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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Sociology Courses

331-10100 Introduction to Sociology   SS LA 1, 1

    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)

331-10200 Contemporary Sociological Issues   SS LA 1

    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)

331-11600 Introduction to Multicultural Studies   SS LA 1

    Designed to increase students' awareness of cultural diversity and to ac-quaint 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)

331-13000 Youth and Youth Cultures   SS LA 1

    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)

331-13600 Investigating Social Issues   SS LA

    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 331-13600 and 331-13500. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-20200 Women in Britain   SS LA 1

     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)

331-20300 Juvenile Delinquency   SS LA

     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: 331-10100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-20400 Sociology of Signs, Symbols, and Collective Beliefs   SS LA 1

    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: 331-10100. 3 credits. (Y)

331-20600 Urban Sociology   SS LA 1

    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: 331-10100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-20700 Race and Ethnicity   SS LA 1, h

    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)

331-20800 Social Change   SS LA 1, h

    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: 331-10100. 3 credits. (Y)

331-21000 Women's Lives   SS LA 1

    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)

331-21200 Sociology of Work   SS LA

     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)

331-21300 Sexual Oppression   SS LA 1

    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)

331-21400 Definitions of Normality   SS LA 1

    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: 331-10100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-21500 Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues   SS LA

     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)

331-21600 Alternative Culture   SS LA

     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)

331-21800 Individual and Society   SS LA 1

    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?" 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? We see 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)

331-21900 Sociology of Religious Institutions   SS LA 1

    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)

331-22000 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 780-22000. Students may not receive credit for both 331-22000 and 780-22000. Prerequisites: 331-10100 or 780-10100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

331-22600 Sociology of Hispanic Americans   SS LA 1

     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)

331-22800 Men's Lives   SS LA 1

    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)

331-23610 American Jewish Life   SS LA 1, h

     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 339-23610. Students may not receive credit for both 331-23610 and 339-23610. Prerequisites: 331-10100. 3 credits. (Y)

Level-2 Selected Topics   SS LA

     Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: 331-10100 or one social sciences course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

    331-23000

    Selected Topics in Clinical Sociology

    331-23100

    Selected Topics in Gender Studies

    331-23200

    Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-23300

    Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-23400

    Selected Topics in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-23500

    Selected Topics in Social Institutions and Organizations

331-29200 The Changing Family   SS LA 1

    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)

331-29300 Introduction to Social Institutions and Organizations   SS LA 1

    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)

331-30100 Technology and Society   SS LA

     Study of the kinds of social relationships generated by technology, exploring the following questions: (1) How do technology and social structures relate to each other? (2) 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? (3) How can new technology present opportunities to create different social organization? Prerequisites: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,O)

331-30200 Sociology of Crime   SS LA

     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: 331-20300 or 331-21400. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-30300 Global Race and Ethnic Relations   SS LA 1,g

     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: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

331-30600 Space of Intimacy   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-30700 Social Policy   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

331-30800 Counseling Theory and Dynamics   SS LA

     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 counseling or helping relationship. Prerequisites: Three courses in sociology and/or political science and/or psychology. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-30900 Group Counseling   SS LA

     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)

331-31000 Civil Rights and Social Movements   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two additional courses in the social sciences, one of which must be in the race and ethnic relations concentration. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-31100 Sociological Theory   SS LA

     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; 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-31200 Culture and Society: An International Field Experience   LA SS g

    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: 331-10100; junior standing or above; 2.50 GPA; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F or S,Y)

331-31300 Social Inequality   SS LA 1

    Socioeconomic aspects of inequality, power, and social mobility in industrial societies. Marxist and functionalist theories are examined, with primary reference to empirical data on the contemporary American stratification system. Prerequisites: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

331-31400 Sociology of Health and Medicine   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,Y)

331-31600 Women and Health   SS LA

     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)

331-31800 Political Sociology   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two other courses in sociology or politics. 3 credits. (S,O)

331-32200 Forms of Punishment   SS LA

     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: 331-20300. 3 credits. (Y)

331-32300 Family Violence   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

331-32400 Sociology of Violence   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-32500 Race, Class, and Gender   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-32700 Work and the Family   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

Level-3 Selected Topics   SS LA

     Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: 331-10100; two additional social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

    331-33000

    Selected Topics in Clinical Sociology

    331-33100

    Selected Topics in Gender Studies

    331-33200

    Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-33300

    Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-33400

    Selected Topics in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-33500

    Selected Topics in Social Institutions and Organizations

331-34100 Minorities in the United Kingdom   SS LA 1

     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)

331-34300 The Sociology of Gender   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; two of the following: 331-21000, 331-21300, 331-22800. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-34600 Methods of Social Work Practice   SS LA

     Acquaints students with a variety of theoretical approaches to social work practice and develops the student's interviewing skills, including his or her 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. Course must be taken concurrently with 331-34700. 3 credits. (Y)

331-34700 Supervised Fieldwork   NLA

     Designed to be taken concurrently with 331-34600, 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)

331-35100 Sociology of Education   SS LA

     This course examines the role of education and the structure of educational institutions (including colleges and universities) in American society. The process by which skills, cultural norms, and cultural views are transmitted is studied. Also, the distribution of educational opportunity is explored. 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: 331-10100; two courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (F,IRR)

331-35300 Research Methods I   SS LA

     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. Students 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: 331-10100; two other sociology courses; 313-15500, 313-24300, 313-24400, or 330-20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-35400 Research Methods II   SS LA

    A continuation of 331-35300. 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: 331-35300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-36100 Social Welfare and Social Work   SS LA

     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)

331-37000 Counseling the Older Adult   SS LA

    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: 331-10100 or 780-10100; at least one of the following: 331-21500, 331-30800, 331-30900, 331-34600, 330-36600, 339-34000, 661-23800, 662-24000, 672-48000; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (S,Y)

331-37600 Poverty   SS LA

     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 339-37600. Students may not receive credit for both 331-37600 and 339-37600. Prerequisites: 331-10100; two courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (Y)

331-40100 Community Organizing   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-40200 Society and Nature   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; 339-10400; junior or senior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-41200 Seminar: The National Health System   SS LA

     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)

331-41400 Seminar: Mental Health Intervention with Special Populations   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; at least four other sociology courses, including two at level 3. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-41500 Seminar: The Police   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three upper-level sociology courses. 3 credits. (Y)

331-41600 Seminar: Treatment and Prevention of Family Violence   SS LA

     A follow-up to 331-32300; 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: 331-32300. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-41800 Seminar: Sociology of Law   SS LA

     The domain of our study is the law and the legal order, both individual rules and the complex of the legal system. We study 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. We 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: 331-30200. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-41900 Seminar: Women in the Third World   SS LA g

     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: 331-10100; three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-42100 Seminar: Race, Racism, and the Law   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; one course in the race and ethnic relations concentration; two additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-42200 Seminar: Family Forms   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-42500 Seminar: Sociological Feminist Theory   SS LA

     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)

331-42700 Seminar: Class, Gender, and Work   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three additional courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

331-42800 Simulating Social Processes   SS LA

     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: 331-10100; three upper-level courses in sociology or another social science. 3 credits. (S,Y)

Level-4 Selected Topics   SS LA

     Courses offered occasionally or experimentally within the concentration. Prerequisites: 331-10100; three upper-level social science courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

    331-43000

    Selected Topics in Clinical Sociology

    331-43100

    Selected Topics in Gender Studies

    331-43200

    Selected Topics in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-43300

    Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-43400

    Selected Topics in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-43500

    Selected Topics in Social Institutions and Organizations

331-44000-331-44800 Tutorials   U LA

     Intensive study of a limited topic with a small group of students. Prerequisites: 331-10100; junior or senior standing; three courses in sociology; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

    331-44000

    Tutorial in Clinical Sociology

    331-44100

    Tutorial in Gender Studies

    331-44200

    Tutorial in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-44300

    Tutorial in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-44400

    Tutorial in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-44500

    Tutorial in Social Institutions and Organizations

331-46300 Field Research   SS LA

     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)

331-46500 Honors in Sociology I   SS LA

     The honors program in sociology is a two-semester capstone experience that recognizes the outstanding scholarship of sociology majors and minors. Students accepted in 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 331-31100 (Sociological Theory), 331-35000 (Research Methods), or 313-15500 (Statistics) or equivalent; 3.40 or higher GPA in sociology and 3.00 GPA overall. Minors  18 credits in sociology including 331-31100 (Sociological Theory), 331-35000 (Research Methods), or 313-15500 (Statistics) or equivalent; 3.60 or higher GPA in sociology and 3.00 GPA overall. Students must complete both 331-46500 and 331-46600 to be eligible to receive honors in sociology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

331-46600 Honors in Sociology II   SS LA

     The honors program in sociology is a two-semester capstone experience that recognizes outstanding scholarship of sociology majors and minors. Students accepted in 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: 331-46500; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (S,Y)

331-47000-331-47800 Independent Studies   U 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)

    331-47000

    Independent Studies in Clinical Sociology

    331-47100

    Independent Studies in Gender Studies

    331-47200

    Independent Studies in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-47300

    Independent Studies in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-47400

    Independent Studies in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-47500

    Independent Studies in Social Institutions and Organizations

331-47001-331-47501 Independent Studies Course   U LA

     Students pursue independent studies in an area of sociology of their choosing. Students 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)

    331-47001

    Independent Studies in Clinical Sociology

    331-47101

    Independent Studies in Gender Studies

    331-47201

    Independent Studies in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-47301

    Independent Studies in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-47401

    Independent Studies in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-47501

    Independent Studies in Social Institutions and Organizations

331-48000 Seminar on the Sociology of Pedagogy   SS LA

     This is 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: 331-10100; three upper-level sociology courses; permission of instructor. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

331-48100 Practicum in Teaching Assistance   NLA

     Leadership skills for leading educational discussion groups. Open to students who are acting as teaching assistants in sociology courses. Prerequisites: 331-10100; three upper-level sociology courses; permission of instructor. Corequisites: 331-48000. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-48200 Research Methods Teaching Assistant   NLA

     Teaching assistants tutor students about 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: 331-35400; permission of instructor. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

331-48800 Counseling the Older Adult: Research   SS LA

    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 331-37000 but with an additional research element involving the published literature and sociological theory. Students may not receive credit for both 331-37000 and 331-48800. Prerequisites: Sociology major or minor; junior standing; 331-10100 or 780-10100; one of the following: 331-21500, 331-30800, 331-30900, 331-34600, 330-36600, 339-34000, 661-23800, 662-24000, or 672-48000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

331-49000-331-49800 Internship: Sociology   NLA

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

    331-49000

    Internship in Clinical Sociology

    331-49100

    Internship in Gender Studies

    331-49200

    Internship in Criminal and Juvenile Justice

    331-49300

    Internship in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-49400

    Internship in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-49500

    Internship in Social Institutions and Organizations

    331-49800

    Internship in Sociology

331-49001-331-49801 Internship Course

    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)

    331-49001

    Internship in Clinical Sociology

    331-49101

    Internship in Gender Studies

    331-49201

    Internship in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies

    331-49301

    Internship in Race and Ethnic Relations

    331-49401

    Internship in Sociology of Family and Relationships

    331-49501

    Internship in Social Institutions and Organizations

    331-49801

    Internship in Sociology

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