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Smith, Buffy

Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Office
OEC 444
Phone
(651) 962-5697
Mail
4099

Professor Smith earned her B.A. in Sociology at Marquette University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification, and Social Problems. Dr. Smith's primary research focuses on access and retention issues in higher education. Dr. Smith is the recipient of the 2008 Diversity Leadership Teaching/Research award presented by the UST office of Institutional Diversity. 

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
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Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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SOCI 110 - 01 Social Problems M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 452
CRN: 40334 4 Credit Hours Contemporary society is confronted with a number of serious problems that are often global in their impact. This course explores the causes, effects, and proposed solutions to some of these major social issues. Special attention is given to issues of inequality (such as racism, sexism, and poverty) and problems in core institutions (such as family violence, unequal educational opportunities, and unemployment). This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program and fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.
SOCI 110 - P1 Social Problems M - W - F 0815 - 0920 OEC 452
CRN: 40968 4 Credit Hours Contemporary society is confronted with a number of serious problems that are often global in their impact. This course explores the causes, effects, and proposed solutions to some of these major social issues. Special attention is given to issues of inequality (such as racism, sexism, and poverty) and problems in core institutions (such as family violence, unequal educational opportunities, and unemployment). This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program and fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OEC 452
CRN: 40338 4 Credit Hours Race and ethnicity as significant components of U.S. social structure; the cognitive and normative aspects of culture which maintain and effect varying manifestations of social distance, tension, prejudice and discrimination between majority and minorities at both micro and macro levels, nationally and internationally. This course meets a requirement in American Cultural Studies and Justice and Peace Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: sophomore standing

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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