William J Kinney

Associate Professor
Degree
BA and MA, University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D, Iowa State University
Office
OEC 446
Phone
(651) 962-5636
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5636
Fax
651-962-5682

At St. Thomas since 1993

Social Psychology, Self and Society, Organizations in Society, Introduction to Sociology, Popular Culture

Dr. Kinney's scholarship has focused on the social psychology of the animal rights movement, political activism and stigmatization among the elderly, social psychology of celebrity, and sociological perspectives on Catholicism.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - W03 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 309
CRN: 40545 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

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SOCI 100 - W06 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL15
CRN: 43188 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

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SOCI 366 - 01 Self and Society - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 309
CRN: 42475 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney In what ways does the world around us shape who we are as individuals? This course exposes learners to the ways in various social forces such as family, social class, mass media, and school shape our lives. It includes the influence of "micro" elements of social structure (such as socialization processes and small groups), "macro" elements of social structure (organizations, communities and society), and important sociological concepts (inequality, power, conflict, social control, etc.). Prerequisite: SOCI 100

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - L06 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 203
CRN: 20953 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

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SOCI 365 - 01 Social Psychology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 208
CRN: 21415 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney This course provides a general survey of major social psychological theories and research. Topics include selfhood, socialization, conformity/deviance, attitudes, gender roles, and intergroup/intragroup dynamics. Through exposure to real life settings and simulations, students will explore key questions such as "What attracts us to each other?, "How do we respond to deviant behavior?" and, "Why do we conform?". This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or SOCI 110

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SOCI 370 - 01 Sociological Theories - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 306
CRN: 20883 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney Study of the place of sociological theory in understanding interaction and society. Examination of both classical and contemporary theories, including conflict, functionalism, and interactionism. Application of theories to contemporary social concerns. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 and 8 additional credit-hours in Sociology.

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