Courses

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Berntson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
B D. Sarabia M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
C D. Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 201 Social Inequality

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research methods employed in a sociological approach to the study of social inequality. We will explore the many facets and forms of social inequality as well as think about how social inequalities are perpetuated by political, economic, cultural, and other social and structural forces. This course places special emphasis on the development of students' critical thinking skills and ability to apply core concepts and theoretical frameworks to understand contemporary forms of social inequality in both local and global contexts. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or HNRS-260SO Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Mehrotra M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

SOCI 226 Intimate/Marital/Fam/Relatship

An analysis of intimate, marital, and family interaction patterns in contemporary American society, with a focus on the social institutions and structures that shape them. Topics include courtship and dating, cohabitation, selection of long-term partners and issues related to marital and parent-child relationships. Multiple family structures such as nuclear families, egalitarian marriages, gay and lesbian relationships, single parenting, and stepfamilies are examined. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Hoffman T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

SOCI 237 Deviant Behavior

An examination of the concept of deviance and the various sociological perspectives on deviant behavior. Sociological, biological, and psychological theories of causation are used to study behaviors such as drug addiction and alcoholism, deviant sexual behavior, and mental illness. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Richardson M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

SOCI 238 Juvenile Delinquency

An analysis of the nature and types of juvenile offenses, sociological theories of delinquency and causation, and an examination of the juvenile justice system. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or HNRS 260SO or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Richardson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SOCI 261 Sel Top: Medical Sociology

An examination of special topics in sociology, with topics selected on the basis of faculty and student interest. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Myers M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

SOCI 315 Political Sociology

An analysis of power, politics, the state, and international entities from a sociological perspective. Topics include power and authority, political and economic systems, inequality, political parties, social movements, nation-states, and globalization. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level SOCI course or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Berntson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 326 Comparative Corrections

An exploration of philosophies, rationales, and models of adult corrections. Historical and existing correctional systems in select countries, e.g., the U.S., Canada, England, France, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, and the former U.S.S.R. will be examined. (Cross-listed as CJUS 326). (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • CJUS-211 or 200-level SOCI course Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • or permission.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Richardson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

SOCI 334 Criminology

An analysis of the social causes of crime and criminal behavior with a focus on drug, property, white collar and violent crime. Theoretical explanations of criminal behavior and a critique of selected aspects of the American criminal justice system are discussed. Programs for crime prevention and rehabilitation are examined. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 OR CJUS-211 OR INQ-260SO Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 200-LEVEL SOCI COURSE Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Hoffman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 338 Women's Lives-Global

In this course, we will examine similarities as well as divergences in the experiences of various groups of women, especially in countries that are part of the developing world. The course will begin with an analysis of the notion of global sisterhood and it's criticisms. We will then move on to specific issues such as work, family and household, representations in media, and violence. We will end the semester with an evaluation of the possibilities of and opportunities for transnational movements for gender equality. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level SOCI course or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G M. Mehrotra M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SOCI 350 Social Theory

An examination of enduring influences of social theorists-notably Durkheim, Marx, and Weber-on the development of sociological knowledge and practice. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-201. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A S. Anderson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

SOCI 351 Qualitative Methods & Analysis

This course will address the social scientific research process including an examination of research ethics, theory, and research design. Methods addressed include and are not limited to field methods (e.g. ethnography and participant observation), intensive interviewing, focus groups, and unobtrusive research methods. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-201 or ANTH-101 or ENST-105 or permission of the Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • instructor. SOCI-350 is recommended.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Myers M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

SOCI 352 Quantitative Method & Analysis

This course will address the social scientific research process including an examination of research design, sampling and data analysis. Methods addressed include but are not limited to survey research and secondary data analysis. This course includes an introduction to descriptive and inferential analysis of data, including analysis using statistical computer software programs. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-201 or ENST-105 or permission of the instructor. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SOCI-350 is recommended.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Schorpp M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SOCI 405 Independent Study & Research

A supervised research project or extensi ve literature review. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Hoffman

SOCI 406 Independent Study & Research

A supervised research project or extensi ve literature review. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Sarabia
B K. Myers
C M. Berntson
D K. Schorpp

SOCI 416 Community Internship

Practical experience in a social servic e agency, correctional facility, health institution, business, or other communit y setting in which sociology is applied. May not be used to fulfill the 300-leve l or above requirement for the major or minor. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Schorpp

SOCI 454 Seminar

A capstone course for the sociology major that includes an in-depth review and analysis of major themes within sociology. Requires completion of a qualitative and/or quantitative research project. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-351 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SOCI-352 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • SOCI-350 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Hoffman T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

SOCI 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Morris