Sociology (SOC)

201 General Sociology (3 - Fall & Spring) Study of human society and the means by which groups and individuals adjust; the nature of social process, social structure, social organization (institutions), and social change.

202 Social Problems (3 - Fall & Spring) Analysis of selected contemporary social problems in their social and cultural setting, with particular emphasis on crime, suicide, mental illness, family disorganization, and the vices.

208 Marriage and Family (3 - Fall) The relationships of the family structure to social organization. Particular emphasis focused on the family historically, mate selection, marital adjustment, marital happiness, and divorce in a changing society.

300 Cultural Anthropology (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) An examination of theory and method in cultural anthropology as used in the analysis of multicultures. Case studies from different ethnographic settings provide the primary source material. Prereq: ANTH 101, SOC 201, or instructor's approval. (Same as ANTH 300)

301 Social Research Methods (3 - Fall & Spring) Major concepts and techniques in social science research, including the scientific method, measurement, sampling, and data collection techniques.

302 Social Statistics (3 - Fall & Spring) Emphasizes proper use and interpretation of statistics in research and evaluation settings. Covers descriptive and inferential statistics, including central tendency, variability, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. Intensive training in the use of statistical and spreadsheet programs for calculating statistics. Prereq: any MATH numbered above 100, SOC 301.

304 (504) Race, Class, and Power (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) Description of stratification patterns, functions and dysfunctions of such patterns, conflicts generated by race and class, and possible ways of resolving problems associated with race/class differences. Prereq: SOC 201. (Same as ANTH 304/504)

305 (505) Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3 - Fall & Spring) Theoretical analysis of the relation of deviant behavior to social and cultural standards of value, convention, and law. Prereq: SOC 201.

306 (506) Religion and Society (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) Interrelationships of society, culture, and religion. Prereq: SOC 201. (Same as ANTH 306/506 and RLST 306)

312 (512) Social Psychology (3 - Fall & Spring) A study of social influences on human behavior. Attitudes, conformity, prosocial and antisocial behavior, prejudice, interpersonal perception and attraction, leadership, persuasion, and group dynamics. Lectures and readings are supplemented by measurement of social behavior in class projects. Prereq: Three hours general psychology or general sociology. (Same as PSYC 312)

315 (515) Work, Leadership, & Organizations (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) Structure of groups, organizational leadership, patterns of communication, division of labor, and power as they appear in a variety or work and organizational settings. Prereq: SOC 201.

341 (541) Gender and Society (3 - Fall) An examination of how gender is socially produced, and the implications of gender for individuals, social processes, and social structure. Prereq: SOC 201. (Same as ANTH 341/541)

364 (564) Corrections (3 - Fall & Spring) A survey of correctional methods including probation, parole, other community based corrections, and correctional institutions. (Same as CJ 364/564)

381 (581) Special Topics (3 - Fall) Selected topics of current interest in sociology and/or anthropology. Course may be repeated with different topics. Maximum of six hours of topics/courses can be counted toward the major or minor. (Same as ANTH 381/581)

400 Culture and Industry (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) An examination of industrial systems in non-Western societies. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying significant cultural traits and assumptions that operate to distinguish Western and non-Western industry. Prereq: ANTH 101, SOC 201, or instructor's approval. (Same as ANTH 400)

402 (602) Sociological Theory (3 - Spring) A survey and analysis of the development of sociological theory. Strengths and weaknesses of theoretical orientations. Students are required to write papers, make oral presentations, and take essay examinations in this course. Prereq: SOC 201.

404 Social Stratification (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) An emphasis is made upon the class system of the United States with some comparisons to stratification systems of other times and societies. Theory and research appropriate to the analysis of structured social inequality are surveyed. Prereq: SOC 201, ANTH 101, or permission of instructor. (Same as ANTH 404)

413 (613) Criminology (3 - Fall & Spring) Problems, theory, cause, control, and prevention of criminal behavior. Prereq: SOC 201.

431 (631) Urban Society (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) A study of the origin, growth, and causes of growth of modern cities. Topics include population, ecology, and effects of urbanization on social institutions and relationships. Prereq: SOC 201.

433 (633) Population Processes and Problems (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) Demographic factors and social structure. Trends in fertility, mortality, and migration. Methods of demographic research. Population policy. Prereq: SOC 201.

434 (634) Community, Society, and Change (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) Impact of change on community and society. Contrast between urban and rural lifestyle. Problems and promises of modernization. Prereq: SOC 201. [Same as ANTH 434 (634)]

480 Internship in Sociology (3 - Spring) Application of sociological skills in a supervised workplace setting. Placement will be determined by the instructor, in consultation with the student. The student may or may not be paid. Student grades will be based on the instructorís academic evaluation as well as the work evaluation by the studentís on-the-job supervisor. Prereq: Sociology major, senior standing, and a minimum 3.00 GPA in Sociology coursework or permission of department chair. May only be taken once for credit.

495 (695) Comparative Family Systems (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) An examination of families both cross-culturally and historically. Attention is directed to understanding the variation and similarities in family structures, marital arrangements, premarital relations, gender roles, and socialization. Prereq: SOC 201. (Same as ANTH 495/695)

497 (697) Senior Seminar (3 -Spring) Readings, discussion of problems, and presentation of papers. Prereq: SOC 201. (Same as ANTH 497/697)