Sociology (SOC)

SOC 1010 Introduction To Sociology

[3 credit hours]

(not for major credit) Sociological topics regarding social behavior, institutional dynamics and social change are examined, and the principles and basic concepts used by sociologists are taught.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Trans Mod Social Science

SOC 1020 Social Problems

[3 credit hours]

(Not for major credit) Introduces students to the sociological perspective through the analysis of various social problems including inequality, population, environment, workplace and deviant behavior.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Trans Mod Social Science

SOC 2000 Proseminar In Sociology I

[1 credit hour]

Students are introduced to the academic and professional nature of Sociology. Topics covered include professional socialization, honor theses, portfolio construction, preparation for graduate studies, and career development.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 2150 The Family and Society

[3 credit hours]

Examines evolving family structures, focusing on the impact that cultural, political, and social factors have on private personal relationships and the public social institution of the family.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 2410 Communities - Writing Across the Curriculum

[3 credit hours]

Examination of various forms and definitions of community with special focus on what the conceptualization of community means for how community issues are identified and addressed.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences

SOC 2500 Women's Roles: A Global Perspective

[3 credit hours]

The course focuses on the current and evolving social, economic and political status of women in the United States and selected non-Western societies. For both men and women students.

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural Non-US Diversity, Trans Mod Social Science

SOC 2640 Race, Class, And Gender

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to the study of race, class and gender as factors in American stratification.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural US Diversity, Trans Mod Social Science

SOC 2750 Sociology Of Sport

[3 credit hours]

This course examines sport as a microcosm of our society, exploring many sociological issues (socialization, social institutions, and inequality) within the framework of sport that exist in society as whole.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences

SOC 2900 African American Culture

[3 credit hours]

A survey of the sociohistorical and cultural factors related to the African American experience in the United States.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural US Diversity, Trans Mod Social Science

SOC 2980 Special Topics

[3 credit hours]

Examination of a special topical area in sociology. May be repeated on different topics.

SOC 3270 Social Research Methods

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to procedures used in the various phases of sociological research.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 3290 Social Statistics

[3 credit hours]

Study of major statistical procedures and techniques in sociology.

Prerequisites: MATH 1180 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1200 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1210 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1320 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1330 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1340 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1730 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1750 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1830 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 1850 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 2450 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 2600 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 2640 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 3640 Social Inequality

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the bases, varieties and consequences of systems of inequality, including the development of and changes in inequality patterns in the US and other societies.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOC 3800 Social Psychology

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to theory and research concerning social influences on the experience and behavior of individuals. Includes interaction patterns, interpersonal and intergroup relations.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOC 3890 Ecotourism: Studies of the Africana World

[3 credit hours]

Introduce students to the field of ecotourism studies and specific challenges of community development and sustainability. The course covers ecotoursim in the Africana world of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4000 Proseminar In Sociology II

[2 credit hours]

Discussion among faculty and students devoted to the study of Sociology with a special focus on the development of a professional portfolio for graduate work or career.

Prerequisites: SOC 2000 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4040 Classical Theory

[3 credit hours]

Foundations of social theory including works by Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel as well as other classical theorists.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4100 Community Organizing and Development

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses on attempt of communities to regain power and wealth lost through urban disinvestment occurring since World War II. The course will involve numerous practical workshops to learn how to do community organizing and community development and will include information on Toledo case studies.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4110 Political Sociology

[3 credit hours]

Examination of political institutions, organizations and behavior with special attention to participation, power, ideology, decision making and conflict.

SOC 4160 Health And Gender

[3 credit hours]

An examination of sex and gender as a predisposing factor of health status, health behavior, health care delivery, and the structure and posture of health care professionals.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOC 4170 Law And Society

[3 credit hours]

Dynamics of law and legal institutions; the relationship of sociocultural changes in substantive and procedural aspects of law to the concept of justice, and to the social control of deviance.

SOC 4180 Medical Sociology

[3 credit hours]

An analysis of the sociocultural factors in health and illness, and in medical and paramedical services, and in the field of health practice as a social institution.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4190 Social Gerontology

[3 credit hours]

A study of the changing proportions of older people in the population, their changing roles and statuses, and the problems and processes of adjustment.

SOC 4340 Population And Society

[3 credit hours]

Examination of the interaction among variables of population (fertility, mortality and migration) and other aspects of societal organization.

Term Offered: Fall

SOC 4440 Methods Of Population Analysis

[3 credit hours]

Methods of population analysis, including examination and evaluation of data sources.

SOC 4450 Exploring the City

[3 credit hours]

Examination of how cities are organized with special attention to economic, political, racial/ethnic, and sex/gender dynamics.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4530 Qualitative Approaches in Social Science Research

[3 credit hours]

This course examines qualitative methods used in social science research. Focusing on ethnographic and qualitative methods, the course provides students the skills necessary to design and conduct qualitative research studies.

SOC 4560 Fieldwork in the Community

[6 credit hours]

This course involves the student in meaningful social research at the community level. The student is introduced to methods in fieldwork in the social sciences.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOC 4580 Science, Technology, And Social Change

[3 credit hours]

The impact of rapidly changing science and technology on North American society: social change in a technological age; the emergence of post industrial society.

SOC 4610 Sociology Of Organizations

[3 credit hours]

Study of the structures, functions, and processes of various types of organizations. Topics include bureaucracy, organizational leadership and management, and organizational culture.

Term Offered: Spring

SOC 4650 SOCIOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

[3 credit hours]

An overview of sociological literature on Latin American and the Caribbean. Topics include economic development, political change, gender and ethnicity, disability, culture and international migration.

Prerequisites: SOC 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

SOC 4710 Criminology

[3 credit hours]

Crime and criminal behavior: nature, types and extent of crime, societal reactions; problems in research and theory, prevention, control and treatment.

Term Offered: Summer

SOC 4720 Deviant Behavior

[3 credit hours]

Study and analysis of the nature, meaning and process of deviant behavior in terms of social norms, control and societal reaction.

Term Offered: Summer

SOC 4740 Issues In Crime

[3 credit hours]

Topics may include legalizing drugs, police violence, plea bargaining, death sentence and mandatory sentencing. Emphasizes liberal/conservative ideology.

SOC 4750 Legal Issues

[3 credit hours]

Topics may include abortion, three strike sentencing, homosexual rights, hate speech and decriminalizing narcotics. Emphasizes liberal/conservative ideology.

SOC 4760 Juvenile Delinquency

[3 credit hours]

Delinquency and delinquent behavior, including definitions, extent, process, types and causes; methods of prevention, protective control and treatment; institutional and non-institutional facilities and services.

SOC 4800 Social Change in Developing Nations

[3 credit hours]

The new emerging ideological, political, social and economic patterns which repeat themselves in and determine the Third World transition from a traditional to a new society.

Term Offered: Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

SOC 4810 Gender In Cross-Cultural Perspective

[3 credit hours]

Analysis of gender stratification and its impact on culture in various nations and across ethnic groups in the United States.

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

SOC 4830 Social Movements

[3 credit hours]

This course analyzes how and why social protest movements form, and how and why they succeed or fail. Attention will be given to post-World War II social movements, including current examples.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4840 Globalization

[3 credit hours]

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying globalization – increased integration and interdependence between nations. We will start by looking at the historical context of globalization, showing this process is not necessarily something new. From there we will focus on four dimensions of globalization: economic, political, demographic, and cultural. We also will stress the interconnectedness of these dimensions. We conclude by looking at reactions and resistance to globalization, including terrorism and nationalism.

Term Offered: Spring

SOC 4910 Directed Research In Sociology

[1-3 credit hours]

Student-selected research topic under the supervision of a sociology faculty member. Permission to enroll is contingent on the instructor's acceptance of the student's research proposal.

Prerequisites: SOC 3270 with a minimum grade of D-

SOC 4920 Directed Readings In Sociology

[1-3 credit hours]

Written proposal required. May be repeated for additional credit. For majors wishing to continue course work in greater depth or seeking contact with unlisted subject areas.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOC 4940 Internship in Sociology

[3 credit hours]

SOC 4960 Honors Thesis

[3-6 credit hours]

SOC 4980 Special Topics In Sociology

[3 credit hours]

Sociological examination of a developing and/or important social issue or sociological topic. May be repeated for different specialized topics.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOC 4990 Independent Study-Sociology

[1-3 credit hours]