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Denise Scott

Professor of


Bailey Hall 239
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Denise Benoit Scott has been a faculty member of Geneseo since 1997.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Massacusetts

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Benoit, Denise. 2007. "The Best-Kept Secrets:Women Corporate Lobbyists, Politics and Power in the United States." Rutgers University Press.
  • Clawson, D., A. Neustadtl, D. Scott. 1992. "Money Talks:Corporate PACs and Political Influence." New York:Basic Books.
Fall 2016 Classes

SOCL 210:
Sociology of Families

    The family as a social institution and social system, including its relationship to other social systems such as the economy and gender. Topics include families in the U.S. and in other societies, the
    history of the family, diversity in family composition, racial, ethnic, and social class variations in family culture and structure, family social policy and legal issues, and contemporary controversies concerning the family. Prerequisites: SOCL 100 or SOCL 102 or SOCL 105.
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SOCL 354:
Political Sociology

    This course studies the distribution of power in society. Theory and research that examine political behavior, power structures, and resistance to power is considered. Central to t he course are que
    stions of how class, race, gender, and sexuality affect and are affected by, political structures and processes.This course also explores how social forces shape policy on issues such as welfare, health care, education, criminal justice, defense, and unemployment. Prerequisites: SOCL 100 or SOCL 102 or SOCL 105. Not offered on a regular basis
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SOCL 381:
SelTop:Women-S. Asian Society

    An intensive study of a topic in sociology not covered in depth in other courses or, alternatively, an attempt to integrate two or more paradigms or converging perspectives in the field to be studied.
    (May be taken for credit no more than twice.) Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. (Some topics may require additional prerequisites.) Offered every year
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