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  1. Echoing what others have said, you can only expect so much interest from students. It's perfectly reasonable that many of them are taking the class because it's required, not because they love the subject. It sounds like you've provided plenty of resources for those who do want to invest time and do really well. Just remember that student interest (or lack thereof) is not necessarily a comment on your ability to teach. When I started TA-ing, I had to remind myself that most undergrads are not (and honestly don't need to be) super invested in their coursework.
  2. It sounds like you have good reasons for going into sociology. I know that some programs specify a number of sociology courses needed to qualify, though I'm not sure if that is necessarily strictly adhered to. In my program, plenty of people come from non-soc backgrounds, and it's definitely not a problem for them. Everyone has to take the same first year coursework to get up to speed in the discipline. Sociology is so heterogeneous and interdisciplinary, it sounds like you'd fit right in.
  3. I know that this is a topic that has been amply addressed, but would some feedback. I'm in my third year of a doctoral program in sociology. My funding is okay, the faculty that I work with are generally supportive, and I have an exciting dissertation project beginning to be lined up (though it's very much covid pending). The thing is, I have really grown to hate academia. I love reading and teaching sociology, but I hate the disciplinary field itself. Everything seems quite cut throat. I've pretty much decided that I do not want to stay in academia after/if I finish. But I'm also not sur
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