Sociology

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  • CAS SO 541: Modernity Seminar I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and at least two previous sociology courses; or consent of instructor.
    This seminar looks at the phenomenon of modernity from a multidisciplinary point of view. Discussed are the cultural foundations of modernity, specifically and primarily nationalism but also Romanticism, science, and major political ideologies. Also analyzed are modernization and development as studied by the social sciences, modernism, and postmodernism in literary and cultural studies; and the nature of human beings and society in the perspectives of modern philosophy. Also offered as CAS AN 541. Either or both of SO 541 and SO 543 may be taken for credit.
  • CAS SO 543: Modernity Seminar II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and at least two previous sociology courses, one of which must be CAS SO 541; or consent of instructor.
    This seminar looks at the phenomenon of modernity from a multidisciplinary point of view. Discussed are the cultural foundations of modernity, specifically and primarily nationalism but also Romanticism, science, and major political ideologies. Also analyzed are modernization and development as studied by the social sciences, modernism, and postmodernism in literary and cultural studies; and the nature of man and society in the perspectives of modern philosophy. Also offered as CAS AN 543. Either or both of SO 541 and SO 543 may be taken for credit.
  • CAS SO 559: Seminar: Deviance and Social Control
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and at least two previous sociology courses; or consent of instructor.
    Sociological explanations of types of deviancy and methods of controlling it. Students select research topics ranging from behaviors and conditions perceived as deviant (e.g., crime, terrorism, sexual deviance, addictions) to methods of control (e.g., law, medical treatment, social exclusion, war).