Areas of Study


SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

Sociology attempts to understand how societies function. The course explores how social forces influence our lives and our chances for success. It also examines social...


SOC-150 Saloshin Justice Seminar

This course is an experiential seminar. Students learn about the criminal justice system through a combination of weekly field trips, discussions with guest lecturers, and...


SOC-151 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

The course will examine each of the different parts of the American criminal justice system (policing, courts, and corrections), the procedural laws governing the system,...


SOC-195 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

SOC-195 Special Topics

Credit 1-5


SOC-210 Sociology of Death and Dying

While our responses to death and dying would seem to be very personal and therefore individually determined, they are, in fact, greatly influenced by the...


SOC-211 Race and Ethnic Relations

A study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. The course focuses on the characteristics of various American racial and ethnic groups, some...


SOC-225 Sociology of Deafness and Deaf People

A survey of selected sociological topics related to deafness and deaf people. Socialization, education, inequality, diversity, and disability-related issues are among the topics discussed in...


SOC-243 Sociology of Deviance

This course examines the social construction of deviance. That is, it examines how society makes rules for behavior, how those rules change over time, and...


SOC-250 Gender and Society

This introductory course explains sociological perspectives on gender. Focusing on American experiences with gender, the course covers gender socialization, gender roles, and gender inequality. This...


SOC-268 Cultural Anthropology

A study of the problems of human origin, the nature of race, the social structure of preliterate societies, and the development of social institutions.


SOC-295 Special Topics

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

SOC-295 Special Topics

Credit 1-5


SOC-313 Work and Globalization

This course examines how work is related to societal and technological changes. Topics include long-term trends in the nature of work and the differences in...


SOC-318 Medical Sociology

The course considers social structure, cultural, and demographic components of physical and mental illness. Stages of illness behavior, from prevalence of symptoms and recognition of...


SOC-334 Introduction to Methods of Social Research

Problems of research planning; collection, analysis, and presentation of research data. Significant studies from various fields of sociology and related disciplines exemplifying different research approaches...


SOC-351 Juvenile Delinquency

This course examines how society treats young people who break the law, the social causes of juvenile delinquency, and rates of juvenile delinquency.


SOC-375 Statistics I

An introduction to descriptive statistics and methods of organizing, presenting, and interpreting data. Covers measures of central tendency, measures of association for two variables, and...


SOC-376 Statistics II

Covers inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, and advanced topics in data analysis. Includes computer analysis of real data and emphasizes appropriate usage, presentation, and interpretation of...


SOC-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

SOC-395 Special Topics

Credit 1-5


SOC-405 Current Issues in Criminology [Topic to be specified]

This course will examine a specific issue that poses current problems in the criminal justice system. Examples include: the exploding prison population, the challenges of...


SOC-407 Social Problems

This course will analyze the causes and consequences of major social problems of our time. Applying sociological theories, problems such as group conflict, family disorganization....


SOC-423 Social Theory

This course will cover major sociological and criminological theories, both from classical and contemporary writers. It will then consider whether these theories can help us...


SOC-436 Social Inequality:Race, Class and Gender

A study of gender and social class inequality. The course emphasizes theoretical and conceptual issues related to inequality, characteristics of various social stratification systems, and...


SOC-450 Internship Seminar with Field Experience

Students will apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to an internship in a site agreed upon with the internship professor. For four credits,...


SOC-491 Senior Capstone Seminar I

This course is designed to encourage students to integrate previous course-work into a conception of sociology as an approach to inquiry and a useful tool....


SOC-492 Senior Capstone Seminar II

This course continues the work of SOC 491. Students will collect data, do qualitative and quantitative analyses, and write a project report. Students will also...


SOC-495 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long...

SOC-495 Special Topics

Credit 1-5


SOC-499 Independent Study

Intensive supervised study and research on topics of the student's selection.

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