Images Of Working-Class Life
Examines the experience of working-class people from a number of perspectives: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, song, drama, film. Focuses on themes of class, identity, cultural influences, and economic and political power as they explicitly relate to the issue of work. Offered Spring odd years. Prerequisite: For ENG credit successful completion of or exemption from general education writing requirement; for SOC credit SOC 211. Spring, odd years.
Middle Eastern Am & Society
This course will examine the many histories, experiences, and cultures that shape and define Americans of Middle Eastern origin. It explores the diversity and commonality of experiences among different Middle Eastern immigrant groups and their descendents. The focus will be on the experiences of immigrants from the predominantly Muslim Middle East in American society with a modest attention to the historical trajectory of their immigration and settlement. The course will investigate the socia,"l consequences of the events of September 11, 2001 as these have transformed the position of Middle Eastern Americans as an ethnic group. Themes and specific issues outlined in the course will include: immigration to the U.S., assimilation, demogra|
Sociology Conflict Res
Analyzes social conflict and introduces the dynamics of conflict resolution. Emphasizes examining theories and methods of active nonviolent conflict resolution in small group and large organizational settings. Includes violence, types of noncooperation, negotiation, adjudication, and mediation. Uses cross-cultural data extensively. Prerequisite: SOC 211. Once, annually.
This course investigates the origins and social consequences of gender and sexual identity and provides a critical examination of the historical context and contemporary social institutions that inform gender and sexual identity in the United States.," The course will outline the development, maintenance and positions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in society. The course focuses on the learning, maintaining, and changing of sexual gender identities in various institutional settings, especially the family, education, religion, politics, work and social movements. Prerequitsite: SOC 211.|
Contemp Soc Probs
Examines the formation and indicators of problems that affect the functioning of society as a whole. Analyzes solutions to selected social problems. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor. Once annually.
Deals with development of the family and the home in its historical, economic, and legal aspects. Considers the various factors influencing the organization, disorganization, and reorganization of the family, as well as the modern trends in the basic institution. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor.
Aging In Amer Society
Human aging takes place within a social and cultural context. Social and social-psychological perspectives will be used to gain a better understanding of the process, problems and prospects of aging in American society. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or SOC 253 or permission of instructor.
Sociology And Film
Uses the sociological perspective to analyze film content. Examine how film reflects society and particular ideologies and how society and ideas about social issues are influenced by film. Topics include family, race relations, substance use, the elderly, sexuality, and social stratification. Prerequisite: Soc 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.
Soc Of Dev Behav
A sociological perspective on social deviance; overview of theoretical approaches; research examples of various forms of deviant behavior, attributes and beliefs. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor.
Race & Ethnic Relations
Background of racial and ethnic identity. Examines contemporary aspects of inter-ethnic and inter-racial group relations. Considers proposals for alleviating and resolving problems and their implications. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the in,structor. Once annually.
Analyzes social change processes through study of major theories of social change and recent investigations in the general area of social change. Examines major social forces and movements shaping contemporary patterns of social change, e.g., industrialization, rationalization, urbanization. Examines the impact of inventions, discoveries, revolutions, reform movements, and attempts to direct the course of change through various types of planning and development programs. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor.
Concentrated exploration and study of a problem or area of sociology not covered by existing courses and in accord with the student's interest and needs and under the direction of department faculty member. Prior to enrolling, students are required to submit a written proposal outlining their plan of study for the instructor with whom they will be working. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors with consent of the instructor. Maximum number of credits in SOC 400 is limited to nine.
The Sociology Of Sport
The perspective of this course is that sport is a socially constructed concept. Students will engage in the analysis of sport as a contemporary social institution. Class participants, following the sociological tradition, will try to detect, measure, and explain the reciprocal impact of sport with other institutions such as the family, education, and the economy. For example, sport as presently constituted has numerous economic aspects; it is a form of work for many persons. Examination of sport will be based on the structural functionalist, social conflict and symbolic interactionist paradigms of sociology. Prerequisite: either Soc 211 or permission of instructor. Every third semester.|
Fundamentals of the research process and methods including, research design, interview and questionnaire construction, sampling methodology, basic descriptive and inferential statistics, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Prerequisites: SOC 211; 3 hours of statistics or permission of the instructor.
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research seeks to integrate the lived experience with principles from the scientific method. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods and techniques used for conducting sociological research such as c,"ase studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipmrnt, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. The course examines the use of these methods and techniques in both academic and applied research. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
Sex,Gender & Social
Investigates the social consequences of the cultural universal that all societies categorize their members according to sex. Focuses on the learning, maintaining, and changing of gender roles in various institutional settings, especially the family,education, religion, politics, and work. Prerequisite: SOC 211.
Supervised Field Placemt
With the approval and under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students are placed in field-work settings, e.g., child welfare agencies, offices of aging, divisions of the criminal justice system, community development agencies, etc., where they will observe and work with persons responsible for carrying out a range of specific human services. Requires a 10-hour commitment each week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, junior standing, and six hours in sociology.
Sp Hear Clinic I
Sp Hear Clinic II
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,"to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.
Hispanic Civiliz & Cult
Taught in English. Provides students with a basic knowledge of Hispanic culture, history and civilization. Emphasizes comparing the cultures and values of Hispanic societies among themselves as well as to those of Anglo-American society. No prerequisite.
Span Lit In Trans
A study of representative Hispanic literary works emphasizing themes relevant to all cultures. Conducted in English. No knowledge of Spanish required.
This course, taught in English, will examine major Spanish and Latin American films with English subtitles. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of differences between Hispanic and Anglo-American Cultures. Lectures and assignments in English.
Intensive Elem Span I
Equivalent to SPAN 151 and 152 combined. As needed.
Elem Spanish I
Introduces Spanish language, emphasizing all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall annually.
Elem Spanish II
Continuation of SPAN I. Prerequisite: SPAN 151 or satisfactory placement test score.
Intensive Inter Span II
Equivalent to SPAN 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: SPAN 150 or SPAN 152, or satisfactory placement test score. As needed.
Spanish III (Interm I)
Systematic review of basic grammar: graded readings, conversation, translation, and composition based on selected topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 150 or 152, or satisfactory placement teest score. Fall annually.
Spanish IV (Interm II)
Continuation of SPAN 251. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 or satisfactory placement test score. Spring annually.