Sociology (SOCL)


1000

SOCL 1001 [Not Offered] Human Societies (3 credits)
Comparative and historical analysis of human societies; major patterns of social change.
SOCL 1005 [Not Offered] Social Life in the United States (3 credits)
Open only to international students. An orientation course on people, culture, social institutions, and processes.
SOCL 1481 [Not Offered] Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society (3 credits)
Sociological analysis of knowledge generation, institutions of science and technology, and public understanding of science.
SOCL 1701 [Not Offered] Population Issues (3 credits)
Social demography; interrelationships between population and society.

2000

SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
Major subject areas and principles of sociology.
SOCL 2002 HONORS: Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
Same as SOCL 2001 with a special honors emphasis for qualified students.
SOCL 2091 [Not Offered] Selected Topics in Sociology (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
SOCL 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4 credits)
3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Prereq.: MATH 1021 or equivalent. Open to sociology majors; open to others with permission of instructor. Descriptive statistics; inferential statistical methods including confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing for one and two population means and proportions; one-way analysis of variance; simple linear regression and correlation; analysis of categorical data.
SOCL 2211 Methods of Sociological Research (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 and 2201; or equivalent. Open to sociology majors; open to others with permission of instructor. Scientific methods and their application in sociological research, including problem selection, research design, measurement, data sources, and evaluation of data.
SOCL 2255 [Not Offered] SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT (3.0 credits)
SOCL 2351 [Not Offered] Rural Sociology (3 credits)
Sociological concepts related to rural life; social bases of human behavior, social inequality, social institutions, and social change.
SOCL 2411 [Not Offered] Industrial Sociology (3 credits)
Social organization in industry; relation of industry to community and society.
SOCL 2501 Current Social Problems (3 credits)
Sociological analysis of major social problems in contemporary society; focus on both the institutional and personal causes and consequences.
SOCL 2505 Marriage and Family (3 credits)
Current issues and trends regarding marriage and family.
SOCL 2511 Race Relations (3 credits)
Also offered as AAAS 2511. Examines relations among persons of different racial groups in an interdisciplinary setting that includes sociological, psychological, political, anthropological, and historical viewpoints.
SOCL 2721 [Not Offered] The City (3 credits)
Comparative study of urban communities and their problems.
SOCL 2741 [Not Offered] Sociological Perspectives on the South (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Society and culture in the South; the region´┐Żs uniqueness, diversity, and ordeal of change.

3000

SOCL 3101 Sociological Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Open to sociology majors; open to others with permission of instructor. Dominant theorists and schools of thought in sociology.
SOCL 3371 Sociology of the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 1001 or 2001 or equivalent. The criminal justice system and its organizational components.
SOCL 3501 Sociology of Deviance (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Sociological theories of deviant behavior; supporting research on mental illness, crime, sexual deviance, drug abuse, and suicide.
SOCL 3505 Poverty in the United States (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or 2501 or equivalent. Definition of poverty, its meaning, measurement, causes, correlates, and conse-quences; strategies for its amelioration and elimination.
SOCL 3510 [Not Offered] Criminal Violence (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. An in-depth study of criminal violence, including its forms, myths, and facts regarding victims and offenders, and the causes, consequences, and control of violence.
SOCL 3601 Social Interaction (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or PSYC 2000 or equivalent. Human behavior as social interaction.
SOCL 3605 [Not Offered] Collective Behavior (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Sociological analysis of noninstitutionalized group behaviors; crowds, publics, panics, fads, hostile outbursts, and social movements.
SOCL 3900 Sociology Internship (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: 75 hours of course work completed, 2.50 overall gpa, written consent of department head and supervising faculty member; may be taken for a max. of 3 hrs. of credit. Faculty supervised field study/research with an agency or organization whose mission is considered relevant to the student's curriculum.
SOCL 3901 Directed Reading and Research in Sociology (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs. credit. Student registers with a faculty member before registration to select the area of reading or research. Topic must not substitute for regularly offered courses unless reading goes beyond a standard course's offerings.
SOCL 3905 [Not Offered] HONORS: Senior Thesis Research (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 3901; open to seniors who are candidates for a bachelor's degree with honors in sociology. Supervised research and preparation of a senior thesis.
SOCL 3911 [Not Offered] Research Practicum in Rural Sociology (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2211, 2351, and 3101. May be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs. credit. Student registers with a faculty member and, in consultation, selects a research problem. Supervised research experience in rural sociology, including design, execution, and reporting.

4000

SOCL 4011 [Not Offered] Applied Social Research (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent; 2201 or equivalent; and 2211 or equivalent. The use of sociological and social science knowledge and research techniques to understand the problems individuals and groups face in modern advanced industrial societies and to help ameliorate these problems through structural changes in social policies and practices.
SOCL 4091 [Not Offered] Topics in Sociology (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
SOCL 4111 [Not Offered] Development of Social Thought (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Early social thought contributing to classical and contemporary sociology.
SOCL 4211 [Not Offered] Intermediate Research Methods (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2211 or equivalent. Also offered as PSYC 4017. Techniques and procedures in sociological research; alternative research designs, measurement, sampling procedures, observation, data collection procedures, coding, data processing, and analysis procedures.
SOCL 4301 [Not Offered] Social Organization (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Structure and function of social systems and institutions.
SOCL 4311 [Not Offered] Complex Organizations (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Bureaucracies and complex formal organizations; theories, goals, structure, processes, organi-zational behavior, and interaction of organizations with the environment.
SOCL 4321 [Not Offered] The Community (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Classical and contemporary perspectives on the community; theoretical and methodological issues associated with community studies.
SOCL 4331 [Not Offered] Social Stratification (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Class and rank structure in society; determinants of social class, mobility, and changes in class posi-tion of both individuals and groups; attitudinal and behavioral consequences of class position.
SOCL 4341 [Not Offered] Social Change (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Major theoretical and empirical problems in the study of social change.
SOCL 4351 [Not Offered] Rural Social Organization (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or 2351 or equivalent. Social organization in rural societies: groups, organizations, institutions, and communities.
SOCL 4401 The Family (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. The family as a social institution.
SOCL 4402 Modeling Communication Within Marital and Family Relationships (3 credits)
See CMST 4118.
SOCL 4411 [Not Offered] Sociology of Work (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Work and the division of labor in industrial society; sociology of occupations and professions.
SOCL 4413 [Not Offered] Gender and Work (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 4411 or 4521 or equivalent. Gender differences in workforce participation and occupational and earnings attainments; impact of historical, legal, and social factors on women's and men's employment and career options, pay equity, and occupational experiences.
SOCL 4421 Political Sociology (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Comparison of social movements and political parties.
SOCL 4431 [Not Offered] Sociology of Education (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Education as an institution of society; the school as a social system and socialization within schools.
SOCL 4441 [Not Offered] Sociology of Religion (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Nature of religion; societal and cultural factors in religion; role of religion in social change and in contemporary society.
SOCL 4451 Sociology of Medicine (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Sociological analysis of the structure and function of health agencies and occupations; social and cultural factors in the cause and treatment of illness.
SOCL 4461 Criminology (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Crime, the criminal justice system, and penology.
SOCL 4462 [Not Offered] Sociology of Youth & Crime (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. The sociological study of adolescent deviance and crime; the socio-demographic correlates and social psychological causes of youthful offending and the juvenile justice system.
SOCL 4463 [Not Offered] Gender and Crime (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Examination of gender as a socially, culturally, and historically situated accomplishment and its relationship to criminal offending and victimization.
SOCL 4464 [Not Offered] Rural Crime (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Focuses on the nature, extent, causes, consequences, and control of crime in rural America; topics include violence, property crime, fear of crime, and agricultural and wildlife crime.
SOCL 4465 [Not Offered] Drugs and Society (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. An exploration of the net of social relations in which drugs, drug users, drug dealers, and drug laws are embedded; involves critical analysis of popular claims about drugs and the development of a socliological understanding of substance use and abuse in the modern U.S.
SOCL 4471 Sociology of Law (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Law and social change; evolution of legal institutions; group conflict and law; influence of legal controls and sanctions on human behavior.
SOCL 4481 [Not Offered] Science, Technology, and Society (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Scientific institutions and development; nature of technological decision making; reciprocal effects of scientific and societal change.
SOCL 4511 [Not Offered] Minority Peoples in the United States (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Analysis of past and present contributions of ethnic and racial minority groups in the U.S.
SOCL 4521 [Not Offered] Sex Roles in Contemporary Society (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Changes in sex roles and sex-related behavior of males and females, including institutional and structural changes.
SOCL 4531 [Not Offered] The Aged in Contemporary Society (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Social, demographic, psychological, cultural, and health factors related to the aging process in contemporary society.
SOCL 4551 [Not Offered] Sociology of Development (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Central concepts, perspectives, and research themes in sociocultural developmental change.
SOCL 4601 [Not Offered] Personality and Social Structure (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 3601 or PSYC 3140 or equivalent. Interaction of social structures, such as the family, peer group, and school, with the personalities of individuals; processes by which each affects the other.
SOCL 4611 [Not Offered] Attitudes and Attitude Change (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 3601 or PSYC 3140 or equivalent. Analysis of attitudes; social factors in their formation and change.
SOCL 4621 [Not Offered] Small Groups (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 3601 or PSYC 3140 or equivalent. Analysis of groups, their structure and functions.
SOCL 4631 [Not Offered] Social Networks and Society (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Processes of network formation and their consequences for people, groups, and organiza-tions.
SOCL 4701 [Not Offered] Population (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Processes that influence size and composition of human populations; determinants and consequences of demographic trends.
SOCL 4711 [Not Offered] Human Ecology (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2001 or equivalent. Exposition and evaluation of theory of social organization; emphasis on interdependence of population, technology, and organization in adaptation of a population to its environment.

7000

SOCL 7121 Seminar: Classical Sociological Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. Historical survey of sociology with primary emphasis on European (Marx, Weber, and Durkheim) and early American (Mead and Park) sociologists.
SOCL 7131 [Not Offered] Seminar: Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 7121 or equivalent. Current theoretical perspectives in sociology ranging from structural functionalism to ethnomethodology.
SOCL 7201 Fundamental Statistics in Sociology (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 2201 or equivalent. Introduction to inferential methods in sociological research; emphasis on interpre-tation and current research.
SOCL 7203 [Not Offered] Advanced Research Methods in Social Science (3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 7201 or equivalent. Also offered as POLI 7963. Survey of advanced methodology in the social sciences; emphasis on general linear model and causal models.
SOCL 7211 Seminar: Methods of Social Investigation (3 credits)
Prereq.: EXST 7003 or equivalent. Research methods in the social sciences; interplay of theory and methods of research; formulation of research problems and design; measurement and scaling; sampling; ethics in research; and critiques of social science research.
SOCL 7213 Specialized Topics in Social Science Methods (2-3 credits)
Prereq.: SOCL 7203 or POLI 7963 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Also offered as POLI 7964.
SOCL 7351 [Not Offered] Seminar: Topics in Rural Sociology (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in rural sociology.
SOCL 7391 Seminar: Topics in Social Organization (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social organization.
SOCL 7491 [Not Offered] Seminar: Topics in Social Institutions (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social institutions.
SOCL 7591 Seminar: Topics in Social Issues (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social issues.
SOCL 7691 Seminar: Topics in Social Interaction (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social interaction.
SOCL 7791 [Not Offered] Seminar: Topics in Population and Ecology (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in population and ecology.
SOCL 7901 Independent Reading and Research (3 credits)
Prereq.: successful completion of at least one year of graduate work.
SOCL 7902 Independent Reading and Research (3 credits)
Prereq.: successful completion of at least one year of graduate work.
SOCL 7903 Proseminar in Sociology (1 credits)
Required twice of both master's and PhD candidates. Pass-fail grading. Contemporary research and critical issues in sociology.

8000

SOCL 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
AS@/AU@ grading.
SOCL 8900 Research in Sociology (1-6 credits)
Open only to students engaged in a specific, organized research project under faculty supervision. Student must be engaged in design and implementation of research and analysis and interpretation of data.

9000

SOCL 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
AS@/AU@ grading.