Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Sociology (SOC)

SOC 525  Fundamentals of Sociology  (3 Credits)  

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY (3) Introduction to central concepts, methods, and professional practices in sociology; development of basic skills used in theoretical and empirical work; and orientation to the discipline and this Department of Sociology.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 530  Topical Seminar  (3 Credits)  

TOPICAL SEMINAR (3) An analysis of contemporary sociological issues affecting individuals and groups in a rapidly changing society.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 532  Sociology Of Religion  (3 Credits)  

SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (3) Examination of social dimensions of religion, the relationship between religion and society, sociological theories of religion, religious organizations and behavior, religion and social change, secularization and the future of religion.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 539  Seminar in Urban Sociology  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3) Social and demographic characterization and organization of urban communities with emphasis on techniques of identifying structures, institutions, systems and leadership.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 545  Sociology of Family  (3 Credits)  

SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (3) Key concepts and processes of family sociology with application to sexuality, partner selection, transition to parenthood, parenting and children, housework and paid work, domestic violence and child abuse, divorce and marriage, grandparenting, care giving, and alternative families.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 554  Advanced Sociological Statist  (3 Credits)  

ADVANCED SOCIOLOGICAL STATISTICS (3) Advanced statistical methods with emphasis on multiple regression techniques.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 557  Advanced Sociological Theory  (3 Credits)  

ADVANCED SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (3) Examination of the major theoretical orientations in sociology, with special attention given to the early history of conflict theory, functionalism, and symbolic interaction.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 559  Urban Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

URBAN RESEARCH METHODS (3) Examination of urban indicators, research design, and field problems in urban research.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 623  Seminar In Social Psychology  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Examination of selected social psychological theories and their current role and status.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 632  Black Sociology  (3 Credits)  

BLACK SOCIOLOGY (3) Examination of African and African American contributions to the development of social scientific knowledge.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 634  Crim Jus & Urban Comm  (3 Credits)  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE URBAN COMMUNITY (3) Critical analysis of the subsystems of the criminal justice system and their impact on the urban community.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 639  Seminar In Urban Pol Sociology  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN URBAN POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (3) The application of sociological theory and analysis to political processes and systems in urban settings.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 655  Internship  (3 Credits)  

SOC 655A INTERNSHIP (3) Supervised work and instruction in formal organizations relevant to the student’s area of specialization. Must take parts A and B for credit. SOC 655B INTERNSHIP (3) Supervised work and instruction in formal organizations relevant to the student’s area of specialization. Must complete parts A and B for credit

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 710  Seminar in Soc Stratification  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN SOCIAL STRATIFICATION (3) Theoretical analysis of how social class, status, and power shape social relations, determine life chances, and affect attitudes, opinions, and political choices of individuals and groups, all of which perpetuate systems of class, gender, and race inequality, and degree of social mobility in societies.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 715  Sociology of Learning  (3 Credits)  

SOCIOLOGY OF LEARNING (3) Examination of schools and classrooms as social environments and sociocultural principles for desired teaching strategies and learning.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 720  Sem In Clinical Soc  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN CLINICAL SOCIOLOGY (3) Presentation and analysis of the creation of sociological knowledge and the clinical application of that knowledge to various settings of group life.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 739  Sem in Public and Soc Policy  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN PUBLIC AND SOCIAL POLICY (3) Policy analysis, design and implementation issues related.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 750  Race and Ethnicity  (3 Credits)  

RACE and ETHNICITY (3) Analysis of social factors affecting racial and ethnic groups.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 820  Fam Ther & Fam Relations  (3 Credits)  

FAMILY THERAPY AND FAMILY RELATIONS (3) Analysis of various issues in family relations and of the various therapeutic approaches in marital and family therapy.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 840  Seminar in Gerontology  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN GERONTOLOGY (3) Examination of sociological theories and analyses relevant to various socio-cultural components of aging.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 857  Advanced Sociological Theory  (3 Credits)  

ADVANCED SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (3) Advanced analysis of recent developments in sociological theory, including the relationship of theory to empirical research.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 859  Advance Project Design  (3 Credits)  

ADVANCED PROJECT DESIGN (3) Research and project problem defi nition, research and project design.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 880  Sociology of Hlth and Medicine  (3 Credits)  

SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE (3) The analysis of present and emerging sociological conceptualizations designed to understand the development, functions, organization and processes involved in contemporary systems of health and medicine.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 893  Environmental Sociology  (3 Credits)  

ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY (3) Critical analysis of the relationships between various modes and patterns of social organization and man environment relations.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 896  Industrial Sociology  (3 Credits)  

INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY (3) Planning, organizational, and infrastructural development for effective analysis of industrial planning, organizational and infrastructural development at the macro level and application and application of sociological principles of resource acquisition, processing, and product distribution.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 899  Thesis  (3 Credits)  

THESIS (3) Project development, data collection and analysis.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 930  Soc Of Higher Ed  (3 Credits)  

SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (3) Mainstream and critical theories of how society shapes the purposes, processes, and organization of schools; current policy issues and sources of national education data, with primary focus on United States elementary, secondary schools, and post secondary schools.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 950  Sem in Sociotherapy & Psych  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN SOCIOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (3) Examination of the social system approaches and the implications for diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and change.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology