University Bulletin 2016-17

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Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/syansw/

Departmental mission statement

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work seeks to equip students with conceptual tools to enhance their social and cultural awareness and with methodological tools to obtain empirical knowledge to empower them to engage in improvement of social conditions. Acknowledging the inextricable link between teaching and scholarly research, we strive for excellence in both areas to unite students and faculty in a common experience of learning and discovery through pure and applied research to prepare students for service through careers and civic engagement.

Undergraduate programs

Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior and social phenomena. Our program seeks to provide students with knowledge and insight about why groups, institutions, organizations, and societies (and the people in them) behave in the ways they do. Popular courses within the program address such diverse social phenomena as Drug Use, Marriage and Family, Culture, Religion, Crime and Deviance, Medicine, Disasters, Race, Gender, and Aging. We also focus on equipping students with the tools of social research methods and statistics - two very highly-sought-after skills in today's labor market.

Anthropology is the study of human biological and cultural variation, both past and present. It seeks to establish principles and generalizations about societies and their cultures, and to increase understanding among people.

Social work is a social science and a profession devoted to helping people solve problems and issues in their lives. Social workers, help individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to achieve an effective level of psychosocial functioning and  seek social reform to improve societal well being, with an emphasis upon marginalized and oppressed communities. Social work is founded upon the ethical principles of service; social and economic justice; personal dignity and worth; the importance of human relationships; integrity; and competence.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry.

SY 382 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Sociology and Social Work majors.

AN 454 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Anthropology majors.

Faculty Listing

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty
Bankhead, Melanie D. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Part-Time Instructor BA, Auburn University
MSW, University of Alabama
Bryan, Valerie L. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Associate Professor BA, University of Kentucky
MSW, University of Kentucky
PHD, University of Kentucky
Carr, Nicole T. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Associate Professor BA, College of William and Mary
MA, College of William and Mary
PHD, Louisiana State University
Carr, Philip J. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Professor BA, University of Louisville
MA, University of Tennessee-Knox
PHD, University of Tennessee-Knox
Freed, Christopher R. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Associate Professor BA, Union College
MA, Cuny Graduate School And U Ctr
PHD, Cuny Graduate School And U Ctr
Gregoricka, Lesley A. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Assistant Professor BA, University of Notre Dame
MA, Ohio State U-Main Campus
PHD, Ohio State U-Main Campus
Haas, Laurie F. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Instructor BA, Huntingdon College
MSW, Tulane University
Hanks, Roma Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Professor BA, David Lipscomb University
MA, Vanderbilt University
PHD, University of Delaware
Hudson, Charles K. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Associate Professor BA, University of Mobile
MA, University of Louisville
MS, University of Louisville
PHD, University of NC- Chapel Hill
Marshall, Douglas A. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Associate Professor BS, Georgia Inst of Tech - Main
MA, University of NC- Chapel Hill
PHD, University of Virginia
Min, Hosik Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Assistant Professor BA, Korea University
MA, Korea University
PHD, Texas A & M University
Moberg, Mark A. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Professor BA, University of Iowa
MA, University of CA-Los Ang
PHD, University of CA-Los Ang
Mundy, Leonard A. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Assistant Professor BS, Indiana U of Pennsylvania
MA, Temple University
PHD, Temple University
Pettway, Kimberly M. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Instructor MSW, University of Alabama
Picou, John S. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Professor BA, Southeastern Louisiana U
MA, Louisiana State University
PHD, Louisiana State University
Waselkov, Gregory A. Socio, Anthro, and Social Work Professor BA, University of Missouri-Columb
MA, University of NC- Chapel Hill
PHD, University of NC- Chapel Hill