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Fall Semester 2018


Darcy Leach • Bradley Hall 117
SOC100The Sociological PerspectiveGenEd: SF   Core: SB(3 hours)
 01 Canceled
 02 TT12:00 PM -1:15 PM BR139 Jenny Swick  
 03 Arr     Doug Valentine Online Course
 04 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM BR139 Bernard J Zant  
 05 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR139 Jenny Swick  
 06 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM O H245 Lizabeth Crawford  
 07 MW4:00 PM -5:15 PM BR139 Bernard J Zant  
 08 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR046 Jenny Swick  
 40 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR050 Sarah Whetstone  
 Section 40 is reserved for students in the Honors Program.
SOC200Sociology Proseminar (1 hour)
Prerequisite: Major in sociology or consent of instructor.
 01 Canceled
SOC210Sociology of Families (3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR139 Fae Chubin  
SOC240Research Methods (3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.
 01 W5:30 PM -8:00 PM WES310A Lizabeth Crawford  
 and W5:30 PM -8:00 PM     WES015     Lizabeth Crawford 
SOC300Cross-Cultural Perspectives On GenderGenEd: NW   Core: WC(3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100, ANT 101, or consent of instructor.
 01 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR139 Jacqueline L Hogan  
SOC313Race, Ethnicity, and PowerCore: SB(3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100, SOC 212 or consent of instructor
 01 MW4:00 PM -5:15 PM BR125 Sarah WhetstoneCore: WI 
SOC315Gender and SocietyGenEd: SF   Core: SB(3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or instructor consent.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR250 Fae Chubin  
SOC320Social Theory (3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC Major, SOC Minor, or consent of Instructor.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM WES014 Darcy Leach  
SOC321Individual and SocietyGenEd: HP(3 hours)
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
 01 Tu4:30 PM -7:00 PM GCC202 Darcy Leach  
SOC330Perspectives On Deviance (3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100.
 01 TT12:00 PM -1:15 PM BR210 Bernard J Zant  
SOC334Crime and Society (3 hours)
Prerequisite: SOC 100.
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR125 Bernard J Zant  
SOC345People, Power, and Politics (3 hours)
 01 Canceled
SOC391Internship in Applied Sociology (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Prior arrangement, consent of Department Chair. SOC 391 is prerequisite for SOC 392.
 01 *R* Arr     Bernard J Zant  
SOC392Internship in Applied Sociology (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Prior arrangement, consent of Department Chair. SOC 391 is prerequisite for SOC 392.
 01 *R* Arr     Bernard J Zant  
SOC450Senior Seminar in Sociology (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Major in sociology, senior standing or consent of instructor.
 01 Th5:00 PM -7:30 PM GCC202 Lizabeth Crawford  
SOC490Directed Readings (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     Bernard J Zant  
 02 *R* Arr     Lizabeth Crawford  
SOC491Directed Research I (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: 3.5 GPA in Sociology and consent of instructor.
 01 Arr     Jacqueline L Hogan  
Sociological insight into study of humans, society, and culture.
Overview of the discipline of sociology. Focus on specializations within the field, possible career paths, and options for graduate study. Introduction to discipline-specific research and writing skills. Discussion of faculty members' ongoing research activities. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
Examination of the notion of the U.S. American family from a sociological perspective. Focus on perceptions of the family throughout U.S. American history, in mass media, and in relation to public policy; the historical transformation of families; the diverse and changing aspects of families; and the impact of social change and problems on the families of U.S.A. Emphasis on how society and the economic system affect families.
Social research methods: research design and models of observation, including single subject and program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods, sampling techniques, questionnaire construction, types of surveys, measurement problems, and data analysis.
Examines the construction of gender in non-western societies, concentrating on the way gender shapes and is shaped by power relations in these societies.
Analysis of dominant-minority group relations. The emergence and dynamic of racism. Exploration of the experience of various ethnic and "racial" groups.
An examination of gender as a system of stratification, as a social construction, and as a system of meaning which changes trans-historically and differs cross-culturally. Focus on structural and interactional aspects of gender inequality, as well as the relationship between gender and other social hierarchies, including class, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality.
Development of contemporary social thought from its Euro- American roots. Covers major strands of both classic and contemporary social theory.
Various philosophical conceptions of the relationship between the individual and social order; nature and status of individuality in the modern world. Emphasis on critical evaluation of influential systems of thought: Marxism, phenomenology, and critical theory.
Analysis of the concept and nature of deviance and its various forms, with emphasis on various theoretical perspectives on nature and causation of deviance.
Analysis of the concept and nature of crime, the relationship between social structures, social institutions, and crime with a focus on social forces and social controls involved in the creation of crime.
This course will introduce students to major themes, concepts, and debates in political sociology. Focus is on the relations of power between the State and other collective actors in society (e.g. interest groups, political parties, social classes, and social movements), with an emphasis on key axes of contention in US politics today, such as: the political power of corporations; the separation of church and state; political parties, polarization, and congressional gridlock; the trade-off between liberty and equality in free market, socialist, and social democratic systems; taxation and the role of the State in addressing social inequality; and the tension between national security and civil/human rights.
Supervised work in applied settings; study of practical problems from the perspective of the discipline.
Supervised work in applied settings; study of practical problems from the perspective of the discipline.
Students will have the opportunity to synthesize and integrate perspectives from their sociology courses and apply these perspectives to real-world social problems.
Special study on topics with faculty supervision.
Empirical research with faculty supervision.
This course meets a General Education requirement.
C1 - English Composition
C2 - English Composition
SP - Speech
MA - Mathematics
WC - Western Civilization
NW - Non-Western Civilization
FA - Fine Arts
HL - Human Values - Literary
HP - Human Values - Philosophical
CD - Cultural Diversity
SF - Social Forces
FS - Fundamental Concepts in Science
TS - Science & Technology in the Contemporary World
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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