Spring 2023

Undergraduate Course Offerings

Goodman | TR 12:30-1:45 | FACE | CRN 50849

SOCI 1110-001: Intro Sociology

It seems fitting to begin this course with a quote from “The Promise” by a famous sociologist, written in the early 1960s. It refers to changes which occur in a society and the effect of these changes on the individual. During this past 18 months we have certainly witnessed significant changes in our society, and C. Wright Mills’ “The Sociological Imagination” will provide insight to these changes and their effect on society and the individual.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Topics include the study of cultures, patterns of social values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.

Olson | MWF 10:00-10:50 | FACE | CRN 50850

SOCI 1110-002: Intro Sociology

It seems fitting to begin this course with a quote from “The Promise” by a famous sociologist, written in the early 1960s. It refers to changes which occur in a society and the effect of these changes on the individual. During this past 18 months we have certainly witnessed significant changes in our society, and C. Wright Mills’ “The Sociological Imagination” will provide insight to these changes and their effect on society and the individual.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Topics include the study of cultures, patterns of social values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.

Torrez | TR 11:00-12:15 | FACE | CRN 58023

SOCI 1110-003: Intro Sociology

It seems fitting to begin this course with a quote from “The Promise” by a famous sociologist, written in the early 1960s. It refers to changes which occur in a society and the effect of these changes on the individual. During this past 18 months we have certainly witnessed significant changes in our society, and C. Wright Mills’ “The Sociological Imagination” will provide insight to these changes and their effect on society and the individual.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Topics include the study of cultures, patterns of social values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.

TBA | TR 2:00-2:50 | FACE | CRN 58471

SOCI 1110-004: Intro Sociology

It seems fitting to begin this course with a quote from “The Promise” by a famous sociologist, written in the early 1960s. It refers to changes which occur in a society and the effect of these changes on the individual. During this past 18 months we have certainly witnessed significant changes in our society, and C. Wright Mills’ “The Sociological Imagination” will provide insight to these changes and their effect on society and the individual.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Topics include the study of cultures, patterns of social values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.

Torrez | TBA | Online | CRN 59407

SOCI 1110-005: Intro Sociology

It seems fitting to begin this course with a quote from “The Promise” by a famous sociologist, written in the early 1960s. It refers to changes which occur in a society and the effect of these changes on the individual. During this past 18 months we have certainly witnessed significant changes in our society, and C. Wright Mills’ “The Sociological Imagination” will provide insight to these changes and their effect on society and the individual.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Topics include the study of cultures, patterns of social values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.

Torrez | TBA | Online | CRN 50854

SOCI 1110-007: Intro Sociology

It seems fitting to begin this course with a quote from “The Promise” by a famous sociologist, written in the early 1960s. It refers to changes which occur in a society and the effect of these changes on the individual. During this past 18 months we have certainly witnessed significant changes in our society, and C. Wright Mills’ “The Sociological Imagination” will provide insight to these changes and their effect on society and the individual.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Topics include the study of cultures, patterns of social values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.

Sabbath | Online | CRN 57055

SOCI 2120-002: Intro Criminal Justice Systems

Sabbath | Online | CRN 50868

SOCI 2120-003: Intro Criminal Justice Systems

TBA | MWF 11:00-11:50 | Face | CRN 50873

SOCI 2210-001: Sociology of Deviance

This course is designed to provide an overview of the study of deviance and social control from multiple sociological perspectives. The instructor will present how sociologists research deviance and social control and the ethical issues involved in studying human subjects involved in these activities. The course also examines central sociological theories for understanding the causes of deviant behavior.

Lyons | TR 11:00-12:15 | Face | CRN 58025

SOCI 2210-002: Sociology of Deviance

This course is designed to provide an overview of the study of deviance and social control from multiple sociological perspectives. The instructor will present how sociologists research deviance and social control and the ethical issues involved in studying human subjects involved in these activities. The course also examines central sociological theories for understanding the causes of deviant behavior.

Castillo | T 4-6:30 | Online | CRN 57584

SOCI 2315-002: The Dynamics of Prejudice

This course is designed to help students understand how attitudes and beliefs of individuals shape intergroup relations and their impacts on the daily lives of individuals as well as the effects that these beliefs have on the larger social structure of American society. We will examine how profoundly our society and the groups to which we belong, influence us and our beliefs and ultimately how these beliefs shape prejudice in our society.

Hernandez | TR 2-3:15 | Face | CRN 58450

SOCI 305-001: Environmental Sociology

Examination of humans and the environment from an ecological perspective. Focus on industrial and economic growth, natural resources development, environmental values and movements, resource management, and comparative perspective on people’s relationship to the environment.

Park | TR 12:30-1:45 | Face | CRN 55456

SOCI 310-001: Sociology of Aging and the Aged

Torrez | Arranged | Online | CRN 58363

SOCI 310-002: Sociology of Aging and the Aged

Ragan | TR 2-3:15 | Face | CRN 55455

SOCI 312-001: Causes of Crime & Delinquency

A survey of criminological theories exploring why some people are more likely to engage in crime than others and why crime rates vary over time and space and across social groups. Attendant policy issues will also be discussed.

Painter-Davis | Arranged | Online | CRN 56222

SOCI 312-002: Causes of Crime & Delinquency

A survey of criminological theories exploring why some people are more likely to engage in crime than others and why crime rates vary over time and space and across social groups. Attendant policy issues will also be discussed.

Painter-Davis | Arranged | Online | CRN 56224

SOCI 312-003: Causes of Crime & Delinquency

A survey of criminological theories exploring why some people are more likely to engage in crime than others and why crime rates vary over time and space and across social groups. Attendant policy issues will also be discussed.

Thomas | TR 11-12:15 | Face | CRN 55453

SOCI 325-001: Couples, Family, & Friendship

An overview of sociological research on the strongest social relationships and primary social groups: those of love, family and friendships.

Fullenkamp | Arranged | Online | CRN 56384

SOCI 340-002: Sociology of Medical Practice

An introduction to the delivery of health care in the U.S. and selected other countries is pursued with an emphasis on the interaction of patients, professionals and health care institutions.

Goodkind | MW 9-10:45 | Face | CRN 55450

SOCI 347-001: Health & Social Inequalities II

This service-learning course provides students the opportunity to apply knowledge about social inequalities and health to working with community members to create change that improves health and reduces health disparities.

Ray | W 9-10:45 | Face | CRN 55449

SOCI 371-001: Sociological Theory

The study of how theory is constructed and applied by sociologists including traditions from 19th-century sociological founders and contemporary theoretical formulations.

Goodman | TR 2-3:15 | Face | CRN 55448

SOCI 371-002: Sociological Theory

The study of how theory is constructed and applied by sociologists including traditions from 19th-century sociological founders and contemporary theoretical formulations.

Goodman | MWF 10-10:50 | Face | CRN 55447

SOCI 380-001: Intro to Research Methods

A survey of the major methods of social research: foundations of social research, research design, sampling and measurement, quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis.

TBA | TR 11-12:15 | Face | CRN 58444

SOCI 380-002: Intro to Research Methods

A survey of the major methods of social research: foundations of social research, research design, sampling and measurement, quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis.

Park | TR 3:30-4:45 & W 12-12:50 | Face | CRN 55335

SOCI 381L-001: Sociological Data Analysis

Introduction to quantitative sociological data analysis using basic statistics (both descriptive and inferential) and to the use of statistical software to analyze empirical data.

Davis | Arranged | Online | CRN 56380

SOCI 381L-002: Sociological Data Analysis

Introduction to quantitative sociological data analysis using basic statistics (both descriptive and inferential) and to the use of statistical software to analyze empirical data.

Goodman | MWF 11-11:50 | Face | CRN 56238

SOCI 298-002: ST: Pop Music & Social Change

Candelaria | MWF 12-12:50 | Face | CRN 58495

SOCI 398-003: ST: Latin American Thought

Goodkind | Arranged | CRN 55438

SOCI 398-007: ST: Health and Inequalities Lab

Olson | TR 11-12:15| Face | CRN 58477

SOCI 412-001: Sociology of Police and Social Control

Olson | TR 9:30-10:45 | Face | CRN 56125

SOCI 414-001: Sociology of Corrections

Olson | MWF 11-11:50 | Face | CRN 55436

SOCI 416-001: Sociology of Law

Wilson | TR 9:30-10:45  | Face | CRN 58480

SOCI 420-001: Race & Inequality

Lyons | TR 12:30-1:45 | Face | CRN 58481

SOCI 424-001: Race, Class, & Crime

Barker | Arranged | Online | CRN 56225

SOCI 427-001: Sociology of Madness

Olson | Arranged 12-12:50 | Face | CRN 55431

SOCI 488-001: Field Observation & Experience

 

Graduate Course Offerings

SOCI 581: Advanced Social Statistics I

Jack Thomas

Tuesdays & Thursday 9:30-10:45 AM

CRN 58483

Covers the statistical methods most commonly used in social science research, from basic descriptives to multiple regression. No prior statistical training is necessary, and the emphasis is on practical use in conducting social research.



SOC 585: Qualitative Research Methods

Maricarmen Hernández

Mondays 5:00-7:30 PM

CRN 58449

Intensive practicum on research fieldwork, including research design, human subjects review, the ethics/politics of fieldwork, and fieldwork implementation. Focuses on ethnographic and interview methods; some attention to focus groups and archives.



SOC 595: Criminological Theory

Daniel Ragan

Wednesdays 2:00-4:30 PM

CRN 56178

Overview of mainstream criminological theory, focusing on its origins as well as developments and advancements over time. Students will critically evaluate key theories and core constructs in criminology.


SOC 595: Theories in Medical Sociology

Kristin Barker

Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 PM

CRN 56179

This course examines some of the theoretical traditions and tools used in the subfield of the sociology of health, illness and the body, also known as medical sociology. Medical sociology is often seen by the larger discipline of sociology as atheoretical. This critique is not entirely unfounded. This class foregrounds some of the many theoretical concepts and orientations that inform medical sociology. You will read some original theoretical texts, but most of the readings are examples of works that put sociological theory to use.