SOCIOLOGY (SOC-770)

201 General Sociology (3) 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) 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) 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) 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: Anthro 101, Soc 201, or instructor's approval. (Same as Anthro 300)

304 (504) Race, Class, and Power (3) 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 Anthro 304/504)

305 (505) Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3) 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) Interrelationships of society, culture, and religion. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 306/506 and Rel St 306)

312 (512) Social Psychology (3) 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 Psych 312)

315 (515) Formal Organization (3) Structure of groups, patterns of communication, division of labor, and power as they appear in formal settings. Prereq: Soc 201.

341 (541) Sex Roles (3) Exploration of the nature and acquisition of social differences between males and females. Attention given to perpetuation of sex roles and to consequences of sex differencesfor individuals and society. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 341/541)

364 (564) Corrections (3) 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) Selected topics of current interest in sociology and/or anthropology. (Same as Anthro 381/581) Course may be repeated with different topics. Maximum of six hours of topics/courses can be counted toward the major or minor.

400 Culture and Industry (3) 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: Anthro 101, Soc 201, or instructor's approval. (Same as Anthro 400)

402 (602) Sociological Theory (3) 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) 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, Anthro 101, or permission of instructor. (Same as Anthro 404)

413 (613) Criminology (3) Problems, theory, cause, control, and prevention of criminal behavior. Prereq: Soc 201.

431 (631) Urban Society (3) 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) Demographic factors and social structure. Trends in fertility, mortality, and migration. Methods of demo-graphic research. Population policy. Prereq: Soc 201.

434 (634) Community, Society, and Change (3) Impact of change on community and society. Contrast between urban and rural lifestyle. Problems and promises of modernization. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 434/634)

441 (641) Social Research and Related Statistics (3) The scientific method applied to social phenomena, formulating and testing hypotheses, techniques of collecting data, measuring social variables, elementary statistical procedures, interpreting research findings. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 441/641)

451 (651) Quantitative Analysis (3) Intensive training in the use of the computer in social research. Practice in running and interpreting various software packages. Prereq: Soc 441.

495 (695) Kinship and Informal Social Organization (3) An examination of family types and interaction patterns in different cultural settings. Intrafamily relationships: premarital, marital, parental, sibling. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 495/695)

497 (697) Senior Seminar (3) Readings, discussion of problems, and presentation of papers. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 497/697)


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