The Sociology Department faculty has developed and is active in several terms abroad offerings. These intensive study programs away from campus allow students to test their knowledge and understanding of social research theory and techniques. For more information about these international programs, contact the appropriate professor or the International Programs office.
MARINE STUDIES [not offered 2012-13]
Professor Ilene Kaplan developed and directs Union's Marine Studies term. This program goes to Bermuda, Cape Cod and Newfoundland.
COMMUNITY SERVICE MINITERM (SOC387T)
Begun in December 2007, this course developed from 2 hurricane recovery trips to Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Students study of how the Gulf region has coped with successive hurricanes and the 2010 Gulf Oil Disaster and does 2 weeks of community service in southern Louisiana. At left, this year's class poses at Grand Isle State Park, where they spent two days installing 3300 feet of protective fencing that will ease erosion of this, the last remaining inhabited barrier island on the Louisiana coast. Check out this year's class blog and, for more information, contact Professor Grigsby.