Contemporary Japanese Society 3-4 u
This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. The course examines the following areas: (a) culture (beliefs,
customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalities (gender, income, race-ethnic, region); and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.
Prereq: Graduate Standing or consent of Instructor.
Social Psychology 3 u
An examination of the process and results of human interaction with an emphasis on attitudes and attitude change, society and personality, intergroup relations, and processes of socialization.
Juvenile Delinquency 3 u
A study of the incidence of delinquency, theories and findings regarding causation, and the policies designed for treatment and prevention.
Sociology Of The Family 3 u
An analysis of the family as a social institution with emphasis on its development, characteristics, and condition in a rapidly changing social milieu.
Classical and Contemporary Perspectives 3 u
An examination of classical and contemporary social thought. The connections between early major European and contemporary U.S. and international theorists will be emphasized to analyze key areas of sociological inquiry. The course will map important theoretical camps in sociology as well as conduct analysis of contemporary and historical issues using social theory.
Prereq: 6 units in sociology including SOCIOLGY 301 or consent of instructor.
Methods Of Social Research 3 u
To acquaint the student with research methods in sociology and social science: the foundation of sociology in science, the role of theory in research, construction of research design, sampling, data gathering techniques, and analysis and interpretation of data.
Workshop 1-6 u
Seminar 3 u
Special Studies 1-3 u
American Social Institutions 3 u
An analysis of the role, structure, and functions of American social institutions as frameworks for human interaction. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between institutional arrangements, class structure, and individual action. Not to be enrolled in by students who have majored in sociology.
Workshop 1-6 u
Seminar 1-3 u
Individual Studies 1-3 u