Bailey Hall 239
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.
Spring 2015 Classes
SOCL 210: Sociology of the Family
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: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor.
This course studies the distribution of power in society. Theories of the state, revolutions, and the political activities of social classes, racial and ethnic groups, genders, gays, and other groups
are examined. The course also explores how social forces shape policy on issues such as welfare, health care, education, abortion, criminal justice, defense, and unemployment. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. Offered not on a regular basis