Sociology at UC Merced

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November 21, 2017
The Bias Incident Response Team at UC Merced presents sociology Professor Nella Van Dyke, speaking on “Hate Speech and the Limits of Free Speech,” from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 29 in the California Room on campus. The United States has seen an alarming increase in...
November 21, 2017
15 UCM undergraduate Sociology majors attended the California Sociological Association annual conference in Sacramento this past Friday and Saturday. They attended half a dozen talks, networked with peers, grad students, and faculty from other campuses,...
November 17, 2017
Yesterday the UCM sociology undergraduate program was accepted as a chapter in the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) national sociology honors society. Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the...
November 16, 2017
Outstanding contributions in service to professional organizations, academic institutions and the advancement of criminal justice have earned Graduate Dean Marjorie Zatz the Julius Debro Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on...

Featured Books

Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Nella Van Dyke
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Edward Flores
Authors: Irenee Beattie
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Laura Hamilton
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Marjorie S. Zatz
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Paul Almeida
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza
Authors: Zulema Valdez
Authors: Tanya Golash-Boza

Graduate Studies in Sociology Poster

 

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Sociology at UC Merced emphasizes the areas of social stratification/inequality, immigration, race/ethnicity, gender studies, education, political and collective empowerment, and globalization. With 11 faculty members, sociology registers some of the highest course enrollments on campus. At the undergraduate level, we offer a major and a minor in sociology. At the graduate level, we offer a Ph.D. degree. Our nationally recognized faculty are affiliated with several graduate training initiatives on campus and frequently involve graduate and undergraduate students in ongoing research projects. Indeed, in a recent external program review by outside experts, the final report concluded that the sociology "program is very well aligned with the institutional priorities of UC Merced. UC Merced’s focus on teaching, research, and public service – is directly connected with the Sociology unit’s priorities and mission. The faculty members in this unit appear to be deeply engaged in their teaching, as evidenced not only by their stated commitment to students, but also from the perspectives of the graduate and undergraduate students we interviewed. Their research is well-renowned; this is a group of faculty members who are making path-breaking and essential contributions to sociological knowledge."

 

Sociology Department Chair
Paul Almeida, Professor
 
Sociology Graduate Chair
Zulema Valdez, Associate Professor
 
Sociology Undergraduate Chair
Irenee Beattie, Associate Professor
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
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