Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

Sociology Courses

SOCI 10100 - Introduction to Sociology 1 LA SS

Basic scientific concepts related to social systems, recurring social processes, cultural factors, and social factors in the development of personality. Also offered through the London Center. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 10200 - Contemporary Sociological Issues 1 LA SS

Various issues relevant to the future of American society from a sociological perspective. Issues covered vary with instructor. Not open to seniors. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 11600 - Introduction to Multicultural Studies 1 LA SS

Designed to increase students' awareness of cultural diversity and to acquaint them with multiculturalism as a contemporary social phenomenon. The course describes characteristics of our culture and society that have led to intolerance and ethnic prejudices, characteristics that impede people's understanding and appreciation of diversity. Students are introduced to basic concepts, competing theories, and current controversies related to multiculturalism in our society as well as in others. Not open to seniors. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 13000 - Youth and Youth Cultures 1 LA SS

Analysis of the significance of youth -- their culture and the institutions that have emerged to define and serve them. Topics include youth and politics, student movements, educational institutions, and stratification of youth by race, sex, and social class. The readings include novels and autobiographies, as well as sociological and historical analyses. Not open to seniors. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 13600 - Investigating Social Issues LA SS

Investigates social issues through data analysis and sociological texts, exploring existing data sets and published research. Topics may include social class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, family, education, crime, political beliefs, and religion. A student may not receive credit for both SOCI 13600 and SOCI 13500. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 20200 - Women in Britain 1 LA SS

Examination of the various social, historical, political, and economic factors that affect the position of women in contemporary Britain. Comparisons are drawn with specific issues in other Western countries. Prerequisites: One course in social sciences. Offered only through the London Center. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 20300 - Juvenile Delinquency LA SS

Analysis of juvenile delinquency and its social reality. Systematic examination of issues in defining and measuring delinquency, theories of cause, gang behavior, the juvenile justice system, and issues and alternatives in response and treatment. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 20400 - Sociology of Signs, Symbols, and Collective Beliefs 1 LA SS

Exploration of the extent to which thoughts and actions are stories about reality, and the ways these stories are supported by cultural artifacts like television shows, advertisements, fashion, heroes, criminals, and sex symbols. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 20600 - Urban Sociology 1 LA SS

Growth of urbanization and the concomitant changes in function of such key community institutions as the family, education, religion, economy, and the polity. Included is the study of stratification and decision-making power in the community. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 20700 - Race and Ethnicity 1 H LA SS

Critical analysis of race and ethnic relations in the United States from assimilationist, pluralist, and Marxist perspectives. Comparative analysis of black, Latino, and white racial/ethnic experiences. Examinations of race and ethnicity as dimensions of social stratification and control. Specific concepts include prejudice, discrimination, institutional racism, internal colonialism, and ethnic identification. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences or sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 20800 - Social Change 1 H LA SS

Analysis of evolutionary and revolutionary social change from the perspective of critical sociology. Topics include the types of groups that mobilize for change, recruitment of new members, ideologies of groups, and leadership styles. Particular U.S. social change movements examined include labor, civil rights, anti-war, welfare rights, women's movement, and the new right. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 21000 - Women's Lives 1 LA SS

Sociological analysis of womanhood. Consideration of the dynamics of race, class, historical moment, motherhood, and sexuality in defining and structuring women's lives. Feminist method of consciousness raising used in the analysis. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 21200 - Sociology of Work LA SS

Introductory survey investigating different kinds of work and their effects on the people who do them and on the society. Students analyze the power relations in work settings; trends in the distribution of jobs; what makes work satisfying; the effects of work on our psychic and physical health; the culture of language, values, songs, and jokes that develop in different work settings; women and work; work and minorities; unemployment; retirement; and more. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 21300 - Sexual Oppression 1 LA SS

Examination of how sexuality is defined in our society, stressing that it is cultural as well as biological, and often defined in oppressive ways. Students investigate how the intersection of gender with capitalism, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation has a strong impact on the definition of sexuality. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences or sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 21400 - Defintions of Normality LA SS

Critical, analytical study of what it means to be outside the limits of society and of the processes that define normality in particular historical moments. Study of exclusion and normality focuses on those defined as "bad" (criminals, delinquents, sexual outsiders, addicts), "mad" (mental patients), "sad" (blind, deaf, physically different), and "awe-ful" (freaks). Prerequisites: SOCI 10100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 21500 - Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues LA SS

Gives a basic understanding of some common issues in therapeutic counseling and therapy relationships, including personal and interpersonal power; sexual orientation; loss, separation, and death; cultural and/or racial variables; aging; drug use; and clinical hospital and rehabilitation "treatment" programs. Prerequisites: Six credits of sociology or psychology. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 21600 - Alternative Culture LA SS

Specifically addresses the problems of the design of alternative social forms, using as examples writing about utopias and current explorations in alternative lifestyles. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences or sophomore standing. 3 credits. (O)

SOCI 21800 - Individual and Society 1 LA SS

Focuses on the dynamic relationship between the individual and society and how people, individually and collectively, influence and change society. Beginning with the fundamental and age-old question, How is social order possible?, the course examines the ways groups form and elaborate distinctive codes -- norms, roles, and values -- as well as the ways groups exert control over members' behavior. This leads to a second set of related questions: What is human nature? How are individuals trained (i.e., socialized) for participation in society and for different positions in society? Students learn that childhood socialization can be powerful and yet can be overwhelmed by situational forces and by various forms of immediate social influence. Explores interaction in everyday life by focusing on a perspective that sees individuals playing an active role in managing their behavior and their emotions. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences or sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,O)

SOCI 21900 - Sociology of Religious Institutions 1 LA SS

Much of sociological examination focuses on institutions. Those institutions include the family, politics, economics, medicine, education, and religion. Sociologists define religion as the social arrangement involving beliefs and practices of the sacred. Students in this course examine various aspects of the role of religious institutions in society, especially in relation to American society. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 22000 - Sociology of Aging LA SS

This course presents the prominent sociological theories and research about aging and the ways in which the experience of aging is socially constructed. Cross-listed with GERO 22000. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 22000 and GERO 22000. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or GERO 10100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 22600 - Sociology of Hispanic Americans 1 LA SS

The Latino or Hispanic experience in the United States from a sociological perspective. Analysis of cultural traits and explanations of social behavior are developed and discussed as a case study within the larger U.S. culture. Social institutions and processes related to Hispanics are studied, such as mass media, language, education, religion, and social inequality. The course covers Hispanics in general, but focuses on the four largest groups: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans. Prerequisites: One course in sociology; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,E)

SOCI 22800 - Men's Lives 1 LA SS

Sociological analysis of manhood. Consideration of the dynamics of race, class, historical moment, fatherhood, and sexuality in defining and structuring men's lives. Sociological concepts such as the social construction of gender, ideology, patriarchy, power, roles, and socialization are employed in developing an analysis of men and masculinity. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences or sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 23000 - Selected Topics in Clinical Sociology LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23100 - Selected Topics in Gender Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23200 - Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23300 - Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23400 - Selected Topics in Sociology of Family and Relationships LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23500 - Selected Topics in Social Institutions and Organizations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23501 - Selected Topics in Social Institutions and Organizations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 23610 - American Jewish Life 1 H LA SS

Exploration of contemporary Jewish life in the United States from a sociocultural perspective, looking at issues in the context of both Jewish and U.S. culture and history. Topics include immigrant background and experiences; ethnicity, class, and politics; responses to discrimination and social inequality; relations with other U.S. ethnic groups; changing family and gender relations; religious movements; secular Jewish culture; responses to international issues (Holocaust, Israel); American Jewish cultural diversity. Cross-listed with ANTH 23610. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 23610 and ANTH 23610. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 29200 - The Changing Family 1 LA SS

Examination of the variety of roles and diversity of forms the family has taken historically and cross-culturally. Stresses that there is no simple, constant definition of what a family is or does: families change as societies do. Students locate the specific economic, political, psychological, demographic, and other factors that both affect and are affected by changing family arrangements, while encountering a wide range of contemporary issues and researching their own family histories. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 29300 - Introduction to Social Institutions and Organizations 1 LA SS

Institutions are social arrangements that, more or less effectively, serve the interests of one or more groups of people. Social institutions include political, economic, health care, and religious systems, as well as the family and formal education. Organizations are the structural arrangements by which individuals encounter these institutions. Students in this course explore the parallels and differences between various types of institutions and organizations. They examine issues of power and ideology that affect institutional and organizational actors, including those with formal authority, subordinates, and clients. Prerequisites: One course in the social sciences or sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 30100 - Technology and Society LA SS

Study of the kinds of social relationships generated by technology, exploring the following questions: How do technology and social structures relate to each other? What values, beliefs, and ways of thinking create contexts for new technology? How does technology create different values, beliefs, and ways of interpreting the world? How can new technology present opportunities to create different social organization? Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,O)

SOCI 30200 - Sociology of Crime LA SS

Analysis of the social reality of crime and law, the patterns of criminal behavior, the political economy of crime, and the social organization of law enforcement (police arrest, trial, and sentencing). Crime and law are studied as settings in which social and political decisions are made. Prerequisites: SOCI 20300 or SOCI 21400. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 30300 - Global Race and Ethnic Relations 1 G LA SS

Critical analysis of precursors of contemporary racial ideology, including right of conquest, polygenesis, monogenesis, social Darwinism, and eugenics. Analysis of major sociological theories of racial stratification, pluralism, and conflict. Topics include racism, capitalism, and imperialism; biology, culture, and race; the new ethnicity; comparative racial and ethnic stratification; and segmentation in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 30600 - Space of Intimacy LA SS

Study of personal growth and how humans create and develop the space of intimacy. Theoretical and applied explanations and discussions of how social, personal, and intimate spaces are made with others. Detailed analysis of what human beings do within the space of intimacy once it has been created in action. Readings and discussions center on how humans function within the space of intimacy in terms of loving, sexuality, possession, and jealousy; respect, commitment, and trust; promise making, promise keeping, and forgiving; interpersonal conflict, lying, and change; privacy, making boundaries, touching, and affection. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 30700 - Social Policy LA SS

Introduction to fundamental issues of social policy analysis. Issues are viewed within the context of both traditional and emergent theories of inequality, with an emphasis on the limitations of contemporary welfare-state social programs in reducing inequality. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 30800 - Counseling Theory & Dynamics LA SS

Presents theories about how people grow and change while increasing students' awareness of how they grow, act, and react in a counseling or helping relationship. Study of how helping people relates to broader societal political issues, and how they connect in a political way to the larger society when engaged in a counseling or helping relationship. Prerequisites: Three courses in sociology and/or political science and/or psychology. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 30900 - Group Counseling LA SS

Provides cognitive and experiential understandings of the function of "helping groups." Students experience how different kinds of helping groups are appropriate for different objectives, while gaining an understanding of the range of skills and knowledge needed to be a competent group leader. Prerequisites: Three courses in sociology and/or political science and/or psychology. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 31000 - Civil Rights and Social Movements LA SS

Uses the civil rights movements of the 1960s as a vehicle to explore theories of social justice and inequality. Themes include strategies for social change and conflict necessary for social transformation. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional courses in the social sciences, one of which must be in the race and ethnic relations concentration. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 31100 - Sociological Theory LA SS

Analysis and evaluation of some theories of society. Development of a critical framework within which to generate hypotheses of social structure and social change. Emphasis is placed on the historical and contextual nature of theory. Prerequisites: Majors and minors only; SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 31200 - Culture and Society: An International Field Experience G LA SS

Students meet during the term to analyze social conflicts in a particular country as preparation for a three-week trip following the semester. Focus is on racial and/or ethnic issues as seen through the eyes of residents in the host country. Specific topics vary depending on the host country but usually include internal relations among different groups, themes related to colonization experiences, and the experience of immigrants to the United States. Activities in the host country include class instruction; excursions to archaeological sites, as well as locations of contemporary interest; field trips to museums and colonial areas; and visits to urban and rural sectors. Students are required to pay all travel and trip-related expenses. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior standing or above; 2.50 GPA; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F or S,Y)

SOCI 31300 - Social Inequality 1 LA SS

Socioeconomic aspects of inequality, power, and social mobility in industrial societies. Examines Marxist and functionalist theories, with primary reference to empirical data on the contemporary American stratification system. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 31400 - Sociology of Health and Medicine LA SS

Analysis of contemporary issues of health and medicine using the concepts and theories of medical sociology and critical analysis. Topics include the sick role and labeling perspectives; analysis of practitioners; the social organization of medical care; social epidemiology; and contemporary critical debates in the field. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 31600 - Women and Health LA SS

Analysis of the conditions for and experiences of women as patients, from birth control to birthing to aging; analysis of women as health care providers, physicians, nurses, lay and alternative healers; and analysis of the women's health care movement. Examination of these issues within a broad historical and comparative framework (e.g., 19th-century feminism, 20th-century third-world activism). Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 31800 - Political Sociology LA SS

Explores power and ideology at three levels: (1) the micro level of face-to-face interactions and small groups; (2) the intermediate level of organizations such as local and regional governments, mental institutions, and schools; and (3) the macro level of national societies. Considers how power systems are maintained and the conditions under which they are challenged and changed. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two other courses in sociology or politics. 3 credits. (S,O)

SOCI 32200 - Forms of Punishment LA SS

Examination of punishment and its varied forms as defined by the social, political, and economic contexts within which they emerge. Students study asylums, jails, prisons, and other institutional forms of punishment, as well as all nonvoluntary forms of "treatment." Not limited to the study of stone walls and iron bars, as the architecture of power and punishment takes many forms. Prerequisites: SOCI 20300. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 32300 - Family Violence LA SS

Causes and manifestations of violence and abuse in the home. Explores wife beating, child abuse, sibling-related attacks, sexual abuse of children, incest, husband abuse, marital rape, and premarital violence. Students also delineate the institutions that breed and perpetuate this problem, as well as treatment approaches, prevention, and community responses. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 32400 - Sociology of Violence LA SS

Examines theoretical frameworks that attempt to illuminate the origins of violence. Interpersonal, group, and collective forms of violence are analyzed; specific types of violence are studied in depth. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 32500 - Race, Class, and Gender LA SS

Shows how to analyze various issues affecting race, class, and gender in the United States, and helps students develop the ability to examine and analyze the economic, social, political, and cultural roles of members of our society, focusing on the intersection of race, class, and gender. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 32700 - Work and the Family LA SS

Analysis of the impact of work on family dynamics and the impact of family factors on work orientation. Topics include the roles and socialization of provider and homemaker, typologies of work and of family experience, and work and family in various historical periods and classes. Focus on dual-career families and policies regarding work and family. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

SOCI 33000 - Selected Topics in Clinical Scoiology LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 33100 - Selected Topics in Gender Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 33200 - Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 33300 - Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 33400 - Selected Topics in Scoiology of Family and Relationships LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 33500 - Selected Topics in Scoial Institutions and Organizations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 34100 - Minorities in the United Kingdom 1 H LA SS

A study of ethnic groups in the U.K. (including Indian, black, Cypriot, Irish, and Jewish). The course examines patterns of immigration, integration, and conflict. Comparisons are drawn with minorities in other countries. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Offered only through the London Center. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 34300 - The Sociology of Gender LA SS

Examination of the social processes through which biological sex is transformed and institutionalized in cultural relationships known as "gender." Students ask what the societal causes and consequences are of "acting like a lady" and "being a man" and investigate how gender is constructed, reconstructed, and deconstructed through popular culture, family, and work arrangements; personal relationships; organizations; and social movements. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two of the following: SOCI 21000, SOCI 21300, SOCI 22800. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 34600 - Methods of Social Work Practice LA SS

Acquaints students with a variety of theoretical approaches to social work practice and develops their interviewing skills, including their ability to plan, implement, and evaluate social work intervention. Students are required to become involved in fieldwork experiences. Primary emphasis is placed on identifying and learning about the helping process. Questions of style and factors involved in treatment planning and implementation are also stressed. Corequisites: SOCI 34700. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 34700 - Supervised Fieldwork NLA SS

Designed to be taken concurrently with SOCI 34600, this course provides students with a fieldwork experience that augments and clarifies classroom material. There is a two-hour-per-week group supervision meeting, as well as individual supervision, focusing on skills and specific situations encountered during fieldwork placements. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 35100 - Sociology of Education LA SS

This course examines the role of education and the structure of educational institutions (including colleges and universities) in American society and studies the process by which skills, cultural norms, and cultural views are transmitted. It also explores the distribution of educational opportunity. These issues are dealt with at the level of the classroom, the school, and the community. The latter part of the course focuses on the creation of change in the educational system. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F,IRR)

SOCI 35300 - Research Methods I LA SS

Introduces students to the research methods used by sociologists. Topics include theories about causation; quantitative and qualitative methods of collecting and analyzing data; and the ethics and politics of social science research. Students conduct several small research projects to practice each of the methods introduced in the course. They also review basic statistical and quantitative analysis. Students take the first steps in conducting an original research project by formulating a research question and reviewing the relevant literature. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two other sociology courses; MATH 15500, MATH 24300, MATH 24400, or PSYC 20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 35400 - Research Methods II LA SS

A continuation of SOCI 35300. Students are guided through an original research project in which they prepare a research plan, including choosing a feasible method appropriate to their topic, and collect, analyze, and present data. Students also are taught more sophisticated approaches to statistical and quantitative analysis than in Research Methods I. Prerequisites: SOCI 35300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 36100 - Social Welfare and Social Work LA SS

Analysis of the role of the social worker as an agent of change. Development of a knowledge of the principles, values, and methods of social work. Students may do volunteer work in the community and are aided in securing summer fieldwork placement if desired. Prerequisites: One course in psychology; a social problems course; junior standing; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 37000 - Counseling the Older Adult LA SS

Combines theory about and practice of basic counseling skills with information about issues faced by older adults and their families. Analyzes the lives of today's older adults within the frameworks of social institutions and race, class, and gender. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100 or GERO 10100; at least one of the following: SOCI 21500, SOCI 30800, SOCI 30900, SOCI 34600, PSYC 36600, ANTH 34000, TRLS 23800, HLTH 24000, PTBS 48000; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 37600 - Poverty LA SS

Examination of poverty in contemporary United States from three perspectives: (1) the ethnographic perspective -- understanding poverty through anthropological case studies, which is the emphasis in the course; (2) the holistic perspective -- examining the social and cultural context in which poverty exists, searching for causal factors; and (3) the applied perspective -- evaluating policy and programs for dealing with or eliminating poverty. Cross-listed with ANTH 37600. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 37600 and ANTH 37600. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; two courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 40100 - Community Organizing LA SS

Designed to sensitize students to some of the recurrent tasks faced by community organizers in their attempts to develop task-oriented groups and maintain group participation and effectiveness. Exposes students to practical fieldwork situations in community service in which classroom instruction, information, and insights are tested and improved. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 40200 - Society and Nature LA SS

Explores the assertion that the central activity of the individual and collectivities of individuals must be ecological. Students are asked to investigate their capacity to be ecologically "knowing." What does it mean to define our relationships to the places in which we live? Where is this place? What is a relationship? What does it mean to "know" or to "experience" ecologically? Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; ANTH 10400; junior or senior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 41200 - Seminar: The National Health System LA SS

A study of the history, development, and function of the national health system in the context of the welfare state, education, housing, class structure, income, and politics in Great Britain. Comparison of the American and British health care schemes. Offered only through the London Center. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 41400 - Seminar: Mental Health Intervention with Special Populatins LA SS

An advanced seminar that examines, from a sociological perspective, the form and content of therapeutic interventions with unique populations such as women, African Americans, individuals with disabilities, ethnic minorities, the aged, and homosexuals. The intersection of sex, class, racial, and ethnic factors relating to both clients and clinicians is also a major focus. A sociological analysis of major issues relevant to these special populations is stressed so that students can begin to identify areas of concern, skill requirements, structural designs, and specific areas of knowledge important in creating alternative intervention models. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; at least four other sociology courses, including two at level 3. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 41500 - Seminar: The Police LA SS

Explores both the problems for society of policing its members and the social meaning of policing as experienced by individuals. Topics include the work of the police, relationships with the legal system, discretion and partiality, and current controversies about undercover operations, the use of deadly force, police crime, etc. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level sociology courses. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 41600 - Seminar: Treatment and Prevention of Family Violence LA SS

A follow-up to SOCI 32300; explores the international issues of abuse of women and children, as well as how service providers can deal with abuse within the family. Such problems as marital rape, elder abuse, child sexual abuse, wife battering, and gay and lesbian battering are looked at through the prism of treatment and prevention. Social policy issues are explored in depth. Prerequisites: SOCI 32300. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 41800 - Seminar: Sociology of Law LA SS

The domain of our study is the law and the legal order, both individual rules and the complex of the legal system. The course studies the law on the books and the law in action. Theory and research connected to criminal and civil law reveal how law affects society and how society, in turn, affects law. Students develop an analysis that is explicitly policy oriented. Such an analysis explains the relationship among law, the legal order, and society, and teaches us how to use the legal order to solve existential difficulties. Prerequisites: SOCI 30200. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 41900 - Seminar: Women in the Third World G LA SS

A seminar that exposes students to various issues affecting women in the third world. It helps broaden students' perspective and increase their awareness of issues such as motherhood, oppression, submission, sexuality, leadership, and feminism in the third world. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 42100 - Seminar: Race, Racism, and the Law LA SS

A seminar in which students synthesize much of what they have learned through the years about the development of racial relations in the United States. The role of race as a social concept is analyzed in conjunction with the social institutions of racism and law. Sociological theories and established and contemporary research findings are discussed and analyzed in the context of de jure and de facto segregation and discrimination. This course promotes understanding of the role that law has played in the support of racism in this country, as well as in the elimination of segregation and racial subordination. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; one course in the race and ethnic relations concentration; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 42200 - Seminar: Family Forms LA SS

The family is very diverse -- there are no specific and regular forms to family structure. This seminar explores the various forms: gay and lesbian families, single-parent families, dual-career families, multiracial families. Students have an opportunity to interview and present on these varying structures. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 42500 - Seminar: Sociological Feminist Theory LA SS

A summary of various approaches to feminist theory within sociology: liberal, radical, socialist, ecofeminist, and third-wave feminist. Using a basic understanding of these perspectives, the course explores either current developments in feminist theory within sociology or responses from each approach to a particular issue. Prerequisites: Three courses in the women's studies minor and/or in the gender concentration in sociology; junior standing or above. 3 credits. (Y)

SOCI 42700 - Seminar: Class, Gender, and Work LA SS

A seminar on the complex interrelationship of class and gender in a variety of work settings. Topics include reactions of men to women working as peers, gender-specific class consciousness of women workers, and ways that gender-class factors influence supervisor-supervisee relationships. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 42800 - Simulating Social Processes LA SS

Simulations and exercises have wide application in teaching research, policy planning, and sensitivity training. This course examines the theory behind simulations and uses simulations, games, and exercises to examine several key social issues, including organizing for social change, policy planning, stratification, power, racism, and sexism. Students design, run, and debrief social simulations. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level courses in sociology or another social science. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 43000 - Selected Topics in Clinical Sociology LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 43100 - Selected Topics in Gender Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 43200 - Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 43201 - Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 43300 - Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 43400 - Selected Topics in Sociology of Family and Relationships LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 43500 - Selected Topics in Social Institutions and Organizations LA SS

Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 44000 - Tutorial in Clinical Scoiology LA

Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 44100 - Tutorial in Gender Studies LA

Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 44200 - Tutorial in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA

Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 44300 - Tutorial in Race and Ethnic Relations LA

Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 44400 - Tutorial in Sociology of Family and Relationships LA

Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 44500 - Tutorial in Social Institutions and Organizations LA

Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

SOCI 46300 - Field Research LA SS

Projects arranged individually at the student's request with individual instructors and with departmental approval. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 46500 - Honors in Sociology I LA SS

The honors program in sociology is a two-semester capstone experience that recognizes the outstanding scholarship of sociology majors and minors. Students accepted into the sociology honors program engage in collaborative research in a new area of study or in a substantial extension of topics as developed in the honors seminar. Criteria for admission to the program: Majors: 30 credits in sociology, including SOCI 31100 Sociological Theory), SOCI 35000 Research Methods, or MATH 15500 Statistics or equivalent; 3.40 or higher GPA in sociology and 3.00 GPA overall. Minors: 18 credits in sociology, including SOCI 31100, SOCI 35000, or MATH 15500 or equivalent; 3.60 or higher GPA in sociology and 3.00 GPA overall. Students must complete both SOCI 46500 and SOCI 46600 to be eligible to receive honors in sociology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SOCI 46600 - Honors in Sociology II LA SS

The honors program in sociology is a two-semester capstone experience that recognizes outstanding scholarship of sociology majors and minors. Students accepted into the sociology honors program engage in collaborative research in a new area of study or in a substantial extension of topics as developed in the honors seminar. Prerequisites: SOCI 46500; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 47000 - Independent Study in Clinical Sociology LA

A course within this concentration is arranged individually between student and instructor. A proposal for the topic and specific plans must be approved by the dean's office of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 47001 - Independent Studies in Clinical Sociology LA

Students pursue independent studies in an area of their choosing and meet as a group each week to share ideas and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. At the end of the semester, students present their work in a formal symposium and turn in a final paper. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 47100 - Independent Study in Gender Studies LA

A course within this concentration is arranged individually between student and instructor. A proposal for the topic and specific plans must be approved by the dean's office of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 47101 - Independent Studies in Gender Studies LA

Students pursue independent studies in an area of their choosing and meet as a group each week to share ideas and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. At the end of the semester, students present their work in a formal symposium and turn in a final paper. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 47200 - Independent Study in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA

A course within this concentration is arranged individually between student and instructor. A proposal for the topic and specific plans must be approved by the dean's office of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 47201 - Independent Studies in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies LA

Students pursue independent studies in an area of their choosing and meet as a group each week to share ideas and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. At the end of the semester, students present their work in a formal symposium and turn in a final paper. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 47300 - Independent Study in Race and Ethnic Relations LA

A course within this concentration is arranged individually between student and instructor. A proposal for the topic and specific plans must be approved by the dean's office of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 47301 - Independent Studies in Race and Ethnic Relations LA

Students pursue independent studies in an area of their choosing and meet as a group each week to share ideas and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. At the end of the semester, students present their work in a formal symposium and turn in a final paper. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 47400 - Independent Study in Sociology of Family and Relationships LA

A course within this concentration is arranged individually between student and instructor. A proposal for the topic and specific plans must be approved by the dean's office of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 47401 - Independent Studies in Sociology of Family and Relationships LA

Students pursue independent studies in an area of their choosing and meet as a group each week to share ideas and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. At the end of the semester, students present their work in a formal symposium and turn in a final paper. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 47501 - Independent Studies in Social Institutions and Organizations LA

Students pursue independent studies in an area of their choosing and meet as a group each week to share ideas and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. At the end of the semester, students present their work in a formal symposium and turn in a final paper. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 48000 - Seminar on the Sociology of Pedagogy LA SS

Designed to supplement the practicum on teaching assistance and is required for teaching assistants in sociology courses. It presents the theoretical approach to teaching generally shared by sociology department faculty. A variety of pedagogical theories, including that of Paulo Freire, are examined using an ongoing analysis of the relationship between educational theories and larger social forces and historical conditions. The seminar meets as four half-day workshops during the semester. The seminar is team-taught by the instructors of courses that use teaching assistants. The format includes didactic presentation of theoretical material and discussion, along with focused papers on the reading. The required reading must be completed before the seminar workshop. In the workshop at the end of the semester, the text material is reviewed with analysis of its application in the teaching assistance experience. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level sociology courses; permission of instructor. Corequisites: SOCI 48100.1 credit. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 48100 - Praticum in Teaching Assistance NLA

Leadership skills for leading educational discussion groups. Open to students who are acting as teaching assistants in sociology courses. Prerequisites: SOCI 10100; three upper-level sociology courses; permission of instructor. Corequisites: SOCI 48000. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 48200 - Research Methods Teaching Assistant NLA

Teaching assistants tutor students on topics in the research methods courses. TAs work individually and with small groups of students to help them pursue an original research project. This includes helping students select topics, choose an appropriate method of research, design research tools, and collect, analyze, and present data and findings. TAs assist with class exercises. TAs also comment on drafts of student research papers. Students may repeat the experience one time but may not receive a total of more than 4 credits. Prerequisites: SOCI 35400; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SOCI 48800 - Counseling the Older Adult: Research LA SS

Students examine the issues faced by older adults and their families, analyzing the lives of today's older adults within the frameworks of social institutions and of race, class, and gender. Students also learn the theories of basic counseling and related skills, focusing on the application of these theories and skills when working with older adults. The course covers the same content as SOCI 37000 but with an additional research element involving the published literature and sociological theory. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 37000 and SOCI 48800. Prerequisites: Sociology major or minor; junior standing; SOCI 10100 or GERO 10100; one of the following: SOCI 21500, SOCI 30800, SOCI 30900, SOCI 34600, PSYC 36600, ANTH 34000, TRLS 23800, HLTH 24000, or OTBS 48000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SOCI 49000 - Internship in Clinical Sociology NLA

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49001 - Internship in Clinical Sociology NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 49100 - Internship in Gender Studies NLA

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49101 - Internship in Gender Studies NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 49200 - Internship in Criminal and Juvenile Justice NLA

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49201 - Internship in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 49300 - Internship in Race and Ethnic Relations NLA

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49301 - Internship in Race and Ethnic Relations NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 49400 - Internship in Sociology of Family and Relationships NLA SS

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49401 - Internship in Sociology of Family and Relationships NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 49500 - Internship in Social Institutions and Organizations NLA SS

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49501 - Internship in Social Institutions and Organizations NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)

SOCI 49800 - Internship in Sociology NLA

Internships arranged individually at the student's request with an instructor and a sponsoring agency, and with departmental approval. Also offered through the London Center by special permission. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. Variable credit. (F-S)

SOCI 49801 - Internship in Sociology NLA

Students arrange for internships in local agencies. Students meet as a group each week to share experiences and report on their progress. Students meet individually with the course professor on a regular basis to discuss their work. Prerequisites: Sociology majors or minors who have completed three-quarters of the major or minor; permission of instructor. 2-6 credits. (F,S Y)