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Graduate Catalog 2015-16


420-3 LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP. Leadership as vision, competence, community, and fun. Applied to self, family, school, workplace, city, country, and world. Readings, presentations, self-evaluation, discussions, exams, and a portfolio.

421-3 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY. Integration of individual and society, role structure and orientation to society, habits, communication channels, emergence, presentation, and defense of self.

422-3 WHITE-COLLAR CRIME. (Same as CJ 422) An examination of the nature, extent, and distribution of white-collar crime as well as its causes, correlates, and control. Prerequisites: SOC/CJ 272 and junior/senior standing or consent of instructor.

431-3 EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE CHANGE. Practical application and critical analysis of theories, approaches, and strategies of organizational and workplace change. Organizations as mechanistic, organic, cultural, political systems; arenas of conflict.

440-3 SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURE. Relevant theories, methodologies, and works of original research. Students apply knowledge gained by analyzing examples from contemporary popular culture.

441-3 HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND SOCIETY. Social determinants of sickness and death, illness as social behavior, patient-practitioner relationships, hospitals, issues in organization and delivery of health care.

444-3 GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND CLASS IN THE WORKPLACE. Traces the evolution of work for women of different races and classes, and studies what issues women now face in the public and private spheres.

470-3 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE. Behaviors such as prostitution, drug use, murder, robbery, sexual variance, rape, insanity examined theoretically and empirically.

472-3 EXPLAINING CRIME. Examination of the relationship between classical and contemporary criminological theory, research and policy. Prerequisite: SOC/CJ 272 or consent of instructor.

474-3 VICTIMS AND SOCIETY. Sociological analysis of war, crime, inequality, racism, sexism, and other victim-generating conditions and processes. A non-lecture, active-learning course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

490-3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY. Topics not included in regular course offerings. May be repeated or taken in multiple 3-credit sections without limit on the total number of credit hours taken, provided no topic is repeated.

501-3 SURVEY OF THEORY. Classical and contemporary theory connecting to historical context, vision, research, application, and to other seminars in the sociology graduate program. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

502-3 SEMINAR IN INTERGROUP RELATIONS. Cross-cultural study of racial, ethnic, and inter-faith relations. Causes of conflict, accommodation, inequality, domination, acculturation, assimilation, pluralism.

503-3 SEMINAR IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY. Applied sociology: its history, the application of sociology in its varied forms and contexts, and the roles, skills, and methods that sociological practice involves.

515-3 RESEARCH METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN IN SOCIOLOGY. Basic research methods and designs, analysis of social science data, logic of scientific inquiry. Includes preparation of thesis/internship research proposal.

518-3 ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS. Data analysis methods used in quantitative social research including statistical analysis with SPSS and demographic techniques. Descriptive and inferential statistics including multivariate techniques. Prerequisite: one course in statistics.

521-3 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. Theoretical systems, progress toward integrated body of behavioral theory.

536-3 ALTERNATIVES TO BUREAUCRACY. Why bureaucracy? What are the characteristics, problems, strengths, and weaknesses of bureaucratic organizations? Under what conditions do such organizations arise? What are the alternatives to bureaucratic forms of organization.

538-3 SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY. Analysis of theoretical, research, and policy issues: technological change and the organization of production, deindustrialization, industrial relations, and industrial policies in the global economy.

540-3 ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM(S). A historical and contemporary examination of the various types of capitalisms internationally and the many social and theoretical movements challenging them.

542-3 SEMINAR IN GENDER AND GENDER INEQUALITY. Theoretical perspectives on the creation, reproduction, and maintenance of gender and gender inequality.

574-3 SEMINAR IN DEVIANCE. Theoretical approaches to such phenomena as drug addiction, mental illness, sexual variances, suicide, and criminal behaviors; emphasis on cross-cultural, historical, and empirical data.

578-3 SEMINAR IN CRIMINOLOGY. Classical and contemporary criminological research and theory. Class performs original research, replicates a significant existing study, theoretical interpretation and/or critique of important criminological work.

590-3 SPECIAL TOPICS. Seminar on topic not included in regular course offerings. May be repeated provided no topic is repeated.

592-3 RESEARCH PRACTICUM. Experience in carrying out and reporting a research project, includes hypothesis generation, data collection and analysis, and oral presentation and written report. Prerequisite: 18 hours of graduate course work including SOC 515 or permission of graduate adviser.

593a-3 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP-EXPERIENCE. Supervised work experience in research or public service organization; requires 140 hours of work time. May be counted toward completion of MA exit requirement. Prerequisite: consent of graduate coordinator.

593b-3 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP-REPORT. Written report relating sociological concepts to internship experience. Counts toward completion of MA exit requirements in combination with successful completion of SOC 593a. Prerequisite: SOC 593a.

595-1 to 6 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH. Supervised research projects. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and graduate coordinator.

596-1 to 6 READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY. Supervised readings in selected subjects. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and graduate coordinator.

599-3 to 6 THESIS. Supervised research in approved topic. Written proposal and oral defense required. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of graduate coordinator.

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