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SOC 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 512. 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.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 518. China and Globalization

Credits: 3 View Details
Description:
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 555. Sociology of Work

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Changing nature of U.S. and global workforce social meaning and organization of work. Links between workplace relations and social inequality.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 556. Complex Organizations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Formal and informal organizational structures processes, and behavior. Power, conflict, roles, values, and culture in corporations and bureaucracies.
Semester Offered: Even Fall


SOC 560. Social Practice and Policy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Evaluation of policies and social change practices employed to address social problems. Each year may have a different focus. Social movements, community organizing, and other challenges to power structures at the meso level. Includes a practice component.
Semester Offered: Even Spring


SOC 562. Seminar

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Evaluation of sociological theory, social issues, or contemporary events. A specific topic selected each time offered. May be repeated.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 567. Sociology of Religion

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Religion from the perspective of classical and contemporary sociological theory; secularization, religion as a social institution, ideology, construction of social meaning, and alienation.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SOC 568. Inequality in the Capitalist World System

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Minority/subordinate group formation, stratification and interaction in the capitalist world system.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SOC 572. Sociology of Family

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Roles and relationships within the family, household structures, marriage/partnership patterns: changing patterns of the family and its relationships with other social institutions; policy implications.
Semester Offered: Fall


SOC 573. The Sociology of Sexualities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Multiple theories to explore sexualities and the ways in which they are socially constructed and controlled by social structures in societies.
Semester Offered: Spring


SOC 574. Culture and Family

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Family structure and dynamics in Non-Western countries. Cultural variations, historical and contemporary family patterns, relationship of family to other institutions, comparisons of Non-Western and Western families.
Prerequisites: SOC 111 or SOC 160 or ANTH 267, or consent of instructor
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 575. Sociology of Health and Illness

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Sociocultural aspects of illness, health, treatment, health care delivery, and the social organization of health care.
Semester Offered: Fall


SOC 578. Advanced Statistics and Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Multivariate statistical analysis utilizing statistical software programs to understand complex social issues.
Prerequisites: SOC 304
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 582. Sociology and the Global Politics of Food

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examines the sociological and political dimensions of food. The processes of food production, distribution, and consumption and how these processes relate to structures of power and inequality.
Semester Offered: Fall


SOC 588. Type B Workshops

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of graduate students for continuing education or enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by the inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 598. Practical Research and Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Engage students in action research, evaluation research, discourse analysis, participatory research models in the community. May include grant writing, grant reports, executive summaries, needs assessment, evaluation research, policy proposals or other practical research and writing experiences.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


SOC 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 602. Seminar in Social Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and research in sociological social psychology. Classic works of theory and recent trends in theory research.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 630. Topics in Social Responsibility

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Topics and issues in the study and practice of social responsibility. Specific titles to be listed in class schedule. May be repeated under different topics to a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 644. Internship

Credits: 3-8 View Details
Description: Internship in application of sociological knowledge and methods in business, government, nonprofit settings. Development of skills in research, analysis of problems, community organizing, and social change; development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. May be repeated up to 8 credits.
Semester Offered:


SOC 650. Sociology of Aging and the Life Course

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Aging over the life course as a social process. Impact of baby boomers on health care system, social security, public policy, family and work place. Includes aging well, diversity and lifestyles, ethical and justice issues.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 656. Seminar in the Sociological Study of Organizations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Organizational structures, processes, and outcomes examined from the sociological perspective. Prevalence of organizations in modern societies, sources of internal organizational structure, external and interorganizational relations, increasing complexity and organization of social environments.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 672. Family Theory and Research

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The family's structure and function. Theories and research methods used in studying the family. The use of current research to explain variations and trends in family interaction.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SOC 679. Advanced Research Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advanced data collection and analysis techniques.
Semester Offered: Spring


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