Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SOCIOLGY 200 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3 u

Introduction to Peace and Social Justice teaches an interdisciplinary approach to understanding peace - as more than the absence of war. It explores multiple ways to create the conditions where social justice can flourish from global to local levels. Themes: non-violence, conflict resolution, human rights, environmental sustainability, and social inequality

Prereq: GENED 120, 130 or 140.

Unreq: POLISCI 200, PAX 200

SOCIOLGY 240 PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY
GS
3 u

This course introduces students to the ways in which sociologists use theory and research to study human group behavior and the processes by which people build, maintain, and change their institutional arrangements and relationships with one another. The course will focus on five areas of inquiry: social structure, interaction, and change; inequality and diversity; family and health; crime, criminal justice, and law; and global comparative.

SOCIOLGY 250 SOCIAL PROBLEMS
GS
3 u

This course examines various theoretical explanations of contemporary social problems such as crime, drug use, poverty, discrimination and environmental pollution. The impact of social problems on different groups in society and the role of social movements, government, and social policy are considered.

SOCIOLGY 252 INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES
GS
3 u

This course emphasizes the influence of gender, race/ethnicity, and class on family and marriage in contemporary U.S. society. It introduces students to theories and research that explain social forces affecting family commitments, and familiarizes them with varying social and cultural patterns of family formation.

SOCIOLGY 255 SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION

3 u

Science fiction offers a unique view of contemporary culture and society, making penetrating observations about the relationship between the individual and society, gaining insights into social structure, culture, values, social conflict, social change and social problems. Through novels and film, the course stimulates discussion, critical and analytical thinking.

SOCIOLGY 265 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
GS/Diversity
3 u

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, whether to blend or maintain group identities, and how we should address existing barriers and inequalities. Relationships and differences among minority groups will also be examined.

SOCIOLGY 270 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN
GS/Diversity
3 u

COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.

Unreq: AFRIAMR 270.

SOCIOLGY 276 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY
GS
3 u

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.

SOCIOLGY 285 ASIAN AMERICANS
Diversity
3 u

The course examines the intersection of Asia and United States through peoples who migrated from Asia. It reviews issues of race and ethnicity and provides an overview in Asian cultures so that students can understand Asian American diversity and Asian cultures of origin. It examines the diverse experiences of the various Asian peoples who have migrated to the U.S., including inter-Asian American relations and intergroup relations between Asian Americans and others in the U.S. The course explores issues of Asian American discrimination, stereotypes, identity formation, collective action and pan-Asian identities, and hybrid or transnational identities.

Prereq:GENED 130 and GENED 120 or GENED 140, or Sophomore standing.

SOCIOLGY 295 BASIC SOCIAL STATISTICS

3 u

Introduction to basic statistical methods and their utility in sociology including statistical concepts, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation analysis, OLS regression analysis, and including the logic of hypothesis testing. In addition, introduction to basic operations of PASW (formally SPSS) statistical software in social data analysis.

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 240 or SOCIOLGY 276; grade of C or better in MATH 141 or MATH 140.

Unreq: ECON 245, PSYCH 215, MATH 230

SOCIOLGY 302 CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH

3 u

Medical anthropologists apply critical concepts and ethnographic methods to understand the lived experience of illness and suffering; differing medical practices; and the various ways modern healthcare impacts societies. This course is an introduction to the field and designed for students in the social sciences, humanities, and biological/health sciences.

Prereq:GENED 130 and 3 units of sociology or anthropology.

Unreq: ANTHROPL 302.

SOCIOLGY 310 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

3 u

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: 3 units of sociology or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 315 SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY

3 u

Sociology of Disability is an examination of the social construction of disability, including its historical and cross-cultural variations, institutional and organizational contexts, and interactional and emotional dimensions. Particular attention is given to the experience of living with various biomedical conditions and the ways in which the social status of disability is related to other forms of social inequality and difference.

Prereq:GENED 130, SPECED 201, 3 units of sociology, or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 319 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

3 u

This course examines the economic and political structures that have induced natural environmental degradation throughout the world and highlights the impact of collective social actors mobilizing to influence the process of environmental policy formation in order to address environmental and technological risks.

Prereq:GENED 130 or GENED 140 or SOCIOLGY 250.

SOCIOLGY 321 SOCIOLOGY OF NATURAL DISASTERS

3 u

This course examines the impact of natural events from a sociological perspective, including hurricanes and earthquakes in which a relatively self-sufficient community undergoes severe physical destruction and incurs in financial loses and the loss of community. Agency and governmental response to disaster emergencies will also be considered.

Prereq:3 units of sociology or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 337 SOCIOLOGY OF NEWS AND THE MASS MEDIA

3 u

Sociology of News and the Mass Media examines the emergence of news organizations and the mass media as specialized subsystems within modern society and explores the interrelations between them and other social institutions and their impact on modern culture.

Prereq:3 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 340 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR

3 u

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 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 342 SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY AND WORK

3 u

This course reviews the relationship between the social institutions of family and workplace. It examines how they interact with each other, and how key social factors such as gender, class, job type and culture affect that interaction.

Prereq:3 units of sociology or WOMENST 240.

SOCIOLGY 345 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

3 u

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: WOMENST 100 or 3 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 350 CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

3 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:GENED 130 and GENED 140 or GENED 120.

SOCIOLGY 351 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY

3 u

An analysis of the causes, consequences, and remedies of inequalities in power, income, wealth, authority, ethnic and social status.

Prereq: 3 units in sociology or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 352 URBAN SOCIETY

3 u

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 units of sociology or 3 units of anthropology.

Unreq: ANTHROPL 352

SOCIOLGY 353 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

3 u

A study of the function and forms of religious groups in primitive and contemporary societies as well as theoretical examination of religion as a basic social institution. (Offered jointly with Religious Studies.)

Prereq: 3 units of sociology.

Unreq: RELIGST 353.

SOCIOLGY 355/555 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, inter-group relations, and processes of socialization.

Prereq: 3 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 356 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

3 u

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:3 units in sociology or political science.

Unreq: POLISCI 356.

SOCIOLGY 358 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY

3 u

This course is an overview of post-Mao Chinese society. It focuses on the institutional, demographic, cultural, economic, and political transformation in China since 1978. Included are changes in rural and urban social life, mass migration, changing family and gender relations, social and economic inequalities, ethnic and regional diversity, and rising social tensions.

Unreq: ASIANSTD 358

Prereq: 3 units of Sociology or ASIANSTD 210 or GEOGRPY 364 or HISTRY 385 or POLISCI 472

SOCIOLGY 362 POPULATION STUDIES

3 u

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 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 365 SOCIOLOGY OF LAW

3 u

An introduction to the interdependence of law and society through an analysis of legal concepts and organization from a sociological view.

Prereq: 3 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 370/570 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

3 u

A study of the incidence of delinquency, theories and findings regarding causation, and the policies designed for treatment and prevention of delinquency.

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 371 SOCIOLOGY OF VIOLENT CRIME

3 u

This course will provide an in-depth look at homicide and other violent crimes as a social and legal category and at the social psychological variables that affect them. Various types of criminal violence will be examined in American society and in a global context. Forensic issues will be addressed along with political and social issues.

Prereq:SOCIOLGY 276.

SOCIOLGY 372 WHITE-COLLAR CRIME: CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENTAL DEVIANCE

3 u

This course examines crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation, with a focus on corporate and governmental deviance. Students will learn about historical and contemporary cases of white-collar crime, sociological explanations of white-collar crime, and the politics of regulatory law and presidential scandals.

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 373 SOCIOLOGY OF TERRORISM

3 u

This course will examine Terrorism as a weapon of power, a forensic issue, and a social phenomenon. Types of Terror, types of groups and governments involved in terror, and the people who become terrorists will be examined. Theories of political policy, group dynamics, and individual predilections will be evaluated so that terrorism can be understood and combated.

Prereq:SOCIOLGY 276.

SOCIOLGY 374 SOCIOLOGY OF POLICE AND THE COURTS

3 u

A sociological analysis of the development and behavior of the police, lawyers, prosecutors, and judiciary in society and their role in social control.

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 375 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

3 u

This course offers an overview of Restorative Justice including a consideration of definitions, cultural roots, theoretical orgins, key principles, models and practices, global conflicts and peaceful resolutions, controversial issues, and future directions. The course also provides a critical assessment of the potential of Restorative Justice as well as its limitations.

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

Unreq: PAX 375

SOCIOLGY 377 SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME

3 u

This course examines the intersection of drugs and crime in U.S. society. This course utilizes the social constructionist perspective as it pertains to both legal and illegal drugs. Through the use of the constructionist perspective, this class will explore how believed truths and realities about drugs are often socially created, how the laws and the control of drugs has been constructed and maintained, how culture and history influence perceptions of drugs and crime, and how societal norms, values and ideas concerning drugs are created and perpetuated.

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 378 SOCIOLOGY OF PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS

3 u

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: SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 379 WOMEN AND CRIME

3 u

This course examines the frequency and nature of female offending and female victimization; the frequently blurred boundaries of female victimization and criminalization; and the role of criminal law, police, and courts in the processing of female victims and offenders.

Prereq:WOMENST 100 or SOCIOLGY 276.

SOCIOLGY 380 ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY

3 u

An examination of the growth and role of organizations in society with specific attention to American society.

Prereq: 3 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 385 SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION (GROUP 1 COURSE)

3 u

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 units of sociology.

SOCIOLGY 388 THE HOLOCAUST: NAZI GERMANY & THE GENOCIDE OF THE JEWS

3 u

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 units of sociology, history, or religious studies.

Unreq: RELIGST 388/588.

SOCIOLGY 391 RACE AND ETHNICITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Diversity
3 u

An examination of the circumstances under which racial and ethnic groups received privileged or disadvantaged social locations. Particular consideration is given to theories of racial and ethnic inequality and the processes 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 for understanding patterns and theories of race and ethnic relations.

Prereq: Completion of University Diversity requirement.

SOCIOLGY 392 AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES
Diversity
3 u

This course will survey the historical development of the African-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 African-American Studies.)

Prereq:3 units of sociology or 3 units of African American studies.

SOCIOLGY 393 RACIAL & ETHNIC INEQUALITY: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

3 u

Readings in theoretical, empirical, and policy literature will offer an in-depth study of racial and ethnic inequality in criminal justice, housing, poverty, health, education and immigration. The class features an experiential component through field trips across the region to thematically orientated site visits with experts in the field of inequality.

Prereq:3 units of sociology or completion of University Diversity requirement; or consent of instructor.

Unreq: RACEETH 393.

SOCIOLGY 420 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY

3 u

This course is a broad survey of anthropological theory. The goal is to understand anthropology’s specific historical trajectory as it relates to theory and to see how anthropological theory has been put into practice/informed ethnographic writing, both classic and contemporary monographs. Students will be expected to engage at a high level through critical reading and critical writing assignments.

Prereq:6 units of anthropology.

Unreq: ANTHROPL 420.

SOCIOLGY 426 MINORITIES & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

3 u

This course is designed to explore the relationship between minority status and criminal justice processing. Racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups will be examined in this course. Each student will be expected to develop a general understanding of several minority groups and a thorough understanding of one minority group of his/her choice.

Prereq:3 units of sociology and SOCIOLGY 301 or SOCIOLGY 240 or consent of instructor,

SOCIOLGY 473 SOCIAL THEORY: 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 of sociology including SOCIOLGY 301 or 6 units in sociology including SOCIOLGY 240 or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 476 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH

3 u

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: SOCIOLGY 240.

Coreq: SOCIOLGY 295.

SOCIOLGY 482 SUPERVISED TEACHING AIDE
Repeatable
2 u

This course provides selected undergraduates with teaching experience in a college classroom. Students learn from a teaching aide experience in which the student assists an instructor in preparing, delivering, and overseeing lab, review or discussion sessions or by tutoring students. The student will attend the class sessions for a second time, meet weekly with the instructor, and is under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor.

Prereq: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and grade of B or higher in assigned course.

Unreq: ANTHROPL 482

SOCIOLGY 490/690 WORKSHOP
Repeatable
. 1-6 u

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 491 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

SOCIOLGY 493 APPLIED SOCIOLOGY

1-12 u

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 up to 12 units.

Prereq: Consent of internship coordinator.

SOCIOLGY 494/694 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY
Repeatable
3 u

Prereq: SOCIOLGY 476 or consent of department.

Coreq: SOCIOLGY 473 or SOCIOLGY 420.

SOCIOLGY 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: 6 units in sociology or consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

SOCIOLGY 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

Repeatable, in combination with SOCIOLGY 498R, for a maximum of 6 units in major or minor, and 12 units in degree. Cannot substitute for SOCIOLGY 476 or SOCIOLGY 473.

Prereq: 6 units in sociology or criminology, and Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 499 SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2 u

The Senior honors thesis is a unique requirement of the Honors Emphasis major which is designed to recognize a student’s exceptional dedication and ability. Student will complete a substantial research project in their Senior year. Results must be written up as a thesis, presented in a seminar, and defended orally. Repeatable.

Prereq:Senior standing and completion of SOCIOLGY 473 and SOCIOLGY 476.

ANTHROPOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ANTHROPL 218 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
GS
3 u

Varieties of human cultures past and present throughout the world, emphasizing the comparative study of social systems.

ANTHROPL 220 TOMBS, TEMPLES & BURIED TREASURE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
GS
3 u

This course introduces students to the basic work of archaeology. It aims to dispel popular myths about the field perpetuated by the popular media. In place of those myths it presents methods of archaeological research and the discoveries such research has produced. These discoveries reveal the 4 million year history of humans and their ancestors before the invention of written records.

Prereq:GENED 130 or sophomore standing.

ANTHROPL 225 HUMAN EVOLUTION: INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
GS
3 u

Biological anthropology studies human biological evolution and variation. Topics will be: Genetics and Human Evolution, Misconceptions about human evolution and adaptation, the biology and behavior of primates, the fossil record and the origin of bipedalism and evolution of larger brains and lastly the challenges of the future as a result of our recent evolution history.

ANTHROPL 302 CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH

3 u

Medical anthropologists apply critical concepts and ethnographic methods to understand the lived experience of illness and suffering; differing medical practices; and the various ways modern healthcare impacts societies. This course is an introduction to the field and designed for students in the social sciences, humanities, and biological/health sciences.

Prereq:GENED 130 and 3 units of sociology or anthropology.

Unreq: SOCIOLGY 302.

ANTHROPL 305 NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL
Diversity
3 u

This course, while assessing anthropology’s long-term relationship with Native North America, primarily presents an opportunity for students to engage with the representation of contemporary Native cultures (and identity) through ethnographic reading and study. This will be accomplished through autobiographic, ethnographic, and medical anthropological literatures (and other media forms). Students will be asked to react through discussion, writing, and examination.

Prereq:3 units in anthropology, or sociology or permission of instructor. Unreq: AMERIND 305.

ANTHROPL 310 WOMEN AND THE SHAPING OF LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE

3 u

This course critically examines roles of women in shaping Latin American culture and society through exploration of individual and collective action. Through the lenses of film, essay, and objective studies students encounter ways in which women create, maintain and restore cultures often viewed by the outside as strongly male-dominated.

Prereq:3 units of anthropology or permission of the instructor.

ANTHROPL 316 PHARMACEUTICALS, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

3 u

This course will study stages of the pharmaceutical life-cycle: research and development, clinical testing, marketing, consumer advertising, and the impact of prescription drugs on patient’s lives. Readings will help to critically assess the biopolitics of drugs (globally and locally) and how prescriptions have both medical uses and human enhancement potential.

Prereq:3 units in anthropology or sociology

ANTHROPL 320 UNDERSTANDING HERITAGE: FROM LANDMARKS TO THEME PARKS

3 u

What is heritage and what role does it play in determining who and what we are and what we might be? This course explores these questions seeking to explain how groups define heritage, use it, and varyingly preserve it. Topics include resource management systems, the World Heritage program, activist groups, impacts of heritage tourism and looting.

Prereq:Sophomore standing.

ANTHROPL 325 FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION

3 u

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.

Prereq:Sophomore standing.

ANTHROPL 334/534 WOMEN AND MEN IN CROSS- CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
GS
3 u

Anthropological approaches to the cross-cultural study of gender relations with emphasis on societies of the non-Western world. Topics vary.

Prereq:GENED 130 or GENED 140 or Sophomore standing.

ANTHROPL 350 CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

3 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:GENED 130 and GENED 140 or GENED 120.

ANTHROPL 352 URBAN SOCIETY

3 u

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 units of sociology or 3 units of anthropology.

Unreq: SOCIOLGY 352

ANTHROPL 365 MAYAS, AZTECS AND INCAS: PRE-COLUMBIAN CIVILIZATIONS

3 u

Cultures like the Mayas, Aztec, and Inca surprised, shocked, and even appalled Europeans when they first encountered each other. This course examines historical, social, and technological aspects of these three great civilizations and their predecessors and seeks to understand them in a way that informs the modern world.

Prereq:Sophomore standing.

ANTHROPL 367 ARCHAEOLOGY OF WOMEN

3 u

This course presents theory, methods and case studies examining the role of women in human societies from our earliest origins through the beginning of the modern period. The dominant discipline in this inquiry is archaeological anthropology, but relevant material from sociology, biology, history and other fields will also be covered. No previous knowledge of any one field is expected, but exposure to the social sciences is desirable. My goal for this course is that you will leave with a better understanding of the role of women in past human societies, envision some of the trajectories that have led to contemporary social formations and be able to envision how the past, present and future are connected.

Prereq:Sophomore standing.

Unreq: WOMENST 367.

ANTHROPL 420 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY

3 u

This course is a broad survey of anthropological theory. The goal is to understand anthropology’s specific historical trajectory as it relates to theory and to see how anthropological theory has been put into practice/informed ethnographic writing, both classic and contemporary monographs. Students will be expected to engage at a high level through critical reading and critical writing assignments.

Prereq:6 units of anthropology.

Unreq: SOCIOLGY 420.

ANTHROPL 425 ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY

3 u

The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Students will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey and inventory a mock crime scene. They will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.

Prereq:CRIMJUS 325.

ANTHROPL 482 SUPERVISED TEACHING AIDE
Repeatable
2 u

This course provides selected undergraduates with teaching experience in a college classroom. Students learn from a teaching aide experience in which the student assists an instructor in preparing, delivering, and overseeing lab, review or discussion sessions or by tutoring students. The student will attend the class sessions for a second time, meet weekly with the instructor, and is under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor.

Prereq: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and grade of B or higher in assigned course.

Unreq: SOCIOLGY 482

ANTHROPL 490 ANTHROPOLOGY WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-6 u

Prereq:Consent of instructor.

ANTHROPL 494/694 ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR
Repeatable
3 u

ANTHROPL 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY

3 u

Repeatable. Prereq: 6 units in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

ANTHROPL 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

ANTHROPL 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CRIMJUS 321 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

3 u

This course examines the fundamentals of basic investigative responsibilities including investigating violent crimes and crimes against property. Challenges to the criminal investigator are also studied.

Prereq:SOCIOLGY 276.

CRIMJUS 322 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF CHILD ABUSE

3 u

This course is designed to familiarize students with interview techniques and modern investigation practices that will enable them to successfully investigate child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Prereq:SOCIOLGY 276.

CRIMJUS 325 FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION

3 u

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.

Prereq:Sophomore standing

CRIMJUS 327 COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS & TREATMENT

3 u

Students completing this course will gain knowledge of criminal justice programs utilized outside jail and prison. Specifically, students will become familiar with the special needs of clients on probation/parole for sexual offenses, gang affiliations, career criminal statuses, violent/assaultive issues, chemical dependency issues, mental health issues, and family custody issues.

Prereq:SOCIOLGY 276 or consent of instructor.

CRIMJUS 329 INVESTIGATION OF DEATH

3 u

This course examines the fundamentals of the investigation of human death. A recommended "system" of death investigation is presented and students will, as a primary objective, conduct an "actual" death investigation from start to finish.

Prereq:SOCIOLGY 276 and one of the following: CRIMJUS 496 or 321 or 325.

CRIMJUS 425 ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, TRAUMA & PATHOLOGY

3 u

The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Students will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey, inventory, a mock crime scene. The will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.

Prereq:CRIMJUS 325.



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