Sociology

Classes

SOCI 001 : Introduction to Sociology

Basic concepts in sociology including the nature and functioning of groups, the individual and the group, social processes, and social change.

Credits

3

SOCI 003 : Social Problems

An analysis of 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.

Credits

3

SOCI 071 : Juvenile Delinquency

Discusses the nature and extent of delinquency, community and personality factors in delinquent behavior, theories and methods of treatment and preventive measures.

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3

SOCI 072 : Juvenile Justice System

An examination of the historical development and contemporary forms of treatment of juvenile offenders, with special emphasis on the functioning of these approaches in American society.

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3

SOCI 074 : Corrections

An analysis of correctional approaches and strategies as well as an evaluation of their effectiveness relative to theories of penology.

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3

SOCI 079 : Internship

Integration of fieldwork in criminal justice agencies with criminological theory. (NOTE: by permission only)

Credits

3

SOCI 100 : Social Theory and Society

Presents social theories before the nineteenth century and the subsequent development of sociology. Applies various theories to society today, connecting theory with practice and social policy.

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3

SOCI 106 : Senior Departmental Honors

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 be defended in an oral examination.

Credits

3

SOCI 108 : Senior Review

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.

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3

SOCI 110 : Elementary Statistics

Focuses on statistical methods applied to social data, employing measures of central tendency, dispersion, bivariate tests for significant differences and association, and simple regression.

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3

SOCI 119 : Advanced Statistics I

Focuses on the application of multivariate statistical methods to social data, employing two measures: linear regression and analysis of variance.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SOCI 110.

SOCI 121 : Collective Behavior

Explores mobs, panics, mass behavior, public opinion, propaganda, social movements, revolutions and reform as incipient changes in the social order.

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3

SOCI 130 : Principles of Demography

Overview of demographic variables, with emphasis on fertility, morbidity, migration, and urbanization and the relationships between population growth and other social and economic factors.

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3

SOCI 131 : Introduction to Human Ecology

Focuses on the interrelationships between population, resources, and environment; the implications for population growth; natural and human resources utilization; and environmental concern. Approach adapted from demography and human ecology.

Credits

3

SOCI 132 : Population

Deals with the volume, composition, quality, growth, trends, and distribution of population, along with the relationship of populations to social organization.

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3

SOCI 133 : Women in Development

Discusses critical theoretical research issues, associated with international development, focusing on the position of women in various cultural contexts.

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3

SOCI 140 : Urban Sociology

Examines the urban community, its patterns, and its institutions, and includes supervised projects in urban research materials and techniques.

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3

SOCI 150 : Social Stratification

Examination of the causes and social, economic, and psychological effects of differentials in rank and status in society.

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3

SOCI 151 : Sociology of Poverty

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.

Credits

3

SOCI 155 : Sociology of Power

Analyzes power in the contemporary content, then in general perspective, with special emphasis on its role in social change.

Credits

3

SOCI 165 : Intergroup Relations

Comparative survey of majority-minority relations, determining factors, consequences for groups and individuals, and strategies for altering.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SOCI 020.

SOCI 170 : Principles of Criminal Justice

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.

Credits

3

SOCI 174 : Police, Law, and Society

Examination of 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.

Credits

3

SOCI 180 : The Family

Explores the family as a social institution, the relation of the family to the community, family organization and disorganization, and the family and personality development.

Credits

3

SOCI 183 : Introduction to Medical Sociology

Overview of the development of social medicine and the sociology of medicine, examining major areas of activity in medical sociology. Distinction is made between sociology of medicine and sociology in medicine, with concentration on the former.

Credits

3

SOCI 184 : Seminar: Sociology of Mental Health

Deals with sociological theories and the etiology of mental disorder; research on social epidemiology and ecology; the impact of social structure; popular conceptions of mental health and deviance; and emerging ideologies of mental disciplines.

Credits

3

SOCI 188 : Family Life Laboratory I

Provides analysis of dramatic techniques, including imagery exercise and spontaneous role playing. Explores life history method for understanding problems of family life.

Credits

3

SOCI 189 : Sociology of Work

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.

Credits

3