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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Marit A. Berntson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM You Choose Online Or In-Person
B Dr. Kristin L. Richardson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous
C Dr. Kristin L. Richardson M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Meeta Mehrotra M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM You Choose Online Or In-Person

SOCI 215 Social Movements

Study of the social and political context of social movements. Topics include conditions hindering or facilitating movements, organization, participation and recruitment, framing, tactics and strategies, influence of the state and other movements, and social change. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Marit A. Berntson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM You Choose Online Or In-Person

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristin L. Richardson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

SOCI 261 Topic: Health & Social Justice

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 Instructional Method
A Prof. Catherine A. Boyd M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM You Choose Online Or In-Person

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

SOCI 338 Women's Lives: Global Perspect

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 Instructional Method
G Dr. Meeta Mehrotra M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM You Choose Online Or In-Person

SOCI 340 Crowds, Panics and Disasters

An analysis of emergent, comparatively unstructured, and spontaneous collectivities and social processes within societies. The course gives special attention to social behavior during normative breakdowns, crisis situations, and periods of dissent. Group behavior during riots and disasters is examined, along with the dynamics of panics and rumor. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristin L. Richardson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kit C. Myers T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM In-Person
B Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp Internship

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 Instructional Method
A Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous