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Sociology

155 Pauli Murray Hall (formerly Hamilton Hall), CB# 3210
(919) 962-1007

First Session, 2021

SOCI 122 Race and Ethnic Relations (3) ***Cancelled***

MAYMESTER. 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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

In this course, we analyze the historical, political, and social construction of race, changing racial ideologies and the manifestation of these as racism and privilege, both historically and currently. There will be an emphasis on self-reflection and an interrogation of the significance of the role race plays in all our lives and learning how to speak knowledgably about colorism, race, racism, and privilege. Additionally, we explore the ways races “operates” in and through institutions, specifically, the economic sphere, housing market, educational institutions, media, the political sphere, and the criminal justice system. Racial justice activism against discrimination, from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, is also emphasized. Additionally, we investigate race in the sports world and the military, interracial relationships, biracial/multiracial identities, and race and popular culture. Finally, throughout the course we focus on healing from racism and racial trauma, through reconciliation projects, restorative justice, and reparations.

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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

SOCI 252 Data Analysis (3)

Required of sociology majors. Methods of data analysis: descriptive statistics, elements of probability, and inferential statistics and multivariate analysis to permit causal inference. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

Second Session, 2021

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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

SOCI 124 Sex and Gender in Society (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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

SOCI 172 Introduction to Population Health in the United States (3) ***Cancelled***

This course aims to provide an introduction to the study of population health in the United States. Key goals include understanding the measurement and theoretical frameworks underlying the study of population health, understanding trends and disparities in U.S. population health, and understanding policy options to improve population health. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

SOCI 415 Economy and Society (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 the contemporary United States, with selected comparisons with Western Europe and Japan. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.