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Sociology Courses

100. GENERAL SOCIOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Introduction to the discipline. Emphasis on sociological perspectives and core concepts.

241. CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS. (3, 0, 3). Focuses on the sources of society's problems. Emphasis on existing resources and possible solutions.

301. SYNTHESIZING WITHIN SOCIOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Analysis of sociological texts and responding with written theses in sociological format.

305. MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY. (3, 0, 3). Cross-cultural analysis of the institutions of marriage and family, and human sexuality. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

306. QUANTITATIVE SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. (3, 0, 3). Design of research models with emphasis on quantitative techniques of gathering, recording, and analyzing data. Prereq: SOCI 100 and SOCI 301; STAT 214 or STAT 325. Coreq: SOCI 307.


308. QUALITATIVE SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. (3, 0, 3). Qualitative research techniques in gathering, recording, and analyzing data. Prereq: SOCI 100, STAT 214 or STAT 325. Coreq: SOCI 309


310. MINORITY GROUPS. (3, 0, 3). Cross-cultural analysis of the social relationships between majority and minority ethnic groups, including women. Emphasis on cultural differences, social policies, and theories of prejudice and discrimination. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

325. POPULATION PROBLEMS. (3, 0, 3). Composition of and changes in population in relation to excessive population growth and limited resources. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

340. ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Analysis of how people, institutions, economies and governments affect the environment.

345. ENVIRONMENT RISK AND DISASTER. (3, 0, 3). Conflict models and theories of social vulnerability before, during and after disaster.

350. SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE. (3, 0, 3). Descriptive and theoretical analysis of alternate life styles in American society. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

354. SOCIOLOGY OF SEX & SEXUALITIES. (3, 0, 3). Examination of social control surrounding sex and sexualities in American society, with special emphasis on the social consequences of privileging some sexual practices and identities while stigmatizing others.

362. CRIMINOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Examination of crime and criminal behavior from a sociological perspective. Special emphasis on theories of crime, corrections, treatment and rehabilitation. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

364. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. (3, 0, 3). Study of the distribution and causes of juvenile delinquency in American society, with particular emphasis paid to correctional policies for juvenile offenders. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

370. SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION. (3, 0, 3). Religion as a structural feature of human societies; the role of religion in the genesis of modern societies; features of religion and society in the United States; religious organizations. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

374. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK. (3, 0, 3). Basic principles of social work practice, i.e. individual, group and community. Social services (mental health, health care, school, correctional services, the elderly, minorities, rural verses urban, drug usage), and professional development within the field.

380. SOCIOLOGY DISABILITY. (3, 0, 3). Analysis of the social and physical aspects of the disabled experience.

391, 392. INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION I, II. (1-6). Practical experience in community agencies under supervision. Prereq: Permission of instructor required.

395. POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Social analysis of power, political behavior and social movements. Prereq: SOCI 100 or permission of instructor required.

408(G). ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH. (3, 0, 3). Advanced social research course emphasizing development and implementation of research designs and actual collection, coding, analysis and interpretation of data. Completion of a research project to include data manipulation and hypothesis testing by computer is required. Prereq: SOCI 308 and permission of instructor required.

411(G). SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY. (3, 0, 3). Conceptual analysis of sociological theory from Comte to contemporary theorists. Prereq: SOCI 100, 301, 306/307 or 308/309.

420(G). SOCIAL INTERACTION. (3, 0, 3). Sociological analysis of symbolic interaction and exchange patterns within informal situations.

430(G). MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Study of the social organization of health care systems and of the social factors related to health and illness. Prereq: SOCI 100 and at least junior standing.

452(G). SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. (3, 0, 3). Examination of the dynamics of inequality, including types of inequality and mechanisms of social mobility. Prereq: SOCI 100.

454(G). GENDER ACROSS CULTURES. (3, 2, 6). Application of social definitions of appropriate and inappropriate thought, feeling, behavior, and appearance on various gender categories. Emphasis on multiple cultures and contexts. (Same as ANTH 454(G). Prereq: ANTH 201, SOCI 100 OR SOCI 354. Restr: If prerequisite not met permission of instructor required.

480(G). DEATH AND DYING. (3, 0, 3). Examines individual and collective death-related attitudes, expectations, and behaviors with emphasis on the social implications of death and dying. Prereq: SOCI 100. Restr: Permission of instructor for all non-Sociology majors required.

494(G). SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY. (3, 0, 3). Restr: Permission of instructor required.

497(G), 498(G). SPECIAL PROJECTS IN SOCIOLOGY I, II. (3 each). Restr: Permission of department head required.