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Brown, Matthew C Instructor

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Research

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  • Dr. Brown is currently not engaged in research and is not required to based on his appointment as an instructor.

keywords

  • homosexual male/gay, sexual behavior, sex and gender, research methods

Teaching

courses taught

  • SOCY 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines basic sociological ideas including social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change. Examples are drawn from societies around the world.
  • SOCY 1006 - The Social Construction of Sexuality
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 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 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    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 3046 - Topics in Sex and Gender
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Faculty present courses based on their area of expertise and specialization in the field of sex and gender. Students should check current sociology department notices of course offerings for specific topics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as WGST 3046.
  • SOCY 3201 - Sociological Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to the logics and methods of sociological research. This requirement for majors teaches ways to answer sociological questions by collecting and analyzing different types of data. Students are trained in research ethics and learn how to collect their own data and conduct original sociological research. Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data are included.
  • SOCY 3401 - Field Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Skill development prepares students to conduct qualitative sociological research. Emphasizes ethnographic techniques, including intensive interviewing, direct observation, coding, participant observation, and report writing. Students conceive and execute a field research project with data collection, analysis, and a report.
  • SOCY 4441 - Senior Honors Seminar 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Helps students design and initiate an honors thesis based on original sociological research.
  • SOCY 4451 - Senior Honors Seminar 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Helps students complete an honors thesis based on original sociological research. Emphasizes analyzing data, writing research reports, and presenting results.
  • SOCY 5611 - Teaching in Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Learn how to teach sociology more effectively while developing a new content area and a clearer sense of the field. Choose a content area within sociology as the basis for planning a course and developing and practicing different teaching techniques. Department enforced prerequisite: enrollment in the Sociology graduate program.
  • WGST 1006 - The Social Construction of Sexuality
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    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 SOCY 1006.
  • WGST 1016 - Sex, Gender, and Society 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 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 SOCY 1016.

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