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FIRST SESSION, 2017

SOCI 101 Sociological Perspectives (3). Introduction to sociology as a discipline that includes study of differences and equality, social structure and institutions, culture, social change, individuals and populations, and social psychology.

SOCI 122 Race and Ethnic Relations (3). Examination of domination and subordination in general and in specific institutional areas (e.g., economy, polity) along racial and ethnic lines. Causes of changes in the levels of inequality and stratification are also studied.

SOCI 130 Family and Society (3). Comparative analysis of kinship systems and family relations. Courtship, marriage, and parent–child relations viewed within a life-cycle framework. Students may not receive credit for both this course and SOCI 425. ***Cancelled***

SOCI 274 Social and Economic Justice (3). Covers theory and practice of social and economic justice, including analysis of racial, gender, sexual, class, national, and other forms of justice, the history of influential movements for justice, and strategies of contemporary struggles. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 273 and SOCI 274.

SOCI 277 Societies and Genomics (3). ONLINE.  The course examines how human genomic information can be incorporated into social sciences. Topics include twin studies; an introduction to basic principles of molecular genetics; evolutionary psychology; sex, gender and genomics; ethical issues in genetic studies; and epigenetics. ***Cancelled***

SOCI 433 Immigration in Contemporary America (3). This course introduces students to reasons why people migrate, how citizens respond to that migration, how the federal government regulates migration, and how local communities manage the settlement of newcomers.  By the end of the course, students should have a solid understanding of major debates in the study of immigration.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

SOCI 101 Sociological Perspectives (3). Introduction to sociology as a discipline that includes study of differences and equality, social structure and institutions, culture, social change, individuals and populations, and social psychology.

SOCI 122 Race and Ethnic Relations (3). Examination of domination and subordination in general and in specific institutional areas (e.g., economy, polity) along racial and ethnic lines. Causes of changes in the levels of inequality and stratification are also studied. ***Cancelled***

SOCI 124 Sex and Gender in Society (WMST 124) (3). Examination of the social differentiation between men and women.  Attention to the extent, causes, and consequences of sexual inequality and to changes in sex roles and their impact on interpersonal relations. ***Cancelled***

SOCI 250 Sociological Theory (3). Required of sociology majors. A study of theoretical perspectives in sociology, their relation to contemporary social issues, and their roots in classical social thought. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 250 and SOCI 253.

SOCI 412 Social Stratification (MNGT 412) (3). Analysis of social structure and stratification in terms of class, status, prestige, and rank.  Attention to social roles of elites, professionals, the middle class, and the working class and to comparative topics

SOCI 415 Economy and Society (MNGT 415) (3). Examination of the structure and operation of institutions where economy and society intersect and interact, such as education, industrial organizations, on-the-job training, labor markets, and professional associations.  Emphasis on contemporary United States, with selected comparisons with Western Europe and Japan. ***Cancelled***

SOCI 427 The Labor Force (MNGT 427) (3). Supply and characteristics of labor and of jobs, including industrial and occupational changes, education and mobility of labor, and changing demography of the workforce.

SOCI 429 Religion and Society (RELI 429) (3). Sociological analysis of group beliefs and practices, both traditionally religious and secular, through which fundamental life experiences are given coherence and meaning.