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 Dr. Shannon L. Anderson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B Dr. Daniel Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
C Dr. Kristin L. Richardson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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 Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SOCI 223 Ethics and Medicine

An examination of ethical issues in medicine and the moral principles that might be employed to resolve ethical dilemmas.(Cross-listed with PHIL 223). (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. James C. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 236 Popular Culture

An analysis of popular culture as a reflection of society, a factor in socialization, and an economic institution. Topics include popular music, television and films, comics and cartoons, and sports and games. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Pallavi Raonka M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

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 Dr. Kristin L. Richardson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 329 Global Perspectives on Family

Family is often defined as a cultural universal; that is, it is an institution found in almost all societies, yet the forms it takes, its impact on the individual and society, and its relationships with other social institutions vary. This course takes comparative and transnational approaches to understand the diversity in family patterns and practices and how these are gendered around the world. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ANTH-101 or one 200-level SOCI course or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Meeta Mehrotra M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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 Dr. Kristin L. Richardson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

SOCI 335 Global Population Problems

An analysis of population structure and dynamics as influenced by cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. This course focuses attention to the social determinants of population problems, while exploring their consequences and policy implications for individuals, their societies, and the world. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level SOCI course or ENST-105 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel Sarabia M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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

Offerings

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

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-101 or ENST-105 or permission. SOCI-350 is recommended Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

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

SOCI 406 Independent Study & Research

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
DS Dr. Daniel Sarabia

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 Dr. Marit A. Berntson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM