Sociology students with Dr. Erik Olin Wright, American Sociological Association President
Located in the vibrant cultural mix of the Border Region, the Sociology Program is part of the Department of Social Sciences at TAMIU and is an ideal place to study cultural and social change. The Laredo Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 263,359 and is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Our program focuses of teaching students about the ways cultures mix, change, and develop.
The mission of the Sociology Program at TAMIU is to provide our students with the theoretical, empirical and substantive knowledge in the discipline, to provide them with a diversity of approaches, and to instill in them a desire for lifelong learning. The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Sociology are designed to support the mission of the university by:
Department faculty have a wide range of teaching and research interests. We routinely apply our research expertise to a broad range of local, state, national and international issues and emerging challenges.
Dr. Marcus Antonius Ynalvez, Associate Professor of Sociology, attended the 8-week intensive training in advanced quantitative methods at the prestigious summer program of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR) held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June 23 - August 15, 2014. The core courses he attended -- with evaluation -- were: Advanced Regression (Regression III), Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Applied Multilevel Analysis, and Maximum Likelihood Estimation (the flagship course). His attendance to the ICPSR training was made possible by a University Research Grant and additional funding from the College of Arts and Sciences. The training that Dr. Ynalvez received will help enhance the research capability at the Department Social Sciences.
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