Useful class links, information on the department scholarship and the latest from our two department student organizations, the SOC/CJ student club and international sociology honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta, can all be found here. We hope this information is helpful and if you think something is missing, please let us know.
Faculty Advisor Dr. Bill Kinney
Requirements for membership include a major or minor in sociology or criminal justice, completion of at least four courses in sociology at the University of St. Thomas, and rank in the top 35th percentile of all students in your class. Questions can be directed to Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker
Dr. John C. Gessner was a popular member of the Sociology Department from 1985 to 1991. Dr. Gessner died in 1991 while serving as chair of the department. After his death, his family established a scholarship in his memory. The Gessner Scholarship is awarded each spring. For general queries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This scholarship is awarded each spring to a criminal justice student. The criteria include:
For general inquiries about either scholarship, contact us at email@example.com.
The Luann Dummer Center for Women offers several grant opportunities for faculty, staff and students, including support for research as well as scholarships for Women's Studies majors. Interested individuals should contact the LDCW in OEC 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Welcome to the Sociology and Criminal Justice writing guide check list. This checklist is mainly for helping students to prepare their academic assignment in sociology courses. Although professor may have their own specific format, the check list will provide a helpful go-to guide for ASA/ASR writing format and other tips for writing.
Resources and Links
Purdue University Online Writing Lab This writing resource will provide examples for ASA/ASR writing guides. Go to the website and select Formatting in Sociology from the left menu. You will find examples for in-text citations and references formatting.
Writing Center for Resources
The writing center is an on campus resource that provides services for students to enhance their writing skills and manuscripts. They provide free one-on-one writing sessions and will help with preparing writing assignments. This is a great writing resource!
University of St. Thomas Academic Integrity Policy
All sociology courses follow the guidelines outlined in the academic integrity policy. Students should be aware university academic dishonesty (i.e. cheating and plagiarism etc.) policy. For more details, please read the academic dishonesty policy in the student handbook. The below link will also provide more details and definitions on cheating, plagiarism and other important topics related to academic dishonesty.
ASA Style Short Guide