SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)

1311 Introduction to Sociology

This course studies the structure and function of social groups and of basic sociological concepts.

2335 Social Issues Through Cinema

This course examines major social issues through the use of important U.S. and international films. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

2341 Social Institutions

This course examines basic social institutions, with special emphasis on the familial, political, religious, educational, and economic institutions.

3301 Collective Behavior and Social Movements

This course studies the forms and causes of collective behavior, with a special emphasis on modern social movements.

3321 Social Problems and Social Justice

In this course, a wide variety of current social problems are studied in depth, including the problems, history, extent, causes, effects, and possible solutions. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3322 Crime and Delinquency

This course examines the nature, extent, causes, and treatment of crime and delinquency, criminological theory, agencies of control, and programs of crime prevention. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3323 Criminal Justice

This course studies the criminal justice system in the United States and its antecedents. It includes an evaluation of the system's effectiveness.

3324 Sociology of Deviance and Mental Illness

This course examines the forms and causes of social deviance, with a special emphasis on the sociological interpretation of mental illness.

3332 Culturology and Cross-Cultural Communication

This course examines the importance of culture and its role in communication. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Cross-referenced with ANTH 3332.

3343 Sociology of the Family

This course investigates the history, functions, and present status of the family, and examines and analyzes of some of the important family problems.

3344 Social Stratification

This course studies the class, estate, and Caste systems, and the economic, ethnic, power, and prestige dimensions of stratification. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3345 Sociology of Religion

This course examines religion as a social institution, and studies modes of worship, administration, interaction, and classification of religious groups such as cults, sects, denominations, and ecclesia.

3350 Sociology of Sport

The role of sport in American society: social values, racism, sexism, violence, and other social issues are examined in relation to sports. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3351 Social Psychology

This course studies individual behavior and attitudes as influenced by other individuals and groups, and considers conformity, mass media, attitude formation and change, attraction, aggression, prejudice, and behavior in groups. Introductory group process. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1311.

3355 Aging in America

This course is an investigation into the growing body of knowledge on the process of aging, and the realities of aging in contemporary society.

3356 Death in America

This course examines the dying-grief - bereavement process in American culture, and the role of various institutions in the interpretation and acceptance of these phenomena. Cross referenced with RELS 4330.

3361 Urban Sociology

This course studies the growth of urbanism and urbanization: institutions, planning, and change, including the impact of urban living on social behavior.

3371 Minority Relations

This course studies racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including their sociological significance in national culture. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3372 Hispanics in America

This course focuses on socio-cultural characteristics of various major Hispanic groups living in the United States. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

This course examines the statistics most commonly used in the study of sociology and social problems, with special emphasis upon frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, variability, correlation and tests of significance, chis quare, and non-parametric tests. Cross-referenced with PSYC 3381.

3384 Research Methods

This course provides the opportunity for students to use experimental design in field situations, including actual field experience, non-parametric social sciences and allied areas. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1311. SOCI 3381 strongly recommended. Cross-referenced with PSYC 3384.

3387 Sociological Theory

This course studies social theorists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their contributions to the field of sociology. Special emphasis is placed on Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. (Writing intensive).

4359, 4360 Directed Practicum/Internship I, II

This course provides an educationally directed program under supervision of faculty and field professionals to acquire further skills and test theories and skills acquired in the classroom. Required 180 field hours. Course does not fulfill requirements for Sociology minors.

4392 Directed Readings in Sociology

This course studies major writings in the principal areas of sociology since World War I.

SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)