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FALL 2014

  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology - On-Line - Late Start (sections 0C1, 0C2, 0C3; dates: 9/22/14-12/17/14)
  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (section 016; dates: 8/26/14-12/17/14)
  • SOC 230 Sociology of Sex & Gender On-Line - Late Start (section 0C1; dates: 9/22/14-12/17/14)
  • SOC 230 Sociology of Sex & Gender (section 001; dates: 8/26/14 - 12/17/14)

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

https://ssb.oakton.edu/BPRD/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched

   

   

Picture of Dr. Hamill Greg Hamill, Ph.D.
Associate 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

Fall 2014 Office Hours (effective 8/25/14):
Tuesday: 1:45-4:00 p.m., DPC-2608
Thursday: 1:45-3:45 p.m., DPC-2608
On-line via Blackboard Collaborate (Blackboard Collaborate link). See your syllabus for details.
Or, by appointment via telephone

Hello!  Welcome to my web page. 

EDUCATION BACKGROUND
  • 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
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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


Student Resources




LINK TO DESIRE2LEARN AND BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE VIRTUAL OFFICE

SOCIOLOGY SITES


On-Line Museums

SELECT WGS-Related and Feminist Websites

MISC