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Courses

* = Online classes  - offered 100% online

(H) = Hybrid class - 51% online/ 49% face-to-face.  These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.

* SOCI 3003. Theories of Crime and Deviance.

Examination of leading theories of crime and deviance. Classical and contemporary theories are reviewed, with particular attention to the context within which each developed. Emphasis is on applications to the study of crime and crime control. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOCI 3023. Introduction to Sociological Theory.

Historical development of sociological theory, structure and role of theory, sociological theoretical perspectives, and major sociological theories from classics to contemporary sociology. Required of sociology majors. Prerequisite for majors: SOCI 1013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3043. Deviant Behavior and Social Control.

Examines social definitions of deviant behavior, the historial development of knowledge concerning deviance, theories of deviance, and the development, organization, and operation of systems of social control including criminal justice, mental health and welfare. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOCI 3063. Topics in Urban Sociology.

Historical and contemporary developments in urban sociology including the local community. Emphasis will vary depending on current issues and research, such as classical and contemporary theory and research, urban political economy, community organization-development, community relations and the non-profit sector (community assessment, social activism, and volunteerism). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3073. Social Inequality.

The study of social inequality in human society, with emphasis on the social class structure of the United States, its origins, development, and consequences for the society and the individual. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3083. Population Dynamics.

Emphasizes use and interpretation of demographic data, with focus on population change and policy. Examines demographic processes and differences in sex, age, residence, racial composition, education, income of national and world populations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3093. Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States.

A sociological perspective on the dynamics of racial and ethnic group relations focusing on social structure, group interaction processes, and cultural diversity. Uses sociological-historical analysis, social theory and research. Concentrates on African Americans, Mexican Americans and recent immigrant groups. Meets core curriculum requirement for Multicultural Studies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3113. Juvenile Delinquency.

The adjustment of youths as they take on the roles and statuses culturally defined for their age group; emphasis on causation, treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency; sociological principles for working with youth. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3213. Women's Roles.

Same as WS 3213. Women's roles are examined in the context of social institutions such as the family, the economy and the government. Implications of sexual inequality, changing gender roles, and diversity by race, ethnicity, class and age. Meets core curriculum requirement for Women’s Studies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3303. Cultural Anthropology.

Description and analysis of human cultures--the socially learned traditions--of past and present ages. Global and comparative perspective for understanding the origin and prospects of societies in the modern world. Meets core curriculum requirement for Multicultural Studies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3483. Societies in Development.

Same as SOWK 3483. Survey of global development issues: definitions and theoretical perspectives. Case studies from varied world regions illustrate development strategies and outcomes. Examines role of international organizations and policies. Meets core curriculum requirements for Social Sciences or Multicultural Studies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3523. Sociology of Cyberspace.

Explores the Internet and cyberspace as sociological phenomena. Topics include the impact of computers on human interaction, the sociology of cyberspace, an overview of basic Internet and WWW resources, cybercapitalism, privacy, and technology. Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOCI 4013. The Family.

Same as WS 4113. A sociological and feminist analysis of the family as an institution and dynamics of the interpersonal relations of marriage and family. Examines cultural diversity among families as well as historical changes in the family and the impact of social policy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOCI 4203. Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

Examines the various forms of family violence and sexual assault with an emphasis on women as victims and as survivors. Theoretical explanations, research literature, treatment, and prevention will be studied in relation to child abuse, battering, incest, and sexual assault. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 4303. Correctional Systems and Practices.

Corrections in the criminal justice system; organization of correctional systems; role of criminal justice practitioners; institutional operations; alternatives to incarceration; treatment and rehabilitation; current and future issues. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 4903. Selected Topics.

Topics of timely interest or importance but not included or adequately covered in the present inventory of courses. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

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