Special Topic Course: SOC 401 A – The New Inequality

The New Inequality

SOC 401 A: Special Topics

In the United States, inequality has reached levels unseen since prior to the Great Depression. This course will serve as a primer on recent trends in economic inequality. We will examine the factors that account for the decades-long increase in economic disparities, paying particular attention to cultural trends, political developments, and the role of technological change. We will also compare recent movements in inequality and macroeconomic performance in the U.S. with other advanced industrialized nations.


SOC 401 A, SLN 19450

MW from 1:30-3:20 in LOW 222

Prof. Jake Rosenfeld

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Special Topic Course: SOC 201 B – Scientists Are People Too!

Have you ever wondered?

  • What is unique about science?
  • How did it develop and what sustains it?
  • How does science shape society?
  • How is society shaping science

If so, please see attached flier for more info about this special topic Winter 2015 course:

Soc 201 – Scientists are people too poster

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Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2015 — Apps. due Nov. 3

Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2015
Applications due: November 3, 2014
Contact: susanna@uw.edu

Each year the Sociology Department offers several specialized undergraduate internships in partnership with select federal and local agencies. These unique internships offer a great opportunity to see how sociology connects to the working world while at the same time earning sociology credit and developing concrete skills desired by employers.  In fact, over the years we’ve had this program in place, several student interns have gone on to secure employment in government agencies.

We have approximately 15 internship placements available. All applicants are expected to be familiar with the basic details of the positions and the missions of the organizations before applying. For detailed information and applications materials for each opportunity, click on the links below:

What you will do in these internships?

Depending on the internship, duties vary from intake interviewing/counseling, investigative planning, statistical analysis, research and court monitoring, just to name a few. For detailed descriptions and information on each internship opportunity, click on links above.

What is the time commitment?

This is a two-quarter commitment: winter-spring ’15. Students will receive five graded credits as part of Soc 404 in winter and then can apply for 3-5 additional independent study credits (Soc 399) in the spring. Depending on the specific internship, students must commit to working between 6-15 hours/week.

Who can apply?

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Sociology majors, but we will consider all applications.

How to apply:

We will require a short application for each position, including a one-page statement of purpose which will also serve as a writing sample.  No letters of reference are required to apply. The links above will take you to the applications.

More information about the Applied Community and Civic Internship Program

SOC 404

Students will work at an internship for a minimum of 3 hours/week while attending a weekly 2-hour seminar that provides critical reflection about practical and theoretical issues of work and organizations. Students can come in with an internship already in place, or can apply to the Sociology Department for the specialized internships at federal agencies and other organizations, described above.


Email Susanna Hansson at susanna@uw.edu or call 206-543-5396

Your are invited to attend the information session Thursday, October 23rd at 3:30pm in Savery Hall 409.

“SOC 404 was a great conversation starter in every job interview. My manager said that talking about my experience was the reason they hired me.”

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iSchool Preview Day November 15th

Join us for UW Information School Graduate Programs Preview Day!

Attend the University of Washington Information School’s Preview Day to learn how graduate study in the information field will help you reach your personal and professional goals. You will:

*  Learn more about our Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Information Management and PhD in Information Science graduate programs
*  Attend a sample class by one of our faculty members
*  Get tips for the application process and find resources for financing graduate study
*  Speak to current students about their experience at the iSchool
*  Find out about career and research opportunities available to our students

Saturday, November 15th

Check-in: 12:30pm
Program: 1-4:30pm
UW campus, Mary Gates Hall, Rm 389


Snacks will be provided!

If you are unable to travel to Seattle, but still have interest in our programs, please consider participating in another recruitment event, https://ischool.uw.edu/events/recruitment

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City of Seattle Internships (Paid Internship Opportunities)

http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp  (Under Student Employment)

Some have a Spring or summer start.

Position Emp. Type Salary Opening Date Closing Date
NEW! Business Internships – Seattle City Ligh… College Intern $15.12 – $20.25 Hourly 10/20/14 02/17/15
NEW! Engineering Internships – Seattle City L… College Intern $18.31 – $20.26 Hourly 10/20/14 02/17/15
NEW! Environmental Internships – Seattle City… College Intern $15.12 – $18.53 Hourly 10/17/14 02/17/15
Green Stormwater Engineering Assistant I… College Intern $15.12 – $18.53 Hourly 10/07/14 10/28/14
NEW! Specialized Internships – Seattle City L… College Intern $15.12 – $18.53 Hourly 10/17/14 02/17/15
NEW! Technology Internships – Seattle City Li… College Intern $15.12 – $18.53 Hourly 10/17/14 02/17/15
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Upcoming Workshops and Campus Application Scholarship Deadlines



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171


Tues., Oct 28, 2014, 1:00 – 1:50pm, 173Q MGH

Campus Application Deadline Thursday, NOV 6, 11:45pm


Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171


Wed., October 29, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30pm, MGH171E

Application Deadline Thursday, NOV 6, 5:00pm


Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171


2:30 – 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 MGH 173Q

Campus Application Deadline Friday, NOV 7, 11:45pm


Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171


Thurs., November 6, 2014, 2:00 – 2:50pm, 173Q MGH

Application Deadline Thursday, JAN 8, 2015


Wed, 10/29/2014 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm, MGH171

The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Interested in study abroad? Come meet students who have done it!

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UW Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair – Oct. 30, 2014

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, 10am-2pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.

This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating programs is available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.

Information sessions (all held in MGH 171):
National Institutes of Health – 10:30am
Marshall Scholarship Program – 11:30am
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – 12:30pm
Rhodes Scholarships – 1:00pm
USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship & Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships – 2:30pm
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 3:30pm

Please see http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

Plan to stop by the Fair on Oct. 30! And please contact us if you have questions.


Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle  WA  98195-2803

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Entrepreneurship Minor – Application Deadline this Saturday (10/25)!

Last chance to apply this quarter to the entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors!

Deadline: THIS SATURDAY, October 25

Start-ups. They only start with an idea.

Your business skills could turn that idea into a reality.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive entrepreneurship minor.

Open to all non-business undergraduates, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.

Learn more or apply now!

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