Geography Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, see General Education Requirements).

GEOGRAPHY MAJOR

Complete 46 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 3 requirement(s) for 15 semester hours:

    1. Complete 1 course from the following: .

    2. Complete 1 course from the following: .

    3. Complete the following 3 courses: .

  2. CAPSTONE COURSE

    Complete 1 course from the following: .

  3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete a minimum of 17 semester hours from the following. Must include at least 3 semester hours from each category:

    1. PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

      BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology 4
    2. URBAN SYSTEMS

      Complete 3 semester hours to 12 semester hours from the following:

    3. REGIONAL & SPATIAL ANALYSIS

  4. COLLATERAL COURSES

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. STATISTICS

      Complete for 3 semester hours.

      MATH 109 Statistics 3
    2. Complete 1 of the following collateral sequences:

      1. PHYSICS

        Complete 1 of the following:

        1. Complete the following 2 courses:

          PHYS 193 College Physics I 4
          PHYS 194 College Physics II 4
        2. Complete the following 2 courses:

          PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
          PHYS 192 University Physics II 4
      2. Complete 3 courses:

        CMPT 183 Foundations of Computer Science I 3
        CMPT 184 Foundations of Computer Science II 3
        MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics 3
      3. CHEMISTRY

        Complete the following 2 courses:

        CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
        CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
      4. BIOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 courses:

        BIOL 112 Principles of Biology I 4
        BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II 4
      5. GEOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 courses:

      6. ECONOMICS/MANAGEMENT

        Complete the following 3 courses:

        ECON 101 Principles of Economics: Macro 3
        ECON 102 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
        MGMT 231 Management Processes 3
      7. SOCIOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete for 4 semester hours.

          SOCI 201 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry 4
        2. Complete 2 courses from the following:

          SOCI 201 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry 4
          SOCI 202 Racial and Ethnic Relations 3
          SOCI 204 Sociology of the Family 3
          SOCI 205 Black Family 3
          SOCI 206 Individual and Society 3
          SOCI 207 Social Structure of American Society 3
          SOCI 208 Men and Masculinities 3
          SOCI 209 Sociology of Poverty and Welfare 3
          SOCI 212 Sociology of Technology 3
          SOCI 215 Sociology of Sports 3
          SOCI 216 Sociology of Food and Population 3
          SOCI 218 Sociology of Population 3
          SOCI 219 Sociology of Aging 3
          SOCI 220 Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations 3
          SOCI 230 Sociology of Conflict and Violence 3
          SOCI 231 Social Bases of the Arts 3
          SOCI 238 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
          SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research 4
          SOCI 301 Sociological Research Methods I 4
          SOCI 302 Sociological Research Methods II 3
          SOCI 303 Large Scale Organizations 3
          SOCI 304 Sociology of Work and Professions 3
          SOCI 309 Sociology of Health and Illness 3
          SOCI 310 Directed Independent Research 3-9
          SOCI 311 Urban Sociology 3
          SOCI 312 Environmental Sociology 3
          SOCI 313 Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis 3
          SOCI 314 Environmental Justice 3
          SOCI 315 Social Inequality 3
          SOCI 316 Sociology of Education 3
          SOCI 320 Sociology of Communes, Cooperatives and Collectives 3
          SOCI 330 Political Sociology 3
          SOCI 331 Sociology of Power 3
          SOCI 332 Sociology of Popular Arts 3
          SOCI 334 Comparative Social Analysis 3
          SOCI 335 Workers and Their Organizations 3
          SOCI 336 The Sociology of Helping Professions and Institutions. Starting Spring 2012: Sociology and Social Work 3
          SOCI 390 Cooperative Education in Sociology 3-4
          SOCI 400 Senior Project 3
          SOCI 401 Sociology of Emotions 3
          SOCI 402 Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment 3
          SOCI 403 Sociology of Knowledge 3
          SOCI 404 Sociology of Religion 3
          SOCI 405 Deviance and Social Control 3
          SOCI 407 Sociology of the Mass Media 3
          SOCI 408 Social Movements 3
          SOCI 411 Selected Topics in Sociology 3
          SOCI 416 Qualitative Research in Sociology 3
          SOCI 420 Sociology of Law 3
          SOCI 421 Social Uses of Language 3
          SOCI 425 Sociology of the Future 3
          SOCI 426 Sociology of Sexuality 3
          SOCI 430 Sociology of Gender 3
      8. ANTHROPOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete the following 2 courses:

          ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3
          ANTH 201 Applied Anthropology 3
        2. Complete 1 course from the following:

          ANTH 110 Anthropology of Multicultural America 3
          ANTH 115 Cultures of the Middle East 3
          ANTH 120 Native North Americans 3
          ANTH 130 Cultures of South Asia 3
          ANTH 140 Non-Western Contributions to the Western World 3
          ANTH 150 Cultures of Latin America 3
          ANTH 155 Urban Anthropology 3
          ANTH 170 Peoples of Africa 3
          ANTH 220 American Folk Culture 3
          ANTH 270 Archaeology of Ancient Middle America 3

Course Descriptions:

ANTH100: Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the basic concepts, goals, and research strategies of anthropology, the nature of culture, its role in human experience, and its universality. Presentation of cross-cultural examples and conceptual frameworks for understanding and explaining cultural diversity. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement, World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH110: Anthropology of Multicultural America

Analysis of the diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, occupational, and other subcultures and subgroups within the U.S. Emphasis on the character of American culture. Subpopulations are examined in relationship to each other and to the mainstream culture. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH115: Cultures of the Middle East

The Middle East culture area in anthropological perspective. Emphasis is placed on the nature of different interlocking cultural systems which are adaptations to environmental stresses in the Middle East. The concepts of culture and society will be explored in the context of course materials. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH120: Native North Americans

Amerindian cultures north of Mexico; representative tribes, their world views, and their adaptations to the environment, each other and European contact. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH130: Cultures of South Asia

This course will provide a broad overview of society, culture, and history of South Asia. The goal is to convey the tremendous diversity of cultural expression and social plurality found in the region by focusing on specific events and concepts at scales varying from local to national, such as the emergence of nationalism, formation of nation states, and caste. The course will introduce students to an important region, home to one-fifth of the population of the world, and also help them understand contemporary political, economic, and environmental change in the subcontinent. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH140: Non-Western Contributions to the Western World

A survey of scientific, medical, artistic, and other contributions from cultures outside the mainstream of European, North American, and Judeo-Christian history that influence our lives in the West today. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH150: Cultures of Latin America

Study of indigenous peoples of Latin America. Surveys earliest evidence of human occupation of Middle and South America and the Caribbean; diverse origins of food production; intellectual achievements; political organization; material contributions to world culture; and aspects of early European contact and conquest. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH155: Urban Anthropology

This course introduces students to a broad, cross-cultural, evolutionary perspective on urban settlements. The goal is to provide students with a framework of theoretical models and concepts for analyzing and understanding the learned behavior of people in cities. Most of the course examines contemporary North American cities with additional data from African, South American, and European cities. Topics covered include the archaeology of cities, world systems theory, transnational corporations, the community study model, urban fieldwork, migration, class, poverty, gentrification, homelessness and hip-hop. Meets General Education (GER) 2002 Social Science, Topic, Human Intercultural Relations (HIRR) and World Languages and Cultures requirement - World Languages. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH170: Peoples of Africa

Diversity in the lifestyles of representative African cultures; prehistory, culture change, and contemporary problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH201: Applied Anthropology

The course emphasizes the uses of anthropology in contemporary societies by stressing the skills and knowledge needed for the development of practical solutions to current problems. Special attention is placed on: policy decision-making, community development, cultural resource management, advocacy and social impact assessment. This is a service-learning course. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Anthropology and is designed to pay close attention to and support for the enhancement of writing in the discipline of anthropology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

ANTH220: American Folk Culture

This course introduces students to the anthropological literature concerning American oral (folklore) and material (folklife) folk culture. Students are exposed to the different folk traditions as well as analytical theory concerning them, in the first half of the course. The second half is devoted to student presentation and analysis of material folk culture. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ANTH270: Archaeology of Ancient Middle America

The archaeology of ancient cultures of Middle America. Consists of two major units (1) Northern Mesoamerica, the Gulf Coast, Oaxaco and Central Mexican Aztecs (2) Ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

BIOL112: Principles of Biology I

Principles of Biology I involves the study of life from molecule to multicellular organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, and the ways in which these processes shape higher levels of biological organization. This course is designed to fulfill the first core course requirement of the biology major. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL113: Principles of Biology II

Principles of Biology II will provide an introductory level study of biodiversity and the origins of life, phylogenetic relationships among organisms, genetics, developmental biology, reproduction, the biology of populations and communities, and ecosystem processes. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology

Semester-long field oriented course designed as an introduction to the natural world. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and characterizing the variety of habitats in New Jersey through field observations, group and individual projects and specimen collection. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

CHEM120: General Chemistry I

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or better.

CMPT183: Foundations of Computer Science I

Basic theory of digital computers. Syntax and semantics of a programming language. Algorithms: logic, design, testing and documentation. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100, MATH 112, MATH 114, MATH 116, MATH 122 or MATH 221.

CMPT184: Foundations of Computer Science II

Continuation of CMPT 183. Algorithm development involving user functions; subroutines, recursions, structures file manipulation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMPT 183.

ECON101: Principles of Economics: Macro

A study of the American economy, analytically and institutionally; the achievement of an optimal allocation of resources, price stability, full employment level of national income and long term growth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ECON102: Principles of Economics: Micro

Organization and operation of the American economy for the production and distribution of goods and services. Pricing of products and factors of production in market situations varying from competition to monopoly. Resource allocation, price determination and behavior of the firm in the determination of quantity of output and the hiring of factors of production. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

MATH109: Statistics

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

MATH112: Precalculus Mathematics

Binomial theorem, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangle trigonometry, circular functions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MGMT231: Management Processes

To provide undergraduate students a review of classical and modern approaches to the managerial process as it relates to the manager's functions of planning, organizing, communication, motivation, leading, controlling, and managing change. Emphasizing new forces in the managerial environment such as workplace diversity and economic globalization, these reviews will be tied to the open-system model and the contingency approach as overall frameworks for understanding organizations and management. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

PHYS191: University Physics I

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include optics, electricity and magnetism, and an introduction to modern and nuclear physics, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 193 and MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112.

SOCI201: Foundations of Sociological Inquiry

An introduction to the methods and theory of sociological inquiry. Topics include: comparisons of dominant paradigms of sociological thought, critical analysis of basic concepts in the field, logic and rhetoric of sociological analysis, and ethical and value issues in the practice of sociology. Emphasis will also be placed upon writing sociology: documentation, literature search, organization and style. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Sociology. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or departmental approval.

SOCI202: Racial and Ethnic Relations

The social meaning of race and ethnicity. The social, psychological and structural sources of racism; the consequences of this phenomenon to groups; situation and comparative data. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

SOCI204: Sociology of the Family

Discussion of "official" and "unofficial" (single parent, gay/lesbian) family relationships; compare current U.S. family forms with those of other historical periods and societies; examine trends in contemporary societies affecting family forms, such as changing work role of women, changed sexual norms in courtship and recent changes in divorce rate; analyze issues in the "politics of the family." Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI205: Black Family

The black family in American society; historical perspectives and contemporary conflicts surrounding the black family. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI206: Individual and Society

The relationship between culture, social structure, various institutions and the individual's social perceptions, sense of self and self-presentation are explored in this course. The structure of small groups is also discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI207: Social Structure of American Society

Empirical materials on social structure. Inter-institutional relations as the form of the broad, general structure of American society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI208: Men and Masculinities

This course focuses on men and masculine identities in the United States and other countries. It reviews how masculine identities are constructed in everyday lives and how societies shape such identities. In this class, we will examine the construction of masculinity in different areas such as work, school, sports, family and other social relationships. We also explore the diverse experiences of masculinities based on race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 202 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 206.

SOCI209: Sociology of Poverty and Welfare

Poverty and welfare institutions as social phenomena. The meaning of poverty, absolute and relative deprivation, the functions of social welfare institutions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI212: Sociology of Technology

Social processes affecting technological innovation and the forms in which an innovation is institutionalized or abandoned. The social consequences and assessment of technological innovations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI215: Sociology of Sports

This course will examine the major theoretical and substantive writings on the sociology of amateur and professional sports. Topics to be explored from conflict, functionalist and symbolic interactionist perspectives include socialization and athletic identity, women in sports, race and class in sports, gender relations and sport participation, sport risk and injury, education and sports participation, sports in the media, sport and the reproduction of society, and fieldwork among college and professional athletes. (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI216: Sociology of Food and Population

This course will examine the ways in which people's food production and consumption patterns are affected by and related to other aspects of their social organization. The interrelationship between food production/consumption patterns, political life, stratification systems, and demography will be examined. The main focus will be a comparison between different forms of social organization with respect to the management of food and population issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI218: Sociology of Population

Problems of population and demographic change; social foundations and consequences of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration. Population and socio-economic development. The uses of demographic data in planning, policy making, and social research. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI219: Sociology of Aging

With a shift in America's population toward an older society, it becomes important to understand the aging process and its implications for various social institutions. This course examines demographic characteristics which influence the aging process; various theories to explain the process; and specific policies, nationally and locally, to address it. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI220: Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations

This course deals with the disparity in standards of living among the nations of the world today as well as with the strategies social scientists and social planners have formulated to eradicate poverty where it occurs. This course focuses on the historical, political, economic, cultural, and sociological relationships that have contributed to the current division of labor in the world and world inequalities. Furthermore, it focuses on specific social problems faced by poor nations while comparing social institutions in Western societies with their counterpart in non-Western societies. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI230: Sociology of Conflict and Violence

Types of conflict and violence including war, crime, family and sexual violence, class and ethnic violence, and genocide; biological determinist and cultural explanations of violence; theories of nonviolent social change. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or departmental approval.

SOCI231: Social Bases of the Arts

The impact of social forces and institutions on the fine, performing and decorative arts; the social importance and functions of the several arts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI238: Research Methods in Criminal Justice

An introduction to methods of social research and their particular application to the study of criminal justice. Defining research questions and designing ways of getting systematic evidence relevant for those questions. Understanding the nature of aggregate data, probability, and social science generalization. Creating variables--conceptualization, definition, and measurement. Basic statistical measures, descriptive and inferential. Quantitative and qualitative data. A critical look at existing sources of criminal justice data. Problems of access, quality of data, and interpretation. Ethical issues. (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other.) 3 sh.

SOCI240: Statistics for Social Research

The use of statistics to summarize data, to show relationships among variables. Evaluating research reports based on statistics. Use of the computer to analyze data. Cross-listed with Justice Studies, JUST 240. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI301: Sociological Research Methods I

Introduction to primary methods of gathering sociological data: experimentation, survey research, participant observation, etc. Use of computers to analyze data. The formulation of hypotheses, survey design, participant observation and the use of elementary statistics. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201.

SOCI302: Sociological Research Methods II

The formulation of hypotheses, survey design, participant observation and the use of elementary statistics; certain broad problems in the philosophy of social science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301.

SOCI303: Large Scale Organizations

The structure and functions of bureaucracy in modern society; the life cycle of large organizations and their methods of operation; selected contemporary problems. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI304: Sociology of Work and Professions

The development of modern forms of work; the shift from manufacturing to service occupations; and problems of work alienation; current models of labor management relations in the U.S. compared to Western Europe and Japan; the effects of new technology on skill, employment levels, and on labor management relations; conceptions of the professions and their role in society; the process of an occupation becoming a profession. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI309: Sociology of Health and Illness

The focus of this course is on the relationship between society and health with a special emphasis on the role of culture and social structure. Health inequalities and the sociology of disability will be central concerns. Other topics will include social and cultural definitions of health and illness, the social role of the "sick", comparative medical beliefs and practices and medical institutions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI310: Directed Independent Research

Research and report under faculty direction. The student selects for investigation an area of sociological concern with the approval of a faculty supervisor. Multiple semester selection permitted with approval. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 3 - 9 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI311: Urban Sociology

Processes of urbanization and suburbanization; nature of urban social relations, including racial and ethnic relations; urban ecological patterns and demographic conditions. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI312: Environmental Sociology

The role of sociology in understanding and analyzing the environment, environmental issues and problems, and the sociocultural sources and structure of environmentalism and environmental movements. Various perspectives and approaches to explaining the relationship between society and the environment are explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI313: Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis

A comparison of important theories on key themes in sociology; the nature of social interaction, the definition of power, stratification, social control and deviance, alienation and anomie, social structure and function, social bases of knowledge and belief, and social conflict and change. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI314: Environmental Justice

The domain of this course is the role of social inequities, especially those of class and race, in the distribution of environmental risks in societies at the local, national, and global levels and includes study of legal remedies and public policy measures that address environmental injustices. Cross listed with Justice Studies, JUST 314. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or 200 or 201 or 232;or SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204;or departmental approval.

SOCI315: Social Inequality

The inequalities of social ranking systems in societies. Theoretical and empirical approaches to stratification delineating the variables of power, power elites, class consciousness, alienation and class mobility. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI316: Sociology of Education

The school as an institution of social control and social change. The social organization of schools: social roles of students, teachers and other school personnel. (Not to be used for teacher certification.) (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100, SOCI 113, SOCI 201, SOCI 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI320: Sociology of Communes, Cooperatives and Collectives

The sociology and history of communitarian ventures, with emphasis on contemporary communes, cooperatives, and collectives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI330: Political Sociology

This course will endeavor to give the student a relatively complete understanding of the social dynamics of political actions on various levels. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI331: Sociology of Power

The nature of power; power on the national level in the United States; alternative theoretical approaches; the historical origins of several of these theories. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI332: Sociology of Popular Arts

An examination of content and forms in the world of entertainment, including paperback and magazine fiction, films, theatre, and popular music. Also a study of artistic production and the relationship between producers (including owners and managers), audiences, and performers. This course incorporates various contemporary cultural studies perspectives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI334: Comparative Social Analysis

Comparative sociological schemes; the analytical blocks of total society; kinship, family and marriage; policy and bureaucracy; social stratification and mobility; industrialization and urbanization; belief systems and value orientations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI335: Workers and Their Organizations

The course aims to provide the student with a general overview of the nature of work in modern society and of the ways in which workers react to it. In particular, the ways in which workers' organizations develop, and are shaped by community and political forces, will be an important focus. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI336: The Sociology of Helping Professions and Institutions. Starting Spring 2012: Sociology and Social Work

This course focuses on the social functions, determinants, and consequences of helping professions such as social work,and helping institutions such as public welfare. Particular emphasis is placed on the relations of helping professions and institutions with their socio-political environment and with their clients. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI390: Cooperative Education in Sociology

The cooperative education option integrates academic study with a supervised employment experience outside the formal classroom environment. The co-op term is a semester off-campus, during which a student is supervised by a faculty coordinator and the office of Cooperative Education and is responsible for completing the terms of a learning contract. () 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI400: Senior Project

This course prepares students to design and complete a major project. This will involve the gathering, presentation, and analysis of evidence relevant to a particular theoretical or applied problem, using the relevant and appropriate sociological concepts. Since different faculty members emphasize different types of projects, students are urged to review individual syllabi prior to registering for the course. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 and SOCI 240.

SOCI401: Sociology of Emotions

Humans have a unique capacity to experience a large variety of emotions. This course examines how cultures label, shape, and guide their members' emotional experience. It also explores the interplay between social-structural arrangements (e.g., family and economic systems) and emotion, illustrating links between macro-social patterns. Students will conduct original research on social factors related to emotionality. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI402: Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment

Social conceptions of mental health and illness; social factors in the causes and treatment of mental illness. Mental institutions--their structures and ideologies. Comparative psychotherapies in social context; mental health personnel and professional ideologies; social movements and mental health and illness. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI403: Sociology of Knowledge

The interaction between the social structure, the ideas, beliefs, technology, and perceptions that prevail in society or in particular groups within society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI404: Sociology of Religion

The social bases of religious belief and activity; religious movements, denominationalism, sectarianism, secularization, pluralism, the social bases of belief and unbelief, and cross-cultural and historical comparisons. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI405: Deviance and Social Control

Theoretical perspectives on human deviance. The social organization of specific types of deviance and of formal and informal social control. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI407: Sociology of the Mass Media

A sociological analysis and cultural critique of various mass media with an emphasis on radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. The course will examine their function and their relationship with constituent audiences. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI408: Social Movements

This course focuses on the study of concerted collective behavior for social change, or social movements. Various approaches to the understanding of social movements, including the natural history, case study, and analytical models, will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on relating theoretical work to contemporary empirical examples of social movement activity. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI411: Selected Topics in Sociology

The area to be covered is chosen by the instructor each semester. The course may be selected more than once with approval. Limited to only the general areas of sociological theory, research methodology, problems of institutional processes, and application of methodology and theory to social situations or community issues and problems. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI416: Qualitative Research in Sociology

The course will explore qualitative research from diverse theoretical perspectives. It will examine the personal, political, and scientific dilemmas that researchers typically face attempting to gather objective data about the "backstage regions" of the subjects' world. Topics may include the researcher's role in the field; developing rapport and trust; emotions and fieldwork; age, race, sex, and gender issues in research; politics and ethics in fieldwork; researching "high risk" settings; and techniques of data collecting in interviewing and fieldwork. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI420: Sociology of Law

The impact of the social usages of law on all levels of operation as an instrument of social policy, social control and social regulation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI421: Social Uses of Language

The functions of language in everyday life. The sociology of language applied to other social phenomena such as social change, religion, stratification, gender roles, and power. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI425: Sociology of the Future

An examination of the study of probable effects of alternative futures to American society. This course will examine, also, the manner in which such alternatives are studied; the role of prediction by scientific means, and the use of probabilities in projecting the outline of our society in the near and great future. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI426: Sociology of Sexuality

The course examines theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of sexuality. It seeks to understand the social foundations of sexual behavior and sexual identity. It explores the relationship between sexuality and politics, focusing on current as well as historical conflicts over sexual behavior and ideologies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI430: Sociology of Gender

The social determinants of differences between women and men and the effect of sex role differentiation in the social institutions of marriage and family, the economy and work situation, formal education, health, mass media, and religion; special emphasis is placed on the impact of social change on sex roles in contemporary society. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.