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Course ID:SOCI 1101. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introductory Sociology
Course
Description:
Basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology, with an emphasis on culture, socialization, social organizations, and major institutions.
Athena Title:INTRO SOCIOLOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 1101H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introductory Sociology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology, with an emphasis on culture, socialization, social organization, and major institutions.
Athena Title:INTRO SOCIOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 1101
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 2020. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Society
Course
Description:
The class, status, and power relations of African Americans as part of both the United States social structure and the African diaspora.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM SOCIETY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Change
Course
Description:
The causes, nature, and consequences of changes in social structure and institutions.
Athena Title:SOCIAL CHANGE
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Africa
Course
Description:
The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Introduction to Africa
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Challenges Facing College Students
Course
Description:
Key topics that affect the lives of college students. The topics reflect dynamics of the modern university in interaction with broader society. The topics range from alcohol and drug use, mental health, gender and race relations, to college costs, student debt, and the transition from college to work.
Athena Title:Challenges Facing College Stu
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Class, Status, and Power
Course
Description:
Modern social status systems, with a focus on the United States. The use of prestige, occupational skills, and economic assets to create classes; the impact of class on life chances; and the interaction of class with race, gender, and belief systems to shape individual earnings, wealth, and power.
Athena Title:CLASS STATUS POWER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2470. 3 hours.
Course Title:Deviance and Social Control
Course
Description:
The nature, extent, and correlates of deviance and its control by social institutions and agencies; theories of deviance and societal reactions to deviance.
Athena Title:DEVIANCE & SOC CNTL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Social Institutions
Course
Description:
Social institutions that are the foundation of social and cultural continuity from one generation to the next, including family and kinship, education, religion, work, and politics.
Athena Title:CULTURE & SOCL INST
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Problems
Course
Description:
The causes, consequences, and social construction of American social problems, including poverty, crime and delinquency, environmental degradation, and race and ethnic relations.
Athena Title:SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 1600
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 2730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Interaction
Course
Description:
The relationship between individuals and groups, as it shapes the development of social competence, personality, self-concept, motivation, attitudes and cognition.
Athena Title:SOC INTERACTION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 2820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race and Ethnicity in America
Course
Description:
The causes and consequences of race and ethnic discrimination in America, with a focus on ethnic competition and conflict.
Athena Title:AM RACE & ETHNICITY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology in Film
Course
Description:
Popular Hollywood films as they illustrate culture, social class, race, gender, identity, and other sociological concepts. The ideological and utopian aspects of film are emphasized.
Athena Title:Sociology in Film
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3000W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3000W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology in Film
Course
Description:
Popular Hollywood films as they illustrate culture, social class, race, gender, identity, and other sociological concepts. The ideological and utopian aspects of film are emphasized.
Athena Title:Sociology in Film
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3000
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline, for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Culture
Course
Description:
Recent trends in American culture, focusing on traditions, practices, and products, including books, music, and film. Organizing themes are culture as both a source of social integration and an arena of strife, and the reciprocal effects of culture and human agency.
Athena Title:SOC OF CULTURE
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Lives in Time and Place
Course
Description:
Examines the sociological study of lives: socialization over the life span, the stratification of lives, cross-cultural comparisons of aging and human development, family patterns across time, careers in crime, health across life, religious expression in lives, and lifetime consequences of education.
Athena Title:Lives in Time and Place
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Religion
Course
Description:
The relationship between social phenomena and religious practices. Topics include classic perspectives on religion; secularization; religious resurgence; religion and health; religion, race and ethnicity; religion and politics; religion and social mobilization; religion and immigration; globalization and religion.
Athena Title:SOCIO RELIGION
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3060W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Education
Course
Description:
Overview of teachers and teaching of students and learning. Focuses on the structure and culture of schools, socialization, stratification, gender and schooling, as well as special problems areas as reflected in society. Materials are based on all levels of schooling, but emphasis is on higher education.
Athena Title:Sociology of Education
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3060
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline, for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Education
Course
Description:
Overview of teachers and teaching of students and learning. Focuses on the structure and culture of schools; socialization; stratification; gender and schooling; as well as special problems areas as reflected in society. Materials based on all levels of schooling, but emphasis is on higher education.
Athena Title:Sociology of Education
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3060W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Juvenile Delinquency
Course
Description:
The juvenile justice system, including the measurement of delinquency, contexts of adolescent socialization, and techniques of evaluation research.
Athena Title:Juvenile Delinquency
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3070S
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3070S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Juvenile Delinquency
Course
Description:
The juvenile justice system, including the measurement of delinquency, contexts of adolescent socialization, and techniques of evaluation research.
Athena Title:JUV DELINQUENCY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3070
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Student engagement in the service-learning component will be up to 25% of overall instruction time.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Youth Subcultures
Course
Description:
Theoretical and empirical work on youth subcultures in terms of deviance, gender, identity, media, societal reaction, and style. Various subcultures considered: Cybercultures, Deadheads, Gay/Lesbian, Goth, Hackers, Motorcyclists, Punk/Hardcore, Riot Girls, Skinheads, and Straightedgers.
Athena Title:YOUTH SUBCULTURES
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Medical Sociology
Course
Description:
An exploration of topics such as the social sources of illness, the social distribution of illness and health conditions, the social meanings of illness, and the increasing use of medical frameworks to understand and cope with what used to be considered non-medical, everyday experiences.
Athena Title:Medical Sociology
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Health Care
Course
Description:
Topics include doctor-patient interactions; complementary and alternative medicine; the training and work of physicians; the work of allied health fields (e.g., nurses); hospitals, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes; the problem of pricing health care and the role of markets; and efforts to reform health care in the United States.
Athena Title:Sociology of Health Care
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Control of Crime
Course
Description:
The nature of responses to crime by victims, criminal justice agencies, and other institutions; theories explaining reactions to crime.
Athena Title:SOC CNTL OF CRIME
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Punishment and Society
Course
Description:
The relationship between society and the nature and extent of American punishment over time; theories of and justifications for punishment.
Athena Title:PUNISHMENT & SOC
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3150E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Punishment and Society
Course
Description:
The relationship between society and the nature and extent of American punishment over time. Theories of and justifications for punishment.
Athena Title:Criminal Punishment Society
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3150
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3170. 3 hours.
Course Title:Collective Behavior
Course
Description:
Examination of sociological theories and research about non-routine collective behavior such as panics, riots, crazes, cults, fashions, fads, legends, rumors, protests, disasters, and social movements. It examines the role of resources, emotions, identities, social networks, and technology in shaping non-institutionalized collective action.
Athena Title:Collective Behavior
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or PSYC 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3220W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Development of Sociological Theory
Course
Description:
Pivotal sociological theorists from classic theorists such as Marx, Weber, and Durkheim to the present.
Athena Title:Develop of Sociological Theory
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3220
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision. (This is an example of the range and kinds of writing assignments.)
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Development of Sociological Theory
Course
Description:
Pivotal sociological theorists from classic theorists such as Marx, Weber, and Durkheim to the present.
Athena Title:DEV OF SOC THEORY
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Protest and Social Movements
Course
Description:
The main approaches to social movement studies; collective behavior and resource mobilization theories, political process theory, new social movement theory, collective action framing and culture, and contentious politics. Discussion of how emotions, organizations, resources, politics, discourses, and symbols facilitate and/or hinder protests and social movements.
Athena Title:Protest and Social Movements
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3260. 3 hours.
Course Title:College and Social Life
Course
Description:
Overview of higher education as an institution. Focuses on students, faculty, and the organizational characteristics of colleges and universities. Topics cover the structure and culture of higher education and range from socialization and stratification to achievement, attrition, and athletics.
Athena Title:College and Social Life
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3260W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3260W. 3 hours.
Course Title:College and Social Life
Course
Description:
Overview of higher education as an institution. Focuses on students, faculty, and the organizational characteristics of colleges and universities. Topics cover the structure and culture of higher education and range from socialization and stratification to achievement, attrition, and athletics.
Athena Title:College and Social Life
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3260
Nontraditional Format:Writing intensive. This course requires a significant amount of writing and provides students with feedback on their writing.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Personality and Social Structure
Course
Description:
The social factors that shape behavior and self-concept; theories such as behaviorism, symbolic interactionism, Freudian psychology, cognitive social psychology, and critical approaches. Topics include emotions, human development, and authenticity and sincerity in the postmodern age.
Athena Title:PERS & SOCL STRUCT
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Gender
Course
Description:
Feminist theories and methodologies on gender, with an emphasis on contemporary American society and the intersection of gender, race, and class. Topics include socialization, sexual orientation, reproduction, violence, family and household, work and global restructuring, and politics.
Athena Title:SOC OF GENDER
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Work
Course
Description:
Research and theories on the role of gender in shaping labor market opportunities, experiences, and rewards; remedies for enduring problems, including those applied in United States workplaces; and new research directions.
Athena Title:GENDER & WORK
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4270
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Perspectives on Racism and Sexism
Course
Description:
Race and gender relations and discrimination around the globe; the origins and practice of race and gender domination and empowerment in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim.
Athena Title:GLOBL RACISM/SEXISM
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 3310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race and Culture
Course
Description:
Evolution of cultures among racial groups as part of, and in contrast to, Western civilization. Particular attention is given to the ways race and culture intersect to provide styles, practices, and patterns of living for individuals in contemporary society.
Athena Title:RACE AND CULTURE
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Urban Life
Course
Description:
The use of urban areas by individuals and institutions. Topics include urban ecology, crime, residential segregation, and poverty.
Athena Title:SOC OF URBAN LIFE
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3330. 3 hours.
Course Title:On the Road: Tourists, Travelers, Vacationers, Pilgrims, and Adventurers
Course
Description:
The common experience of travel, particularly that associated with tourism, pilgrimages, and migration. Analysis of travel motifs, including cultural tours; nature/wilderness tours; local social worlds; the lure of cities; and encounters with roadside attractions and amusement parks.
Athena Title:ON THE ROAD
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Psychology of Race, Racism, and Discrimination
Course
Description:
A social psychological understanding of race and racism, with a particular emphasis on the experience of black Americans in the United States. The primary objective is to examine the interplay between interpersonal processes and the institutions through which racial boundaries and hierarchies are created and maintained.
Athena Title:Social Psychology Race Racism
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(ANTH) 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Sociology
Course
Description:
The social causes and consequences of resource scarcity and environmental depletion. Topics include world population growth, pollution, depletion of energy sources, species extinction, and environmental movements.
Athena Title:Environmental Sociology
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Sociology
Course
Description:
Theoretical approaches to the state; the formation and legitimation of nations; collective action, social movements, and revolutions. Focus will be on issues of class, gender, and race.
Athena Title:POLITICAL SOC
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of the Political Economy
Course
Description:
The balance of political power between classes, races, and nations, and how it shapes the economic forces that determine social order and the success or failure of social change.
Athena Title:SOC OF POL ECON
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3580. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Sociology
Course
Description:
An introduction to the main research methods used in sociology and the other social sciences. Exploration of surveys, experiments, qualitative interviews, fieldwork, and mixed- methods approaches. Emphasis is placed on basic logic, general strengths and weaknesses, and a critical analysis of applications of each method in published sociological research.
Athena Title:Sociology Methods
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3600
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3590. 3 hours.
Course Title:Qualitative Methods of Social Research
Course
Description:
Qualitative sociological analysis that emphasizes participant observation, intensive interviewing, and analysis of text; examples of field work studies; the design and completion of an independent field research project.
Athena Title:Qualitative Methods
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Logic and Practice of Sociological Research
Course
Description:
The basic ideas and techniques used to conduct and evaluate research. Topics include the purposes and types of social research; the logic and interpretation of bivariate and multivariate data analysis; and the use of microcomputers to analyze evidence commonly used in social research.
Athena Title:SOC RES METHODS
Prerequisite:[(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600) and STAT 2000] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Methods of Social Research
Course
Description:
An introduction to the logic, interpretation, and estimation of quantitative methods as they are commonly used in sociology and the other social sciences. The course begins with hypotheses and measurement and ends with correlation and regression analysis. Emphasis is on interpretation, application, and the hands-on use of statistical software.
Athena Title:Quantitative Methods
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3600
Prerequisite:[(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H) or (SOCI 2600 and STAT 2000)] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 3700W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Course
Description:
Fundamental principles of social science research and related research design. Structured to develop students' abilities to think clearly, critically, and logically about social science issues through the scientific evaluation of empirical issues and evidence.
Athena Title:Research Methods Crim Justice
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3700, SOCI 3700
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 3700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Course
Description:
Fundamental principles of social science research and related research design. Structured to develop students' abilities to think clearly, critically, and logically about social science issues through the scientific evaluation of empirical issues and evidence.
Athena Title:Research Methods in Crim Just
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3700W, SOCI 3700W
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Friendship, Status, and Social Pressure
Course
Description:
The study of social psychology by focusing on friendship. We will study friendships between individuals and groups, applying social psychological theories of interaction processes. By the end of this course, students should be able to apply social psychological ideas to analyze the real-life friendships they encounter.
Athena Title:Friendship Status Soc Pressure
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Psychology
Course
Description:
The relationship between individuals and groups, as it shapes the development of social competence, personality, self-concept, motivation, attitudes, and cognition.
Athena Title:SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Sport
Course
Description:
The structural and cultural relationship of sport to society; contemporary issues in sport.
Athena Title:SOC OF SPORT
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Work and Industry
Course
Description:
The structure of work and industry with an emphasis on the rise of management and the modern corporation, the growth and decline of labor unions, and the emergence of service industries.
Athena Title:WORK AND INDUSTRY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 2750
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminology
Course
Description:
The nature, extent, and correlates of crime; theories of criminal behavior and victimization.
Athena Title:Criminology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3810W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3810W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminology
Course
Description:
The nature, extent, and correlates of crime; theories of criminal behavior and victimization.
Athena Title:Criminology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3810
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline, for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3820W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Crime
Course
Description:
Examines sociological theories and research on communities and crime, including spatial variation in crime rates and the impact of efforts to control crime on the structure and well- being of communities.
Athena Title:Communities and Crime
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3820, SOCI 3820S
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages), and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3820S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Crime
Course
Description:
Theory and research on urban crime and spatial variation in crime rates. The impact of crime on the structure of communities and its role in neighborhood decline.
Athena Title:Communities and Crime
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3820, SOCI 3820W
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Crime
Course
Description:
Theory and research on urban crime and spatial variation in crime rates; the impact of crime on the structure of communities and its role in neighborhood decline.
Athena Title:Communities and Crime
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3820W, SOCI 3820S
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Violence and Society
Course
Description:
Theory and research on the relationship between criminal violence and social structure and processes.
Athena Title:VIOLENCE & SOCIETY
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Occupations
Course
Description:
Overview of work, workers, and their worlds in contemporary life. Focuses on professions and professionalization; career; recruitment and socialization to work; the intersection of gender, family, and work; satisfaction; well being, and "dirty work."
Athena Title:SOC OF OCCUPATIONS
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3860. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Alcohol and Drug Use
Course
Description:
Sociohistorical analysis of cultural and policy changes regarding alcohol and psychoactive drugs; theoretical approaches to defining abuse and addiction; causes of substance abuse; treatment strategies, especially Alcoholics Anonymous; and intervention strategies, especially those based in the workplace.
Athena Title:SOC OF ALC/DRUG USE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECHD 3010
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of the American South
Course
Description:
An analysis of the cultural, social class, economic, and ethnic features of the American South, and investigation of the historical and contemporary forces which shape the unique character of the southern United States.
Athena Title:Sociology of American South
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3900W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3900W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of the American South
Course
Description:
An analysis of the cultural, social class, economic, and ethnic features of the American South, and investigation of the historical and contemporary forces which shape the unique character of the southern United States.
Athena Title:Sociology of American South
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 3900
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline. For example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments may include high-and low-stakes writing assignments, resulting in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages of formal and informal writing distributed over the course of the semester). The instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision. (This is an example of the range and kinds of writing assignments.)
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3940. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Leadership
Course
Description:
Explores leadership from a sociological perspective. The structural, human resource, cultural, and symbolic aspects of organizations, and their implications for organizational leadership, will be studied. Key topics will include: conformity, obedience, social identity, status construction, authority, legitimacy, influence, power, and the impact of networks and gender.
Athena Title:Sociology of Leadership
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 3950. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Organizations
Course
Description:
Research and theories emphasizing organizational structures and cultures; bureaucracies and their alternatives; the control of workers; and the role of gender in organizations.
Athena Title:SOC OF ORGANIZATNS
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Culture
Course
Description:
Special topics in culture for advanced undergraduates.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN CULTURE
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2500 or SOCI 3010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4055/6055. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Policy Storytelling: In and Around Athens
Course
Description:
Examination of local and national politics through the lived experience of local Athens area residents, social policymaking processes, and the role of research and storytelling for policy. Students will conduct fieldwork and create policy-relevant digital stories. Students will present their findings to community stakeholders in the Athens area.
Athena Title:Social Policy Storytelling
Pre or Corequisite:LACS 1000 or LACS 2010 or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Control and Behavior Disorders
Course
Description:
Behavior disorders (BD) include non-criminal and non-developmental persistent behaviors that typically lead to formal interventions. Shifting boundaries define strategic action fields wherein BD are both directly and reactively controlled. Expanded from psychoses and substance addictions, BD now includes ADHD, depression, autism spectrum, behavioral addictions, tobacco use, and eating disorders.
Athena Title:Soc Control and Beh Disorders
Prerequisite:[(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H) and (SOCI 3100 or SOCI 3810 or SOCI 3810W or SOCI 3860)] or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Networks
Course
Description:
Focuses on the causes and consequences of interpersonal relationships and introduces students to analytic tools for understanding patterns in relationships. Considers how online and face-to-face networks help us understand phenomena ranging from career outcomes, musical tastes, criminal behavior, disease transmission, rumor propagation, and the course of social movements.
Athena Title:Social Networks
Pre or Corequisite:STAT 2000 or INFO 2000
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(WMST)(LACS) 4280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Perspectives on Gender
Course
Description:
The diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender located within an economic, social, and political context. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Athena Title:Global Perspectives on Gender
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(LACS) 4290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Latin America
Course
Description:
Exploration of the social history and contemporary questions of race, class, gender, and nation in Latin America. Case studies drawn from throughout the region. Topics may include socioeconomic development, poverty and inequality, social movements, institutions, and change. Latin America in transnational context.
Athena Title:LATIN AMERICAN SO
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(SOCI) 4320S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Development
Course
Description:
How democracy, free markets, and other competing political and economic models can be applied to the specific development needs of nations around the world.
Athena Title:Politics of Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4320
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Work and Occupations
Course
Description:
The organization of work and occupational processes, such as the emergence of temporary and contract work, the decline of manufacturing jobs and the rise of the service sector, and the impact of technology on the structure of work and the experiences of workers.
Athena Title:SEMNR WORK & OCCS
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 4370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Race and Ethnicity
Course
Description:
Special topics in race and ethnicity for advanced undergraduates.
Athena Title:SEM RACE/ETHNICITY
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4470. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Deviance and Social Control
Course
Description:
Special topics in deviance and responses to deviance, with an emphasis on theoretical perspectives.
Athena Title:SEMNR IN DEV/CONTRL
Prerequisite:[(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600) and SOCI 2470] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Sociology
Course
Description:
Course content will be specified by the faculty member offering the particular section of this course.
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4560S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Globalization and Work
Course
Description:
The impact of globalization (the spread of economic policies and practices across national boundaries) on businesses, jobs, and workers in different countries.
Athena Title:Globalization and Work
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4560, INTL 4560
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4560. 3 hours.
Course Title:Globalization and Work
Course
Description:
The impact of globalization (the spread of economic policies and practices across national boundaries) on work, jobs, and careers in different countries.
Athena Title:Globalization and Work
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4560S, INTL 4560S
Prerequisite:SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4570S. 3 hours.
Course Title:South African Society
Course
Description:
Social problems and issues in post-apartheid South Africa and how these have been addressed by government and civil society.
Athena Title:SOUTH AFRICAN SOC
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or INTL 1100 or INTL 1100H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(SOCI) 4580. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in African American Sociology and Health
Course
Description:
The qualitative and quantitative methods for best assessing the functions of significant issues of performance and social interaction within contemporary African American culture, including, in some instances, the impact on health professions and the theory and delivery of health services. Some topics covered will have slightly more of a cultural implication, replete with systematic analysis; others will take on more of a practice in services.
Athena Title:Topics Afri Amer Soci and Hlth
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4590. 3 hours.
Course Title:Crime in Global Context
Course
Description:
Cross-national variation in definitions, incidence, and prevalence of crime; the role of culture, structure, and globalization on crime and crime control.
Athena Title:Crime in Global Context
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HDFS(SOCI) 4610E. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Family
Course
Description:
Family study utilizing data from the fields of anthropology, individual, ans social psychology, history, sociology, economics, and psychiatry.
Athena Title:The Family
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HDFS 4610, SOCI 4610, HDFS 6610, SOCI 6610
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HDFS(SOCI) 4610/6610. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Family
Course
Description:
Family study utilizing data from the fields of anthropology, individual and social psychology, history, sociology, economics, and psychiatry.
Athena Title:The Family
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HDFS 4610E, SOCI 4610E
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4650/6650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Aging
Course
Description:
The status, roles, and demographic aspects of the aging population and its relationship with social institutions.
Athena Title:SOC OF AGING
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Terrorism
Course
Description:
Terrorism and its control from a sociological perspective. Topics include the definition of terrorism, history and contemporary patterns of terrorism, reasons for joining terrorist groups, social conditions under which terrorist violence occurs, whether terrorism works, and the effectiveness of counterterrorist strategies.
Athena Title:Global Terrorism
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Social Psychology
Course
Description:
Special topics in social psychology for advanced undergraduates.
Athena Title:SEMNR IN SOC PSYCH
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 3270 or SOCI 3730 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4740W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Interaction
Course
Description:
Examination of the role that everyday interaction plays in the creation, maintenance, and change of our system of gender difference and gender inequality in contemporary United States society. To address these questions, students will critically examine current sociological theory and research on gender, inequality, and interaction.
Athena Title:Gender and Interaction
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4740
Nontraditional Format:Writing intensive. Course includes a substantial writing component and opportunities to receive feedback on writing.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or PSYC 1030H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Interaction
Course
Description:
Examination of the role that everyday interaction plays in the creation, maintenance, and change of our system of gender difference and gender inequality in contemporary United States society. To address these questions, we will critically examine current sociological theory and research on gender, inequality, and interaction.
Athena Title:Gender and Interaction
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4740W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or PSYC 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Sociology of Morality
Course
Description:
Analyzes the definition and response to right and wrong in human societies. Moral conflict occurs throughout social life, though it varies greatly in intensity and type. This course asks: Why are some groups highly tolerant, while others are highly repressive?
Athena Title:Sociology of Morality
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4800W
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4800W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Morality
Course
Description:
Analyzes the definition and response to right and wrong in human societies. Moral conflict occurs throughout social life, though it varies greatly in intensity and type. This course asks: Why are some groups highly tolerant, while others are highly repressive?
Athena Title:Sociology of Morality
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4800
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline, for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4830W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Law
Course
Description:
The nature of law and the ways the legal system reflects its broader social context.
Athena Title:Sociology of Law
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4830
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline, for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Law
Course
Description:
The nature of law, and the ways the legal system reflects its broader social context.
Athena Title:Sociology of Law
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4830W
Prerequisite:(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Supervised Research in Sociology
Course
Description:
Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member; includes a review of the literature, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of research findings.
Athena Title:SUPERVSD RES IN SOC
Nontraditional Format:Weekly meetings arranged between instructor and student.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 4905. 1 hour.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Practice
Course
Description:
Case studies and guest talks are used to examine the work, culture, and work settings of various criminal justice practitioners, assess ethical issues in criminal justice practice, and learn new directions in the field.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Practice
Prerequisite:POLS 3600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LACS(SOCI) 4910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Citizenship and Social Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean
Course
Description:
An overview of contemporary social movements of the region, its historical roots, and the economic/political causes that motivate the protests of the powerless. Special attention will be given to the relationship between social movements, political parties, and the state in different historical moments and countries.
Athena Title:Citi Soc Move Lat Am and Carib
Prerequisite:LACS 1000 or SOCI 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4930/6930. 3 hours. 1 hours lecture and 5 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Experimental Research in Sociology
Course
Description:
An experimental research methods course emphasizing hands-on experience in the lab. Readings and weekly seminar meetings focus on ethics in human research, sociological theories of social interaction, experimental design, experimental procedures, data interpretation, and scholarly writing. Students will work in collaborative teams to conduct original research in the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction.
Athena Title:EXPER RES IN SOCIOL
Nontraditional Format:This course is part seminar and part practicum format. One hour per week will be spent in lecture/seminar. Students will also spend approximately five hours per week in research related tasks in the lab. In addition to these activities, students will be expected to participate in regular lab meetings, trainings, and research presentations. Students will be expected to spend approximately 12 hours a week in course- related activities, including lectures, discussions, trainings, collecting and processing data, and independent scholarship.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4950. 3 hours.
Course Title:Internship Experience
Course
Description:
Application of sociological theory and research to public and private sector enterprises. Emphasis on observation and analysis of sociological issues that serve as the foundation for an original research paper. Students are responsible for identifying the internship setting and having it approved by the Sociology Undergraduate Coordinator.
Athena Title:Internship Experience
Nontraditional Format:This course will require regular meetings with a faculty member to plan out the experience, monitor and facilitate progress, and then frame an original research paper inspired by the internship experience.
Prerequisite:(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4960H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Supervised Research in Sociology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member, including a review of the literature, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of research findings.
Athena Title:SUPERVSD RES IN SOC
Nontraditional Format:Weekly meetings arranged between instructor and student.
Prerequisite:(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major or a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:(SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 5500. 4-5 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Course
Description:
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Centers on regular and systematic analysis of experiential learning under direct faculty supervision.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 5510. 4-5 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Course
Description:
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Centers on the design, execution, and reporting of original research related to the specific placement or internship.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 5520. 4-5 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Course
Description:
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Criminal justice students are required to intern in an approved agency full time over the semester.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociological Approaches to Culture
Course
Description:
Case studies of art, music, literature, rituals and ceremony, food, dress, and other cultural objects. Topics include the dimensions of cultural objects; structuralist, postmodern, functionalist and semiotic perspectives; and basic issues such as consensus and diversity, ideology, collective memory and tradition, religion, social solidarity, conflict, and change.
Athena Title:SOC OF CULTURE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of the Life Course
Course
Description:
An examination of the sociological study of lives. Covers socialization over the life span, the stratification of lives, cross-cultural comparisons of aging and human development, family patterns across time, careers in crime, health across life, religious expression in lives, and life-time consequences of education.
Athena Title:Sociology of the Life Course
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Work and Family
Course
Description:
The relationship between paid work and family life. How work and family have changed over time, how they conflict with or support each other, and how individuals, families, organizations, and governments have approached the need for both.
Athena Title:SOCI WORK & FAMILY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Education
Course
Description:
Mainstream and critical theories of how society shapes the purposes, processes, and organization of schools; current policy issues and sources of national education data, with primary focus on United States elementary and secondary schools.
Athena Title:SOC OF EDUCATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Punishment and Society
Course
Description:
The relationship between contemporary American punishment and social organization and processes. Topics include historical features of, and justifications for, punishment; the death penalty debate; prisoner rights; and prison conditions.
Athena Title:PUNISHMENT AND SOC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6190. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Proseminar in Sociology
Course
Description:
An introduction to the profession of sociology. Faculty members describe their intellectual work and discuss issues of professionalization, including selecting a major professor, preparing for comprehensive exams, writing for publication, and preparing for the job market.
Athena Title:PROSEMINAR
Nontraditional Format:The course will consist of weekly two-hour meetings spread out over two semesters.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Development of Sociological Theory
Course
Description:
Pivotal theories from classic theorists such as Marx, Weber, and Durkheim to the present.
Athena Title:DEV OF SOC THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociological Theory: The German Tradition
Course
Description:
The German theoretical tradition, beginning with Marx and continuing with Wilhelmine-era sociologists, particularly Simmel and Weber; the Weimar and Nazi periods; and postwar critical theorists, notably Habermas.
Athena Title:GERMAN SOCL THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Higher Education
Course
Description:
Overview of higher education as an institution. Focuses on students, faculty, and the organizational characteristics of colleges and universities. Topics cover the structure and culture of higher education and range from socialization and stratification to achievement, attrition, and athletics.
Athena Title:HIGHER EDUCATION
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Gender
Course
Description:
Feminist theories and methodologies on gender, with an emphasis on contemporary American society and the intersection of gender, race, and class. Topics include socialization, sexual orientation, reproduction, violence, family and household, work and global restructuring, and politics.
Athena Title:SOC OF GENDER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 6370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Course
Description:
The relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with social institutions and processes.
Athena Title:SOC OF RACE/ETHNCTY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Current Trends in Sociological Theory
Course
Description:
The concepts of community, authority, rank, the sacred, and alienation to examine conflict and consensus, modernity and postmodernity, classical theory, and the problem of meaning. The role of ideas in social integration and change, the problem of legitimation, civil religion in politics, "postmodern" society, and symbolism and moral order.
Athena Title:CURRENT SOC THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Structured Inequality
Course
Description:
Social stratification in the United States. The perception of class distinctions; prestige and power; the criteria of status evaluation; and the consequences of class for social relationships, lifestyles, and personality development.
Athena Title:STRUCTRD INEQUALITY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(ANTH) 6450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociopolitical Ecology
Course
Description:
The relationship between humans and the environment; ecological and social theories about environmental policies and problems.
Athena Title:SOCIOPOL ECOLOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6470. 3 hours.
Course Title:Deviance and Social Control
Course
Description:
Theories and research on the nature of deviant behavior and its control by social institutions, agencies, and groups.
Athena Title:DEV & SOCL CONTROL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of the Political Economy
Course
Description:
The balance of political power between classes, races, and nations, as it shapes the economic forces that determine social order and the success or failure of social change.
Athena Title:SOC OF POL ECONOMY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods
Course
Description:
Sociological research methods. Topics include conceptions of research, the philosophy of science, formal and grounded theory construction, and qualitative and quantitative approaches to research design.
Athena Title:RESEARCH METHODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Analysis and Interpretation of Sociological Data I
Course
Description:
Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses of non-experimental quantitative evidence. Topics include frequency distributions, central tendency and dispersion, cross tabulation, mean difference analyses, statistical inference, regression, and the use of microcomputers and statistical software to conduct quantitative data analysis.
Athena Title:ANALYSIS SOC DATA I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Analysis and Interpretation of Sociological Data II
Course
Description:
Multivariate data analysis; the design and execution of an independent research project using such techniques.
Athena Title:ANALY SOC DATA II
Prerequisite:SOCI 6620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Survey Research Methods
Course
Description:
The procedures, methods, and problems of survey data collection. Topics include the historical development of survey research; sources of error in surveys; sampling; formatting questionnaires and interviews; and interviewing techniques.
Athena Title:SURVEY RES METHODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Qualitative Methods of Social Research
Course
Description:
Qualitative approaches to research, with an emphasis on participant observation, intensive interviews, and analysis of text. Students must complete a major fieldwork project.
Athena Title:Qualitative Method Social Rsch
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Work and Industry
Course
Description:
Theories and research on work, industry, and organizations. Topics include the impact of organizations and workplaces on employees; models of management and control; and recent transformations in work and work organizations.
Athena Title:WORK & INDUSTRY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Crime
Course
Description:
The nature, extent, and correlates of crime; theories of criminal behavior and victimization.
Athena Title:SOC OF CRIME
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Deviance and Mental Health
Course
Description:
Theory and research relating to various types of deviant behavior, including crime, family violence, substance use, and mental and physical illness. Social structural, cultural, social psychological, evolutionary, and biosocial theories will be examined.
Athena Title:SOCI DEV & MENT HEA
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Law
Course
Description:
The nature of law, and the ways the legal system reflects its broader social context.
Athena Title:SOCIOLOGY OF LAW
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Occupations
Course
Description:
Occupational choice, socialization, careers, and professionalization; contemporary issues concerning women and work, minorities and work, the consequences of bureaucratic and technological changes, and the impact of work on non-work behavior.
Athena Title:SOC OF OCCUPATIONS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Demographic Techniques
Course
Description:
Introduction to the mathematical techniques commonly used to measure population characteristics and changes in fertility, mortality, and migration.
Athena Title:DEM TECH
Prerequisite:SOCI 6620 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 6950. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Organizations
Course
Description:
The impact of organizational structure on the lives and attitudes of employees; centralization, control, power, and accountability in workplaces; the role of gender in organizations.
Athena Title:SOC OF ORGANIZATNS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8000. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Sociology
Course
Description:
Theory and research on advanced topics selected by the student.
Athena Title:SPECIAL SOC TOPICS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Culture
Course
Description:
Approaches to culture, including the critical traditions of Frankfurt and Birmingham; the Durkheimian tradition of collective memory and social integration; and interactionist emphases on cultural products and structuration.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN CULTURE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Religion
Course
Description:
Contemporary social scientific approaches to the analysis of religion. Classic perspectives on religion and secularization contrasted to varied attempts to move beyond secularization theory in response to religious resurgence around the world. Other topics include attempts to reconceptualize the relationship between religion and politics in (post-)modernity.
Athena Title:SOC OF RELIGION
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8200. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Sociological Theory and Research
Course
Description:
Selected topics on theory and research.
Athena Title:SEMNR IN THEORY/RES
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Critical Theory
Course
Description:
Critical social theory from its origins in Germany in the 1920s to its present development in Europe and the United States. Includes Frankfurt theorists such as Horkheimer, Marcuse, and Adorno; second-generation Frankfurters, especially Habermas; and contemporary critical theories of identity, culture, justice, and politics.
Athena Title:CRITICAL THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar on Social Movements
Course
Description:
Analysis of methodologies and theories used in the study of social movements. Case studies may include local, national, (United States and other) and transnational movements.
Athena Title:SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Gender Stratification
Course
Description:
Research and theories of gender equality and inequality in America and other cultures. Topics include gender stratification in public and private domains, and the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation.
Athena Title:SEMNR GENDER STRAT
Prerequisite:SOCI 6280 or WMST 8010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(WMST) 8290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Global Perspectives on Gender
Course
Description:
Analysis of diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender and its relationship to social, economic, political, and ideological spheres. Case studies may be drawn from Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Athena Title:GLOBAL GENDER
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Physical and Mental Health
Course
Description:
Theory and research regarding the avenues whereby social factors influence the onset, course, and treatment of various emotional problems and physical illnesses. Special emphasis upon status gradient, fundamental cause, social stress, and biological embedding perspectives on health. Issues relating to the reliability of diagnoses, the methodological challenges of drug research, and the efficacy of pharmacological treatments are also considered.
Athena Title:Soc of Phys and Ment Health
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(SOCI) 8400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Prevention Science: Using Genetic, Epigenetic, and Inflammatory Biomarkers
Course
Description:
Provides social and behavioral science graduate students an opportunity to take part in the revolution in prevention science that is being driven by increased availability and use of biomarkers, particularly those related to epigenetic change and systemic inflammatory processes. Little (or no) background in biology is assumed.
Athena Title:Prevention Science
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(GEOG)(SOCI) 8430. 3 hours.
Course Title:Community-Engaged Research (Praxis)
Course
Description:
Exploration of the history of engaged forms of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Graduate students will become familiar with different engagement paradigms or models, reflect on each with respect to wider critiques of engagement, and explore how to navigate the complexities involved in community engagement. Students will also examine similarities and differences in how engaged research is practiced across the social sciences.
Athena Title:Engaged Research (Praxis)
Prerequisite:ANTH 6520 or SOCI 6220 or SOCI 6010 or GEOG 4810/6810 or GEOG 8910
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Political Sociology
Course
Description:
Issues of class, gender, and race. Topics include power and state formation; competing paradigms of state action; the relationship between the state and economy; collective action; democratization, legitimacy and revolution.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN POL SOC
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Organizations and Social Control
Course
Description:
Organizational processes that control behavior, including work performance, career development, and off-job attitudes, orientations, and behaviors.
Athena Title:ORGS & SOCL CONTROL
Prerequisite:SOCI 6470 or SOCI 6800 or SOCI 6950
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8600. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Research Training
Course
Description:
Students acquire advanced research skills that will help them in their professional careers. Student duties will vary but may include designing questionnaires, conducting interviews, undertaking library research, planning and executing experiments, and analyzing data.
Athena Title:RESEARCH TRAINING
Nontraditional Format:Students earn credit for the course by conducting research. Students assist faculty with faculty research projects (for a maximum of, on average, 12 hours per week.)
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociological Analysis and Interpretation of Categorical Data
Course
Description:
An introduction to regression models for categorical and limited dependent variables. The objective is to provide students with an understanding of (a) when particular models are appropriate, (b) the basic logic of various models, (c) how results are interpreted and evaluated, and (d) how to conduct analyses using statistical software.
Athena Title:SOCI CATEGORICAL DA
Prerequisite:SOCI 6620 and SOCI 6630
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Empirical Model-Building in Social Research
Course
Description:
Simultaneous equations and confirmatory factor methods to evaluate structural and measurement models. Emphasis on the interplay between theory and the construction and evaluation of empirical models.
Athena Title:SOC MODEL BUILDING
Prerequisite:SOCI 6630 or STAT 6220 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Multilevel Modeling
Course
Description:
Focuses on applications of hierarchical linear and nonlinear models (HLM). Reviews the logic and estimation principles of HLM. Two-level models are illustrated, including estimating organizational effects on individuals and examining individual change over time. Generalizations to three-level models and to nonlinear models for discrete outcomes are considered.
Athena Title:SOCI MULTILEVEL MOD
Prerequisite:SOCI 6630 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Network Analysis
Course
Description:
Social network analysts consider relations to be the focal units of analysis – and the bases of social structure. This course surveys a mixture of mathematical and statistical techniques for analyzing social networks. Students will gain a working knowledge of relevant software packages and common approaches to network analysis.
Athena Title:NETWORK ANALYSIS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Role, Self, and Identity
Course
Description:
Focuses on the relationship between society, identity, and social action. Students become familiar with the sociological research literature on self and identity, explore various measurement tools and analytic techniques for theoretical exploration, data collection, and qualitative data analysis, and refine specific professional skills, including academic reviewing, presenting, and proposal writing.
Athena Title:SELF & IDENTITY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Social Psychology
Course
Description:
Major classic and contemporary theories, including Freudian theory, exchange theory, dramaturgy, phenomenology, and ethnomethodology.
Athena Title:SOCL PSYCH THEORIES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Crime
Course
Description:
Urban crime and spatial variation in crime rates. The impact of crime on the structure of communities and its role in neighborhood decline.
Athena Title:COMMUNITIES & CRIME
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 8840. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender, Crime, and Justice
Course
Description:
This course uses sociological and feminist theories to examine crime, criminology, and the criminal justice system from a gendered perspective. In doing so, the class is organized around three basic themes: the gendered nature of perpetration; gender variation in victimization; and women as participants in the legal process.
Athena Title:GENDER CRIME JUST
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 120 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 9100. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Sociology Job Market Seminar
Course
Description:
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the academic and non-academic job market in sociology. Students produce professional products, including their application materials, practice job talks, and interviews talks. They will also learn about opportunities for nonacademic jobs and postdocs.
Athena Title:SOCI JOB MARKET
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOCI 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 120 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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