Sociology

Opportunity

The APSA Minority Fellowship Program offers scholarships for students in underrepresented groups applying for doctoral programs in Political Science and an interest in teaching. For more information, please visit their website.
The Fund for American Studies--policy, political journalism, business and government affairs and legal studies programs for undergraduates REUs in Social and Behavioral Sciences sponsored by the NSF--government sponsored research opportunities for undergraduates The Leadership...
INTERNSHIP RESOURCES Visit the Career Development Office's website or make an appointment with their staff for more information about internship opportunities.  Sign up for an account with Forum to connect with alumni and find out what sociology alumni are currently doing.  Take...
Joseph F. Wall '41 Scholarship The Joseph F. Wall '41 Scholarship was established in 1983 by the Class of 1958 in honor of Joseph F. Wall '41, a graduate of Grinnell, Professor Emeritus of History, Dean of the College, and the first director of the college's Rosenfield Public...
Journal Club meets the first Friday of each month to discuss an article selected by members of the SEPC. We meet in the 1515 psych commons area, shortly after noon (about 12:15) until just before 1:00. Students are encouraged to read the article prior to attending.  Pizza and...
The Judith Louise McKim Sociology Scholarship is awarded yearly to a top-junior or senior sociology major by the Grinnell sociology department.
Specifics of a MAP in Sociology As MAP topics are driven by faculty research, they are decided by faculty and announced with directions for how to apply in Februrary.  In the Social Studies Division, MAPs are competitive and hence require considerable preparation. WHEN IS THE...
The SEG seeks to “foster mutually empowering connections between the developed and developing world. SEG works to give agency to individuals in order to sustainably address the self-perpetuating social and economic problems of inequality.”  For more information, please visit the...
The Sociology Book Award is awarded annually to the sociology junior who has the highest GPA by the Grinnell sociology department. 
The Sociology Department hires several students each semester to assist professors with their work. Students should contact professors they would like to work for specifically, or contact the Department Chair, Karla Erickson, for more information.
Some popular service opportunities that Grinnellians, and sociology majors in particular, avail of include the following: Peace Corps Teach for America Lutheran Volunteer Corps Grinnell Corps Americorps

Building

Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade...

News Item

“Americans born in the 2000s live as much as thirty years longer than their ancestors,” says Karla Erickson, sociology. Her young first-year students are already thinking about aging in her tutorial, Aging and Social Justice: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die.  They are...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
Jen Brooks ’15 sits in a yoga-like pose on a blue gymnastics mat on the floor of her bedroom in Lazier Hall. She faces a wide-screen Mac on a table about 4 inches off the floor. Flowers and 21st birthday cards decorate the nearby windowsill. Using a joystick and a separate...
Jen Brooks ’15 sits in a yoga-like pose on a blue gymnastics mat on the floor of her bedroom in Lazier Hall. She faces a wide-screen Mac on a table about 4 inches off the floor. Flowers and 21st birthday cards decorate the nearby windowsill. Using a joystick and a separate...
Karla Erickson will discuss her popular new book How We Die Now: Intimacy and the Work of Dying with a panel of students, faculty, and community members at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Burling Library Lounge. This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will...
Karla Erickson, sociology, began work on her newest book — How We Die Now: Intimacy and the Work of Dying — after she observed the spiritual, physical, and emotional support hospice workers provided her dying grandparents. Erickson, a feminist ethnographer of labor, immerses...
Karla Erickson, sociology, began work on her newest book — How We Die Now: Intimacy and the Work of Dying — after she observed the spiritual, physical, and emotional support hospice workers provided her dying grandparents. Erickson, a feminist ethnographer of labor, immerses...
This summer, Naomi Ramsay ’14 explored issues of tracking and educational stratification in New Jersey. Her research was part of a Mentored Advanced Project with Audrey Devine-Eller. Devine-Eller is writing a book on her years of ethnographic research at a school in New Jersey,...
This summer, Naomi Ramsay ’14 explored issues of tracking and educational stratification in New Jersey. Her research was part of a Mentored Advanced Project with Audrey Devine-Eller. Devine-Eller is writing a book on her years of ethnographic research at a school in New Jersey,...
A pre-orientation program is helping put new Grinnellians at ease — a week before classes begin — through tours, workshops, and social events. “It has helped lower my stress,” says Dasaan McCrimmon, a first-year student from Philadelphia, Pa. The five-day program introduces...
More than 3,350 pounds of food — about the weight of a Ford Mustang — was donated to families in the Grinnell community during the 2013­–14 school year. This intensive effort was led by Dylan Bondy ’16, who started the Grinnell College chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN)...
More than 3,350 pounds of food — about the weight of a Ford Mustang — was donated to families in the Grinnell community during the 2013­–14 school year. This intensive effort was led by Dylan Bondy ’16, who started the Grinnell College chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN)...
Tracy Pa ’15 and Isaiah Tyree ’15 have been awarded federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the spring 2014 semester. Tyree is a history and psychology major from Taos, New Mexico. He will study at the University of...
Tracy Pa ’15 and Isaiah Tyree ’15 have been awarded federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the spring 2014 semester. Tyree is a history and psychology major from Taos, New Mexico. He will study at the University of...

Group Info

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior in groups. Sociology classes equip you to critically analyze how the social world is organized, sustained, and transformed and to explore issues of individual agency, power, and inequality. Majors can do internships, research,...
Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior in groups. Sociology classes equip you to critically analyze how the social world is organized, sustained, and transformed and to explore issues of individual agency, power, and inequality. Majors can do internships, research,...

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