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Walden, Glenda D Senior Instructor


Research Areas research areas



  • Self, Culture, and Sexuality, Self and Consciousness, Personal and Social transformation and development, Identity, Sexuality, Gender


courses taught

  • SOCY 1004 - Deviance in U.S. Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers.
  • SOCY 1006 - The Social Construction of Sexuality
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Discusses the social determinants of sexuality. Analyzes the economic, psychological, and cultural influences on human sexuality. Interactional perspective of human sexuality is presented. Same as WGST 1006.
  • SOCY 1016 - Sex, Gender, and Society 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines status and power differences between the sexes at individual and societal levels. Emphasizes historical context of gender roles and status, reviews major theories of gender stratification. Same as WGST 1016.
  • SOCY 1021 - United States Race and Ethnic Relations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    An examination of race and minority problems in U.S. society, including the psychological, social, and cultural sources of prejudice and discrimination.
  • SOCY 2034 - Drugs in United States Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the relationship between drugs and social contexts. Lends insight into why people find consciousness alteration meaningful, what kinds of experiences and problems arise, and what types of social policies emerge to control drug use.
  • SOCY 3041 - Self and Consciousness
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores human development from a psychosocial perspective, focusing on the interplay between psychological patterns and social forms. Issues such as self-image and social consciousness are studied within the larger context of individual and collective forces leading to transformation. Same as INVS 3041.
  • SOCY 4931 - Internship in Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an academically supervised opportunity for junior and senior sociology majors to work in public or private organizations to gain practical knowledge and experience, and allows students to make a connection between sociological theory and the real world. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.
  • SOCY 4932 - Internship in Care, Health and Resilience
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an academically supervised opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in the helping professions to work in a job that provides them valuable hands-on experience, allows them to apply insights learned in their formal coursework and helps them make informed career choices upon graduation. This course cannot be applied to the SOCY major or minor requirements.


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