Courses

SOC 100  General Sociology (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of human societies in the U.S. and abroad; major institutions, groups, and interaction patterns from the sociological perspective.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

SOC 105  Social Problems (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of global and domestic social problems.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3C, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

SOC 192  Civic Culture and Social Responsibility  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Erosion of civility in society with particular emphasis on civic culture on the university campus.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 205  Contemporary Race-Ethnic Relations (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: People of color and white ethnic groups in the U.S. and internationally.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

SOC 210  Quantitative Sociological Analysis  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of quantitative concepts and methodology to investigation of social problems.
Prerequisite: MATH 100 to 199 - at least 1 credit.
Registration Information: Mathematics placement exam can substitute for coursework.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 220  Global Environmental Issues (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Relationship between human societies around the world and the larger natural environment.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

SOC 253  Introduction to Criminal Justice  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Criminal justice as a system. History, philosophy, components and administration of criminal justice.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 275  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ANTH 275.
Course Description: Forensic anthropological theory and methods including estimation of age-at-death, sex, stature, ancestry, and trauma analysis.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ANTH 275 and SOC 275. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 301  Development of Sociological Thought  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Central themes in sociological thought from Enlightenment to present.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 302  Contemporary Sociological Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical approaches and models in sociology.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 311  Methods of Sociological Inquiry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of sociological concepts to sociological problems including problem formulation, data gathering, and research design.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 313  Computer Methods in Sociology  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Experimental introduction to typical uses of computers in sociology with emphasis on data analysis.
Prerequisite: SOC 210 or STAT 200 to 499.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 320  Population-Natural Resources and Environment  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Population studies; world growth patterns and their relationship to natural resources and environment.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 321  Soil, Environment, and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role of soil in our environment and its value as it relates to the social and economic well-being of society.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 322  Introduction to Environmental Justice  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Unequal distribution of environmental risks, benefits, policies, and regulatory practices across different populations.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 323  Sociology of Environmental Governance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Roles of government and civil society in creating environmental problems and in developing effective responses to those problems.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Must have minimum of 30 credits.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 324  Food Justice  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Food justice strives to eliminate exploitation and oppression by challenging the structural drivers within and beyond the food system. As a practice, food justice advocates for the right to healthy food that is justly and sustainably produced, recognizes diverse cultural foodways and histories, and promotes democratic participation and equitable distribution of resources in the food system.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 330  Social Stratification  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theories of social inequality and mobility and their ramifications in American society.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 332  Comparative Majority-Minority Relations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Discrimination, ideology, power, policy issues in the U.S. and selected societies; application of basic concepts in student's self appraisal.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 333  Gender and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of social organization of gender in contemporary society, emphasizing gendered experiences and institutional linkages.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 334  Sociology of Intersectionality  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Multiple and intersecting ways race, class, gender, and sexuality shape society, individual life-chances, and daily social interactions.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 340  Bureaucracy and Modern Organizations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Structure and function of large-scale organization; coordination of activities between organizations and society.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 341  Sociology of Rural Life  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Rural life in U.S. and third world societies; analysis of sociocultural systems, social differentiation, social institutions, and problems of social change.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 342  Leisure and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Nature and purpose of leisure and work in society; influences of culture and social structure on leisure values and behavior.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 343  Sport and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of sports as social phenomena with a focus on the social implications of sports in everyday life.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 344  Health, Medicine, and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The impact of sociocultural factors like social class, gender, and race/ethnicity on health and illness in society and the social organization of healthcare delivery. The U.S. health care system.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 352  Criminology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Crime in contemporary society; behavioral, causation, prevention, and justice issues.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 353  Criminal Investigations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of the social, organization, and applied facets of the criminal investigation process.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 354  Law Enforcement and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Rise and development of law enforcement as a societal reaction to crime.
Prerequisite: (SOC 100 or SOC 105) and (SOC 253).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 358  Correctional Organizations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social and organizational issues in the administration of punishment and correction.
Prerequisite: (SOC 100 or SOC 105) and (SOC 253).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 359  Green Criminology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Environmental offenses, victims, and responses to environmental crimes and harms.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 360  Political Sociology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of power as a sociological concept, emphasizing competing theories of the state and power.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 362  Social Change  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Sources of stability and stress in changing societies, consequences of planned and unplanned change; future trends.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 364  Agriculture and Global Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of relationships between global agriculture and social change.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 366  Peoples and Institutions of Latin America  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Change in the cultures and institutions of contemporary Latin America.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 371  Symbolic Interaction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Basic concepts and issues in sociological perspective of social action and interactionism.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 372  Sociology of Deviance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Description, comparison, and analysis of theories and research of deviance.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 375  Sociology of Religion and Medicine  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Descriptions and analyses of the roles and relationships of religion and medicine as modern social institutions.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 403  Capstone Seminar  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Student demonstration of central concepts and procedures currently employed in sociology discipline.
Prerequisite: (SOC 210 or STAT 200 to 499) and (SOC 301 or SOC 302) and (SOC 311) and (SOC 313 or CS 110).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 422  Comparative Legal Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ANTH 422.
Course Description: Traditional approaches to law, competing concepts of law in the global system, and experiences of minorities in state legal systems.
Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or SOC 100.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOC 422 and ANTH 422.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 429  Comparative Urban Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: World urbanization and metropolitan development, measurement of growth and change in cities, and sociological perspective in planning.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 431  Community Dynamics and Development  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Nature of community; its institutions, problems and processes, including growth, disintegration, and development.
Prerequisite: (SOC 100 or SOC 105) and (SOC 311).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 444  Federal Indian Law and Policy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ETST 444.
Course Description: Indian policy processes and their impact on Native lives and culture, particularly Native sovereignty.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOC 444 and ETST 444.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 450  Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Issues related to women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 455  Sociology of Law  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social origins, functions, and procedures of law in society.
Prerequisite: (SOC 100 or SOC 105) and (SOC 253).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 460  Society and Environment  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Technology as a social phenomenon interacting with social organization and the natural environment.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 461  Water, Society, and Environment  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social aspects of water resource utilization; interface of social organization with physical environment.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 462  Applied Social Change  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Applied sociology with a focus on research and practice designed to foster social change.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 463  Sociology of Disaster  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Determinants and consequences of behavior and response to environmental extremes including floods, earthquakes, wind, severe storms, and technological emergencies.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 474  Social Movements  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and research on causes, organizational structure, and outcomes of social movements.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 482A  Travel Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: International and comparative issues in sociology.
Prerequisite: SOC 482B, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 482B  Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: International and comparative issues in sociology.
Prerequisite: SOC 482A, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 487  Internship  Credits: 3 (0-0-9)

Course Description: Academic-based work experience with selected organizations or agencies. Supervised application of sociological principles and seminar participation.
Prerequisite: (SOC 210 or STAT 200 to 499) and (SOC 301 or SOC 302) and (SOC 311) and (SOC 313 or CS 110).
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in SOC 492.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 492  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Examination of work-oriented instruction in seminar setting where sociological principles are analyzed using internship experience.
Prerequisite: (SOC 210 or STAT 200 to 499) and (SOC 301 or SOC 302) and (SOC 311) and (SOC 313 or CS 110).
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in SOC 487.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 500  The Sociological Profession I  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of issues and values affecting sociology as a profession.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 to 481 - at least 15 credits.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 501  The Sociological Profession II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of the activities and procedures critical to the socialization of professional sociologists.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 to 499 - at least 15 credits.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 502  Foundations of Theoretical Sociology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contributions of major sociological theorists prior to mid-20th century.
Prerequisite: SOC 500, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 503  Contemporary Sociological Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contributions of major sociological theorists since mid-20th century.
Prerequisite: SOC 502.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 510  Sociological Methods I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Linkage of sociological theory and conceptual models; case studies; data-gathering techniques.
Prerequisite: SOC 210 or SOC 311.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 511  Sociological Methods II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Linkage of sociological theory and conceptual models; case studies; data-gathering techniques.
Prerequisite: SOC 510.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 540  Community Sociology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Intellectual roots of community sociology and contemporary community studies.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 555  Society, Deviance, and Crime  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Sociological perspectives and research in the areas of deviance and crime, including classical, positivist, and critical approaches.
Prerequisite: SOC 300 to 499 - at least 12 credits.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 562  Sociology of Food Systems and Agriculture  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Also Offered As: AGRI 562.
Course Description: How agricultural choices generate intended and unintended consequences for human communities and the natural environment.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOC 562 and AGRI 562.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 564  Environmental Justice  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Unequal distribution of environmental risks, benefits, policies, and regulatory practices across different populations.
Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 566  Contemporary Issues of Developing Countries  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: AREC 566.
Course Description: Social, economic, and technological factors in developing countries.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must have taken 2 or more courses in SOC or AREC or ECON. Credit not allowed for both SOC 566 and AREC 566.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 610  Seminar in Methods of Qualitative Analysis  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Examination and application of qualitative techniques of analysis.
Prerequisite: SOC 311, may be taken concurrently or POLS 620, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOC 610 and POLS 621.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 612  Seminar in Methods of Evaluational Research  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Quantitative and qualitative techniques of evaluating social action programs.
Prerequisite: SOC 511.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 613  Seminar in Multiple Regression and Path Analysis  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Analysis and application of techniques for multiple regression and path analysis.
Prerequisite: SOC 511.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 614  Comparative Sociology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of problems and prospects in extending and carrying out sociological research across social systems.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 630  Social Stratification  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and research on class structure, status attainment, ideology, and social change.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 631  Sociology of Rural Development  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Rural social organization and development, modernization, and social change as it relates to rural social systems; underdeveloped regions of world.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 633  Theories of Modern Organizations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Comparison of various theoretical perspectives on functioning of modern large-scale organizations.
Prerequisite: SOC 340.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 639  Technology Assessment and Social Forecasting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Interrelationship between technology and society emphasizing procedures for evaluating impacts and forecasting alternatives.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 660  Theories of Development and Social Change  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Central concepts, issues, and approaches in sociology of development.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 661  Gender and Global Society  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Gender relations and social change in global society.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 662  Seminar in Sociological Policy Analysis  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Examination of sociological perspectives on formulation and impact of policies to deal with social problems.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 663  Sociology of Sustainable Development  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social dimensions of sustainable Third World development and implications for policy.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 664  Sociology of Water Resources  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social organization, conflict, and power in arid environments.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 665  Sociology of Science and Technology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of connections among science, technology, and social development in national and global context.
Prerequisite: SOC 100.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must have taken 10 credits of undergraduate natural sciences.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 666  Globalization and Socioeconomic Restructuring  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Sociological theories and issues in globalization; socioeconomic restructuring of the world economy.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 667  Theories of State, Economy, and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Major classical and contemporary sociological theories of state-economy-society relations emphasizing development.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 668  Environmental Sociology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Connections between social organizations, the environment, and science and technology.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 669  Global Inequality and Change  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Major issues in global inequality and change from a historical and contemporary perspective.
Prerequisite: SOC 500.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 671  Metatheoretical Issues in Sociology  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Analysis of metatheoretical concepts and issues in sociological theory.
Prerequisite: SOC 502.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 693A  Seminar: Structural Theory  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 693B  Seminar: Cultural Theory  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 693C  Seminar: Middle Range Theory  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 693D  Seminar: Metatheory  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 696  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Maximum of 8 credits allowed in course.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 752  Seminar in Utopian Thought  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Sociological analysis of major utopian writings.
Prerequisite: SOC 602.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 787  Internship  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 793A  Seminar: Quantitative Data Collection  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 511.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 793B  Seminar: Quantitative Data Analysis  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 511.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 793C  Seminar: Advanced Ethnographic Methods  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 511.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 793D  Seminar: Comparative Methods  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: SOC 511.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOC 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.