Courses

SOCI 2013. General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Group relations, culture, personality, social institutions, collective behavior, and social change.

SOCI 2013H. Honors General Sociology (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Group relations, culture, personality, social institutions, collective behavior, and social change.

This course is equivalent to SOCI 2013.

SOCI 2033. Social Problems (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 2013) (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Social disorganization, social strains, and deviant behavior, including consideration of war, poverty, ethnic relations, delinquency, drug addiction, mental illness, and population problems.

SOCI 2043. Marriage and the Family (Sp). 3 Hours.

A sociological analysis of courtship, marriage, and parenthood patterns including gender relations in and diverse forms of contemporary American families.

SOCI 3023. Criminology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of theories of crime causation, development of law, corrections, victimization, and police and policy. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 3023.

SOCI 3053. Serial Crime (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Exploration of the historical development of criminal profiling related to serial homicide, serial sex crimes, serial stalking, and serial arson. Examination of behavioral and criminological theories, focusing on different profiling techniques and their strengths and challenges. Case studies and published research on serial crime will be used whenever possible. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 3053.

SOCI 3063. Victimology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the scientific study of victimization. Examines conceptual boundaries of victimology research, covers theories and statistics relevant to victimology, and explores practical applications of victimology, and the social, legal, and criminological issues that stem from concern over victims. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 3063.

SOCI 3103. Religion and Society (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Comparative study of religious organization, beliefs, practitioners, and rituals. Examination of major social science issues in the study of religion.

SOCI 3153. Urban Sociology (Fa). 3 Hours.

The processes of urbanization; the nature of urban social organization; the impact of urban culture on non-urban society; implications for policy and planning; including study of foreign as well as American communities. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

SOCI 3173. Latinos, Migration, and the U.S. South (Fa). 3 Hours.

Examines the social, economic, and population changes in the US South. Focuses on issues associated with the shift of Latinos' settlement patterns from historical places to the South. Emphasizes actions taken by policy makers to adapt to the new demographic context of the South. Explores the mechanisms immigrants use to facilitate their induction into the southern community.Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

SOCI 3193. Race, Class, and Gender in America (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to sociological theories and research on social inequality in the United States. Course focuses on the three prominent lines of social division in this society: class, gender, and race. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

SOCI 3203. Corrections (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of the origins, development, and practices related to corrections, including incarceration, community corrections and supervision, and intermediate sanctions. Prerequisite: Junior standing and CMJS 2003.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 3203.

SOCI 3223. Social Psychology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Current theories and research in social interaction, with emphasis on symbolic processes, role theory, theories of interpersonal behavior, socialization, and the relation of institutional structures to individual behavior. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

SOCI 3301L. Social Data and Analysis Laboratory (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Applied statistics lab to accompany SOCI 3303. Corequisite: SOCI 3303.

SOCI 3303. Social Data and Analysis (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with special emphasis on those techniques most commonly used in social research. Corequisite: SOCI 3301L. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

SOCI 3313. Social Research (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Study and experience in current methods of social research with emphasis on sociological measurement and design. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

SOCI 3413. Special Topics (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Designed to cover specialized topics not usually presented in regular courses. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SOCI 3423. Social Theory (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Nineteenth and 20th century sociological theory. Present-day currents in sociology are studied and related to political, philosophical, and psychological contemporary thought. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

SOCI 3513. Criminal Evidence (Sp). 3 Hours.

Examination of how criminal evidence is collected by police and used by prosecutors and defense attorneys within a constitutional framework. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 3513.

SOCI 3723. Deviant Behavior (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Prevalence, theories, stereotypical responses, and treatment programs for behaviors such as vagrancies, alcoholism, violence, and sexual deviancy which deviate from social norms. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 3723.

SOCI 399VH. Honors Course (Sp, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: junior standing. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

SOCI 4003. Internship in Sociology (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

(Formerly SOCI 4006) Supervised experience in municipal, county, or state agencies, or any other agency which is approved by the instructor. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SOCI 4013. Special Topics in Sociology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to cover specialized topics not usually presented in depth in regular courses. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SOCI 403V. Individual Study in Sociology (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

A reading and conference course on special topics in sociology for advanced students. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SOCI 4043. Seminar in Sociology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Capstone course in sociology. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

SOCI 4063. Organizations in Society (Sp). 3 Hours.

An introduction to the study of organizations; provides a broad overview of issues and problems related to organizations in society. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

SOCI 4113. Terrorism and Social Control (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examination of the causes, consequences, and counterterrorism policies affecting terrorism committed against Americans, whether domestic or international. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

This course is cross-listed with CMJS 4113.

SOCI 4133. The Family (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A sociological analysis of the interactions and relationships which constitute the family as a group and as an institution, to include issues of gender and family diversity. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

SOCI 4153. Race and Society (Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the sociological study of race and ethnicity within the United States, with emphasis on understanding how race and ethnicity operate within contemporary social institutions. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 or AAST 1003 or AAST 2023.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4153.

SOCI 4183. Social Network Analysis (Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduces the fundamentals of Social Network Analysis (SNA), and its applications for research in various social science fields. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

SOCI 4603. Environmental Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

The course provides a social perspective on environmental issues. It examines the linkage between society, ecological systems and the physical environment. It provides conceptual framework(s) for analyzing environmental issues, considers the role of humans in environmental issues, and enhances understanding the complexity of the relationship between societal organization and environmental change. Prerequisite: Junior or above standing.

This course is cross-listed with HESC 4603, SUST 4603.

SOCI 5001. Proseminar (Fa). 1 Hour.

An informal forum for graduate students and faculty to present and discuss ongoing research interests as well as the current state of the discipline. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 500V. Advanced Problems in Sociology (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

Individual research on problems or problem areas. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5013. Advanced Social Research (Fa). 3 Hours.

An examination of experimental and quasi-experimental designs used in the analysis of sociological data with focus upon appropriate units of analysis and design selection, sampling, interview techniques, and questionnaire construction. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor consent.

SOCI 503V. Special Topics (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Designed to cover specialized topics not usually presented in depth in regular courses. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SOCI 5043. Public Policy, Children and Families (Irregular). 3 Hours.

The study of the impact of public policy on children and families, and the ways in which policies are created, modified, and changed. Includes the history of public policy concerning children and families. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5083. Applied Qualitative Research (Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to research strategies including intensive interviewing, participant observational fieldwork, content analysis, historical analysis, and comparative research. Emphasis on the practical aspects of designing and executive research involving multiple methods of data gathering and analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5113. Seminar in Social Inequality (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Major theories of stratification; types of stratification systems, comparisons of modern and traditional systems; emergent trends. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5133. The Community (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A sociological analysis of the theory, methods and materials used in the study of the community. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5153. Sociological Perspective on Social Psychology (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Principles, concepts and methods used in analyzing effects of social structures and processes on the self and interaction. Topics include exchange theory, role analysis, symbolic interactionism, social construction of reality, socialization, interpersonal competence, organizational and leadership development, social dislocation, and stress. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5233. Theories of Deviance (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A survey of major theories-classical, developmental, ecological, functionalist, conflict, subcultural, control, and phenomenological-explaining morally condemned differences in society. Particular emphasis is on practical implications of each perspective for policy and social control. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5253. Classical Social Theory (Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of social theory up to the late 20th century. An introduction to the classical sociological themes that continue to inform research, analysis, and policy formation. Major issues will include the relationship between the individual and the community, and the sources of stability, conflict, and change. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5263. Contemporary Social Theory (Sp). 3 Hours.

Analysis of contemporary social theories & major theoretical debates. Emphasis is on critical evaluation & application of theoretical perspectives to current social issues affecting families and communities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5311L. Applied Data Analysis Laboratory (Sp). 1 Hour.

Provides instruction for data transformations required for the advanced statistical procedures used in the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Also provides instruction in the use of advanced statistical procedures covered in SOCI 5313. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5313. Applied Data Analysis (Sp). 3 Hours.

Covers basic concepts and applications of the general linear model to a variety of sociological research issues and problems. Also provides an introduction to binary dependent and multivariate categorical data analysis for sociological research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Familiarity with statistical computer programs is assumed.

SOCI 5413. Seminar in Criminological Theory (Sp). 3 Hours.

An examination of the causation of crime, focusing primarily on sociological theories. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5423. Research in Criminology (Fa). 3 Hours.

Examination of empirical research in criminology, focusing on methodological problems, strategies, and findings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5433. Victimization (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of the causes, correlates, and consequences of victimization, focusing on theories of victimization and the role of victims in the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5443. Seminar in Terrorism (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examination of the causes and consequences of terrorism. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5453. Social Control (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of sociological theories and research on formal social control, primarily institutional responses to criminal behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5463. White Collar Crime (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of the nature of white collar, professional, and corporate crime. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5473. Crime and Commuity (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examination of how neighborhood structural characteristics and social organization affect crime, as well as how the presence of crime and disorder in a community can affect neighborhood social organization. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 5503. Research Internship (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Supervised research experience. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOCI 600V. Master's Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.