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Student Research

 Many sociology majors also take advantage of the opportunity to present their research in the Belmont University Research Symposium. In the past two years, for example, students presented papers on the hippie movement, media coverage of women athletes, media construction of racial trends in youth crime, racial integration of housing in the U.S., and economic correlates of achievement in Tennessee public schools.

They also presented research on the social construction of sexuality in movies, the effect of teacher's merit pay on students' educational achievement, and the relationship between the rapist to the rape victim and how this influenced fear and accommodation behavior in the victim.