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Sociology


UW-PARKSIDE 2017-19 CATALOG

Greenquist 318 • 262-595-2177

College:
Social Sciences and Professional Studies.

Degree and Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts

Major - Sociology

Minors - Sociology, Sociology for Teachers

Certificate - Urban Studies

Student Organizations/Clubs:
Sociology Club

Career Possibilities:
Social services (rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation, or administration); community work (social service and nonprofit organizations, child-care or community development agencies, or environmental groups); corrections (probation, parole, or other criminal justice related field); business (advertising, marketing and consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work, training, or sales); college settings (admissions, alumni relations, student placement or residence advising and supervision); health services (family planning, substance abuse counseling, rehabilitation counseling, health planning, hospital admissions, and insurance adjustment); publishing, journalism, and public relations (writing, research, and editing); government (federal, state, and local government jobs in such areas as transportation, housing, agriculture, labor, international development, and historic preservation).

Department Overview

Sociology is the scientific study people in interaction with each other. Interaction can be viewed from a macro perspective, as with nations who interact, either cooperatively, competitively or in conflict. Interactions can be studied on a smaller scale, e.g. within organizations that reflect our institutions such as economy, science, education or health. Or, interaction can be studies from a micro perspective, as in study of small group behaviors like the dyad or triad. The curriculum includes an understanding of those theories and methods used by sociologists, as well as substantive areas to which these theories and methods are applied.   Opportunities are available for the application of sociological knowledge and the use of critical thinking to clarify social problems and evaluate policies of public and private agencies. Students can choose to work in their communities as active participants toward social justice and change.

Preparation for Graduate School

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology are qualified to enter graduate and professional programs in many fields such as sociology, social work, law enforcement, and public/social service administration.

Program Level Outcomes

To offer a high quality sociology program which promotes the ability to apply theory, produce research and engage in your community. The accomplishment of the departmental mission is reflected in the competencies students demonstrate before graduation.

Conceptual Competencies

  1. Understand and apply sociological concepts, theories, and perspectives on culture and society
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of cultures and societies in their own terms
  3. Understand the impact of the social and physical environment on individual experience
  4. Assess and critique different anthropological and sociological theoretical orientations
  5. Understand the process of theory construction

Methodological Competencies

  1. Demonstrate the connection between theory, methods, and realities
  2. Frame and execute a research project
  3. Record, interpret, and communicate quantitative and qualitative evidence
  4. Find, organize, and critically evaluate data/information (interpreting data outcomes and evaluating literature)
  5. Understand and use technology for achieving goals and tasks

Civic Competencies

  1. Promote the active exchange of ideas in a civil manner
  2. Use sociological and anthropological knowledge to address important issues locally and globally
  3. Gain competence in effective collaboration and teamwork
  4. Identify and confront ethnocentrism

Requirements for the Sociology Major (38 credits)

In order to be accepted as a major in sociology, a student must have a minimum 2.25 GPA overall and must have completed ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. A major in sociology consists of a minimum of 38 credits. At least 15 credits of upper-level courses in the major must be completed at UW-Parkside. Under consultation with a faculty member, an advanced student may opt to “design” his/her own course as an independent study in sociology. The student must work with a faculty member whose expertise is in the selected topic. Together, they negotiate the focus and content of the course, materials to be examined, and so forth. The following core courses, to be completed by the end of the junior year or prior to the completion of 90 credit hours of study, are required of all students majoring in sociology:

  1. Core Courses (20 credits)
    SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
    SOCA 248 Research Report Writing for the Social Sciences 3 cr
    SOCA 250 Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 cr
    SOCA 295 Social Science Research Methods 2 cr
    SOCA 300 Data Collection and Analysis 2 cr
    SOCA 301 Introduction to Sociological Theory 3 cr
    SOCA 495 Senior Seminar 3 cr
  2. Elective Courses (18 credits)
    Complete at least 12 credits in upper-level (300-400 level) courses.
    Choose one of the elective completion options:

    1. Complete one course from at least four of the specialization areas listed below. Then specialize in a particular area (9 credits in one area; 9 credits in three other areas).
    2. Complete one course from at least four of the specialization areas listed below. Then choose one course each from two additional areas (12 credits with 6 credits in two areas; 6 credits with 3 credits in two other areas).
    Criminology and Deviance
    SOCA 102 Contemporary Social Problems 3 cr
    SOCA 216 Social Issues in Substance Use and Abuse 3 cr
    SOCA 233 Criminology 3 cr
    SOCA 234 Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice 3 cr
    SOCA 235 Police and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 320 Sociological Social Psychology 3 cr
    SOCA 331 Deviant Behavior 3 cr
    SOCA 332 Sociology of Mental Illness 3 cr
    SOCA 352 Law and Social Change 3 cr
    SOCA 359 Law and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 363 Corrections 3 cr
    SOCA 365 Race, Crime, Law 3 cr
    SOCA 368 Victimology 3 cr
    Family and Human Services *
    SOCA 207 Marriage and Family 3 cr
    SOCA 213 Gender and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 216 Social Issues in Substance Use and Abuse 3 cr
    SOCA 319 Death and Dying 3 cr
    SOCA 320 Sociological Social Psychology 3 cr
    SOCA 326 Social Gerontology 3 cr
    SOCA 332 Sociology of Mental Illness 3 cr
    SOCA 336 Childhood and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 354 Class, Status, and Power 3 cr
    SOCA 367 LGBTQ Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 372 Technology and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 375 Sociology of Education 3 cr
    SOCA 376 Public Health 3 cr
    SOCA 380 Social Welfare as a Social Institution 3 cr
    Race and Ethnic Relations
    SOCA 206 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. 3 cr
    SOCA 226 Peoples of Africa 3 cr
    SOCA 227 North American Indians 3 cr
    SOCA 323 Institutional Racism in America 3 cr
    SOCA 324 African American Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 325 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 3 cr
    SOCA 328 Asians in American Society 3 cr
    SOCA 329 Social Institutions in Contemporary China 3 cr
    SOCA 343 Latinas/os in the United States 3 cr
    SOCA 354 Class, Status, and Power 3 cr
    SOCA 360 Critical Ethnic Studies 3 cr
    Urban Institutions and the Occupational World
    SOCA 213 Gender and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 319 Death and Dying 3 cr
    SOCA 321 Religion and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 322 Sociology of Language and Knowledge 3 cr
    SOCA 323 Institutional Racism in America 3 cr
    SOCA 354 Class, Status, and Power 3 cr
    SOCA 355 Urbanism and Urbanization 3 cr
    SOCA 356 Political Sociology 3 cr
    SOCA 358 Introduction to Population Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 362 Migration and Immigration 3 cr
    SOCA 371 Occupations and Professions 3 cr
    SOCA 372 Technology and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 373 Formal Organization 3 cr
    SOCA 374 Women and Work 3 cr
    SOCA 375 Sociology of Education 3 cr
    SOCA 376 Public Health 3 cr
    SOCA 379 Society and Environment 3 cr
    SOCA 380 Social Welfare as a Social Institution 3 cr
    SOCA 455 International Development and Change 3 cr
    Evaluation and Practice
    SOCA 304 Skill Development in Leadership 1 cr
    SOCA 306 Research in Community Needs 3 cr
    SOCA 406 Advanced Program Evaluation 3 cr
    SOCA 455 International Development and Change 3 cr
    SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology 1-4 cr
    SOCA 498 Portfolio 1 cr
    *Students may fulfill a specialization in family and human services by completing one course under the heading of race and ethnic relations.

Requirements for the Sociology Minor (21 credits)

The minor in sociology consists of a minimum of 21 credits, distributed as follows:

  1. Required Courses (6 credits)
    SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
    Choose one three credit option:
    SOCA 295 Social Science Research Methods 2 cr
    SOCA 300 Data Collection and Analysis 1 cr
    OR    
    SOCA 301 Introduction to Sociological Theory 3 cr
  2. Elective Courses (15 credits)
    Choose 15 credits (with at least 9 credits at the 300 or 400 level)
    SOCA 102 Contemporary Social Problems 3 cr
    SOCA 206 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. 3 cr
    SOCA 207 Marriage and Family 3 cr
    SOCA 213 Gender and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 216 Social Issues in Substance Use and Abuse 3 cr
    SOCA 233 Criminology 3 cr
    SOCA 234 Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice 3 cr
    SOCA 235 Police and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 250 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 cr
    SOCA 290 Special Topics in Sociology 3 cr
    SOCA 304 Skill Development in Leadership 1 cr
    SOCA 306 Research in Community Needs 3 cr
    SOCA 319 Death and Dying  3 cr
    SOCA 320 Sociological Social Psychology  3 cr
    SOCA 321 Religion and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 322 Sociology of Language and Knowledge 3 cr
    SOCA 323 Institutional Racism in America 3 cr
    SOCA 324 African American Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 325 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 3 cr
    SOCA 326 Social Gerontology 3 cr
    SOCA 328 Asians in American Society 3 cr
    SOCA 329 Social Institutions in Contemporary China 3 cr
    SOCA 331 Deviant Behavior 3 cr
    SOCA 332 Sociology of Mental Illness  3 cr
    SOCA 336 Childhood and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 343 Latinas/os in the United States 3 cr
    SOCA 352 Law and Social Change 3 cr
    SOCA 354 Class, Status, and Power 3 cr
    SOCA 355 Urbanism and Urbanization 3 cr
    SOCA 356 Political Sociology 3 cr
    SOCA 358 Introduction to Population Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 359 Law and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 360 Critical Ethnic Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 362 Migration and Immigration 3 cr
    SOCA 363 Corrections 3 cr
    SOCA 365 Race, Crime, Law 3 cr
    SOCA 367 LGBTQ Studies 3 cr
    SOCA 368 Victimology 3 cr
    SOCA 371 Occupations and Professions 3 cr
    SOCA 372 Technology and Society 3 cr
    SOCA 373 Formal Organization 3 cr
    SOCA 374 Women and Work 3 cr
    SOCA 375 Sociology of Education 3 cr
    SOCA 376 Public Health 3 cr
    SOCA 379 Society and Environment 3 cr
    SOCA 380 Social Welfare as a Social Institution 3 cr
    SOCA 390 Special Topics in Sociology 1-3 cr
    SOCA 406 Advanced Program Evaluation 3 cr
    SOCA 490 Special Topics in Sociology 1-3 cr
    SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology 1-4 cr

Requirements for the Sociology for Teachers Minor (18 Credits)

  1. Required Courses (6 credits)
    SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
    SOCA 301 Introduction to Sociological Theory 3 cr
  2. Elective Courses (12 credits)

    1. Choose one (3 credits)
      SOCA 354 Class, Status, and Power 3 cr
      SOCA 355 Urbanism and Urbanization 3 cr
      SOCA 362 Migration and Immigration 3 cr
    2. Choose one (3 credits)
      SOCA 336 Childhood and Society 3 cr
      SOCA 373 Formal Organization 3 cr
      SOCA 375 Sociology of Education 3 cr
    3. Choose one (3 credits)
      SOCA 325 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 3 cr
      SOCA 343 Latinas/os in the United States 3 cr
      SOCA 367 LGBTQ Studies 3 cr
    4. Choose one (3 credits)
      Choose 3 credits from the remaining courses listed in 1.-3. above.

Requirements for the Urban Studies Certificate (15 credits)

To earn the urban studies certificate, student must complete the five certificate courses with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

  1. Required Courses (6 credits)
    GEOG 360 Urban Geography 3 cr
    SOCA 355 Urbanism and Urbanization 3 cr
    Note: Both have prerequisites at the 100 level  
  2. Elective Courses (6 credits)
    Choose two from different departments:
    GEOG 330 Population Geography 3 cr
    OR    
    SOCA 358 Introduction to Population Studies 3 cr
         
    ECON 304 Economics of Urban Problems 3 cr
    GEOG 340 Political Geography 3 cr
    GEOG 375 Geography of Transportation 3 cr
    HIST 325 Mayhem and the Metropolis 3 cr
    HIST 341 The Urbanization of the United States 3 cr
    SOCA 323  Institutional Racism in America 3 cr
    SOCA 362 Migration and Immigration 3 cr
    SOCA 373 Formal Organization 3 cr
    SOCA 379 Society and Environment 3 cr
    Note:  Prerequisites apply in specific department  
  3. Practicum Course (3 Credits)
    Students must take one course that fulfills a hands-on practical experience, such as an internship or independent study in any related department. Approval of the practicum experience by the Program Director is necessary. Possible options include:

    ANTH 4941 Anthropology Fieldwork 3 cr
    GEOG 494 Internship in Geography 3 cr
    HIST 336 Poverty in American History 3 cr
    SOCA 406 Advanced Program Evaluation 3 cr
    SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology 3 cr
    ECON 499 Independent Study 3 cr
    GEOG 499 Independent Study 3 cr
    HIST 499 Independent Study 3 cr
    SOCA 499 Independent Study 3 cr
    Other practicum courses besides those listed above might fulfill this requirement. Courses that include an experiential project concerning urban issues will be considered. Approval is needed.

    Any student who can provide evidence of work experience in public, private,  and  non-profit  organizations  committed to the larger urban community might have this requirement waived (with approval). If a waiver is granted then a third elective course is required.

Teacher Education Licensure in Sociology

Students interested in becoming teachers will need to complete an approved program pathway to a Wisconsin initial educator license. The approved pathway to this license is a structured collaboration between the Sociology Department and the Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED).

The requirements for teacher licensure are specific and therefore students must meet with the IPED Adviser to coordinate the major and teacher education curriculum. It is very important to contact the IPED adviser at 262-595-2180 or Molinaro D111 as soon as possible. Students are required to seek advising each semester from both the IPED Adviser and the Sociology Department liaison to the teacher education program. Complete information about the Teacher Education Program can be found on the IPED website at: http://www.uwp.edu/learn/departments/educatordevelopment/index.cfm

Courses in Sociology (SOCA)

101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines social relations, social organization and social systems through the study of process, structure, and function.

     
102 Contemporary Social Problems 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Sociological examination of selected major problems facing modern society. Analysis of important issues of public and academic concern; e.g., overpopulation, poverty, women’s issues, alienation.

     
107 Diversity Circles 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Small group dialogues that help students become aware of their own biases as well as understand the impact of racism in schools, communities, and society.

     
190 Special Topics 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Examines selected topics in sociology and/or anthropology.

     
206 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Introduces the formation and dynamics of ethnic and race relations in the United States and their social repercussions in terms of marginalizing people and the distribution of their life chances. Cross-listed with ETHN 206.

     
207 Marriage and Family 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Surveys nature and functions of the family; cross cultural and/or life course comparisons of marriage and family arrangements; gender role training; premarital and marital social and sexual activities, power dynamics, and other family processes.

     
213 Gender and Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Overview of theory and research on gender roles and gender stratification, focusing on political, economic, family and other settings; historical, cross cultural and subcultural comparisons. Cross-listed with WGSS 213.

     
216 Social Issues in Substance Use and Abuse 3 cr
 

Prereq: 3 credits in sociology. Freq: Every third semester.
An overview of theory and research on substance abuse including legal (alcohol, tobacco) and controlled substances. The focus is on differences in patterns of chemical use within historical, cultural and class contexts.

     
226 Peoples of Africa 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall.
Surveys the societies and cultures of Africa. Discusses history, cultural variation, and contemporary social change. Cross-listed with INTS 226.

     
227 North American Indians 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall (even years).
Surveys American Indian peoples of the United States and Canada focusing on various aspects of culture, history and recent culture change. Cross-listed with ANTH 227.

     
233 Criminology 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101 or CRMJ 101. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines past and current theory and research including crime as a consequence of social, economic, political, and personal factors; and critique of approaches to prevention and correction. Cross-listed with CRMJ 233.

     
234 Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101 or CRMJ 101. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Covers conceptions of juvenile delinquency; the offender in the juvenile justice system; the philosophy, structure and function of juvenile courts; the philosophy, development, and organization of diversion, detention and treatment of the juvenile offender. Cross-listed with CRMJ 234.

     
235 Police and Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101 or CRMJ 101. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Studies the various levels, roles and functions of law enforcement in America; evaluates the nature and responsibilities of law enforcement including police accountability and civil liability. Examines the racial, ethnic, and gender issues in law enforcement. Cross-listed with CRMJ 235.

     
248 Research Report Writing for the Social Sciences 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; ENGL 101 with a grade of C+ or better. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Covers research report writing with the ability to demonstrate an understanding for the relationship among argument, evidence, conclusion, concepts, methods, and theoretical orientations in sociology. Focuses on understanding the format of research papers and improving writing ability.

     
250 Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 cr
 

Prereq: Computational skills requirement (MATH 102 or 103 or 111). Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to measurements of behavior. Focuses on statistical computation, analysis, and interpretation of data using scientific calculator and SPSS statistical software. Examines quantitative solutions and computer output that can be applied in business and social service settings.

     
290 Special Topics in Sociology 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines selected topics in sociology.

     
295 Social Science Research Methods 2 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101; sophomore standing. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces philosophies, methods and problems of social research; sampling and data collection techniques; questionnaire construction, interviewing techniques, field methods, and content analysis.

     
300 Data Collection and Analysis 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 295 or concurrent registration. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Develops skills in specific methods of data collection and analysis in sociology. Topics will vary. May be repeated with a different topic.

     
301 Introduction to Sociological Theory 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces major sociological concepts and theories, and their application in the analysis of social structures and processes.

     
303 Program Evaluation 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 295 or concurrent registration. Freq: Fall, Spring
Applies theory and methods of program evaluation including measuring and evaluating program outcomes; analyzing community needs, and assessing program impacts.

     
304 Skill Development in Leadership 1 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides training in an aspect of grass-roots leadership, focusing on sociological perspectives. Includes grant writing, team building, and working with media, emphasizing different areas in different semesters. May be repeated for credit.

     
305 Family Violence 1 cr
 

Prereq: CRMJ 101 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Examines the criminal justice response to family violence, which includes child abuse, spousal abuse, elder abuse, and date rape. Explores the prevalence and extent of family violence as well as strategies for treatment and prevention. Cross-listed with CRMJ 305.

     
306 Research in Community Needs  3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Occasionally.
Explores assessment of the needs of a community or environment using the methods of evaluation research.

     
307  Survey Methods 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 295. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores survey research including data collection and data analysis.

     
319 Death and Dying 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Spring.
Investigates patterns of behavior and beliefs about death, dying, and bereavement. Examines medical, legal, and ethical issues.

     
320  Sociological Social Psychology 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; 3 additional credits in sociology. Freq: Fall (even years).
Examines the role of larger society in constructing and defining our day-to-day interactions and the relationship between group structures and processes, particularly issues of social inequality.

     
321 Religion and Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides comparative study of religion and society with an emphasis on the major religious traditions. Examines the relationship between religions, beliefs and social values.

     
322 Sociology of Language and Knowledge 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces concepts, theoretical frameworks and concerns of sociolinguists, emphasizing ethnomethodology, language planning, and cultural politics affecting linguistic minorities.

     
323 Institutional Racism in America 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines racism within various institutions such as public government bodies, private businesses, and universities. Outlines political, social, ecological and economic effects of racism.

     
324 African American Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the experiences of African Americans, both current and historical, using a variety of theoretical models and perspectives. Includes macro-level contexts of those experiences.

     
325 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Compares the structural forces that influence racialization and ethnicization processes: colonization, inclusion, exclusion, refugeeism, displacement and forced migration.

     
326 Social Gerontology 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Fall.
Examines the quality of life issues among elderly; focuses on medical, social, educational, recreational and economic institutions.

     
328 Asians in American Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or INTS 103 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall.
Examines the culture, social, political, historical, and economic experiences of Asians in America. Covers Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners, racism, immigration, citizenship, language, education and job opportunities.

     
329 Social Institutions in Contemporary China 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or INTS 103 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall (odd years).
Introduces the social institutions and changes in contemporary China. Covers population, family, education, economy, and politics.

     
331 Deviant Behavior 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Fall (odd years).
Elucidates theoretical perspectives on deviant behavior which traces the development of how deviance is defined, explained and controlled.

     
332 Sociology of Mental Illness 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines mental illness as a social role/social label in terms of institutional and sociocultural factors.

     
336 Childhood and Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines childhood as a socially constructed idea with a profound effect on our lives and our communities; changing images, definitions, agreements, and rules about childhood; the social structures incorporating childhood; the relationship of childhood to power distributions and economic inequalities.

     
343 Latinas/os in the United States 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or ETHN 201 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall.
Focuses on the social, political, and cultural dynamics of the Latina/o experience in the U.S. including racial/ethnic identity, racism, economy, immigration, colonialism. Cross-listed with ETHN 343.

     
352 Law and Social Change 3 cr
 

Prereq: CRMJ 101 or SOCA 101. Freq: Yearly.
Provides a broad theoretical background against which to explore policies in the system of law, in definition and enforcement of the law, and to follow those policies as they have been and are presently affected by social change. Cross-listed with CRMJ 352.

     
354 Class, Status, and Power 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Spring.
Examines patterns of inequalities and their relationship to social conflict, social organization, belief systems, race/ethnic identities, gender roles, and global systems of wealth and power.

     
355 Urbanism and Urbanization 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the effects of major historical, economic, political, and architectural trends on class compositions of cities.

     
356 Political Sociology 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the relationship between politics and the larger social structure, such as structure of power in the United States and the economy; political consciousness and the debate on the changing nature of industrial societies. Cross-listed with POLS 356.

     
358 Introduction to Population Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Occasionally.
Elucidates population size, composition and processes of migration, including social and economic determinants of demographic changes and their effects upon social organization.

     
359  Law and Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: CRMJ 101 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Explores selected legal rules, principles, and institutions from a sociological perspective including influence of culture and social organization on law; role of law in social change; social aspects of the administration of justice; and social knowledge and law. Cross-listed with CRMJ 359.

     
360 Critical Ethnic Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines social conditions under which ethnic groups are labeled as “races” in the United States and selected other societies, focusing on perceptions of whiteness and hybridity and their social consequences. Cross-listed with ETHN 360.

     
362 Migration and Immigration 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Spring (even years).
Examines migration and immigration as major processes of change in the United States and internationally, focusing on communities, social networks, and work activities of migrants. Cross-listed with ANTH 362.

     
363 Corrections 3 cr
 

Prereq: CRMJ 101 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Analyzes the organization of correctional agencies and the role of corrections in the criminal justice system. Includes review of theories, practices, systems, and treatment methods. Cross-listed with CRMJ 363.

     
365 Race, Crime, Law 3 cr
 

Prereq: CRMJ 101 or SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores the intersections of race, crime and law in terms of the historical context, the present day situation and future directions. Focuses on the multiple perspectives from offender to victim to criminal justice practitioner. Cross-listed with CRMJ 365.

     
367 LGBTQ Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101 or WGSS 110. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the everyday lives of people in the LGBTQ community as they participate in identity politics, collective action, resistance, and empowerment in a heteronormative society. Cross-listed with WGSS 367.

     
368 Victimology 3 cr
 

Prereq: CRMJ 101 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the causes and consequences of crime victimization, including the history and recent re-emergence of the study of the victim, and the types and circumstances of criminal victimization. Addresses victims’ rights and the victims’ rights movement.  Cross- listed with CRMJ 368.

     
371 Occupations and Professions 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Analyzes selected occupations and professions in modern life; explores recruitment, socialization, work roles and careers, occupational ideologies and practices.

     
372 Technology and Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines technology and technological change from the perspective or interactions between technology and social organization. Discusses the causes and effects of technological change through critical, structural, contextual, and interactionist approaches.

     
373 Formal Organization 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Fall.
Examines fundamental issues concerning social organization, includes theories and research methods for analyzing organizations; individuals and groups in organizations; organizational structure; communication, leadership, and decision-making; and organizational change and effectiveness.

     
374 Women and Work 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the position of women in the work world including the importance of gender in determining definitions and valuations of work. Considers the context of women globally and historically.

     
375 Sociology of Education 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Analyzes education as an institution that influences and is influenced by society. Reviews the functions of education, how social conflict shapes schools, and the connections between education and social inequality.

     
376 Public Health 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Spring.
Investigates the health status of populations and the social, political, economic, and environmental factors that influence health, disease, and illness in populations. Focuses on historical patterns, current challenges, and alternatives for future change.

     
379 Society and Environment 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines environmental philosophies, movements, attitudes, and issues from a sociological perspective. Considers a diverse, multicultural array of approaches.

     
380 Social Welfare as a Social Institution 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Delves into American social work emphasizing recent changes in organization and methods. Includes issues of subcultures and minorities in social welfare institutions.

     
382 Environmental Anthropology 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100 or GEOG 105. Freq: Fall (odd years).
Examines anthropological survey of human/environmental relations. Discusses ecological concepts and processes in relation to past and present human life, in simple and complex societies. Focuses on anthropological perspectives on current environmental problems as aspects of the cultural adaptation to natural and social environments.

     
390 Special Topics in Sociology 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines selected topics in sociology.

     
406 Advanced Program Evaluation 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 300 or a minimum of 2 credits in SOCA 300. Freq. Spring.
Examines the role of research in program planning and implementation. Includes application in a community-based learning project.

     
455 International Development and Change 3 cr
 

Prereq: 6 credits in upper-level ANTH or SOCA courses. Freq: Occasionally.
Analyzes comparative social change and international development, focusing on theories, the role of development agencies, and case studies of development projects. Cross-listed with ANTH 455.

     
490 Special Topics in Sociology 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines selected topics in sociology.

     
492 Internship in Sociology 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 101; junior standing. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides opportunity for community work experience with emphasis on job preparation skills, i.e., resume writing, networking, interviewing.

     
495 Senior Seminar 3 cr
 

Prereq: SOCA 295; ANTH 302 or SOCA 301; senior standing. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides capstone experience for majors including reflection on the competencies gained from the major, how they relate to experiences after graduation, and work on a major project that allows application of the skills and competencies learned. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

     
498 Portfolio 1 cr
 

Prereq: Senior standing or consent instructor. Freq. Fall, Spring.
Instructs students in developing a portfolio to document their achievements. Makes explicit their personal and career abilities and goals through completing a resume and through documentation of their attainment of program competencies in their coursework.

     
499 Independent Study 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: Sociology major, junior standing; consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides opportunity for independent work on specific problems in sociology, under faculty supervision.

     

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