Office Hours

  • Mon/Wed 8:00-8:20am & 1:00-2:00pm
  • and by appointment


  • women's health,
  • social welfare;
  • race, class and gender relations

Elaine Cleeton

Associate Professor of


Sturges 122a
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Elaine Cleeton has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1997.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • M.A., Syracuse University
My Classes

Socl 100:
S/Introduction to Sociology

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    The course introduces the basic concepts, principles, and major areas of sociology. Topics include the nature of society, social organizations, and major social institutions.

Socl 314:
Society, Self & Illness

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    Examines health and illness as social phenomena. Focuses on how individual experience with illness is influenced by social context. Topics include the social construction of health and illness, the experience of acute and chronic diseases, the nature and role of social support, and the self and illness. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. Offered every year

SOCL 376:
Senior Seminar:

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    This course may be taken to meet the senior seminar requirement in Sociology. It is 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. Students are expected to produce a research paper and present findings. Prerequisites: Senior standing.