Courses

Courses

Prefix No. Title Credit Hours Description Professor
ANTH 110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 Focuses on the basic concepts of culture and surveys the science and practice of anthropology in relation to contemporary global issues. Jackson, King
ANTH 130 Introduction to Archaeology 3 Provide the student with the basic concepts and scope of archaeology. King
ANTH 140 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Explores the nature and cultural use of language, its phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure, and the role of the linguist in the study of language. Jackson
ANTH 210 Magic, Withcraft and Healing 3 Analyzes the relationship of magic, witchcraft, religion, and healing and their significance in understanding our own cultures as well as Third World societies and other parts of the world. Jackson
ANTH 214 Anthropological Theory 3 Surveys anthropological theories from a historical perspective. Considers current theoretical issues, debates, and the relationship between theory and practice. King
ANTH 215 Medical Anthropology 3 Considers the patterns of health and disease from a multidisciplinary perspective. The focus in on the diversity of health beliefs and practices, variation in health care systems, contemporary global health concerns and ethical issues. Jackson
ANTH 222 Ethnographic Field Methods 3 Exploration of the techniques used in recording or describing the culture, customs, beliefs, and values of specific peoples or of individual societies. Jackson
ANTH 230 Field Methods: Method and Theory in Archaeology 3 Explores the methodology in conducting competent, meaningful, ethical field work with emphasis on practical experience.
ANTH 250 Applied Anthropology 3 Applies of anthropological principles to the solution of practical problems.
ANTH 260 Independent Study: Cultural Anthropology Section 1 3 Pre-approved in-depth study of a specific topic in field of interest. Student needs approval of instructor in order to register.
ANTH 260 Independent Study: Archaeology Section 3 3 Pre-approved in-depth study of a specific topic in field of interest. Student needs approval of instructor in order to register.
ANTH 260 Independent Study: Linguistics Section 4 3 Pre-approved in-depth study of a specific topic in field of interest. Student needs approval of instructor in order to register.
ANTH 261 Anthropological Field School: Applied Anthropology Section 1 3 Supervised participation and hands-on experience in the collection, analysis and application of research data. Students need approval of instructor in order to register.
ANTH 261 Anthropological Field School: Archaeology Section 3 3 Supervised participation and hands-on experience in the collection, analysis and application of research data. Students need approval of instructor in order to register.
ANTH 261 Anthropological Field School: Linguistics Section 4 3 Supervised participation and hands-on experience in the collection, analysis and application of research data. Students need approval of instructor in order to register.
ANTH 262 Internship: Applied Anthropology Section 1 3 Opportunity to merge theory with practical aspects of the student's chosen area by interning for one semester with organizations outside the University. Arrangements need to be made by student, the instructor, and the organization the semester prior to registration.
ANTH 262 Internship: Archaeology Section 3 3 Opportunity to merge theory with practical aspects of the student's chosen area by interning for one semester with organizations outside the University. Arrangements need to be made by student, the instructor, and the organization the semester prior to registration.
ANTH 262 Internship: Linguistics Section 4 3 Opportunity to merge theory with practical aspects of the student's chosen area by interning for one semester with organizations outside the University. Arrangements need to be made by student, the instructor, and the organization the semester prior to registration.
ANTH 750 Case Studies in Culture 3 Surveys major themes in cultural anthropology, from gender to warfare, through the study of selective ethnographies from around the world, with a focus on the anthropological methodology. King
ANTH 314 Anthropological Theory 3 Survey of anthropological theory and the application.
ANTH 243 Magic, Witchcraft and Healing 3 Analyzes the relationship of magic, witchcraft, religion, and healing and their significance in understanding our own cultures as well as Third World societies.
ANTH 248 Medical Anthropology: The Ecology of Health 3 Deals with patterns of health and disease influenced by biological evolution, environmental and cultural variation, and contemporary cultural change. Concerns the broad social causes of health differences in human populations and the potential for preventative medicine.
ANTH 291 Readings in Cultural Anthropology 3 Intensive individual study of writings in cultural anthropology.
ANTH 314 Anthropological Theory 3 Survey of anthropological theory and the application.
ANTH 322 Ethnographic Field Methods 3 Exploration of the methodology of community studies, contemporary, historic and prehistoric, with emphasis on practical experience.
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 What is sociology? An introduction to the scientific study of modern society including basic concepts such as the nature and functioning of social groups, the social construction of our sense of self, and processes of social change. Gunderson, Livingston, Jipguep
SOCI 003 Social Problems 3 Analyzes major institutional problem areas in American society, with particular focus on the interplay between structural and sociopsychological level factors. Attention is also given to social policies designed to ameliorate problematic situations.
SOCI 020 Introduction to Social Psychology 3 Discusses the interface of the individual and society.  Frames individual behavior within a social structure.  Uses theoretical and empirical perspectives to analyze topics such as socialization, identity, attitudes, deviance, and relationships. Reviere
SOCI 070 Introduction to Criminology 3 Covers the nature and extent of crime and proposes policies for the treatment of crime and criminals.
SOCI 071 Juvenile Delinquency 3 Discusses the nature and extent of delinquency, community and personality factors in delinquent behavior, theories and methods of treatment and preventive measures.
SOCI 072 Juvenile Justice System 3 Examine the historical development and contemporary understanding of juvenile offenders, with emphasis on procedural and functional aspects of juvenile justice system.
SOCI 074 Corrections 3 An analysis of correctional approaches and strategies as well as an evaluation of their effectiveness relative to theories of penology.
SOCI 079 Internship 3 Integration of fieldwork in criminal justice agencies with criminological theory. (NOTE: By permission only)
SOCI 100 Social Theory and Society 3 What is social theory and how can it help us understand the world we live in? Considers major social theorists and schools of social thought from the 19th century to the present, and the relationship between processes of social change and the development.
SOCI 102 Directed Readings in Honors for Sophomores 1 Includes readings, reports, and discussions around selected topics in sociology.
SOCI 103 Directed Readings in Honors for Sophomores 1 Continuation of 102.
SOCI 104 Directed Readings in Honors for Juniors 1 Consists of readings, reports, and discussions of classical works in the field and contemporary journal literature.
SOCI 106 Senior Departmental Honors 3 Independent investigation of a topic of interest to the qualified senior student under the supervision of a staff member. Results are presented as an honors thesis which must e defended in an oral examination.
SOCI 108 Senior Review 3 Review and analysis of sociological topics, concepts, theories and issues through focused discussions and written assignments. Major objective is to integrate materials of the major.
SOCI 110 Elementary Statistics 3 Presents basic introductory statistical concepts and methods, applicable to data from varying disciplines, for describing univariate and bivariate distributions (central tendency, dispersion, shape, and correlations). An understanding of sampling, random outcomes, probability, and inferential statistical reasoning precedes presentations on parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Simple regression is the concluding topic. Hand (calculator) and computer-based analyses are emphasized. Manuel
SOCI 111 Sociological Methods 3 Basic methods and techniques employed in sociological research. Daniel
SOCI 119 Advance Statistics 3 An intensive study of the concepts, theory and methods associated with simple and multivariate regression, including the numerous extensions from ordinary least squares multivariate regression (for example, non-linear and logistic regression). Hand (calculator) and multiple software-based (SPSS, SAS, STATA) calculations are emphasized. Manuel
SOCI 121 Collective Behavior 3 Explores mobs, panics, mass behavior, public opinion, propaganda, social movements, revolutions and reform as incipient changes in the social order. Gunderson
SOCI 122 Resistance, Revolt, Reform and Revolution 3 Why and how do oppressed people rebel? Explores strikes, protest movements, uprisings and other forms of contentious politics and their role in larger processes of social change. What are their causes? Why do some acts of rebellion lead to reforms, others to more sweeping revolutionary change, and still others to defeat? What does the history of previous movements have to teach contemporary efforts to achieve social change? Gunderson
SOCI 130 Principles of Demography 3 Overview of demographic variables, with emphasis on fertility, morbidity, migration, and urbanization and the relationships between population growth and other social and economic factors.
SOCI 131 Introduction to Human Ecology 3 Focuses on the interrelationships between populations, resources, and environment; the implications for population growth; natural and human resources utilization; and environmental concern. Approach adapted from demography and human ecology.
SOCI 132 Population 3 Deals with the volume, composition, quality, growth, trends, distribution of population, along with the relationship of populations to social organizations.
SOCI 133 Women in Development 3 Discusses critical theoretical research issues, associated with international development, focusing on the position of women in various economics, political, social and cultural contexts. Katz-Fishman
SOCI 140 Urban Sociology 3 Examines the urban community, its patterns, and its institutions and includes supervised projects in urban research materials and techniques. Jipguep
SOCI 150 Social Stratification 3 Examination of the causes and social, economic, and psychological effects of differentials in rank and status in society. Jipguep
SOCI 151 Sociology of Poverty 3 Examines the underlying causes and the social, psychological, and political consequences of poverty; the socioeconomic characteristics and family life of the poor; and the community services and programs designed to alleviate poverty. Gomes
SOCI 155 Sociology of Power 3 Analyzes power in the contemporary content, then in general perspective, with special emphasis on its role in social change. Gunderson
SOCI 160 The Sociology of Afro-Americans 3 Examines blacks as a minority group in American society. Gomes
SOCI 161 Problems in the Black Community 3 Study of the social structure of the black community and social movements directed towards social change. Gomes
SOCI 170 Principles of Criminal Justice 3 Analyzes the various segments of the criminal justice system, including the means by which these segments depend upon each other for their perpetuation, and compares the theoretical purposes of the criminal justice system and its present-day practices. Quimby
SOCI 772 Social Change and the Criminal Justice System--Writing 3 Policy-oriented course of fundamental issues and solutions affecting changes in the assumptions, conceptualizations, purposes, and practices of criminal justice in the United States. Stresses qualitative and mixed methods research. Writing intensive course fulfills the third writing requirement of COAS. Requires a community-based research project. Quimby
SOCI 773 Deviance and the Community--Writing 3 Research and service-learning writing course to develop a critical understanding of various meanings, forms and responses to ‘deviance’.
Emphasizes qualitative and mixed methods research and solutions to problems.
Writing intensive course fulfills the third writing requirement of COAS.
Includes a required community based research project.
Quimby
SOCI 174 Police, Law and Society 3 Examines the role of the police and their use and misuse of law, with attention to society's role in controlling and approving police practices, along with the part society plays in encouraging and approving police malpractice. Adams-Fuller
SOCI 175 Sociology of Law 3 Examination of law as a form of social control; analysis of relationships between law and society.
SOCI 176 Victimology 3 Examines categories theories and types of victimization. Adams-Fuller/Young
SOCI 180 The Family 3 Explores the family as a social institution, the relation of the family to the community, family organization, and the family and personality development. Nuriddin
SOCI 183 Introduction to Medical Sociology 3 Focuses on those social factors that impact health, the relationship between sociology and medicine, the institutions that make up the health care enterprise, and the impact of membership in specific and unique groups on the health of the incumbents. Reviere & Nuriddin
SOCI 184 Seminar: Sociology in Mental Health 3 Provides a sociological perspective to individual mental health and illness. Places mental illness in historical perspective. Discusses the social origins of mental illness and its diagnosis and the consequents of mental illness for the individual and family. Reviere
SOCI 186 Death and Dying 3 Examines the main causes of death, the dying and grieving processes, and the health care system, mainly in the US. Includes overview of current research and of special populations, as well as practical applications. Reviere
SOCI 200 Social Theory and Society 3 Presents social theories before the nineteeth century and the subsequent development of sociology. Katz-Fishman
SOCI 210 Elementary Statistics 3 Presents basic introductory statistical concepts and methods, applicable to data from varying disciplines, for describing univariate and bivariate distributions (central tendency, dispersion, shape, and correlations). An understanding of sampling, random outcomes, probability, and inferential statistical reasoning precedes presentations on parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Simple regression is the concluding topic. Hand (calculator) and computer-based analyses are emphasized. Manuel
SOCI 211 Sociological Methods 3 Basic methods and techniques employed in sociological research. Daniel
SOCI 219 Advanced Statistics 3 An intensive study of the concepts, theory and methods associated with simple and multivariate regression, including the numberous extensions from ordinary least squares multivariate regression (for example, non-linear and logistic regression). Hand (calculator) and multiple software-based (SPSS, SAS, STATA) calculations are emphasized. Manuel
SOCI 221 Collective Behavior 3 Explores mobs, panics, mass behavior, public opinion, propaganda, social movements, revolutions and reform as incipient changes in the social order. Gunderson
SOCI 230 Principles of Demography 3 Overview of demographic variables, with emphasis on fertility, morbidity, migration, and urbanization and the relationships between population growth and other social and economic factors.
SOCI 232 Population 3 Deals with the volume, composition, quality, growth, trends, distribution of population, along with the relationship of populations to social organizations.
SOCI 233 Women in Development 3 Discusses critical theoretical research issues, associated with international development, focusing on the position of women in various economics, political, social and cultural contexts.
SOCI 250 Social Stratification 3 Examination of the causes and social, economic, and psychological effects of differentials in rank and status in society. Jipguep
SOCI 251 Sociology of Poverty 3 Examines the underlying causes and the social, psychological, and political consequences of poverty; the socioeconomic characteristics and family life of the poor; and the community services and programs designed to alleviate poverty. Gomes
SOCI 255 Sociology of Power 3 Analyzes power in the contemporary content, then in general perspective, with special emphasis on its role in social change. Gunderson
SOCI 260 Sociology of African Americans 3 Examines blacks as a minority group in American society.
SOCI 261 Problems in the Black Community 3 Study of the social structure of the black community and social movements directed towards social change. Gomes
SOCI 265 Race, Class and Gender 3

SOCI 270 Principles of Criminal Justice 3 Analyzes the various segments of the criminal justice system, including the means by which these segments depend upon each other for their perpetuation, and compares the theoretical purposes of the criminal justice system and its present-day practices. Quimby
SOCI 272 Social Change and the Criminal Justice System 3 An analysis of the impact of social, economic, and political change on the structure and function of key criminal justice agencies. Quimby
SOCI 273 Deviance and the Community 3 Study of the types of individual and institutional forms of deviance, with an assessment of theoretical approaches to it. Quimby
SOCI 274 Police, Law and Society 3 Examines the role of the police and their use and misuse of law, with attention to society's role in controlling and approving police practices, along with the part society plays in encouraging and approving police malpractice. Adams-Fuller
SOCI 276 Victimology 3 Examinex categories, theories, and types of victimization. Adams-Fuller/Young
SOCI 280 The Family 3 Explores the family as a social institution, the relation of the family to the community, family organization, and the family and personality development. Nuriddin
SOCI 283 Introduction to Medical Sociology 3 Focuses on those social factors that impact health, the relationship between sociology and medicine, the institutions that make up the health care enterprise, and the impact of membership in specific and unique groups on the health of the incumbents. Livingston
SOCI 284 Sociology of Mental Health 3 Provides a sociological perspective to individual mental health and illness. Places mental illness in historical perspective. Discusses the social origins of mental illness and its diagnosis and the consequents of mental illness for the individual and family. Reviere
SOCI 286 Death and Dying 3 Examines the main causes of death, the dying and grieving processes, and the health care system, mainly in the US. Includes overview of current research and of special populations, as well as practical applications. Reviere
SOCI 289 Sociology of Labor 3 Focuses on social aspects of the organization of work in industrial society; relations between cultural and industrial organization, and interrelationships among industrial, political, familial, and educational institutions.
SOCI 300 Sociological Theory 3 Explores the historical context – social, political, economic, and intellectual – of sociology as the scientific study of society, and the three social theory paradigms – positivism/ functionalism, social interactionism, and historical materialism – in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Examines their assumptions about society, history and social change, key concepts and conclusions, methodology, and applicability to the current moment.
SOCI 301 Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 Continuation of SOCI 300 with concentration on 20th century social theories post-WWII through contemporary 21st century social theories, and their applicability to the current crisis.


SOCI 310 Sociological Research I 3 Present-day methods of research in sociology, with emphasis on quantitative methods.
SOCI 311 Sociological Research II 3 Continuation of 310.
SOCI 319 Advanced Statistics 3 An intensive study of multivariate statistical concepts, theory, and methods related to causal (path) and factor analytic modeling, including the analysis of covariance structures. Techniques for studying multivariate cross-tabulated data are also presented, as time permits. Manuel
SOCI 340 Urban Sociology 3 Examination of the various theoretical processes of urbanization and change and their relationship to empirical work. Jipguep
SOCI 355 Political Sociology 3 Examination of the exercise of power within and by political institutions.
SOCI 370 Criminological Theory 3 Emphasis on representative theories of the structural, symbolic-interactionist, culture-conflict, and personality perspectives. Young
SOCI 386 Social Epidemiology 3 Examines methodological and substantive areas in the study of disease(s) [or dysfunction(s)] and of the social factors that best explain the disease (dysfunction) distribution. Livingston
SOCI 392 Perspectives in Sociology 3 Examination of major issues in sociology, with emphasis on the discussion of these as they relate to theoretical problems and challenges in the field. Daniel
SOCI 460 Seminar: Analysis of Race Relations 3 Analyzes theories of systemic and structural social inequality in the U.S. and globally as context for institutional and interpersonal inequality. Examines historic and contemporary systems of exploitation and multiple oppressions, i.e., global capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy – colonialism and imperialism, and genocide and slavery within U.S. context. Discusses white supremacy and racial/national domination as intertwined with patriarchy and emerging capitalist class relations throughout the world, embodied in the material conditions of political economy, the State, social structures, ideological institutions and culture, and in lived experience and social relations. Asks how this analysis is connected to consciousness, political praxis, and transformative social movements.
SOCI 461 Seminar: Analysis of Race Relations II 3 Continues analysis from SOCI 460.
SOCI 471 Race, Ethnicity, Crime 3 Analysis of race and ethnicity as social factors in the study of crime.
SOCI 484 Seminar: Health Services Research I 3 Overview of health services research, approaches to health services research, application of research findings, and research activity in selceted areas. Nuriddin
SOCI 485 Seminar: Health Services Research II 3 Continuation of 484. Nuriddin
SOCI 501 Theory Construction 3 Definition of theory and the logical structure of sociological theories and analysis of the role of concepts, relations between variables, and operationalization in constructing and testing theoretical formulations. Katz-Fishman
SOCI 510 Experimental Research 3 Detailed study of procedures, problems and issues in conducting experimental research.
SOCI 511 Survey Research I 3 Examination of research designs in survey research, sampling, questionnaire construction. Interviewing, coding, data reduction, and analysis of survey data.
SOCI 512 Survey Research II 3 Continuation of Survey Research I, with special emphasis on coding and the analysis of survey data.
SOCI 513 Qualitative Research 3 Detailed study of procedures, problems and issues in conducting qualitative research.
SOCI 514 Evaluation Research 3 Detailed study of procedures, problems and issues in conducting evaluation research.
SOCI 670 Seminar: Research in Crime and Deviance 3 Review of current issues in the study of crime and deviance.
SOCI 710 Seminar: Issues in Sociological Research 3 Review of current issues in the methodology of sociological research.
SOCI 900 Readings in Sociological Theory I 3 Individual reading assignments on special topics in sociology , based on student interests and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 901 Readings in Sociological Theory II 3 Continuation of 900.
SOCI 910 Readings in Research Methodology I 3 Individual reading assignments on special topics in research methodology , based on student interests and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 911 Readings in Research Methodology II 3 Continuation of 910.
SOCI 960 Readings in Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Individual reading assignments on special topics in race and ethnic relations , based on student interests and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 970 Readings in Social Control and Deviance 3 Individual reading assignments on special topics in social control and deviance , based on student interests and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 980 Readings in the Family 3 Individual reading assignments on special topics in family , based on student interests and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 982 Readings in Medical Sociology 3 Individual reading assignments on special topics in medical sociology , based on student interests and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 983 Readings in Medical Sociology II 3 Continuation of 982.
SOCI 986 Readings in Sociology of Aging 3 Individual assignments on special topics in gerontology, based on student interest and needs, under supervision of a faculty member.
SOCI 987 Readings in Sociology of Aging II 3 Continuation of 986.
SOCI 991 Teaching in Sociology I 1 Concentration on the techniques used to teach sociology; provides practical experience in the classroom. Limited to graduate assistants in the department.
SOCI 992 Teaching in Sociology II 1 Continuation of 991.
SOCI 993 Thesis Seminar 3 Analysis of problems encountered in thesis writing, including the selection of a research topic, and development of the research design, conceptualization and operationalization processes, and data analysis and interpretation.
SOCI 994 M.A Thesis 3

SOCI 995 M.A Thesis 3

SOCI 996 M.A Thesis 1

SOCI 997 Ph.D Dissertation 3

SOCI 998 Ph.D Dissertation 3


999 Ph.D Dissertation 1

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New Courses

Prefix No. Title Credit Hours Description Professor
SOCI 144 Climate Change, Energy, and Social Justice 3 Introduces students to the social justice implications of climate change and social responses to it, and provides the opportunity to do something about it. Staff
SOCI 165 Race, Class and Gender 3 Examines the three main axes along which contemporary social inequality operates and how they intersect in global perspective. How did gender, class, and racial inequalities arise, how have they changed over time and what are the prospects for their being overcome?
SOCI 177 Disparities in Urban Health 3 Explores the impact of city life on health and health care internationally. Looks at the advantages and disadvantages of urbanization on both physical and mental health. Traces the interaction between characteristics of individuals and specific aspects of the urban environment, discusses quality measurement, and assesses strategies for improvement. Reviere-1st offered Spring 2015
SOCI 199 Environmental Inequity 3 Systematically studies how intersections of race, class, geography, public policy, and social movements affect environmental outcomes. Patterson
ANTH 750 Case Studies in Culture 3 Surveys major themes in cultural anthropology, from gender to warfare, through the study of selective ethnographies from around the world, with a focus on the anthropological methodology. King- 1st offered Fall 2014

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