Course List

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Lane M. Destro
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociolog y with an emphasis on the study of socia l groups and how they influence human be havior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Marit A. Berntson
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociolog y with an emphasis on the study of socia l groups and how they influence human be havior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 C

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociolog y with an emphasis on the study of socia l groups and how they influence human be havior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 D

Instructor: Dr. Shannon L. Anderson
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociolog y with an emphasis on the study of socia l groups and how they influence human be havior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Popular Culture -

SOCI 236 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Gilbert Dunn
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of popular culture as a ref lection of society, a factor in socializ ation, and an economic institution. Topi cs include popular music, television and films, comics and cartoons, and sports and games. 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: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the concept of devian ce and the various sociological perspect ives on deviant behavior. Sociological, biological, and psychological theories o f causation are used to study behaviors such as drug addiction and alcoholism, d eviant sexual behavior, and mental illne ss. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Juvenile Delinquency -

SOCI 238 A

Instructor: Ms. Diane V. Brogan
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the nature and types of juvenile offenses, sociological theories of delinquency and causation, and an ex amination 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: 2014FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 and one 200-level sociology course, or ENVI-250

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research techniqu es used by sociologists. Attention is gi ven to research design, survey research, sampling, field research, experimental research, and the ethics of research. Un derstanding the basics of research and m astery of research skills are both empha sized. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Data Analysis -

SOCI 252 A

Instructor: Dr. Lane M. Destro
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-251 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the basic skills invo lved in the descriptive and inferential analysis of social research data, including an introduction to analysis using computer software. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Health, Illness, and Healing -

SOCI 323 A

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level SOCI course or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the social context of he alth, illness, and healing including the influence of the social environment on disease and illness patterns, interactio n among health care providers and patien ts, and types of health care systems. Sp ecial focus is given to social inequalit ies in the American health care system. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Religion and Culture -

SOCI 327 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Gilbert Dunn
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level SOCI course or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the relationship betwe en religion and society. Topics include definitions and theories of religion; an alysis of historical and contemporary re ligious groups; the influence of religio n on attitudes and behaviors; and the ro le of religion in social change. Lecture : 3 hrs/wk.

Global Perspectives on Family -

SOCI 329 A

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level SOCI course or permission

Catalog Description:

Family is often defined as a cultural universal; that is, it is an institution found in almost all societies, yet the forms it takes, its impact on the individual and society, and its relationships with other social institutions vary. This course takes comparative and transnational approaches to understand the diversity in family patterns and practices and how these are gendered around the world. (1)

Criminology -

SOCI 334 A

Instructor: Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level SOCI course or permission

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the social causes of cri me and criminal behavior with a focus on drug, property, white collar and violen t crime. Theoretical explanations of cri minal behavior and a critique of selecte d aspects of the American criminal justi ce system are discussed. Programs for cr ime prevention and rehabilitation are ex amined. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Environmental Sociology -

SOCI 337 A

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Sarabia
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level SOCI course, or ENVI-250 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the interrelationship s between societies and their environmen ts, and an analysis of sociological aspe cts of environmental problems. This cour se will focus on the population and orga nizational aspects of environmental prob lems as well as elements of social chang e involved with environmental social act ion. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Social Theory -

SOCI 353 A

Instructor: Dr. M. Gilbert Dunn
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-252 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the ideas and importan t contributions of major sociological th eorists to the discipline of sociology. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Seminar -

SOCI 454 A

Instructor: Dr. Kristi L. Hoffman
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-353 and senior status

Catalog Description:

A capstone course for the sociology majo r that includes an in-depth review and a nalysis of major themes within sociology .