Course details for Summer 2017 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2016 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.
Principles in Sociology
CAS SO 100
An introduction to the major theories and basic principles of sociological analysis. Subjects include culture, media, socialization, inequality, race and ethnicity, globalization, gender stratification, and health and medicine from a social perspective. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr.
Sociology of Health Care
CAS SO 215
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. 4 cr.
CAS SO 244
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. 4 cr.
Sociology of Popular Culture
CAS SO 253
Examines the development of sociological perspectives on popular culture and consumption, with a goal of analyzing contemporary culture, fashions, and trends. The role of consumption and everyday cultural practices in larger systems of inequality is examined, with a focus on consumer identities and the fields of food, art, music, and film. 4 cr.