The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the Soc Prefix

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NOTE: Prerequisite course information for spring 2012 and summer 2012 may be found in the PDF catalog online.

Courses

Sociology (SOC / SOC)

101 [SSCI] [S,D] Introduction to Sociology 3 Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.

101 (Effective through Spring 2014) [SSCI] [S,D] Introduction to Sociology 3 Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.

102 [SSCI] [S,D] Social Problems 3 The structure of social institutions and cultural factors that constitute threats to society (crime, poverty, discrimination, drugs, family violence).

102 (Effective through Spring 2014) [SSCI] [S,D] Social Problems 3 The structure of social institutions and cultural factors that constitute threats to society (crime, poverty, discrimination, drugs, family violence).

245 [S,D] Sociology of Sport 3 Sociological study of sport in America.

245 (Effective through Summer 2014) [S,D] (345) Sociology of Sport 3 Sociological study of sport in America.

245 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] (345) Sociology of Sport 3 Sociological study of sport in America.

250 [S,D] Perspectives on Disability 3 Historical, international, socioeconomic, ethical and personal perspectives on disability; individual choices, societal values, and social responsibility.

250 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Perspectives on Disability 3 Historical, international, socioeconomic, ethical and personal perspectives on disability; individual choices, societal values, and social responsibility.

251 [S,D] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WOMEN ST 251).

251 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WOMEN ST 251).

300 [DIVR] [S] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, 201, SOC 101, WOMEN ST 101, or 201. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300).

300 (Effective through Summer 2014) [S] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours CES, WOMEN ST, or SOC 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300).

300 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours CES, WOMEN ST, or SOC 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300).

302 [S,D] Contemporary Masculinity and Men's Issues 3 Analysis of the development of masculinity in its biological and cultural forms. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 302, CES 305, SOC 302).

302 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Contemporary Masculinity and Men's Issues 3 Analysis of the development of masculinity in its biological and cultural forms. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 302, CES 305, SOC 302).

310 Development of Social Theory 3 Foundations of sociological theory; introduction to original works of early social theorists. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

310 (Effective through Spring 2014) Development of Social Theory 3 Foundations of sociological theory; introduction to original works of early social theorists. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

317 [M] Research Methods in Sociology 3 Designing, conducting, and reporting social research.

317 (Effective through Spring 2014) [M] Research Methods in Sociology 3 Designing, conducting, and reporting social research.

320 Introduction to Social Research 3 Methods of collecting data; surveys, experiments, field observations; organization and interpretation of data; reading social research findings.

320 (Effective through Spring 2014) Introduction to Social Research 3 Methods of collecting data; surveys, experiments, field observations; organization and interpretation of data; reading social research findings.

321 Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I 4 Levels of measurement; measures of central tendency, dispersion and association; normal curve, statistical inference; logic of quantitative comparison and decision making.

321 (Effective through Spring 2014) Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I 4 Levels of measurement; measures of central tendency, dispersion and association; normal curve, statistical inference; logic of quantitative comparison and decision making.

331 [S] Population, Resources, and the Future 3 Effects of population on resource depletion, environmental deterioration, social and economic structure; zero population growth prospects; limits to growth debate.

331 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Population, Resources, and the Future 3 Effects of population on resource depletion, environmental deterioration, social and economic structure; zero population growth prospects; limits to growth debate.

332 Society and Environment 3 Society-environment relations, including environmental attitudes and behavior; the environmental movement and environmental politics and policy-making. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

332 (Effective through Spring 2014) Society and Environment 3 Society-environment relations, including environmental attitudes and behavior; the environmental movement and environmental politics and policy-making. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

333 Science, Power and Human Values 3 Recent developments in the sociological study of science and scientific knowledge through cultural, commercial, and political perspectives.

333 (Effective through Spring 2014) Science, Power and Human Values 3 Recent developments in the sociological study of science and scientific knowledge through cultural, commercial, and political perspectives.

334 Issues in Global Human Health 3 Human populations and life expectancies; inequity across global regions.

334 (Effective through Spring 2014) Issues in Global Human Health 3 Human populations and life expectancies; inequity across global regions.

340 [DIVR] [S,D] Social Inequality 3 Causes and consequences of social inequality in contemporary America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

340 (Effective through Spring 2014) [DIVR] [S,D] Social Inequality 3 Causes and consequences of social inequality in contemporary America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

341 [S] Sociology of Religion 3 Relation between religious and other institutions of societies, particularly in Europe and North America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

341 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Sociology of Religion 3 Relation between religious and other institutions of societies, particularly in Europe and North America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

342 Urban Poverty 3 Historical context and current debates on US urban poverty including public policy, employment and education, and gender, race, and ethnicity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

342 (Effective through Spring 2014) Urban Poverty 3 Historical context and current debates on US urban poverty including public policy, employment and education, and gender, race, and ethnicity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

343 [S,D] Sociology of Professions and Occupations 3 Social organization of work in America including historical and contemporary trends, bureaucracy, gender/racial inequality, technological affects, work/family relations. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

343 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Sociology of Professions and Occupations 3 Social organization of work in America including historical and contemporary trends, bureaucracy, gender/racial inequality, technological affects, work/family relations. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

346 [S,D] Sociology of Education 3 Examination of how educational institutions are influenced by other social forces, how school practices affect individual outcomes and how race/class/gender shape educational opportunity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

346 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Sociology of Education 3 Examination of how educational institutions are influenced by other social forces, how school practices affect individual outcomes and how race/class/gender shape educational opportunity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

347 Sociology of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration 3 Racial and ethnic categories and experiences of specific racial, ethnic, and immigrant groups.

347 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sociology of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration 3 Racial and ethnic categories and experiences of specific racial, ethnic, and immigrant groups.

350 [S] Social Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

350 (Effective through Summer 2014) [S] Social Psychology 3 Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

350 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Social Psychology 3 Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

351 [DIVR] [S,D] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WOMEN ST 351). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

351 (Effective through Spring 2014) [DIVR] [S,D] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WOMEN ST 351). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

356 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course 3 Aging as a lifelong process; behavior, personality competencies, social relations changes over the life course; historical, social structural, demographics, contextual influences. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

360 [S] Social Deviance 3 A survey of the sociology of deviance. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

360 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Social Deviance 3 A survey of the sociology of deviance. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

361 Criminology 3 Crime measurement, the correlates of crime, and specific types of crime such as white-collar and drug crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

361 (Effective through Spring 2014) Criminology 3 Crime measurement, the correlates of crime, and specific types of crime such as white-collar and drug crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

362 [S,D] Juvenile Delinquency 3 Sociological perspectives on delinquency; delinquent gangs and subcultures; delinquency causation and control; law and its enforcement: juvenile justice and corrections. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

362 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Juvenile Delinquency 3 Sociological perspectives on delinquency; delinquent gangs and subcultures; delinquency causation and control; law and its enforcement: juvenile justice and corrections. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

367 Juvenile Justice and Corrections 3 History, philosophy, legal process, performance, and outcomes of the juvenile justice and corrections systems. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 365, SOC 367). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

367 (Effective through Spring 2014) Juvenile Justice and Corrections 3 History, philosophy, legal process, performance, and outcomes of the juvenile justice and corrections systems. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 365, SOC 367). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

368 Sociological Theories of Addictive Behavior 3 Alcohol use and abuse in the context of other legal and illegal substances focusing on theories and drug policies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

368 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sociological Theories of Addictive Behavior 3 Alcohol use and abuse in the context of other legal and illegal substances focusing on theories and drug policies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

372 The Sociology of Film 3 The social, economic, and political factors that influence film production and the impact of films on American culture.

372 (Effective through Spring 2014) The Sociology of Film 3 The social, economic, and political factors that influence film production and the impact of films on American culture.

373 [S,D] Media, Culture, and Society 3 The production of popular culture by media organizations and its effects on society.

373 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Media, Culture, and Society 3 The production of popular culture by media organizations and its effects on society.

375 Aspects of Sustainable Development 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198. Ecological, economical, and sociological aspects of sustainable development. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 326, SOC 375).

375 (Effective through Spring 2014) Aspects of Sustainable Development 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198. Ecological, economical, and sociological aspects of sustainable development. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 326, SOC 375).

384 [S,D] Sociology of Gender 3 Construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality in American society. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 384, WOMEN ST 384). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

384 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Sociology of Gender 3 Construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality in American society. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 384, WOMEN ST 384). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

390 [S,D] Gender and Work 3 Gender and inequality at work including occupational segregation, wage inequality and balancing work and family. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 390, WOMEN ST 390).

390 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Gender and Work 3 Gender and inequality at work including occupational segregation, wage inequality and balancing work and family. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 390, WOMEN ST 390).

391 Special Topics in Sociology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

391 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics in Sociology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

392 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

392 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

415 [T] Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Structural foundations of global social change; theories of intersocietal interactions and interdependencies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

415 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Structural foundations of global social change; theories of intersocietal interactions and interdependencies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

418 Human Issues in International Development 3 Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 418, POL S 418, SOC 418).

418 (Effective through Spring 2014) Human Issues in International Development 3 Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 418, POL S 418, SOC 418).

421 Quantitative Techniques in Sociology II 3 Probability theory, sampling distributions, random variables, matrix approaches to statistical techniques, calculus for statistics and computer applications.

421 (Effective through Spring 2014) Quantitative Techniques in Sociology II 3 Probability theory, sampling distributions, random variables, matrix approaches to statistical techniques, calculus for statistics and computer applications.

430 [T] Society and Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Role of technology in social evolution; social impacts and shaping of technology. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

430 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Society and Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Role of technology in social evolution; social impacts and shaping of technology. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

433 [T] Urbanization and Community Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Organization, function, change, development, and decline of communities; applications emphasizing rural or urban settings. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

433 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Urbanization and Community Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Organization, function, change, development, and decline of communities; applications emphasizing rural or urban settings. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

461 Corrections 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. History, facilities, processes, strategies for the correction and punishment of offenders, analysis of concepts of prevention and control of crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

461 (Effective through Spring 2014) Corrections 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. History, facilities, processes, strategies for the correction and punishment of offenders, analysis of concepts of prevention and control of crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

468 Addictive Behavior Across the Demographic Spectrum 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of social, cultural and historical perspectives on dealing with addictive behavior. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 468, CRM J 468, PSYCH 468). Recommended preparation: SOC 101, PSYCH 105, or CRM J 101.

468 (Effective through Spring 2014) Addictive Behavior Across the Demographic Spectrum 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of social, cultural and historical perspectives on dealing with addictive behavior. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 468, CRM J 468, PSYCH 468). Recommended preparation: SOC 101, PSYCH 105, or CRM J 101.

474 [T] Collective Behavior and Social Movements 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Processes of collective behavior and social movements in historical and contemporary societies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

474 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Collective Behavior and Social Movements 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Processes of collective behavior and social movements in historical and contemporary societies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

484 [DIVR] [T,D] Lesbian and Gay Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to gender and sexuality, explored transhistorically and cross-culturally, including race, class and age differences. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 484, SOC 484).

484 (Effective through Spring 2014) [DIVR] [T,D] Lesbian and Gay Studies 3 Interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to gender and sexuality, explored transhistorically and cross-culturally, including race, class and age differences. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 484, SOC 484).

491 Advanced Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

491 (Effective through Spring 2014) Advanced Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

493 Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Work experience related to undergraduate major and career interests. S, F grading.

493 (Effective through Spring 2014) Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Work experience related to undergraduate major and career interests. S, F grading.

495 [CAPS] [M] Internship Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Self-initiated supervised work experience in an approved campus or community setting. Recommended preparation: SOC 317 or 320, and Soc 321 or CRM J 321.

495 (Effective through Spring 2014) [CAPS] [M] Internship Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Self-initiated supervised work experience in an approved campus or community setting. Recommended preparation: SOC 317 or 320, and Soc 321 or CRM J 321.

496 [CAPS] [M] Capstone - From Theory to Practice: The Sociology of Service 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Service learning course connecting theoretical solutions to social problems with service in community organizations.

496 (Effective through Spring 2014) [CAPS] [M] Capstone - From Theory to Practice: The Sociology of Service 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology; junior standing. Service learning course connecting theoretical solutions to social problems with service in community organizations.

497 [CAPS] [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology. Hands-on experience in selection of social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results.

497 (Effective through Fall 2014) [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology. Hands-on experience in selection of social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results.

497 (Effective through Spring 2014) [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology. Hands-on experience in selection of social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results.

498 Research Assistantship 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Supervised experience in current research by departmental faculty.

498 (Effective through Spring 2014) Research Assistantship 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Supervised experience in current research by departmental faculty.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

499 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

510 Development of Social Theory 3 Examination of the foundations of social theory.

510 (Effective through Spring 2014) Development of Social Theory 3 Examination of the foundations of social theory.

511 Data Management 3 Core concepts and procedures regularly used in the quantitative analysis of sociological data.

517 Seminar in Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 Recent developments in sociological theory, analysis, application and appraisal of specific theoretical systems.

517 (Effective through Spring 2014) Seminar in Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 Recent developments in sociological theory, analysis, application and appraisal of specific theoretical systems.

519 International Development and Human Resources 3 History of and recent changes in international development emphasizing anthropological perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 519, POL S 538, SOC 519).

519 (Effective through Spring 2014) International Development and Human Resources 3 History of and recent changes in international development emphasizing anthropological perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 519, POL S 538, SOC 519).

520 Research Methods in Sociology 3 Methodology of social research at the professional level.

520 (Effective through Spring 2014) Research Methods in Sociology 3 Methodology of social research at the professional level.

521 Regression Models 3 Simple and multiple regression, structural equation models, nonlinear applications, applications for discrete dependent variables.

521 (Effective through Spring 2014) Regression Models 3 Simple and multiple regression, structural equation models, nonlinear applications, applications for discrete dependent variables.

522 Advanced Sociological Methodology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Scaling theory, sampling theory, experimental design, measurement of association, multivariate analysis, current methods and techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 521.

522 (Effective through Spring 2014) Advanced Sociological Methodology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Scaling theory, sampling theory, experimental design, measurement of association, multivariate analysis, current methods and techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 521.

523 Qualitative Methods Practicum 3 Introduction to qualitative research methods as used in social sciences; epistemological underpinnings and empirical techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 520.

523 (Effective through Spring 2014) Qualitative Methods Practicum 3 Introduction to qualitative research methods as used in social sciences; epistemological underpinnings and empirical techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 520.

525 Practicum in Survey Research 3 Practical experience in design and implementation of telephone and mail surveys; participation in all aspects of conducting a survey. Recommended preparation: SOC 520.

525 (Effective through Spring 2014) Practicum in Survey Research 3 Practical experience in design and implementation of telephone and mail surveys; participation in all aspects of conducting a survey. Recommended preparation: SOC 520.

526 Experimental Methods 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: SOC 521. Experimental methods including design and analysis, settings, manipulations, measures and human subjects considerations.

526 (Effective through Spring 2014) Experimental Methods 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: SOC 521. Experimental methods including design and analysis, settings, manipulations, measures and human subjects considerations.

530 Demography 3 Population studies; causes, effects, and measurement of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration; population estimation and projection.

530 (Effective through Spring 2014) Demography 3 Population studies; causes, effects, and measurement of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration; population estimation and projection.

531 Human Ecology 3 Ecosystem context of human life; change viewed ecologically; sociological use and misuse of ecological concepts; issues in theory and research.

531 (Effective through Spring 2014) Human Ecology 3 Ecosystem context of human life; change viewed ecologically; sociological use and misuse of ecological concepts; issues in theory and research.

532 Environmental Sociology 3 Societal-environmental interactions; impacts of human societies on the physical environment; environmental impacts on human behavior and social organization.

532 (Effective through Spring 2014) Environmental Sociology 3 Societal-environmental interactions; impacts of human societies on the physical environment; environmental impacts on human behavior and social organization.

535 Technology and Society 3 Analysis of sociotechnical systems; effects of technology on society; the social shaping of technologies and their environmental impacts.

535 (Effective through Spring 2014) Technology and Society 3 Analysis of sociotechnical systems; effects of technology on society; the social shaping of technologies and their environmental impacts.

536 Special Topics in Environmental Sociology V 1 (0-3) to 3 (0-9) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Special topics in environmental sociology.

542 Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender Inequalities 3 Theoretical and empirical research in both classic stratification literature and recent scholarship on class, race/ethnicity and gender.

542 (Effective through Spring 2014) Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender Inequalities 3 Theoretical and empirical research in both classic stratification literature and recent scholarship on class, race/ethnicity and gender.

545 Sociology of Community 3 Community stability and change: interaction processes; decision making; societal linkages; effects on well-being.

545 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sociology of Community 3 Community stability and change: interaction processes; decision making; societal linkages; effects on well-being.

553 Social Organization and the Family 3 The family as a social institution; principles of social organization applied to family relationships; macro-level analyses of family structure.

553 (Effective through Spring 2014) Social Organization and the Family 3 The family as a social institution; principles of social organization applied to family relationships; macro-level analyses of family structure.

554 Social Psychology of the Family 3 The family as an interacting group; social psychological theories and research applied to family relationships; effects of families on individuals.

554 (Effective through Spring 2014) Social Psychology of the Family 3 The family as an interacting group; social psychological theories and research applied to family relationships; effects of families on individuals.

556 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course 3 Theory and research on the changes individuals undergo over the life course; influences of history, social structure, agency and social relations on lives.

556 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sociology of Aging and the Life Course 3 Theory and research on the changes individuals undergo over the life course; influences of history, social structure, agency and social relations on lives.

574 Labor Market Inequality 3 Overview of research on the causes and consequences of inequality in U.S. work organizations.

574 (Effective through Spring 2014) Labor Market Inequality 3 Overview of research on the causes and consequences of inequality in U.S. work organizations.

580 Sociology of Race Relations 3 Analysis of race/ethnic relations; historical and current theoretical explanations of race/ethnic relations.

580 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sociology of Race Relations 3 Analysis of race/ethnic relations; historical and current theoretical explanations of race/ethnic relations.

582 Social Movements 3 Theories and methods in social movement studies.

582 (Effective through Spring 2014) Social Movements 3 Theories and methods in social movement studies.

590 Special Topics in Sociology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

590 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics in Sociology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

591 The Sociology Profession 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Requirements, operations, problems, and possibilities of the sociology profession. S, F grading.

591 (Effective through Spring 2014) The Sociology Profession 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Requirements, operations, problems, and possibilities of the sociology profession. S, F grading.

592 Special Topics in Sociology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

592 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics in Sociology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

593 Special Topics in Sociology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Special topics in sociology.

593 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics in Sociology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Special topics in sociology.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

600 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

700 (Effective through Spring 2014) Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

702 (Effective through Spring 2014) Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

800 (Effective through Spring 2014) Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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