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

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.

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - L03 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 311

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

20259 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - L04 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 306

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

20866 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 474 - D01 Seminar in Sociology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 306

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

21985 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

William J. Kinney

An examination of classical and contemporary theories in sociology, including functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interaction. Theories are explored in an applied manner to develop the ability to understand/solve social problems and issues in a sociological context. Key sociological principles and concepts will be utilized in the completion of a significant scholarly research project. Careers and preparation for graduate school will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOCI 100, SOCI 210 and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration.

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - L05 SOCI 100:Artificial Intelligen - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 365 - W01 Social Psychology - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

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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