Advising

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences offers advisement sessions to all students.

For generic information and questions, students can refer to the Advising Hub webpage which is meant to bring together all the different advising and counseling offices to make it easier for you to find the updated, reliable information you need.

Advising Hub

Academic Advising

ACCESS provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in any of the departments and programs listed in the access website.

ACCESS Success Center

Spring 2016 Major Advising

For Major Advising, please select and meet with an advisor from the table below.

If you have a form that needs the signature of the Department Chair, please drop off the completed forms with the appropriate documents at the Department Office for Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (DMH 241). Please be sure the following documents are attached including the current copy of your transcripts. If you need to schedule an advising appointment with the Department Chair, please send an email to sociology@sjsu.edu with your reason for the meeting and your SJSU ID. 

Drop-In Major Advising

Spring 2016 Major Advising - First day of advising will be January 28th, 2015.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO YOUR ADVISING SESSION:

  • "My Academics" Homepage (print screen)
  • Course History (via "My Academics")
  • Unofficial transcripts from SJSU
  • Unofficial transcripts from previous college(s) OR print a copy of the "Transfer Credit" report from MySJSU "My Academics" section
Designated Sociology Undergraduate Major Advisors:

Dr. Susan Murray

Office Hours (DMH 211): Tuesdays 8:00 – 10:00 AM, 1:30-2:45 PM
                                    Thursdays 8:00 - 10 AM; 
                                    Wednesdays (2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4) 1-2:45

Dr. Natalie Boero

Office Hours (DMH 211): Mondays 9:30 - 11:30 AM, 3:45 - 5:45 PM;
                                    Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30 PM;
                     Select Fridays (2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/17) 9:30 AM to 10 AM and 12 to 1 PM

All Sociology Major Advisors Listed in Chart Below and Indicated by **.

Director of Sociology Graduate Studies:

Dr. Amy Leisenring
Office Hours (DMH 224): Tuesdays: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM;                                                                                               4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Graduate Students only)

Social Sciences Teacher Prep Advisors:

Dr. Maria Luisa Alaniz
Office Hours (DMH 220): Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Dr. Wendy Rouse
Office Hours (DMH 239): Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator:

Dr. Tanya Bakhru
Office Hours (DMH 213): Tuesdays: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM                                                                               Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

For additional department advisors, please see the grid below.

Select an Advisor according to Major and Undergraduate level or Graduate level.

Advisor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Social Sciences Teacher Prep Advisor
Dr. Maria Luisa Alaniz
DMH 220
(408) 924-5543
maria.alaniz@sjsu.edu

 X

3:00 - 5:00 PM  X 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Women's Studies Program Coordinator
Dr. Tanya Bakhru **
DMH 213
(408) 924-5744
shahin.gerami@sjsu.edu

 X

2:00 - 3:00 PM 10:00 - 11:00 AM

 X

Undergraduate Advisor
Dr. Natalie Boero **
DMH 210
(408) 924-5345
natalie.boero@sjsu.edu
9:30 - 11:30 AM
3:45 - 5:45 PM

 X 

1:30 - 3:30 PM

 X

9:30 AM - 10 AM
12 PM - 1 PM 
(2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/17)
Dr. Peter Chua **
DMH 223
(408) 924-5330
peter.chua@sjsu.edu

X

X

X

 X

Asian American Studies Program Coordinator
Dr. Hien Do
CL 240
(408) 924-5363
hien.do@sjsu.edu

 **

VISIT THE ACCESS CENTER 

www.sjsu.edu/access 

** 

**
Dr. Faustina DuCros **
DMH 212
(408) 924-5325
faustina.ducros@sjsu.edu

 X

12 - 1:00 PM

12 - 1:00 PM
Dr. Carlos Garcia **
DMH 241
(408) 924-5804
carlos.e.garcia@sjsu.edu

By Appointment

By Appointment

By Appointment

By Appointment

By Appointment 
Dr. Shahin Gerami
DMH 238A
(408) 9240 5754
shahin.gerami@sjsu.edu

X

1:30 - 2:30 PM

X

1:30 - 2:30 PM

X
Director of Sociology Graduate Studies
Dr. Amy Leisenring 
DMH 224
(408) 924-5756
amy.leisenring@sjsu.edu

 X

2:30 - 4:00;

4:00 - 6:00
(Graduate Students only)

 X

 X

Undergraduate Advisor
Dr. Susan Murray **
DMH 211
(408) 924-5327
susan.murray@sjsu.edu

 X

 8 - 10 AM

1:30 - 2:45 PM

 1 PM to 2:45 PM

(Feb. 3 & 17;
Mar. 2 & 16;
Apr. 6 & 20;
May. 4)

 8 AM to 10 AM;

Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton **
DMH 210
(408) 924-5761
scott.myers-lipton@sjsu.edu

 X

12:30 - 2:00 PM

 X

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Teacher Prep Advisor
Dr. Wendy Rouse 
DMH 239
(408) 924-5748
wendy.rouse@sjsu.edu

X

1:30 - 2:30 PM

X

1:30 - 2:30 PM X
Dr. Preston Rudy **
DMH 222
(408) 924-5333
preston.rudy@sjsu.edu
8:45 – 9:15 PM 10:20 – 11 AM;
4:30 – 5 PM;
8:45 – 9:15 AM

X

10:20 – 11 AM
Dr. Megan Thiele **
DMH 224
(408) 924-2975
megan.thiele@sjsu.edu

X

4 - 5:40 PM

  X

 X