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Welcome to the home page of Dr. Mark D. Hardt. I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Montana State University-Billings and have taught here since 1995. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University at Mankato, (then know as Mankato State University) in 1978. I did my graduate work at the University of Connecticut, receiving my Master of Arts degree in 1982 and my Ph.D. in 1989.
I teach a rather eclectic range of courses, ranging from Dating and Mate Selection to Environmental Sociology and Demography. This partly reflects a view, shared by others, of being a generalist in the discipline. I fell in love with sociology from my first exposure to it as a high school senior and have remained passionate about it ever since. Sociology encompasses a diverse spectrum of subjects and the curiosity in me has led me to explore many of them, and many of those explorations have piqued my interest and fascination, hence my generalist view. To see a list of courses I teach, click here.
With that said, Demography and Urban Sociology are my two main areas of concentration. I have a growing interest in epidemiology and will teach a workshop on disease during the Fall Semester of 2003. Click on the highlighted subject to take you to links of sources for demography or urban sociology. or click for general sources in sociology.