The fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Includes consideration of culture, patterns of social interaction, norms, values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Scott Albrecht
    Fall 2014Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2014Instructor: Shengwei Sun
    Fall 2014Instructor: Sojin YuView: Syllabus
The fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Includes consideration of culture, patterns of social interaction, norms, values, social institutions, stratification, and social change. Only open to honors students.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Lester AndristView: Syllabus
An examination of contemporary social problems through sociological perspectives; ways in which social problems are part of the organization of society; a detailed study of selected social problems including social conflict and social inequality.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Jonathan CoxView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Jessica PeñaView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Daniel Swann
A comparative, historical, interdisciplinary study of human socieities that focuses on the main components of human societies, how they are organized, how they change, and how they come to shape our collective social existence.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: John PeaseView: Syllabus
Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics. Construction and percentaging of bivariate contingency tables; frequency distributions and graphic presentations; measures of central tendency and dispersion; parametric and nonparametric measures of association and correlation; regression; probability; hypothesis testing; the normal, binomial and chi-square distributions; point and interval estimates.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Alan Neustadtl
The underlying logic, major strategies, specific techniques and skills of sociological research. Research design, measurement, data collection, sampling, field research experiments, surveys, index and scale construction, data analysis, interpretation and report writing.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Dana R FisherView: Syllabus
Development of the science of sociology; historical backgrounds; recent theories of society. Required of all sociology majors.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Meyer Kestnbaum
An introduction to the sociological study of deviant behavior, covering such topics as mental illness, sexual deviance, and the use of drugs. Credit only granted for: SOCY227 or SOCY327. Formerly: SOCY327.
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    Spring 2017Instructor: David Paul StroheckerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: David Paul StroheckerView: Syllabus
Theoretical perspectives and their applications. Socialization through the life course, the self-concept, attitudes, emotion, attribution, interpersonal relations, group processes, deviance, and social change.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
The dynamics of inequality: its social production, politics, future, and ideological bases. Utopian communities, efforts to eliminate inequality.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Scott AlbrechtView: Syllabus
    Spring 2012Instructor: Mark GrossView: Syllabus
Resource depletion and the deterioration of the environment. Relationship to lifestyles, individual consumer choices, cultural values, and institutional failures. Projection of the future course of American society on the basis of the analysis of scarcity, theories of social change, current trends, social movements, government actions, and the futurist literature.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Kurt FinsterbuschView: Syllabus
Institutional bases of gender roles and gender inequality, cultural perspectives on gender, gender socialization, feminism, and gender-role change. Emphasis on contemporary American society.
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Lester AndristView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Zach Richer
    Fall 2014Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Wei hsin Yu
Types of demographic analysis; demographic data; population characteristics; migration; mortality; fertility; population theories; world population growth; population policy.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Feinian Chen
Basic techniques for analyzing population structure and demographic processes, including fertility, mortality and migration.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Joan KahnView: Syllabus
Family and population dynamics. Fertility issues, such as teenage pregnancy, the timing of parenthood, and family size; as they relate to family behavior, such as marital patterns, child care use, and work and the family. Policy issues that relate to demographic changes in the family.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Michael Rendall
Structural and processual characteristics of organizations that make them effective for different purposes and in different environments. Effects of different institutional environments, small group processes, organizational networks, and leadership. Types of organizations studied include formal bureaucracies, professional organizations, and voluntary associations.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Kurt FinsterbuschView: Syllabus
The sociological study of social class, status, and power. Topics include theories of stratification, correlates of social position, functions and dysfunctions of social inequality, status inconsistency, and social mobility.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: John PeaseView: Syllabus
Research in Social Psychology; Sociology of Mental Health
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Kathleen DennyView: Syllabus
Social change and the growth of military institutions. Complex formal military organizations. Military service as an occupation or profession. The sociology of military life. Relations between military institutions, civilian communities and society.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Meredith KleykampView: Syllabus
Sociological analysis of educational institutions and their relation to society: goals and functions, the mechanisms of social control, and the impacts of stratification and social change. Study of the school as a formal organization, and the roles and subcultures of teachers and students.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Linda Moghadam
Selected Topics in Sociology; Demography of Aging
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Joan KahnView: Syllabus
Selected Topics in Sociology; Diversity in the Military
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Kirby Bowling
Selected Topics in Sociology; Love and Marriage in Modern Society
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
This course introduces regression analysis using matrix algebra. Topics include bivariate regression, multivariate regression, tests of significance, regression diagnostics, indicator variables, interaction terms, extra sum of squares, and the general linear model. Other topics may be addressed such as logistic regression and path analysis. Statistical programming software may be used.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Alan Neustadtl
Review of the history of sociological thought with major attention to the key figures (from Marx to C. Wright Mills).
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Meyer Kestnbaum
Examines theories of immigration and immigrant adaptation, empirical patterns of migration and immigration, the economic and social effects of immigration, as well as immigration policy issues.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Julie Park
Selected problems in the field of population; quantitative and qualitative aspects; American and world problems.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Feinian Chen
Major theoretical and research problems in the sociology of social stratification. The characteristics, correlates, and consequences of class and status stratification; the distribution of power; the relationship of social stratification to ideology and the institutional orders of society.
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Philip N. CohenView: Syllabus
Special Social Problems; Contemporary Sociological Methods
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Jeff LucasView: Syllabus
Special Social Problems; Gender Stratification
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    Fall 2014Instructor: Wei hsin Yu