Sociology Honors Seminar Application

The Sociology Honors Seminar will be unlike any class you have taken here.  It is an interactive seminar, with the collective focus on helping each student produce sociological research and knowledge. In this class, students do not sit back as consumers of sociological knowledge, but everyone is required to lean in and devise a research project. It’s an exciting and challenging process, one that requires creativity and self-discipline, but you are supported by the instructor, the seminar and an additional faculty mentor.  Over the course of two semesters, each student will develop and write an original research project that will serve as the senior sociology honors thesis.

Who should take this class?  Any Sociology senior with a strong GPA, a curiosity about the social world, and anyone wishing to engage in original research that will provide the type of writing sample that many graduate programs require as part of the admissions process.

Interested in seeing what this year’s Sociology Honors Seminar students have produced?  Come to HSH 201 on April 30 at 2pm, for the presentations.

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SOCI Honors Seminar Presentations

Join us for the presentation of our SOCI Honors Seminar!
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 — HSH 201
Thesis presentations: 2:00-3:30pm
Reception: 3:30-5:00pm
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Sociology Student-Alumni Mixer Thursday, April 16th

Thinking about your future? Come hear Mr. George Pla, who majored in Sociology, speak about the importance of sociology in his successful career as an entrepreneur and mingle with other recent  alumni from diverse fields such as public relations, community  organizing, and more. Feel free to bring your resume!

Thursday, April 16th
HSH 201 — 4:30pm-6:00pm
RSVP HERE
#SociAlumMix 

ZYGO Series: ‘Mercy Killers’ by Michael Milligan

ZYGO Series: ‘Mercy Killers’ by Michael M​illigan
A One-Man Play and Discussion on Health Care in America
April 3, 2015 | 12:30 PM | DML 241 | Lunch Provided

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1EIM0B4
More Information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/zygo-series  

Mercy Killers, a one-man theatrical performance featuring playwright and actor Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, is a provocative play that takes an honest and heartbreaking look at the increasing dysfunction of the American health care system. ​Following the performance, moderators will engage Milligan and the audience in a discussion on his play and health care in America. Milligan’s performance is brought to USC as part of the USC Medical Humanities, Arts and Ethics Series, which engages core health issues in society today.

Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. Mercy Killers powerfully reveals Joe’s journey as he struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty.

ZYGO performance followed by a discussion co-moderated by:

Alexander Capron, University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Gould School of Law, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Sucharita Yellapragada, ZYGO Student Program Manager

Mercy Killers is a raw, topical piece that shows the collision of ideas and reality in a system where health and well-being go up against profits. It is a show that is very much of the zeitgeist.” –Star Tribune

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.

Cosponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics, the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

USC LEVAN INSTITUTE FOR HUMANITIES AND ETHICS

The USC Levan Institute engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity, promotes moral reflection and understanding of self, facilitates multidisciplinary dialogue, and encourages students to make a positive impact across society and the globe.

University of Southern California
Contact: Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director
usclevan@dornsife.usc.edu

Lunch & Learn: Food Access Solutions with eroots on 4.9

Another exciting Lunch & Learn heading your way! 

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab‘s monthly Lunch & Learn speaker series is continuing its Spring Lunch & Learn series on April 9th! Come join us for our next installation in our power-packed line up of exciting movers and shakers in the field of Social Enterprise!

This month’s discussion is a focus on innovative food access solutions featuring Alex Dorsey, General Manager of eroots.

eroots, a social enterprise, was created by Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services (WORKS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in California. WORKS is a diverse women-led organization that provides housing and food access solutions to individuals and families of modest means. Partnering with sustainable and organic farmers such as Alba Organics, Glen Ivy Farms and Health & LeJeune Organic Distributor, to name a few, eroots provides the affordable access to people who want to join the movement of choosing organics and eating healthier. Not only does eroots provide lower prices on produce, they also conveniently pack them in community-supported agriculture boxes (CSA boxes) in order to distribute a variety of produce to consumers in a convenient way. The eroots program is designed to be self-sustaining, scalable and replicable in most communities with subscriptions managed online. Beyond these practicalities is a higher goal: to pursue mission-driven partnerships with people and organizations who share our commitment to make a difference.

As the general manager of eroots, Alex Dorsey has led the passionate start-up social enterprise team that created a micro-food hub and innovative web-based CSA to supply organic produce to communities in greater Los Angeles. She has managed team and infrastructure development to attract loyal subscribers and move nearly 500 tons of organic produce, support local farms, and provide more than $80,000 in fundraising rebates to partnering elementary schools.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 12:30-1:50pm in TCC 227. RSVP requested.

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Complementary lunch provided.

Big thanks to our co-sponsoring groups USC Helenes and GirlsUP!

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Sociology Graduate School Workshop – Tuesday March 31st

Have questions about grad school?

Come ask graduate Rebecca Berry, the first student in USC Gould’s 3+3 program. Current Sociology grad students are also available to answer your questions about finding the right program for you. Learn what graduate school is really like and how to increase your chances of being accepted.

Tuesday, March 31st
HSH 303
4:00-5:00pm 

RSVP HERE

Refreshments provided!
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Sociology Student-Alumni Mixer

Thinking about your future? Come hear Mr. George Pla, who majored in Sociology, speak about the importance of sociology in his successful career as an entrepreneur and mingle with other recent  alumni from diverse fields such as public relations, community  organizing, and more.

Feel free to bring your resume!

George L. Pla is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist whose work spans business, civic and philanthropic activities that hold the common theme enhancing communities throughout California. George L. Pla is President, CEO, and founder of Cordoba Corporation, a statewide full-service civil engineering, construction management, and program management firm specializing in transportation, education, water, and energy infrastructure. Cordoba is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Oakland, Santa Ana, San Diego and San Bernardino.

Thursday, April 16th
HSH 201 — 4:30pm-6:00pm
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RSVP HERE

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