Student (Research) Papers  at the University of Vermont/Dept. of Sociology/ Prof. L. Kaelber

Spring 2013: Umberto Eco's Travels in Hyperreality in the 21st century (Take-Home Exam Papers for SOC279 Modern Sociological Theory)
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Fall 2012: Research papers in the Sociology of Disability (SOC218: Disability as Deviance)

  • Eugenics: "The Eugenics Movement in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont"
  • Higher Education: "Re-negotiating Intellectual Disability: The Case for Institutional Education and College Education Opportunities"

Spring 2012: Short Research Papers on "New Religious Movements (Comparative Case Studies)" (SOC151 Sociology of Ideology and Religion)

Rastafarianism & Santeria
ISKCON & the Jesus Army
Gnosticism & The Way International Krishna Consciousness & the Rajneesh Movement
Raelian Church & Discordian Church
Native American Church & the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Aum Shinrikyo & the Rastafarian Movement
Aum Shinrikyo & Branch Davidians
Aetherius Society & The Family International
Santeria & Church of Satan
Aum Shinrikyo & Heaven's Gate
Wicca & Church of Satan
Osho & Shambhala
Wicca & People's Temple

Fall 2011: SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITIES (SOC195)

  • SOC195: "Social Construction of Deafness and Hearing Impairment"
  • SOC195: "Social Construction of Schizophrenia"

Spring 2011:  SOC297 Independent Study: "Compulsory Sterilization of Native Americans and Racist Motivations Behind Public Policies"

Fall 2010: SOC251: Sociology of Ideology and Religion

  • SOC251-1 : "The Role of Ideology in the Genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-1918"
  • SOC251-2 : "The Role of Ideology in the Genocide of the Chinese People During the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976"
  • SOC251-3 : "The Role of Ideology in the Genocide of Muslims in Bosnia, 1992-1995"
  • SOC251-4 : "The Role of Ideology in the Genocide of the Irish in Ireland: A comparison between the periods of 1565-1603 and 1845-5"

SOC101 and SOC279 Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theories

Student Projects

 


Amanda

Colleen

Michael Koch

Katie Grimm and Erin McCarthy

Erin

Abby and Cynthia

Vanessa
 

Postmodern Pilgrimage Sites

     
Materialism


McDonaldization of Housing

Smith-Durkheim-Marx

Bureaucracy


 
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