2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Sociology

Social Work (SW)

Program Director: Melinda Pilkinton
Office: 297 Bowen Hall

The Social Work Program at Mississippi State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Social work is a challenging and rewarding profession with the primary goal of enhancing individual functioning and promoting human rights and social and economic justice. The Bachelor of Social Work graduate is prepared to pursue graduate social work education or to work as a generalist social work practitioner in a variety of practice settings. These include, but are not limited to the following: child welfare service agencies, family services, medical hospitals, mental health clinics, public health clinics, home health agencies, nursing homes, industries, juvenile and family court, shelters for battered women and children, neighborhood and community services.

The Social Work curriculum is grounded in a liberal arts perspective. This liberal arts perspective enhances the person-in-environment focus of generalist social work practice. A student may declare social work as a major at any time in his or her academic career. There is a formal admission process into the program. Some upper division courses are restricted to students who have been admitted to the program. To be eligible for admission to the social work program students must:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0;
  2. Complete two of the following social work courses with a minimum grade of “C”: SW 2303 Social Welfare Policy I, SW 3003 Social work with At-Risk Populations, and SW 3013 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I;
  3. Complete SW 2313 Intro to Social Work (including 30 hrs of service learning experience) with a minimum grade of B;
  4. Complete an “Application for Admission”; and
  5. Complete an application with three reference letters and participate in a personal interview with Social Work Admissions Committee.
     

The following liberal arts courses must be completed prior to petition for admission to the major:

EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
MA 1313College Algebra3
BIO 1004Anatomy and Physiology4
PS 1113American Government3
PSY 1013General Psychology3
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3

Before enrolling in any social work classes, it is the responsibility of the student to consult with their social work advisor regarding any prerequisites for social work classes.

The criteria for remaining in the program include:

  1. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0, with a 2.5 GPA for all social work courses.
  2. Must earn a minimum of a “C” in each social work course.
  3. Continue to demonstrate an aptitude for a social work career.
  4. Adhere to all academic expectations of the university and the social work program.
  5. Adhere to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Sociology (SO)

Undergraduate Advisor: Raymond Barranco
Graduate Advisor: Stacy Haynes

Office: 207 Bowen Hall

The following degree programs are offered: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Sociology is the scientific study of social life. With an interest in understanding human behavior, sociologists study such phenomena as deviant behavior, social organization, stratification, population, community, social institutions, race and ethnic relations, social problems, theory and methods of research.

Sociology majors are well prepared to enter many rewarding positions in the work force right out of college or further graduate training in law, business, community planning, architecture, medicine, politics or academics. Opportunities for employment include, but are not restricted to entry-level positions in administration, advertising, banking, counseling (family planning, career, substance abuse, etc.), health services, journalism, group and recreation work, marketing and market research, sales, non-profit organizations, teaching, criminal justice, social services and social research. In addition, sociology provides training that other liberal arts majors do not, such as the core elements of human interaction and relationships, and basic training for research analyst positions (in statistics and research methods, which include computer applications, for example).

Students are eligible for membership in the Mississippi Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. To be considered for membership, a student must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology, must be at least a junior, have at least a 3.00 overall GPA, and must have maintained a 3.00 GPA in sociology courses.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in sociology, a student is required to take 36 hours of sociology.

All new freshmen desiring to major in  Sociology will be admitted into the Sociology major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University.  For all other students wishing to major in Sociology, to be eligible for admission to the Sociology program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on all college work attempted prior to entering the major.  The criteria for remaining in the program include:

  1. Students must earn a minimum of a "C" in all Sociology courses. Students earning a grade lower than C in a Sociology course must retake that course.
  2. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or above. Students who fall below the overall GPA of 2.0 must bring it up to 2.0 the next semester of drop the Sociology major.

Sociology Major Course Requirements

The sociology major consists of a sequence of five levels of courses ranging from introductory to the more advanced and capstone courses. Students are expected to complete courses in the lower levels before taking courses in the more advanced levels. For example, students should complete Level 1 courses before completing Level II courses, etc. The lower level courses are prerequisites for the advanced level courses.

Sociology Minor

To earn a minor in sociology, a student must take 18 hours of undergraduate sociology courses. SO 1003, SO 2203, and SO 3213 are required. The other three SO courses must be the 2000 level or above and include at least one 4000 level SO course.

Students who wish to major or minor in the department should plan their programs with the departmental major advisor as soon as possible after entering the University and should consult with their advisor before each registration period. Programs are arranged individually to combine the most varied advantages consistent with the student’s interest and purposes. Persons interested in secondary school teaching may elect sufficient courses in the College of Education to satisfy certification requirements for teaching social studies.

Criminology (CRM)

Major Advisor: David May
Office: 295 Bowen Hall

The following degree program is offered: Bachelor of Arts.

Criminology, as a field, explores the nature and causes of crime. Criminology also examines the impact crime has on society and how society responds to the social problem of crime. The Bachelor’s degree in Criminology will emphasize the study of types, patterns and trends in criminal behavior; the social etiology of crime; and the social response to crime and its effect on society. The program will also train students to analyze crime data, test explanations of crime and victimization, and critically evaluate crime theory and policy.

The Criminology program is appropriate for students wishing to pursue career paths in all justice related fields including: law enforcement; probation and parole; community based prevention and control programs; court based programs; and corrections. Because our program provides for a broad knowledge of the nature and trends of crime and an understanding of crime control policy along with methodological and critical thinking skills, our students will be prepared to assume positions of leadership across a range of career paths in crime and justice related professions, as well as be prepared for post-graduate studies in Sociology, Criminology, and Law and Legal Studies.

All new freshmen desiring to major in  Criminology will be admitted into the Criminology major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University.  For all other students wishing to major in Criminology, to be eligible for admission to the Criminology program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on all college work attempted prior to entering the major.  The criteria for remaining in the program include:

  1. Students must earn a minimum of a "C" in all Criminology and Sociology courses. Students earning a grade lower than C in a Criminology or Sociology course must retake that course.
  2. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or above. Students who fall below the overall GPA of 2.0 must bring it up to 2.0 the next semester of drop the Criminology major.

Criminology Major Requirements

The BA in Criminology is a 36 credit hour major and is housed in the Sociology Department.  All students will complete 18 hours in required course work: CRM 1003 Crime and Justice in America, CRM 2003 Crime, Justice, and Inequality, CRM 3603 Criminological Theory, SO 3213 Introduction to Social Research, SO 4803 Social Research Practice, and CRM 4803 Senior Seminar in Criminology. Students will then be required to take a minimum of six hours in each of three sub-areas of the program. The sub-areas are: Criminal Behavior and Motivation, Social Dimensions of Crime, and Crime Control Policy and Practice.

Senior Internships will also be available as an elective. Internships will be available at various crime and justice related agencies. To do an internship a student must have completed 24 hours of coursework within the criminology major and have earned a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in said coursework. Students will meet with the Criminology Program Coordinator to discuss the selection of an appropriate internship site. Students will be expected to have a minimum of 150 contact hours with the sponsoring internship agency, as well as meet specific course assignments. Students would register for CRM 3316 Criminology Internship as a six credit hour course.

A senior thesis option is available for students who have completed a minimum of 24 hours of coursework within criminology and have at least a 3.0 GPA in said coursework. Students who qualify and have an interest in the senior thesis option will work individually with a faculty member to produce a research paper on an approved topic in criminology. The thesis option is elective and designed for students wishing to pursue graduate school in criminology or a related field. Students would register for CRM 4000 Directed Individual Study in Criminology: Senior Thesis as a six credit hour course.

Social Work

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
2 semesters - one Foreign Language - see advisor6
Humanities 1
Literature - see General Education courses3
History - see General Education courses3
PHI 1103Introduction to Philosophy3
or PHI 1113 Introduction to Logic
Literature Elective3
History Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
ST 2113Introduction to Statistics3
Fine Arts
See A&S Core List3
Natural Sciences
BIO 1004Anatomy and Physiology4
Physical Sciences w/lab (CH, GG, PH) 23-4
Natural Science Elective 13-4
Social Sciences
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
PS 1113American Government3
SW 3003Social work with At-Risk Populations3
PSY 1013General Psychology3
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3
AN 1103Introduction to Anthropology3
or AN 1143 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Major Core
See advisor for course sequencing
SW 2303Social Welfare Policy I3
SW 2313Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare3
SW 2323Social Welfare Policy II 33
SW 3013Human Behavior and the Social Environment I3
SW 3023Human Behavior and the social Environment II 33
SW 4613Child Welfare Services3
SW 3213Research Methods in Social Work 33
Choose one of the following:3
Social Work with the Aged
Social Work in Health Care
Social Work Services in Schools
Substance Abuse and Addictions in Social Work Services
Students must successfully complete a formal admissions process prior to taking the following courses
SW 3513Social Work Practice I 33
SW 3523Social Work Practice II 33
SW 3533Social Work with Communities and Organizations3
Field Work includes full-time placement for one semester in a supervised agency setting.
SW 4916Social Work Field Practicum/Seminar I 36
SW 4926Social Work Practicum/Seminar II 36
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Writing Requirement
SW 4713Social Work Senior Seminar 33
Computer Literacy
TKT 1273Computer Applications3
General Electives
Consult advisor2
Total Hours124
(31 hours must be A&S 3000/4000 level)
1

 Consult advisor.

2

See General Education courses.

3

Course has prerequisite. Check course description in back of this catalog or consult advisor.

Sociology

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
3 semesters - one Foreign Language - see advisor9
Humanities
Literature - see General Education courses3
History - see General Education courses3
Philosophy - see advisor3
Humanities Electives - Must be from 2 different areas - see A&S Core9
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
ST 3123Introduction to Statistical Inference3
Fine Arts
See A&S Core List3
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences w/lab (CH, GG, PH) 13-4
Biological Sciences w/lab (BIO, EPP, PO) 13-4
Natural Science Elective 23-4
Social Sciences
See Major Core Level I
Major Core
Courses in the major are sequenced by level.
Level I: Intro to the discipline
Social Sciences 318
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
PS 1113American Government3
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3
or EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics
see General Education courses (3 hours)
Social Science courses (6 hours)
Level II: Sociology Substantive Core
SO 2203Cultural and Racial Minorities3
Choose one of the following:3
Social Inequality
Society and the Individual
Organizations in Modern Society
Level III: Tools and Skills
SO 3103Social Theory I3
SO 3213Introduction to Social Research3
Level IV: Sociology General Upper Division Core21
Select any seven 3000 or 4000 level sociology courses, including any of those not listed above. A minimum of five of these courses must be 4000 level.
Level V: Capstone
SO 4803Social Research Practice3
Research paper in area of specialization expected.
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Writing Requirement
SO 3103Social Theory I3
Computer Literacy
SO 3213Introduction to Social Research3
General Electives
Consult advisor18
Total Hours123
(31 hours must be 3000/4000 from A&S)
1

See General Education courses.

2

Consult advisor.

3

Must be from 2 different areas and must cross 4 disciplines over the 18 hours. Only one Economics allowed. See advisor.

4

Students are encouraged to take additional courses in their specialization if offered before the student graduates.

Criminology

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Languages
3 Semesters - one Foreign Language – see advisor9
Humanities
Literature – see General Education Courses3
History – see General Education Courses3
Philosophy – see General Education Courses3
Humanities Electives - Must be from 2 different areas – see A&S Core9
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
Elective Mathematics higher than MA 13133
Fine Arts
See A&S Core3
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences w/lab (CH, GG, PH) see General Education Courses3-4
Life Sciences w/lab (BIO, EPP, PO) see General Education Courses3-4
Natural Science Elective3
Social Sciences
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
PS 1113American Government3
PSY 1013General Psychology3
see A&S Core9
Major Core
CRM 1003Crime and Justice in America3
CRM 2003Crime, Justice, and Inequality3
CRM 3603Criminological Theory3
SO 3213Introduction to Social Research3
SO 4803Social Research Practice3
CRM 4803Senior Seminar in Criminology3
Major Electives
Criminal Behavior and Motivation Area
Choose two of the following:6
Deviant Behavior.
Violence in the United States
Juvenile Delinquency
Drugs, Crime and Control
White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance
Social Dimensions of Crime Area
Choose two of the following:6
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime and Justice
Globalization and Crime
Victimology
Media, Crime and Justice
Crime Control Policy and Practice Area
Choose two of the following:6
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Community Crime Prevention and Policy
Policing and Society
Correctional Systems
Law and Society
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of CRM 3603
Computer Literacy
Satisfied by successful completion of SO 3213
General Electives
Consult advisor15
Total Hours123
(31 hours must be 3000/4000 from A&S)

Criminology Courses

CRM 1003 Crime and Justice in America: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of the basic concepts and approaches in criminology, including patterns of crime, causes of crime, and an examination of the criminal justice system

CRM 2003 Crime, Justice, and Inequality: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Survey of issues pertaining to race, class, gender, and crime, focusing on discrimination, structural barriers, and the place of inequality within the criminal justice system

CRM 2990 Special Topics in Criminology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CRM 3103 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003). Three hours lecture. The interrelationships of law enforcement, prosecution, and the courts, particularly how each affects the correctional process

CRM 3113 Community Crime Prevention and Policy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An in-depth analysis of crime control policy and community sanctions, focusing on policy implementation, effectiveness, alternatives and prevention efforts

CRM 3123 Policing and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003). Three hours lecture. An overview of police functions and responsibilities at all levels from a sociological perspective. Focuses on symbiotic roles of policing and other societal organizations

CRM 3313 Deviant Behavior.: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or its equivalent or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to the social and cultural factors related to human deviance. Special attention given to the study of various theories of deviance. Same as SO 3313)

CRM 3316 Criminology Internship: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite: 24 hours of coursework within the criminology major and a minimum GPA of 2.5 and consent of instructor). Six hours practicum. Practicum within selected corrections agencies, individually supervised performance and self-development in relation to clients, agency workers, and provisions of correctional services

CRM 3320 Field Work: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 3316). One to six hours practicum within selected Corrections agencies, individually supervised performance and self-development in relation to clients, agency workers, and provisions of Correctional services

CRM 3343 Gender, Crime, and Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Gender differences in criminal behavior, victimization, and criminal justice processing, emphasizing the unique experiences of women in all of these areas. (Same as SO 3343)

CRM 3353 Race, Crime and Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Racial differences in criminal behavior, victimization, and criminal processing, emphasizing the unique experiences of racial minorities in these areas (Same as SO 3353)

CRM 3363 Globalization and Crime: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Examines the international differences in crime and justice, exploring topics such as illegal immigration, human trafficking, organized crime and terrorism

CRM 3503 Violence in the United States: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Indepth study of violence, including types of violence, categories of offenders and victims, its social consequences, and potential solutions. (Same as CRM 3503)

CRM 3603 Criminological Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Survey of the major sociological and criminological explanations of crime. (Same as SO 3603)

CRM 4000 Directed Individual Study in Criminology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CRM 4153 Mentoring for At-Risk Youths: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and Permission of Instructor). One hour lecture, four hours practical experience. This course trains students to mentor at-risk juveniles to facilitate their successful transition to productive community roles. (Same as SO 4153 and SLCE 4153)

CRM 4233 Juvenile Delinquency: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Critical study of problems, causes, ways of handling; attitudes, roles and relationships of persons involved, including youthful offenders, social workers, court and law enforcement officials. (Same as SO 4233/6233)

CRM 4243 Drugs, Crime and Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Focus on the social factors which give rise to illicit drug use, patterns and trends in drug crime and strategies to control drug crime. (Same as SO 4243/6243)

CRM 4253 White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An overview of the sociological and criminological literature in the area defined as ‘White Collar Crime’ (Same as SO 4253/6253)

CRM 4323 Victimology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A critical study of victims, examining theories of victimization, the social construction of victimization, the relationship between victims and offenders, and victim prevention efforts. (Same as SO 4323/6323)

CRM 4343 Media, Crime and Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003). An overview of the role media plays in shaping criminal justice policy, as well as public knowledge about crime and the criminal justice system

CRM 4513 Correctional Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and CRM 3603 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Survey of contemporary correctional systems and practices. Emphasis placed on the formal organization and functioning of penal systems (same as SO 4513/6513)

CRM 4523 Law and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Explores the social origins of law and how law can both maintain social order and bring about social change (Same as SO 4523/6523)

CRM 4803 Senior Seminar in Criminology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 3603 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A capstone course which integrates knowledge from criminology course work. Students will apply their knowledge of criminological theory and policy to crime and justice issues

CRM 4990 Special Topics in Criminology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CRM 6233 Juvenile Delinquency: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Critical study of problems, causes, ways of handling; attitudes, roles and relationships of persons involved, including youthful offenders, social workers, court and law enforcement officials. (Same as SO 4233/6233)

CRM 6243 Drug, Crime and Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Focus on the social factors which give rise to illicit drug use, patterns and trends in drug crime and strategies to control drug crime. (Same as SO 4243/6243)

CRM 6253 White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An overview of the sociological and criminological literature in the area defined as ‘White Collar Crime’ (Same as SO 4253/6253)

CRM 6323 Victimology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A critical study of victims, examining theories of victimization, the social construction of victimization, the relationship between victims and offenders, and victim prevention efforts. (Same as SO 4323/6323)

CRM 6513 Correctional Systems: 3 hours.

CRM 6523 Law and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Explores the social origins of law and how law can both maintain social order and bring about social change (Same as SO 4523/6523)

CRM 6990 Special Topics in Criminology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

Social Work Courses

SW 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse array of topices that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

SW 2303 Social Welfare Policy I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. In-depth study of the historical and contemporary effects of social welfare policy on client systems

SW 2313 Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of professional social work and the historical and philosophical development of social work and social welfare

SW 2323 Social Welfare Policy II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SW 2313). Three hours lecture. The course provides an analysis and evaluation of social welfare policies as institutional responses to social problems, social justice, and human needs

SW 2990 Special Topics in Social Work: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SW 3003 Social work with At-Risk Populations: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examines the role and interaction of social workers with vulnerable groups. Includes concepts of racism, sexism, homophobia, oppression, affirmation action, and xenophobia

SW 3013 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examines biological, psychological, social-structural, and cultural aspects of human development from conception through young adulthood from a social systems perspective, emphasizing diversity and oppression

SW 3023 Human Behavior and the social Environment II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SW 3013). Three hours lecture. Examines biological, psychological, social-structural, and cultural aspects of human development from middle adulthood to death from a social systems perspective, emphasizing diversity and oppression

SW 3033 Seminar in Resilience: 3 hours.

Examines current research, theoretical perspectives, and a bio-psycho-social approach to resilience. Focuses on planning & applying resilience practices to promote well-being

SW 3043 Military Social Work: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Explores history and roles of social workers with veterans and military families, including practice settings, ethical concerns, and effects of culture, advocacy, interventions, and policy

SW 3213 Research Methods in Social Work: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:ST 2113 )Three hours lecture. A survey of research methodology in social work practice, including an examination of the various types of research design, techniques, and procedures

SW 3513 Social Work Practice I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SW 2323 and SW 3013). Three hours lecture. The course emphasizes problem-solving methods utilizing communication theories and skills working with individuals, families, groups, and communities in preparation for generalist social work practice

SW 3523 Social Work Practice II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SW 3023, and SW 3513). Three hours lecture. The course focuses on processes involved in engaging client systems in data collection, assessment, intervention, evaluation, and termination in preparation for generalist social work practice

SW 3533 Social Work with Communities and Organizations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite or corequisite: SW 3523). Three hours lecture. The course focuses on processes involved in engaging client systems in problem solving with emphasis upon groups and larger systems in generalist social work practice

SW 4000 Directed Individual Study in Social Work: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Six hours of social work, junior standing, and consent of instructor). Hours and credits to be arranged. Independent research of problems related to social work

SW 4533 Substance Abuse and Addictions in Social Work Services: 3 hours.

Examines the role/interaction of social workers with people who use alcohol.drugs, (AOD). Concepts of use abuse, and dependence. Emphasis on the impact of AOD use on families/children

SW 4613 Child Welfare Services: 3 hours.

(Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Assessment of parental and society's responsibilities in meeting physical, social, psychological, and legal needs of children and examining the delivery, policies, systems, and services

SW 4623 Social Work with the Aged: 3 hours.

(Consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. Assessment of social, psychological, physical, and economic needs of aging persons; their utilization of services, conjoint planning and creation of new community based resources

SW 4633 Social Work in Health Care: 3 hours.

(Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Assessment of social work knowledge, values, and skills in understanding psychosocial aspects of illness, medical terminology, recording, discharge planning, ethics, team disciplines, and community resources

SW 4643 Social Work Services in Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Assessment of the development, concepts, policies, planning, implementation, and evaluation of social work services in primary and secondary schools

SW 4663 Administration in Social Work: 3 hours.

Assessment of functions of human service managment, planning and program, organizational theroy and design, resourses,supervision, funding, information systems, and evaluation of service delivery

SW 4713 Social Work Senior Seminar: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SW 3523). Critical evaluation of current issues in social work practice; examination of career opportunities; and assessment of personal educational preparation for practice

SW 4916 Social Work Field Practicum/Seminar I: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: SW 4713 and SW 3533). The course provides students opportunities to apply generalist social work practice methods by completing a minimum of 450 supervised hours in a social work agency

SW 4926 Social Work Practicum/Seminar II: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: SW 4713 and SW 3533). The course provides students opportunities to apply generalist social work practice methods by completing a minimum of 450 supervised hours in a social work agency

SW 4990 Special Topics in Social Work: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SW 6990 Special Topics in Social Work: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SW 8990 Special Topics in Social Work: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years.)

Sociology Courses

SO 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

SO 1003 Introduction to Sociology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The nature and development of culture; social aspects of personality; analysis of community life, population trends, social classes, institutions, processes, and organization; culture change

SO 1103 Contemporary Social Problems: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of problems related to: life cycle, sexuality, family disruptions, health, illness, death and dying, addictions, crime, minorities, population, environment, resources and poverty. Suggested solutions

SO 1173 Introduction to Gender Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to theoretical concepts in Gender Studies. This course will examine the influence of the women's movement on the academic development of Gender Studies. (Same as AN 1173 and GS 1173)

SO 1203 Sociology of Families: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of how social inequality, diversity, and social change shape families and family life, with emphasis on contemporary American families

SO 2203 Cultural and Racial Minorities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Three hours in an introductory social science). Three hours lecture. Origins of minority groups and racial attitudes. Biological and cultural concepts of race and minority groups; problems of adjustment in interracial and multiethnic societies. (Same as AAS 2203 and AN 2203)

SO 2990 Special Topics in Sociology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SO 3003 Social Inequality: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1003). Three hours lecture. Investigates the nature, causes, and consequences of social inequality and stratification, the relationships among class, race, and gender inequalities in cross-cultural perspective

SO 3013 Society and the Individual: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1003). Three hours lecture. A study of interrelationship between society and the individual. Emphasis is placed on the structural aspects of socialization and the social construction of reality

SO 3053 Organizations in Modern Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1003). Three hours lecture. Examines the nature and types of formal organizations, their impact on, and outcomes for, individuals and society; organizational structures, processes, environments and effectiveness

SO 3103 Social Theory I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Nine hours of sociology, CS 1013 or equivalent and junior standing). Lecture course. Study of European and American sociological theory intellectual antecedents as well as social-cultural context

SO 3123 Policing and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003). Three hours lecture. An overview of police functions and responsibilities at all levels from a sociological perspective. Focuses on symbiotic roles of policing and other societal organizations

SO 3213 Introduction to Social Research: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Nine hours of sociology and/or criminology courses). Three hour lecture. A survey of the general field of research and methodology, including an examination of the various types of research designs, techniques, and procedures

SO 3313 Deviant Behavior: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to the social and cultural factors related to human deviance. Special attention is given to the study of various theories of deviance

SO 3323 Contemporary Woman: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introductory course for the Concentration in Women's Studies. Major topics are women's heritage, identity, culture, and vulnerabilities

SO 3333 Society and Religion: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Religion as an institution. Examines the social origins of religion and its functions, both positive and negative, in social movements, social control and politics.(Same as Rel 3333)

SO 3343 Gender, Crime, and Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Gender differences in criminal behavior, victimization, and criminal justice processing, emphasizing the unique experiences of women in all of these areas. (Same as CRM 3343)

SO 3353 Race, Crime, & Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Racial differences in criminal behavior, victimization, and criminal processing, emphasizing the unique experiences of racial minorities in these areas (Same as CRM 3353)

SO 3503 Violence in the United States: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Indepth study of violence, including types of violence, categories of offenders and victims, its social consequences, and potential solutions. (Same as CRM 3503)

SO 3603 Criminological Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Survey of the major sociological and criminological explanations of crime. (Same as CRM 3603)

SO 4000 Directed Individual Study in Sociology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

SO 4113 Social Organization and Change: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. An intensive examination of recent research focusing on the prediction, explanation and control of social change with attention to trends in developing countries

SO 4123 Poverty, Analysis: People, Organization and Program: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Historical perspectives; problems of definition and measurement; socio-cultural situations contributing to deprivation; delineation of poverty groups; social consequences of poverty; poverty programs and organizations

SO 4153 Mentoring for At-Risk Youths: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and Permission of Instructor). One hour lecture, four hours practical experience. This course trains students to mentor at-risk juveniles to facilitate their successful transition to productive community roles. (Same as CRM 4153 and SLCE 4153)

SO 4173 Environment and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: AN 1103 or SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of the interaction between human society and the environment including the social aspects of environmental problems. (Same as AN 4173/6173)

SO 4223 Comparative Family Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1203). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of family patterns in selected cultures of the world

SO 4233 Juvenile Delinquency: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Critical study of problems, causes, ways of handling; attitudes, roles and relationships of persons involved, including youthful offenders, social workers, court and law enforcement officials. (Same as CRM 4233/6233)

SO 4243 Drugs, Crime and Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Focus on the social factors which give rise to illicit drug use, patterns and trends in drug crime and strategies to control drug crime. (Same as CRM 4243/6243)

SO 4253 White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An overview of the sociological and criminological literature in the area defined as ‘White Collar Crime’ (Same as CRM 4253/6253)

SO 4273 Sociology of Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. A sociological analysis of education as a social institution, its role in the larger society, the organization of schooling, and the social dynamics of classrooms

SO 4303 Urban Sociology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. A sociological and ecological study of urban areas emphasizing the processes of population, environment, technology and social organization

SO 4323 Victimology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A critical study of victims, examining theories of victimization, the social construction of victimization, the relationship between victims and offenders, and victim prevention efforts. (Same as CRM 4323/6323)

SO 4333 Sociology of Sport: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Examination of sport as a social institution in American society, its contributions to society and to participants

SO 4343 Media, Crime and Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003) ). An overview of the role media plays in shaping criminal justice policy, as well as public knowledge about crime and the criminal justice system

SO 4403 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003, or approval of instructor). Three hours lecture. Changing character of gender and sexuality and significance in various social institutions. Intersection between gender, sexuality and other forms of inequality

SO 4413 Aging and Retirement in American Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Nine hours of sociology or related disciplines). Three hours lecture. A study of the social and economic aspects of aging and of the social problems in American society related to the aged and retired groups

SO 4423 Health and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:3 hours in sociology). Three hours lecture. Examines health and the health care structure of the United States as it relates to our culture,norms and social institutions

SO 4433 Sociology of Death and Dying: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:3 hours in Sociology). Three hours lecture. Examines death as a social event,the social nature of death, relationships at the end of life, and social structural impacts on death and dying

SO 4503 Gender and Work: 3 hours.

Three hours lectures. This course presents research and theories on the role of gender in shaping labor market opportunities, experiences, and rewards; remedies for enduring problems, including those applied in the United States’ workplace and abroad; and new research directions

SO 4513 Correctional Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and CRM 3603 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Survey of contemporary correctional systems and practices. Emphasis placed on the formal organization and functioning of penal systems (same as CRM 4513/6513)

SO 4523 Law and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Explores the social origins of law and how law can both maintain social order and bring about social change (Same as CRM 4523/6523)

SO 4623 Social Work with the Aged: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of language as a part of culture, a source of knowledge about other aspects of culture, and a social behavior. (Same as AN 4623/6623 and EN 4623/6623)

SO 4633 Language and Society: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of relationship between language and society. How language varies regionally and socially; people’s use of and attitudes toward different ways of speaking. (Same as AN 4633/6633 and EN 4633/6633)

SO 4643 Race and the Media: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO/AAS 2203, or CO 1403, or AAS 1063 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Examines the relationship between society, race, and the media. An examination of the social influence of how racial representations are produced, distributed, and consumed. (Same as AAS 4643 and CO 4643)

SO 4703 Population Problems and Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1003 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. World population growth and its consequences, population change and national policies, family planning, recent U.S. population trends, basic demographic measurement, the demographic report

SO 4713 Social Work Senior Seminar: 3 hours.

Review and evaluation of censuses, vital statistics, and demographic surveys and their uses, with emphasis on measurement, methods, and analytical techniques

SO 4733 Community: Organization and Relationships: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Rural-urban approach to community; types of local societies and community organizations; perspectives in community study

SO 4803 Social Research Practice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 3213 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Practical application of sociological analysis and methods conducting social research projects. Includes selection of methods and analytical techniques, data collection, ethics, and report writing

SO 4990 Special Topics in Sociology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SO 6113 Social Organization and Change: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. An intensive examination of recent research focusing on the prediction, explanation and control of social change with attention to trends in developing countries

SO 6123 Poverty Analysis: People, Organization and Programs: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Historical perspectives; problems of definition and measurement; socio-cultural situations contributing to deprivation; delineation of poverty groups; social consequences of poverty; poverty programs and organizations

SO 6173 Environment and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: AN 1103 or SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of the interaction between human society and the environment including the social aspects of environmental problems. (Same as AN 4173/6173)

SO 6223 Comparative Family Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1203). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of family patterns in selected cultures of the world

SO 6233 Juvenile Delinquency: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Critical study of problems, causes, ways of handling; attitudes, roles and relationships of persons involved, including youthful offenders, social workers, court and law enforcement officials. (Same as CRM 4233/6233)

SO 6243 Drugs, Crime and Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Focus on the social factors which give rise to illicit drug use, patterns and trends in drug crime and strategies to control drug crime. (Same as CRM 4243/6243)

SO 6253 White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An overview of the sociological and criminological literature in the area defined as ‘White Collar Crime’ (Same as CRM 4253/6253)

SO 6273 Sociology of Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. A sociological analysis of education as a social institution, its role in the larger society, the organization of schooling, and the social dynamics of classrooms

SO 6303 Urban Sociology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. A sociological and ecological study of urban areas emphasizing the processes of population, environment, technology and social organization

SO 6323 Victimology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A critical study of victims, examining theories of victimization, the social construction of victimization, the relationship between victims and offenders, and victim prevention efforts. (Same as CRM 4323/6323)

SO 6333 Sociology of Sport: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Examination of sport as a social institution in American society, its contributions to society and to participants

SO 6403 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003, or approval of instructor). Three hours lecture. Changing character of gender and sexuality and significance in various social institutions. Intersection between gender, sexuality and other forms of inequality

SO 6413 Aging and Retirement in American Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Nine hours of sociology or related disciplines). Three hours lecture. A study of the social and economic aspects of aging and of the social problems in American society related to the aged and retired groups

SO 6423 Health and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:3 hours in sociology). Three hours lecture. Examines health and the health care structure of the United States as it relates to our culture,norms and social institutions

SO 6433 Sociology of Death and Dying: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:3 hours in Sociology). Three hours lecture. Examines death as a social event,the social nature of death, relationships at the end of life, and social structural impacts on death and dying

SO 6503 Gender and Work: 3 hours.

Three hours lectures. This course presents research and theories on the role of gender in shaping labor market opportunities, experiences, and rewards; remedies for enduring problems, including those applied in the United States’ workplace and abroad; and new research directions

SO 6513 Correctional Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CRM 1003 and CRM 3603 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Survey of contemporary correctional systems and practices. Emphasis placed on the formal organization and functioning of penal systems (same as CRM 4513/6513)

SO 6523 Law and Society: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and CRM 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Explores the social origins of law and how law can both maintain social order and bring about social change (Same as CRM 4523/6523)

SO 6623 Language and Culture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of language as a part of culture, a source of knowledge about other aspects of culture, and a social behavior. (Same as AN 4623/6623 and EN 4623/6623)

SO 6633 Language and Society: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of relationship between language and society. How language varies regionally and socially; people’s use of and attitudes toward different ways of speaking. (Same as AN 4633/6633 and EN 4633/6633)

SO 6703 Population Problems and Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 1003 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. World population growth and its consequences, population change and national policies, family planning, recent U.S. population trends, basic demographic measurement, the demographic report

SO 6713 Methods in Population Research: 3 hours.

Review and evaluation of censuses, vital statistics, and demographic surveys and their uses, with emphasis on measurement, methods, and analytical techniques

SO 6733 Community: Organization and Relationships: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003 and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Rural-urban approach to community; types of local societies and community organizations; perspectives in community study

SO 6990 Special Topics in Sociology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SO 7000 Directed Individual Study in Sociology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

SO 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Sociology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

SO 8103 Graduate Theory I: 3 hours.

Social theories and intellectual antecedents: European and American origins and development. Includes entire range of socio-cultural complex associated with 19th- and early 20th-century sociology

SO 8113 Graduate Theory II: 3 hours.

Focus on post-19th century theory and antecedents. Delineation of the basic postures in the discipline and relative relationships of these postures to theory development

SO 8213 Research Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 8274). Three hours lecture. Emphasis on overall design, plan, structure, and strategy. Also limitations of theory, measurement, sampling and statistical testing in research

SO 8223 Advanced Quantitative Methods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:SO 8213). Experimental Design, questionnaire and question construction,sampling,field procedures, advanced techniquesof analysis, presentation of statistical materials

SO 8233 Qualitative Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 8213). Three hours lecture. Qualitative approaches to understanding social behavior. Exposure to all phases of qualitative research: epistemology, design, field work, ethics, and writing research results

SO 8243 Spatial Analysis of Social Data: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:SO 8284 or equivalent, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Spatial theorires of society;relevant digital databases; procedures for visualizing data;exploratory spatial data; local and global spatial regression models

SO 8274 Graduate Social Statistics I: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: ST 2113 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Probability, hypothesis testing, tests of means and proportions, contingency table analysis, analysis of variance, bivariate linear regressions correlation; data analysis and interpretation using current statistical software

SO 8284 Graduate Social Statistics II: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 8274). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, multiple linear regression and correlation, causal models, exploratory factor analysis; data analysis and interpretation using current statistical software

SO 8293 Structural Equations Modeling with Latent Variables in Sociology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 8284 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. The application of structural equation modeling techniques to sociological problems containing unobserved variables, focusing on estimation and interpretation of model parameters with errors of measurement

SO 8313 Political Sociology: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. Study of power relations within and across societies and the relationships between social groups and politics. Special attention given to the links between stratification, power, and contentious politics

SO 8343 Complex Organizations: 3 hours.

Theory and research in organizations. Nature and types of organizations; determinants and consequences of organizational growth; organizational effectiveness; production, authority, and control systems in organizations

SO 8403 Seminar in Race Relations: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Contributions of anthropology, sociology and psychology to the field of race relations. Critical analysis of recent studies, current racial theories and programs

SO 8413 Seminar in Social Stratification: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Critical analyses of theories and research on social class and related social structures. Explores race/gender/class stratification and policies to alter income.wealth inequality

SO 8423 Seminar in Deviant Behavior: 3 hours.

Examination of relation between social conditions, social problems, deviance, and deviant careers. The organization of social control activities, and the social differentiation of deviant populations

SO 8433 Seminar in Criminology: 3 hours.

Exploration of conceptual, methodological, and substantive problems of research in the field of criminology. The classification of criminals and criminal careers receives special emphasis

SO 8503 Seminar in the Family: 3 hours.

An advanced seminar on the family institution, emphasizing theoretical and conceptual frameworks, topics of current concern to family sociology, and major literature in the area

SO 8523 Symbolic Interaction and Social Structure: 3 hours.

Review of classic and current sociological literature in symbolic interaction and development of self as process and product of social structure

SO 8703 Seminar in Population: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO 4703/6703 or equivalent). Study of population dynamics; theories of optimum population; population policies and programs; zero population growth; interrelationship of population phenomena with socioeconomic developments

SO 8900 Fields of Sociology: 1-3 hours.

(Hours and credits to be arranged up to 3 hours.) A seminar in selected areas of sociological research and practice

SO 8963 Exploring Issues in Gender: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Graduate standing and enrollment in the Diveristy Certificate Program).Three hours lecture. An intensive introduction to theories of gender structures social, economic and cultural inequalities. Designed for online Diversity Certificate Program students. (Same as GS 8963 )

SO 8973 Gender and Work: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate standing and enrollment in the Diversity Certificate Program).Three hours lecture. An intensive examination of how gender impacts experiences of work from the home to the corporation. Designed for online Diversity Certificate Program Students. (Same as GS 8973 )

SO 8983 Seminar in Race Relations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Graduate standing and enrollment in the Diversity Certificate Program). Three hours lecture. Contributions of anthropology, scoiology , and psychology to race relations. Critical analysis of recent studies, curretn racial theories and programs. Designed for online Diversity Certificate Program students

SO 8990 Special Topics in Sociology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SO 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Sociology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged