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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 S. Anderson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2020 D. Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2020 K. Richardson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2021 M. Berntson
Spring 2021 K. Richardson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2021 K. Richardson M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or HNRS-260SO

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 K. Schorpp M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2021 M. Mehrotra M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI 101 or INQ 260 or ENST 105 or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 M. Berntson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2021 S. Anderson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 K. Hoffman T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 P. Raonka M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 K. Richardson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or HNRS 260SO or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 K. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments ANTH-101 or one 200-level SOCI course or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. Mehrotra M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2021 M. Mehrotra 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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-101 OR CJUS-211 OR INQ-260SO 1 200-LEVEL SOCI COURSE

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 K. Richardson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2021 K. Hoffman T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level SOCI course or ENST-105 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Sarabia M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200 level SOCI course or ENST-105.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 K. Richardson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-201.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 S. Anderson 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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-101 or ANTH-101 or ENST-105 or permission, SOCI-350 is recommended.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. Mehrotra M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2021 K. Myers T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-101 or ENST-105 or permission. SOCI-350 is recommended

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. Berntson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2021 K. Schorpp M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

SOCI 361 Selected Topics in 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

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level SOCI course or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 V. Staff

SOCI 406 Independent Study & Research

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments SOCI-351 SOCI-352 SOCI-350

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. Berntson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2021 K. Hoffman T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM