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A Sociological Take on the 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential election is everywhere, filling every headline from Buzzfeed to the New York Times. Everyone has opinions to offer – but sometimes, it can be hard to make sense of it all. As the Spring 2016 semester drew to a close, students in Berkeley Connect in Sociology got a chance to discuss the […]

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My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment: Sociology

We invited students participating in Berkeley Connect in Spring 2016 to enter our Berkeley Connect Student Voice Contest and share with us a memorable experience they had in Berkeley Connect. The second of three winning entries was written by Danielle Veloso, who participated in Berkeley Connect in Sociology. My favorite moment in Berkeley Connect for Sociology was when […]

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The Rewards of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research may seem like a natural step for STEM majors. But for social science majors, it might not be their first instinct. At a recent Berkeley Connect in Sociology event, a panel of sociology undergraduates shared their experiences entering the world of research. Professor Kim Voss, the director of Berkeley Connect in Sociology, kicked […]

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Art of Sociology/Sociology of Art

The opening of the brand-new, sleek, and beautifully-designed Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive building has been long-awaited. Berkeley residents and out-of-town visitors alike flooded the museum at its opening to the public at the end of January. Some students might not have wanted to brave the long lines snaking around the block at […]

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My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment

We invited students participating in Berkeley Connect in Fall 2015 to enter our Berkeley Connect Student Voice Contest and share with us a memorable experience they had in Berkeley Connect. The first of two winning entries was written by Sharon Flores, a senior majoring in Sociology. Being in such a big campus, I often felt left out. […]

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The Experience that Made Me a Professor

“Did you have one experience that made you realize you wanted to become a professor?” Three Sociology professors recently spoke with Berkeley Connect students about the moment they realized they wanted to pursue a career in academia. Professor Cristina Mora began as an undergraduate student at Cal in 1998, the first in her family to […]

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“My Favorite Class”

Berkeley Connect Sociology students reflect on best classes and best practices “The goal for today is to think about classes and teaching styles you’ve enjoyed in the past,” Berkeley Connect Sociology mentor Angela Fillingim said as students settled in for their small-group meeting. “It doesn’t have to be a class at Berkeley! But hopefully, through this […]

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The Sociological Imagination

Berkeley Connect Sociology students discuss cultivating a sociological perspective Mentor Angela Fillingim shows the class dis-aggregated data of Asian American incomes  First coined by C. Wright Mills in 1959, the phrase “sociological imagination” is used to describe a very particular way of thinking. This week, Berkeley Connect Sociology students put on their “sociological hats” to explore everything from tuition […]

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Art and Sociology

Berkeley Connect Sociology students visit the Berkeley Art Museum Berkeley Connect Sociology students received a special tour of the UC Berkeley Art Museum (BAM) last week to explore the intersection between art and sociology. Guided by BAM Director of Education Sherry Goodman, the students discover important and sometimes surprising parallels between their studies and the pieces they encountered […]

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Sociology Study Break!

During Review Week, Berkeley Connect in Sociology students were invited to take a break from writing their final papers and join the Berkeley Connect faculty and mentors from some light refreshments. Students enjoyed the opportunity to take a relaxing break from their studies and connect one more time with their mentors.

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