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Sociology

Courses Offered

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
SOCIOL-202

Introduction to Sociology

Major sociological concepts and ideas and their application to contemporary problems of societies.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
SOCIOL-203

Ethnic and Racial Identities

  • Pre-Requisites

The character of racial, religious and ethnic minority groups; social and economic adjustments in American society; the role of private and public agencies.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202 or Anthro 100.
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
SOCIOL-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
SOCIOL-302

Class, Status and Power

Class, status and power as determinants of group interests, preferences, ideologies and struggles; examination at the national and international levels.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
SOCIOL-303

Race and Ethnic Relations

  • Pre-Requisites

Comparative study of race and ethnic relations in the United States and other countries. The focus is on theories of race relations and ethnic stratification and the importance of these issues in national and international perspective. Case studies of ethnic relations in particular countries (e.g., South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, Lebanon, Soviet Union) will be emphasized.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202 or 203 or intro level soc sci cse.
Credits 3
Lecture
SOCIOL-304

Deviant Behavior

  • Pre-Requisites

Foundations of morality and the relationship between morality and deviance; positive and negative aspects of both deviance and conformity.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
SOCIOL-307

Social Theory

  • Pre-Requisites

Critical analysis of classical and contemporary social theories with attention to the social and intellectual context and contemporary application.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
SOCIOL-308

Sociology of the Family

A sociological approach to marriage and families in American society: historical changes in family life; the problems of defining family; social class; ethnicity and gender as key variables in family power; life transitions; and divorce and remarriage.

Prerequisites
P: so st; and Sociol 202 or Hum Dev 210 or Anthro 100.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
SOCIOL-310

Urban Sociology

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Additional Fees

The study of social life and population groups in the urban environment. Our concern is with the social and psychological consequences of city life and the political and economic forces which have produced the industrial and corporate cities of the present day. Other topics include theories of "community," the location of industrial and commercial areas, the distribution of racial and ethnic groups, and urban problems such as poverty, housing, and public services.

Prerequisites
P: jr st; and Ur Re St 100 or Pu En Af 202 or Pol Sci 202 or Sociol 202.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
SOCIOL-315

Street Gangs in America

  • Pre-Requisites

Organization of and subculture of street gangs in American communities; differences among ethnic/racial street gangs; representation of gang identity through graffiti, tattoos, clothing, music; gang membership and wannabes.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202 or Anthro 100 or Ur Re St 100.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
SOCIOL-404

Criminology

  • Pre-Requisites

Criminology is a survey of the theories and methods sociologists use to study crime and delinquency. The course presents the disciplinary history of criminology and critically examines the structure and function of the criminal law and punishment.

Prerequisites
P: Sociol 202 or Soc C D 204; REC: Soc C D 303.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
SOCIOL-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
SOCIOL-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
SOCIOL-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.