Sociology/ Archaeology 
(SOC/ARC)

College of Liberal Studies
Department Chair: Kimberly Vogt
435A Wimberly Hall, 608-785-8457
e-mail: vogt.kimb@uwlax.edu


Professors: Bilby, Bulk, Cox, Gedicks, Lloyd, Smith, S., Theler, Tiffany, Zollweg; Associate Professors: Miller, C., Vogt; Assistant Professors: Delgado, Gongaware, McAndrews.


Credit by Examination
Sociology majors and minors may earn credit by examination for SOC 200, Sociological Foundations. The examination is made up of a multiple choice component and an essay component; each component is graded separately, and to earn credit by examination, students must earn a “C” on both components. For more information, contact the department chair.


Sociology Major
(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 36 credits, including
SOC 200, 302, 350, 390 or 395, and any one of the following courses: 402, 405, 416, 480 or 499. The remaining 21 credits will consist of sociology electives to be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser in sociology. Up to six credits in anthropology may be included in the sociology major if taken at the 200-level or above. Anthropology credits applied to the sociology major cannot be applied to the anthropology minor or archaeological studies major. To declare a major in sociology, in the College of Liberal Studies, a student must have completed 15 credits and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30.


Sociology Major
(Teacher Certification programs) — 36 credits, including SOC 200, 302, 350, 390 or 395, and at least one course from each of the following areas:
A. Social organization and processes: SOC 212, 216, 240, 260, 310, 311, 315, 370, 411, 412, 420
B. Social psychology: SOC 325, 330, 334 (or CST 250 or PSY 343), 335, 336
C. Comparative sociology and anthropology: SOC 225, 480 or any course in anthropology
D. Social problems and social change: SOC 120, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 324, 326, 340, 422, 429, 475
E. Remaining electives may be selected from any of the course offerings in sociology. Up to six credits in anthropology may be applied toward the sociology major. Anthropology credits applied to the sociology major cannot be applied to the anthropology minor or archaeological studies major. GEO 200, EFN 200 and C-I 381 are statutory/administrative code in the major.


Sociology Honors Program
The Sociology Honors Program is designed to stimulate and acknowledge work of greater depth, breadth and originality by students whose interest and resources make them eligible for this voluntary program.
I. Admission
A. Junior standing
B. Twelve credits in the major
C. A 3.50 grade point average in the major
D. A 3.25 cumulative grade point
average overall
E. Recommendation of two faculty members in the major submitted to the chair
II. Program
A. Completion of the regular major program
B. SOC 410
III. Evaluation
A. A 3.50 grade point average in the major at graduation
B. Presentation of paper from  SOC 410 to a colloquium of faculty and students in the major
C. A grade of “A”, “AB”, or “B” in SOC 410
Archaeological Studies Major
(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — Undergraduate students may declare their major as pre-archaeological studies majors. Only those students who have been admitted to the program are classified as archaeological studies majors. Admission to the major is limited and based upon the following minimal requirements.

 

 
Entrance requirements:
A. Prior to application for the major, the following archaeology courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.00: ARC 200, ARC/HIS 204, and one other 200or 300-level archaeology course
B. An overall GPA of 2.50 for all university work completed
C. Completion of 32 credits
D. Completion of the Archaeological Studies Major application form


Major requirements:
A. Required courses: ARC 200, 402, 499, ARC/HIS 204
B. Six credits (at least two courses) from: ARC 205, 275, 310, 315, 320, 360, 367, 404, 409, 433, 455, 498/598, ARC/ANT 285, 353, 399,  ARC/HIS 331, 332, 340, 365, 366, ARC 350, INS 350.
C. Six credits (at least two courses) from: ARC 250, 395, 403, 435, 445, 450, 498/598, ANT/ARC 334, 399, 454, GEO/ESC 250, 323, 343, 345, 390, 426
D. Nine credits (at least three courses) from: ANT 203, 250, 342, 343, 350, 352, 355, 409, 444, 499, ARC/ANT 304, 305, 399, ANT/SOC 300, 354

Anthropology credits applied to the archaeological studies major may not be applied to the anthropology minor or the sociology major or minor.

Honors program in Archaeology
The archaeology program recently initiated an Honors Program. This program is not to be confused with University Honors which is a separate entity — you can receive Honors Credit in Archaeology only by taking the program in our department.

We strongly urge you to consider participating in the Archaeology Honors Program. Its successful completion is listed as a permanent part of your official transcript. It is a fine and important addition to your vitae when you seek a graduate school or a job.

I. Admission
A. Junior Standing
B. 12 credits completed in the archaeology major
C. 3.50 cumulative grade point in the archaeology major
D. A 3.25 cumulative grade point average overall
E. Recommendation of two faculty members in the archaeology program submitted to the archaeology/anthropology section head
II. Program
A. At least one of the following, both are recommended:
—ARC 403 Laboratory  Methods in Archaeology (3 cr.) offered every other fall, opposite ARC  455
—ARC 455 Research Methods in Archaeology (3 cr.) offered every other spring, following ARC 403
B. At least one of the following, both are recommended:
—ARC 433 The History of Archaeology (3 cr.)
—ARC 455 Archaeological Theory (3 cr.) offered every other fall, opposite ARC 403
III. Evaluation
A. A grade point average of 3.50 in the archaeology major at graduation
B. Submission and acceptance of a thesis in ARC 499, as specified in the senior project/thesis guidelines
C. Presentation of a paper from ARC 499 to a colloquium of faculty and students in the major
D. Completion of the honors program in archaeology evaluation form and submitted to the Sociology/Archaeology department program assistant.


Sociology Minor
(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 21 credits, including
SOC 200, and electives in sociology. Up to six credits in anthropology may be included in the sociology minor if taken at the 200-level and above. Anthropology credits applied to the sociology major or minor cannot be applied to the anthropology minor or archeological studies major.


Sociology Minor
(Teacher Certification programs) — 22 credits, including SOC 200, 395, one course from SOC 212, 216, 310, 311, 314, 315, 411; one course from SOC 120, 225, 320, 321, 322, 326 and 340; either SOC 330 or 334 (or CST 250 or PSY 343); and one course from anthropology if taken at the 200 level or above. Anthropology credits applied to the sociology minor cannot be applied to the anthropology minor or archaeological studies major. GEO 200, EFN 200 and C-I 381 are statutory/administrative code requirements that must be taken in addition to the courses in the minor.


Anthropology Minor
(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 21 credits, including ANT 101, 202, and electives in anthropology. Up to nine credits in archaeology and/or six credits in sociology above the 100 level may be applied. Anthropology credits applied to the archaeology major, the sociology major or the sociology minor may not be applied to the anthropology minor.

Anthropology Minor
(Teacher Certification programs - Not certifiable after August 31, 2004) — 22 credits, including ANT 101, 202, 350 and SOC 225. The remaining credits may be selected from the following: ANT 250, 300, 331, 343, 355; and ARC 205. (GEO 200, EFN 200 and C-I 381 are statutory/administrative code requirements that must be taken in addition to the courses in the minor.) Up to nine credits in archaeology and/or six credits in sociology above the 100 level may be applied. Archaeology majors may not count the nine required elective hours in anthropology toward the anthropology minor.


Criminal Justice Minor
(All colleges) — 21 credits, including SOC 324; six credits from: SOC 313, 321, 322, SOC 330 or PSY 341, SOC 325, 326, 429; six credits from: POL 211, 221, 222, 306, 311, 326, 373, 374; three credits from: GEO/ESC 481, PHL 201, 337, PSY 304, 311, 330, PSY 341 or SOC 330, PSY 417, 426, W-S 320; the remaining three credits are elective credits and may be selected from any of the courses listed above, or three credits from POL 451 or SOC 451. Note: A maximum of three credits may be counted toward the fulfillment of the criminal justice minor and another major, minor or emphasis.


Social Studies Major (Broadfield)
(Middle Level/Secondary Education) — See description of this broadfield major on p. 71.

The sociology/archaeology department incorporates a significant amount of writing throughout the required courses instead of identifying particular courses as writing emphasis courses. Students who complete the sociology/archaeology majors will fulfill the university writing emphasis requirement.



Sociology
(SOC)


+ above a course number indicates a
General Education course.


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SOC 110 Cr. 3
The Social World
An analysis of the complex relationship between society, the individual and the physical environment. It examines such questions as: how social patterns develop and persist over time; how the individual is shaped by social, cultural and environmental factors; why societies are constantly changing; and how individuals, through social interaction, shape their social world. Cross-cultural comparisons will be emphasized, showing how society and the physical environment affect the life choices of individuals.

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SOC 120 Cr. 3
Social Problems
Social analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving are introduced as basic social science skills. These skills are applied to major contemporary social problems related to deviant behavior, social inequality, social change, and problems associated with major societal institutions. A variety of individual and collective responses and social policy strategies at local, national, and international levels are examined.

SOC 200 Cr. 3
Sociological Foundations
This course focuses on: (1) the key concepts and perspectives that form the core of sociology as a social science; and (2) the use of sociological ideas and evidence to analyze and explain social events and processes at both macro-social and micro-social levels. This course is required for sociology majors and minors; students should take this course as soon as possible after declaring a sociology major or minor, or if they are considering sociology as a major or minor.

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SOC 202 Cr. 3
Contemporary Global Issues
This course will offer a contemporary multi-
disciplinary perspective regarding the major issues and trends confronting the Global Society as it enters the 21st century. Emphasis will be given to a critical review and assessment of the origin and present condition of the plethora of situations and problems affecting modern Global Society. The student will also learn to critically evaluate current and future events. The course will incorporate the views and approaches of the following disciplines: sociology/anthropology, economics, geography, political science and history. (Cross-listed with ANT/ECO/GEO/POL/HIS 202; may only earn credit in one department.)

SOC 212 Cr. 3
Marriage and Family
An investigation into the many facets of love and how marriage and family experiences typically alter the nature of marital intimacy. The social construction of our sexual identities is also explored as well as the significance of this process to our quality of life. The major course emphasis is given to understanding the contemporary institutions of marriage and family, and the changes that these institutions are now experiencing.

SOC 216 Cr. 3
Society and Schools
A social analysis and review of research on the school as a learning environment, a social organization and a societal institution. Specific topics include classroom interaction, school social climate, social inequalities in the schools, and selected educational controversies.

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SOC 225 Cr. 3
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
An investigation into the social dynamics shaping racial and ethnic minority experience in America. Processes of prejudice formation and prejudice reduction are discussed. The nature of institutional discrimination and institutional racism is analyzed in proper socio-historical context. Minority group achievements and legacies are emphasized. Contemporary issues and assessment of minority group progress in America are vigorously examined.

SOC 240 Cr. 3
Sociology of Sport and Leisure
An investigation of the interrelationship between sports/leisure time activities and society’s social structure; its institutions and culture. Special emphasis is on the role social structure plays in the formation of values and attitudes related to sports and leisure time activities.

SOC 260 Cr. 3
Aging: Sociological Perspectives
This course explores the myths and realities of aging as individual, social and cultural processes. A major emphasis addresses contemporary issues which confront the public and the aged in the U.S. The issue areas include family relationships, work and retirement, income, leisure, living arrangements, and political participation. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC/ERS 280 Cr. 3
Hmong Americans
This course provides an introductory overview of Hmong history, culture, and contemporary adaptation in the United States of America. Areas of exploration will include ancient and modern Hmong history, the Hmong oral tradition, the traditional clan and leadership structure, Hmong musical heritage, Hmong craft heritage, marriage and funeral practices, child-rearing customs, traditional methods of conflict resolution, the tradition of ancestor worship, and herbal and spiritual healing practices. Contemporary developments and adjustment issues within the Hmong communities will be discussed. These will include current Hmong business initiatives, educational achievements, utilization of welfare institutions, the role of Hmong Mutual Assistance Associations, intergenerational conflicts, youth gangs, traditional vs. modern family structure, and Hmong exposure to public prejudices and discriminatory practices. Throughout the course Hmong achievements and triumphs over adversity also will be highlighted. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing recommended. Cross-listed with ERS. Can only earn credit in ERS or SOC.

SOC/ANT 300 Cr. 3
Latin America in Transition
The course uses a global studies approach to examine problems in human adaptation at distinct periods of time and place in Latin America. “Global studies” combines cultural ecology with political economy to investigate the impact of political movements, such as the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979, and current neo-liberal political movements on the quality of life in Latin America. Prerequisite: ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC/ANT 202. (Cross-listed with SOC; may only earn credit in ANT or SOC.)

SOC 302 Cr. 3
Sociological Analysis
This course is intended to build upon SOC 200, Sociological Foundations, to enhance the conceptual, quantitative and communication skills of sociology students. Students will gain experience at using sociological concepts and theories to analyze selected social issues, be introduced to basic data collection and analysis techniques, gain a detailed familiarity with library resources most useful to sociological inquiry, and learn how to compose a sociological research report. To develop these sociological analysis skills, an emphasis will be placed on providing students with writing experiences in all aspects of the course.  Sociology majors should take this course as soon as possible after completing SOC 200. Prerequisite: SOC 200.

SOC 305 Cr. 3
Sociology of Development
and Social Change
This course examines three areas related to social change and development. First is a survey and evaluation of the theories explaining social change and social/economic development as they are applied to underdeveloped nations. Second is an examination of the social/economic problems confronted by underdeveloped countries and the solutions to those problems these countries have used. Third is an evaluation of international development programs. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 310 Cr. 3
Social Stratification
The nature, study, theories and types of social stratification systems are examined along with the forces contributing to their maintenance and disruption. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 311 Cr. 3
Rural and Urban Sociology
Basic sociological concepts and principles are applied to life in rural vs. urban communities. Focus will be on the political economy, the culture, and social problems of rural people in comparison to urban people. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 313 Cr. 3
Law and Society
Analysis of the origins and functions of law in society. The focus of the course will be upon modern American society and the relationship of law to social change and its impact upon such concerns as civil rights, environmental protection, sex-role differentiation, treatment of handicapped and the mentally ill. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 314 Cr. 3
Industry and Society
An analysis of the process of industrialization and the consequences that it holds for individuals, their interpersonal relations and their society. An examination of the rationale underlying capitalistic industrial growth and the social consequences this growth has for social stability and conflict. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 315 Cr. 3
Religion and Society
Explores the social and cultural context in which religion functions; the effects of religion upon behavior and attitudes; the social organization of denominations, sects, cults and movements; the relationships between religion and other social institutions; religion and social inequality; social change and the future of religion. Special attention is given to world religions and ethical and public policy issues concerning religion, society, and the individual. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 317 Cr. 3
Sociology of Film
Examines the industrial and social structure of the film industry, the role of film entertainment in the culture of Western societies and the kinds of social situations portrayed on screen. The course will also examine the appeals of film from the point of view of aesthetics, film theory and popular culture. The focus of the course is upon film as a partial social system influenced by the values of society and influencing changes in the dominant culture. Exemplary films from Hollywood, from foreign countries and from independent documentary film makers will be shown throughout the course. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 320 Cr. 3
Demography
This course is designed as a basic survey of the field of demography. Sources of population data will be explored along with causes and consequences of population growth, composition and distribution. This course will focus on the concepts, measurements, trends and theories of the major demographic processes of fertility, mortality and migration. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101.

SOC 321 Cr. 3
Delinquency
Juvenile delinquency as a problem for society. Analysis of causes, prevention, and treatment. Public policy implications of the melioration of this social problem. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or
120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 322 Cr. 3
Criminology
An overview of the sociological study of crime with emphasis on the etiology of criminal behavior in terms of sociological theories. The classification of crime. Societal impact on our understanding of crime and criminals. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 324 Cr. 3
Criminal Justice
An overview of the United States Criminal Justice system. Issues relating to crime, the administration of justice, the police, courts, and correctional systems are explored. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 325 Cr. 3
Sociology of Mental Illness
An examination of mental health and illness, and mental health care systems in the U.S. and other industrialized and non-industrialized societies, including: the processes involved in identifying and recruiting patients into the mental health care system; a social analysis of psychotherapy, including talk therapies, medications, electro-convulsive treatment and psychosurgery; and social organization of mental hospitals and of community mental health centers; socio-legal issues related to mental illness; and a review and synthesis of social psychological and sociological theories relevant to understanding mental health and illness. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101 or PSY 100.

SOC 326 Cr. 3
Society and Drugs
This course will analyze the nature, current use, historical and cultural patterns, approaches to treatment, and identification of use patterns of psychoactive drugs. As a sociology course, it will be critical of what we believe and what we uncritically accept as objective fact about drugs. The course is designed to provide knowledge of how societies define drugs and drug use as problems and come to view them as problems, to offer an approach to understanding the nature and patterns of drug use and abuse, to understand programs and policies attempting to control drugs and drug usage, to understand prevention approaches and what does and does not work, and to evaluate and better understand treatment approaches. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 328 Cr. 3
Environmental Sociology
Environmental Sociology provides a framework for understanding the role of physical-biological factors in shaping social structures and behaviors as well as the impact of social organization and social change on the natural environment. This course will focus on the conflicts between the logic of economic growth and the realities of both the global environment and social justice within and between societies.

SOC 330 Cr. 3
Social Psychology
Social psychology from a sociological perspective. Primary attention is given to social behavior and communication patterns in terms of their genesis and change in the context of social groups and social relationships. May be taken in lieu of PSY 341. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 334 Cr. 3
Sociology of Small Groups
An introduction to the understanding and interpreting of human behavior in small groups. The focus of the course will be to provide students with some analytical tools to understand the social dynamics of small groups as well as the techniques for improving the interpersonal effectiveness of the student in small group situations. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101. May only earn credit in SOC 334 or CST 250 or PSY 343.

SOC 335 Cr. 3
Collective Behavior
A systematic study of social processes which emerge in unstructured social situations; principles of behavior as expressed in crowds, mobs, panics, fads, fashions, social movements, personal organization and behavior in unstructured social situations. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 336 Cr. 3
Socialization and Identity
Analysis of socialization as a lifelong process in which individual identity is influenced by the changing demands of the social and cultural environment. Special attention is given to identity changes in adulthood, which might result from major status transitions, occupational socialization, social stress situations, resocialization in total institutions, and participation in religious movements. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 338 Cr. 3
Sociological Aspects of Work and Life
This course will explore the sociological impact of work and life demands in contemporary American society. Special emphasis will be given to how gender, sexual orientation, social class, race and ethnicity, and family structure affect individuals’ ability to balance the demands of work and life. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101. May only earn credit in SOC 338 or PSY 444.

SOC 340 Cr. 3
Bioethics and Society
A sociological examination of medical/ethical decision-making that includes an analysis of psycho-social aspects of patient care and public policy in medical ethics. Approaches to medical ethics are reviewed in terms of a case-based ethical problem-solving model that includes  sociological and demographic factors. The course may be team-taught with colleagues in medical bioethics and will include the social sources of bioethics, social organization of bioethics in health care, and bioethical case studies. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101 or PHL 100. May only earn credit in SOC 340 or PHL 339.

SOC/ERS 343 Cr. 3
American Indian Contemporary Issues
This course is an interdisciplinary examination ofAmerican Indian contemporary experience in the United States. It will introduce students to some of the critical issues in American Indian studies by examining the place of American Indians within the American imagination, politics and society.The course concentrates on issues of tribal sovereignty, economics, social class and structure, and the difficulties of maintaining a tribal identity in the 21st century. Prerequisite: One of the following: ERS 100, ERS 253, SOC 225, EFN 205, HIS 310, W-S 230. (Cross-listed with ERS; may only earn credit in ERS or SOC.)

SOC 350 Cr. 3
Sociological Research
An overview of the methods and analytical techniques utilized in the scientific investigation of social phenomena and consideration of their applicability and limitations.The laboratory portion of this course requires student application of various research techniques as well as computer-assisted data analysis. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: SOC 302.

SOC/ANT 354 Cr. 3
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
An examination of the peoples and cultures of Latin America from prehistoric times to the present. This survey course will introduce the student to the prehistory of Mesoamerica and the Andes, colonial Latin America, and modern Latin America. Among the important issues discussed are the impact of the Spanish Conquest, the rise of the modern state, the development of the various cultures of Latin America, revolutionary movements, urbanization, gender, religion, and art and literature. Prerequisite: ANT/ECO/GEO/POL/ SOC/HIS 202. (Cross-listed with ANT; may only earn credit in SOC or ANT.)

SOC/ANT 360 Cr. 3
Catastrophies and Human Societies
An analysis of cultural impact of catastrophic events in human societies - natural and human-engineered disasters. Various dramatic upheavals will be explored across time and cultures as the class examines human and environmental traumas to which societies must adapt, the cultural interpretations/response which follow, and the manner in which major disasters have redefined and redirected the character and probable future history of each damaged, even endangered society. Study cases will include volcanic and weather cataclysms, plagues and associated population crashes, environmental catastrophes, as well as war, terrorism, and bio-terrorism. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101. (Cross-listed with ANT; may only earn credit in SOC or ANT.)

SOC/ERS 363 Cr. 3
American Indians and the Environment
This course introduces students to American Indian environmental issues. Topics include treaty-based hunting, fishing and gathering rights, air and water quality regulatory authority, environmental racism, toxic and nuclear waste disposal on Indian lands, mining and hydroelectric dams, sacred sites, and Indian vs. Western perceptions of the environment. Special attention will be given to current environmental controversies in Wisconsin Indian country. Prerequisite: One of the following: ERS 100, 253, ERS/SOC 343, SOC225, 328, EFN 205. (Cross-listed with ERS; may only earn credit in ERS or SOC.)

SOC 370 Cr. 3
Sociology of Gender
Explores the social construction, variation and consequences of gender categories across time and space. Examines how gender identities are developed and how gender structures our experiences in education, work, families, the media and other institutions. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 390 Cr. 3
Early Sociological Theory
Critical survey of scholars who contributed to the rise of scientific sociology, focusing on the historical circumstances, the personalities and the ideas of the prominent early sociologists prior to the mid-twentieth century. Particular attention is given to August Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, George Herbert Mead, and C. Wright Mills. Prerequisite: SOC 302. Offered Sem. II.

SOC 395 Cr. 3
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Modern sociological theories at the macro- and micro-levels are summarized, compared and applied. Macro-level theories include social evolution, general systems, functionalist, and social conflict theories. Micro-level theories include interaction, self, role, phenomenological, exchange, rational choice, and interaction ritual theories. The linkage of micro- and macro-level theory in sociology is addressed in network and organizational theories. Selected concepts and perspectives are applied in sociological practice projects. Prerequisite: SOC 302. Offered Sem. I.

SOC/ANT/ARC 399    Cr. 2-3
Sociological Forum
Investigation of areas and topics of current social interest ranging from local and regional to state and national issues. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. (Cross-listed with ANT and ARC; may only earn 6 credits total in SOC, ANT and ARC.) Departmental option, Pass/Fail grading.

SOC 402 Cr. 3
Clinical Sociology Careers
The practice of utilizing sociological perspectives in clinical sociology involves analysis, design, and implementation of positive social change at any level of social organization from micro to macro. A problem-solving frame guides discussions of intervention skills, practical research, and ethical decision-making in sociological practice careers. Assistance is provided in forming a career focus and practicing clinical sociology skills useful in internships, graduate study, and the search for sociological practice employment upon graduation. Prerequisite: SOC 350; 390 or 395. Offered Sem. I.

SOC 405 Cr. 3
Applied Sociology
The application of sociology through applied social research begins with social and organizational problems and applies the quantitative and qualitative research methods of sociology in order to provide understanding, perspective, and a sense of direction to decision-makers. Techniques of research design, data collection, and data analysis are presented and practiced with examples such as needs assessments, program evaluations, social impact analysis, and social policy analysis. Prerequisite: SOC 350; 390 or 395. Offered Sem. II.

SOC 409 Cr. 2-3
Readings and Research in Sociology
Directed readings or research under the
supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite:
consent of supervising instructor and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

SOC 410 Cr. 3
Sociology Honors Project
The development and completion of an honors research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Open only to students who have been accepted into the Sociology Honors Program. Registration by consent of instructor.

SOC 411 Cr. 3
Social Power and Social Control
An analysis of the origins, distribution, and uses of power in human societies. Study of intra- and inter-societal conflict and political change. The nature of cultural techniques of social control and their limitations. A specific and detailed analysis of power and social control in contemporary American society. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101 and one other course in sociology.

SOC 412 Cr. 3
Community Organization
The nature of social organization in communities, organization for planning and methods used, and the relation of the community to the larger social organizations. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 416 Cr. 3
Qualitative Explorations
This course is designed to familiarize students with the major techniques of qualitative data collection and analysis used by sociologists and other social scientists. These include feminist methods, participant observation, in-depth interviewing, biographical methods, content analysis, archival research, and a variety of nonreactive techniques. This course will also address the links among theory, data, and methods and provide an appreciation for the qualitative tradition in social sciences. Students will learn how to conduct field research. The course will follow a seminar format emphasizing reading, group discussion, in- and out- of class exercises, oral presentations, original research and writing. Prerequisite: SOC 350; SOC 390 or 395. Offered Sem. I.

SOC 420 Cr. 3
Health Care and Illness
A survey of the social organization of medical professions, socialization of personnel, sick role dynamics, social construction of illness, lay referral networks, political factors in health care delivery, and problems of various age groups and families in coping with illness in several societies. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 422 Cr. 3
Death, Grief and Bereavement
A study of the interaction of individuals and families coping with dying and death in various social settings including hospitals, nursing homes, hospices. Topics include psycho-social aspects of grief and mourning, sociological dimensions of bereavement, and various rituals of funeralization in the U.S. and other societies. Special attention is given to case studies and medical/ethical decision-making at the end of life, as well as other aspects of the social organization of death, dying and bereavement. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101.

SOC 429 Cr. 3
Sociology of Deviance
Personal, social and cultural systems that generate atypical forms of social action/reaction can be subsumed under a sociology of deviance. This course should offer the student further study of the “problems” courses — delinquency, criminology, population, corrections, etc. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101 and one other sociology course.

SOC 450 Cr. 3-15
Internship in Sociology
An academically relevant field experience for majors and minors in sociology/anthropology. The field experience will be supervised by the sociology/anthropology staff. Prerequisite: SOC 200, junior standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.50. No more than six credits may be applied to a major in sociology and no more than three credits toward a sociology minor or an anthropology minor. Repeatable for credit — maximum 15. Pass/Fail grading.

SOC 451 Cr. 3
Internship in Criminal Justice
An academically relevant field experience for minors in criminal justice. Prerequisite: SOC 324 and junior standing. Open only to criminal justice minors. Pass/Fail grading.

SOC 475/575 Cr. 1-3
Workshop in Applied Sociology
Intensive short-term study of a problem area in terms of applied sociology framework. The workshops would focus on integration of the latest social science findings and their application to problem-solving in various institutional and community settings. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or 120 or 200 or ANT 101. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

SOC 480 Cr. 3
Comparative Sociology
Cross-cultural and cross-national study of basic institutions, including family, education, crime and political economy. Macro-sociological theories and comparative methodology are discussed. The main course objective is that students develop an understanding of the consequences of living in a global society. Prerequisite: SOC 350; 390 or 395.

SOC 499 Cr. 2-3
Seminar in Sociology
Intensive study of some specific area or problem of sociology. Prerequisite: SOC 350; 390 or 395. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.



 

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