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Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance Minor

Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 17
Sociologists study human social behavior. More specifically, sociology examines how we group ourselves (families, social groups, formal organizations, societies); how we behave in groups (collective action, social change, crime and delinquency); and how characteristics like age, race, social class, and gender affect our relationships with each other and with organizations and institutions.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students who are interested in this minor are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the departmental advisor to discuss the minor and its requirements. For more information, visit the sociology website for undergraduates at http://cla.umn.edu/sociology/undergraduate
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Students may earn no more than one undergraduate degree from the Department of Sociology: a BA or BS or minor in sociology; or a BA or BS or minor in sociology of law, criminology, and deviance. At least 8 upper-division credits must be taken at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Transfer students must meet the requirements either through approved coursework completed at their transfer institution or at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. No course may count towards more than one minor requirement.
Minor Courses
Take 2 of the following courses for a total of 7 credits.
Law, Criminology, and Deviance Preparatory Course
SOC 1101 - Law, Crime, & Punishment (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3101 - Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3101H - Honors: Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3102 - Criminal Behavior and Social Control (3.0 cr)
Social Theory
SOC 3701 - Social Theory (4.0 cr)
Law, Criminology and Deviance Electives
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
3xxx-Level LCD Electives
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· SOC 3101 - Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3101H - Honors: Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3102 - Criminal Behavior and Social Control (3.0 cr)
· Advanced LCD Electives
Take 1 - 2 course(s) from the following:
· SOC 4105 - Sociology of Punishment and Corrections (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4106 - Crime on TV (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4109 - Domestic Criminal Violence (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4111 - Deviant Behavior (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4114 - Women & the Criminal Justice System (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4125 - Policing America (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4142 - Juvenile Law (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4145 - Youth Punishment & Corrections (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4149 - Killing (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4161 - Criminal Law in American Society (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4162 - Criminal Procedure in American Society (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4190 - Topics in Sociology With Law, Criminology, and Deviance Emphasis (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4102 - Criminology (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4102H - Honors: Criminology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4135 - Sociology of White-Collar Crime (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4135H - Honors: Sociology of White-Collar Crime (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4141 - Juvenile Delinquency (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4141H - Honors: Juvenile Delinquency (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4170 - Sociology of International Law: Human Rights, Trafficking, and Business Regulation [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4406 - Sociology of International Law: Trafficking, Human Rights, & Business Regulation [GP] (3.0 cr)
Other Elective
Note: No more than one 1xxx-level course may count towards the minor. If a 1xxx-level course was used in the LCD Prep requirement (see: Minor Courses section), take a 3xxx, 31xx, 4xxx or 41xx-level course to fulfill this requirement.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
Lower-Division
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 1101 - Law, Crime, & Punishment (3.0 cr)
· Upper-Division
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· SOC 3003 - Social Problems (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3090 - Topics in Sociology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3102 - Criminal Behavior and Social Control (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3201 - Inequality: Introduction to Stratification (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3221 - Sociology of Gender (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3301W - Politics and Society [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3311W - Hard Times & Bad Behavior: Homelessness & Marginality in the United States [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3411W - Organizations and Society [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3415 - Consume This! The Sociology and Politics of Consumption (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3421W - Sociology of Work: Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs? [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3452 - Education and Society (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3501 - Sociology of Families [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3721 - Principles of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3811 - Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 4090 - Topics in Sociology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4105 - Sociology of Punishment and Corrections (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4106 - Crime on TV (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4109 - Domestic Criminal Violence (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4111 - Deviant Behavior (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4114 - Women & the Criminal Justice System (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4125 - Policing America (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4142 - Juvenile Law (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4145 - Youth Punishment & Corrections (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4149 - Killing (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4161 - Criminal Law in American Society (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4162 - Criminal Procedure in American Society (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4190 - Topics in Sociology With Law, Criminology, and Deviance Emphasis (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4461 - Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4511 - Sociology of Youth: Transition to Adulthood (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4703 - Contemporary American Culture [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4821 - Measuring the Social World: Concepts and Analysis (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5090 - Topics in Sociology (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SOC 5455 - Sociology of Education (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3101 - Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3101H - Honors: Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3211W - American Race Relations [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3211W - American Race Relations [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3309 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3624 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3412 - Social Networking: Theories and Methods [TS] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3412H - Honors: Social Networking: Theories and Methods [TS] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3417W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3503 - Asian American Identities, Families & Communities [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3503H - Honors: Asian American Identities, Families & Communities [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3503 - Asian American Identities, Families, & Communities [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3505 - Transnational Migration: Networks of Power and Places [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3705 - Transnational Migration: Networks of Power and Places [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3511 - World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3511H - Honors: World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5511 - World Population Problems (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3671 - Contemporary Chinese Society: Culture, Networks, & Inequality in China (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3911 - Contemporary Chinese Society: Culture, Networks, & Inequality in China (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4102 - Criminology (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4102H - Honors: Criminology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4135 - Sociology of White-Collar Crime (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4135H - Honors: Sociology of White-Collar Crime (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4141 - Juvenile Delinquency (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4141H - Honors: Juvenile Delinquency (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4170 - Sociology of International Law: Human Rights, Trafficking, and Business Regulation [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4406 - Sociology of International Law: Trafficking, Human Rights, & Business Regulation [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4305 - Environment & Society: An Enduring Conflict [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4305 - Environment & Society: An Enduring Conflict [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, & Communities [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4309H - Honors: Religion in American Public Life - Culture, Politics, & Communities [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, and Communities [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4311 - Power, Justice & the Environment [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4311 - Power, Justice & the Environment [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4321 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4411 - Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4411H - Honors: Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5411 - Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4451 - Modern Sport: Its Power & Paradoxes (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4451H - Honors: Modern Sport: Its Power & Paradoxes (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4521 - Love, Sex, & Marriage (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4521H - Honors: Love, Sex, & Marriage (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4551 - Sociology of Sexualities [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4551H - Honors: Sociology of Sexualities [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
 
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SOC 1101 - Law, Crime, & Punishment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory course designed to provide students with a general understanding of the main theoretical perspectives and empirical findings that dominate socio-legal studies and contemporary criminology. We examine the connections and relationships between law, crime, and punishment using an interdisciplinary social science approach.
SOC 3101 - Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02107 - Soc 3101/Soc 3101H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to a sociological account of the U.S. criminal justice system. We will critically examine the components, dynamics, and effects of policing, criminal courts, community supervision, jails, and prisons. Throughout the course, we focus on sociological understandings of these processes, with particular attention to ethnic, racial, class, and gender inequalities as well as long-term problems associated with the high rate of criminal justice supervision in the U.S.
SOC 3101H - Honors: Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02107 - Soc 3101/Soc 3101H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to a sociological account of the US criminal justice system. We will critically examine the components, dynamics, and effects of policing, criminal courts, community supervision, jails, and prisons. Throughout the course, we focus on sociological understandings of these processes, with particular attention to ethnic, racial, class, and gender inequalities as well as long-term problems associated with the high rate of criminal justice supervision in the US. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 3102 - Criminal Behavior and Social Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will address the social and legal origins of crime and crime control with a focus on general theories of deviance/crime and present an overview of forms of social control. We will critically examine criminological, sociological and legal theories that explain the causes of crime and other misdeeds. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3701 - Social Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course provides an introductory overview of major social theories ranging from the foundational sociological theories of Marx, Weber and Durkheim to contemporary theories of postmodernism and globalization. We will examine a range of theories with particular attention to their treatments of core sociological questions and concerns. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3101 - Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02107 - Soc 3101/Soc 3101H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to a sociological account of the U.S. criminal justice system. We will critically examine the components, dynamics, and effects of policing, criminal courts, community supervision, jails, and prisons. Throughout the course, we focus on sociological understandings of these processes, with particular attention to ethnic, racial, class, and gender inequalities as well as long-term problems associated with the high rate of criminal justice supervision in the U.S.
SOC 3101H - Honors: Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02107 - Soc 3101/Soc 3101H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to a sociological account of the US criminal justice system. We will critically examine the components, dynamics, and effects of policing, criminal courts, community supervision, jails, and prisons. Throughout the course, we focus on sociological understandings of these processes, with particular attention to ethnic, racial, class, and gender inequalities as well as long-term problems associated with the high rate of criminal justice supervision in the US. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 3102 - Criminal Behavior and Social Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will address the social and legal origins of crime and crime control with a focus on general theories of deviance/crime and present an overview of forms of social control. We will critically examine criminological, sociological and legal theories that explain the causes of crime and other misdeeds. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4105 - Sociology of Punishment and Corrections
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Correctional strategies such as prison, probation, and parole. Theories/structures of diversion, probation, parole, and other community corrections programs. U.S. penal policies/practices compared with those in other countries. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4106 - Crime on TV
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: recommended [1001 or 1001V, 1101 or 3101 or 3102]; Soph or above or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F.
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course uses television shows to explore sociological perspectives on crime and punishment. We will critically examine how (and to what extent) four television series represent or distort prevailing knowledge about crime and punishment. prereq: recommended [1001 or 1001V, 1101 or 3101 or 3102]; Soph or above or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F.
SOC 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Selected current criminal justice policies from perspective of courts, legislature, community, and interest groups. Impact of criminal justice policy changes on society and on social control agencies. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4109 - Domestic Criminal Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of research on family violence within criminological framework. Definition of domestic violence. Empirical/theoretical approaches. Response of social control agencies. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4111 - Deviant Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Definition/nature of deviant behavior. Social processes associated with deviant careers and social reintegration. Relationship of deviant behavior to social control. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4114 - Women & the Criminal Justice System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Historical/current explanations for female criminality. Current trends in women's participation in crime, their treatment in the legal system. prereq: recommend 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4125 - Policing America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Forms, dynamics, philosophical underpinnings of policing/surveillance agencies (formal/informal). Legal limitations, police culture, community relations, aims of policing, state power. prereq: [3101 or 3102 recommended or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4142 - Juvenile Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Evolution of juvenile court. Organizational relationships among court, police, and other agencies. Policies regarding serious and status offenders. Intake, diversion, pretrial detention, waiver to adult court, and sentencing. Conflicts over due process and treatment. Movements to abolish juvenile justice system. prereq: soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4145 - Youth Punishment & Corrections
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development/transformation of juvenile justice system/ related institutions. Racial/gender disparities in treatment, transfer of young people from juvenile to criminal court. Incarceration of juvenile offenders in adult prisons, collateral sanctions, crime desistance, re-entry.
SOC 4149 - Killing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociological, legal, psychological aspects of diverse types of killing. Normal killings contrasted with pathological types. Mentally disturbed killings, sexual killings, killings within families, gang killings, terrorist killings. prereq: jr or sr or grad student or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4161 - Criminal Law in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Purposes of criminal law and of principles of criminal liability, justification, and excuse. Applications to law of criminal homicide, sexual assault, drugs, and crimes against property, public order, and morals. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4162 - Criminal Procedure in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How constitutional democracy balances need to enforce criminal law and rights of individuals to be free of unnecessary government intrusion. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4190 - Topics in Sociology With Law, Criminology, and Deviance Emphasis
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: [1001, [3101 or 3102]] recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [1001, [3101 or 3102]] recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02092
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [1001; 1101 or 3101 or 3102] recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02092
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change. Honors students expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, presentations, leadership of students. prereq: [1001, 3101, 3102] or 3701 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4102 - Criminology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00885
Prerequisites: [3101 or 3102 or #], soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/types of crime. Problems in measuring incidence/trends. Review of sociological theories of crime causation. Implications for crime prevention/control. prereq: [3101 or 3102 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4102H - Honors: Criminology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00885
Prerequisites: Honors student, [3101 or 3102 or #], soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/types of crime. Problems in measuring incidence/trends. Review of sociological theories of crime causation. Implications for crime prevention/control. prereq: Honors student, [3101 or 3102 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian/human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories/future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian/human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories/future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
SOC 5104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs.
GLOS 4104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian/human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories/future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: SOC 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
GLOS 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs. prereq: SOC 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
GLOS 5104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs.
SOC 4135 - Sociology of White-Collar Crime
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02299
Prerequisites: 3101 or 3102 or #; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Causes/consequences of white-collar crime. Control issues, including public perception, legislation, criminal law responses (enforcement, sentencing, punishment), and alternative control mechanisms. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4135H - Honors: Sociology of White-Collar Crime
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02299
Prerequisites: 3101 or 3102 or #; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Causes/consequences of white-collar crime. Control issues, including public perception, legislation, criminal law responses (enforcement, sentencing, punishment), and alternative control mechanisms. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4141 - Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02038 - Soc 4141/Soc 4141H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Childhood/delinquency. Measuring extent/distribution of delinquent behavior. Applying theories to relationships within family, school, peer group. Institutional responses to delinquency. Evaluating programs for treatment, prevention, control. prereq: [3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4141H - Honors: Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02038
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Childhood/delinquency. Measuring extent/distribution of delinquent behavior. Applying theories to relationships within family, school, peer group. Institutional responses to delinquency. Evaluating programs for treatment, prevention, control. prereq: honors student, [3101 or 3102 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4170 - Sociology of International Law: Human Rights, Trafficking, and Business Regulation (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01339
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural values and practices in a globalized world. Role of international law. Immigration, terrorism, Americanization, and structure of international legal system. prereqs: 1001 or 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
GLOS 4406 - Sociology of International Law: Trafficking, Human Rights, & Business Regulation (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01339 - GloS 4406/Soc 4170
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural values and practices in a globalized world. Role of international law. Immigration, terrorism, Americanization, and structure of international legal system. prereq: SOC 1001 or SOC 3101 or SOC 3102 or instr consent
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00445 - Soc 1001/Soc 1011V/Soc 1012W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is designed to introduce you to the study of society and what sociologists call the "sociological imagination:" a way of viewing the events, relationships and social phenomena that shape our individual lives and much of our collective experience. Through the course we will examine some of the central concepts and problems that have preoccupied both classical and contemporary sociologists and gain a sense of how the sociological imagination can illuminate the social forces that have a concrete impact on our everyday lives. Throughout the course you will be asked to consider the ways in which society affects your life, and how you, in turn, affect society. prereq: Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F
SOC 1101 - Law, Crime, & Punishment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory course designed to provide students with a general understanding of the main theoretical perspectives and empirical findings that dominate socio-legal studies and contemporary criminology. We examine the connections and relationships between law, crime, and punishment using an interdisciplinary social science approach.
SOC 3003 - Social Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis of major social problems, including inequality, crime, drug abuse, pollution, and racism. Proposed solutions, evaluation of policy consequences. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3090 - Topics in Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
SOC 3102 - Criminal Behavior and Social Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will address the social and legal origins of crime and crime control with a focus on general theories of deviance/crime and present an overview of forms of social control. We will critically examine criminological, sociological and legal theories that explain the causes of crime and other misdeeds. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3201 - Inequality: Introduction to Stratification
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Why does inequality exist? How does it work? These are the essential questions examined in this class. Topics range from welfare and poverty to the role of race and gender in getting ahead. We will pay particular attention to social inequities why some people live longer and happier lives while others are burdened by worry, poverty, and ill health. prereq: soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3221 - Sociology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00929 - Soc 3221/WoSt 3201
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organization, culture, and dynamics of gender relations as major features of social life. Gender/racial inequalities in workplace. Relationships between gender/race. Gender and culture. Sexuality, gendered politics, and women's movement. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3301W - Politics and Society (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Political sociology is concerned with the social bases of power and the social consequences of the organization of power, especially how power operates in relationship to various forms of inequality and different institutions. We will explore political socialization, electoral politics and voting, social movements, the media and framing, and politics of inequality, poverty, and welfare. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3311W - Hard Times & Bad Behavior: Homelessness & Marginality in the United States (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
As we read about hobos and sailors, opium users and saloon girls, and contemporary experiences on the streets, we trace themes about marginality in the US, such as rootlessness produced by labor market, the love-hate relationship between elites and marginal populations in popular culture, and the complex mixture of freedom and deprivation of people on the edge. prereq: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3411W - Organizations and Society (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course introduces undergraduates to contemporary theories and debates about formal organizations in an international context, including such forms as large corporations, small businesses, public bureaucracies, nonprofits, voluntary associations, social movement organizations, terrorist networks and counterterror organizations. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3415 - Consume This! The Sociology and Politics of Consumption
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How symbols are created, acquired, diffused, and used for organizing personal identity and maintaining group boundaries. Fashion. Socialization. Structure of retail trade. Role of mass media, advertising, marketing/production strategies. Implications of worldwide markets. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3421W - Sociology of Work: Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs? (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Work is central to individuals, economy, and society. This course introduces students to sociological perspectives and analyses of work. We will look at what makes a good job good, a bad job bad, and impacts of joblessness on society. prereq: 1001 recommended, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02113
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, economic, cultural foundations of modern city. Theories/models of urbanism from Wirth to Sassen. Migration/ethnic enclaves. Racial segregation, social control. Urban social movements. Urban-suburban divide. Decline of urban liberalism. "Brazilianization" of American city. prereq: 1001 recommended, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3452 - Education and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Everyone thinks they know what "education" is. We've all been in schools, and we think we know how they work. We all have opinions about why some people go farther in school than others and why some people learn more than others. We all think we know what role education plays in shaping who gets good jobs, who has a good life, and who has more knowledge. This course is designed to challenge and expand what we think we know about all of these things. Students (and instructor) will critically engage scientific research in sociology, education, economics, public policy, and elsewhere. The goal will be to educate everyone about the current state of knowledge about how "education" works: what shapes educational achievement; where sex and racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in educational achievements come from; what role education plays in economic development; how and why educational accomplishments result in better social and economic outcomes; and how educational institutions might be improved. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F.
SOC 3501 - Sociology of Families (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Families in contemporary American society. Historical/cross-cultural comparisons. Interrelationships of families with other social institutions. Race, class, and gender in shaping family experiences. Topics may include marriage, divorce, childbearing, parenthood, family violence, gay/lesbian families. prereq: 1001 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3721 - Principles of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social psychology is at the intersection of macro and micro sociology, linking social structures, interpersonal relationships and interactions, attitudes, values and the self-concept. Principles of social psychology are drawn from multiple theoretical perspectives, including symbolic interactionism, expectation states theory, social structure and personality, and the life course. This course covers a broad range of topics as well as the diverse methods that social psychologists use to study them (for example, experiments, surveys, ethnographic observation). prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course provides an introduction to the materials and methods of social science research in a comprehensive and critical way. The course begins by introducing social science research, including philosophical and theoretical foundations. The course then covers the primary components of research design, including conceptualization, operationalization and measurement, primary and secondary data collection and sources, sampling, and the logic of comparison(s). prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors must register A-F
SOC 3811 - Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148 - Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course will introduce majors and non-majors to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 5811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F.
SOC 4090 - Topics in Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
SOC 4105 - Sociology of Punishment and Corrections
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Correctional strategies such as prison, probation, and parole. Theories/structures of diversion, probation, parole, and other community corrections programs. U.S. penal policies/practices compared with those in other countries. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4106 - Crime on TV
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: recommended [1001 or 1001V, 1101 or 3101 or 3102]; Soph or above or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F.
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course uses television shows to explore sociological perspectives on crime and punishment. We will critically examine how (and to what extent) four television series represent or distort prevailing knowledge about crime and punishment. prereq: recommended [1001 or 1001V, 1101 or 3101 or 3102]; Soph or above or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F.
SOC 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Selected current criminal justice policies from perspective of courts, legislature, community, and interest groups. Impact of criminal justice policy changes on society and on social control agencies. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4109 - Domestic Criminal Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of research on family violence within criminological framework. Definition of domestic violence. Empirical/theoretical approaches. Response of social control agencies. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4111 - Deviant Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Definition/nature of deviant behavior. Social processes associated with deviant careers and social reintegration. Relationship of deviant behavior to social control. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4114 - Women & the Criminal Justice System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Historical/current explanations for female criminality. Current trends in women's participation in crime, their treatment in the legal system. prereq: recommend 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4125 - Policing America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Forms, dynamics, philosophical underpinnings of policing/surveillance agencies (formal/informal). Legal limitations, police culture, community relations, aims of policing, state power. prereq: [3101 or 3102 recommended or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4142 - Juvenile Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Evolution of juvenile court. Organizational relationships among court, police, and other agencies. Policies regarding serious and status offenders. Intake, diversion, pretrial detention, waiver to adult court, and sentencing. Conflicts over due process and treatment. Movements to abolish juvenile justice system. prereq: soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4145 - Youth Punishment & Corrections
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development/transformation of juvenile justice system/ related institutions. Racial/gender disparities in treatment, transfer of young people from juvenile to criminal court. Incarceration of juvenile offenders in adult prisons, collateral sanctions, crime desistance, re-entry.
SOC 4149 - Killing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociological, legal, psychological aspects of diverse types of killing. Normal killings contrasted with pathological types. Mentally disturbed killings, sexual killings, killings within families, gang killings, terrorist killings. prereq: jr or sr or grad student or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4161 - Criminal Law in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Purposes of criminal law and of principles of criminal liability, justification, and excuse. Applications to law of criminal homicide, sexual assault, drugs, and crimes against property, public order, and morals. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4162 - Criminal Procedure in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How constitutional democracy balances need to enforce criminal law and rights of individuals to be free of unnecessary government intrusion. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4190 - Topics in Sociology With Law, Criminology, and Deviance Emphasis
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: [1001, [3101 or 3102]] recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [1001, [3101 or 3102]] recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4461 - Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Effects of ethnic migration and of social movements. Construction of ethnic/national identities. Questions of citizenship. Rise of transnational movements, how they help shape racial/ethnic conflicts. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4511 - Sociology of Youth: Transition to Adulthood
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Societal trends that shape adolescent experience/transition to adulthood. Increasing diversity in family structures. Expansion of higher education. Shifts in workforce. How young people construct their futures. Ways social locations/resources enhance/constrain options. prereq: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4703 - Contemporary American Culture (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Key changes in cultural life in the United States and internationally. Theories that have been developed to understand them. Topics may include work, family, social movements, media and popular culture, and politics. prereq: 1001 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4821 - Measuring the Social World: Concepts and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: SOC 3801 or equiv, and SOC 3811 or equivalent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
In this course, you will develop practical social science data analysis skills for use in the non-profit or corporate workplace or in a graduate program of research. You will assess the measurement of important social concepts, like race, health, or education, in large social surveys, and the strengths and weaknesses of those different measurement techniques. You will conduct data analysis on large datasets (see, e.g., www.ipums.org) using a statistical software program, such as STATA. You will develop a substantive, empirical final project (poster and paper) based on your analysis. prereq: SOC 3801 or equiv, and SOC 3811 or equivalent
SOC 5090 - Topics in Sociology
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Undergrad soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 5455 - Sociology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5041/Soc 5455
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structures and processes within educational institutions. Links between educational organizations and their social contexts, particularly as these relate to educational change. prereq: 1001 or equiv or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will introduce statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. Soc 5811 is intended for new graduate students, undergraduate honors students, and students pursuing the Sociology BS degree. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 3811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with a strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc majors must register A-F. 5811 is a good social statistics foundation course for MA students from other programs.
SOC 3101 - Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02107 - Soc 3101/Soc 3101H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to a sociological account of the U.S. criminal justice system. We will critically examine the components, dynamics, and effects of policing, criminal courts, community supervision, jails, and prisons. Throughout the course, we focus on sociological understandings of these processes, with particular attention to ethnic, racial, class, and gender inequalities as well as long-term problems associated with the high rate of criminal justice supervision in the U.S.
SOC 3101H - Honors: Sociological Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02107 - Soc 3101/Soc 3101H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to a sociological account of the US criminal justice system. We will critically examine the components, dynamics, and effects of policing, criminal courts, community supervision, jails, and prisons. Throughout the course, we focus on sociological understandings of these processes, with particular attention to ethnic, racial, class, and gender inequalities as well as long-term problems associated with the high rate of criminal justice supervision in the US. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 3211W - American Race Relations (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02437
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the contours of race in the post-civil rights era United States. This course will focus on race relations in today's society with a historical overview of the experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in order to help explain their present-day social status. The class will also class consider the future of race relations in the U.S. and evaluate remedies to racial inequality.
AAS 3211W - American Race Relations (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02437 - AAS 3211W/Soc 3211W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the contours of race in the post-civil rights era United States. This course will focus on race relations in today's society with a historical overview of the experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in order to help explain their present-day social status. The class will also class consider the future of race relations in the U.S. and evaluate remedies to racial inequality.
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Soc 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality/reproduction. Possibilities for social change. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity, and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality, and reproduction. Possibilities for social change.
SOC 3309 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02371
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
What does it mean to be an atheist in the United States today? Atheists comprise a small percentage of the American population, but one with an increasingly visible presence in popular culture, political discourse, & everyday life. How do atheists organize into groups oriented toward identity-formation, social connection, and political action? prereq: 1001 recommended
RELS 3624 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02371
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
What does it mean to be an atheist in the United States today? Atheists comprise a small percentage of the American population, but one with an increasingly visible presence in popular culture, political discourse, and everyday life. How do atheists organize into groups oriented toward identity-formation, social connection, and political action? prereq: SOC 1001 recommended
SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02101
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements. Challenges facing movement organizations. Relationship between movements and political institutions. Role of movements in bringing about social change. Theoretical issues, case studies. prereq: 1001 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
GLOS 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02101 - GloS 3322W/Soc 3322W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Origins, dynamics, consequences of social movements. Challenges facing movement organizations. Relationship between movements/political institutions. Role of movements in bringing about social change. Theoretical issues, case studies.
SOC 3412 - Social Networking: Theories and Methods (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02230
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Network analysis spans a diverse range of phenomena from ego-centric ties, to small work-team sociograms, to organizational relations, to trade and military alliances among nation states. This course introduces undergraduate students to theories and methods for studying social networks, the ties connecting people, groups, and organizations. Topics include friendship, communication, small group, health, sexual and romantic, corporate, social movement, public policy, innovation diffusion, criminal and terrorist, and Internet networks.
SOC 3412H - Honors: Social Networking: Theories and Methods (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02230 - Soc 3412/Soc 3412H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Network analysis spans a diverse range of phenomena from ego-centric ties, to small work-team sociograms, to organizational relations, to trade and military alliances among nation states. This course introduces undergraduate students to theories and methods for studying social networks, the ties connecting people, groups, and organizations. Topics include friendship, communication, small group, health, sexual and romantic, corporate, social movement, public policy, innovation diffusion, criminal and terrorist, and Internet networks. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 3417W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02303
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. Emphasizes their daily practices and political, economic, and cultural effects around the world. Politics/business of development. Free market and trade. New transnational professional class. Social activism.
GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02303
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. Emphasizes their daily practices and political, economic, and cultural effects around the world. Politics/business of development. Free market and trade. New transnational professional class. Social activism.
SOC 3503 - Asian American Identities, Families & Communities (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02098
Prerequisites: 1001 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of Asian American identities, families/communities. Racial/ethnic identity formation, immigration, intergenerational relationships, dating/family formation, transnational adoption, popular culture, educational/work experiences, ethnic enclaves/activism. prereq: 1001 recommended
SOC 3503H - Honors: Asian American Identities, Families & Communities (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02098 - AAS 3503/Soc 3503/Soc 3503H
Prerequisites: 1001 recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of Asian American identities, families/communities. Racial/ethnic identity formation, immigration, intergenerational relationships, dating/family formation, transnational adoption, popular culture, educational/work experiences, ethnic enclaves/activism. prereq: 1001 recommended
AAS 3503 - Asian American Identities, Families, & Communities (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02098
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of Asian American identities, families/communities. Racial/ethnic identity formation, immigration, intergenerational relationships, dating/family formation, transnational adoption, popular culture, educational/work experiences, ethnic enclaves/activism.
SOC 3505 - Transnational Migration: Networks of Power and Places (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02028 - GloS 3705/Soc 3505
Prerequisites: Soph, jr, or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
How migration affects sending/receiving societies. How transnationalism or cross-border social/economic relations of individuals/households is maintained/perpetuated. Current debates on transnationalism at this stage of globalization. prereq: Soph, jr, or sr
GLOS 3705 - Transnational Migration: Networks of Power and Places (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02028 - GloS 3705/Soc 3505
Prerequisites: Soph, jr, or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
How migration affects sending/receiving societies. How transnationalism or cross-border social/economic relations of individuals/households is maintained/perpetuated. Current debates on transnationalism at this stage of globalization. prereq: Soph, jr, or sr
SOC 3511 - World Population Problems (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02141
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511H
SOC 3511H - Honors: World Population Problems (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02141 - Soc 3511/Soc 3511H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511
SOC 5511 - World Population Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02021 - PA 5301/Soc 5511
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for PA 5301
SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from a sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about and relate to food. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about/relate to food.
GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from a sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about and relate to food.
GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about/relate to food.
SOC 3671 - Contemporary Chinese Society: Culture, Networks, & Inequality in China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02423 - GloS 3911/SOC 3671
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduces students to sociological perspectives and analyses of cultures, social networks, and socioeconomic inequalities in post-1980 China. In addition to lectures, the instructor will show video clips about various backgrounds of China and group discussions will be organized to exchange opinions about issues of common interest. Students will gain a basic understanding of how Chinese society operates today. prereq: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
GLOS 3911 - Contemporary Chinese Society: Culture, Networks, & Inequality in China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02423
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduces students to sociological perspectives and analyses of cultures, social networks, and socioeconomic inequalities in post-1980 China. In addition to lectures, the instructor will show video clips about various backgrounds of China and group discussions will be organized to exchange opinions about issues of common interest. Students will gain a basic understanding of how Chinese society operates today. rrereq: SOC 1001 recommended
SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; 1001 recommended
GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; SOC 1001 recommended
RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from a historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph
SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02092
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [1001; 1101 or 3101 or 3102] recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02092
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change. Honors students expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, presentations, leadership of students. prereq: [1001, 3101, 3102] or 3701 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4102 - Criminology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00885
Prerequisites: [3101 or 3102 or #], soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/types of crime. Problems in measuring incidence/trends. Review of sociological theories of crime causation. Implications for crime prevention/control. prereq: [3101 or 3102 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4102H - Honors: Criminology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00885
Prerequisites: Honors student, [3101 or 3102 or #], soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/types of crime. Problems in measuring incidence/trends. Review of sociological theories of crime causation. Implications for crime prevention/control. prereq: Honors student, [3101 or 3102 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian/human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories/future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian/human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories/future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
SOC 5104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs.
GLOS 4104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian/human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories/future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, compensation programs. prereq: SOC 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
GLOS 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs. prereq: SOC 1001, at least one 3xxx SOC or GLOS course recommended
GLOS 5104 - Crime and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01871 - GloS 4104/GloS 4104H/Soc 4104/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Criminalization. Impact of interventions on memories and future of cycles of violence. Case studies on Holocaust, Balkan wars, Darfur, My Lai massacre, etc. Criminal justice, truth commissions, vetting, and compensation programs.
SOC 4135 - Sociology of White-Collar Crime
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02299
Prerequisites: 3101 or 3102 or #; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Causes/consequences of white-collar crime. Control issues, including public perception, legislation, criminal law responses (enforcement, sentencing, punishment), and alternative control mechanisms. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4135H - Honors: Sociology of White-Collar Crime
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02299
Prerequisites: 3101 or 3102 or #; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Causes/consequences of white-collar crime. Control issues, including public perception, legislation, criminal law responses (enforcement, sentencing, punishment), and alternative control mechanisms. prereq: 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4141 - Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02038 - Soc 4141/Soc 4141H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Childhood/delinquency. Measuring extent/distribution of delinquent behavior. Applying theories to relationships within family, school, peer group. Institutional responses to delinquency. Evaluating programs for treatment, prevention, control. prereq: [3101 or 3102 or 3111 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4141H - Honors: Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02038
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Childhood/delinquency. Measuring extent/distribution of delinquent behavior. Applying theories to relationships within family, school, peer group. Institutional responses to delinquency. Evaluating programs for treatment, prevention, control. prereq: honors student, [3101 or 3102 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4170 - Sociology of International Law: Human Rights, Trafficking, and Business Regulation (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01339
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural values and practices in a globalized world. Role of international law. Immigration, terrorism, Americanization, and structure of international legal system. prereqs: 1001 or 3101 or 3102 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
GLOS 4406 - Sociology of International Law: Trafficking, Human Rights, & Business Regulation (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01339 - GloS 4406/Soc 4170
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural values and practices in a globalized world. Role of international law. Immigration, terrorism, Americanization, and structure of international legal system. prereq: SOC 1001 or SOC 3101 or SOC 3102 or instr consent
SOC 4305 - Environment & Society: An Enduring Conflict (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01846 - GloS 4305/Soc 4305
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines how natural/built environments influence human behavior/social organization. Focuses on microenvironments/their influence on individuals. Impact of macroenvironments on societal organization. Environmental movements. prereq: 1001 or environmental course recommended, [soc majors/minors must register A-F]
GLOS 4305 - Environment & Society: An Enduring Conflict (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01846
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines how natural/built environments influence human behavior/social organization. Focuses on microenvironments/their influence on individuals. Impact of macroenvironments on societal organization. Environmental movements. prereq: SOC 1001 or environmental course or instr consent
SOC 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, & Communities (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01524 - RelS 4309/Soc 4309/Soc 4309H
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diversity/vitality of American religion shape public life. How religious groups engage in political action, foster understandings of democracy/styles of civic participation. Volunteering/service activities. Race, poverty, the family, sexuality. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4309H - Honors: Religion in American Public Life - Culture, Politics, & Communities (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01524 - RelS 4309/Soc 4309/Soc 4309H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diversity/vitality of American religion shape public life. How religious groups engage in political action, foster understandings of democracy/styles of civic participation. Volunteering/service activities. Race, poverty, family, sexuality. prereq: Honors Student, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
RELS 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, and Communities (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01524 - RelS 4309/Soc 4309
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diversity/vitality of American religion shape public life. How religious groups engage in political action, foster understandings of democracy/styles of civic participation. Volunteering/service activities. Race, poverty, family, sexuality. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4311 - Power, Justice & the Environment (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01182 - GloS 4311/Soc 4311
Prerequisites: SOC 1001 recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Global debates over how nature is produced, consumed, degraded, sustained, and defended. Analytics of race/class. Politics of North-South relations. prereq: SOC 1001 recommended
GLOS 4311 - Power, Justice & the Environment (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01182
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Global debates over how nature is produced, consumed, degraded, sustained, and defended. Analytics of race/class. Politics of North-South relations.
SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
SOC 4321 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4221/Soc 4321
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Globalization of organizations, political relations, and culture. Dependency, world systems theories. Growth of international nongovernmental organizations, their impact on state policies and civil society. Expansion of international norms. Globalization of popular culture. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4221/Soc 4321
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Globalization of organizations, political relations, and culture. Dependency, world systems theories. Growth of international nongovernmental organizations, their impact on state policies and civil society. Expansion of international norms. Globalization of popular culture.
SOC 4411 - Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02142
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Terror involves using violent actions to achieve political, religious, or social goals. This course examines theories and evidence about the origins, development, and consequences of terrorist networks. It analyzes efforts to prevent, investigate, and punish terrorists by counterterror organizations, including law enforcement, security, and military forces. Graduate and honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and, to a degree, length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 4411H - Honors: Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02142
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Terror involves using violent actions to achieve political, religious, or social goals. This course examines theories and evidence about the origins, development, and consequences of terrorist networks. It analyzes efforts to prevent, investigate, and punish terrorists by counterterror organizations, including law enforcement, security, and military forces. Graduate and honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and, to a degree, length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 5411 - Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02142 - Soc 4411/Soc 4411H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories/evidence about origins, development, and consequences of terrorist networks. Efforts to prevent, investigate, and punish terrorists by use of law enforcement, security, and military forces. Terror involves using violent actions to achieve political, religious, or social goals. This course examines theories and evidence about the origins, development, and consequences of terrorist networks. It analyzes efforts to prevent, investigate, and punish terrorists by counterterror organizations, including law enforcement, security, and military forces. Graduate and honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 4451 - Modern Sport: Its Power & Paradoxes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02094
Prerequisites: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How sport is socially organized, what role(s) it plays in society, and what sporting practices tell us about contemporary social life in general. prereq: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4451H - Honors: Modern Sport: Its Power & Paradoxes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02094
Prerequisites: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How sport is socially organized, what role(s) it plays in society, what sporting practices tell us about contemporary social life. Honors students expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, presentations, leadership of students. prereq: 1001 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4521 - Love, Sex, & Marriage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02036
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sociological approaches to intimate human relationships. Love, romance, dating, mate selection. Sexuality, cohabitation, marriage, related public policy debates. Current U.S. practices in historical/cross-cultural context. prereq: [1001 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4521H - Honors: Love, Sex, & Marriage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02036
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sociological approaches to intimate human relationships. Love, romance, dating, mate selection. Sexuality, cohabitation, marriage, related public policy debates. Current U.S. practices in historical/cross-cultural context. prereq: Honors Student, [1001 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4551 - Sociology of Sexualities (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02095
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sexual attitudes, behaviors, identities. Taken-for-granted beliefs about naturalness of sexual phenomena. How social forces shape sexual lives. Diversity of thought, behavior, lived experience with regard to sexuality. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4551H - Honors: Sociology of Sexualities (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02095
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sexual attitudes, behaviors, identities. Taken-for-granted beliefs about naturalness of sexual phenomena. How social forces shape sexual lives. Diversity of thought, behavior, lived experience with regard to sexuality. Honors students expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F