1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Steve Derne has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Publications and Professional Activities
Derne, Steve. 2008. "Globalization on the Ground. New Media and the Transformation of Culture, Class, and Gender in India." Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Derne, Steve. 2000. "Movies, Masculinity, and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men's Filmgoing in India." Greenwood Press
Derne, Steve. 1995. "Culture in Action:Family Life, Emotion, and Male Dominance in Banaras, India." SUNY Press
INTD 105: Writing Seminar:
View syllabus Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to freshmen.
SOCL 265: Classical Sociological Theory
View syllabus Students will become familiar with the basic theoretical position and concepts of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Students will develop critical reasoning skills so that they can distinguish between the conflict orientation, functionalist orientation, and the interpretive orientation to social reality. Prerequisites: SOCL 100 or permission of instructor.
SOCL 365: Contemporary Sociological Thry
View syllabus The course introduces students to the main traditions in sociological theory that developed in the 20th century. Students will evaluate functionalist theory, conflict theories, and microsociological theories. Prerequisites: SOCL 265 or permission of instructor.