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2002 - 2003 Sociology

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Faculty
Chair: Kirk Johnson
Farrell Hall 409

Professors:
Laura L. Appleton, Sex Roles, Social Movements, Theory
William L. Benson, Sociology of Organizations, Medical Sociology, Theory
John R. Dugan, Statistics, Methodology, Social Psychology
Kirk A. Johnson, Criminology, Delinquency, Victimation, Organizations, Methods
David E. Kaufman, Sociology of Education, The Media, Community and Urban Life
Charles L. McGehee, Child Abuse, Comparative

Associate Professor:
Delores Cleary, Criminology, The Life-Course, American Society, Minorities, Ethnic Studies

Assistant Professor:
Nelson Pichardo, Ethnic Studies, Social Movements
Nancy Wessel, Link Project, Family, Child Abuse, Social Change

General Departmental Information

Through its curriculum, the Department of Sociology provides opportunities for students to understand the major conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists and others to understand society. Students will be encouraged to: 1) see society as a concrete, day-to-day behavior of human beings; 2) grasp the relationship between history, society and the individual's own life; 3) realize that social patterns are tools for the accomplishment of human ends and are not necessarily unalterable facts of life; and 4) develop the ability to observe critically and analyze social phenomena.

In providing these intellectual skills, the Sociology major is relevant to a wide variety of academic and occupational pursuits and is concerned with developing skills of analytic thought and practice in areas including the social services profession, labor and business organization, personnel work, government program administration and graduate study.

Students who major in Sociology and Social Services are required to register with the Department, at which time an advisor will be selected. In order to develop a Program of Study, students are required to meet once a quarter with their advisor. Further information on specific courses, the faculty and career opportunities is available in the Department office. Students must complete an end of major assessment prior to graduation.

Students taking this major are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the Curriculum and Supervision Department.

Honors in Sociology

1. The Sociology Department's honors program is designed for students who wish to explore a particular research problem in depth.

2. The program is open to Sociology majors who have completed 20 credit hours in sociology and have achieved a junior standing.

3. The student: (a) selects an honors advisor and designs a research project in consultation with him/her; (b) writes a letter of application to the Chair of the Department; and, (c) if accepted, completes a research paper that is approved and supervised by his/her honors advisor and a second member of the department.

4. Credit for this paper may be obtained through Sociology 497.

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology Major (7595)

Students selecting this major must complete a minor or a second major.

Required Courses                               Credits
SOC 107, Principles of Sociology                   5
SOC 350, Social Theory                             5
				subtotal	  10	
Select one course from each of the following 
categories:                                    14-20
Social Control                                  
  SOC 344, Juvenile Delinquency (4)
  SOC 345, Deviance (5)
  SOC 346, Criminology (5)
  SOC 349, Law and Society (4)
Social Structure    
  SOC 326, Demography of Contemporary World
    Populations (4)
  SOC 380, Social Ecology (5)
  SOC 445, Social Inequality (5)
  SOC 459, Organizations (5)
  SOC 460, Community Structure and Organization (4)
Social Institutions          
  SOC 330, Sociology of Leisure (5)
  SOC 338, Political Sociology (3)
  SOC 351, Sociology of Work (5)
  SOC 357, Sociology of Families (4)
  SOC 367, Sociology of Religion (5)
  SOC 425, Sociology of Education (5)
Social Process          
  SOC 307, Individual and Society (5)
  SOC 320, Death and Dying (5)
  SOC 325, Aging (4)
  SOC 340, Social Interaction (5)
  SOC 356, Sex Roles in Society (5)
  SOC 362, Social Movements (5)
  SOC 369, Mass Media and Society (3)

                Sociology Total         24-30
           Electives in Sociology       15-21

                                Total      45

Sociology Major (7600)

Required Core Courses                         Credits
SOC 107, Principals of Sociology                   5    
SOC 350, Social Theory I                           5
SOC 364, Data Analysis in Sociology                5
SOC 363, Methods of Social Research                5
                                    Sub Total     20

Select one course from each of the 
    following sub-fields:                      14-20
Social Control                                   4-5
  SOC 344, Juvenile Delinquency (4)
  SOC 345, Deviance (5)
  SOC 346, Criminology (5)
  SOC 349, Law and Society (4)
Social Structure                                 4-5
  SOC 326, Demography of Contemporary World
    Populations (4)
  SOC 445, Social Inequality (5)
  SOC 459, Organizations (5)
  SOC 460, Community Structure and Organization (4)
  SOC 380, Social Ecology (5)
Social Institutions                              3-5
  SOC 351, Sociology of Work (5)
  SOC 357, Sociology of Families (4)
  SOC 367, Sociology of Religion (5)
  SOC 338, Political Sociology (3)
  SOC 330, Sociology of Leisure (5)
  SOC 425, Sociology of Education (5)
Social Process                                   3-5
  SOC 307, Individual and Society (5)
  SOC 320, Death and Dying (5)
  SOC 325, Aging (4)
  SOC 340, Social Interaction (5)
  SOC 356, Sex Roles in Society (5)
  SOC 369, Mass Media and Society (3)
  SOC 362, Social Movements (5)

                      Sociology Core Total     34-40
                      Electives in Sociology   20-26
                                          
                                        Total     60
 

 

Bachelor of Science

Sociology Major (7600)

This program is suggested for students preparing for graduate study.

Required Courses                                 Credits
SOC 107, Principles of Sociology                     5
SOC 350, Social Theory I                             5
SOC 363, Methods of Social Research                  5
SOC 364, Data Analysis in Sociology, or equivalent   5
SOC 450, Social Theory II                            5
SOC 464, Applied Data Analysis                       4
SOC 493, Sociological Research                       5

                                       Subtotal     34

Select one course from each of the following
  categories:                      
Social Control
  SOC 344, Juvenile Delinquency (4)
  SOC 345, Deviance (5)
  SOC 346, Criminology (5)
  SOC 349, Law and Society (4)
Social Structure
  SOC 326, Demography of Contemporary World
    Populations (4)
  SOC 380, Social Ecology (5)
  SOC 445, Social Inequality (5)
  SOC 459, Organizations (5)
  SOC 460, Community Structure and Organization (4)
  SOC 365, Minority Groups (5)
Social Institutions
  SOC 331, Sociology of Sport (3)
  SOC 338, Political Sociology (3)
  SOC 351, Sociology of Work (5)
  SOC 357, Sociology of Families (4)
  SOC 367, Sociology of Religion (5)
  SOC 425, Sociology of Education (5)
Social Process
  SOC 307, Individual and Society (5)
  SOC 320, Death and Dying (5)
  SOC 325, Aging (4)
  SOC 340, Social Interaction (5)
  SOC 356, Sex Roles in Society (5)
  SOC 362, Social Movements (5)
  SOC 369, Mass Media and Society (3)

                                     Subtotal     48-54
                        Electives in Sociology    21-27

                                           Total     75

**A maximum of 5 credits of elective lower-division 
coursework may be counted toward the major. PSY 363, 
Inferential Statistics, is an approved elective.

Social Services Major (7420)

The social service major is designed for students interested in working in the human services delivery systems. Students are required to have a strong grounding in sociology as well as the applied field of social services. The course work introduces students to critical issues in the field and offers students the opportunity to work within agencies in the community.

The major requirements are such that students are encouraged to organize their program of study to include a minor degree in an area of interest or specialization outside of Sociology. Some areas that fit well with this major include psychology, ethnic studies, family studies, gerontology, women studies, community health and the like.

Required Courses                                    Credits
Practice Area
SOC 301, Introduction and History of Social
             Service Agencies                            4
SOC 310, Social Service Methods and Casework             3
PSY 454, The Helping Interview                           3
***SOC 490, Cooperative Education                        4
Analytic Area
**SOC 350, Social Theory I                               5
*SOC 364, Data Analysis in Sociology                     5
SOC 363, Research Methods                                5
SOC 489.1, Senior Capstone Seminar                       4
Macro Considerations in Social Services
SOC 411, Comparative Social Service Systems              4
SOC 442, Social Welfare Policy                           4
Social Organization Area (Choose one course              4
  SOC 415, Urban Society (4)
  Soc 460, Community Structure and Organization (4)
Contemporary Society Area (Choose one course)            5
  SOC 365, Minority Groups (5)
  SOC 356, Sex Roles in Society (5)
  SOC 3991, Seminar on Racism (5)
  **SOC 445, Social Inequality (5)
Elective Credits in Sociology                           12
                                              Total     62
*MATH 130.1 or an equivalent course is a prerequisite for SOC 364. 
**SOC 107 is prerequisite for SOC 350 and 445. 
***Additional credits in SOC 490 may count toward graduation.

Sociology Minor (7600)

Required Courses                       Credits
SOC 107, Principles of Sociology                     5
*Electives in Sociology                             20

                                          Total     25

*SOC 490, Cooperative Education, does not count toward the minor. 
A maximum of 5 credits of elective lower-division coursework 
may be counted toward the minor.

Social Services Minor (7420)

Required Courses                       Credits
SOC 301, Introduction and History of
  Social Service Agencies                            4
SOC 310, Social Service Methods and Casework         3
SOC 442, Social Welfare Policy (4) OR                4
  SOC 460, Community Structure and Organization (4)
PSY 454, The Helping Interview                       3
Electives in Sociology                              16
                                          
                                          Total     30

*SOC 490, Cooperative Education, does not count toward the minor. 
A maximum of 5 credits of elective lower-division coursework 
may be counted toward the minor. 

Sociology Courses

SOC 101. Social Problems (5). An introduction to the study of contemporary issues such as poverty, military policies, families, crime aging, racial and ethnic conflict, and the environment.

SOC 107. Principles of Sociology (5). An introduction to the basic concepts and theories of sociology with an emphasis on the group aspects of human behavior.

SOC 205. American Society (5). Introduction to the social structure and processes of American society; emphasis on institutions such as government, family, schools, and religion, and processes such as conflict, change, stratification, mobility, and communication.

SOC 210. Culture of Poverty (5). The culture associated with poverty in contemporary U.S., and its place in the wider society.

SOC 248. Marriage and Families (5). Marriage as a social institution, courtship and family interaction. May not be used for breadth if FCSF /PSY 235 has been taken.

SOC 265. Computer Applications in the Social Sciences (3). Computer skills for effective social science research and report writing; internet searches, home pages, graphical and textual transfers, spreadsheets from imported data and CD-ROM use. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab.

SOC 271. Sociological Analysis (3). The logic of sociological investigation and explanation.

SOC 291. Workshop (1-6).

SOC 296. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor.

SOC 299. Seminar (1-5). Prerequisite, permission of instructor.

SOC 301. Introduction and History of Social Service Agencies (4). Introduction to the fields of social welfare, health services and corrections; organization and function of agencies. Formerly SOC 201. Student may not receive credit for both.

SOC 302. International Links (4). Prerequisite, participation in the LINK program. An orientation course for students participating in the Link program who will be going to Mexico.

SOC 307. Individual and Society (5). An analysis of the relationship between social structure and the individual.

SOC 310. Social Service Methods and Casework (3). Prerequisite, SOC 301 or permission of instructor. Casework interviewing techniques and skills, traditional and contemporary methods, emphasis upon developing a personal casework style.

SOC 320. Death and Dying (5). An analysis of social attitudes, practices, and institutions associated with death and dying in American society.

SOC 325. Aging (4). Problems and advantages of growing old in society; post-parental families, retirement, the economics of pensions, importance of interaction in old age, residential facilities, geriatric medicine, and dying.

SOC 326. Demography of Contemporary World Populations (4). Demographic analysis, fertility and the birth control movement, mortality and life expectancy, and migration. Involves use of computers.

SOC 327. Sociology of Health (4). The social causes of disease and illness behavior, organization of medical care and comparative health systems.

SOC 330. Sociology of Leisure (5). The emergence of leisure as a major social institution and its impact on society, culture and personality.

SOC 331. Sociology of Sport (3). Sports and games as social phenomena.

SOC 333. Genealogy (1). Kin names, pedigrees, family trees, and ancestral histories. Research with records, family documents, and interviews.

SOC 338. Political Sociology (3). Major theories of power in society. Analysis of the political/economic structure of society as it determines the differential access to social power by different social groups.

SOC 340. Social Interaction (5). Face-to-face contact, communication and social psychological features of groups.

SOC 343. Child Abuse (4). An analysis of the causes, consequences of and prospects for dealing with the phenomena of child abuse and neglect in American society.

SOC 344. Juvenile Delinquency (4). Prerequisite, SOC 107. A study of social factors causing delinquency in youth; major theories, analysis of treatment and control.

SOC 345. Deviance (5). A survey of approaches to the field of deviance with emphasis on contemporary work and focus on the problematics of the field.

SOC 346. Criminology (5). A study of the adult criminal, criminal behavior, and criminality in human societies.

SOC 347. Industrial Sociology (3). An analysis of the social relations within industrial organizations; the relationship between industrial organizations, and institutions and processes in the broader society.

SOC 348. Women and Crime (4). Prerequisite, SOC 346. This course will critically asses the current theoretical and empirical literature on female criminality and social control.

SOC 349. Law and Society (4). Prerequisite, SOC 107. Origin, maintenance and change of legal structures and processes in society with particular emphasis on legal institutions in American society.

SOC 350. Social Theory I (5). Prerequisite, SOC 107 or permission of instructor. An introduction to social theory through study of early social thinkers, emphasizing the works of Durkheim, Marx, and Weber.

SOC 351. Sociology of Work (5). An historical view of the impact of technology on society and social change. Importance of work as an institution. How work relates to the other social institutions, to culture, and to the development of personality.

SOC 352. Punishment and Corrections (5). Origin, maintenance, structure and function of institutions of punishment and correction with particular emphasis on American society; problems of change in punishment and corrections.

SOC 355. Culture and Personality (4). A cross-cultural analysis of personality as a function of cultural organization and transmission. Same as ANTH 355. Students may not receive credit for both.

SOC 356. Sex Roles in Society (5). A review and analysis of the development, maintenance, and consequences of masculine and feminine social roles.

SOC 357. Sociology of Families (4). Theory and research about familial interaction and society.

SOC 362. Social Movements (5). Causes, organizational problems, and consequences of revolutions, and political, religious and social movements.

SOC 363. Methods of Social Research (5). Principles and applications of Social Research Methods. Sophomore standing. Prerequisites: 364, 464, 493.

SOC 364. Data Analysis in Sociology (5). Prerequisite, MATH 130.1 or equivalent.

SOC 365. Minority Groups (5). Prerequisite, SOC 107 or ETS 101 or permission. Study of the social formation of minority groups in American society, their historical development, current conditions, and issues.

SOC 367. Sociology of Religion (5). The social organization of religious experience in small and large societies and the relationship of religious beliefs to human life.

SOC 369. Mass Media and Society (3). Relationship of the mass media to social institutions; including philosophy, responsibilities, regulations and criticism. Same as COM 369, students may not receive credit for both.

SOC 370. Social Change (5). Social processes, institutional development and revolutions.

SOC 373. Social Groups (5). Principles of social behavior within and between groups.

SOC 380. Social Ecology (5). The structure and development of human communities as they interact with environmental conditions.

SOC 388. Women in Management (3). An examination of the ways in which American sex roles, together with corporate cultural practices and organization structures, affect women's attainment of and performance in managerial roles within business, educational, and professional organizations. Same as MGT 388. Formerly SOC/MGT 368. Student may receive credit for one course only.

SOC 392. Field Experience in Sociology (1-15). Prerequisite, SOC 363 and permission of instructor. Supervised field experience at a location to be selected by the instructor and the students. The instructor will accompany students into the field, help in the selection of a project, and assist in evaluation of student work.

SOC 398. Special Topics (1-6).

SOC 399. Seminar (1-5). May be repeated.

SOC 399.1. Seminar on Racism (5). Prerequisite, one of the following: SOC 101, 107, 365, or ETS 101. An advanced level of study examining the nature and dynamics of social forces in American society that produce the phenomena of racism. The changing forms of racism that occur historically at the intersection of class and gender oppression.

SOC 411. Comparative Social Service Systems (4). Prerequisite, major in Social Service, SOC 301 or permission of instructor. A cross-culture comparison of social service programs and policies in various countries. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 311 and SOC 411.

SOC 415. Urban Sociology (4). Prerequisite, SOC 107 and 10 credits of 300 level sociology, or permission of the instructor. Growth, structure, and functions of the city; their relationships to surrounding and rural areas, urban ecological patterns, planning, and the problems of urban living.

SOC 425. Sociology of Education (5). Impact of culture on schools. Examination of contemporary social trends and relationships among church, school and government; contributions of sociology to the area of education in its broadest sense.

SOC 442. Social Welfare Policy (4). Review of U.S. social welfare policy, emphasis on 20th Century social policies influencing nature of welfare state, and delivery of social services.

SOC 445. Social Inequality (5). Prerequisite, SOC 107. The distribution of wealth, power and prestige in society.

SOC 450. Social Theory II (5). Prerequisite, SOC 350. Study of selected modern social theories, including structural functionalism, conflict theory, exchange theory, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology and the dramaturgical school.

SOC 459. Organizations (5). Theory and research on the structure and development of organizations.

SOC 460. Community Structure and Organization (4). Prerequisite, SOC 107 and 10 credits of 300 level sociology work. Community formation from inner city to rural hamlet. Changes in community institutions and organizational life related to industrialization, politics, social stratification and ethnicity. Students will conduct field research on specific community functions and social structures.

SOC 464. Applied Data Analysis (4). Prerequisite, SOC 364 or equivalent. Application of statistical methods to the analysis of social data and statistical computing. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.SOC 470. Contemporary Social Thought (4). Prerequisite, SOC 450 or permission of instructor. Prospects for sociology theory.

SOC 488. Colloquy (1-3). Prerequisite, one course in Sociology issues. Current literature in sociology. May be repeated for credit.

SOC 489.1. Capstone in Social Service (4). Prerequisite, senior standing or permission. This capstone course is designed for social service majors in the sociology program as a final course in their major. Course integrates theoretical and substantive issues and prepares students for a job search in related fields or graduate school pursuits. Grade will be S or U.

SOC 490. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval required. May be repeated. Grade will be S or U.

SOC 491. Workshop (1-6).

SOC 493. Sociological Research (1-15). Prerequisites, SOC 350, 364, 465 and permission of instructor. Individual research project. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of 15 credits.

SOC 496. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, 10 hours or more in sociology.

SOC 497. Honors Thesis (1-5). Prerequisite, admittance to Honors Program. May be repeated up to a total of 5 credits.

SOC 498. Special Topics (1-6).

SOC 499. Seminar (1-5).

Undergraduate Courses/Programs on Reserve

The following courses are on reserve and may be offered subject to program needs. SOC 207, Sociology of Attitudes (5); SOC 303, Sociology of Disaster (3); SOC 375, Sociology of Conflict (5); SOC 385, Comparative Sociology (5); SOC 455, Collective Behavior (5); SOC 475, Communication and Human Relations (5); SOC 481, Philosophy of the Social Sciences (5).