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  • SOC 103 Social Problems - Late Start (section 0C1; dates: 2/16-5/13)
  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology - On-Line - Late Start (section 0C2 and 0C4; dates: 2/16-5/13)
  • SOC 103 Social Problems -  (sections OY1 and 0Y3; dates: 1/19-5/13)


  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology - On-Line - (sections 8C1, 8C2, and 8C3; dates: 6/6 - 7/24)

FALL 2016 (Tentative)

  • SOC 230 Sociology of Sex & Gender On-Line - Late Start (section 0C1)
  • SOC 230 Sociology of Sex & Gender (section 001)
  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology - On-Line - Late Start (section 0C1)
  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology -  (section 016)

Textbook Info: Please see our course home page in Desire2Learn (D2L) or in OCC's Schedule of Classes:




Picture of Dr. Hamill Greg Hamill, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology
Office: 2608 DPC (Main); A213 RHC
Email (best way to reach me): ghamill@oakton.edu
Phone: 847.376.7041
Snail Mail:
1600 East Golf Road (Division 4)
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Spring 2016 Office Hours (effective 1/19/16):
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on-line via BigBlueButton. See link in your D2L/Content area.
Wednesdays: 12:15-1:15 p.m. A213
Thursdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m., DPC 2608
By Appointment: In-person or via telephone, by appointment. Please email or call/text my cell number. See the syllabus or D2L for my cell number.

Hello!  Welcome to my web page. 

  • B.S. (Honors) in commerce and business administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana
  • M.A. in higher education administration from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.A. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago
  • Ph.D in sociology from Loyola University Chicago

My primary goal in the classroom is to help students develop as active learners. This is accomplished through interactive lecture/discussions, which involves soliciting comments and questions from students as we explore the course materials together. I often use cultural prompts such as pictures, live web sites, music videos, and video clips to give students a "handle" by which they may grasp complex sociological concepts. I attempt to incorporate contemporary, real-world examples, especially multi-media illustrations, in all classes.

I also strongly encourage my students to approach the world with a critical eye. How is it that the world has come to be the way it is? How is it that certain values, beliefs, and norms of behavior assume a position of dominance? Do our current social arrangements work to provide for stability and cohesion, or work to privilege some over others? By the end of the term, most students learn to critically question what was previously taken for granted.

I welcome students interested in honors contracts. Also, I am active in the Women's and Gender Studies program. If you have questions about either, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

 "The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker

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