Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

262-472-1133

sociology@uww.edu

The Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology offers a variety of programs that link coursework in the social sciences to students’ career-related objectives and also prepares students for post-graduate work in a variety of professions such as law, criminal justice, urban planning, human resources, public health, social work, and university teaching and research.

In addition to the general Sociology Major and Minor, the department offers several emphases and minors that build upon the discipline of sociology: the systematic study of human group behavior that seeks to understand the processes by which people build, maintain, and changes their institutional arrangements and relationships with one another in an increasingly complex and global world.

The Criminology Major and Minor focus on the foundation and causes of criminal and delinquent behavior and victimization, and the operation of the criminal justice system in the United States. The Sociology-Global Comparative Emphasis Major entails analysis and comparison of social institutions, processes, and relationships across social and cultural settings, both within and between national borders. The Sociology-Honors Emphasis Major prepares students with advanced study in theory and methods in preparation for graduate school. The Family and Health Studies Minor focuses on the personal and social dimensions of family and health issues. The Anthropology Minor involves the cross-cultural study of humankind, both past and present, including its origins and development and material and non-material culture through archaeological, biophysical, ethnographic, and linguistic perspectives.

In addition to the Majors and Minors, the Department offers four unique Certificates: Forensic Science, Disability Studies, Applied Research, and Corporate Social Responsibility.  The Forensic Science Certificate teaches students how to apply the scientific method to the collection, processing, analysis and evaluation of evidence. Students learn how to interpret forensic evidence and its role in the criminal justice system.  The Disability Studies Certificate prepares students to consider the construction and experience of disability (and ability) through multiple disciplines and perspectives. The Applied Research Certificate prepares students with the skills to plan and execute an applied research project and who plan to work in any public or private organization. And finally, the Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate teaches students how leadership in corporations act responsibly (or irresponsibly) in relationship to the environment, community, consumer, employee, government, non-government entities, and other stakeholders and members of the public.

Majors/Emphases: Groups of Courses Within Sociology

Group 1A - Social Structure, Interaction, and Change

SOCIOLGY 250SOCIAL PROBLEMS (GS)3
SOCIOLGY 337SOCIOLOGY OF NEWS AND THE MASS MEDIA3
SOCIOLGY 340SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR3
SOCIOLGY 352URBAN SOCIETY3
SOCIOLGY 355SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SOCIOLGY 356POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY3
SOCIOLGY 380ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY3

Group 2A - Inequality and Diversity

SOCIOLGY 265RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV)(GS)3
SOCIOLGY 270THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (DV)(GS)3
SOCIOLGY 285ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)3
SOCIOLGY 344RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)3
SOCIOLGY 345SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER3
SOCIOLGY 351SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY3
SOCIOLGY 353SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION3
SOCIOLGY 393RACIAL & ETHNIC INEQUALITY: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM3

Group 3A - Faith, Health, and Environment

SOCIOLGY 252INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES (GS)3
SOCIOLGY 302CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH3
SOCIOLGY 310SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS3
SOCIOLGY 315SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY3
SOCIOLGY 342SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY AND WORK3
SOCIOLGY 347GENDER AND FAMILY IN JAPAN3
SOCIOLGY 362POPULATION STUDIES3
SOCIOLGY 392AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES (DV)3
SOCIOLGY 394MINORITY AND MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES (DV)3

Group 4A - Crime, Criminal Justice, and Law

SOCIOLGY 276INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (GS)3
SOCIOLGY 365SOCIOLOGY OF LAW3
SOCIOLGY 370JUVENILE DELINQUENCY3
SOCIOLGY 371SOCIOLOGY OF VIOLENT CRIME3
SOCIOLGY 372WHITE-COLLAR CRIME: CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENTAL DEVIANCE3
SOCIOLGY 373SOCIOLOGY OF TERRORISM3
SOCIOLGY 374SOCIOLOGY OF POLICE AND COURTS3
SOCIOLGY 375RESTORATIVE JUSTICE3
SOCIOLGY 377SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME3
SOCIOLGY 378SOCIOLOGY OF PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS3
SOCIOLGY 379WOMEN AND CRIME3
SOCIOLGY 426MINORITIES & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (DV)3

Group 5A- Global Comparative

ANTHROPL 218CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)3
ANTHROPL 310WOMEN AND THE SHAPING OF LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE3
SOCIOLGY 319ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY3
SOCIOLGY 321SOCIOLOGY OF NATURAL DISASTERS3
SOCIOLGY 350CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY3
SOCIOLGY 358CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY3
SOCIOLGY 385SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION3
SOCIOLGY 388THE HOLOCAUST: NAZI GERMANY AND THE GENOCIDE OF THE JEWS3
SOCIOLGY 391RACE AND ETHNICITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (DV)3
SOCIOLGY 491TRAVEL STUDY1-3

Applied Course

SOCIOLGY 493APPLIED SOCIOLOGY1-12

Other Electives

SOCIOLGY 200INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE3
SOCIOLGY 255SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION3
SOCIOLGY 490WORKSHOP1-6
SOCIOLGY 491TRAVEL STUDY1-3
SOCIOLGY 494SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY3
SOCIOLGY 496SPECIAL STUDIES1-3
SOCIOLGY 498INDEPENDENT STUDY1-3
SOCIOLGY 498RINDEPENDENT STUDY- UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH1-3
SOCIOLGY 499SENIOR HONORS THESIS2

Required Courses

Required courses do not satisfy group requirements.

SOCIOLGY 240PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY (GS)3
SOCIOLGY 473SOCIAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES3
SOCIOLGY 476METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH3

Other Courses

Advisor approval
 

Minors in Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

Anthropology Courses

ANTHROPL 218   CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)   3 Units

Varieties of human cultures past and present throughout the world, emphasizing the comparative study of social systems.

ANTHROPL 220   TOMBS, TEMPLES & BURIED TREASURE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (GS)   3 Units

This course introduces student to the basic work of archaeology. It aims to dispel popular myths about the field perpetuated by the popular media. In place of those myths it presents methods of archaeological research and the discoveries such research has produced. These discoveries reveal the 4 million year history of humans and their ancestors before the invention of written records.
PREREQ: GENED 130 OR SOPHOMORE STANDING

ANTHROPL 225   HUMAN EVOLUTION: INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)   3 Units

Biological anthropology studies human biological evolution and variation. Topics will be: Genetics and Human Evolution, Misconceptions about human evolution and adaptation, the biology and behavior of primates, the fossil record and the origin of bipedalism and evolution of larger brains and lastly the challenges of the future as a result of our recent evolution history.

ANTHROPL 302   CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH   3 Units

Medical anthropologists apply critical concepts and ethnographic methods to understand the lived experience of illness and suffering; differing medical practices; and the various ways modern healthcare impacts societies. This course is an introduction to the field and designed for students in the social sciences, humanities, and biological/health sciences.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLGY OR ANTHROPL
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 302 AND SOCIOLGY 302

ANTHROPL 305   NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL (DV)   3 Units

This course, while assessing anthropology's long-term relationship with Native North America, primarily presents an opportunity for students to engage with the representation of contemporary Native cultures (and identity) through ethnographic reading and study. This will be accomplished through autobiographic, ethnographic, and medical anthropological literatures (and other media forms). Students will be asked to react through discussion, writing, and examination.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR SOCIOLOGY OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 305 AND AMERIND 305

ANTHROPL 310   WOMEN AND THE SHAPING OF LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE   3 Units

This course critically examines roles of women in shaping Latin American culture and society through exploration of individual and collective action. Through the lenses of film, essay, and objective studies students encounter ways in which women create, maintain and restore cultures often viewed by the outside as strongly male-dominated.
PREREQ: 3 CREDITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 310 AND WOMENST 310

ANTHROPL 316   PHARMACEUTICALS, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY   3 Units

This course will study stages of the pharmaceutical life-cycle: research and development, clinical testing, marketing, consumer advertising, and the impact of prescription drugs on patient's lives. Readings will help to critically assess the biopolitics of drugs (globally and locally) and how prescriptions have both medical uses and human enhancement potential.
PREREQ: 3 CREDITS IN ANTHROPOLOGY OR SOCIOLOGY

ANTHROPL 320   UNDERSTANDING HERITAGE: FROM LANDMARKS TO THEME PARKS (GS)   3 Units

What is heritage and what role does it play in determining who and what we are and what we might be? This course explores these questions seeking to explain how groups define heritage, use it, and varyingly preserve it. Topics include resource management systems, the World Heritage program, activist groups, impacts of heritage tourism and looting.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING

ANTHROPL 325   FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION   3 Units

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING
CROSS-LISTED: CRIMJUS 325 AND ANTHROPL 325

ANTHROPL 334   WOMEN AND MEN IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (GS)   3 Units

Anthropological approaches to the cross-cultural study of gender relations with emphasis on societies of the non-Western world. Topics vary.
PREREQ: GENED 130 OR GENED 140 OR SOPHOMORE STANDING
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 334 AND WOMENST 334

ANTHROPL 350   CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY   3 Units

This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. the course examines following areas: (a) culture (beliefs, customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalities (gender, income, race-ethnic, region); and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND GENED 140 OR GENED 120
CROSS-LISTED: ASIANSTD 350 AND ANTHROPL 350

ANTHROPL 352   URBAN SOCIETY   3 Units

A study to acquaint the student with historical development of urban centers, the increasing societal dominance of urbanism, the aspects of urbanism that constitute societal problems as well as societal contributions and new urban trends such as suburbanism and urban renewal.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR 3 UNITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY
CROSS-LISTED: SOCIOLGY 352 AND ANTHROPL 352

ANTHROPL 365   MAYAS, AZTECS AND INCAS: PRECOLUMBIAN CIVILZATIONS   3 Units

Cultures like the Mayas, Aztec,and Inca, surprised, shocked, and even appalled Europeans when the first encountered each other. This course examines historical, social, and technological aspects of these three great civilizations and their predecessors and seeks to understand them in a way that informs the modern world
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STATUS

ANTHROPL 367   ORIGINS OF GENDER   3 Units

This course presents theory, methods and case studies examining the role of women in human societies from our earliest origins through the beginning of the modern period. The dominant discipline in this inquiry is archaeological anthropology, but relevant material from sociology, biology, history and other fields will also be covered. No previous knowledge of any one field is expected, but exposure to the social sciences is desirable. My goal for this course is that you will leave with a better understanding of the role of women in past human societies, envision some of the trajectories that have led to contemporary social formations and be able to envision how the past, present and future are connected.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 367 AND WOMENST 367

ANTHROPL 420   ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY   3 Units

This course is a broad survey of anthropological theory. The goal is to understand anthropology's specific historical trajectory as it relates to theory and to see how anthropological theory has been put into practice/informed ethnographic writing, both classic and contemporary monographs. Students will be expected to engage at a high level through critical reading and critical writing assignments. Unreq: SOCIOLGY 420, SOCIOLGY 473
PREREQ: 6 UNITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR 6 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY
UNREQ: ANTHRO/SOCIOL 420,SOCIOLGY 473

ANTHROPL 425   ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, TRAUMA & PATHOLOGY   3 Units

The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Student will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey, inventory, a mock crime scene. They will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.
PREREQ: CRIMJUS 325
CROSS-LISTED: CRIMJUS 425 AND ANTHROPL 425

ANTHROPL 482   SUPERVISED TEACHING AIDE   Repeatable   2 Units

This course provides selected undergraduates with teaching experience in a college classroom. Students learn from a teaching aide experience in which the student assists an instructor in preparing, delivering, and overseeing lab, review or discussion sessions or by tutoring students. The student will attend the class sessions for a second time, meet weekly with the instructor, and is under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING, CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR, AND GRADE OF B OR HIGHER IN ASSIGNED COURSE
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 482 AND SOCIOLGY 482

ANTHROPL 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad

ANTHROPL 492   FIELD STUDY   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable Topics

ANTHROPL 493   INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Supervised internship.
PREREQ: 6 CREDITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND DEPARTMENT CONSENT

ANTHROPL 494   ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

ANTHROPL 496   SPECIAL STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable. Prereq: 6 units in anthropology or consent of instructor.
PREREQ: SIX CREDITS IN ANTHROPOLOGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ANTHROPL 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

ANTHROPL 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ANTHROPL 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

Criminal Justice Courses

CRIMJUS 321   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION   3 Units

This course examines the fundamentals of basic investigative responsibilities including investigating violent crimes and crimes against property. Challenges to the criminal investigator are also studied.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276

CRIMJUS 322   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF CHILD ABUSE   3 Units

This course is designed to familiarize students with interview techniques and modern investigation practices that will enable them to successfully investigate child physical and sexual abuses cases.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276

CRIMJUS 325   FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION   3 Units

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING
CROSS-LISTED: CRIMJUS 325 AND ANTHROPL 325

CRIMJUS 327   COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS & TREATMENT   3 Units

Students completing this course will gain knowledge of criminal justice programs utilized outside jail and prison. Specifically, students will become familiar with the special needs of clients on probation/parole for sexual offenses, gang affiliations, career criminal statuses, violent/assaultive issues, chemical dependency issues, mental health issues, and family custody issues.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

CRIMJUS 329   INVESTIGATION OF DEATH   3 Units

This course examines the fundamentals of the investigation of human death. A recommended "system" of death investigation is presented and students will, as a primary objective, conduct an "actual" death investigation from start to finish.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: CRIMJUS 496 OR CRIMJUS 321, OR CRIMJUS 325 OR CRIMJUS 496

CRIMJUS 377   SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME   3 Units

This course examines the intersection of drugs and crime in U.S. society. This course utilizes the social constructionist perspective as it pertains to both legal and illegal drugs. Through the use of the constructionist perspective, this class will explore how believed truths and realities about drugs are often socially created, how the laws and the control of drugs has been constructed and maintained, how culture and history influence perceptions of drugs and crime, and how societal norms, values and ideas concerning drugs are created and perpetuated.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

CRIMJUS 425   ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, TRAUMA & PATHOLOGY   3 Units

The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Student will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey, inventory, a mock crime scene. They will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.
PREREQ: CRIMJUS 325
CROSS-LISTED: CRIMJUS 425 AND ANTHROPL 425

CRIMJUS 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
PREREQ: AT LEAST SOPHOMORE STATUS AND 2.5 GPA

CRIMJUS 494   SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of Instructor

CRIMJUS 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

CRIMJUS 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics. See Schedule of Classes.

CRIMJUS 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Department consent required. Repeatable

CRIMJUS 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

Sociology Courses

SOCIOLGY 200   INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE   3 Units

Introduction to Peace and Social Justice teaches an interdisciplinary approach to understanding peace -- as more than the absence of war. It explores mulitple ways to create the conditions where social justice can flourish from global to local levels. Themes: non-violence, conflict resolution, human rights, environmental sustainability, and social inequallity
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF GENED 120, GENED 130 OR GENED 140
CROSS-LISTED: PAX 200, POLISCI 200, SOCIOLGY

SOCIOLGY 240   PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY (GS)   3 Units

This course introduces students to the ways in which sociologists use theory and research to study human group behavior and the processes by which people build, maintain, and change their institutional arrangements and relationships with one another. The course will focus on five areas of inquiry: social structure, interaction, and change; inequality and diversity; family and health; crime, criminal justice, and law; and global comparative.

SOCIOLGY 250   SOCIAL PROBLEMS (GS)   3 Units

This course examines various theoretical explanations of contemporary social problems such as crime, drug use, poverty, discrimination and environmental pollution. The impact of social problems on different groups in society and the role of social movements, government, and social policy are considered.

SOCIOLGY 252   INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES (GS)   3 Units

This course emphasizes the influence of gender, race/ethnicity, and class on family and marriage in comtemporary U.S. society. It introduces students to theories and research that explain social forces affecting family commitments, and familiarizes them with varying social and cultural patterns of family formation.

SOCIOLGY 255   SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION   3 Units

Science Fiction offers a unique view of contemporary culture and society, making penetrating observations about the relationship between the individual and society, gaining insights into social structure, culture, values, social conflict, social change and social problems. Through novels and film, the course stimulates discussion, critical and analytical thinking.

SOCIOLGY 265   RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV)(GS)   3 Units

This course examines relationships between racial minorities and the majority group in the United States in their socio-historical contexts. Early histories of relations between minorities and the majority as well as present relations will be addressed. Questions raised include whether American society should attempt to minimize differences between minorities and the majority, whether to blend or maintain group identities, and how we should address existing barriers and inequalities. Relationships and differences among minority groups will also be examined.

SOCIOLGY 270   THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (DV)(GS)   3 Units

This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 270 AND SOCIOLGY 270

SOCIOLGY 276   INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (GS)   3 Units

An introduction to the field of criminology through examination of theories and patterns of criminal behavior, the operation of the criminal justice system, and the politics of crime control policy.

SOCIOLGY 285   ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)   3 Units

The course examines the intersection of Asia and United States through peoples who migrated from Asia. It reviews issues of race and ethnicity and provides an overview in Asian cultures so that students can understand Asian American diversity and Asian cultures of orgin. It examines the diverse experiences of the various Asian peoples who have migrated to the U.S.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND GENED 120 OR GENED 140, OR SOPHOMORE STANDING

SOCIOLGY 291   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Prereq: 3 credits of Political Science, Sociology, Global Perspectives, Individual and Society and consent of instructor.

SOCIOLGY 295   BASIC SOCIAL STATISTICS   3 Units

Introduction to basic statistical methods and their utility in sociology including statistical concepts, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation analysis, OLS regression analysis, and including the logic of hypothesis testing. In addition, introduction to basic operations of PASW (formally SPSS) statistical software in social data analysis.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 240 OR SOCIOLGY 276; GRADE OF C OR BETTER IN MATH 141 OR MATH 140

SOCIOLGY 302   CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH   3 Units

Medical anthropologists apply critical concepts and ethnographic methods to understand the lived experience of illness and suffering; differing medical practices; and the various ways modern healthcare impacts societies. This course is an introduction to the field and designed for students in the social sciences, humanities, and biological/health sciences.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLGY OR ANTHROPL
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 302 AND SOCIOLGY 302

SOCIOLGY 310   SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS   3 Units

This course examines the sociocultural aspects of health and illness, the patient-practitioner relationship, the socialization of health practitioners, the social organization of health care services, and the role of ethics in medical decision-making. It analyzes the problems and inequities in our present system of health care delivery in the United States, with particular emphasis on the sexism, racism, and classism in policy and practice. It analyzes alternative models of health care delivery, and discusses modifications in policy and practice necessary to bring about change.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 315   SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY   3 Units

Sociology of Disability is an examination of the social construction of disability, including its historical and cross-cultural variations, institutional and organizational contexts, and interactional and emotional dimensions. Particular attention is given to the experience of living with various biomedical conditions and the ways in which the social status of disability is related to other forms of social inequality and difference.
PREREQ: GENED 130, SPECED 201, 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 319   ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY   3 Units

This course examines the economic and political structures that have induced natural environmental degradation throughout the world and highlights the impact of collective social actors mobilizing to influence the process of environmental policy formation in order to address environmental and technological risks.
PREREQ: GENED 130 OR GENED 140 OR SOCIOLGY 250

SOCIOLGY 321   SOCIOLOGY OF NATURAL DISASTERS   3 Units

This course examines the impact of natural events from a sociological perspective, including hurricanes and earthquakes in which a relatively self-sufficient community undergoes severe physical destruction and incurs in financial loses and the loss of community. Agency and governmental response to disaster emergencies will also be considered.
PREREQ: 3 CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 337   SOCIOLOGY OF NEWS AND THE MASS MEDIA   3 Units

Sociology of News and the Mass Media examines the emergence of news organizations and the mass media as specialized subsystems within modern society and explores the interrelations between them and other social institutions and their impact on modern culture.
PREREQ: 3 CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 340   SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR   3 Units

An examination of the causes and consequences of social movements and collective behavior, including such phenomena as riots; fads; panic; trade unions; reform, revolutionary, and liberation movements; utopian communities.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 342   SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY AND WORK   3 Units

This course reviews the relationship between the social institutions of family and workplace. It examines how they interact with each other, and how key social factors such as gender, class, job type and culture affect that interaction.
PREREQ: 3 CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR WOMENST 240

SOCIOLGY 344   RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)   3 Units

This course will sociologically analyze racial and ethnic patterns in American films. We will discuss how decision-makers shape the public imagination. We will examine how race intersects with other identities in ways that lead to specific trends in Hollywood. We will highlight the relationship between media, culture and the economy.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: SOCIOLGY/RACEETH 344

SOCIOLGY 345   SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER   3 Units

This course will analyze gender as a process and as a social institution. It will examine how we can experience gender in ways that maintain existing gender relations or in ways that challenge them.
PREREQ: WOMENST 100 OR 3 CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 347   GENDER AND FAMILY IN JAPAN   3 Units

This course will examine forms of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and family in contemporary Japan, and their historical development. Students will learn how gender, sexuality, and family are historically and socially constructed, how they are recreated through social interaction, how power inequalities are embedded in gender and family relations, how these inequalities impact individuals (and vice versa).
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLGY OR 3 UNITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR WOMENST 100 OR JAPANESE 101 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 350   CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY   3 Units

This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. the course examines following areas: (a) culture (beliefs, customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalities (gender, income, race-ethnic, region); and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND GENED 140 OR GENED 120
CROSS-LISTED: ASIANSTD 350 AND ANTHROPL 350

SOCIOLGY 351   SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY   3 Units

An analysis of the causes, consequences, and remedies of inequalities in power, income, wealth, authority, ethnic and social status.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 352   URBAN SOCIETY   3 Units

A study to acquaint the student with historical development of urban centers, the increasing societal dominance of urbanism, the aspects of urbanism that constitute societal problems as well as societal contributions and new urban trends such as suburbanism and urban renewal.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR 3 UNITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY
CROSS-LISTED: SOCIOLGY 352 AND ANTHROPL 352

SOCIOLGY 353   SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION   3 Units

A study of the function and forms of religious groups in primitive and contemporary societies as well as theoretical examination of religion as a basic social institution. (Offered jointly with Religious Studies.)
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY
CROSS-LISTED: RELIGST 353 AND SOCIOLGY 353

SOCIOLGY 355   SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY   3 Units

An examination of the process and results of human interaction with an emphasis on attitudes and attitude change, society and personality, inter-group relations and processes of socialization.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 356   POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY   3 Units

An analysis of the impact of social cleavages and cohesions on the operation of political institutions; the composition and behavior of power elites; the social bases of political power; and the social functions of electoral behavior. (Offered jointly with Political Science.)
PREREQ: 3 CREDITS IN SOCIOLOGY OR POLITICAL SCIENCE
CROSS-LISTED: POLISCI 356 AND SOCIOLGY 356

SOCIOLGY 358   CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY   3 Units

This course is an overview of post-Mao Chinese society. It focuses on the institutional, demographic, cultural, economic, and political transformation in China since 1978. Included are changes in rural and urban social life, mass migration, changing family and gender relations, social and economic inequalities, ethnic and regional diversity, and rising social tensions.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS SOCIOLOGY OR ASIANSTD 210 OR GEOGRPY 364 OR HISTRY 385 OR POLISCI 472
CROSS-LISTED: SOCIOLGY 358 AND ASIANSTD 358

SOCIOLGY 362   POPULATION STUDIES   3 Units

A study of the development of world population and the social significance of different population sizes and growth rates; emphasis on the social determinants of fertility, mortality and migration.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 365   SOCIOLOGY OF LAW   3 Units

An introduction to the interdependence of law and society through an analysis of legal concepts and organization from a sociological view.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 370   JUVENILE DELINQUENCY   3 Units

A study of the incidence of delinquency, theories and findings regarding causation, and the policies designed for treatment and prevention of delinquency.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 371   SOCIOLOGY OF VIOLENT CRIME   3 Units

This course will provide an in-depth look at homicide and other violent crimes as a social and legal category and at the social psychological variables that affect them. Various types of criminal violence will be examined in American society and in a global context. Forensic issues will be addressed along with political and social issues.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276

SOCIOLGY 372   WHITE-COLLAR CRIME: CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENTAL DEVIANCE   3 Units

This course examines crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation, with a focus on corporate and governmental deviance. Students will learn about historical and comtemporary cases of white-collar crime, sociological explanations of white-collar crime, and the politics of regulatory law and presidential scandals.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 373   SOCIOLOGY OF TERRORISM   3 Units

This course will examine Terrorism as a weapon of power, a forensic issue, and a social phenomenon. Types of Terror, types of groups and governments involved in terrror, and the people who become terrorists will be examined. Theories of political policy, group dynamics, and individual predilections will be evaluated so that terrorism can be understood and combated.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276

SOCIOLGY 374   SOCIOLOGY OF POLICE AND COURTS   3 Units

A sociological analysis of the development and behavior of the police, lawyers, prosecutors and judiciary in society and their role in social control.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 375   RESTORATIVE JUSTICE   3 Units

This course offers an overview of Restorative Justice including a consideration of definitions, cultural roots, theoretical orgins, key principles, models and practices, global conflicts and peaceful resolutions, controversial issues, and future directions. The course also provides a critical assessment of the potential of Restorative Justice as well as its limitations.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: PAX 375 AND SOCIOLGY 375

SOCIOLGY 377   SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME   3 Units

This course examines the intersection of drugs and crime in society through the social constructionist perspective. It explores how believed truths and realities about drugs are often socially created, how laws and drug control has been constructed and maintained, how culture and history influence drugs and crime perceptions, and how norms, values and ideas concerning drugs are created and perpetuated.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 378   SOCIOLOGY OF PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS   3 Units

The critical analysis of probation, parole, halfway houses, jails and prisons. Their origins in and possible function for the larger society will also be examined. Field trip is required.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 379   WOMEN AND CRIME   3 Units

This course examines the frequency and nature of female offending and female victimization; the frequently blurred boundaries of female victimization and criminalization; and the role of criminal law, police, and courts in the processing of female victims and offenders.
PREREQ: WOMENST 100 OR SOCIOLGY 276

SOCIOLGY 380   ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY   3 Units

An examination of the growth and role of organizations in society with specific attention to American society.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 385   SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION   3 Units

A survey course designed to critically examine the sociological theories of change. Also examines contemporary empirical developments and their relevance for social policy. Illustrations will be drawn from work done in the developing countries.
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLGY 388   THE HOLOCAUST: NAZI GERMANY AND THE GENOCIDE OF THE JEWS   3 Units

This course will examine the origins, implementation, and legacies of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. It is intended to help students gain an appreciation of the importance of the Holocaust to the Jewish experience, while understanding that other groups also were victimized. (Offered jointly with religious studies).
PREREQ: THREE CREDITS OF SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY OR RELIGIOUS STUDIES.
CROSS-LISTED: RELIGST 388 AND SOCIOLGY 388

SOCIOLGY 391   RACE AND ETHNICITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (DV)   3 Units

An examination of the circumstances under which racial and ethnic groups receive privileged or disadvantaged social locations. Particular consideration is given to theories of racial and ethnic inequality and the processes that form the structures of differential and unequal relations in society. A cross-national comparison of social construction of race and ethnicity will provide additional context of understanding patterns and theories of race and ethnic relations.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT

SOCIOLGY 392   AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES (DV)   3 Units

This course will survey the historical development of the Afro-American Family from Africa to modern times. Significant events (e.g., the slave trade, slavery, and migration) will be scrutinized in order to ascertain their role in shaping the contemporary Black Family life. Other important social and economic forces will be illuminated to assess their impact. The latest body of literature models, paradigms, hypotheses, and statistical findings will be critically examined to enhance understanding of modern day Black Family premarital and marital relations, adaptive patterns, and dislocations. (Offered jointly with Afro-American Studies.)
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR 3 UNITS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 392 AND SOCIOLGY 392

SOCIOLGY 393   RACIAL & ETHNIC INEQUALITY: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM   3 Units

Readings in theoretical, empirical, and policy literature will offer an in-depth study of racial and ethnic inequality in criminal justice, housing, poverty, health, education and immigration. The class features an experiential component through field trips across the region to thematically orientated site visits with experts in the field of inequality.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 394   MINORITY AND MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES (DV)   3 Units

This course will examine the "traditional" definition of family throughout American history as well as how more and more families challenge this definition. We will discuss how political, economic and social factors have shaped the experiences, structure and dynamics of families; and we will analyze trends in family formation patterns. (Offered jointly with Race and Ethnic Studies).
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF THE UNIVERSITY U.S. RACIAL/ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT OR 3 CREDITS OF SOCIOLGY
CROSS-LISTED: RACEETH 394 AND SOCIOLGY 394

SOCIOLGY 420   ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY   3 Units

This course is a broad survey of anthropological theory. The goal is to understand anthropology's specific historical trajectory as it relates to theory and to see how anthropological theory has been put into practice/informed ethnographic writing, both classic and contemporary monographs. Students will be expected to engage at a high level through critical reading and critical writing assignments. Unreq: SOCIOLGY 473, ANTHROPL 420
PREREQ: 6 UNITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR 6 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY
UNREQ: ANTHRO/SOCIOL 420,SOCIOLGY 473

SOCIOLGY 426   MINORITIES & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (DV)   3 Units

This course is designed to explore the relationship between minority status and criminal justice processing. Racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups will be examined in this course. Each student will be expected to develop a general understanding of several minority groups and a thorough understanding of one minority group of his/her choice.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS IN SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLGY 240 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 472   CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY   3 Units

This course is an in-depth investigation of criminological theories with an emphasis on sociological criminology. Students will compare-contrast the assumptions, principles and concepts of major theories, examine empirical research relevant to the theories, and consider the policy applications of theoretical perspectives.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 WITH GRADE OF C OR HIGHER

SOCIOLGY 473   SOCIAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES   3 Units

An examination of classical and contemporary social thought. The connections between early major European and contemporary U.S. and international theorists will be emphasized to analyze key areas of sociological inquiry. The course will map important theoretical camps in sociology as well as conduct analysis of contemporary and historical issues using social theory. Unreq: SOCIOLGY 420, ANTHROPL 420
PREREQ: (SOCIOLGY 240 OR SOCIOLGY 276 OR SOCIOLGY 301) AND 3 ADDITIONAL UNITS OF SOCIOLGY, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
UNREQ: ANTHRO/SOCIOL 420,SOCIOLGY 473

SOCIOLGY 476   METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH   3 Units

To acquaint the student with research methods in sociology and the social sciences; the foundation of sociology in science; the role of theory in research; construction of the research design; sampling, data gathering techniques, and analysis and interpretation of data.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 240 OR SOCIOLGY 276

SOCIOLGY 482   SUPERVISED TEACHING AIDE   Repeatable   2 Units

This course provides selected undergraduates with teaching experience in a college classroom. Students learn from a teaching aide experience in which the student assists an instructor in preparing, delivering, and overseeing lab, review or discussion sessions or by tutoring students. The student will attend the class sessions for a second time, meet weekly with the instructor, and is under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING, CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR, AND GRADE OF B OR HIGHER IN ASSIGNED COURSE
CROSS-LISTED: ANTHROPL 482 AND SOCIOLGY 482

SOCIOLGY 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable.

SOCIOLGY 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable.

SOCIOLGY 492   FIELD STUDY   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics.

SOCIOLGY 493   APPLIED SOCIOLOGY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

This course involves a supervised internship in a public or private organization. Through on campus seminars and written assignments on the intern experience, students learn how sociology can be applied to solve social problems. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Prereq: Consent of internship coordinator.

SOCIOLGY 494   SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 476 OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT. COREQ: SOCIOLGY 473 OR SOCIOLGY 420

SOCIOLGY 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.
PREREQ: SIX CREDITS IN SOCIOLOGY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

SOCIOLGY 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Repeatable, in combination with SOCIOLGY 498R, for a maximum of 6 units in major or minor, and 12 units in degree. Cannot substitute for SOCIOLGY 476 or SOCIOLGY 473 or SOCIOLGY 472. Cannot use S/NC grading.
PREREQ: 6 UNITS IN SOCIOLOGY OR CRIMINOLOGY, AND JUNIOR OR SENIOR STANDING AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCIOLGY 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY- UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

SOCIOLGY 499   SENIOR HONORS THESIS   Repeatable   2 Units

The senior honors thesis is a unique requirement of the Honors Emphasis major which is designed to recognize a student's exceptional dedication and ability. Student will complete a substantial research project in their senior year. Results must be written up as a thesis, presented in a seminar, and defended orally.
PREREQ: SENIOR STANDING AND COMPLETION OF SOCIOLGY 473 AND SOCIOLGY 476