SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3 SCH (3-0)
Study of the nature of human societies, social processes, social interaction, groups, culture, institutions and social change.
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 3 SCH (3-0)
Survey of contemporary social problems and current trends in the direction of their solution. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301.
SOCI 2300 The Craft of Sociology 3 SCH (3-0)
In-depth examination of sociological imagination by investigating contemporary society and social relationship. Includes fundamental sociological theories, methods, concepts, and pre-research activities that will prepare students for upper division sociology course work. Required for all sociology majors. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301.
SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality 3 SCH (3-0)
SOCI 2361 Pluralistic Society 3 SCH (3-0)
Macrocultural and microcultural variables such as ethnicity, religion, age, socioeconomic status, language, gender and exceptionality and their impact upon major institutions such as education, labor markets and government.
SOCI 3301 Social Psychology (WI) 3 SCH (3-0)
Theory and phenomena of social psychology. The nature and type of social variables and the methods used to study them. The effect of social variables upon the behavior of individuals. (Credit may not be obtained in both SOCI 3301 and PSYC 3301.) Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 and 3 additional semester hours of Psychology or PSYC 2301 and 9 additional hours of social sciences courses.
SOCI 3302 Social Deviance 3 SCH (3-0)
Survey of the sociological and psychological aspects of deviant behavior. Nature of deviance, types of deviant behavior, causal theories and social policy implications. (Credit may not be obtained in both SOCI 3302 and CRIM 3302.) Prerequisites: SOCI 1301 and 3 semester hours of Sociology or Criminology.
SOCI 3322 Juvenile Delinquency 3 SCH (3-0)
SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sci 3 SCH (3-0)
SOCI 3482 Behavioral Statistics 4 SCH (4-0)
Statistics for students in the Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology programs. Emphasis on descriptive and inferential techniques. Basic concepts in data sampling, data organization, statistic selection, and using statistical software. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of social science. (Credit may not be obtained in more than one of SOCI 3381, SOCI 3482, or PSYC 3381.)
SOCI 4304 Juvenile Delinquency 3 SCH (3-0)
SOCI 4305 Advanced Human Sexuality 3 SCH (3-0)
SOCI 4306 Medical Sociology 3 SCH (3-0)
In-depth examination of the complex relationship between social factors, health and illness, and health care systems based on sociological perspectives, theories, and methods. Includes the effects of age, gender, and socioeconomic status on the health of the human groups to the interrelationships between healers, patients, and social institutions. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301.
SOCI 4307 The Family and Marriage 3 SCH (3-0)
History and development of the family as an educational and social institution, factors involved in family integrity, role of the individual in family relations, marital adjustments and family conservation in light of the present-day social and economic conditions. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 or 6 hours of social science.
SOCI 4308 Selected Topic in Sociol 3 SCH (3-0)
Literature and research in areas of sociology not otherwise treated in depth in available courses. May be repeated once for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Sociology.
SOCI 4309 Latino/Latina Immigration 3 SCH (3-0)
This course examines Latino/a migration experiences in the U.S. Major themes covered in the class include migration patterns, traditional vs. new destinations, social and political inequality, and labor market struggles. The impact of immigration law as well as the intersection of race, gender, class and other social categories are also examined as they relate to immigrants and their descendants.
SOCI 4310 Population Problems 3 SCH (3-0)
Introduction to demographic concepts, such as fertility, mortality and migration of human populations in a larger social and cultural contest, and to population problems in modern society. Prerequisites: SOCI 1301 or 6 semester hours of social science.
SOCI 4312 Social Stratification 3 SCH (3-0)
Examination of patterns and distribution of stratification and social inequalities in modern society. Prerequisites: SOCI 1301 or 6 semester hours of social science.
SOCI 4320 Law and Society 3 SCH (3-0)
An in-depth examination of law and society through the philosophy and evolution of legal systems and legal institutions. The major functions of law as agents of social control, dispute resolution and societal engineering are addressed. Prerequisites: POLS 2304 or SOCI 1301 and 3 semester hours of Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice. (Credit may not be obtained in more than one of CRIJ 4320, CRIM 4320, and SOCI 4320.)
SOCI 4324 Technology and Society 3 SCH (3)
A study of technology and society from the perspective of social values, ethics, sociology, social environment, politics and economics. Prerequisite: 12 hours of social science.
SOCI 4336 Drugs and Social Control 3 SCH (3-0)
Literature and research pertaining to the social control of drugs. Critical analyses of the normative and legal rules governing distribution, use, and overall consumption patterns in both legal and illegal contexts. Prerequisites: 6 semester hours of social science. (Credit may not be obtained in more than one of CRIM 4336, PSYC 4336, and SOCI 4336.)
SOCI 4337 Peace Studies 3 SCH (3-0)
Analyses of relevant theories and concepts such as peace building, social and environment justice, as well as direct, structural, and cultural violence. Causes and consequences of socioeconomic inequality and human suffering including racism, sexism, and various other forms of prejudice and social discrimination. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of social science. (Credit may not be obtained in more than one of CRIM 4337, PSYC 4337, and SOCI 4337.)
SOCI 4338 Social Institutions 3 SCH (3-0)
Study of major social institutions in society, such as the family, education, and religion, and their common components. Origins of various social institutions, the relationships of social institutions to other aspects of societal structure and function, the impacts they have on the lifestyles of individual human actors. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 or 6 hours of social science.
SOCI 4341 Sociology of Aging 3 SCH (3)
Study of the last stage in the life-cycle of man. The course emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach necessary in the field of gerontology, the biological, psychological and social aspects of the aging process, along with the social impact of growing proportions of aged persons within the social structure of society. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301.
SOCI 4342 Sociology of Death 3 SCH (3)
Sociological perspectives of the dying process and death itself, including the cultural and institutional means of aiding survivors through the grief, mourning and bereavement process. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Sociology.
SOCI 4345 Sociology of Religion 3 SCH (3)
World religions in the context of social, cultural, and ideological perspectives that impact social life in a global world. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
SOCI 4348 Multicultural Groups in the US 3 SCH (3)
Issues of multicultural groups with salient ethnic characteristics; analysis of the concept of ethnic identity and belonging, and examination of the dynamics of group cohesion within political, economic, social, and immigration contexts. Prerequisite: junior standing or approval of the instructor. (Credit may not be given for both ANTH 4348 and SOCI 4348.)
SOCI 4351 Urban Sociology 3 SCH (3)
The culture, history, and growth patterns of cities; demographic, ecological patterns and trends. Problems of housing and community ogranization. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301.
SOCI 4353 Social Movements 3 SCH (3)
Concepts of social movements; important types of social movements and their relation to the field of collective behavior and social change. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
SOCI 4362 Race Relations 3 SCH (3)
SOCI 4364 Minority Women in US Society 3 SCH (3-0)
SOCI 4382 Methods of Social Research 3 SCH (3-0)
Introduction to the study of the scientific method as applied to social research including the logic of science, covering the nature of data, hypotheses, concepts and objectivity. Prerequisites: ANTH 2302 or SOCI 1301 and 3 semester hours of advanced Anthropology or Sociology. (Credit may be obtained in only one of SOCI 4382, ANTH 4382 or CRIM 4382.)
SOCI 4383 Social Theory (WI) 3 SCH (3-0)
Development of social theory as represented by Comte, Spencer, Durkheim and Weber, to contemporary schools of thought, including functionalism, conflict, symbolic interactionism, structuralism and world systems theory. Prerequisite: ANTH 2302 or SOCI 1301 and 6 semester hours of advanced Anthropology or Sociology. (Credit may not be obtained in both SOCI 4383 and ANTH 4301.)
SOCI 4386 Directed Research in Sociology 1-3 SCH (1-3)
Individual instruction course for advanced and qualified undergraduates to obtain supervised research experience in sociology. Student will assist with a research project by working under the individual guidance of a sociology faculty member. Requirements may entail library research, data collection, data entry, statistical analysis and/or assistance in planning and conducting parts of a research project. A paper on the research experience is required. Consent of instructor required. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester credit hours. Prerequisites: SOCI 3381, SOCI 4382 or PSYC 3387 and 6 other semester hours of Sociology. Credit/Non-credit.