Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Sociology

https://sociology.uoregon.edu/

Curriculum

Undergraduate courses in sociology are offered at four levels.

  • Topical courses at the 100 level provide an introduction to a specific facet of sociology.
  • Courses at the 200 level provide a broad introduction to the field. Basic courses are Introduction to Sociology (SOC 204) and Social Inequality (SOC 207). Completion of one 200-level course is a major requirement. One must also be taken to advance to some 300-level courses.
  • Courses at the 300 level extend the student’s knowledge of subjects covered in the 200-level courses and provide an introduction to social research methods and social theory.
  • Courses at the 400 level are advanced and specialized. Most build on background obtained in the 100-, 200- and 300-level courses. As prerequisites for enrollment in some 400-level courses, students must successfully complete one or more of the core courses: Social Theory (SOC 310)Research Methods (SOC 311)Statistical Analysis in Sociology (SOC 312). Upper-division (300- and 400-level) classes are usually smaller in size than the lower-division classes and provide more opportunity for faculty-student interaction.

Courses used to satisfy major requirements must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of C– or better; at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) must be achieved in these courses. Four credits from a course not numbered 401–409 may be taken pass/no pass (P/N); P grades must be earned to apply them to the major.

Courses numbered 401–406 may be taken pass/no pass (P/N); P grades must be earned to apply them to the major. No more than 8 credits from these courses may be applied to the major.

General Sociology

Work in sociology begins with Introduction to Sociology (SOC 204) or Social Inequality (SOC 207), both of which provide an introduction to the discipline. They emphasize how sociology can be applied to contemporary social issues. Students specializing in general sociology move on to courses that provide a more in-depth study of social institutions. Courses on social stratification, social psychology, social change, and sociological theory help to tie these diverse areas together by providing perspectives that are useful in the study of any institutional area. Finally, courses in methodology and statistics provide a tool kit of analytical and research skills that are useful both in sociology courses and in whatever activities the student pursues after graduation.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Core Courses
SOC 204Introduction to Sociology (May be replaced by SOC 207 Social Inequality)4
SOC 310Social Theory4
SOC 311Research Methods4
SOC 312Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
Upper-Division Courses
400-level lecture courses (407, 410–499) 112
300- or 400-level courses8
Additional Courses
Sociology courses (any level)12
Total Credits48

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Core Courses
SOC 204Introduction to Sociology (May be replaced by SOC 207 Social Inequality)4
SOC 310Social Theory4
SOC 311Research Methods4
SOC 312Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
Upper-Division Courses
400-level lecture courses (407, 410–499) 112
300- or 400-level courses8
Additional Courses
Sociology courses (any level)12
Total Credits48

Preparing for Graduate Study

Students planning graduate work in sociology should have a strong background in sociological theory and social research methods well beyond courses required for the major. Besides taking advanced courses in areas of special interest to them, students should take a substantial number of upper-division courses in other social sciences.

Applications to graduate school should be made in fall or winter the year before the student plans to enter a graduate program. Students considering graduate school should talk to their faculty advisors before their final year of school about programs at various schools, experiences that increase chances for admission, and requirements for students in graduate programs in sociology.

Four-Year Degree Plan

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
WR 121 College Composition I If you wish to pursue a BA, then begin taking a second language freshman or sophomore year4
SOC 204
Introduction to Sociology
or Social Inequality
Take language placement test if not starting a new language4
General-education course in arts and letters Meet with advisor for progress check and next term planning4
First term of first-year second-language sequence Think about minor or second major selections5
 Credits 17
Winter
WR 122 College Composition II 4
200- or 300-level sociology course 4
General-education course in social science 4
Second term of first-year second-language sequence Meet with advisor for progress check and next term planning5
 Credits 17
Spring
Upper-division sociology course Meet with advisor for progress check and next term planning4
General-education course in science 4
Elective, minor, or second major course Think about minor or second major selections4
Third term of first-year second-language sequence 5
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
SOC 310 Social Theory Speak to sociology career advisor about internships4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective, minor, or second major course 4
First term of second-year second-language sequence Consider study-abroad opportunities 4-5
 Credits 16-17
Winter
SOC 311 Research Methods 4
General-education course in social science 4
Elective, minor, or second major course 4
Second term of second-year second-language sequence Check on progress of multicultural requirement; see advisor if needed4-5
 Credits 16-17
Spring
SOC 312 Statistical Analysis in Sociology 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective, minor, or second major course 4
Third term of second-year second-language sequence 4-5
 Credits 16-17
 Total Credits 48-51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division sociology course 4
Elective, minor, or second major courses Consider applying for sociology honors thesis program in spring; SOC 311 must be completed to apply8
General-education course in arts and letters 4
 Credits 16
Winter
Upper-division sociology course Meet with advisor to confirm remaining graduation requirements4
Elective, minor, or second major courses Aim for at least six sociology courses to be completed by the end of spring8
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper-division sociology course 4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division sociology course Meet with advisor to confirm remaining graduation requirements4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in arts and letters 4
 Credits 16
Winter
Upper-division sociology course Apply for undergraduate degree4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper-division sociology course Check in with advisor about commencement4
Elective, minor, or second major courses Apply for degree on Duckweb by end of fourth week8
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
WR 121 College Composition I Think about minor or second major selections4
SOC 204
Introduction to Sociology
or Social Inequality
4
General-education course in arts and letters Meet with advisor for progress check and next term planning4
Mathematics course Take math placement test to ensure correct level; if placement indicates MATH 101, a total of four MATH courses are required for the BS degree4
 Credits 16
Winter
WR 122 College Composition II 4
200- or 300-level sociology course 4
General-education course in social science Meet with advisor for progress check and next term planning4
Mathematics course The most useful choices for a BS degree in sociology are MATH 106, 107, 2434
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper-division sociology course Meet with advisor for progress check and next term planning4
General-education course in science 4
Elective, minor, or second major course Think about minor or second major selections4
Mathematics course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
SOC 310 Social Theory Speak to sociology career advisor about internships4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective, minor, or second major course 4
Mathematics course, if needed; otherwise, an elective Consider study-abroad opportunities 4
 Credits 16
Winter
SOC 311 Research Methods 4
General-education course in social science 4
Elective, minor, or second major course 4
Mathematics course, if needed; otherwise, an elective Check on progress of multicultural requirement; see advisor if needed4
 Credits 16
Spring
SOC 312 Statistical Analysis in Sociology 4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division sociology course 4
Elective, minor, or second major courses Consider applying for sociology honors thesis program in spring; SOC 311 must be completed to apply8
General-education course in arts and letters 4
 Credits 16
Winter
Upper-division sociology course Meet with advisor to confirm remaining graduation requirements4
Elective, minor, or second major courses Aim for at least six sociology courses to be completed by the end of spring8
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper-division sociology course 4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division sociology course Meet with advisor to confirm remaining graduation requirements4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in arts and letters 4
 Credits 16
Winter
Upper-division sociology course Apply for undergraduate degree4
Elective, minor, or second major courses 8
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper-division sociology course Check in with advisor about commencement4
Elective, minor, or second major courses Apply for degree on Duckweb by end of fourth week8
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

Courses

Course usage information

SOC 196. Field Studies: [Topic]. 1-2 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 198. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-2 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 204. Introduction to Sociology. 4 Credits.

The sociological perspective with emphasis on fundamental concepts, theories, and methods of research.

Course usage information

SOC 207. Social Inequality. 4 Credits.

Overview of social inequality, cross-culturally and within the United States. Examines relationship of social inequality based on social class, race, and gender to social change, social institutions, and self-identity.

Course usage information

SOC 301. American Society. 4 Credits.

Selected aspects of American culture and institutions and the ways in which they are changing.
Prereq: SOC 204 recommended.

Course usage information

SOC 304. Community, Environment, and Society. 4 Credits.

Interrelationship of social and environmental factors in human communities, processes of community change, impact of environmental change on human communities.

Course usage information

SOC 310. Social Theory. 4 Credits.

Analysis of the major writers and ideas that have shaped contemporary sociology. Focus on recurrent concepts and issues that continue to challenge sociological inquiry.

Course usage information

SOC 311. Research Methods. 4 Credits.

The development of social research; the nature of scientific inquiry and basic methods and techniques; examination of representative sociological studies from the standpoint of methodology.
Prereq: SOC 204 or SOC 207.

Course usage information

SOC 312. Statistical Analysis in Sociology. 4 Credits.

Construction and interpretation of tables and graphs, descriptive statistics, measures of association and contingency relationships, basic ideas of probability, and elementary statistical inference applied to nonexperimental research.

Course usage information

SOC 313. Social Issues and Movements. 4 Credits.

Contemporary social issues viewed in relation to the social structure of American society. Social movements and ideologies related to these issues.

Course usage information

SOC 317. Sociology of the Mass Media. 4 Credits.

Analysis of media events: advertisements, news broadcasts, documentaries, popular music, and television. Perspectives include content analysis, semiotics, functionalist and structuralist paradigms, and power system analysis.

Course usage information

SOC 328. Self and Society. 4 Credits.

How the thought, feeling, and behavior of individuals influence and are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

Course usage information

SOC 330. Sociology of the Family. 4 Credits.

Introduction to and historical perspective of the family as a social institution and small-group association.
Prereq: SOC 204 or SOC 207.

Course usage information

SOC 345. Race and Ethnicity. 4 Credits.

Examines the major racial and ethnic groups in the United States with special attention to social interactions and inequalities.

Course usage information

SOC 346. Work and Occupations. 4 Credits.

Characteristics of work and occupational careers in modern societies; relationships of those to family, the economy, bureaucracy, technology, and alienation.

Course usage information

SOC 355. Sociology of Gender. 4 Credits.

Position of women in contemporary society; women and work, politics, families, the economy; intersection of gender, race, and class; women's movements.

Course usage information

SOC 370. Urban Sociology. 4 Credits.

Examines the growth of cities; urban inequalities, politics, and social movements; built environment, ecology, and sustainability of cities and identity; global cities and immigration.

Course usage information

SOC 380. Introduction: Deviance, Control, and Crime. 4 Credits.

Origins of rules and laws, patterns of reactions to their violation, emphasis on causal theories of deviance and of crime, data sources for study of crime.

Course usage information

SOC 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 401. Research: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 403. Thesis. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 404. Internship: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 405. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 406. Supervised Field Study: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 407. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Offerings vary from year to year depending on student needs and faculty interests.
Prereq: SOC 204 or SOC 207.

Course usage information

SOC 408. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 409. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 410. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 412. Sociological Research Methods. 4 Credits.

Descriptive and inferential statistics, including multiple regression.

Course usage information

SOC 413. Sociological Research Methods. 4 Credits.

Advanced statistical techniques focusing on generalized linear models.
Prereq: SOC 412.

Course usage information

SOC 416. Issues in Environmental Sociology [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Analysis of selected topics in environmental sociology. Topics include environmental movement, impacts of technological change, environmental policy and the state, environmental values, attitudes, and behaviors. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 420. Political Economy. 4 Credits.

Survey of the fundamentals of political economy. Readings from Marxian and mainstream traditions introduce contemporary debates on socioeconomic crisis.

Course usage information

SOC 425. Issues in Sociology of Family: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Analysis of selected topics in the sociology of the family. Topics include the sociology of parenthood, feminist perspectives on the family, and the family in cross-cultural perspective. Repeatable twice for a maximum of 12 credits when topic changes.
Prereq: SOC 330.

Course usage information

SOC 442. Issues in Urban Sociology: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Determinants and consequences of urbanization under different conditions; the city as a social and ecological system. Repeatable twice when topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 445. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Advanced analysis of selected topics in sociology of race/ethnicity. Topics vary. Examples include Asian Americans, Latinos, mixed race, racial oppression, residential segregation, and the post-civil rights era. Repeatable twice for a maximum of 12 credits.
Prereq: SOC 310, SOC 311.

Course usage information

SOC 446. Issues in Sociology of Work: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Selected topics in sociology of work: occupational structures and careers, industrial democracy; technological change and work reform, politics of work. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 447. Issues in Sociology of Organizations: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Analysis of selected topics in the sociology of organizations. Topics include industrial sociology, organizational change; organizational democracy; corporate deviance; bureaucracy, power, and society. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 450. Sociology of Developing Areas. 4 Credits.

Social and economic structures and processes promoting or inhibiting change in the developing nations of Africa, Asia, Latin America. Topics include urbanization, industrialization, cultural change, world poverty, and dependence.

Course usage information

SOC 451. Social Stratification. 4 Credits.

The interrelations among class, race, and sex. Historical origins and development of class and class systems including slavery.
Prereq: SOC 310, 311, 312.

Course usage information

SOC 452. Issues of Migration: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Sociological analysis of migration, including dynamics of race and ethnicity, social structure, and social policy. Examines assimilation, marginalization, multiculturalism, postcolonialism, and social cohesion. Repeatable twice when the topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits. Offered alternate years.
Prereq: SOC 310.

Course usage information

SOC 455. Issues in Sociology of Gender: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Advanced analysis of gender and social relations of power in contemporary society. Variable topics include Women and Health; Violence against Women. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 456. Feminist Theory. 4 Credits.

Examines major sociological theories that elucidate the position of women and gender as part of the configuration of social relations of power in contemporary societies.

Course usage information

SOC 457. Sex and Society. 4 Credits.

Examines alternative sociological perspectives on sexual behavior, the social construction and regulation of sexuality, contemporary social and political issues pertaining to sexuality.
Prereq: SOC 310.

Course usage information

SOC 464. Systems of War and Peace. 4 Credits.

Violence and nonviolence as functions of social structures and as instruments of social change. Systems of international threat, their supporting institutions, and the ideology of nationalism.

Course usage information

SOC 465. Political Sociology. 4 Credits.

Analysis of political theory and behavior, social bases of power and policy determination, institutional interrelationships, intellectuals and ideologies, political trends and change, political participation and membership.

Course usage information

SOC 467. Economic Sociology. 4 Credits.

Applies the sociological perspective to basic economic phenomena such as markets, exchange, prices, money and rationality.
Prereq: SOC 310.

Course usage information

SOC 475. Marxist Sociological Theory. 4 Credits.

Basic concepts, theory, and social analysis in the works of Marx and Engels. Topics include dialectical and historical materialism, class, historical development, political economy, and imperialism.

Course usage information

SOC 484. Issues in Deviance, Control, and Crime: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Topics vary. Examples are modern policing, juvenile delinquency, correction, emerging forms of social control. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 491. Sociology of Education. 4 Credits.

The relationship between education and other social institutions, the school and the community, the school as a social system, social change and education.

Course usage information

SOC 503. Thesis. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 507. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Offerings vary from year to year depending on student needs and faculty interests.

Course usage information

SOC 508. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 510. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 512. Sociological Research Methods. 4 Credits.

Descriptive and inferential statistics, including multiple regression.

Course usage information

SOC 513. Sociological Research Methods. 4 Credits.

Advanced statistical techniques focusing on generalized linear models.
Prereq: SOC 4/512.

Course usage information

SOC 516. Issues in Environmental Sociology [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Analysis of selected topics in environmental sociology. Topics include environmental movement, impacts of technological change, environmental policy and the state, environmental values, attitudes, and behaviors. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 520. Political Economy. 4 Credits.

Survey of the fundamentals of political economy. Readings from Marxian and mainstream traditions introduce contemporary debates on socioeconomic crisis.

Course usage information

SOC 542. Issues in Urban Sociology: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Determinants and consequences of urbanization under different conditions; the city as a social and ecological system. Repeatable twice when topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 545. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Advanced analysis of selected topics in sociology of race/ethnicity. Topics vary. Examples include Asian Americans, Latinos, mixed race, racial oppression, residential segregation, and the post-civil rights era. Repeatable twice for a maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 546. Issues in Sociology of Work: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Selected topics in sociology of work: occupational structures and careers, industrial democracy; technological change and work reform, politics of work. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 547. Issues in Sociology of Organizations: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Analysis of selected topics in the sociology of organizations. Topics include industrial sociology, organizational change; organizational democracy; corporate deviance; bureaucracy, power, and society. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 551. Social Stratification. 4 Credits.

The interrelations among class, race, and sex. Historical origins and development of class and class systems including slavery.

Course usage information

SOC 552. Issues of Migration: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Sociological analysis of migration, including dynamics of race and ethnicity, social structure, and social policy. Examines assimilation, marginalization, multiculturalism, postcolonialism, and social cohesion. Repeatable twice when the topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits. Offered alternate years.

Course usage information

SOC 555. Issues in Sociology of Gender: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Advanced analysis of gender and social relations of power in contemporary society. Variable topics include Women and Health; Violence against Women. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 556. Feminist Theory. 4 Credits.

Examines major sociological theories that elucidate the position of women and gender as part of the configuration of social relations of power in contemporary societies.
Prereq: SOC 4/555.

Course usage information

SOC 557. Sex and Society. 4 Credits.

Examines alternative sociological perspectives on sexual behavior, the social construction and regulation of sexuality, contemporary social and political issues pertaining to sexuality.

Course usage information

SOC 565. Political Sociology. 4 Credits.

Analysis of political theory and behavior, social bases of power and policy determination, institutional interrelationships, intellectuals and ideologies, political trends and change, political participation and membership.

Course usage information

SOC 567. Economic Sociology. 4 Credits.

Applies the sociological perspective to basic economic phenomena such as markets, exchange, prices, money and rationality.

Course usage information

SOC 575. Marxist Sociological Theory. 4 Credits.

Basic concepts, theory, and social analysis in the works of Marx and Engels. Topics include dialectical and historical materialism, class, historical development, political economy, and imperialism.

Course usage information

SOC 584. Issues in Deviance, Control, and Crime: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Topics vary. Examples are modern policing, juvenile delinquency, correction, emerging forms of social control. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 601. Research: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 602. Supervised College Teaching. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 603. Dissertation. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 604. Internship: [Topic]. 1-6 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 605. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 606. Supervised Field Study: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 607. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Proseminar required for all incoming Sociology graduate students. Professional socialization and preparation for the discipline. Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 608. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable. A current topic is Master's Project.

Course usage information

SOC 609. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-3 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 610. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

SOC 612. Overview of Sociological Methods. 5 Credits.

Examines the research process--framing research questions, qualitative and quantitative design, relationships between methods and theory, deductive and inductive investigation logic, research ethics, sampling procedures, explanatory power.

Course usage information

SOC 613. Advanced Sociological Methods: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Major methodological topics such as comparative, demographic, experimental, field, historical, and survey methods. Other possible topics include time-series analysis. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.
Prereq: SOC 612 or equivalent.

Course usage information

SOC 615. Advanced Sociological Theory: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Major sociological theories such as modern functionalism, contemporary Marxism, phenomenology, postmodernism, feminist and organizational theory. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 616. Environment and Resource Issues: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Explores issues of environmental sociology and resource policy, including ecological crisis; environmental justice as it pertains to race, gender, class, and international inequality. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 617. Sociological Theory I. 5 Credits.

Sociological theories of the 19th century (especially Marx, Weber, and Durkheim) and 20th century (e.g., modern functionalism, feminist, neo-Marxism, neo-Weberian, poststructuralist theories).

Course usage information

SOC 618. Sociological Theory II. 5 Credits.

Major themes and historical foundation of contemporary sociological theory.
Prereq: SOC 617.

Course usage information

SOC 621. Teaching in the Social Sciences. 4 Credits.

Prepares graduate students to teach their own classes. Covers pedagogy and develops practical skills. Offered alternate years.

Course usage information

SOC 644. Race and Ethnicity Issues: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Explores current reseach and theoretical debates, such as Chicano-Chicana and Latino-Latina studies, in the sociology of race and ethnicity. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 646. Work and Organization Issues: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Examples of issues explored include power in organizations; changing patterns of employment and work; industrial democracy; and race, class and gender. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 656. Issues in Sociology of Gender: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Examines sociological theories of gender, focusing on a particular substantive area such as health, work, family, or sexuality. Explores gender in relation to race, ethnicity, and class. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.

Course usage information

SOC 664. Political and Economic Sociology Issues: [Topic]. 5 Credits.

Examines the relationship between economic institutions and political processes. Sample topics include theories of modern capitalism, corporations and the state, development and underdevelopment, war and peace. Repeatable twice when topic changes for maximum of 15 credits.