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Student Opportunities

Peter Kivisto with Sociology Class
Intro to Sociology (SO100) class 
with Dr. Kivisto. 

Senior Research Projects
The following selection of recent research projects provides some idea of the range of topics that students pursue.  

  • "Attitudes Toward Immigration"

  • "Determinants of Time Spent Abroad in College Students"

  • "Gender Ideology: Sources, Consequences, and Potential for Change"

  • "Athletic Participation and Self-Esteem: A Study of Division III Athletes"

  • "Computer Crimes on a College Campus"

  • "An Assessment of Augustana Students and Their Attitudes Towards Cohabitation"

  • "Gender Differences in Religiousness"

    Alpha Kappa Delta
    Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Sociology Honor Society. Founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by the famous sociologist Emory Bogardus, the purpose of the society is "to promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition." Augustana's chapter of AKD, which was chartered in 1997, is Omicron of Illinois.                             

    Each year we induct students who have proven to be outstanding in the classroom.
    The 2011-12 inductees include the following individuals: 

    Alissa Aviles
    Megan Carter
    Anden Drolet
    Clara Franklin
    Alicia Hillar
    Gaetano Iaccarino
    Nicole McCarthy