Sociology

Principles in Sociology

CAS SO 100 (4 credits)

An introduction to the major theories and basic principles of sociological analysis. Subjects include methods of social research and investigation; role of individuals in groups, organizations, and society; socialization and education; stratification; race and ethnicity; science, culture, and religion; formal and informal organization; and economic and political systems. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO100 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 9:30 am 11:00 am CAS B12
2014FALLCASSO100 A2, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 11:00 am 12:00 pm SED 205
2014FALLCASSO100 A3, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CAS 318
2014FALLCASSO100 A4, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 220
2014FALLCASSO100 A5, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
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R 11:00 am 12:00 pm PSY B36
2014FALLCASSO100 A6, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
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R 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CAS 221
2014FALLCASSO100 A7, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
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R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PSY B42
2014FALLCASSO100 B1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am LSE B01
2014FALLCASSO100 B2, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 212
2014FALLCASSO100 B3, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 208
2014FALLCASSO100 B4, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PSY B47
2014FALLCASSO100 B5, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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W 11:00 am 12:00 pm SMG 316
2014FALLCASSO100 B6, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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W 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CAS B25A
2014FALLCASSO100 B7, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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W 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CGS 313
2015SPRGCASSO100 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 A2, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 A3, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 A4, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 A5, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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W 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 A6, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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W 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 A7, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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W 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B2, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B3, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 12:30 pm 1:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B4, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B5, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B6, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 12:30 pm 1:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 B7, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 C1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 9:00 am 10:00 am
2015SPRGCASSO100 C2, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 10:00 am 11:00 am
2015SPRGCASSO100 C3, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 C4, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 C5, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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W 10:00 am 11:00 am
2015SPRGCASSO100 C6, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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W 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO100 C7, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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W 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Sociological Methods

CAS SO 201 (4 credits)

Required of concentrators and minor concentrators. Scientific method, measurement, experimentation, survey research, observational methods, projective techniques, and content analysis.

2014FALLCASSO201 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CAS B20
2014FALLCASSO201 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CAS 237
2015SPRGCASSO201 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am
2015SPRGCASSO201 B1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Introduction to Sociological Theories

CAS SO 203 (4 credits)

Required of sociology majors and minors. Theoretical problems in sociology. The works of the three major founders of the discipline are the focus: Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. In-depth comparisons and contrasts in respect to themes and approaches are offered.

2014FALLCASSO203 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 233
2014FALLCASSO203 B1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 213
2015SPRGCASSO203 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO203 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 9:30 am 11:00 am

American Families

CAS SO 205 (4 credits)

Nature of the American family and its ethnic and class variants. Social changes affecting courtship, mate selection, sexual behavior, reproduction, marital stability, and divorce through the life cycle. Social policies affecting family life. Interrelations of family with economy, state, religion, and other institutions. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO205 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm STH B19
2014FALLCASSO205 A2, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 2:00 pm 3:00 pm SOC B67
2014FALLCASSO205 A3, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 3:00 pm 4:00 pm SOC B67
2014FALLCASSO205 A4, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
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R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm SHA 210

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

CAS SO 207 (4 credits)

Social definition of race and ethnicity. The adjustment of different ethnic groups and their impact upon U.S. social life. How prejudice and discrimination create class identities and how caste relations have affected patterns of integration during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS AA 207.

2014FALLCASSO207 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 9:30 am 11:00 am CAS 326
2015SPRGCASSO207 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Crime and Delinquency

CAS SO 209 (4 credits)

Analysis of criminal and delinquent behavior. Evaluation of current theories and research into causes and sociological implications of these behavior patterns. Examination of criminal justice systems, including police, courts, and corrections. Carries social sciences divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO209 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 8:00 am 9:30 am PSY B51

Confronting Persistent Social Inequalities in American Schools: Educational and Sociological Perspectives

CAS SO 210 (2 credits)

Examines issues of race, culture, gender, and identity in urban elementary classrooms. Course taught at the Trotter School; transportation provided. Includes a field placement.

2014FALLCASSO210EA1, Sep 15th to Nov 10th 2014
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M 8:00 am 12:00 pm

Confronting Racial, Cultural, Gender, and Social Identities in Urban Classrooms: Educational and Sociological Perspectives

CAS SO 211 (2 credits)

Examines the sociological, cultural, and educational factors that contribute to the achievement gap and what it will take to close this gap. Course is taught at the Trotter School; transportation provided. Includes a field placement.

2015SPRGCASSO211EA1, Jan 26th to Apr 8th 2015
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M 8:00 am 12:00 pm
W 8:00 am 11:00 am

Sociology of Health Care

CAS SO 215 (4 credits)

Social, cultural, and intercultural factors in health and illness. Training and socialization of medical professionals, roots of medical power and authority, organization and operation of health care facilities. U.S. health care system and its main problems. Comparison of health care systems in the U.S. and in other countries. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO215 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 11:00 am 12:30 pm GCB 205
2014FALLCASSO215 A2, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 12:30 pm 1:30 pm CAS 233
2014FALLCASSO215 A3, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 3:30 pm 4:30 pm CAS 233
2014FALLCASSO215 A4, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
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R 12:30 pm 1:30 pm SOC B63
2015SPRGCASSO215 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 11:00 am 12:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO215 A2, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 12:30 pm 1:30 pm
2015SPRGCASSO215 A3, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO215 A4, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Law and Society

CAS SO 225 (4 credits)

The development of law as an institution of social regulation. Analysis of law and order as pursued in enforcement agencies and courts. The education of lawyers and the ethics of legal practice. Student observations in local criminal courts. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS SO 115. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO225 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 11:00 am 12:30 pm SOC B57

Sociology and Inequality

CAS SO 232 (4 credits)

Investigates the formation of social classes and the social forces that create and sustain inequalities in the United States and beyond, including attention to intersections of gender, race and ethnicity in family, education, and the workplace.

2014FALLCASSO232 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm GCB 208

Sexuality and Social Life

CAS SO 240 (4 credits)

Introduction to sociological perspectives on sexuality. Historical and comparative analysis of sexuality, with a focus on the social and cultural institutions that shape sexuality in the contemporary U.S. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2015SPRGCASSO240 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 9:30 am 11:00 am
2015SPRGCASSO240 A2, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO240 A3, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 11:00 am 12:00 pm
2015SPRGCASSO240 A4, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Sociology of Gender

CAS SO 241 (4 credits)

An introduction to the social construction of sex and gender with a focus on the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that shape gender relations. Examines gender as a social structure that patterns institutional inequalities and everyday interactions on society. Also offered as CAS WS 241.

2014FALLCASSO241 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 203

Globalization and World Poverty

CAS SO 242 (4 credits)

(Meets with CAS IR 242.) Globalization and world poverty; how and why over 80% of the world remains poor and inequality increases despite economic modernization and democratization. Addresses urbanization, immigration, religion, politics, development politics, foreign aid, women, drugs, environment, food security. Special attention to Latin American, African, and Asian experiences. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO242 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm SOC B61
2015SPRGCASSO242 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Immigrant Communities

CAS SO 243 (4 credits)

Introduction to sociology of immigrant communities with a focus on the contemporary U.S. Students gain an understanding of how immigrant communities develop, the different forms they take, and how they shape the social and economic adaptations of varied immigrant groups.

Urban Sociology

CAS SO 244 (4 credits)

An analysis of cities and urban phenomena in preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial societies with an emphasis on European and U.S. urbanization. A comparison of social scientific "theories" used to explain these same phenomena. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASSO244 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 3:30 pm 5:00 pm CAS 324

Sociology of Market Transitions

CAS SO 246 (4 credits)

Focus on East-Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China in the context of post-communist economic and political reforms and globalization. Topics include privatization, entrepreneurship, banking, and corruption. Effects on healthcare, education, social inequality, family and household dynamics.

Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

CAS SO 250 (4 credits)

Explores the role of religion in the organization of meaning within human societies and its contribution to the construction, maintenance, and transformation of the social order. Ways in which religion provides specific sets of solutions to the problems of social order are also explored.

2014FALLCASSO250 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am SOC B57

Technology and Society

CAS SO 277 (4 credits)

Examines technology as a fundamental element of and dynamic force in our society with the aim of providing a balanced understanding of the promise, consequences, and dilemmas brought about by specific technologies and to broaden students' perspectives and sense of social and professional responsibility for decisions related to technology. Combines both a liberal arts and an engineering perspective.

Substantive Themes in Sociological Theory

CAS SO 303 (4 credits)

Critique and application of major sociological theories to key themes and topics. Connections between classical and modern arguments, syntheses of alternative perspectives, and gaps between various perspectives. Themes include the maintenance of social order, power and authority, conflict and change, and sources of alienation.

2014FALLCASSO303 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CAS 203
2015SPRGCASSO303 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm