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rights, indigenous, development and human rights struggles. Prerequisite: SOC 101, SOC 102,
ANT 101, ANT 271, EST 123, or GSS 171. Alternate years. This course may count toward the SOC,
SAN, GSS, or EST major. (Social Science)

348. Race and Ethnic Relations
Various theoretical perspectives on race and ethnic relations, focusing on the United States.
Topics include assimilation, ethnic conflict and U.S. immigration policy, the history of the civil
rights, treaty rights and migrant farm worker struggles, the social construction of race, and signs
of change in contemporary race and ethnic relations. Prerequisite: SOC 101, SOC 102, ANT 101,

or EST 123. This course may count toward the EST major. Alternate years. (Social Science)

350-360. Advanced Topics in Sociology
Selected topics of current interest in sociology. See Topics Courses. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or

102.

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 SOC 102. Offered subject to availability of faculty. (Social
Science)

364. Deviance and Social Control
Investigates the ways in which deviance and social control operate in daily life. Considers
the “social construction of deviance, “ and the ways in which constructions of deviance can
lead to inequalities. Also investigates formal institutions of social control such as the
criminal justice system/prisons, the mental/medical health field, and the education system.
Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 102. Alternate years. (Social Science)

365. Sexualities
Investigates sexuality as a social phenomenon, focusing on the "social construction of sexuality"
or the myriad ways that individuals and societies regulate and attach meaning to emotions,
desires, interactions, and relations. Examines the social organization of sexuality, social control
over sexual behavior, and the historical and cultural diversity of sexual attitudes, behaviors,
identities and signifiers. Prerequisite: ANT 101, SOC 101, SOC 102, or GSS 171. Alternate years.

This course may count toward the SOC, SAN, or GSS major. (Social Science)

366. Gender Differences and Inequalities
Our ideas about gender organize our social life in important ways that we often do not even
notice. These ideas, our gendered interactions, and the gendered dimensions of social
institutions are largely invisible to us, and we often take them for granted as the “normal” or
natural way life works. Sociology asks us to investigate and expose the aspects of social life we
take for granted. In this course, we explore how social interactions, ideologies, and institutions
reproduce gender difference and gender inequality, and at times, challenge contemporary
gender roles, norms, and stereotypes. Prerequisite: SOC 101, SOC 102, ANT 271, or GSS 171.
Alternate years. This course may count toward the SOC, SAN, or GSS major. (Social Science)

367. Self and Identity
Examines the construction, negotiation, and representation of the self and social identities.
Explores differing theoretical approaches to understanding identity, considers the tensions and
conflicts of identification, and investigates the relations between social identities, groups,

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