880 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

880-140 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY GS 3 cr
The study of human social relations with emphasis on culture, socialization, social structure and change, and the major social institutions.

880-250 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (GROUP 1 COURSE) GS 3 cr
The study of specific social problems through the application to them of perspectives attempting to explain their existence, and relating these problems to fundamental structures and processes making up society.

880-252 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (GROUP 3 COURSE) GS 3 cr
A course of study designed to familiarize the student with social and cultural patterns of mate selection, marriage, and family life involvement. Particular emphasis on changing perceptions surrounding gender roles and the institutions of marriage and family in contemporary United States.

880-265 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (GROUP 2 COURSE) GS/Diversity 3 cr
This course examines relationships between racial minorities and the majority group in the United States in their socio-historical contexts. Early histories of relations between minorities and the majority as well as present relations will be addressed. Questions raised include whether American society should attempt to minimize differences between minorities and the majority and blend, or maintain group identities; and how do we address existing barriers and inequalities. Relationships and differences among minority groups will also be examined.

880-270 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (GROUP 2 COURSE) GS/Diversity 3 cr
This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.
Unreq: 614-270.

880-276 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (GROUP 4 COURSE) GS 3 cr
An introduction to the field of criminology through examination of theories and patterns of criminal behavior, the operation of the criminal justice system, and the politics of crime control policy.

880-280  INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRALIAN STUDIES: AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY  GS  3 cr
        & CULTURE
The course will focus on Australia in the twentieth century and will explore five major themes. They are: (1) Racial and National Identies. When the Australian nation was created on 1 January 1901, immigration control was a critical issue. British Australians were determined that Australia should remain a "white" society. Students will analyze how this historical legacy continues to impact indigenous and immigrant communities. (2) Comparisons with the United States. Students will examine societal, cultural, and political-economic similarities and differences between Australia and the United States. Close attention will be given to the process of establishing and rekindling a national identity, involving the comparative symbolism of nationhood and federalism. (3) Australia-Asia Interdependencies. Over the last thirty years, Australia's economic and cultural ties to Asia have intensified to the point where Australia is now commonly regarded as being "part of Asia." Students will examine the extent and effects of this "Asianization process." (4) The Impacts of Globalization on Australia. As the corporate forces of globalization diminish national sovereignty, claims for national and cultural identity are called increasingly into question. Students will explore the impacts of globalization in the Australian context, including the rise of grassroots, anti-globalization movements in the country. (5) Contemporary Debates. Several key issues define contemporary Australian society. Among them are the following: Aboriginal reconciliation, environmental management, federalism-republicanism, tax reform, immigration, trade and investment. By studying the terms of these debates, students will gain insight into the emergence of a successful, multicultural democracy in the world's driest continent. No discussion is complete without at least some mention of the Australian sense of humor that colorfully describes and summarizes these debates.
Prereq: 900-130 or 900-140 or 900-120 or consent of instructor.

880-290 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES GS 3 cr
The course offers a multi-disciplinary survey of social, economic and political issues in societies of the geographic-cultural region of East Asia or the Pacific Rim. The region includes Southeast (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand) and East Asia (China, Korea, Japan). The stress is on the contemporary situation and recent past. The course will provide students with an introduction to a non-Western region and is a foundation for the further study of Asia. The specific issues discussed and range of countries to be examined may vary by semester.
Prereq: 900-130 and 900-140.

880-301 SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS 3 cr
Students in this course will learn about the knowledge creation process by reading original research monographs. In addition, students will gain "hands-on" experience in posing sociological questions and in trying to answer those questions through the analysis of computer-based data sets such as the General Social Survey.
Prereq: Sociology major (including Criminal Justice Emphasis) or minor, plus three credit course in sociology and 900-130.

880-330 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (GROUP 3 COURSE) 3 cr
A study of educational institutions as a social system; role relationships; community contexts; relevant values and ideals.
Prereq: 3 cr. of sociology.

880-340 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
An examination of the causes and consequences of social movements and collective behavior, including such phenomena as riots; fads; panic; trade unions; reform, revolutionary, and liberation movements; utopian communities.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-345 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER (GROUP 2 COURSE) 3 cr
This course will analyze gender as a process and as a social institution. It will examine how we can experience gender in ways that maintain existing gender relations or in ways that challenge them.
Prereq: 890-100 or 3 crs. of sociology.

880-350  CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY  3 cr
This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. The course examines following areas, (a) culture (beliefs, customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalitites (gender, income, race-ethnic, region), and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.
Coreq: 722-364, 740-130, 740-433, 786-211, 786-303, 820-460, 230-451, 680-258 or 880-290 or 4 credits of Japanese language instruction or consent of instructor.

880-352 URBAN SOCIOLOGY (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
A study to acquaint the student with historical development of urban centers, the increasing societal dominance of urbanism, the aspects of urbanism that constitute societal problems as well as societal contributions and new urban trends such as suburbanism and urban renewal.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-353 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (GROUP 3 COURSE) 3 cr
A study of the function and forms of religious groups in primitive and contemporary societies; a theoretical examination of religion as a basic social institution. (Offered jointly with Religious Studies.)
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology. Unreq: 786-353.

880-355/555 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
An examination of the process and results of human interaction with an emphasis on attitudes and attitude change, society and personality, inter-group relations and processes of socialization.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-356 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (GROUP 3 COURSE) 3 cr
An analysis of the impact of social cleavages and cohesions on the operation of political institutions; the composition and behavior of power elites; the social bases of political power; and the social functions of electoral behavior. (Offered jointly with Political Science.)
Prereq: 880-140 or 820-141.
Unreq: 820-356.

880-362/562 POPULATION DYNAMICS (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
A study of the development of world population and the social significance of different population sizes and growth rates; emphasis on the social determinants of fertility, mortality and migration.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-365 SOCIOLOGY OF LAW (GROUP 3 COURSE) 3 cr
An introduction to the interdependence of law and society through an analysis of legal concepts and organization from a sociological view.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-370/570 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (GROUP 4 COURSE) 3 cr
A study of the incidence of delinquency, theories and findings regarding causation, and the policies designed for treatment and prevention of delinquency.
Prereq: 880-276 or consent of instructor.

880-372/572 WHITE-COLLAR CRIME (GROUP 4 COURSE) 3 cr
An examination of the patterns, causes, costs, and strategies of controlling non-traditional crime committed by persons of respectability and high social status. Topics covered include: occupational crime and employee theft, the mafia and criminal syndicates, corporate crime, and governmental crime. Particular attention is given to the origin and control of criminal behavior that helps organizations achieve their operational goals.
Prereq: 880-276 or consent of instructor.

880-374 SOCIOLOGY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: POLICE AND THE COURTS (GROUP 4 COURSE) 3 cr
A sociological analysis of the development and behavior of the police, lawyers, prosecutors and judiciary in society and their role in social control.
Prereq: 880-276 or consent of instructor.

880-378 SOCIOLOGY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CONTROL AND REHABILITATION OF THE OFFENDER (GROUP 4 COURSE) 3 cr
The critical analysis of probation, parole, halfway houses, jails and prisons. Their origins in and possible function for the larger society will also be examined. Field trip is required.
Prereq: 880-276 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 393    WOMEN AND CRIME    3 cr
This course examines the frequency and nature of female offending; the frequently blurred boundaries of female victimization and criminalization; the role of criminal law, police, and courts in the processing of female offenders; and the role of "correctional" institutions, prisons, and contemporary alternatives in the punishment of female offenders.
Prereq: WOMENTST 100 or SOCIOLGY 276.

880-380/580 ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
An examination of the growth and role of organizations in society with specific attention to American society.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-385 SOCIAL CHANGE (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
A survey course designed to critically examine the sociological theories of change. Also examines contemporary empirical developments and their relevance for social policy. Illustrations will be drawn from work done in the developing countries.
Prereq: 3 crs. of sociology.

880-388/588 THE HOLOCAUST: NAZI GERMANY & THE GENOCIDE OF THE JEWS (GROUP 2 COURSE) 3 cr
This course will examine the origins, implementation, and legacies of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. It is intended to help students gain an appreciation of the importance of the Holocaust to the Jewish experience, while understanding that other groups also were victimized. (Offered jointly with religious studies).
Prereq: 3 credits of sociology, history or religious studies.
Unreq: 786-388/588.

880-410/610 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS (GROUP 3 COURSE) 3 cr
This course examines the sociocultural aspects of health and illness, the patient-practitioner relationship, the socialization of health practitioners, the social organization of health care services, and the role of ethics in medical decision-making. It analyzes the problems and inequities in our present system of health care delivery in the United States, with particular emphasis on the sexism, racism, and classism in policy and practice. It analyzes alternative models of health care delivery, and discusses modifications in policy and practice necessary to bring about change.
Prereq: 6 credits in sociology including 880-301or consent of instructor.

880-451/651 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY (GROUP 2 COURSE) 3 cr
An analysis of the causes, consequences, and remedies of inequalities in power, income, wealth, authority, ethnic and social status.
Prereq: 6 cr. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-455/655 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (GROUP 3 COURSE) 3 cr
An analysis of the family as a social institution with emphasis on its development, characteristics, and condition in a rapidly changing social milieu.
Prereq: 6 crs. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-459/659 PROCESSES AND PATTERNS OF  (GROUP 2 COURSE) Diversity 3 cr
    RACIAL/ETHNIC INEQUALITY
An examination of the circumstances under which racial and ethnic groups receive privileged or disadvantaged social locations. Particular consideration is given to theories of racial and ethnic inequality and the process that form the structures of differential and unequal relations in society. A cross-national comparison of the social construction of race and ethnicity will provide additional context of understanding patterns and theories of race and ethnic relations.
Prereq: SOCIOLGY 265 OR RACEETH 380/580 OR WOMENST 370/570 OR EDFOUND 243 OR AFRIAMR 100 OR AFRIAMR 141 OR CHICANO 150 OR AMERIND 102 OR CIGENRL 350/550 OR GEOGRPY 430

880-465/665 EXTRAORDINARY GROUPS: THE SOCIOLOGY OF INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES (GROUP 1 COURSE) 3 cr
This course is a sociological analysis of a selection of unique groups in our society that illustrates its tremendous range of subcultural diversity. The groups studied are chosen for three reasons: they illustrate major sociological principles in concrete form, they are diverse, and they are interesting.
Prereq: 6 crs. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-470 AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES (GROUP 3 COURSE) Diversity 3 cr
This course will survey the historical development of the Afro-American Family from Africa to modern times. Significant events (e.g., the slave trade, slavery, and migration) will be scrutinized in order to ascertain their role in shaping the contemporary Black Family life. Other important social and economic forces will be illuminated to assess their impact. The latest body of literature models, paradigms, hypotheses, and statistical findings will be critically examined to enhance understanding of modern day Black Family premarital and marital relations, adaptive patterns, and dislocations. (Offered jointly with Afro-American Studies.)
Prereq: (614-100 or 880-140) and (614-270 or 880-252) or consent of instructor.

880-474 CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 3 cr
An examination of the ideas and theories of the major classical sociologists, both European and American, the collective thrust of whose works is largely a critique of capitalism and the effects of the industrial revolution upon traditional social structure.
Prereq: 6 crs. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-475/675 CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 3 cr
An advanced approach to the study of contemporary sociological theory, giving emphasis to the major assumptions, concepts, propositions and methodology of the main perspective.
Prereq: 6 crs. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-476/676 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH 3 cr
To acquaint the student with research methods in sociology and the social sciences; the foundation of sociology in science, the role of theory in research, construction of the research design, sampling, data gathering techniques and analysis and interpretation of data.
Prereq: 6 crs. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-478 SOCIOLOGY IN PRACTICE 3 cr
This course will examine the ways in which sociology can be applied in both academic and non-academic settings and the various alternative careers open to sociology students. Special attention will be given to the ethical issues involved in sociological research and practice and to the impact of sociology and sociologists upon the decision making process in both the public and private sectors. This course is required for Sociology majors who are planning to take the Applied Sociology 880-493.
Prereq: 6 crs. in sociology including 880-301 or consent of instructor.

880-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-6 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

880-491 TRAVEL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable.

880-493 APPLIED SOCIOLOGY 1-12 cr
This course involves a supervised internship in a public or private organization. Through on campus seminars and written assignments on the intern experience, students learn how sociology can be applied to solve social problems. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in degree.
Prereq: 880-478. Restricted to sociology majors, or criminal justice or sociology minors, and junior or senior standing.

880-494/694 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY 3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

880-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: 6 cr. in sociology or consent of instructor.

880-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Open to majors and minors in sociology.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Junior or senior standing and staff approval.

880-499 SENIOR HONORS 1-3 cr
Provides opportunity for selected students to work with special topics in the field of sociology under the direction of one or more members of the staff.
Prereq: Senior standing and invitation of the staff.

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