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Penny Harvey was the recipient of the 2017 Student Paper Competitions Award

Posted On September 6, 2017
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One of our Ph.D. students, Penny Harvey was the recipient of the 2017 Student Paper Competitions Award Winning Abstracts at SSSP.

Winning Title: “The Relevance of Teaching Social Problems in a Diverse World”

Abstract: These syllabi were designed for an introduction to social problems course. This course is an elective for social sciences and required for sociology majors and minors. In teaching sociology, I aim to show that the study of Social Problems is relevant to everybody, no matter their major and is, therefore, a valuable field of study. I teach my class from a social justice perspective to highlight the focus on inequalities in the social world. Sociology is more than just researching people and institutions; social problems permeate the all-encompassing social world. I illustrate the diversity of how sociology can be applied. Moreover, I want my students to leave with the knowledge that solutions are possible and are an important part of looking at these issues, but most importantly they have the power to be the catalysts for social change.

You can find out more about this honor and her paper in the link!

Congrats Penny!