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

Fall 2015 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). 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

Fall 2015 Major Advising - First day of advising will be August 20, 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

Sociology Undergraduate Major Advisor: Dr. Susan Murray
Office Hours (DMH 211): Tuesdays: 8 AM to 10 AM;                                                                                                Thursdays: 8 AM to 10 AM & 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM;                                                              Select Wednesdays: (Sept. 2 & 16; Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18;                                                                            Dec. 2 & 16): 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Director of Sociology Graduate Studies: Dr. Amy Leisenring
Office Hours (DMH 224): Tuesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM;                                                                                                       4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Graduate Students only)
                                     Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Online)

Social Sciences Teacher Prep Advisor: Dr. Maria Luisa Alaniz
Office Hours (DMH 220): Tuesdays: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator:  Dr. Shahin Gerami
Office Hours (DMH 238A): Tuesdays: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM                                                                                 Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

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

  X

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

 X

  3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Women's Studies Program Coordinator
Dr. Shahin Gerami
DMH 238A
(408) 924-5754
shahin.gerami@sjsu.edu

 X

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

  X

 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dr. Natalie Boero
DMH 210
(408) 924-5345
natalie.boero@sjsu.edu

 X

 X 

 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM;

4:15 PM to 6:00 PM

 X

Dr. Peter Chua
DMH 223
(408) 924-5330
peter.chua@sjsu.edu

By Appointment

 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM;

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM;

By Appointment

By Appointment

 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM;

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM;

By Appointment

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

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VISIT THE ACCESS CENTER 

www.sjsu.edu/access 

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

 X

 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Dr. Carlos Garcia
DMH 241
(408) 924-5804
carlos.e.garcia@sjsu.edu

By Appointment

By Appointment

By Appointment

By Appointment

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

 X

3:00 - 4:00;

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

 X

 11:00 - 12:00 (Online) 

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

 X

 8 AM to 10 AM

 

 1 PM to 2:45 PM

(Sept. 2 & 16; Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18; Dec. 2 & 16)

 8 AM to 10 AM;

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

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

 X

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM 

 X

 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM 

Dr. Preston Rudy
DMH 222
(408) 924-5333
preston.rudy@sjsu.edu

X

10:20 AM to 11:15 AM;

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM;

8:45 PM to 9:15 AM 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

10:20 AM to 11:20 AM 

Dr. Megan Thiele
DMH 224
(408) 924-2975
megan.thiele@sjsu.edu

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

  X

Dr. Alexander Yamato
DMH 238B
(408) 924-5751
alexander.yamato@sjsu.edu

 By Appointment

 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 By Appointment

 By Appointment