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Top SOC 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top SOC 204 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Development and application of sociological concepts and perspectives concerning human groups; includes attention to socialization, culture, organization, stratification, and societies. Consideration of fundamental concepts and research methodology. (SS) (Bacc Core Course)

Top SOC 204H INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Development and application of sociological concepts and perspectives concerning human groups, includes attention to socialization, culture, organization, stratification, and societies. Consideration of fundamental concepts and research methodology. (SS) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top SOC 205 INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIAL CHANGE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Sociological study of the dynamic organizational nature of society through analysis of social change and major social institutions such as family, education, religion, the economy, and political systems. (SS) (Bacc Core Course)

Top SOC 206 SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of social problems with particular focus upon U.S. society. Sociological perspectives on definition, description, and analysis of contemporary and recurrent problems in industrialized societies. Investigation of causes and consequences of social problems considered in societal context. (SS) (Bacc Core Course)

Top SOC 241 INTRODUCTION TO CRIME AND JUSTICE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides a sociological understanding of criminal justice system institutions and processes. Emphasis is placed on understanding the criminal law; police and policing; courts and the prosecution process; and prisons, jails and corrections.

Top SOC 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top SOC 312 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of the family as a social institution. Addresses historical and cultural perspectives with emphasis on family diversity, variations in family form and life style, interdependence between family and other institutions, analysis of major family issues, forces for change in the family. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 312H SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of the family as a social institution. Addresses historical and cultural perspectives with emphasis on family diversity, variations in family form and life style, interdependence between family and other institutions, analysis of major family issues, forces for change in the family. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) and Honors College approval required.

Top SOC 315 METHODS I: RESEARCH DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
First in a two-course sequence required of all sociology majors. Students learn to formulate researchable questions, devise measures, select data collection techniques, and examine ethical and practical dilemmas in constructing sociological research. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) and junior standing. Sociology majors only.

Top SOC 316 METHODS II: QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Second in a two-course sequence required of all sociology majors. The primary objective is to provide students with the statistical skills necessary to analyze sociological data. Covers the construction and interpretation of contingency tables, basic ideas of probability and statistical inference, and an introduction to correlation and regression. PREREQS: ( (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) and SOC 315) and junior standing. Sociology majors only.

Top SOC 340 DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Current perspectives, research and theories of deviant behavior. Review and analysis of various approaches and programs designed to prevent and deal with deviant behavior. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 350 HEALTH, ILLNESS AND SOCIETY (4) 
Social and cultural factors in the identification, course, and treatment of illness; analysis of selected health settings and professions. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 355 DEATH AND DYING (4) 
An overview of cross-cultural and historical attitudes and practices around end of life, death and dying. Assessment of contemporary legal, professional, cultural and technological issues surrounding end of life/death and dying. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 360 POPULATION TRENDS AND POLICY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Basic socio-demographic factors affecting population size, distribution, composition and change; examination of local, national, and international trends, and demographic policy. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Selected topics of special or current interest not covered in other courses. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
Selected topics of special or current interest not covered in other courses. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) and Honors College approval required.

Top SOC 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Department approval required.

Top SOC 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 410 INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 30 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 412 SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND FAMILY (4) 
Survey of the intersections between families and work; variations in family structure, policies and paid and unpaid work in the United States; interdependence between paid and unpaid family labor and broader social change.

Top SOC 413 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Historical and philosophical foundations of sociological theory; major schools of thought and their major contributors. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 418 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (4) 
An introduction to the theory and methods of qualitative research. Students will be exposed to various qualitative research methods through practical field exercises. These include ethnographic field observation, content analysis, interviewing, focus groups and unobtrusive measures. Other commonly used methods of collecting qualitative data are also examined. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 421 SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNIZATION (3) 
Major theories of the nature, types, causes and consequences of social change. Political, social, psychological, and economic dimensions of modernization. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 422 SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS (4) 
Introduces sociological thinking about organizations in contemporary society with an emphasis on exploring the range of frameworks used to think about and explain modern organizations; applies knowledge to specific contemporary organizations. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 424 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines individuals in social context; explores dynamics of interpersonal relationships; evaluates link between self and society, including concepts of role/status/identity. Contemporary research design, problems, and findings pertinent to social psychology. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 426 SOCIAL INEQUALITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Evolution of social inequality in society. Emphasis upon the causes and consequences of inequality in power, privilege, and prestige in human societies, with special attention to the United States. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 430 GENDER AND SOCIETY (4) 
Examination of nature and consequences of social differentiation and stratification on the basis of sex and gender. Analysis of social position of women and men in society, focusing on their positions in institutional areas such as the family, politics, work and education. Evaluation of theories of biological, psychological, and sociological bases for the behavior and characteristics of women and men. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 432 SOCIOLOGY OF AGING (3) 
Examination of the social significance of age, position and problems of the elderly in society; discusses the societal and individual consequences of an aging population; explores social theories of aging. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 437 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Comparative/international perspective on the social construction of race and ethnicity. Social, economic and political experiences of selected groups in the U.S. and other countries are examined. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 438 US IMMIGRATION ISSUES IN THE 21ST CENTURY (4) 
Provides a critical overview of immigration to the United States from a socio-historic perspective. Examines how successive waves of immigrants have influenced American society from the earliest groups of Europeans in the 19th century to the most recently arriving immigrants from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 439 WELFARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES (4) 
Analysis of social, political, and economic forces affecting welfare and social service systems, with overview of current programs, policy issues, public opinions, occupational aspects and societal impacts. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 440 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Contemporary research and theories of juvenile delinquency. Review and evaluation of various strategies and programs designed to prevent delinquency or for treatment of delinquents. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 441 CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Review of sociological perspectives on crime and criminal justice, with emphasis upon North America. Review of crime statistics, types of crime, theories of criminality, corrections programs and prisons, and programs to reduce crime. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 442 SOCIOLOGY OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Emphasizes a sociological understanding of drug use, drug problems and drug policy. In order to understand drug use and abuse it is necessary to understand the chemical properties of the substances at issue, the attributes of the people who use and abuse drugs, and the norms and characteristics of the society in which the substance use occurs. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 444 INSIDE-OUT: PRISONS, COMMUNITIES, AND PREVENTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course takes place in a state correctional facility, with OSU students learning alongside "inside" students from the facility for a full quarter. Course content examines prisons, communities, crime, and prevention from a sociological perspective. All students participate in service-learning projects. PREREQS: SOC 204 and junior standing.

Top SOC 444H INSIDE-OUT: PRISONS, COMMUNITIES, AND PREVENTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course takes place in a state correctional facility, with OSU students learning along side "inside" students from the facility for a full quarter. Course content examines prisons, communities, crime, and prevention from a sociological perspective. All students participate in service-learning projects. PREREQS: SOC 204 and junior standing. Honors College approval required.

Top SOC 448 LAW AND SOCIETY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to social scientific approaches to law, covering major topics in the area. Topics may include disputing, legal consciousness, social movements and law, punishment, legal actors, and legal institutions. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) with minimum grade of D-.

Top SOC 449 LAW, CRIME, AND POLICY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Surveys criminal justice policies aimed at enforcing laws, reducing crime, punishing violators, and rehabilitating ex-offenders. Interrogates the behavioral assumptions used in creating and evaluating policies. Examines specific crimes and the policies used to address them. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 450 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Contemporary perspectives and research on schools, students, teachers and social forces affecting the educational system. Review of comparative and evaluation research on alternative educational strategies and programs. Overview of the literature of educational critics. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 452 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Social patterns within U.S. religious groups, relation of religious groups to society, and the methodological problems in studying such groups. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 453 SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical analysis of sport. Examines sport socialization; deviance; violence; gender; race/ethnicity; professional sport careers; intercollegiate athletics; marriage/family; and the media. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 454 LEISURE AND CULTURE (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of the social, cultural, and global significance of leisure activity (in particular, tourism and recreation) from a historical perspective relative to attitudes, values, behaviors, and use of natural resources. (SS) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 456 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Study of social aspects of science and technology (values, practices, organization, impacts) by analysis of issues revealing their relationship to other social and cultural processes. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 460 THE SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines the sociological effect of globalization on Western and non-Western societies. The course focuses on changes in the global economy and how this has influenced the social structure, patterns of change, and mutual influences among societies. (NC) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 466 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: GENDER ISSUES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines roles and statuses of women and men throughout the world and differential impact of development on men and women. Evaluates traditional development policies and programs and discusses theories of gender stratification and of modernization. (NC) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 470 COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines current theories; focuses on behavior in crowds and diverse social settings including fads/fashions, ecstatic crowds/miracles, natural/technological disasters, urban legends, collective delusions/mass hysteria, protest/demonstrations, riots/mobs. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 471 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (4) 
Introduces core theoretical and methodological issues related to social movements in the US and abroad. Emphasizes social forces giving rise to movements, tactics employed by movements, and impacts of them on society. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 472 GIVING AND VOLUNTARISM (4) 
Examines concepts of donor motivation, giving, charity, voluntarism, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector through the analysis of gender roles, ethnicity, power, status, and social institutions. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H and /or instructor approval.

Top SOC 475 RURAL SOCIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Helps students understand the rich diversity in rural society, with an emphasis on the interdependencies between urban and rural contexts. Current issues and social problems experienced by rural populations and how sociology is used to understand and address issues affecting rural communities are explored. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 480 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Explores the evolution of environmental thought, paradigm shifts, and institutional structures associated with environmental concerns, social movements, and social impacts. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 481 SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Explores the complex interrelationships between humans and natural resources, emphasizing how management decisions and organizations are enmeshed in social and cultural contexts. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 485 CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Students will use a working group approach. They will select a natural resource topic, study the team process and interaction as a method of learning, explore the issue using systems practice, and strive for consensus on solutions to their issue. CROSSLISTED as ANS 485/ANS 585, FES 485/FES 585, FW 485/FW 585. (Bacc Core Course)

Top SOC 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Selected topics of special or current interest not covered in other courses. For advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H)

Top SOC 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Selected topics of special or current interest not covered in other courses. For advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) and Honors College approval required.

Top SOC 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top SOC 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 506 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 507 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top SOC 508 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top SOC 510 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top SOC 512 SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND FAMILY (4) 
Survey of the intersections between families and work; variations in family structure, policies and paid and unpaid work in the United States; interdependence between paid and unpaid family labor and broader social change. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 513 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Historical and philosophical foundations of sociological theory; major school of thought and their major contributors. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 515 UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL RESEARCH (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of basic concepts and principles of qualitative and quantitative social research, including selection of general strategies and specific designs, conceptual and operational measurement, sample selection, data collection, data processing and analysis techniques, interpretation and reporting. Utilizes reports of social research in scholarly journals, popular media, and agency documents. Emphasis on critical evaluation and interpretation. PREREQS: Reserved for MPP students only.

Top SOC 516 CONDUCTING SOCIAL RESEARCH (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Reviews concepts and principles covered in SOC 415 with emphasis on actual experiences in using techniques of social research and gaining greater depth of knowledge and skill. Assignments involve practicing techniques used in various phases of the research process, including both qualitative field observation and computerized processing and analysis of quantitative information. Individual or group research projects will be required. PREREQS: SOC 515 and reserved for MPP students only.

Top SOC 518 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the theory and methods of qualitative research. Students will be exposed to various qualitative research methods through practical field exercises. These include ethnographic field observation, content analysis, interviewing, focus groups and unobtrusive measures. Other commonly used methods of collecting qualitative data are also examined. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 519 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Application of sociological theory, concepts, and methods. Topics vary but may include program evaluation, social impact assessment, policy analysis, focus group research, survey research, among others. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H and at least one upper-division course in sociology.

Top SOC 522 SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS (4) 
Introduces sociological thinking about organizations in contemporary society with an emphasis on exploring the range of frameworks used to think about and explain modern organizations; applies knowledge to specific contemporary organizations. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 524 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines individuals in social context; explores dynamics of interpersonal relationships; evaluates link between self and society, including concepts of role/status/identity. Contemporary research design, problems, and findings pertinent to social psychology. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 526 SOCIAL INEQUALITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Evolution of social inequality in society. Emphasis upon the causes and consequences of inequality in power, privilege, and prestige in human societies, with special attention to the United States. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 530 GENDER AND SOCIETY (4) 
Examination of nature and consequences of social differentiation and stratification on the basis of sex and gender. Analysis of social position of women and men in society, focusing on their positions in institutional areas such as the family, politics, work and education. Evaluation of theories of biological, psychological, and sociological bases for the behavior and characteristics of women and men. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 532 SOCIOLOGY OF AGING (3) 
Examination of the social significance of age, position and problems of the elderly in society; discusses the societal and individual consequences of an aging population; explores social theories of aging. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 537 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Comparative/international perspective on the social construction of race and ethnicity. Social, economic and political experiences of selected groups in the U.S. and other countries are examined. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 538 US IMMIGRATION ISSUES IN THE 21ST CENTURY (4) 
Provides a critical overview of immigration to the United States from a socio-historic perspective. Examines how successive waves of immigrants have influenced American society from the earliest groups of Europeans in the 19th century to the most recently arriving immigrants from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Top SOC 539 WELFARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES (4) 
Analysis of social, political, and economic forces affecting welfare and social service systems, with overview of current programs, policy issues, public opinions, occupational aspects and societal impacts. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 540 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Contemporary research and theories of juvenile delinquency. Review and evaluation of various strategies and programs designed to prevent delinquency or for treatment of delinquents. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 541 CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Review of sociological perspectives on crime and criminal justice, with emphasis upon North America. Review of crime statistics, types of crime, theories of criminality, corrections programs and prisons, and programs to reduce crime. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 542 SOCIOLOGY OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Emphasizes a sociological understanding of drug use, drug problems and drug policy. In order to understand drug use and abuse it is necessary to understand the chemical properties of the substances at issue, the attributes of the people who use and abuse drugs, and the norms and characteristics of the society in which the substance use occurs.

Top SOC 544 INSIDE-OUT: PRISONS, COMMUNITIES, AND PREVENTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course takes place in a state correctional facility, with OSU students learning alongside "inside" students from the facility for a full quarter. Course content examines prisons, communities, crime, and prevention from a sociological perspective. All students participate in service-learning projects. PREREQS: SOC 204 and junior standing.

Top SOC 548 LAW AND SOCIETY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to social scientific approaches to law, covering major topics in the area. Topics may include disputing, legal consciousness, social movements and law, punishment, legal actors, and legal institutions. PREREQS: (SOC 204 or SOC 204H) with minimum grade of D-.

Top SOC 549 LAW, CRIME, AND POLICY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Surveys criminal justice policies aimed at enforcing laws, reducing crime, punishing violators, and rehabilitating ex-offenders. Interrogates the behavioral assumptions used in creating and evaluating policies. Examines specific crimes and the policies used to address them. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 550 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Contemporary perspectives and research on schools, students, teachers and social forces affecting the educational system. Review of comparative and evaluation research on alternative educational strategies and programs. Overview of the literature of educational critics. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 552 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Social patterns within U.S. religious groups, relation of religious groups to society, and the methodological problems in studying such groups. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 553 SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical analysis of sport. Examines sport socialization; deviance; violence; gender; race/ethnicity; professional sport careers; intercollegiate athletics; marriage/family; and the media. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 554 LEISURE AND CULTURE (4) 
Examination of the social, cultural, and global significance of leisure activity (in particular, tourism and recreation) from a historical perspective relative to attitudes, values, behaviors, and use of natural resources. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 556 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of social aspects of science and technology (values, practices, organization, impacts) by analysis of issues revealing their relationship to other social and cultural processes. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 560 THE SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines the sociological effect of globalization on Western and non-Western societies. The course focuses on changes in the global economy and how this has influenced the social structure, patterns of change, and mutual influences among societies. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 566 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: GENDER ISSUES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines roles and statuses of women and men throughout the world and differential impact of development on men and women. Evaluates traditional development policies and programs and discusses theories of gender stratification and of modernization. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 570 COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines current theories; focuses on behavior in crowds and diverse social settings including fads/fashions, ecstatic crowds/miracles, natural/technological disasters, urban legends, collective delusions/mass hysteria, protest/demonstrations, riots/mobs. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 571 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (4) 
Introduces core theoretical and methodological issues related to social movements in the US and abroad. Emphasizes social forces giving rise to movements, tactics employed by movements, and impacts of them on society. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 572 GIVING AND VOLUNTARISM (4) 
Examines concepts of donor motivation, giving, charity, voluntarism, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector through the analysis of gender roles, ethnicity, power, status, and social institutions. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H or instructor approval.

Top SOC 575 RURAL SOCIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Helps students understand the rich diversity in rural society, with an emphasis on the interdependencies between urban and rural contexts. Current issues and social problems experienced by rural populations and how sociology is used to understand and address issues affecting rural communities are explored. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 580 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores the evolution of environmental thought, paradigm shifts, and institutional structures associated with environmental concerns, social movements, and social impacts. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 581 SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES (4) 
Explores the complex interrelationships between humans and natural resources, emphasizing how management decisions and organizations are enmeshed in social and cultural contexts. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 585 CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES (3) 
Students will use a working group approach. They will select a natural resource topic, study the team process and interaction as a method of learning, explore the issue using systems practice, and strive for consensus on solutions to their issue. CROSSLISTED as ANS 485/ANS 585, FES 485/FES 585, FW 485/FW 585.

Top SOC 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Selected topics of special or current interest not covered in other courses. For advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: SOC 204 or SOC 204H

Top SOC 808 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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