Sociology (SOC)

SOC 501 Population and Human Ecology3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on population and its relation to characteristics of environment. Specifically, it is designed to discuss the interaction of population processes and resources.

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SOC 508 The Family3 Credit hours   

Theoretical analysis of the family as a primary social institution.

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SOC 513 Social Movements & Soc Change3 Credit hours   

Analysis of large-scale social change, including intentional social movements and revolutions.

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SOC 520 Criminology3 Credit hours   

An overview of sociological criminology, including an examination of explanations of criminal behavior, types of criminal activity, and an analysis of the criminal justice system.

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SOC 523 Social Class, Power & Conflict3 Credit hours   

Theoretical analysis of economic and political inequality and the role of social conflict in the process of large- scale social organization.

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SOC 525 Race and Ethnicity3 Credit hours   

Diverse theoretical approaches to the meaning of race and ethnicity and the character of racial/ethnic relations, with substantive focus primarily on the U.S.

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SOC 528 Medical Sociology3 Credit hours   

Social organization of modern medicine and allied health delivery systems.

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SOC 532 Sociology of Applachia3 Credit hours   

Study of the economics, politics, and social relations of Appalachia, including contemporary debates.

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SOC 533 Sociology of Work3 Credit hours   

Study of the organization and structure of the workplant as a social system; the meaning and organizations of work; managerial functions; management-labor relations; and human relations in industry.

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SOC 540 Intro to the Soc of Aging3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the social processes and consequences of growing older for both the individual and society.

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SOC 542 Urban Sociology3 Credit hours   

The sociology of urban and metropolitan communities.

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SOC 543 Evaluation Research3 Credit hours   

Analysis and application of theories and methods for assessing the outcomes of applied organizational services and programs to affect change in people and for social conditions.

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SOC 550 Sociology of Religion3 Credit hours   

An investigation into the nature of religion as a social phenomenon.

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SOC 551 Science Knowledge & Tech3 Credit hours   

Studies science knowledge and technology as a human endeavor. Examines the processes and products, controversies, social impacts, interactions between science and other social institutions like religion and politics.

Pre-req: SOC 200.

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SOC 552 Soc Of Death & Dying3 Credit hours   

The study of death and dying as a societal and cultural phenomenon. Explores how institutions within our society deal with death.

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SOC 555 Sociology of Sex and Gender3 Credit hours   

Analysis of social differentiation and inequality by gender, with a focus on the contemporary U.S.

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SOC 560 The Holocaust and Genocide3 Credit hours   

An examination of the Holocaust and other genocides from an interdisciplinary social science perspective.

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SOC 566 Culture and Environment3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the symbolic and structural dimensions of struggles over defining, organizing, and controlling the natural environment from a biocultural perspective.

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SOC 568 National Identity3 Credit hours   

Exploration of the cultural, political and economic processes that contribute to the creation and maintenance of the modern nation state as an imagined community.

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SOC 570 Soc Field Experience3-6 Credit hours   

Supervised field work in a social organization or community working on practical problems.

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SOC 571 Soc Field Experience3-6 Credit hours   

Supervised field work in a social organization or community working on practical problems.

Pre-req: SOC 506.

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SOC 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 600 Classical Sociological Theory3 Credit hours   

An examination of the development of sociological theory, from its Enlightenment roots through its growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the works of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel.

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SOC 601 Contemp Sociological Theory3 Credit hours   

Advanced introduction to major theoretical developments and issues of significance in contemporary sociological theory, examining various theoretical perspectives at different levels of analysis and from different viewpoints.

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SOC 602 Contemp Social Change3 Credit hours   

Theories of social change and their used in analyzing social change of today.

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SOC 603 Behavioral Science I3 Credit hours   

Seminar in behavioral science theory.

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SOC 604 Behavioral Science II3 Credit hours   

Seminar in behavioral science theory.

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SOC 605 Qual Res Methods and Analysis3 Credit hours   

Seminar in qualitative research methods and analysis. Topics covered include coding, using qualitative software, generating theory, participant observation, intensive interview, internet inquiry, focus groups, documents, and content analysis.

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SOC 606 Quantitative Res Meth Analysis3 Credit hours   

An introduction to quantitative research methods, statistics, and the software SPSS at an intermediate to advanced level with the main focus on developing working knowledge of the methods discussed.

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SOC 609 Professional Development3 Credit hours   

Career preparation for teaching, research, and non-academic settings.

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SOC 614 Applied Demography3 Credit hours   
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SOC 615 Applied Demography3 Credit hours   

The focus of this course is to study the application of the principles and methods of demography to decision making and planning problems in both public and private setting.

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SOC 620 Criminology3 Credit hours   

Seminar in crime and delinquency.

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SOC 640 Problems Aging Society3 Credit hours   

Seminar in current and anticipated social consequences of aging for individuals and society and societal responses to this process.

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SOC 645 Social Statistics II3 Credit hours   

Intermediate level statistical analysis including analysis of variance and covariance.

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SOC 655 Feminist Social Theory3 Credit hours   

Diverse theoretical perspectives on the orgins and nature of gender, inequality. Emphasis on contemporary debates and their political implications.

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SOC 668 Seminar1-3 Credit hours   

Topics vary from semester to semester.

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SOC 679 Problem Report1-3 Credit hours   

The preparatin of a written report on a research problem or field study in sociology.

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SOC 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

Individual research in a selected field of sciology under the direction of a member of the department.

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SOC 685 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

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