*SOCI 1023. Current Social Problems. (SOCI 1306) Examines linkages between personal problems, social problems, and social policy. Critical analysis of problems such as inequality, health care, substance abuse, the environment, family violence, etc. as these relate to societal conditions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
***SOCI 1413. Culture, Inequality and Self. Same as SOWK 1413. Human behavior as affected by culture, social institutions, class, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 2023. Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships. (SOCI 2301) Overview of the structural, developmental, functional and institutional aspects of marriage, intimate relationships and the family. Changes in family patterns and racial, cultural and ethnic diversity in families. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 2133. Crime in America. (CRIJ 1307) (SOCI 2336) U.S. crime problems in sociological perspective; public policies affecting crime; impact of inequality, race and gender on crime; crime trends; crime patterns; theories of criminal behavior; prevention of crime. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 2813. Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Same as SOWK 2813. Uses a wide range of perspectives--biological, psychological and social/environmental to examine the dynamics of human behavior. Emphasizes ecological systems in relation to individuals’ needs and capacities throughout the life cycle. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
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 3051. Social Data Analysis. Students will gain experience in using computers to analyze social data. No previous experience with computers is assumed. Concurrent enrollment (and drop) required: SOCI 3163. If it is necessary for a student to repeat this course for grade improvement, it is not necessary to repeat SOCI 3163 if a grade of C or better has already been earned in that course. May be repeated for credit. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.
SOCI 3053. Social Research. Same as SOWK 3053. Introduction to research in the social sciences and practice fields. Emphasizes the decision making involved in planning and executing a study. Gives practice in all stages of the research process. Students are expected to plan and carry out a group or individual research project. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment for major SOCI 3163. 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 society, its origins, development, and consequences for the society and the individual. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
*SOCI 3083. Population Dynamics. Population theories, the use and interpretation of demographic data, population change and policy, relationships between population and sociioeconomic factors. Emphasizes on demographic processes and compositions in age, sex, residence, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status of U.S. and world populations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
**SOCI 3093. Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States. (HUMA 2319) Sociological perspectives on the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations focusing on social structure, group interaction processes, group inequality, cultural diversity and gender relations within and between groups. Uses sociological-historical analysis, gendered analysis, social theory/research to study Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and European Americans. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3113. Juvenile Delinquency. (SOCI 2339) 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 3133. Sociology of Religion. Religious behavior in primitive, folk and modern societies; religious participations, practices, and control in contemporary society; religion as a social institution and its relation to other institutions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3153. The Sociology of Health and Illness. Introduction to field of medical sociology. Sociology theories and concepts applied to field of health care: cultural definitions of illness, social roles of health care personnel, emphasis on input of social research in health care. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3163. Social Statistics. Introduction to basic statistics and problems of statistical decision-making in the social and behavioral sciences. Descriptive techniques, problems of hypothesis testing, introduction to major correlational techniques commonly used in social/behavioral research. May not be used to satisfy University General Education requirements. Concurrent enrollment required: SOCI 3051. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3173. Culture and Food. Same as NFS 3173. Study of influence of culture on current food habits and customs. Examination of changing food patterns and availability, nutrient composition and health effects of foods typical of different cultures. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3183. African Americans in the United States. The unique heritage and experience of African Americans in the United States, their contributions to society and culture. The centrality of race as a social category shaped by the dynamics of social, political, and economic forces. Diversity and commonality in the Black community. Current issues. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3193. The Mexican American in Contemporary Society. A sociological analysis of Mexican American history, heritage, and people, and of their contributions to American life. Focus on the political, social, and cultural forces that affect this group in the United States. 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. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
*SOCI 3273. World Regional Geography. (GEOG 1303) Introduction to major concepts in geography. Criteria for definition of regions. Survey of world cultural regions with emphasis on factors (physical, demographic, economic, political) affecting level of development and patterns of regional interaction. This course will not satisfy sociology requirement for the baccalaureate degree. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3283. Principles of Geography. (GEOG 1300) Review of major concepts in human geography. Emphasis on the relationships of human population dynamics, culture, and physical environment. Examples are drawn from a wide range of current concerns in human ecology. This course will not count for sociology credit for the baccalaureate degree. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3293. Asian Americans. Survey of major Asian American groups: Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, and Indochinese. Emphasis on origin, culture, immigration history, adaptation experience, and current status. Sociological perspectives related to Asian American experiences and issues. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
**SOCI 3303. Cultural Anthropology. (ANTH 2351) 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. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3313. Indigenous People in Contemporary Society. Survey of indigenous societies in the Americas with emphasis on current issues. Provides historical framework for study of policies affecting urban and rural communities today. Contributions of Indigenous culture to U.S. society are emphasized. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 3423. Individual and Society. Sociological research on the relationship between individuals and society; current theoretical perspectives including symbolic interactionism, role theory, and dramaturgy; includes personality and social structure, socialization, deviance, and sociological research on the self. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
***SOCI 3483. Developing Societies. 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. 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 4023. Sexualities and Identities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. Same as WS 4023 and SOWK 4023. Sexuality as an identity formation, social category, and theoretical construct. Interdisciplinary in focus and foundation. Aesthetic, cultural, historical, and institutional discourses which frame our contemporary understandings of sexuality. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 4103. Senior Seminar: Theory and Practice. Selected theories and concepts with emphasis on application in social organizations, occupations, research, and social policy. State of the discipline, professional ethics, preparations for job market and/or graduate school. Prerequisites: SOCI 3023, SOCI 3053, and senior standing. Three ecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 4203. Family Violence and Sexual Assault. (WS 4203) 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. (CRIJ 2313) 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 4313. Correctional Counseling. History and development of counseling in correctional settings with a focus on the role and function of the counselor. A variety of counseling techniques and therapeutic models. Professional ethics, legal constraints, and issues in the criminal justice system. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 4703. Criminal Justice Practicum. Practical experience in criminal justice agencies enhancing the student’s knowledge of research, planning, and organizational features of the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: 12 hours of criminal justice courses, permission of the instructor, and an overall C average. Pass-Fail grade only. 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.
SOCI 4913. Independent Study. A focused, independent study. A contractual agreement between a student and an instructor who agrees to supervise the work and engage in one-on-one instruction. Research projects or concentrated reading are examples of appropriate independent study. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 4953. Internship. Practical experience and supervised training in a work environment consistent with student’s major and career goals. Pass-Fail grade only. Credit: Three hours.
SOCI 4956. Internship. Practical experience and supervised training in a work environment consistent with student’s major and career goals. Pass-Fail grade only. Credit: Six hours.
*Satisfies core social/behavioral requirement.
**Satisfies global perspective requirement for graduation and core requirement for social/behavioral sciences.
***Satisfies core requirement for multicultural/women’s studies.
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