SOCI - Sociology

SOCI 1133 - Russian Culture and Society

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

A study abroad course that explores Russian society and culture through readings, discussions, presentations, field trips to sites in Moscow and Perm, a home stay, a participant observation study with accompanying paper, and a project at an orphanage (or other site where project-based learning can be done).

Course Sections: 

SOCI 5023 - Research Methods

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 1123 with D or better or MATH 1113 with D or better

Description: 

With an emphasis on human service agencies, this upper-level course focuses on the how's and why's of doing research. The variety of research techniques used by social scientists and human services practitioners will be discussed. Ethical ways to build knowledge and to conduct program evaluation will be examined. Students will gain practical experience in doing research by designing and conducting their own agency-focused research project. SPSS will be the data analysis package utilized.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 4900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
5
6
Description: 

A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 5213 - Science, Technology & Society

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

HIST 1113 with "D" or better or HIST 1143 with "D" or better or HIST 2153 with "D" or better or PLSC 1043 with "D" or better or SOCI 1163 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course is a survey of the growth of science and technology and their impact upon society as a whole with primary emphasis upon the United States. Major concentration is on the period since the mid-nineteenth century emphasizing the intellectual climate leading to and resulting from scientific and technological changes and the influence of these developments upon industry, government, education, agriculture, ecology and other areas.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 2900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Description: 

This course allows students who have successfully completed a previous course in Sociology to continue study in that subject. A student may contract for one to four credit hours. Directed study may be contracted by a student only with the approval of the directing instructor and the department chairperson.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 1243 - Criminology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

SOCI 1163 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

The course provides an introduction to the sociological study of crime and criminal behavior. Emphasis is given to the variable definitions of crime with respect to time and place, the causes and theories of crime, topologies of criminal behavior, and crime prevention strategies. An overview of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, the court process, and correction) is presented.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 1233 - Gerontology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

SOCI 1163 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course provides an introduction to the study of human aging. Emphasis is placed on social gerontology, though research from both bio-gerontology and psycho-gerontology is discussed. The focus is primarily on aging in the United States, through some cross-cultural data is presented.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 1223 - Minority Cultures

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

SOCI 1163 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

The course is a survey of historical and contemporary majority group-minority group relations in the United States. Using a sociological perspective, it focuses on the impact of ethnicity, race and gender on the distribution of power, opportunity and privilege. The emphasis is on the social construction of systems of difference. The course requires either a student research paper or a student presentation.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 1193 - Marriage & Family Across World Civilization

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Old World Civ, Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course provides a cross-cultural and global perspective on society's two vital institutions: Marriage and the Family. Comparative analysis is used throughout the course to enhance student appreciation of the intercultural variability and similarity in these institutions.

Course Sections: 

SOCI 1183 - Contemporary Social Problems

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

SOCI 1163 with "D" or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

The purpose of the course is to acquaint the student with a broad spectrum of social problems within the contemporary United States. The factors causing social and cultural problems will be emphasized. Each student will be required to use sociological principles to analyze one selected problem.

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