Rowan Professor Awarded American Sociological Association Grant

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Dr. Harriet Hartman, Rowan University professor of sociology, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Teaching Enhancement Fund of the American Sociological Association to develop sociology curriculu

Dr. Harriet Hartman, Rowan University professor of sociology, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Teaching Enhancement Fund of the American Sociological Association to develop sociology curriculum for future scientists. This is Hartman?s 10th research grant award.

Hartman?s project ?Sociology for ?Scientific? Eyes? is designed to ?strengthen the exposure of students in the sciences, math and engineering to the sociological perspective, increase their awareness of the important contributions the social sciences can make to the understanding of scientific enterprise, raise the status of sociology in their eyes and debunk the prevailing myth among them that sociology is not scientific.?

?Just as the sciences and math have developed courses to help non-majors appreciate what their fields have to offer, so the social sciences need to reach out to audiences beyond their majors,? said Hartman. ?In so doing, we can illustrate how the insights the social sciences have to contribute can penetrate through society.?

A Rowan faculty member since 1996, Hartman teaches courses including ?The Family,? ?Socialization,? ?Sociology of Religion,? Sociology of Education? and ?Gender Role Seminar.? She holds a bachelor?s degree in public service from the University of California at Los Angeles and master?s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, respectively.

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