Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 511 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY (3)

A social psychological approach to the interrelationships of the individual and his/her social and cultural environment; behavioral characteristics resulting from social experience. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 512 RELIGION AND SOCIETY (3)

Connections between religious expression, practice, and social contexts; classic and contemporary sociological theories of religion; role of religion in global society. Prerequisites: SOCI 101.

SOCI 523 SOCIAL CHANGE (3)

A sociological analysis of the sources, processes and consequences of social change. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 524 SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURE (3)

Sociological analysis of the sources and meanings of popular culture; production and consumption of popular culture objects, including music, film, and television; relationship of popular culture to high culture. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 527 URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Survey of the theoretical and sociological conceptualizations of modern Western industrial cities. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 529 DEMOGRAPHY (3)

Social, economic and political problems related to changes, distribution and movement of population; analysis of contemporary population trends in the United States and the world. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 531 DEVIANCE AND ORGANIZATIONS (3)

Major social patterns associated with contemporary large-scale organizations, with special emphasis on organizational deviance by and within corporations, governments and crime syndicates. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 533 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (3)

Contemporary relevance of the fundamental ideas regarding the relationship of the social and political systems; the significance of social and political democratization; class struggles and revolution; the influence of government bureaucracy. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 535 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (3)

A study of social and cultural perspectives on illness, demographic trends, the health professions, institutions for the delivery of health care services. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 540 SOCIOLOGY OF IMMIGRATION (3)

Examination of sociological theories and research regarding immigration; emphasis on the contemporary context in the United States and globally. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, and one 300 level SOCI course.

SOCI 541 CLASS, STATUS AND POWER (3)

Examination of major theories and significant research on socially structured inequality in modern and traditional societies. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 543 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (3)

Race and ethnicity as social constructions; individual and collective racial and ethnic identities; racial and ethnic inequality; and resistance to oppression. Prerequisite: SOCI 101, introduction to Sociology.

SOCI 551 DEVIANT BEHAVIOR (3)

Deviance as a process in society. Understanding conformity and deviance; identification and labeling of deviants; and society's response to deviant behavior. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 553 THEORIES OF CRIME (3)

Evolution of criminological theory; crime rates and trends; social profile of criminal offenders and victims; societal responses. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, CRMJ 201, or CRMJ 254; and 9 additional units of CRMJ, SOCI, and/or ANTH.

SOCI 555 DELINQUENCY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (3)

Nature, distribution and causes of youth crime, youth gangs, the juvenile justice system. Prerequisite: SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology.

SOCI 557 SOCIAL WELFARE (3)

Sociological analysis of social welfare institutions and the functions they perform within modern societies. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 559 SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY (3)

Examination of social factors in aging in later life and responses to aging; evaluation of research in social gerontology. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

SOCI 560 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional unts of sociology.

SOCI 561 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 562 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 563 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 564 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 565 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 566 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 567 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 568 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. The content of the course will depend upon mutual faculty and student interest. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 570 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Current topics in sociology at the most specialized level. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.

SOCI 581 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (3)

Major systems of sociological theory; the works, assumptions, and implications of major European and American schools. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; 9 additional credits of sociology.

SOCI 582 RESEARCH METHODS (3)

A consideration of methodology of sociological research; the various steps in conducting research projects, from statement of the problem to final analysis of data. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; 9 additional units of SOCI; and either SOCI 212, PSYC 212, MATH 231, or ECON 205.

SOCI 585 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

Capstone application of ideas, methods, and facts learned in previous sociology courses. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; 9 additional credits of SOCI, and permission of the instructor.

SOCI 591 INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY I (3)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to sociological inquiry and application of sociological knowledge. Students may elect to take one semester for 3 units (SOCI 591) or two semesters for 3 units each (SOCI 591 and SOCI 592), in one agency both semesters or in a different agency each semester. No more than 3 credits may be earned in a semester except with consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator.

SOCI 592 INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY II (3)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to sociological inquiry and application of sociological knowledge. Students may elect to take one semester for 3 units (SOCI 591) or two semesters for 3 units each (SOCI 591 and SOCI 592), in one agency both semesters or in a different agency each semester. No more than 3 units may be earned in a semester except with consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator.

SOCI 595 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3)

Supervised research and sociological investigation involving library and/or field experiences, and culminating in a written report. Prerequisites: SOCI 581, SOCI 582 and consent of instructor.