Sociology (SOCIOL)

SOCIOL 110-CN Introduction to Sociology (1 Unit)  

Broad overview of a wide range of social issues and ways of sociological thinking. Characteristics of group life. Interrelations of society, culture, and personality; major social institutions and processes.

SOCIOL 111-CN Introduction to Sociology (1 Unit)  

NPEP course.

SOCIOL 201-CN Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Power (1 Unit)  

Origins and functions of stratification. Class, prestige, and esteem. Interaction of racial and cultural groups. Inequality in workplaces, neighborhoods, schools, families, media, and other settings.

SOCIOL 202-CN Social Problems (1 Unit)  

Emergence of social problems. How the media, politicians, lawmakers, and others define social issues. How lives and self-images are shaped when people are connected to a social problem.

SOCIOL 207-CN Cities in Society (1 Unit)  

Introduction to issues of cities and metropolitan areas, including spatial, economic, and political trends; private and public decision making; class, race, and gender; and possible solutions to inequalities and planning challenges.

SOCIOL 208-CN Race and Society (1 Unit)  

Critical analysis of the biological myth and social reality of race; factors responsible for persistent racial inequality in the United States; social and political implications of race.

SOCIOL 216-CN Gender and Society (1 Unit)  

How our society creates ideas of what gender and gender-appropriate behaviors are. How these ideas are linked to sexuality and relationships, and how they become part of political conflict.

SOCIOL 220-CN Health, Biomedicine, Culture (1 Unit)  

Provides a broad introduction to controversies surrounding health and biomedicine by analyzing culture, politics, values, and social institutions.

SOCIOL 226-CN Sociological Analysis (1 Unit)  

Logic and methods of social research, qualitative and quantitative analysis of social data, and ethical, political, and policy issues in social research. Foundation for further work in social research.

SOCIOL 302-CN Sociology of Organizations (1 Unit)  

Structure and function of formal organizations, especially in business and government. Stratification, social control, and conflict. Discretion, rules, and information in achieving goals. Modes of participation. Development of informal norms.

SOCIOL 302-DL Sociology of Organizations (1 Unit)  

Structure and function of formal organizations, especially in business and government. Stratification, social control, and conflict. Discretion, rules, and information in achieving goals. Modes of participation. Development of informal norms.

SOCIOL 306-CN Sociological Theory (1 Unit)  

Sociological perspectives developed by classic theorists. Elucidation and testing of sociological principles in contemporary research.

SOCIOL 308-CN Crime, Politics, and Society (1 Unit)  

Politics of defining, counting, explaining, and responding to crime, with emphasis on the social organization of crimes of the streets and crimes of the suites; also, domestic and international war crimes.

SOCIOL 309-CN Political Sociology (1 Unit)  

Selected topics in political economy and sociology: revolutions, the development of the modern state, third world development, international conflict, politics of memory and civil society.

SOCIOL 316-CN Economic Sociology (1 Unit)  

Sociological approach to production, distribution, consumption, and markets. Classic and contemporary approaches to the economy compared across social science disciplines.

SOCIOL 322-CN Sociology of Immigration (1 Unit)  

Sociological approach to immigration addressing such issues as assimilation, race/ethnicity, gender, transnationalism.

SOCIOL 345-CN Class and Culture (1 Unit)  

The role that culture plays in the formation and reproduction of social classes. Class socialization, culture and class boundaries, class identities and class consciousness, culture and class action.

SOCIOL 350-CN Sociology of the Arts (1 Unit)  

Art as collective activity. Conventions in art and aesthetics. Professionals and audiences and other aspects of culture.

SOCIOL 355-CN Medical Sociology (1 Unit)  

Social construction of health and illness; inequalities in distribution of illness and health care; organization of health care work and occupations.

SOCIOL 376-CN Topics in Sociological Analysis: (1 Unit)  

Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

SOCIOL 399-CN Independent Study (1 Unit)