanings, identities, movements, and controversies; the relation of sexuality to other institutions; and the intersection of sexuality with gender, class, and race. 

SOCI 129: The Family - Prof. Mary Blair-Loy

An examination of historical and social influences on family life. Analyzes contemporary families in the United States, the influences of gender, class, and race, and current issues such as divorce, domestic violence, and the feminization of poverty.

SOCI 151: Social Movements from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter - Prof. Harvey Goldman

A treatment of selected social movements dealing primarily with the struggles of African-Americans, Hispanics, and women to change their situation in American society.

Upcoming Events

Colloquium Series

UC San Diego’s Sociology Colloquium Speaker Series offers the opportunity to learn about the latest research from leading scholars in sociology and closely related fields. Presentations are followed by Q&A.

All colloquia are held Thursdays 12:30p-1:50p in SSB 101.

Opportunities & Involvement

Honors Program - Deadline Extended!

The Department of Sociology offers an honors program for students who have demonstrated excellence in the sociology major. Successful completion of the Honors Program enables you to graduate "With Highest Distinction," "With High Distinction," or "With Distinction," depending upon your performance in the program. This program runs fall quarter and winter quarter each year. Enrollment is limited, and the presiding faculty member will make the final decision of acceptance into the program.

Applications will be due spring quarter, end of week 6.

Sociology in Action

Sociology in Action is the new and only sociology club here at UCSD. Upcoming planned events for the upcoming school year, including a faculty speaker series, a graduate school panel with some of our PhD candidates, and much more!

For updates on events and GBMs, please join our Facebook Group Sociology in Action at UCSD.

Internships & Job Openings

CASP Job Opportunities

The Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program is hiring for the summer and upcoming school year!

For more information, please visit Port Triton.

UCSD Events

Start Smart: Salary Negotiation for College Students

Monday, May 14th 5:00-7:00pm Women's Center

The gender pay gap continues to persist and disproportionately affects women and other gender marginalized people & can be greatly affected by other social identities, like race. Research has shown that the gender pay gap is reflected in the salaries of people just one year out of college; that’s is why it’s crucial to establish a fair salary early on. In this workshop you will gain confidence in your ability to negotiate through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn skills that you will use for the rest of your working life.

Refreshments provided.

RSVP required, RSVP via this link https://goo.gl/forms/lGJaIVxCroypFUJr1

Exposing the SE/Asian School to Prison to Deportation Pipeline

Friday, May 18th 1:00-3:30pm CCC-Comunidad

Join us for a discussion on AAPI incarceration and the connection to the ongoing deportation issues in the Southeast Asian community. We will be screening the documentary “Breathin’ The Eddy Zheng Story,” a story of a Chinese immigrant convicted at the young age of 16 and his road to freedom after serving 20 years at various jails and San Quentin State Prison. Director, Ben Wang, who also serves as the Co-Director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC) will be present after the film screening for a Q&A and discussion along with several other panelists.


CONTACT: apsariseandshine@gmail.com for more info or accommodations

Zine Making at the Women's Center

Friday, May 25th 3:00-4:00pm Women's Center

Come learn about the subversive history of zines, their importance for queer artists of color, and make one yourself!

Free snack will be provided!


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