Course List

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Sarabia
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 C

Instructor: Mr. Steven M. McGlamery
Block: 8
Time: M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 D

Instructor: Dr. Shannon L. Anderson
Block: 11
Time: T/TH 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Intimate/Marital/Fam/Relatship -

SOCI 226 A

Instructor: Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman
Block: 11
Time: T/TH 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of intimate, marital, and family interaction patterns in contemporary American society, with a focus on the social institutions and structures that shape them. Topics include courtship and dating, cohabitation, selection of long-term partners and issues related to marital and parent-child relationships. Multiple family structures such as nuclear families, egalitarian marriages, gay and lesbian relationships, single parenting, and stepfamilies are examined. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Sociology of Sex and Gender -

SOCI 229 A

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or permission

Catalog Description:

An introduction to a critical approach to examining the social construction of sex and gender. Topics include analysis of sex/gender systems, perspectives on gender inequality and the role of social institutions such as family, economy, media, etc. in shaping multiple experiences of gender and the characteristics of gender relations in society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Social Problems -

SOCI 234 A

Instructor: Mr. Steven M. McGlamery
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: LUCS 210
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or Permission Field trip required.

Catalog Description:

An exploration of the interconnectedness of many of our societys most pressing social issues that contextualizes them in patterns of social organization at global, societal, and local levels. This course provides a conceptual frame of reference for defining and analyzing major contemporary social problems. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Deviant Behavior -

SOCI 237 A

Instructor: Ms. Diane V. Brogan
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101or INQ-260SO; or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the concept of deviance and the various sociological perspectives on deviant behavior. Sociological, biological, and psychological theories of causation are used to study behaviors such as drug addiction and alcoholism, deviant sexual behavior, and mental illness. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Juvenile Delinquency -

SOCI 238 E

Instructor: Ms. Diane V. Brogan
Block:
Time: M 6:00PM-9:00PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101or INQ-260SO; or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the nature and types of juvenile offenses, sociological theories of delinquency and causation, and an examination of the juvenile justice system. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Research Methods -

SOCI 251 A

Instructor: Dr. Shannon L. Anderson
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 101, 1 200-level SOCI course or permission.

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research techniques used by sociologists. Attention is given to research design, survey research, sampling, field research, experimental research, and the ethics of research. Understanding the basics of research and mastery of research skills are both emphasized. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Data Analysis -

SOCI 252 A

Instructor: Dr. Marit A. Berntson
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 251 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the basic skills involved in the descriptive and inferential analysisof social research data, including andintroduction to analysis using computer software.Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Health, Illness, and Healing -

SOCI 323 A

Instructor: Dr. Gregory L. Weiss
Block: 10
Time: T/TH 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 101 or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the social context of health, illness, and healing including the influence of the social environment on disease and illness patterns, interaction among health care providers and patients, and types of health care systems. Special focus is given to social inequalities in the American health care system. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Criminology -

SOCI 334 A

Instructor: Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman
Block: 10
Time: T/TH 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 101 & 1 200-level SOCI course or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the social causes of crime and criminal behavior with a focus on drug, property, white collar and violent crime. Theoretical explanations of criminal behavior and a critique of selected aspects of the American criminal justice system are discussed. Programs for crime prevention and rehabilitation are examined. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Environmental Sociology -

SOCI 337 A

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Sarabia
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: LIFE 305
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ENVI 200, or SOCI 101 and 1 200-level SOCI course

Catalog Description:

An examination of the interrelationships between societies and their environments, and an analysis of sociological aspects of environmental problems. This course will focus on the population and organizational aspects of environmental problems as well as elements of social change involved with environmental social action. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Social Theory -

SOCI 353 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Gilbert Dunn
Block: 11
Time: T/TH 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 252 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the ideas and important contributions of major sociological theorists to the discipline of sociology. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Sp Top: Global Persp. AIDS -

SOCI 361 B

Instructor: Dr. Shannon L. Anderson
Block: 12
Time: T/TH 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 101, 1 200-level SOCI course, or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of special topics in sociology, with topics selected on the basis of faculty and student interest. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Gender and Development -

SOCI 424 A

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 202
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An examination of how gender relations in a society influence and are in turn reshaped by economic development. Topics include the theoretical and practical issues in gender and development, the processes and impacts of globalization, gender planning, and womens grassroots social and political movements. Lecture: 3hrs.wk.

Seminar -

SOCI 454 A

Instructor: Dr. Marit A. Berntson
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 353 or permission

Catalog Description:

A capstone course for the sociology major that includes an in-depth review and analysis of major themes within sociology.