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1001. Introduction to Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing SOCI 3203. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern society and its social organization, institutions, communities, groups, and social roles: the socialization of individuals, family, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, social class, crime and deviance, population, cities, political economy, and social change. CA 2.

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1001W. Introduction to Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Cannot be taken for credit after passing SOCI 3203. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern society and its social organization, institutions, communities, groups, and social roles: the socialization of individuals, family, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, social class, crime and deviance, population, cities, political economy, and social change. CA 2.

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1251. Social Problems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

Major social problems, their sources in the organization of society, public policies for their alleviation, and questions of ethics and social justice: alcohol and drug abuse, physical and mental illness, sexual variances, poverty and inequality, ethnic and racial prejudice and discrimination, women and gender, the changing family, violence, crime and delinquency, the environment, urban problems, and population planning and growth. CA 2. CA 4.

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1251W. Social Problems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Major social problems, their sources in the organization of society, public policies for their alleviation, and questions of ethics and social justice: alcohol and drug abuse, physical and mental illness, sexual variances, poverty and inequality, ethnic and racial prejudice and discrimination, women and gender, the changing family, violence, crime and delinquency, the environment, urban problems, and population planning and growth. CA 2. CA 4.

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1501. Race, Class, and Gender

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

Race, class, and gender, as they structure identities, opportunities, and social outcomes. CA 2. CA 4.

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1501W. Race, Class, and Gender

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Race, class, and gender, as they structure identities, opportunities, and social outcomes. CA 2. CA 4.

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1701. Society in Global Perspective

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Economic, political, social and cultural processes in globalization. The world economy, the autonomy of nation-states, the role of the media, and the social and environmental problems of societies in a world context. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

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1993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

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1996. Introduction to Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to conducting sociological research.

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2101. Sports and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sports as an institution and its impact on society. Gender, race, and class inequality in sports. Cultural, economic, political, and legal influences on sports at the professional, intercollegiate, scholastic, and recreational levels.

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2271. The Social Construction of Happiness

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Happiness as a social construction that shapes and is shaped by human societies and their social structures and processes. The social causes, nature, and consequences of the pursuit of happiness as a socially defined and organized phenomenon.

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2275. Social Well-Being

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Socially-embedded facets of well-being. Definitions and levels of well-being; relationship of well-being to social situations, social interactions, and social institutions.

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2275W. Social Well-Being

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Socially-embedded facets of well-being. Definitions and levels of well-being; relationship of well-being to social situations, social interactions, and social institutions.

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2301. Criminology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and research on crime, criminal law, and the criminal justice system.

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2301W. Criminology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and research on crime, criminal law, and the criminal justice system.

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2310. Introduction to Criminal Justice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The criminal justice system from a sociological perspective, including crime, police and law enforcement, courts and adjudication, corrections and juvenile justice. CA 2. CA 4.

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2411. Work and Occupations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Occupations, jobs, careers, and the professions, and their effects on the division of labor, on the workplace, and on individuals in the labor force.

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2501. Sociology of Intolerance and Injustice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological concepts of intolerance and injustice and how they affect members of marginalized groups; case studies may consider social class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and disability. CA 4. SM-5/4/09

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2501W. Sociology of Intolerance and Injustice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological concepts of intolerance and injustice and how they affect members of marginalized groups; case studies may consider social class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and disability. CA 4. SM-5/4/09

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2503. Prejudice and Discrimination

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources and consequences of racial and ethnic prejudice and discrimination. CA 4.

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2503W. Prejudice and Discrimination

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources and consequences of racial and ethnic prejudice and discrimination. CA 4.

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2509W. Sociology of Anti-Semitism

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources and consequences of anti-Semitism in society. CA 4-INT. SM-11/9/09

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2651. Sociology of the Family

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The American family, its changing forms and values, and the social conditions influencing it: mate selection, marital adjustment, the responsibilities and opportunities of parenthood, and resolving family crises. CA 4.

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2651W. Sociology of the Family

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The American family, it's changing forms and values, and the social conditions influencing it: mate selection, marital adjustment, the responsibilities and opportunities of parenthood and resolving family crises. CA 4.

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2701. Sustainable Societies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: SOCI 1001, SOCI 2709.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on the concepts of sustainability, focusing on issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation, including questions of social transitions based on concepts of social justice, biomimicry, permaculture and the future of life on earth.

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2705. Sociology of Food

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed SOCI 3271 when offered either as Food or as Sustainability. Recommended preparation: SOCI 1001

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors shaping the industrial food system, as well as a social analysis of viable alternatives.

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2709W. Society and Climate Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended Preparation: SOCI 1001. Not open for credit to students who have passed SOCI 3271 when offered as Society and Climate Change.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on the social, economic, political, and environmental causes and consequences of anthropogenic global climate change.

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2827. Revolutionary Social Movements Around the World

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lectures and documentary films on the Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions and movements in South Africa and the Middle East.

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2827W. Revolutionary Social Movements Around the World

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lectures and documentary films on the Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions and movements in South Africa and the Middle East.

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2841. Public Opinion and Mass Communication

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Contemporary public opinion and ideology, the process and effects of mass communication, and the measurement of public opinion.

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2841W. Public Opinion and Mass Communication

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Contemporary public opinion and ideology, the process and effects of mass communication, and the measurement of public opinion.

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2907. City Life

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ways of life in large cities and suburbs and the culture of modernism.

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2907W. City Life

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ways of life in large cities and suburbs and the culture of modernism.

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2993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

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2995. Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics vary by semester. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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2996. Directed Research 1

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students an opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member or graduate student.

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3201. Methods of Social Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001, 1251 or 1501 or 1701; open to juniors or higher. Cannot be take for credit after SOCI 3203, 3211 or 3213.

Grading Basis: Graded

Quantitative and qualitative methods used in sociological research: designs for gathering data, problems of measurement, and techniques of data analysis. Lectures and laboratory work. Majors in sociology should take this required course in their junior year.

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3211Q. Quantitative Methods in Social Research

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 3201; STAT 1000 or 1100 or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practical work in the design and execution of research, hypothesis testing, data analysis, and interpretations. SM-11/9/09

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3221. Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women

Also offered as: AAAS 3221

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of social structures, inter-group relations, and women' s rights, focusing on the experience of Asian American women. CA 4.

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3222. Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change in India and the United States

Also offered as: AAAS 3222, HRTS 3573

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001, 1251 or 1501; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

How gender, class, and ethnicity/race structure everyday lives of Asian Indian women in both India and the United States.

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3251. Social Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001, 1251, 1501, or 1701; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological theory for advanced undergraduates.

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3251W. Social Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001 or 1251 or 1501; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological theory for advanced undergraduates.

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3271. Topics in the Sociology of Culture

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A variable topics course focusing on issues in the sociology of culture. Specific topics may include: production of culture and the culture industry, popular culture, the sociology of the arts, cultural representation of deviance and social problems, women and culture, film and the developing world, material culture, and cultural constructions of social inequality. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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3307. Drugs and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Drug taking as a social problem, the "war on drugs," drug education, treatment and prevention approaches, the illegal drug market.

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3307W. Drugs and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Drug taking as a social problem, the "war on drugs," drug education, treatment and prevention approaches, the illegal drug market.

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3311. Deviant Behavior

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Behaviors labeled by society as deviant, such as crime, prostitution, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, and mental illness.

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3311W. Deviant Behavior

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Behaviors labeled by society as deviant, such as crime, prostitution, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, and mental illness.

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3315. Juvenile Delinquency

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of sociological theory and research on juvenile delinquency.

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3317. Women and Crime

Also offered as: WGSS 3317

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Women as offenders, victims and practitioners in the criminal justice system.

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3317W. Women and Crime

Also offered as: WGSS 3317W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Women as offenders, victims and practitioners in the criminal justice system. SM- 10/14/13

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3351. Society and the Individual

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern social systems and the behavior, psychological organization, and development of individuals.

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3351W. Society and the Individual

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern social systems and the behavior, psychological organization, and development of individuals.

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3401. Social Organization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social structure, processes, and social change in institutions such as the family, education, religion, economy, and polity.

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3401W. Social Organization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social structure, processes, and social change in institutions such as the family, education, religion, economy, and polity.

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3407. Energy, Environment, and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on energy production, distribution and consumption, environment, and social organization.

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3407W. Energy, Environment, and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on energy production, distribution and consumption, environmental, and social organization.

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3421. Class, Power, and Inequality

Also offered as: HRTS 3421

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Inequality and its consequences in contemporary societies.

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3421W. Class, Power, and Inequality

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Inequality and its consequences in contemporary societies.

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3425. Social Welfare and Social Work

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social welfare needs and programs; introduction to social work as a professional service.

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3429. Sociological Perspectives on Poverty

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Poverty in the U.S. and abroad, its roots, and strategies to deal with it.

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3429W. Sociological Perspectives on Poverty

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Poverty in the U.S. and abroad, its roots, and strategies to deal with it.

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3451. Sociology of Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors related to health, illness, and health-care systems.

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3453. Women and Health

Also offered as: WGSS 3453

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors shaping women's health, health care, and their roles as health-care providers.

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3453W. Women and Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors shaping women's health, health care, and their roles as health-care providers.

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3457. Sociology of Mental Illness

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Madness in human societies; its history, incipience, epidemiology, etiology, institutionalization, and other issues.

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3457W. Sociology of Mental Illness

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Madness in human societies; its history, incipience, epidemiology, etiology, institutionalization, and other issues.

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3459. Aging in American Society

Also offered as: HDFS 3240

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social gerontology: the role and status of older people in a changing society. May be used only once to meet the distribution requirements.

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3459W. Aging in American Society

Also offered as: HDFS 3240W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social gerontology: the role and status of older people in a changing society.

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3471. Sociology of Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Education and society: primary schools through universities as agencies for social selection and socialization.

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3471W. Sociology of Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Education and society: primary schools through universities as agencies for social selection and socialization.

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3501. Ethnicity and Race

Also offered as: AFRA 3501

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language.

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3501W. Ethnicity and Race

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language.

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3505. White Racism

Also offered as: AFRA 3505, HRTS 3505

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The origin, nature, and consequences of white racism as a central and enduring social principle around which the United States and other modern societies are structured and evolve. CA 4.

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3507. Race and Reproduction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The social construction, organization, and politics of race and reproduction in the United States.

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3521. Sociology of Religion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Religion in social context: differences of church, denomination, sect, and cult; religious culture, organization, and ideology.

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3521W. Sociology of Religion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Religion in social context: differences of church, denomination, sect, and cult; religious culture, organization, and ideology.

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3525. Latino Sociology

Also offered as: LLAS 3525

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The economic, social, political, and cultural experiences of Latinos in the United States. CA 2. CA 4.

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3525W. Latino Sociology

Also offered as: LLAS 3525W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The economic, social, political, and cultural experiences of Latinos in the United States. CA 2. CA 4.

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3601. Sociology of Gender

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores processes contributing to social construction of gender; examines the theories used to explain the system of inequality in the United States with particular attention to the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class; and evaluates how men and women are differentially constituted in the family, in education, work, politics, and language. CA 4.

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3601W. Sociology of Gender

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores processes contributing to social construction of gender; examines the theories used to explain the system of inequality in the United States with particular attention to the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class; and evaluates how men and women are differentially constituted in the family, in education, work, politics, and language. CA 4. SM - 9/21/16 10/3/16

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3621. Sociology of Sexualities

Also offered as: WGSS 3621

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the social organization, construction, and politics of sexualities, particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences and the intersection of sexualities, gender, race, and class. CA 4.

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3621W. Sociology of Sexualities

Also offered as: WGSS 3621W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who passed SOCI 246 or 246W.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the social organization, construction, and politics of sexualities, particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences and the intersection of sexualities, gender, race, and class. CA 4.

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3701. The Developing World

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and economic conditions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and attempts to improve them.

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3701W. The Developing World

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and economic conditions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and attempts to improve them.

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3801. Political Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social analysis of power, democracy and voting, society and the state, and political economy.

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3801W. Political Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social analysis of power, democracy and voting, society and the state, and political economy.

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3821. Social Movements and Social Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Revolutionary, reform, reactionary, religious, communal, and escapist movements.

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3821W. Social Movements and Social Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Revolutionary, reform, reactionary, religious, communal, and escapist movements.

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3823. The Sociology of Law: Global and Comparative Perspectives

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The relationship between law and social change cross-nationally, including dispute processing in kinship societies, the impact of Western law on Third World countries, legal strategies that challenge inequality based on class, race, sex, religion, and sexuality, and the impact of international human rights treaties on inequality. CA 2. CA 4-INT. SM-10/13/08, 4/6/09

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3825. African Americans and Social Protest

Also offered as: AFRA 3825, HRTS 3825

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and economic-justice movements, from the beginning of the Civil Rights movement to the present.

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3831. Human Rights in the United States

Also offered as: HRTS 3831

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological analyses of human rights issues in the United States, including economic, racial, and gender justice; prisoners' rights and capital punishment; the role of the United States in international human rights agreements and treaties; and struggles on behalf of human rights

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3833. Topics in Sociology and Human Rights

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary by section; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Variable topics covering theoretical and empirical examination of social, political, economic, legal, and/or cultural issues of human rights from a sociological perspective.

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3835. Refugees and Humanitarianism

Also offered as: HRTS 3835

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and political challenges of living as a refugee and working in humanitarian settings with a focus on refugee camps, institutional development of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and alternative approaches to refuge.

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3835W. Refugees and Humanitarianism

Also offered as: HRTS 3835W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: POLS 1007/HRTS 1007

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and political challenges of living as a refugee and working in humanitarian settings. Refugee camps, the institutional development of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and alternative approaches to sanctuary.

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3837. Sociology of Global Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 3837

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comparative approach to the study of human rights in the United States and elsewhere around the world from a sociological perspective.

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3837W. Sociology of Global Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 3837W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comparative approach to the study of human rights in the United States and around the world from a sociological perspective.

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3901. Urban Sociology

Also offered as: URBN 3275

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs.

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3901W. Urban Sociology

Also offered as: URBN 3275W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs.

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3903W. Urban Problems

Also offered as: URBN 3276W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social problems of American cities and suburbs with emphasis on policy issues.

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3911. Communities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: One introductory level sociology course or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological analysis of processes and structures of various kinds of communities.

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3971. Population

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Size, growth, composition and distribution of population; social factors in population change.

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3990. Internship: Field Experience

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Must be taken with SOCI 3991 concurrently unless continuing an internship already initiated; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Supervised field experience. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Hours by arrangement. 42 hours per semester per credit. Repeatable to a maximum of six credits. SS-4/17/07

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3991. Internship: Research Paper

1.00 - 2.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Must be taken with SOCI 3990; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits including SOCI 3991W which may be taken only once.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research paper based on Field Experience.

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3991W. Internship: Research Paper

1.00 - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; must be taken with SOCI 3990; open to juniors or higher. May not be repeated.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research paper based on Field Experience. May not be repeated.

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3993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 36 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics in a foreign-study program. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Consent of Department Head required, preferably prior to the student's departure.

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3995. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A lecture course. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Topics vary by semester.

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3996W. Senior Thesis in Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Fifteen credits in sociology; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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3998. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. Only open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated.

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