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.
ACCESS provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in any of the departments and programs listed in the access website. ACCESS Center is located in Clark Hall 240.
Spring 2017 Major Advising
All professors below are involved in major advising; they are here to assist you in choosing classes towards your major requirements. You must meet with a major advisor before you reach 85 units/apply for graduation. Please meet with a major advisor at least once a semester to ensure you are on track for graduation. In addition to major advising, you are highly advised to seek advising regarding your other graduation requirements from an advisor at the ACCESS Center.
Drop-In Major Advising
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO YOUR ADVISING SESSION:
- "My Academics" Homepage (print screen)
- Course History (via "My Academics") OR Unofficial transcripts from SJSU
- Unofficial transcripts from previous college(s) OR print a copy of the "Transfer Credit" report from MySJSU "My Academics" section
Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science Major Advisors:
Dr. Natalie Boero (SISS Designated Major Advisor)
Areas: Medical Sociology; Qualitative Methods; Socialization; Gender
Office Hours: Dudley Moorhead Hall 211 at the following days and times.
Mondays: 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM; 4 PM to 6 PM
Wednesdays: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Dr. Faustina DuCros (SISS Designated Major Advisor)
Areas: Race and Ethnicity; Internal Migration; Immigration; Sociology of Black
Communities; Sociology of Latina/os; Place; Education; Qualitative Methods
Office Hours: Dudley Moorhead Hall 212 at the following days and times.
Tuesdays: 1 PM to 3 PM
Thursdays: 1 PM to 3 PM
Dr. Maria L. Alaniz (Social Science Teacher Preparation Advisor)
Areas: Sociology of Education; Race & Ethnic Relations; Social Science
Teacher Preparation Program
Office: DMH 220 Hours: Tuesdays: 2 PM to 4:30 PM and Thursdays: 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Dr. Tanya Bakhru (Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator)
Areas: Transnational Feminism; Women and Globalization;
Reproductive Health and Rights
Office: DMH 213 Hours: Wednesdays: 3 PM to 5 PM
Dr. Peter Chua
Areas: Community Research and Social Change; Sociology of Human Rights (emphasis on Migrant Rights); Third World Sociology
Office: DMH 223 Hours: Tuesdays: 12 PM to 1:15 PM
Thursdays: 12 PM to 1:15 PM, and by appointment.
Dr. Hien Do (Asian American Studies Program Coordinator)
Areas: Vietnamese Americans; Asian American Communities;
Asian American Studies Program
Office: DMH 221 Hours: Mondays 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, and by appointment.
Dr. Shahin Gerami
Areas: Women & Islam; Global Women; Women's Studies Program
Office: DMH 238A Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 12 PM to 1 PM
Dr. Amy Leisenring (Director of Graduate Studies)
Areas: Gender; Family; Intimate Partner Violence; Qualitative Methods;
Sociology of Higher Education
Office: Clark 240 Hours: Tuesdays: 3 PM to 5 PM (M.A. Students Only)
Dr. Susan B. Murray
Areas: Gender; Family; Family Violence; Campus Climate and Whiteness Studies
Office: DMH 211 Hours: Tuesdays: 9 AM to 10 AM; Thursdays: 3 PM to 4 PM
Dr. Wendy Rouse (Social Science Teacher Preparation Advisor)
Areas: Social Science Education; Progressive Era Childhood and Women's History
Office: DMH 239 Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Preston Rudy
Areas: Theory; Social Change; Inequality; Work & Organizations; Labor Movements
Office: DMH 222 Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Tuesdays: 4:30 PM to 5 PM and
8:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Dr. Megan Thiele
Areas: Sociology of Higher Education; Social Stratification; Environmental Sociology;
Statistics and Quantitative Methods