Sociology (SOC)

SOC-332  Contemporary Social Problems    4 Credits

Prerequisites: SSCI-201 and HUMN-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
This course analyzes how and why particular issues become identified and defined as a problem in society. Cases investigated are selected from broad areas such as global interconnections, institutional crises, inequalities, and environmentalism. Competing accounts of problems are examined for what they tell us about the causes of, interconnections between and possible solutions to the identified problems.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SOC-335  Analysis of Social Dissent    4 Credits

Prerequisites: SSCI-201 and HUMN-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
A sociological analysis of the causes, processes and consequences of social dissent is analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the impact of dissent in changing society. Examples will be drawn from the U.S. today, from American history and, for comparison, from other times and societies.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SOC-337  Religion in Society    4 Credits

Prerequisites: SSCI-201 and HUMN-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
A study of the relationships between religion and society. A broad range of religious practices and beliefs selected from diverse human societies will be examined using social scientific perspectives.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SOC-338  Gender and Society    4 Credits

Prerequisites: HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
A study of social expectations concerning men’s and women’s behavior, personalities, and abilities. These gendered expectations influence both private, intimate relationships and the roles found in social institutions such as education and work. Several perspectives that explain the origins of these expectations and changes in them are explored.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SOC-391  Special Topics in Sociology    4 Credits

Prerequisites: HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Terms Offered: As needed
An interdisciplinary advanced course focusing on a specific topic. This course is a one-time offering whose content is determined by current faculty interest, and provides a comprehensive and coherent examination of the chosen topic. This course may be repeated for credit under different topic.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0