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Student opportunities

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

Senior Research projects

A 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 the department inducts students who have proven to be outstanding in the classroom.