BARBARA SEATER

Associate Professor
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department

Office: S-305

Phone: 908-526-1200, Ext. 8514

e-mail: bseater@raritanval.edu

Educational Background

I have had a rich and diverse educational background. As a lifelong student, among the many colleges and universities that I have attended are the University of Wisconsin, the Graduate and University and Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York University, University of Southern California, and Southern California University for Professional Studies. I hold degrees in medical sociology and nursing, have studied social policy, gerontology, and social work on the graduate level and am currently at work on a doctoral degree in psychology. During the summer of 2001, I was a participant in an Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum at the East-West Center of the University of Hawai'i.
 
 

Educational Philosophy

Sociology is the study of men and women as members of social groups. It is a field that overlaps with many other academic disciplines and in many ways is an interdisciplinary field itself. My goal in teaching courses in sociology is to provide students with a framework from which they can examine their lives sociologically by identifying and understanding the various social forces that impact on their lives. By doing this, students learn to think critically about themselves and the worlds they live in and to make connections between these various influences.

Courses Taught

  • Marriage and Family (Honors)
  • The Sociological Imagination TELECOURSE
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • American Minority Groups (American Ethnic and Racial Groups)
  • Introduction to Gerontology (Sociology of Aging)
  • Society and the Environment
  • Society and the Environment (Online)
  • Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Policy and Human Services (Online)

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