Sociology (SOC)

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SOC 200 Bison image  Introductory Sociology (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the study of human society. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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SOC 200H Bison image  Intro Sociology Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the study of human society for the honors student. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Honors, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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SOC 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 300 Social Organization3 Credit hours   

Analysis of sociological conceptual systems and theories.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 310 Individual and Society3 Credit hours   

Study of sociological perspectives on social interaction and the relationship between the individual and society.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 311 Deviance and Social Control3 Credit hours   

Study of the basic concepts and theories of deviant behavior and the mechanism of social control.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 313 Contemp Soc Issues and Prob3 Credit hours   

Analysis of current social issues and problems from a variety of sociological perspectives. Issues and problems will vary from semester to semester.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H or SOC 200E.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 330 Soc of Community Health3 Credit hours   

. An investigation of those social institutions and environ- mental, social, and personal factors in the community to maintain health and provide support in illness as related to social theory.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 342 American Society3 Credit hours   

Sociological analysis of the basic and cultural features of contemporary American society.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 344 Social Research I3 Credit hours   

Introduction to systematic social research methodology.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 345 Social Statistics I3 Credit hours   

Introudction to statistical analysis of social data.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: Statistics
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SOC 360 Sociological Theory3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the dominant theoretical perspectives in sociology examining the assumptions about human nature, society and sociology that constitute each theoretical tradition.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 362 Bison image  Health, Culture and Society3 Credit hours   

A cross-cultural, historical, and bio-cultural examination through case-study of social and environmental factors that affect human health and disease.

Pre-req: ANT 201 or ANT 201H or SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: Multicultural
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SOC 375 Social Stratification3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the analysis of structured social inequality with emphasis on the dimensions of social class, race and gender.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 401 Bison image  Population & 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.

Attributes: International
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SOC 403 Social Research II3 Credit hours   

Intermediate social research methodology with emphasis on research design.

Pre-req: SOC 344.

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SOC 408 The Family3 Credit hours   

Theoretical analysis of the family as a primary social institution.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 413 Social Movements & Soc Change3 Credit hours   

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

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 420 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.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 423 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.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 425 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.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 432 Sociology of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

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

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SOC 433 Sociology of Work3 Credit hours   

Study of the organization and structure of the work plant as a social system; the meaning and organization of work; mana- gerial functions; management-labor relations; and human re- lations in industry.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 440 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.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 442 Urban Sociology3 Credit hours   

The sociology of urban and metropolitan communities.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 443 Evaluation and Survey Research3 Credit hours   

Analysis and application of principles/methods of survey design and the theories/methods for assessing the outcomes of applied organizational programs to affect change in people and/or social conditions.

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SOC 450 Sociology of Religion3 Credit hours   

Sociological analysis of religion as a social institution.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 451 Science, Knowledge, and Tech3 Credit hours   

Exploration of the effects of social factors on the development and authorization of knowledge claims, especially science and technology. Retirement is examined as a process, an event, and a role. Retirement is analyzed from the point of view of the in- dividual and society.

Pre-req: SOC 200.

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SOC 452 Soc of Death & Dying3 Credit hours   

Study of death and dying as a societal and cultural phe- nomenon. Explores how institutions within our society deal with death.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 455 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 460 Holocaust and Genocide3 Credit hours   

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

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SOC 466 Bison image  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.

Attributes: International
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SOC 468 National Identity3 Credit hours   

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

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SOC 470 Field Exper in Applied SOC3-6 Credit hours   

Supervised fieldwork in public or private agencies affording students an opportunity to apply sociological knowledge and skills in addressing practical problems.

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SOC 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regulary scheduled courses.

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SOC 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 489 Internship1-4 Credit hours   

Supervised practicum founded on sociological knowledge in a host institution. 40-45 hours of internship work correspond with 1 credit hour.

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SOC 492 Senior Seminar I3 Credit hours   

Application of sociological theory and practice to individually designed projects. This course fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors. (PR: sociology major in senior standing or departmental permission)

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SOC 493 Bison image  Senior Seminar II3 Credit hours   

Application of sociological theory and practice to individually designed projects. Fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors. (PR: Anthrolpology major in senior standing or departmental permission)

Attributes: Capstone Course
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