William J. Kinney

Associate Professor
Degree
BA and MA, University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D, Iowa State University
Office
OEC 446
Hours
Tuesday and Thursdays 11:30-1:00 or by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5636
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5636
Fax
651-962-5682

Dr. William Kinney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of St. Thomas. He currently teaches Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, Self and Society, Popular Culture, and Introduction to Sociology. He has also taught a wide range of other courses, including Work and Occupations, Sociology of Aging, Organizations and Society, Family and Society, Race and Ethnicity, and Social Problems.

His research interests include generational development, popular culture, and the impact of technology on society. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Sociological Imagination, Policy Studies Review, Research in Political Sociology, and The Wisconsin Sociologist, and engaged in over fifty presentations of his scholarship at professional conferences. He has also published over two dozen teaching resources in publications such as the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology, Teaching Organizational Sociology, The Sociology of Gender and Work, and Teaching About Mass Media in the Classroom. In addition, he has published several entries in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 

Dr. Kinney has served as a reviewer for Sociological Inquiry and The Sociological Quarterly, and is a former President of the Sociologists of Minnesota and Minnesota State Representative for the Midwest Sociological Society. He currently serves as a member of the Midwest Sociological Society’s Committee on Professional Issues and Standards.

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 389 - I1 Research - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30646 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William J. Kinney

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - L01 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 452

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

41471 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 - L05 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 308

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

41472 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 - W01 Social Psychology - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308

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- T - R - - -

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1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

42743 (View in ClassFinder)

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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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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