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Major: A minimum of nine course credits, including
 eight in Sociology, which include
two courses in one of the three subfields;
one course in each of the other subfields; and
 one statistics course
INT 211, or
The three subfields are:
Hierarchy and Inequality [SOC 248,
Social Organization and Social Control [SOC 255,
Socialization, The Life Course, and Small Group Behavior [SOC 273,
Students should take 387 early in the major. 411 must be taken in the senior year. Not more than one course credit in individualized research and not more than two 200-level courses may be counted toward the minimum eight course Sociology requirement. Majors are urged to take courses from outside Sociology to support work done in the chosen subfield.
Note: Students may not combine a major in Sociology with the joint major in Sociology and Anthropology.
Teaching Major : Same as above. In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete a second major in Secondary Education described under ``Education.''
Second Teaching Area in Sociology : The following program in conjunction with a teaching major in Anthropology (interdisciplinary major), Economics and Business, History, Politics, or Psychology will enable the student to apply for licensure to teach both the major subject and Sociology: Four course credits in Sociology approved by the chair of the Department.
Note: Interdisciplinary majors and B.S.S. programs may be developed involving sociology and other disciplines, especially anthropology, psychology, economics, history, and politics. See the program in ``Social Work/Human Services'' and the Master of Arts degree program in ``Social Service Administration'' from the University of Chicago. Students preparing for graduate study should include SOC 334 in their programs.
101. Introductory Sociology
Social analysis, considering the nature of the field of sociology, its perspective, major concepts, and the methods used in sociological research, within the context of several of the broad areas of sociological interest: institutions, inequality, social change. Not open to seniors without permission of the instructor. (Social Science)
248. Contemporary Native Americans
Distinctive aspects of Native American tribes and analysis of the ways in which contemporary tribal cultures are formed by and are formative of the larger American social structure. Goals of current tribal activism, nature of tribal self-determination, and comparison of treaty rights and civil rights. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) OLSON [Hierarchy]
255. Media and the Public Mind
An examination of the role and underlying organizations of the broadcast, print, and electronic media and their role in the shaping of perceptions, ideologies, and behavior. Special emphasis given to the news, advertising, new information technologies, and the political economy of the media. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) PETERSON [Organization]
273. Families in Social Context
The family in the United States as an institution and social system, including consideration of the families in historical perspective, class and ethnic variations in family life, and contemporary problems and directions of change. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) CARLSON [Small Group]
313. Urban Community
Selected aspects of an urban setting: social processes of neighborhoods, spatial processes of the built environment, and political processes of development and change. Field trips may involve additional expense. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) PETERSON [Organization]
334. Individual and Society
Classic and contemporary sociological issues concerning the relationship between the individual and society such as self and identity, conformity and obedience, and attitudes and attitude change. Specific topics may vary from year to year. Prerequisites: two courses in Sociology. (Social Science) CARLSON [Small Group]
337. Work and Organizations
Structure of work and organizations in contemporary societies, with an emphasis on economic organizations. Major theories of organization and work and their historical development, formal and informal organization, the redesign of work and organization, and the future of work. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) PETERSON [Organization]
343. Women and Society
Role of women in the context of society: contemporary position of women, historical processes leading to that position, and relationships of women to major societal institutions. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) OLSON [Hierarchy]
348. Race and Ethnic Relations
Various theoretical perspectives on race and ethnic relations, focusing on the United States. Topics include immigration policy, civil rights and social change, treaty rights and assimilation, prejudice and discrimination, cultural pluralism and ethnic conflict. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or EST 123. (Social Science) OLSON [Hierarchy]
355 through 360. Topics in Sociology
Study of a selected topic of current interest and concern in sociology. Topics 1996-97: 357. Collective Behavior LEWIS [Small Group]; 358. World Population. CARLSON Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science)
361. Crime and Deviance
Criminal and non-criminal deviance from the sociological perspective, considering the social causes of and societal reaction to deviant behavior. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) CARLSON [Small Group]
362. Criminal Justice
Analysis of the criminal justice system in the U.S., including consideration of the police, the courts, and correctional institutions. Focus on contemporary problems and reform movements. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or sophomore standing. (Social Science) CARLSON [Organization]
376. Civil Rights and Western Racism
Examination of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Consideration of the manifestation of this movement as social protest, legal action, and court-sponsored social change, and of the historical factors involved in emergence of this movement. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Social Science) OLSON [Hierarchy]
387. Research Design and Data Analysis
Basic methods in sociological research, including an examination and evaluation of specific research procedures and basic statistics. Prerequisites: two courses in Sociology, including SOC 101, and one statistics course (INT 201, 211, or MAT 347-348). (Social Science) PETERSON
390. Individual Project: see Courses 390.
398. Sociological Theory
Classical theories of social structure and social systems, focused on the works of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Prerequisites: SOC 101 and one 300-level Sociology course. (Social Science) OLSON
411. Social Problems and Policy
Examination through individual research of some current social issues and their relationship to public policy. Open only to senior Sociology majors. (Social Science)
480. Internship: see Courses 480.
485. Readings/Research in Sociology (1/2-1)
Student-designed individual research in selected areas. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than one term of 485 may be counted toward the minimum eight-course major or joint Sociology/Anthropology major. Prerequisites: SOC 101, one other course in Sociology, and approval of the Department. (OP)
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