Heritage Hall 460J
Research and Teaching Interests: Social Psychological Aspects of the Self, the Environment, and Consumerism
Office Hours: By appointment
- BA, University of Nebraska, Sociology and Psychology
- MA, University of New Orleans, Sociology
- PhD, Washington State University, Sociology
As a Teaching Professor, my primary responsibility to the University is to provide a quality learning environment for undergraduates at UAB. The central tenet of my teaching philosophy for all undergraduate courses is to encourage students to develop and nurture critical thinking skills. Whether the class is Introduction to Sociology, Popular Culture, Environmental Sociology, Social Statistics, or the Research Experience course, my primary goal is to encourage students to critically evaluate the social world.
Follow the linked course names to see sample syllabi which describe course aims, learning objectives, requirements, and schedules. These are samples only. The instructor may make changes to these syllabi in future courses.
- SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 120: Introduction to Social Psychology
- SOC 235: Sociology of Religion
- SOC 245: Contemporary Social Problems
- SOC 310: Sociological Literacy
- SOC 316: Popular Culture
- SOC 405: Mind, Self, and Society
- SOC 410/410L: Social Statistics
- SOC 431: Environmental Sociology
- SOC 488: Sociological Practice
- SOC 489/489L: The Research Experience
- SOC 492: Sociology of Consumption (Independent Study)
- SOC 492: Sociological Social Psychology (Independent Study)
- SOC 498/499: Honors Seminar/Thesis
- J. E. Stets and C. F. Biga, "Bringing Identity Theory into Environmental Sociology," Sociological Theory 21 (2003):398-423.
- C. F. Biga and M. Shelly, "Urban and Environmental Sociology," in An Introduction to Sociology: A Collaborative Approach, Third Edition, B. Roncace, ed. (San Francisco: Ashbury Publishing, 2012).