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1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Denise Benoit Scott has been a faculty member of Geneseo since 1997.
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.
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