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SOC 111. Social Problems [Goal 9] (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Nature, origins, and types of social problems in contemporary society. Societal efforts to eliminate or alleviate these problems.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


SOC 160. Principles of Sociology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Human social interaction, including culture, groups, group and personality, group interaction, community, social institutions, cultural change, social disorganization.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


SOC 177. Intimate Relations and Family

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Sociological perspectives on diverse family patterns and intimate relationships; understand family lives in larger historical, social, and global context; link micro processes with macro structures; policy implications.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


SOC 195. Democratic Citizenship

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social aspects of citizenship, emphasizing the importance of race, class, gender and national diversity in understanding forms of citizenship, civic engagements and the ethical norms governing these in diverse contexts.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 9: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND ETHICS


SOC 200. Environmental Sociology (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social aspects of environmental issues, emphasizing the importance of gender, race, and class to an understanding of the human-environment relationship, and the social construction of environmental problems and solutions.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


SOC 201. Social Inequality

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social structures and processes that maintain class, race, and gender inequality in the United States and globally. Collective action and public policies to reduce social inequality. Should be taken early in the major. Writing intensive.
Prerequisites: ART 198, ENGL 191, ENGL 198, ENGL 291, SOC 111, SOC 160, TH 198
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SOC 211. Crime Myths and Media (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social myths about crime and violence, compares myths to existing research, focusing on myths related to race, gender, age, and type of crime. Institutions that perpetuate myths, purpose, consequences and global reach of myths.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


SOC 268. Race and Ethnicity (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Race and ethnic divisions, discrimination, conflict and cooperation. Impact of global processes on race and ethnicity in the United States. Comparison of US racial and ethnic patterns to other countries.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


SOC 273. Sociology of Gender (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social construction of gender. Impact of social-economic constraints on gendered relations and how changes in socio-economic circumstances help transform or deconstruct gender.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SOC 302. Social Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The development of the discipline of sociology and contemporary sociological theory as a guide to sociological research; macro-level theories.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SOC 303. Research Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Design, data gathering, data analysis, derivation of conclusions, writing of reports.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SOC 304. Social Statistics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Statistical tools for problems in sociological research, presentation and interpretation of quantitative data; univariate and bivarite, descriptive, and inferential techniques.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SOC 310. Social Interaction

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interaction in small groups and larger collectivites. Observation of interaction patterns in public places.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 345. Political Sociology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Structural and ideological factors influencing development and legitimation of political institutions and the sociological analysis of political processes.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 350. Sociology of Age and Aging

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Age status in the U.S. The social status and roles of older adults.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 355. Sociology of Women and Work

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Impact of sociological position and social values on women in the work world in industrial society.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 362. Social Change

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Change in interpersonal relationships and in societal institutions.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 365. Social Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Symbolic interactionism. Socialization, self, social interaction, communication, and deviance.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SOC 366. Juvenile Delinquency

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Definition, extent, and distribution; theories of causality and methods of treatment of juvenile delinquency.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Spring


SOC 367. Criminology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Definition, extent and distribution, theoretical intepretations of causality, and methods of treatment of criminal behavior.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Fall


SOC 368. Social Deviance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social deviance, deviant acts, attributes and beliefs.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Fall


SOC 374. The Sociology of Family Violence

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research and theory on family violence as an emergent social problem. Child, spouse, and parental abuse and examinations of possible societal solutions.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 389. Wealth and Power in America

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The interrelations and consequences of wealth, business, and politics in the United States.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: Fall| DEMAND


SOC 412. Self and Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Nature, origins, development, maintenance, and change of self. Relationships between self and social situations, social interactions and social worlds.
Prerequisites: SOC 111, SOC 160, SOC 177, SOC 195, SOC 200, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 273
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 418. China and Globalization

Credits: 3 View Details
Description:
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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