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1001. Introduction to Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: May not be taken out of sequence after passing SOCI 3203.

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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Cannot be taken for credit after passing SOCI 3203.

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: None.

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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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: None.

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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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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1701W. Society in Global Perspective

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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 an Education Abroad 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: None.

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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2110. Sociology of Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Education and society: primary schools through universities as agencies for social selection and socialization. Formerly offered as SOCI 3471.

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2110W. Sociology of Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Education and society: primary schools through universities as agencies for social selection and socialization. Formerly offered as SOCI 3471W.

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2198. Topics in the Sociology of Culture

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

Prerequisites: None.

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. Formerly offered as SOCI 3271.

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2198W. Topics in the Sociology of Culture

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

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

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2200. Introducing India: Diversity and Dynamism

Also offered as: AAAS 2200

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: One introductory AAAS or SOCI course.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural diversity of India. Topics may include: cultural diversity in languages, religions, and regions; socio-political challenges; power relations that construct patterns of privilege and marginalization; and contemporary human rights issues.

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2200W. Introducing India: Diversity and Dynamism

Also offered as: AAAS 2200W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: One introductory AAAS or SOCI course.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural diversity of India. Topics may include: cultural diversity in languages, religions, and regions; socio-political challenges; power relations that construct patterns of privilege and marginalization; and contemporary human rights issues.

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2210. Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women

Also offered as: AAAS 2210

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of social structures, inter-group relations, and women's rights, focusing on the experience of Asian American women. Formerly offered as AAAS/SOCI 3221. CA 4.

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2210W. Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women

Also offered as: AAAS 2210W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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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2220. Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change in India and the United States

Also offered as: AAAS 2220, HRTS 2220

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

How gender, class, and ethnicity/race structure everyday lives of Asian Indian women in both India and the United States. Formerly offered as AAAS/SOCI 3222/HRTS 3573.

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2220W. Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change in India and the United States

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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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2240. Sociology of Race and Religion

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the sociological study of race and religion. Centers on the social constructionist approach to race and religion within the context of North America. Topics may include the Black Church, segregation, theologies of liberation, immigration, identity formation, “ethnic” religion, urban vs. rural practices of religion, diversity, racism, and social change.

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2240W. Sociology of Race and Religion

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the sociological study of race and religion. Centers on the social constructionist approach to race and religion within the context of North America. Topics may include the Black Church, segregation, theologies of liberation, immigration, identity formation, “ethnic” religion, urban vs. rural practices of religion, diversity, racism, and social change.

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2250. Racial Disparities in Health

Also offered as: AFRA 2250

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social determinants of health. Racial differences in health outcomes. Social, economic, and political structures and their impacts on health organization and inequalities in care delivery. Patient-provider interactions; meanings of illness. CA 2.

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2260. Science, Medicine, and Race

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SOCI 1001.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to science, medicine, and the construct of race. Employs a variety of scholarly literatures but centers on the social constructionist approach to race. Topics may include colonialism, eugenics, and Darwinism; notions of biology and species; the causes and consequences of health inequities across the color-line; genetic and genomic research; and DNA and ancestry testing.

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2270. Society and the Individual

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern social systems and the behavior, psychological organization, and development of individuals. Formerly offered as SOCI 3351.

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2270W. Society and the Individual

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern social systems and the behavior, psychological organization, and development of individuals. Formerly offered as SOCI 3351W.

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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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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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2280. Sociology of Mental Illness

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and research in the sociology of mental health; emphasis on how sociologists analyze mental illness, the social and structural causes of mental illness, and the social and institutional responses to people experiencing mental illness. Formerly offered as SOCI 3457.

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2280W. Sociology of Mental Illness

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and research in the sociology of mental health; emphasis on how sociologists analyze mental illness, the social and structural causes of mental illness, and the social and institutional responses to people experiencing mental illness. Formerly offered as SOCI 3457W.

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2301. Criminology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and research on crime, victimization, social control, and the extent and patterns of criminal behavior.

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2301W. Criminology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and research on crime, victimization, social control, and the extent and patterns of criminal behavior.

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2305. Deviant Behavior

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

How society defines a behavior as deviant, how and why members of society react to those who act this way, why people engage in deviant behavior, their experiences when labeled as deviants, and how they manage the stigma. May consider extreme body modification, drug abuse, mental illness, prostitution, suicide, and unconventional beliefs within the above context. Formerly offered as SOCI 3311.

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2305W. Deviant Behavior

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

How society defines a behavior as deviant, how and why members of society react to those who act this way, why people engage in deviant behavior, their experiences when labeled as deviants, and how they manage the stigma. May consider extreme body modification, drug abuse, mental illness, prostitution, suicide, and unconventional beliefs within the above context. Formerly offered as SOCI 3311W.

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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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2315. Guns and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The history, culture, and politics of guns in the U.S. and the social problem of gun violence through a sociological lens. Topics may include the symbolic meaning of guns, the Second Amendment, different types of gun violence, and approaches to reducing various forms of gun violence such as suicide, mass shootings, and everyday gun violence.

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2320. Drugs and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Drug taking as a social problem, the "war on drugs," drug education, treatment and prevention approaches, the illegal drug market. Formerly offered as SOCI 3307.

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2320W. Drugs and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Drug taking as a social problem, the "war on drugs," drug education, treatment and prevention approaches, the illegal drug market. Formerly offered as SOCI 3307W.

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2325. Juvenile Delinquency

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of sociological theory and research on juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. Formerly offered as SOCI 3315.

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2325W. Juvenile Delinquency

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of sociological theory and research on juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. Formerly offered as SOCI 3315W.

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2411. Work and Occupations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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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2461. Race, Gender, and U.S. Health Care

Also offered as: AFRA 2461

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: AFRA/SOCI 1001.

Grading Basis: Graded

Factors of race and gender at work in U.S health care. Focus on African Americans and Black immigrants as care recipients and care providers in health care institutions. CA 2. CA 4.

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2501. Sociology of Intolerance and Injustice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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.

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2501W. Sociology of Intolerance and Injustice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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.

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2503. Prejudice and Discrimination

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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2509. Sociology of Anti-Semitism

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources and consequences of anti-Semitism in society. CA 4-INT.

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2509W. Sociology of Anti-Semitism

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources and consequences of anti-Semitism in society. CA 4-INT.

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2510. Ethnicity and Race

Also offered as: AFRA 2510

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language. Formerly offered as AFRA/SOCI 3501.

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2510W. Ethnicity and Race

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language. Formerly offered as SOCI 3501W.

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2520. White Racism

Also offered as: AFRA 2520, HRTS 2520

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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. Formerly offered as AFRA/HRTS/SOCI 3505. CA 4.

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2530. African Americans and Social Protest

Also offered as: AFRA 2530, HRTS 2530

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and economic-justice movements, from the beginning of the Civil Rights movement to the present. Formerly offered as AFRA/HRTS/SOCI 3825.

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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 1007 or 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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2660. Sociology of Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors related to health, illness, and health-care systems. Formerly offered as SOCI 3451.

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2660W. Sociology of Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors related to health, illness, and health-care systems. Formerly offered as SOCI 3451W.

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2670. Sociology of Religion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Religion in social context: differences of church, denomination, sect, and cult; religious culture, organization, and ideology. Formerly offered as SOCI 3521.

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2670W. Sociology of Religion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Religion in social context: differences of church, denomination, sect, and cult; religious culture, organization, and ideology. Formerly offered as SOCI 3521W.

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2680. Sociology of Sexualities

Also offered as: WGSS 2680

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. Formerly offered as SOCI/WGSS 3621. CA 4.

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2680W. Sociology of Sexualities

Also offered as: WGSS 2680W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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. Formerly offered as SOCI/WGSS 3621W. CA 4.

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2701E. Sustainable Societies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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. CA 2.

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2705E. Sociology of Food

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed SOCI 3271 when offered either as Food or as Sustainability.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social factors shaping the industrial food system, as well as a social analysis of viable alternatives. CA 2.

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2707. Energy, Environment, and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on energy production, distribution and consumption, technology transitions, and energy inequalities. Formerly offered as SOCI 3407.

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2707W. Energy, Environment, and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on energy production, distribution and consumption, technology transitions, and energy inequalities. Formerly offered as SOCI 3407W.

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2709E. Society and Climate Change

Zero credits

Prerequisites: 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. CA 2.

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2709WE. Society and Climate Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011. 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. CA 2.

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2720E. Environmental Racism, Colonialism and Justice

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of environmental racism and colonialism alongside movements toward liberation and justice; emphasis on environmental justice as theory, practice, narratives, and collective actions.

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2720WE. Environmental Racism, Colonialism and Justice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of environmental racism and colonialism alongside movements toward liberation and justice; emphasis on environmental justice as theory, practice, narratives, and collective actions.

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2800. Human Rights in the United States

Also offered as: HRTS 2800

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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. Formerly offered as HRTS/SOCI 3831.

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2800W. Human Rights in the United States

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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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2820. Sociological Perspectives on Poverty

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The causes, conditions, and possible remedies for poverty. Topics may include historical, cultural, structural, social, political, racial, and spatial/geographical forces, lived experiences of the poor, and the impact of poverty on communities. Formerly offered as SOCI 3429.

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2820W. Sociological Perspectives on Poverty

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The causes, conditions, and possible remedies for poverty. Topics may include historical, cultural, structural, social, political, racial, and spatial/geographical forces, lived experiences of the poor, and the impact of poverty on communities. Formerly offered as SOCI 3429W.

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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 1007 or 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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2830. Class, Power, and Inequality

Also offered as: HRTS 2830

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Inequality and its consequences in contemporary societies. Formerly offered as HRTS/SOCI 3421.

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2830W. Class, Power, and Inequality

Also offered as: HRTS 2830W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Inequality and its consequences in contemporary societies. Formerly offered as SOCI 3421W.

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2835. Social Movements and Social Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Revolutionary, reform, reactionary, religious, communal, and escapist movements. Formerly offered as SOCI 3821.

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2835W. Social Movements and Social Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Revolutionary, reform, reactionary, religious, communal, and escapist movements. Formerly offered as SOCI 3821W.

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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 1007 or 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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2845. Sociology of Global Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 2845

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. Formerly offered as HRTS/SOCI 3837.

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2845W. Sociology of Global Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 2845W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 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. Formerly offered as HRTS/SOCI 3837W.

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2898. Topics in Sociology and Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 2898

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Variable topics covering theoretical and empirical examination of social, political, economic, legal, and/or cultural issues of human rights from a sociological perspective. Formerly offered as HRTS/SOCI 3833.

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2901. Urban Sociology

Also offered as: URBN 2901

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs. Formerly offered as URBN 3275 and 3901/SOCI 3901.

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2901W. Urban Sociology

Also offered as: URBN 2901W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs. Formerly offered as URBN 3275W and 3901W/SOCI 3901W.

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2907. City Life

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

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 an Education Abroad program.

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2995. Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics vary by semester.

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2996. Directed Research I

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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2998. Variable Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics vary by semester. Formerly offered as SOCI 3998.

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3201. Methods of Social Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001, 1251 or 1501 or 1701; open to sophomores or higher. May not be taken out of sequence after passing 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 and either STAT 1000Q or 1100Q; or instructor consent; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practical work in the design and execution of research, hypothesis testing, data analysis, and interpretations.

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3251. Social Theory

3.00 credits

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

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of classic and contemporary sociological theories, and how these theories help explain current society and shape contemporary sociological research.

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3251W. Social Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001, 1251, or 1501; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of classic and contemporary sociological theories, and how these theories help explain current society and shape contemporary sociological research.

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3317. Women and Crime

Also offered as: WGSS 3317

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open 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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3401. Social Organization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: 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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3401W. Social Organization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 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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3425. Social Welfare and Social Work

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3453. Women and Health

Also offered as: WGSS 3453

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores 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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3459. Aging and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on the process of aging and the elderly population, including kinship relations, work and leisure, mental and emotional health issues, and policy issues that address the elderly. CA 2.

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3459W. Aging and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sociological perspectives on the process of aging and the elderly population, including kinship relations, work and leisure, mental and emotional health issues, and policy issues that address the elderly. CA 2.

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3507. Race and Reproduction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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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 1007 or 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 to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Processes contributing to social construction of gender; 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; 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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Processes contributing to social construction of gender; 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; how men and women are differentially constituted in the family, in education, work, politics, and language. CA 4.

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3801. Political Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores 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 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3823. The Sociology of Law: Global and Comparative Perspectives

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores 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.

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3823W. The Sociology of Law: Global and Comparative Perspectives

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores 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.

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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 1007 or 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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3903. Urban Problems

Also offered as: URBN 3276

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3903W. Urban Problems

Also offered as: URBN 3276W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 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 to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3971W. Population

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open 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.

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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 1007 or 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 to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics in a foreign-study program. 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 to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics vary by semester.

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3996W. Senior Thesis in Sociology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Fifteen credits in sociology; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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3999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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