Campus on the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2020.Breakfast bar outside of Ladd Library facing the Library Quad: Ilana Zeilinger '23 of Washington, D.C. does reading for Ben Moodie's "Comparative Society" class.EUSO 395G - Comparative SociologyComparative sociology studies social institutions, economic systems, political systems, cultures and norms, legal systems, public policy, social change, and behavior in two or more settings. Comparisons can be qualitative or quantitative in nature and are usually driven by a desire to test theories or hypotheses. Topics of study may include the impact of globalization on nation-states, social movements, war and violence, place and cultural specificity, postcolonial dynamics, urbanization, immigration, and regional integration. The seminar introduces students to comparative sociology through an examination of recent exemplary works and the completion of individual projects related to each student's interests.She was reading about French and American values.

Early Decision II and Regular Decision Deadlines Moved to January 11

This year has presented great challenges to prospective college students, their families, and the counselors who support them. In recognition of these extraordinary circumstances, Bates has moved our Early Decision II and Regular…


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April 15, 2015 9:42 am

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June 17, 2014 9:55 am

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