The Department of Sociology & Anthropology


Senior Symposium, Spring 2007

Dr. Janine ChiOn May 3, 2007, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology hosted its fourth annual Senior Research Symposium. At the event, students presented the results of research that they conducted over the course of the capstone Senior Seminar in Sociology & Anthropology during the Spring 2007 semester. Dr. Janine Chi led that seminar and introduced the program at the Symposium.

Students draft their proposals in the Fall Research Methodology I course, and carry out the research in their senior year during the Spring capstone seminar. The Senior Symposium, held every May, provides those students with a professional opportunity to gain experience in presenting data to an academic community, a skill that is highly valued in graduate programs of study.


Kerin Backhaus Kerin Backhaus
"How Art is Redefining Itself for Social Change"

Mark Bober  Mark Bober
"A Study in the Decline in Membership in Pennsylvania Masconic Lodges and Its Relationship to a Global Decline in Civic, Religious, and Fraternal Organizations"

Joanna Kling Joanna Kling
"Race, Gender, and Policy for All: Determining Policy Support for Black and White Working Women in America"

Katie Thone Katie Thone
"Do the SATS Have More of An Influence Than We Think?: SATS Effect on Academic Efficacy"