Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Dr. Marcel Fredericks, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Marcel Fredericks
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Director of the Office of Research in Medical Sociology in the Department of Sociology.

Ph.D., Loyola University
Post doctorate, Harvard University Medical School
Doctor Honoris Causa, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland 

Coffey Hall 435


Dr. Marcel Fredericks is a Professor Emeritus in Loyola University's Sociology Department.  He was Professor of Sociology at Loyola for 50 years and Director of the Office of Research in Medical Sociology in the Department of Sociology. He holds a Postdoctorate from Harvard University Medical School. During his postdoctoral years at Harvard, Dr. Fredericks was an NIH [National Institutes of Health] Fellow. He was also appointed Research Associate in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Research Associate in Medicine at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Fredericks holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. He received his School Certificate from the University of Cambridge, England and matriculated from the University of London, England.

Dr. Fredericks' professional interests include: Sociology of Health Care, Medical Sociology, Professionalization, Sociological Theory, Stratification, and the Family. Dr. Fredericks developed the SCP [Society, Culture, and Personality] Model. It is a heuristic device which integrates various concepts and theories in order to deepen and clarify one's understanding of sociological phenomena. The model has been published and presented in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe,and Central and South America.

Dr. Fredericks taught graduate courses in Medical Sociology and undergraduate courses in Sociology of Health Care, Sociological Perspective, Social Problems, and Sociology of the Family. With his associates, Dr. Fredericks created and developed two new sub-disciplines in the field of Medical Sociology - Cellular Sociology and Genetic Sociology.

Sample Course Material

Loyola University Chicago

Personalities act accordingly to the way they perceive themselves (the self concept) and according to
the way they perceive the social situation. Social situations are all forces acting upon the
individual at any given moment (environment) in time. --- Marcel Fredericks