SOCI807
Strategies of Social Research: Qualitative MethodsCrosslisted with SOCI 407

Description: Systematic review and application of qualitative research methods, including participant observation, unstructured interviewing, audiovisual techniques and personal document analysis; data collection and interpretation emphasized as well as different theoretical assumptions underlying their various approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI818
Data Collection MethodsCrosslisted with SRAM 818

Description: Effects of various data collection methods on survey errors. The strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of data collection modes and mixed-mode methods. Processes underlying data collection and practical challenges that arise with each mode; coverage error; nonresponse error; interviewer effects and training; timing; and mode effects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI819
Applied SamplingCrosslisted with SRAM 819

Description: Design of probability samples, sampling populations of humans and unique challenges posed by such populations, restricted by cost and available sampling frames. Simple random sampling, stratification, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, multistage sampling, and probability proportional to size sampling, area probability sampling, and telephone samples.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI835
Mass CommunicationCrosslisted with SOCI 435

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Analysis of the structure and effects of the media of mass communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI842
Personality and Social StructureCrosslisted with SOCI 442

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Personality and the sociocultural environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI843
Sociology of Mental HealthCrosslisted with SOCI 443

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Social origins of mental health and illness; social distribution of mental health by race, class, and gender; social construction of mental health; mental health care systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI844
Social DemographyCrosslisted with SOCI 444

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Historical and cross-cultural approach to population issues by linking changes in fertility and mortality to social institutions. Focuses on the link between population processes and such issues as gender roles, the role of the family, the Third World, and poverty and inequality.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI845
Sociology of Urban AreasCrosslisted with SOCI 445

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Trends in urbanization that incorporate demography, ecology, and planning. Selected urban problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI848
Family DiversityCrosslisted with ETHN 448, SOCI 448

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Analyzes diversity in family structure and family choices. Includes: rural families, gay/lesbian families, Native American families, African American families, Latino families, working class and working poor families and cohabitation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI849
Perspectives on FamiliesCrosslisted with SOCI 449

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Sociological perspectives on marriage and different family types. Focuses on formation and organization of families, and issues confronting families. Emphasizes contemporary research and theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI852
Sociology of ReligionCrosslisted with SOCI 452

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Consideration of sources and nature of religion, drawing on contributions of anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, and others. Emphasis on interaction of religion and society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI854
Physical Health DisparitiesCrosslisted with SOCI 454, ETHN 454

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Contribution of social inequality to health outcomes; Intersection of individual and social factors through which racial, economic, and gender differences in health emerge.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI855
History of Sociological TheoryCrosslisted with SOCI 455

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Survey of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers whose ideas have had a strong impact on the development of contemporary sociology and sociological theories. Emphasis on the work of such persons as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, George Herbert Mead, and Georg Simmel.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI860
Education and SocietyCrosslisted with SOCI 460

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Analysis of education as a social institution and its relationship to other institutions, e.g., economy, polity, religion, and the family. Emphasizes the role of the educational institution as an agent of stability and change. Emphasis on research and policy evaluation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI862
Basic Regression AnalysisCrosslisted with SOCI 462, SRAM 863

Prerequisites: SOCI 101, 205, and 206; and permission.

Description: The logic and techniques of sociological data analysis: use statistical software to run linear regression analyses and assess violations of regression assumption; the development of theoretically driven models; and the interpretation of results from linear regression analyses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI863
Advanced Social Research MethodsCrosslisted with SOCI 463

Prerequisites: SOCI 101, 205, and 206; and permission.

Description: The logic and design of sociological research: the nature of science and logic of social inquiry; epistemic relations; design of research problems; data collection techniques and sampling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI864
Sociological TheoryCrosslisted with SOCI 464

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: The conceptual structures of selected theorists and of the basis of theory construction and testing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI865
Survey Design and AnalysisCrosslisted with SOCI 465, SRAM 465, SRAM 865

Description: Basic issues related to the design and analysis of sample surveys. The basics of questionnaire construction, sampling, data collection, analysis and data presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI866
Pro-seminar in International RelationsCrosslisted with ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, POLS 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Description: Open to students with an interest in international relations. Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI867
Advanced Regression Analysis

Description: Multiple linear regression analysis (extending the analytic framework) to include non-normal and limited dependent variables with a focus on sociological problems and statistical software applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI870
Sociology of Occupations and ProfessionsCrosslisted with SOCI 470

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Presentation of frameworks for occupations and professions; analysis of occupational structure and mobility in American society and its relation to adult socialization and career development; occupational and professional associations and society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI871
Human Sexuality and SocietyCrosslisted with CYAF 471, EDPS 471, PSYC 471, SOCI 471, CYAF 871, EDPS 871, PSYC 871

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Open to advanced students planning careers in the professions in which knowledge of human behavior and society is important (e.g., helping professions, medicine, law, ministry, education, etc.).

Description: Interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality in terms of the psychological, social, cultural, anthropological, legal, historical, and physical characteristics of individual sexuality and sex in society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI874
Sociology of DevianceCrosslisted with SOCI 474

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Theory and empirical research on conformity and deviance. Survey of the development of scholarly thinking on the nature and sources of deviance, societal reactions to deviance, and processes of social control. CRIM 413 and SOCI 474 cannot both be applied toward the degree.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from non-point sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies. Capstone course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI878

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI880
Social Inequality: Stratification and Life ChancesCrosslisted with SOCI 480

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Structured inequalities, including social class, race/ethnicity, gender and age stratification. The intersections of these as institutionalized inequalities examined for their causes and effects on individuals and groups. Emphasis on the role of social power, economic resources and occupational structures in the nature of inequality and social mobility in the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI881
Minority GroupsCrosslisted with ETHN 481, SOCI 481

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Systematic examination of racial, ethnic, and other minority groups. History and present status of such groups, the origins of prejudice and discrimination, and the application of social science knowledge toward the elimination of minority group problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI890
Sociology of GenderCrosslisted with SOCI 490, WMNS 490

Prerequisites: 9 hrs social sciences.

Description: Evaluation and application of scholarly theory and research on gender in societal context. The nature and effects of sex stratification, gendered culture, institutionalized sexism, feminist theory and sociology of knowledge. SOCI 200 is strongly recommended.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI891
Political SociologyCrosslisted with SOCI 491

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Application of sociological analysis to the problem of power; power structures and elite formation as they relate to democratic society and political extremism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI897
Fieldwork in Sociology

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Opportunity to apply concepts and methods in field setting and to obtain experience that will be valuable preparation for professional assignments in research, policy analysis, and administration.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

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SOCI898
Special TopicsCrosslisted with SOCI 498

Prerequisites: Varies.

Description: Wide variety of different topics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

SOCI901
Seminar in Sociological Theory

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI902
Seminar in Research MethodsCrosslisted with SRAM 902

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI903
Seminar in Health

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI904
Seminar in Family

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI905
Seminar in Stratification, Class, and Inequality

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI906
Seminar in Race and Ethnicity

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI907
Seminar in Sex and Gender

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI908
Seminar in Crime and Deviance

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI921
Total Survey ErrorCrosslisted with SRAM 921

Description: Common language of survey errors across social science disciplines. Causes of survey coverage, nonresponse, measurement, and processing errors; techniques used to reduce the error in practice; and statistical models and designs that exist to measure the error. Implications of cost and trade-offs between error sources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOCI947
Questionnaire DesignCrosslisted with PSYC 947, SRAM 947

Description: Design of questionnaires for survey research and the theoretical and practical issues arising from them. Selection of appropriate measurement techniques for assessing opinions, past behaviors and events, and factual material.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI995
Seminar in Professional Development
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SOCI995A
Teaching
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SOCI995B
Graduate Study and Career Research
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SOCI995D
Publications Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI996
Research Other Than Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SOCI998
Special Topics Seminar

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SOCI999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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