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  • Don Grant is a Professor of Sociology and a Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. In addition to studying the organizational and policy determinants of industrial pollution, he conducts research on inequality, political economy, workplace culture, health care, culture, and religion.

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  • Energy and Climate Change, Environmental Sociology, Economic Sociology, Organizations, Health and Society; Stratification, Research Methods (fsQCA)

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Teaching

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  • ARSC 1480 - MASP Social Science Seminar
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Fosters an appreciation of the social sciences. Readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, and outside activities illustrate the interconnections between different bodies of knowledge. Emphasizes relationships between the social sciences and the real world. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
  • SOCY 4062 - Suffering and Care in Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines how modern societies understand and respond to the reality of human suffering, how care systems are organized, and the experiences of professional caregivers.
  • SOCY 4160 - Designing Social Innovations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to theory and research on social entrepreneurship with special emphasis on the role of design thinking.
  • SOCY 4161 - Executing Social Innovations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces students to the skills and strategies involved in developing a business plan for a social business or an organization wanting to increase its social impact.
  • SOCY 4932 - Internship in Care, Health and Resilience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    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.
  • SOCY 7171 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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