Sociology (SOC)

SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology (S)

Description: Coming to terms with the requirements for living in a complex social world. Sociological concepts used to assist students in understanding the social influences in day-to-day life.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 2123 Social Problems (DS)

Description: Exploration in selected social issues in contemporary American society, such as deviance, poverty, sexism, racism and ageism.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 2890 Honors Experience in Sociology

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in a designated SOC course.

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in Sociology to partner concurrently with designated Sociology course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to the designated course(s).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

SOC 3113 Theoretical Thinking in Sociology

Prerequisites: Six credit hours of sociology, including SOC 1113.

Description: Sociological theory in three broad areas: the emergence of social theory, the major schools of social theory and the relevance of theory to sociological research.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 3133 Racial and Ethnic Relations (DS)

Description: The historical and sociological dimensions of race and ethnicity in global society and understanding of the controversies and conflicts that race and ethnicity have generated in the global experience. Previously offered as SOC 2133.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 3223 Social Psychology (S)

Description: Social basis of personality development and behavior, including symbolic environment, self and group motivation, attitudes and opinions, and social roles.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 3323 Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Description: Analyzes panics, crazes, riots and social movements emphasizing institutional and social psychological origins and consequences.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 3423 Urban Sociology

Description: Urbanization as a worldwide process. The demography and ecology of cities and metropolitan regions. Urban planning and future development.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 3523 Juvenile Delinquency (DS)

Description: Juvenile delinquency behavior in relation to family, school, church, peers, community and institutional structures. The extent of delinquent expressions, varieties of delinquency, comparative international perspectives and new trends of females in delinquency and gang behavior.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 3713 Religion, Culture and Society

Prerequisites: Recommended: SOC 1113, ANTH 2353, REL 1103.

Description: An introduction to the scientific study of religion. Religious activity in both tribal and technological societies studied in the light of contemporary interpretations of culture and of social behavior. Same course as REL 3713.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 3890 Advanced Honors Experience in Sociology

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in a designated SOC course.

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in Sociology to partner concurrently with designated upper-division SOC course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to the designated course(s).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

SOC 3953 Applied Sociology

Prerequisites: Sociology majors or consent of instructor or adviser.

Description: Application of sociological theory and methods to various job situations.Preparation for field experience in a variety of work settings. Previously offered as SOC 3952.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 3993 Sociology of Aging (DS)

Description: Sociological problems of aging, including the analysis of the behavior of the aged within the framework of social institutions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4023 Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Strategies

Prerequisites: SOC 3523 or SOC 4333.

Description: The juvenile justice system, emphasizing the juvenile court, diversion and youth service bureaus as well as the more traditional training schools and foster homes. Experimental treatment strategies with institutionalized delinquents.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4033 Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems (IS)

Description: Study of criminal justice systems in different nation states and culture context from a different comparative perspective.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4043 Gender and Work (DS)

Prerequisites: One upper division course.

Description: Consideration of unpaid, paid and volunteer work and gender differences. Linkages between economy, work, and family with examples from United States and less developed countries.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4103 The Death Penalty in America (S)

Description: This course is designed to examine problems and issues related to the death penalty in the United States, including the history of capital punishment, important Supreme Court decisions, how the various jurisdictions (state and federal) deal with capital cases, the comparative costs of incarceration and execution, miscarriages of justice in capital cases and how the criminal justice responds to these issues. May not be used for degree credit with AMST 4103.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4133 Social Research Methods

Prerequisites: SOC 1113 and SOC 3113.

Description: Applying sociological theory to designing quantitative and qualitative research; methods of data collection, processing and analysis; basic skills in computer analysis of social data. Research project included.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4153 Sociology of Health and Illness

Description: Critically analyzes the social production of disease and illness in modern society from a sociological perspective. Examines the social organization of Medicare care, including critical issues affecting healthcare and health insurance in the United States. Focuses on the meanings and experiences of illness, as well as on contemporary critical debates such as environmental and health, bioengineering, and bioethics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4213 Sexuality in American Society (S)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Sociological aspects of sexual behavior, attitudes and belief systems in society. Similarities and differences in males and females in all types of sexuality.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4243 Quantitative Methods in Sociology

Prerequisites: SOC 1113, SOC 3113, SOC 4113.

Description: Strategies and procedures in the analysis of quantitative sociological data, including the use of statistical computer programs.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4313 Sociology of Law

Description: Law has been studied from different perspectives. In this course, we will focus on issues concerning the relationship between law, legal institution, and society. Issues such as the relationship between law and social change, the origins of law, the integrative function of law, law and social conflict, legal profession, and rationales of punishment and penal policies are explored through classical and contemporary sociological theories. In addition, we will consider the role of law and legal institution in reinforcing and changing social class, gender, and race inequalities.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4333 Criminology (S)

Description: Summary of sociological and psychological research pertaining to crime causation and crime trends. Modern trends in control and treatment.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4383 Social Stratification (S)

Description: Systems of class and caste, with special attention to the United States. Status, occupation, income, and other elements in stratification.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4433 Environmental Sociology (S)

Description: Critical assessment of the social causes and consequences of problems with resource scarcity and environmental degradation. Environmental problems viewed as social problems, requiring an understanding of the structural conditions producing environmental problems and inhibiting resolutions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4453 Environmental Inequality (S)

Prerequisites: SOC 1113.

Description: Considers the connection between environmental problems and race/ethnicity and class inequality. Focuses on environmental justice/equity, social movements, health, policy and risk at the local, national and global levels.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4463 Technology and Society

Description: Exploration of various aspects of the relationship between society and technology. Analysis of arguments about the role of technology in society. Examination of the social contexts within which technology is created and discussion of the mechanisms and processes through which technology is embraced or discarded, such as peer review, politics, religion, and legal frameworks.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4473 Oklahoma Environmental Sociology

Description: Critical assessment of the social causes and consequences of environmental problems in Oklahoma, both historical and contemporary. Examines the Land Run, the Dust Bowl, the Oil Boom, land ownership and use patterns.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4533 World Population Problems

Description: Fertility, mortality and migration, and other factors related to population size, density, and composition; the population explosion, worldwide famine, birth control, and other serious social issues.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4573 Victimology

Description: This course combines various academic disciples to introduce the field of Victimology. The course represents an overview of the Victimology field; courts, victim services, victimization, and personnel issues. Students use the on- line and reading material to build a framework for understanding the wide field of Victimology together with victim issues and career opportunities. Same course as PSYC 4573.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4643 Sociology of Gender (S)

Description: Explores the social organization of gender from diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives using a global experience.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4653 Gender and the Middle East (IS)

Description: An overview of gender-related issues in the Middle East and North African countries is provided to bridge cultures and build understanding. Specific attention is given to issues of women and how they are connected to changes in culture, economics, politics and society.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4663 Undergraduate Capstone Seminar in Sociology

Prerequisites: Majors; senior standing; SOC 3113, SOC 4133, SOC 4243.

Description: Concluding course for Sociology majors. Application of the skills, knowledge and expertise acquired in Sociology, including critical thinking, writing, theory and methods.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4723 American Marriage, Family and Male-Female Relationships (S)

Description: The sociological relationship between marriage and family and other institutional structures and systems, especially work and the economy. Male and female roles and relationships in mate selection, sexuality, marriage, divorce, and other intimate situations. Previously offered as SOC 3723.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4733 Criminal Behavior Analysis

Prerequisites: SOC 3523 or SOC 4333.

Description: This course combines various academic disciplines toward a behavioral examination of the violent criminal offender. By examining the crime scene from a behavioral perspective, the psychodynamics of the offender, the sociological forces, and the social psychological dimensions of victim-offender interactions are combined for a more holistic understanding of the violent offender.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4743 Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Sciences

Prerequisites: SOC 3523 or SOC 4333.

Description: Criminalistics or forensic sciences involve the application of physical and behavioral sciences to social order or more specifically, the relationship between science and law. This course introduces the student to the various aspects of forensic examinations of violent criminal behavior. By examining modern techniques of crime scene analysis, the student learns how theory and technological development impact our social concepts of law and justice.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4753 Advanced Forensics

Prerequisites: SOC 3523 or SOC 4333 and SOC 4743.

Description: Forensic sciences involve the application of physical and behavioral sciences to social order and law. This course advances students' understanding of examinations of violent criminal behavior. Students gain awareness of the interdependent relationships of various physical and social science disciplines and how these issues are operationalized at an actual crime scene.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4850 Internship in Sociology

Prerequisites: SOC 3953, completion of 12 hours of sociology, or consent of internship coordinator.

Description: Field experience in a variety of work settings. Offered for variable credit, 1-4 credit hours, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-4

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4923 Sociology of Punishment (S)

Description: An overview of punishment across time and place. Topics surveyed include theories of punishment; formal and Informal social control; and corrections, including Its consequences and alternatives. Special topics may be examined when time permits.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SOC 4950 Current Topics in Sociology

Description: Special topics in sociology; topics vary from semester to semester. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4990 Exploration of Sociological Issues

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Examines sociologically significant topics and issues. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 4993 Senior Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Departmental invitation, senior standing, Honors Program participation.

Description: A guided reading and research program ending with an honors thesis under the direction of a senior faculty member, with second faculty reader and oral examination. Required for graduation with departmental honors in sociology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Other: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

SOC 5000 Thesis in Sociology

Description: Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5001 Graduate Proseminar

Prerequisites: Admission to Sociology graduate program.

Description: Introduction and orientation to the graduate program in the Department of Sociology.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5013 Creative Component in Sociology

Description: A guided course serving as the final requirement for graduate students in the Department of Sociology's Master of Science degree, non-thesis option.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5063 Seminar in Social Inequality and Stratification

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Provides comprehensive overview and analysis of theories and research in social inequality and social stratification. Includes: study of classical and contemporary theories, development of research in the field, dynamics of inequalities and current and future perspectives.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5113 Classical Sociological Theory

Prerequisites: SOC 3113 or equivalent.

Description: Major trends in sociological thought. The emergence of sociological theory in Europe and America.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5123 Contemporary Sociological Theory

Prerequisites: SOC 3113 or equivalent.

Description: Critical examination of significant theoretical formulations, 1920 to the present. Relation between theoretical development and current research emphasis.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5213 Techniques of Population Analysis

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Examination of primary techniques and statistics employed in studies of population characteristics. Examination of sources of demographic data, methods employed in the collection and analysis of data on population characteristics, composition and change.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5223 Culture, History and World Systems

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate College and international studies program.

Description: The modern world system and its new social formations resulting from increasing globalization. Examination of cultural, socio-economic, and political changes in developed and developing societies. Modern societies, their historical developments, the cultural politics of difference, and the re-emergence of ethnic groups worldwide. Existing theoretical models of change for profit and non-profit organizations. Same course as INTL 5223.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5243 Social Research Design

Prerequisites: SOC 3113; SOC 4133 or equivalent; graduate standing.

Description: Techniques in design, data collection, and interpretation of data for sociological research.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5263 Quantitative Analysis of Social Research

Prerequisites: SOC 3133; SOC 4133 or equivalent; graduate standing.

Description: Advanced techniques in sociological research and data analysis focusing on the formulation of substantive research questions and application of a variety of research procedures to answer such questions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5273 Qualitative Research Methods

Description: Examination of ethnographic studies and implementation issues connected with qualitative research. Research project required.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5283 Advanced Qualitative Sociological Research

Prerequisites: SOC 5273 or consent of instructor.

Description: Intensive examination of advanced qualitative research in sociology. Requires students to design and implement their own qualitative sociological research projects under the guidance of the instructor.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5323 Seminar on Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Examination of major theoretical and empirical approaches employed in the study of social movements. Exploration of problems on the nature and current theories of social movements including individual versus group approaches. Grassroots resistance, community organizing, political conflicts, and revolutions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5333 Global Population and Social Problems

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Study in world, regional and national population characteristics, changes and associated problems and cultural influences.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5343 Sociology of Law and Punishment

Description: Advanced study in the sociology of law and punishment. Focus on both classical and contemporary sociological and legal research. An interdisciplinary and comparative approach is also emphasized.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5463 Seminar in Environmental Sociology

Description: Critical overview of contemporary developments in environmental sociology. Environment concern, disasters, health issues, risk assessment, and environmental conflict.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5473 Seminar on the Contemporary Environmental Movement

Description: Critical overview of contemporary theory and research on the environmental movement. Analysis of crucial movements dynamics, including historical development, central organizing themes, strategies and tactics, and movement activities, environmental health movements, and transnational movement campaigns.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5493 Seminar in Environmental Justice

Description: Considers racial, class and equity implications of environmental degradation and regulation. Includes discussion of controversies over the siting of hazardous facilities in urban and rural areas, the extraction of resources from native lands, national and transnational export of toxic waste to the South and the development of a distinct environmental justice movement.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5553 Seminar in Medical Sociology

Description: Advanced study in the sociology of medicine, including the doctor-patient relationship, the social meanings of health and illness, epidemiology, health care delivery, and the medicalization of American society. Analysis of the sociology of organic illness and mental illness using readings from both classical and contemporary sources.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5573 Seminar on Victimology

Description: Critical overview of contemporary theory and research on victimology. Relationships between victim and offenders, social institutions such as media, police, business, advocacy groups, and various social movements.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5583 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Description: Examines crime and criminal justice in a global world. Compares the current major legal traditions with the U.S. criminal justice system.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5593 Seminar on Organization and Administration in Law Enforcement and Society

Description: Critical overview of contemporary theory and research on administration in law enforcement and society.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5643 Gender and Society

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: This course provides an overview of current theoretical and empirical research in the sociology of gender. Topics include (1) how best to theorize, conceptualize, and analyze gender; (2) how gender is socially constructed and enacted in individuals' lives; (3) how gender intersects with other identities (e.g., race, social class, sexuality) to shape our experiences and life chances; and, (4) how gender is embedded within institutional processes.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5653 Gender and the Middle East

Description: An overview of gender-related issues in the Middle East and North African countries is provided to bridge cultures and build understanding. Specific attention is given to issues of women and how they are connected to changes in contemporary culture, economics, politics, and society.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5663 American Pluralism, Race and Ethnicity in American Life

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Analysis of the dynamics of intercultural and intergroup relations in America with special emphasis on the examination of major conceptual perspectives that have characterized the study of race and ethnicity in American life.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5763 Contemporary Organizational Theory

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Advanced study of contemporary theories used to explain, predict and understand organizations. Behavior of populations of organizations.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5793 Seminar on Organizational Deviance

Description: Overview of contemporary theory and research on organizational deviance. Defining acceptable risk. Organizational structures, processes, and standard operating procedures that produce mistake, misconduct and disaster.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5813 Myths and Realities of Organizational Change

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: A critical examination of the various theories and models that address change and improvement processes in complex organizations. Theoretical and methodological validity of assumptions underlying such organizational theories and models.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5950 Seminar in Sociology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Special seminar; topics vary from semester to semester. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 25 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5980 Internship

Description: Supervised field placement. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 5990 Advanced Problems and Issues in Sociology

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Group enrollment or individual research enrollment as needed. Graduate level analysis of special problems and issues in sociology not covered in other department offerings. Offered for variable credit, 1-9 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-9

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6000 Dissertation

Description: Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 18 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6213 Theory of Social Structure

Prerequisites: Six hours of undergraduate sociology or equivalent.

Description: Relationship between human thought and the social context within which it arises.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6390 Seminar in the Family, Marriage and Male-Female Roles in American Sociology

Description: Analysis of published research in sociology of family, marriage and male-female roles and relationships with special emphasis on American society. Offered for variable credit, 2-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 2-3

Contact hours: Other: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6460 Advanced Studies in Environmental Sociology

Prerequisites: SOC 5463 or consent of instructor.

Description: Intensive examination of selected topics in environmental sociology. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6463 International Issues in Environmental Sociology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Advanced study of the international context of environmental issues.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6493 Sociology of Disaster

Description: Critical examination of contemporary theory and research on the social aspects of disasters. Social system response to large-scale crises. Vulnerability, warnings, preparedness, recovery, mitigation, and sustainability.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6653 Seminar in Social Psychology

Description: Development and critical analysis of theory and research in social psychology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6753 Seminar in Deviance and Criminology

Description: Current research and theory in criminology, penology and deviance in modern society. Previously offered as SOC 6750.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6763 Seminar in Theory of Criminal Behavior Analysis

Description: Critical overview of contemporary theory and research on criminal behavioral analysis.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6853 Seminar in Symbolic Interactionism

Description: Symbolic interactionism, a major contemporary school of thought in sociology and psychology, emerging from philosophical pragmatism with special emphasis on the thoughts of George H. Mead and its derivatives including dramaturgy, existential social psychology, and phenomenological.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Sociology

SOC 6950 Seminar in Social Gerontology

Description: A theoretical and practical examination of the sociological implications, both individual and societal, of an aging population. Offered for variable credit, 2-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 2-3

Contact hours: Other: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Sociology