Kierstin Hatt, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUSOC 358 - Environmental Sociology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theoretical and empirical examination of the connection between the natural environment and the social world. This involves inquiry into the sociological dimensions of some major contemporary environmental problems including air, water and soil pollution, decreased biodiversity, deforestation, climate change, and ozone depletion. Particular attention is paid to the social and political connections among issues of industrialization, development, globalization, inequality, gender, social change and environmental destruction. Prerequisites: One of AUSOC 101, 103 or 105, and *3 at a senior level in AUSOC or AUENV, and 3rd year standing, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUSOC 358 and AUENV 358.

LECTURE 1X50 (76734) Download syllabus
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
W 18:00 - 21:00 (TBD)


AUSOC 275 - Sex, Gender, and Society

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the relation between gender as a social institution and our experiences of sexual identity and gender. The way gender differences are constructed and sustained as part of the reality of everyday life is also examined. Prerequisite: One of AUSOC 101, 103, 105, consent of the instructor.

LECTURE 1B01 (75691) Download syllabus
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 16:00 - 17:30 (TBD)


AUSOC 105 - Social Anthropology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Ethnographic materials from non-Western societies are utilized to examine culture, social structure, and social process. Particular attention is paid to everyday life within various types of societies and how sociological ways of knowing are enriched by an attentiveness to cross-cultural research.

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2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 12:00 - 13:30 (TBD)


AUENV 358 - Environmental Sociology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theoretical and empirical examination of the connection between the natural environment and the social world. This involves inquiry into the sociological dimensions of some major contemporary environmental problems, including air, water and soil pollution, decreased biodiversity, deforestation, climate change, and ozone depletion. Particular attention is paid to the social and political connections among issues of industrialization, development, globalization, inequality, gender, social change and environmental destruction. Prerequisites: Third-year standing and AUENV 120 (or its crosslisted equivalent). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENV 358 and AUSOC 358.

LECTURE 1X50 (76921) Download syllabus
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
W 18:00 - 21:00 (TBD)


AUSOC 402 - Directed Reading II

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of sociology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: AUSOC 301 or 401, and consent of the instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended primarily for a student planning to pursue graduate studies in sociology.

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Winter Term 2023 (1820)

AUSOC 105 - Social Anthropology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Ethnographic materials from non-Western societies are utilized to examine culture, social structure, and social process. Particular attention is paid to everyday life within various types of societies and how sociological ways of knowing are enriched by an attentiveness to cross-cultural research.

LECTURE 1B01 (47927) Download syllabus
2023-01-25 - 2023-04-17
TH 14:15 - 15:45 (AU LIB 2 102)