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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    SOC 646 - Bureaucracy in Society


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the structure and activities of modern large-scale organizations: conglomerates, voluntary associations, governmental bureaucracies, and multinational corporations.

  
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    SOC 647 - Marriage and the Family


    Credits 3

    Study of the institutions of marriage and the family and analysis of various factors and forces affecting the family. Emphasis upon present trends.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 447. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 649 - Sex and Social Arrangements


    Credits 3

    Examination of human sexuality in social contexts. Emphasis on cross-cultural and historical comparisons with themes dealing with deviant sexuality, pornography, and homosexuality.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 449. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 651 - Russian Society in Transition


    Credits 3

    Sociological survey of Russian society in transition. Reviews major Soviet institutions and examines current attempts to transform Russian society. Special attention to the origins of glasnost and prestroika and the difficulties that the former Soviet Union faces in reforming its communist system and building democracy and a market economy.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 451. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 652 - Sociology of Youth Cultures


    Credits 3

    Examines the sources of youth cultures in Western and other societies and explores the causes, forms, and trajectories of various contemporary youth cultures using cross-cultural, historical, and psychological insights.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 452. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 653 - Gender and Society


    Credits 3

    Examines the social construction of gender across a range of institutional, interactional, intellectual and cultural contexts.  Emphasis is on the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, social class and sexuality.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 453. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 655 - Social Movements and Social Change


    Credits 3

    Sociological understanding of social movements and social change. Focuses on movements in the United States and around the world struggling over issues such as ethnicity, race, religion, and civil rights. Introduces theories and concepts about social movements emphasizing historical and cultural context, movement formation, organization, participants, ideology, and effects.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 455. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 658 - Sociology of Mental Health


    Credits 3

    Drawing on sociological theories and research, examines how various social forces shape experiences, symptoms, patterns of help-seeking, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses of mental disorders by comparing those across various U.S. social classes, ethnic, gender, and age groups as well as in a global context.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 458. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 659 - Social Dilemmas of Climate Change


    Credits 3

    Sociological understanding of climate change.  Focuses on social, economic, organizational, and cultural dilemmas of global climate transformation, including: carbon-based production and consumption patterns, population growth, health effects, migration patterns, inequalities and social conflicts, and cultural perceptions of climate. 

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 459. Coursework at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 660 - Critical Sociology


    Credits 3

    Acquaints the student with a body of theoretical and empirical work variously designated as critical, new, or radical sociology.

  
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    SOC 661 - Self and Society


    Credits 3

    Emphasis on those areas of social psychology primarily sociological in nature: the development of self and the changing self, the relationship of the individual to the group, and the process of socialization.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 461. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 662 - Mass Communications


    Credits 3

    Examination of communication processes with special emphasis on news media, the relationship between media, mass culture, political processes, and the individual.

  
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    SOC 665 - Collective Behavior


    Credits 3

    Examines how people cope with unexpected or threatening events. Emphasis placed on developmental sequences and communication processes involved in social movements, crowds, and public issues.

  
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    SOC 666 - Sociology of Medicine


    Credits 3

    Analyzes the medical profession and delivery of health care. Medical education, medicine as social control, ethical issues, and the management of medical knowledge examined.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 466. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 667 - Sociology of Science


    Credits 3

    Examines science as a social institution. Topics include the emergence of science in social context; recruitment, competition, and recognition in scientific careers; the social organization of the scientific community; and science in social change.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 467. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 670 - Sociology of Deviance


    Credits 3

    Examines various themes of deviance and the making and breaking of norms, the creation of deviant identities and subcultures, and the relationship between deviance and society. Topics sometimes covered include white collar crime, prostitution, homosexuality, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 470. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 671 - Race and Ethnic Relations in America


    Credits 3

    Analysis of inter-and intra-group conflicts associated with racial, ethnic, and socio-cultural differences. Attention to both structural and symbolic forms of domination and oppression and to the effects of prejudice and discrimination on all members of society. Special attention given to social movements for justice and equality.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 471. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 674 - Sociology of Religion


    Credits 3

    Critical study of the reciprocal relations of religion, culture, and society. Social sources of religious concepts, religious differentiation, and institutionalization, and the effect upon individual and group behavior.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 474. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 675 - Political Sociology


    Credits 3

    Multiple dimensions and uses of power in society: development and resolution of public issues, political socialization, covert manipulation, and political movements.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 475. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 676 - Sociology of Education


    Credits 3

    Application of sociological theory to the social institution of education. Primary attention directed toward the social organization of educational systems. Draws upon research from a variety of fields.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 476. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Does not meet undergraduate professional education requirement.

  
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    SOC 678 - Women and Society


    Credits 3

    Theoretical framework for understanding sexism in our society as a problem of socio-political structure rather than as a problem of individual ideology and bias.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 478. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 681 - Sociology of Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction


    Credits 3

    Examination of the social contexts of substance use, abuse and addiction, programs for their amelioration and the sociological impact of such behavior. Attention also given to both abuse and its treatment in the local community.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 481. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 682 - Aging and Social Policy


    Credits 3

    Social policy responses to the problems of aging. Emphasis on political, economic and social contexts underlying policy responses to aging from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 482. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 684 - Sociology of Death and Dying


    Credits 3

    Examines the process of dying; emphasis placed on managing grief, the role of the dying patient, prolonging life, and the funeral industry.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 484. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 688 - Architectural Sociology


    Credits 3

    Examines how architecture influences and is influenced by sociocultural phenomena, human relationships, and self/identity. Applies a sociological perspective to the understanding of architecture in a wide variety of international places and cultures and examines how sociological theories and research methods can be applied to people-focused design.

  
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    SOC 690 - Seminar


    Credits 2-3

    Study of selected topics of current interest in sociology and significance to the discipline. Course content changes each time offered, and students may repeat enrollment under different instructors.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 490. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 697 - Special Topics in Sociology


    Credits 3

    Offered irregularly with content not otherwise available in the department’s curriculum. Opportunity for students and instructor to explore new dimensions and unrepresented areas of sociology. Three credits per course.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 497. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 701 - Logic of Social Inquiry


    Credits 3

    Advanced introduction to theoretical and methodological approaches in contemporary sociology and their interrelationship. Emphasis on three major paradigms in contemporary sociological research, their assumptions, operational strategies and policy implications.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 702 - Quantitative Methods


    Credits 3

    In-depth review of procedures and issues associated with research design, measurement, sampling, and questionnaire construction in the conduct of survey research, experimentation, and other quantitative research techniques utilized by sociologists.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 704 - Advanced Analytical Techniques


    Credits 4

    Advanced data base creation and analysis including study of appropriate statistics, mainframe computer experience with mass data software, analytical techniques with varying methodologies, data modelling.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 705 - Qualitative Methods


    Credits 3

    Gives students in-depth training in a variety of qualitative methods, both traditional and new (participant observation, latent content analysis, semiotics, deconstruction, conversation analysis, feminist methodology and critique, etc.). Explores both the theoretical justifications of each method and gives a hands-on experience in their various applications.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
     , consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 706 - Seminar in Advanced Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences


    Credits 3

    Examines current approaches to statistical modeling of discrete outcomes. Includes loglinear modeling, logistic regression, and event history analysis. Emphasis on mathematical specification of these approaches, usage of software packages for model estimation and interpretation of results.

    Prerequisites
     ,  , and consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 707 - Proseminar I


    Credits 1

    Course in professional socialization and introduction to graduate program in Sociology. Learn skills necessary for successful matriculation in the graduate program and in academia. Topics include: introduction to faculty research; review of program stages and requirements; conference participation; publishing; CV building.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 708 - Proseminar II


    Credits 1

    Course in professional socialization. Topics include:conference presentations, comprehensive exam preparation, abstract construction, scholarly writing and publishing, CV building, professional networking, and job market skills.

    Notes
    Required for doctoral students; recommended for master’s students.

    Prerequisites
    ProSeminar I or consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 709 - Teaching Sociology


    Credits 3

    Provides a key link for future teaching sociologists, assisting them to make the switch from consumers to educators of the sociological perspective. Places equal emphasis on theoretical issues surrounding teaching with the everyday logistical details of effectively managing a university classroom.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 710 - Teaching Practicum


    Credits 1

    Sociology graduate students teaching autonomous classes are required to take this course. Topics covered include: applied pedagogical theory, student learning styles, assignment and test construction, grading, teaching technologies, and creative strategies for teaching particular sociological theories, methodologies and concepts.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of two credits.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 713 - Seminar in Sport and Leisure


    Credits 3

    Topics announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 714 - Seminar in Work and Occupations


    Credits 3

    Examination of occupations and the concept of work from the perspective of contemporary sociological research.

    Notes
    Selected topics of work and occupations announced each semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor or graduate advisor.

  
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    SOC 717 - Urban Demography and Population Studies


    Credits 3

    Training in quantitative techniques used by researchers in urban population studies. Students will become familiar with available sources of data, the measures of population composition and change, and will receive practical training on how to conduct their own research.

    Prerequisites
     ,   and SOC 711.

  
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    SOC 719 - Seminar in Deviance and Disorganization


    Credits 3

    Selected topics of deviance and disorganization with specific topics to be announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 723 - Classical Sociological Theory


    Credits 3

    In-depth analysis of the major figures in classical sociological theory. Primary focus on the works of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Mead, supplemented by a brief discussion of other significant theorists (Comte, Spencer, Simmel, etc.).

    Prerequisites
    Consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 724 - Issues in Contemporary Sociological Theory


    Credits 3

    Examines major issues in contemporary sociological theory.

    Prerequisites
      and consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 725 - Seminar in Pragmatist Hermeneutics


    Credits 3

    Sociological examination of interpretation theory, its historical development, and contemporary applications. Traces the evolution of key ideas from ancient philosophy and biblical exegesis to pragmatist semiotics that moved hermeneutics beyond its traditional preoccupation with texts and toward the embodied, emotionally laden forms of signification.

    Prerequisites
     ,   and   or consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 726 - Current Debates in Social Theory


    Credits 3

    Advanced seminar in social theory. Includes a series of approximately three to four debates and/or new perspectives in current social theory literature. In-depth analysis of most up-to-date ideas and issues in social theory.

    Notes
    Different topics covered each time course offered.

    Prerequisites
    SOC 701, SOC 723, SOC 724 or consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 733 - Advanced Social Documentation: Las Vegas


    Credits 3 or 6

    Application of multiple theories and methods of social documentation and community studies. Students read classic works of social documentation, as well as conduct their own field research projects in and around Las Vegas utilizing multiple means of documentation, including ethnography, digital imaging, social mapping, GIS, and interviews.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 737 - Seminar in Criminological Theories


    Credits 3

    Specific topics and theories to be announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 741 - Graduate Seminar in Social Stratification


    Credits 3

    Analyzes the major systems of stratification including, but not limited to, race, class, and gender. Emphasis on U.S. and examines interrelationships among the various forms of social inequality.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 742 - Sociology of Gambling


    Credits 3

    Provides sophisticated understanding of sociological perspectives of gambling. Recreational gambling behaviors among a variety of subpopulations examined. Phenomenon labeled as モ problem gamblingヤ by medical experts also explicitly addressed as well as legislative attempts to confront social costs.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 743 - Seminar in Urbanism and Urbanization


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor or graduate advisor.

  
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    SOC 745 - The Family-Work Nexus


    Credits 3

    Examines integral, changing relationship between family and work, emphasizing systematic connection between the two. Includes linkages between work and family; socially constructed gender inequality through work and family activities; and work and family interconnections and conflicts within families whose interests vary.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 746 - Seminar in Organizational Theory and Problems


    Credits 3

    Specific theories and topics announced each semester.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor or graduate advisor.

  
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    SOC 747 - Seminar in Marriage and the Family


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor or graduate advisor.

  
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    SOC 748 - Gender, Sex, Society


    Credits 3

    Advanced survey course and seminar on the sociology of gender, sex and sexuality. How does the sex/gender system operate within and through social structures? How are gender/sex/sexuality socially constructed? Examines these questions and ways in which gender/sex/sexuality are historically shaped and intertwined.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 749 - Sociology of Gender and Work


    Credits 3

    Political-economic analysis of the organization of work, production and reproduction of labor, and linkages between paid work in the market and unpaid work in the home. Specific topics include occupational sex segregation, segmented labor markets, dialectics of paid and unpaid labor, comparable worth, feminism and bureaucracy, emotional work, domestic labor and strategies for change.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 750 - Seminar in the Sociology of Sex


    Credits 3

    Surveys main theories and debates in sociology of sex and sexuality. Examines sex in relation to economic, cultural, political, international and historical contexts, and in relation to gender, class and racial systems of stratification.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 751 - International Issues: Gender, Sex, Globalization


    Credits 3

    Addresses multicultural feminisms, globalization, human/women’s rights, and workings of sex/gender systems in various regions of the world.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 752 - Global Migrations


    Credits 3

    Seminar examining immigration to the United States. Evaluates structural factors that compell people to cross international boundaries, integration and settlement, and responses to such migratory patterns. Focus placed on immigrant labor, undocumented status, laws and policies, settlement and integration, gender, and new directions in immigration research.

  
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    SOC 753 - Racial Justice and Latina/os


    Credits 3

    Seminar exploring the socio-historical and contemporary experiences of Latina/os in the United States. Topics include the role of Latina/os in the global economy, ethnic identity, social-demographics patterns, social integration, and political implications of the above. Emphasis is placed on social justice.

  
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    SOC 754 - Seminar in Population and Equity


    Credits 3

    Seminar in social demography analyzing the influence of population growth and composition in the United States and globally. Variations in mortality, fertility, migration and their influence on social, cultural, political, and economic structures will be examined. Other topics include race/ethnic demographic patterns, population resources, economic development, and the environment.

  
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    SOC 755 - Social Movements and Social Change


    Credits 3

    Provides deep, critical understanding of the presumptions, purposes, limitations, and special strengths of sociological theorizing or social movements and social change. Emphasis on questions about social movements and their historical context and movement formation, organization, careers, participants, ideology and effects.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 756 - Urban Theory: Culture and Community


    Credits 3

    Critical examination and evaluation of sociological theories about urban cultures and communities in light of recent literature, findings, and students’ own observations.

    Prerequisites
    SOC 701

  
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    SOC 757 - Urban Field Methods


    Credits 3

    Training in methods for conducting qualitative research in urban settings. These include participant observation, interviewing, archival narrative analysis, and visual studies. Students will conduct their own research and discuss their emerging findings.

    Prerequisites
    SOC 705 and SOC 756

  
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    SOC 763 - Symbolic Interaction


    Credits 3

    Symbolic interaction from the traditional ideas of Mead to the postmodern versions of interactionism. Approaches derived from phenomenology, existential sociology, labeling, ethnomethodology, dramaturgy, feminist interactionism, and postmodernism covered. Pays particular attention to the self.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 764 - Seminar in Social Psychology


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 766 - Sociology of Culture


    Credits 3

    Broad introduction in field of cultural sociology –its historical development, different theories and methods, definition and analytical problems.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 767 - Visual Sociology: Image, Media, Culture


    Credits 3

    Role of the visual in sociology as well as sociology of the visual. Addresses issues of visual research methods as well as reviewing theories of images, media and culture. Studies interplay between historical and contemporary social aspects of production and consumption of visual culture.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 768 - Environmental Sociology


    Credits 3

    Provides deep, critical understanding of macro-sociological dimensions of environment-society relationship. Emphasis given to sociological approaches to the ideology of environmental domination, capitalist economy and environmental sustainability, rationality and nature, and ecological social movements.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 769 - Ecology, Culture, Social Psychology


    Credits 3

    Explores reciprocal influences between ecology, culture, and social psychological dynamics. Examines relation between landscapes and mindscapes, implications of cultural constructions of nature for interactions with/in the natural environment and routine social psychological dynamics, ecological identity, and contours of an ecocentric perspective.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 770 - Racial and Ethnic Relations


    Credits 3

    Historical and contemporary studies of racial and ethnic relations, both in the US and around the world. Emphasis placed on contemporary theoretical and ethnographic work.

  
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    SOC 771 - The Virtual Society


    Credits 3

    This course examines the scholarship on the digitalization of society and computer-mediated communication, focusing especially on the psychological, interactional, cultural, and economic impacts of virtualization.

    Prerequisites
     

  
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    SOC 773 - Seminar in Drug Use and Abuse


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 774 - Seminar in Feminist Theories and Research


    Credits 3

    Current issues in feminist theories and research and feminist critiques of social sciences. Discussions of theoretical as well as epistemological and methodological issues.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor and graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 775 - Seminar in the Sociology of Mental Illness


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 776 - Seminar in Political Sociology


    Credits 3

    Explores relations between states and social institutions such as social classes, interest groups, and systems of cultural and material production and reproduction. Covers issues such as theories of the state, political behavior, and frameworks for the development of solutions to various contemporary problems.

    Same as
    (EPS 749)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 777 - Seminar in the Sociology of Education


    Credits 3

    Sociological analysis of the institution of education. Primary attention directed toward class, race, and gender inequalities.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 779 - Seminar in Sociology of Aging


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

  
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    SOC 780 - Aging and Social Policy


    Credits 3

    Current issues in public policy in the sociology of aging. Examines the development of policies regarding aging in specific domains (e.g. labor force, retirement, income security, health care); assesses debates on society’s risks and responsibilities for elders; and considers impact of history, demographic change, place, and heterogeneity of elders on resource allocation and the lives of elders, families, and communities.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SOC 785 - Seminar in Social Policy and Evaluation Research


    Credits 3

    Interrelationships of the development of social policy and their requirements for ongoing evaluation as a component part of program development.

  
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    SOC 790 - Sociological Internship


    Credits 1 – 4

    Supervised internships in community organizations providing experience in administration, planning, and research. Placements concentrate on the organization and operation of agencies rather than on direct delivery of client services.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. One to four credits per semester.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of field experience coordinator.

  
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    SOC 791 - Field Experience in Sociology


    Credits 1 – 4

    Supervised internships in community organizations providing experience in administration, planning, and research. Placements concentrate on the organization and operation of agencies rather than on direct delivery of client services.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. One to four credits per semester.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of field experience coordinator.

  
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    SOC 794 - Professional Paper


    Credits 3

    Research, analysis, writing and editing for students submitting a Professional Paper as the culminating experience in the M.A. program, or for students submitting an article for publication as required in the B.A. to Ph.D. program track.

    Notes
    Only three credits may count toward degree.

    Prerequisites
    SOC 711 or SOC 712, and SOC 704, SOC 705, SOC 724 and consent of graduate coordinator.

  
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    SOC 795 - Seminar


    Credits 3

    Specific topics announced each semester.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits (contingent on enrollment in different seminar topics).

  
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    SOC 796 - Directed Readings


    Credits 1 – 3

    Supervised readings on special topics selected in consultation with a sociology graduate faculty member.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 797 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Consultation course consisting of individual student effort under guidance of instructor. Students assigned to or request assignment to specific problems in sociology on the basis of interest and preparation.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 798 - Thesis


    Credits 3 or 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only six credits applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

  
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    SOC 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 1 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing toward completion of the dissertation and preparation for subsequent oral defense.

    Notes
    Students are required to complete twelve credits for their doctoral degree; may register for additional credits but they will not count toward degree.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Advancement to candidacy in Sociology Ph.D. program and consent of instructor.

  
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    SPAN 650 - Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature


    Credits 3

    In-depth critical study of selected themes, modes, literary forms and strategies in Hispanic literature. May be repeated provided the sub-title is different.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SPAN 450. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work. Maybe be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

  
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    SPAN 696 - Spanish Dialectology


    Credits 3

    Study of different regional varieties of the Spanish language throughout the world, including differences in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Sociolinguistic aspects also covered.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SPAN 496. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

  
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    SPAN 703 - Guided Reading and Research


    Credits 1 – 3

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    SPAN 708 - Teaching Literature in Language Classes


    Credits 3

    Investigation of concerns related to integration of short stories into Spanish language skill classes. Variety of pedagogical resources and techniques explored. Students acquire a collection of teaching ideas, materials and strategies.

    Notes
    Taught in Spanish.

  
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    SPAN 709 - Writing Workshop


    Credits 3

    Enhance students’ writing skills in Spanish. Some grammar issues reviewed. Analyzes writing techniques for different texts such as reports, summaries, reviews and analytical papers. Student apply these techniques to their own assignments.

    Notes
    Taught in Spanish.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of departmental Spanish language exam.

  
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    SPAN 710 - Studies in the Spanish Language


    Credits 3

    Current approaches to topics related to the Spanish language.

    Notes
    May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of six credits. Taught in Spanish.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    SPAN 713 - Spanish Sociolinguistics


    Credits 3

    Overview of the varied manifestations of the Spanish language. Topics include regional variation, social variation, code-switching, and bilingualism.

    Notes
    Taught in Spanish.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    SPAN 716 - Romance Linguistics


    Credits 3

    Linguistic development of Latin into the different Romance languages and dialects, with background of social and cultural history of the Romance-speaking area.

  
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    SPAN 717 - Seminar in Spanish Linguistics


    Credits 3

    Introduction to structure of the Spanish language within framework of theoretical linguistics. Topics covered include analysis of Spanish sound system, word formation processes, and sentence structure.

    Notes
    Taught in Spanish.

  
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    SPAN 720 - Textual Analysis


    Credits 3

    Introduction to textual criticism, based on broad concept of text used by current theoretical trends. Theoretical approaches include Russian Formalism to Postmodernism and application to different texts such as film, architecture, comics, commercial ads, TV programs, fashion and literary texts.

    Notes
    Taught in Spanish.

  
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    SPAN 730 - Studies in Hispanic Culture


    Credits 3

    Study of aspects of culture reflected in works of scholars, writers, artists, and the mass media.

    Notes
    May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credits. Taught in Spanish.

  
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    SPAN 740 - Studies in Hispanic Literature


    Credits 3

    Covers selected works in Hispanic literature which reflect prominent cultural trends. Texts studied may represent historical periods, a literary genre, or a single important author. Variety of critical perspectives and overview of the sociopolitical environment incorporated.

    Notes
    May be repeated with different topics. Taught in Spanish.

  
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    SPAN 770 - Studies in Translation


    Credits 3

    Offers access to wide range of topics in Spanish-English translation. Focuses on a specific area, such as the translation of cultural difference or the formal problems involved in the translation of poetry.

    Notes
    May be repeated a maximum of six credits. Taught in Spanish.

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    SPAN 780 - Studies in Interpretation


    Credits 3

    Offers access to wide range of topics in Spanish-English interpretation. Focuses on a specific area, such as advanced medical, legal or conference interpretation.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. Taught in Spanish.

    Prerequisites
      

 

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