SOC500. Social Structure and Change . 3 Credits.

An examination of the social structural forces that shape and alter contemporary society.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC501. Foundations in Sociological Theory . 3 Credits.

Inquiry into the major themes of sociological thought. Classical and contemporary theories will be examined in depth.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC502. The Family in American Culture . 3 Credits.

Theoretical and structural aspects of American family life.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC503. Research Methods . 3 Credits.

Training in the methods and techniques of data collection, interpretation and analysis, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative orientations.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC504. Sociology of Education . 3 Credits.

Socio-cultural context of education. Social system analysis of school and community. Interpersonal relations between teachers and students. Community power structure and the education process.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC505. Autism and Human Services. 3 Credits.

Autism and Human Services explores family systems theory, social networks, social policies, advocacy, and human rights as these relate to autism. The course also focuses on international approaches in the work with people with autism.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC511. Urban Sociology . 3 Credits.

Historical, spatial patterns, and social organizations of cities. Public affairs, social problems, amenities of cities and suburbs systematically observed and analyzed.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC514. Cancer and Society . 3 Credits.

Analysis of popular ideologies and attitudes; problems in the evaluation of statistical and clinical data; cancer prevention versus cancer treatment; and ideological and economic forces shaping this debate.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC515. Alienation and Mental Illness . 3 Credits.

Critical examination of major schools of thought about alienation and mental illness in contemporary society. The effects of social structure and ideology in contemporary society form a sociological and socio-psychological perspective with an eye toward a synthesis of various schools of thought.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC523. Social Gerontology . 3 Credits.

Problems in the field of aging.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC525. Race and Ethnicity . 3 Credits.

Sociological perspectives on racial-ethnic inequality in the United States. An investigation into particular socio-historical events and their impact on individuals.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC532. Social Policy . 3 Credits.

Analysis of social policy and social welfare; policy shifts regarding disability rights and environmental justice. The changing relationship between the state, social movements, and economic forces in historical perspective.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC533. Gender Inequality . 3 Credits.

Theoretical and historical perspectives on gender in society. Topics may include: family and work, the impact of technology and culture in shaping work and domestic life, women's rights as human rights.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC535. Applied Sociology . 3 Credits.

Training in research designed for specific applications. Emphasis on evaluation research, focus groups, statistical analysis and needs-assessment studies.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC551. Social Statistics . 3 Credits.

Training in the use of statistical techniques in the analysis of sociological data. Measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, and regression analysis will be employed.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC552. Seminar in Sociological Issues . 3 Credits.

Critical concerns within the field of sociology. Emphasis upon current sociological debates. Specific issues reflect the work and interest of the instructor.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC553. Seminar in Delinquent Behavior . 3 Credits.

Sociological study of the causes and characteristics of delinquent behavior; recent trends in the prevention and control of delinquency.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC590. Thesis in Sociology (3-6) . 1-12 Credits.

Research under the guidance of a faculty advisor, resulting in a thesis. Required form available in the Records and Registration Office.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC593. Soc Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC594. Fieldwork In Sociology. 0 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC595. Indep Study Sociology. 1-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC599. Comprehensive Exam Workshop. 0 Credits.

Non-credit workshop for students who wish to devote the semester immediately following the completion of their coursework to prepare for the comprehensive exam.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must have the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Sociology (209)

SOC795. Indep Study Sociology. 0 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

SOC799. Continued Registration. 1 Credit.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate