Chris Girard

Chris Girard

Associate Professor of Sociology

Degrees

BA, University of California Berkeley, Sociology, 1975
MS, University of Wisconsin Madison, Sociology, 1981
PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison, Sociology, 1988

Contact

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 318
Tel: 305.348.2954 | girardc@fiu.edu

My interest in race and ethnicity has been expressed in a variety research projects employing quantitative methods. For example, my doctoral research explores ethnic differences in age and gender patterns of suicide, a portion of which appeared in 1993 in the American Sociological Review. Most Recently, I have published on the effect of the South Florida enclave on the ideology of Cuban-Americans and I have published on Cuban-American attitudes toward maintaining the U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba. Also, I have examined Cuban immigrants and native blacks leaving welfare. Most recently, I am challenging the hypothesis that the United States is a welfare magnet for immigrants.

I currently teach Introduction to Sociology, which is a large (100 students) lower-division course. At the upper division, I teach the Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity (100 students) and Marriage and the Family (about 40 students).

As a former Graduate Program Director, I am very excited by our joint program combining cultural geography, cultural anthropology, and sociology. I am currently a member of the graduate program committee.

Presently, I am examining shifts in the party affiliation of Cuban-Americans. I am analyzing results from the FIU Cuba poll conducted in December, 2008.

Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2011 (see Home page Courses & Syllabi)

  • Introduction to Sociology (SYG 2000-U01)
  • ANT of Race & Ethnicity (ANT 3451-RVC)
  • Marriage & the Family (SYO 3120-U01)

Spring 2011 (see Home page Courses & Syllabi)

  • Race & Ethnicity (ANT 3451-U02)
  • Marriage & Family (SYO 3120-U01)
  • Race & Ethnicity (ANT 3451.RVC)

Syllabi

ANT 3451/SYD4700 Anthropology/Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

  • Course Description and Calendar of Reading, Lectures and Tests
  • Quiz Sample Questions
  • Midterm Sample Questions
  • Final Exam Essay Question

SYA 6306 Research Methods

  • Course Description and Calendar of Readings, Lectures and Tests

SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology

  • Course Description and Calendar of Readings, Lectures and Tests
  • Quiz Sample Questions
  • Midterm Sample Questions
  • Final Exam Essay Question

SYO 3120 Marriage and the Family

  • Course Description and Calendar of Readings, Lectures and Tests
  • Quiz Sample Questions
  • Midterm Sample Questions

SYG 2010 Social Problems

  • Course Description and Calendar of Readings, Lectures and Tests
  • Quiz Sample Questions
  • Midterm Sample Questions

Class Notes

ANT 3451 Lecture Notes

SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology

SYO 3120 Marriage & the Family