Sociology 399: Social Chronicles

Social Chronicles incorporates sound, symbols, and digital historical timelines. The course places a strong emphasis on personal, community-centered experiences. Two student teams report important past and present experiences and events surrounding the birth, growth, and current state of a local organization.

Tuesday and Thursday
Fall 2018


Meet the Faculty


thdimageDr. Tina Holmes-Davis has always loved music and learning. For 15 years she expressed this in public school teaching as an elementary music teacher and middle school band director. After earning a DMA in Music Education from Boston University, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Georgia College where she serves as Coordinator of Music Education and Graduate Music Education. Her research interests include self-regulated musical learning, music education for learners with disabilities, and distance education. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and the International Clarinet Association (ICA). She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, is faculty advisor for CNAfME and Sigma Alpha Iota at Georgia College. She plays bass clarinet in the Wellston Winds Community Band, and has performed with the Georgia College Wind Symphony and Women’s Vocal Ensemble. She currently lives in Warner Robins, GA with her husband, Jay Davis, and the wonder twins, Emma and Jonah.

Office Hours: 12:25 – 1:50pm EST and by appointment
Contact Information: tina.holmes-davis@gcsu.edu



cdb1 Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic is chair of the Department of Sociology and Geography and Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is also a grant writer and a community mentor. She facilitates university service learning projects, community-based youth programs, and international learning initiatives. Dr. Howard-Bostic received her Ph.D. in Sociology, teaching certificate in Women’s Studies, and a Race and Social Policy research certification at Virginia Tech. Her publications represent five areas of study: (1) learner-centered pedagogy/transformational leadership, (2) international crime, (3) youth aggression, (4) intimate partner violence, and (5) Black Feminist Thought. Howard-Bostic is a recipient of Shepherd’s “Outstanding Teacher Award”, “Outstanding Service Award,” and was the first faculty member to receive the “Storer College Award” for incorporating diversity and social justice into her courses and research. She currently lives in Martinsburg, WV with her husband, Alex Bostic II and her daughter, Sydney.

Office Hours: 10:00 – 11:00am EST and by appointment
Contact Information: chowardb@shepherd.edu

COPLAC Digital


COPLACDigital is a Mellon Foundation-funded initiative to develop distance mentoring digital liberal arts courses across the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges consortium. COPLACDigital brings together faculty, students, archivists, and instructional technologists to collaborate in the public creation of knowledge. Each COPLACDigital course is co-taught by two faculty members from different COPLAC schools, facilitating the sharing of expertise and liberal arts values. Social Chronicles is a distance liberal arts course from COPLAC Digital. The course was offered Fall of 2018 from 11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday and Thursday.