Dr. Shobha Hamal Gurung specializes in Gender and Labor,
Development and Cultural Studies, Comparative Family and Community,
Globalization and Political Economy.
- SOC 1010-01 Introduction to Sociology (CRN 10346) (MWF 11-11:50 am, CN 227)
SOC 1010-02 Introduction to Sociology (CRN 11422) (MWF 1-1:50 pm, PEB 128)
This course introduces students to key sociological terms, concepts, theories, and methods and their application to the social world—social institutions, social structures, human behavior/ interaction, and social change. The course also provides students with an opportunity to conduct social research, collect information, and process and disseminate the gathered information. By applying relevant concepts/theories to their own research, students will examine the relationships between theory and research and the roles of each in knowledge construction and production.
- SOC 3110 Traveling Across South Asia (CRN 12983) (TR 1-2:20 pm, TH 107)
This course is a window onto South Asian nations from Afghanistan to Pakistan. It explores the geographic, social, economic and political landscapes of South Asian nations through sociological eyes.
- SOC 4500-01 Global Issues (CRN 11850) (MWF 10-10:50 am, TH 113)
This course sociologically explores current global issues such as global capitalism; consumerism; materialistic culture; global poverty, hunger, and inequalities; environmental degradation and ecological crisis; feminization of the labor force; immigration and citizenship; emergence of transnational networks and movements. The focus of this course is to examine critically how the processes of globalization and global capital accumulation have constructed and diffused power relations, created and recreated opportunities and deprivation, and produced and reproduced simultaneously oppression and empowerment within and across national borders. The course explores the differential consequences of and responses to global capital accumulation.
- SOC 1020-02 Modern Social Problems MWF 11-11:50 am
(CRN 30764) TH 111
This course examines current cultural and social aspects of problems such as poverty,
racial and gender inequality, crime, health and illness.
- SOC3200-01 Sociology of Popular Culture MWF 1:00-1:50 am (CRN 30768) ED 215
Using general theories of the nature of social and cultural structures, this course provides a sociological analysis of every day American culture. Examining popular culture such as print, media, television, sport, and other aspects of a consumer-driven culture helps understand prevailing values and anticipate changing norms and behaviors. .
- SOC 3370-01 Men, Women & Society in Global Perspectives MWF10:00-10:50 am (CRN 30765) ED 102
An introduction to the field of gender studies with a focus on sex role behavior from several theoretical perspectives. Emphasis is on recent sociological research as well as cross-cultural and historical analysis of women and men in society.
2010-01 Introduction to Women/Gender Studies MWF 2:00-2:50 pm (CRN 30793) SC 128
The course explores womens and gender experiences/issues from interdisciplinary perspectives while acquainting students with the major theories and debates of feminist and gender scholarship.
Office Hours: MW 3:00 - 4:30 pm
TR 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
or by appointment.
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