Sociology Courses

  • Semester and Instructor specific Sociology course descriptions as PDF: Spring 2017

This is a complete listing of courses on record for the Sociology Department. Please click on the course title for current offerings.

Course Numbering System

100-299 Courses designed for freshman and sophomores.
300-499 Courses designed for juniors and seniors.
500-699 Courses designed primarily for juniors and seniors, but can also be taken by graduate students who have fewer than 30 hours of graduate credit.
700-799 Courses designed primarily for graduate students who have fewer than 30 hours of graduate credit, but can also be taken by undergraduates.
800-900 Courses designed primarily for graduate students who have fewer than 30 hours of graduate credit.

 

Undergraduate

SOC 104 Elements of Sociology
The study of social life, including how human groups are organized, how they change, and how they influence individuals. Consideration is given to a variety of human organizations and social institutions and how these groups and institutions both determine, and are determined by, human beings. This course may not be taken for credit by those who have taken SOC 304. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hanley, Eric
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 66292
LEC Albrecht, Sandra
TR 08:00-09:15 AM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 55995
LEC Wright, Lisa-Marie
MW 11:00-11:50 AM BUD 120 - LAWRENCE
3 53683
DIS Gonzalez, Luis
R 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 69611
DIS Goettlich, Walter
R 10:00-10:50 AM JRP 146 - LAWRENCE
3 63036
DIS Goettlich, Walter
R 11:00-11:50 AM JRP 146 - LAWRENCE
3 63037
DIS Duenas, Jennifer
F 11:00-11:50 AM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 64551
DIS Goldman, Gregory
F 09:00-09:50 AM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 58713
DIS Duenas, Jennifer
F 12:00-12:50 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 64553
DIS Tuttle, Scott
F 09:00-09:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 64554
DIS Tuttle, Scott
F 11:00-11:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 64555
DIS Goldman, Gregory
F 11:00-11:50 AM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 64556
DIS Gonzalez, Luis
F 09:00-09:50 AM FR 117 - LAWRENCE
3 59489
DIS Tuttle, Scott
F 10:00-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 64557
DIS Goldman, Gregory
R 09:00-09:50 AM SMI 206 - LAWRENCE
3 60284
DIS Goettlich, Walter
R 09:00-09:50 AM ST 337 - LAWRENCE
3 60285
DIS Duenas, Jennifer
F 10:00-10:50 AM FR 117 - LAWRENCE
3 62852
DIS Gonzalez, Luis
R 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57763
SOC 105 Elements of Sociology, Honors
The study of social life, including how human groups are organized, how they change, and how they influence individuals. Consideration is given to a variety of human organizations and social institutions and how these groups and institutions both determine, and are determined by, human beings. Open only to students on dean's honor roll or enrolled in Honors Program, or consent of instructor. May not be taken by those who also have credit for SOC 304. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Davidman, Lynn
TR 11:00-12:15 PM FR 117 - LAWRENCE
3 66291
SOC 110 American Identities
An interdisciplinary introduction to individual and group identities over time. Students explore theories and methods relating to identity from various perspectives, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and region. Not open to students who have taken AMS 112 or SOC 112. (Same as AMS 110.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Esch, Elizabeth
MW 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 54911
DIS Harbin, Chelsea
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 53684
DIS Harbin, Chelsea
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 53686
DIS Ryall, Shannon
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 53687
DIS Wadud, Imani
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1017 - LAWRENCE
3 54912
DIS Ryall, Shannon
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 53688
DIS Wadud, Imani
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 1003 - LAWRENCE
3 53685
SOC 112 American Identities, Honors
An interdisciplinary introduction to individual and group identities over time. Students explore theories and methods relating to identity from various perspectives, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and region. Not open to students who have taken AMS 110 or SOC 110. (Same as AMS 112.) Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or approval by the American Studies Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 130 Comparative Societies
Description and analysis of the culture, structure, and development of societies that are historically unrelated to the traditions of Western civilization. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
TR 09:30-10:45 AM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 53689
LEC Cooper, David
MW 03:00-04:15 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 63923
LEC Cooper, David
MW 12:30-01:45 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
3 63924
SOC 131 Comparative Societies, Honors
Description and analysis of the culture, structure, and development of societies that are historically unrelated to the traditions of Western Civilization. Open only to students enrolled in the University Honors program or by consent of instructor. May not be taken by students who have credit in SOC 130. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 150 Self and Society
Discusses the way our identities, values, and behavior have been and continue to be shaped by social and situational factors. Attention is paid to the influence of factors like language, culture, social roles, specific social institutions, and broad structures of inequality and power on how we see ourselves and others. May not be taken by anyone who has completed SOC 305 or its equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rooks, Pamela
TR 09:30-10:45 AM FR 124 - LAWRENCE
3 65801
LEC Rooks, Pamela
TR 11:00-12:15 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 63110
LEC Feldmann, Tony
MW 12:30-01:45 PM BL 108 - LAWRENCE
3 59833
LEC Feldmann, Tony
MW 03:00-04:15 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 66225
SOC 151 Self and Society, Honors
Discusses the way our identities, values, and behavior have been and continue to be shaped by social and situational factors. Attention will be paid to the influence of factors like language and culture, social roles, specific social institutions, and broad structures of inequality and power on how we see ourselves and others. This course may not be taken for credit by those who have taken SOC 305. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program or by consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 160 Social Problems and American Values
This course is designed to explore competing explanations for the causes of, and cures for, the enduring problems of American society. The course critically analyzes dominant definitions of social problems, the political and economic roots of these problems, and the public policies aimed at reducing them. May not be taken by anyone who has already completed SOC 306 or its equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Saint Onge, Jarron
MW 10:00-10:50 AM BUD 130 - LAWRENCE
3 66226
DIS Colegrove, Sarah
F 09:00-09:50 AM BL 207 - LAWRENCE
3 69673
DIS Slone, Avram
R 09:00-09:50 AM ST 339 - LAWRENCE
3 66229
DIS Altamura, Christopher
R 09:00-09:50 AM JRP 146 - LAWRENCE
3 66230
DIS Stamper, Ruth
F 10:00-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
3 69610
DIS Altamura, Christopher
R 10:00-10:50 AM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
3 66232
DIS Slone, Avram
R 10:00-10:50 AM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 66234
DIS Altamura, Christopher
R 11:00-11:50 AM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
3 66236
DIS Slone, Avram
R 12:00-12:50 PM FR 112 - LAWRENCE
3 66237
DIS Stamper, Ruth
F 12:00-12:50 PM FR 124 - LAWRENCE
3 66238
DIS Colegrove, Sarah
F 12:00-12:50 PM FR 117 - LAWRENCE
3 66239
DIS Stamper, Ruth
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 69674
DIS Colegrove, Sarah
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4025 - LAWRENCE
3 69675
LEC Szrot, Lukas
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 63081
LEC Szrot, Lukas
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 63087
SOC 161 Social Problems and American Values, Honors
Explores competing explanations for the causes of, and cures for, the enduring problems of American society. Critically analyzes dominant definitions of social problems, the political and economic roots of these problems, and the public policies aimed at reducing them. This course may not be taken for credit by those who have taken SOC 160 or SOC 306. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program or by consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Sociology. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 220 Sociology of Families
Analysis of the family as a social institution primarily in the U.S. context. Topics considered are: current and historical changes in how the family is constituted, contrasting sociological theories of family relationships, sexuality in relation to family life, the coexistence of love and hate in families, family dissolution and reformation, and the care of children. A key theme is diversity: social class, gender, race/ethnicity, and age. May not be taken by anyone who has already taken SOC 308 or its equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hill, Shirley
MW 12:30-01:45 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 64944
SOC 230 Introduction to Social Inequality in the U.S
By the end of this course, students will be able to describe the major dimensions of inequality in the U.S. (including race, class, and gender), understand the structural basis of inequality, critically assess how inequality exists in major social institutions, and understand how inequalities in race, class, and gender shape social interaction. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 260 America's Latinos/Latinas
An introduction to the Latino/a population (Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, Dominican-Americans, and Central and South Americans) in the US. Students discuss how US and Latin American societies have shaped Latino incorporation into the United States. We also discuss contemporary political, cultural and social issues that pertain to Latinos/as in the US. (Same as AMS 260) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 273 Women in Society
A sociological exploration of the image and status of women in society, including family, work, and politics. Socialization, education, and the women's movement are also analyzed. Includes an introduction to feminist theories in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 295 Study Abroad Topics in: _____
This course is designed for the study of special topics in Sociology at the freshman/sophomore level. Course work must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. No more than 6 hours of SOC 295 or SOC 495 may count towards the Sociology major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 304 Principles of Sociology
An introduction to sociological concepts, methods, and substantive findings more intensive than that provided in SOC 104. Students may take this course in lieu of SOC 104 to satisfy requirements for the major and the minor. This course may not be taken for credit by those who have taken SOC 104. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 305 Principles of Self and Society
Discusses the way our identities, values, and behavior have been and continue to be shaped by social and situational factors. Attention is paid to the influence of factors like language, culture, social roles, specific social institutions, and broad structures of inequality and power on how we see ourselves and others. This course provides a more intensive coverage of the subject matter than that provided in SOC 150. May not be taken by anyone who has already taken SOC 150 or its equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 306 Principles of Social Problems
This course is designed to explore competing explanations for the causes of, and cures for, the enduring problems of American society. The course critically analyzes dominant definitions of social problems, the political and economic roots of theses problems, and the public policies aimed at reducing them. This course provides a more intensive coverage of the subject matter than that provided in SOC 160. May not be taken by anyone who has already completed SOC 160 or its equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McCannon, Gerald
M 05:00-08:00 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
3 65390
SOC 308 Principles of Family Sociology
Analysis of the family as a social institution primarily in the U.S. context. Topics considered are: current and historical changes in how the family is constituted, contrasting sociological theories of family relationships, sexuality in relation to family life, the coexistence of love and hate in families, family dissolution and reformation, and the care of children. A key theme is diversity: social class, gender, race/ethnicity, and age. This course provides a more intensive coverage of the subject matter than that provided in SOC 220. May not be taken by anyone who has already taken SOC 220 or its equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 310 Introduction to Social Research
An introduction to the nature and methods of social research. Topics may include: hypothesis formulation and testing; how to design a research project, collect and analyze data; elementary statistical procedures; and ethical issues. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology credit, including Sociology 104. A minimum GPA of 2.3 in all SOC courses is strongly recommended for students planning to enroll in this course. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ordner, James
TR 09:30-10:45 AM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
3 55670
SOC 312 Population and Society
An examination of the causes and consequences of population change in the United States and around the world with special focus on the impact of changes in populations on social institutions. We use social demographic perspectives to explore patterns of birth, illness, death, population concentration, population migration and immigration, and changes in these over time. Prerequisite: One of the following: SOC 104, SOC 110, SOC 150, SOC 160, or SOC 220. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rauscher, Emily
TR 11:00-12:15 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 63916
SOC 320 Organizations in Society
An analysis of complex organizations in modern societies. Attention is given to the rise of bureaucracy in business and government; the way organizations influence and respond to their social cultural environments; and the various roles that individuals play in organizations. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ternes, Brock
TR 01:00-02:15 PM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 66294
SOC 326 Health, Gender, and Society
Comparative examination of the health status of men and women in relation to key elements of contemporary societies, including not only medicine and health care services, but also systems of social inequality and stratification, cultural constructions of gender, and social policies. Emphasis will be placed on the U.S.; however, the course also will provide international comparisons and an overall global context. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jones, Emily
MW 03:00-04:15 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
3 65391
LEC Jones, Emily
MW 12:30-01:45 PM JRP 145 - LAWRENCE
3 66363
SOC 330 American Society
The social structure and organization of American society with special reference to long-term and recent social changes. (Same as AMS 330.) Not open to students with credit for SOC 132. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Albrecht, Sandra
TR 11:00-12:15 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 62605
SOC 332 The United States in Global Context
Examines the influence abroad of US culture, policies and practices and the impact of other countries on US culture, society, and politics. Among the topics that may be examined are race, ethnicity, colonialism, imperialism, migration, technology, communications and media, popular culture, language, health, domestic and transnational organizations, as well as economic, political, religious, military and educational institutions. (Same as AMS 332). LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chappell, Benjamin
TR 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 62376
LEC Pence, Ray
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 59774
LEC Flores, Ruben
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 70096
SOC 335 American Society, Honors
The social structure and organization of American society with special reference to long-term and recent social changes. Not open to students who have credit for AMS 330 or SOC 330. Open to students in the University Honors Program, students on the dean's honor roll, and by permission of the department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 340 The Community
Structures, functions, and processes of change in local communities; interrelations of towns and small cities with rural areas and metropolitan centers with their hinterlands. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology or ANTH 108 or ANTH 308. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ordner, James
TR 02:30-03:45 PM BL 206 - LAWRENCE
3 66293
SOC 341 Urban Sociology
Examination of the process of urbanization in modern societies, including the size, growth, functions, and ecology of cities and systems of cities; such urban social institutions as the economy, politics, and the family; and major contemporary urban policies and problems. Each topic will be analyzed from several sociological perspectives. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 342 Sociology of Immigration
International migration reshapes politics, economics, social relations, and racial/ethnic identities. Using the United States and other countries as case studies, we explore the variations among immigrant groups and their experiences in social institutions such as the family, religion, education, labor market, and government. We consider the influence of national origin, gender, class, and culture on immigration and reception experiences, as well as issues of assimilation, transnationalism and identity. Prerequisite: SOC 104. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 351 Africa Today
An examination of Africa's social dynamics. Topics considered include: the origins of modern African societies, nations, and states; family structures and values; ethnicity, gender relations and patriarchy; social, political, economic and cultural institutions; African exceptionalism; contemporary African social dynamics; transnational migration; HIV/AIDS; political transitions; and Africa's place in the emerging global order. Prerequisite: SOC 104. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 352 Sociology of Sex Roles
An examination of sex roles, sex stereotypes, and major issues involved in sex-role research. Emphasizes explanations of inequality between American males and females in the family and at work. The course is designed around lectures, panels, workshops, and films. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Albrecht, Sandra
TR 09:30-10:45 AM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 53690
SOC 360 Sociology of Social Control
This course examines changing methods of social control in society. Social control can be formal (e.g., law and criminal justice system) or informal (e.g., families, peer groups). This course examines the ways that we, as a society, attempt to respond to matters such as deviance, illness, crime, and poverty. This course will survey the many varieties of formal and informal social control faced by individuals in society, and the ways in which individuals resist and conform to various disciplinary and control regimes. Prerequisite: a principal course in Sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 364 Society, Popular Culture, and the Media
An overview of sociological theory and research on culture created and distributed through the mass media and its role in shaping our common sense interpretations of our daily lives. Topics include the social organization of the media, the relation between popular culture and the media, themes communicated in various elements of popular culture, and how various groups interpret cultural messages and incorporate them in their lives. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 365 Society, Popular Culture, and the Media, Honors
Similar in content to SOC 364. An overview of sociological theory and research on culture created and distributed through the mass media and its role in shaping our common sense interpretations of our daily lives. Topics include the social organization of the media, the relation between popular culture and the media, themes communicated in various elements of popular culture, and how various groups interpret cultural messages and incorporate them in their lives. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 370 Conflict Resolution
This course is an introduction to the field of conflict resolution. Collaborative approaches to dealing with conflict will be examined from the micro, interpersonal group level to the macro, organizational level. The causes and consequences of conflict will be presented as well as problem solving techniques for the resolution of conflict in social groups. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 371 Marginal Groups and Subcultures
The sociological study of groups that differ from the mainstream practices of their societies and of conditions affecting their careers. The primary objectives are to introduce and analytically apply sociological conceptualizations of groups, group careers, group mainstream interactions, and participant orientations. The principal cases examined are the Hutterites, the Shakers, and the Oneida Community, supplemented by briefer analyses of a variety of other groups. Questions concerning the formation, organization, processes, participants, and transformations of groups are emphasized. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 385 Environmental Sociology
This course invites students to study society and its impact on the environment. Environmental problems are social problems. This course will address such items as social paradigms, theories, inequalities, movements, and research. (Same as EVRN 385.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stock, Paul
MW 11:00-12:15 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 62648
SOC 410 Sociology of Death and Dying
This course covers theoretical, practical, cross-cultural and historical aspects of death and dying. Social, psychological, biomedical, economic and legal issues surrounding death and dying are explored. Students examine their own ideas, feelings, and attitudes towards death and dying, and reflect on the origins and significance of those beliefs. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 420 Armed Forces and Society
Examines the military as a social institution. Students analyze both the internal organization and practices of the armed forces and the relationships between the military and other social institutions. It considers the historical forces that have shaped the present. Thus, past events and policies as well as current ones are covered in the course. The primary focus of this course is on the American military and its relationship to American society, but considers the armed forces of other societies. Prerequisite: SOC 104 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 424 Sociology of Health and Medicine
This introductory course in medical sociology examines how social factors influence health and the organization of medical services. Students explore the distribution and experiences of illnesses across key social categories (e.g., gender, social class, etc.) The course also addresses contemporary issues in health and medicine, such as how health care systems vary cross-nationally, the training of health care workers, patient-physician relationships, and the use of medical technologies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 427 School and Society
This course examines education as a social institution and the reciprocal relationship between schools and society. It focuses particularly on the relationship between education and inequality and on education in the U.S., but also includes international comparisons. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rauscher, Emily
TR 12:30-01:45 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 66295
SOC 450 Gender and Society
An overview of sociological theory and research on the social practices constructing men and women as "opposites" and creating systematic inequality between them in class-, race-, and nation-specific ways. We consider arguments and evidence that gender is something we are, something we do, a part of every social institution, and a major aspect of how we are organized as a society. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wright, Lisa-Marie
T 07:00-09:50 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
3 63918
SOC 454 Women and Work
Sociological investigation of women's changing relationship to paid and unpaid labor in the economy and the family. Several theories are compared in these contexts: Characteristics of employed women, including occupational distribution and pay; women's experiences in "traditional" and "nontraditional" occupations, including professions and management; socialization and education for employment; integration of marriage, housework, and child care; anti-discriminatory laws and policies. Prerequisite: A principal course in Sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 490 Internship in Sociology
The purpose of this course is to encourage students to think sociologically about social issues by working as volunteer interns for non-profit community or campus organizations. Enrollment must be approved by a faculty mentor and the departmental Undergraduate Studies Committee. For additional information go to the Sociology department website. Prerequisite: 21 credits in sociology with a 3.0 GPA and permission of the instructor. FLD.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Albrecht, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59949
FLD Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53691
FLD Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55630
FLD Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53692
FLD Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53693
FLD Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53694
FLD Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53695
FLD Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53696
FLD Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53697
FLD Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57572
FLD Rauscher, Emily
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60614
FLD Saint Onge, Jarron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 61927
FLD Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53698
FLD Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53699
FLD Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53700
FLD Stock, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65909
SOC 495 Study Abroad Advanced Topics in: _____
This course is designed for the study of special topics in Sociology at the junior/senior level. Course work must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. No more than 6 hours of SOC 295 or SOC 495 may count towards the Sociology major or minor. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stock, Paul
APPT- STUDY STDY - ABROAD
1-6 69407
SOC 499 Honors Course
Intensive study and research under faculty direction including the writing of a thesis. Enrollment may be split between two semesters, but no grade will be given until completion of the thesis. Admission to honors candidacy is open only to majors who have shown a marked capability for independent study and have completed either SOC 310 or SOC 500. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Albrecht, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53701
IND Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53702
IND Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 55631
IND Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53703
IND Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53704
IND Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53705
IND Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53706
IND Kim, Changhwan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 59095
IND Lapierre, Tracey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 59783
IND Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53707
IND Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53708
IND Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 58204
IND Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53709
IND Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53710
IND Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-6 53711
SOC 500 Sociological Theory
An introduction to the principal texts in sociological theory and the ideas that made them important. Primary materials are emphasized, ranging from medieval to the current age. The goal of the course is to show continuity and change in the theoretical tradition of sociology, and to demonstrate the continued importance of classical ideas. Prerequisite: SOC 104 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Antonio, Robert
TR 09:30-10:45 AM FR 117 - LAWRENCE
3 61247
SOC 510 Elementary Statistics and Data Analysis
An introduction to social scientific data analysis, with an emphasis on descriptive and inferential statistics. Specific topics include sampling, measures of association and correlation, significance testing, the logic of causal inference, the use of computer programs for data analysis, multivariate analysis, and the critical evaluation of social science research findings. Prerequisite: SOC 310 and MATH 101, or instructor permission. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lapierre, Tracey
MW 11:00-12:15 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 57294
SOC 519 Sociology of Global Food
The Sociology of Global Food offers a critical examination of the global food system since the Industrial Revolution. Topics include the industrialization of agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and the role of food and agriculture in organizing society. This course discusses the emergence of current debates around food and agriculture including food activism, technological developments, human/environment relationships, and labor issues. There is a lab component to this course. (Same as EVRN 519.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stock, Paul
MW 12:30-01:45 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
5 68809
DIS Stock, Paul
F 09:00-10:50 AM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
5 68812
SOC 520 Groups and Associations
A comparative study of groups, associations, and institutions as types of social systems with special attention to structural characteristics and organizational processes; the nature of membership and leadership, including recruitment, selection and training; the social position, relationship, and function of these groups in communities and societies. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 521 Wealth, Power, and Inequality
This class focuses on economic inequality and the political and social forces that create and sustain it in the United States and internationally. The variables of race, ethnicity, status, and gender are analyzed as they relate to the differences in the distribution of wealth and power, and attention is paid to how these multiple variables shape opportunities. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 522 American Racial and Ethnic Relations
Analysis of the basic sociological concepts that apply to majority/minority relations; with special emphasis on racial and ethnic interaction in the United States. (Same as AMS 522.) Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 523 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course
An advanced survey of theory and research in social gerontology, giving primary attention to aging and the aged as affected by social organization, including such social institutions as familial, economic, political, and health care; organizational processes such as social stratification; and living environments including community and housing. In these contexts, certain demographic, cross-cultural, social-psychological, and physiological aspects of aging will also be considered. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ekerdt, David
TR 02:30-03:45 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 63919
SOC 524 Sociology of the Economy
An analysis of the social organization of production with attention being given to such topics as: world economic crises and their social bases, capitalist and socialist economies, primitive and advanced economic systems, multinational corporations, the nature of housework, and the transformation of economic systems. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 525 Sociology of Work
A consideration of problems in the conceptual and empirical definition of occupations and professions. It will involve the examination of the process of professionalization, the differentiation and integration of labor, career patterns, the work situation, the study of leisure, and the social consequences of changes in occupations and professions. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 529 Globalization
Addresses sociological aspects of the growth of transnational economic, cultural, institutional, and political interconnections, the freer and faster movement of goods, images, ideas, people, and institutional forms across national borders, and the consequences and problems of these processes. The focus is on recent (later 20th century to the present) global restructuring in the context of historical shifts in capitalist development. Prerequisite: SOC 104. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 530 Industrial Revolution and Capitalist Development
Focuses on the social forces that generated industrial capitalism. Emphasis will be on comparative social structures and their meaning for the nature and quality of life. The transformation from medieval to mercantilist to industrial capitalism will be analyzed in detail. Possibilities of post-industrial society will be discussed. This course will consider exclusively Western development. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 531 Global Social Change
Comparative study of social, economic, political, and ideological factors influencing global social change, and analysis of different theoretical orientations related to social change in various societies. Prerequisite: A principal course in Sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 532 Sociology of the Middle East
The sociological analysis of social, historical, and contemporary issues pertaining to the Middle East and to relations between the Middle East and other regions of the world. We use sociological theoretical perspectives to address such topics as nationalism and identity; religion, race and ethnicity; gender, socioeconomic development, and sociopolitical and economic relations with the United States. Prerequisite: One of the following: SOC 104, SOC 110, SOC 150, SOC 160, or SOC 220. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 533 Industrialization in Developing Nations
Comparative study of problems associated with industrialization in developing nations, including population problems, unemployment, social and welfare problems, and various political issues. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 534 Global Ethnic and Racial Relations
An examination of constructions of race and ethnicity around the world. Emphasis is on the social, political, historical, cultural and economic factors that lead to the creation of ethnic and racial identities, ethnic conflict and accommodation, ethnic movements, and ethnic political organization. Racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. are compared with other countries. Major focus is placed on ethnicity in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and/or the Middle East. (Same as AAAS 510 and AMS 534.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 535 Gender in the Global Context
This course examines gender roles and identity in the global context and focuses specifically on historical comparative analysis of women's participation in--and impact on--social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of their communities and nations. Major emphasis will be placed on women in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Prerequisite: A principal course in Sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 536 Ethnicity in the United States: _____
An examination of the history, sociology, and culture of U.S. ethnic categories (e.g., American Indians, Latinos, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Irish Americans). The specific group studied varies from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit. (Same as AMS 536.) Prerequisite: A principal course in American Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 560 Law and Criminal Justice
An analysis of the sources and procedures of development of the criminal law and analysis of the practices of law enforcement, prosecution, and judicial action, principally in the United States. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 561 Sociology of Deviance
General analysis of the ways in which individuals and actions come to be defined as deviant in a society, including the political, economic, social, and cultural processes of labeling, rulemaking, and rule breaking: Why are some acts and groups considered deviant at some points in time and in some places, but not in others? Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McCannon, Gerald
R 05:30-08:30 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
3 69029
SOC 562 Sociology of Law
A survey of the effects of social structure, societal values, and social change upon the creation and alteration of law. Various perspectives from the social sciences will be employed in the introductory examination of the general place of law in societies. The emphasis of the course will be on the sociological analysis of law in Western history as well as the present. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 563 Sociology of Surveillance
An overview of social science theory and research on the practices for keeping close watch on people. Surveillance strategies are adopted in the interests of security, governance, and commerce, but also for personal care, empowerment, resistance, and even play. We consider a host of social, political, ethical, and legal questions related to long-standing notions of privacy, civil liberties, and personal autonomy. Prerequisite: A sociology course at the 100 or 200-level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 570 Social Conflict
The nature of social conflict, with special emphasis on the more persistent conflict areas of modern social life such as industrial, racial, religious, and national conflicts. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 571 Collective Behavior
An analysis of such collective phenomena as crowd behavior, social epidemics, fads, fashions, popular crazes, and mass movements; the nature of the public; functional analysis of public opinion; the problems of democracy as viewed from the standpoint of organizing collective action. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 572 Dispute Settlement
Processes of negotiation and mediation in settling disputes in communities and organizations over controversial issues, policies, and decisions. Knowledge of skills are developed through studying theories and research findings, and by case analysis, role playing, and simulation. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 573 Sociology of Violence
This course will examine violence in social and political life. The causes and consequences of various types of violence will be examined in a variety of social settings. Examples include violence in the family, schools, the workplace, violence in cities, and violence as a part of the political process: assassination, revolution, coups, terrorism, and government repression. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 590 Sociology in the Community
The purpose of this course is to encourage students to develop their understanding of the relationship between individual biography and social organization while they contribute to their community by working as volunteers in non-profit community or campus organizations. Not open to students who have completed SOC 490. Prerequisite: SOC 310 and SOC 510. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 598 Practicum in Crime and Delinquency Studies
A one- or two-semester course in which students are provided the opportunity, as interns, to gain practical experience working in the criminal justice system agency. A report in the format of a research paper is required at the conclusion of the practicum. Open only to Crime and Delinquency Studies majors. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 600 Sociological Perspectives: _____
Analysis of various sociological perspectives and/or the application of various perspectives to a given social phenomenon. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Davidman, Lynn
R 02:30-05:00 PM WES 1007 - LAWRENCE
3 62843
LEC Lumpkins, Crystal
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 69772
SOC 601 Introduction to Feminist Social Theory
Feminist theories accord a central role to gender and the oppression of women in developing an analysis of social life. This course will explore and evaluate accounts of social structure, social processes, and consciousness developed from a feminist perspective. A broad range of theoretical models will be presented, drawing on liberal, historical materialist, psychoanalytical, cultural, and Black feminist theories. Prerequisite: A principal course in Sociology and at least junior standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 610 Survey Research
Methods and techniques of collecting and analyzing social data obtained by interviewing a sample of the population. Practice through field work and laboratory analysis. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 615 Techniques of Demographic Analysis
Examines concepts of demographic measurement and analysis for the study of changes in size, composition and distribution of populations. Students learn to measure and analyze basic population components such as fertility, mortality, migration and health using rates, standardization, decomposition of differences and life tables. Provides an opportunity to develop quantitative skills in the context of human life course processes that might be extended to include the study of employment, incarceration, education and other phenomena. Involves some reliance on calculus, substantial use of statistical software and an extended research project. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: SOC 510 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 617 Women and Health Care
Critical analysis of the current health status and health needs of women, exploring how lay, medical, and research assumptions have influenced both the clinical/scientific literature and the organization of health services. The course includes a focus on historical patterns in women's health issues and social change actions. (Same as HP&M 620.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 619 Political Sociology
The study of politics and society in the United States and abroad, including power and authority-who has them, how are they acquired, when are they challenged; state formation, the expansion of central governments, and patterns of political domination; political and nationalist movements; the politics of gender, class, race, and ethnicity; political culture and ideology; ethnic and nationalist conflict; revolution and political change. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 620 Social Organization
Comparative analysis of social organization in simple and complex societies. Consideration of the process of differentiation, specialization, institutionalization, and change, with special attention given to the emergence of intergroup and interorganizational forms of social organization typical of complex societies. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 621 Cross-Cultural Sociology
A systematic introduction to cross-cultural issues from the standpoint of sociology, designed to acquaint students with the full range of substantive and methodological issues that arise in comparative sociological inquiry, with a primary focus on non-western societies. Specific topics to be addressed may include war and peace, stratification and inequality, race and ethnicity, and political authority and power, all viewed in the light of cross-cultural research and theory. Prerequisite: A previous Sociology course or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 622 Sociology of Science
The social roles of science in relation to other institutions, to technology, and to social change; and, within the scientific community, enculturation, information-flow, creativity, decision-making, administration, and leadership. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 625 Work Roles in Health and Medicine
A sociological examination of medical and health-care occupations and professions. The selection of careers, socialization processes, and the development of professional identities. Interactions among practitioners, health-care teams, consumers, and professional and community power structures. Control and coordination of work. The impact of increasing specialization and changes in the demographic makeup of client and professional populations. Coping with medical failure and other problems inherent in medical and health-care work. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 626 Religion and Society
A comparative study of the nature of religion in human societies both primitive and civilized; the functioning of religion for the community and the individual; the analysis of belief, myths, rituals, sacred attitudes, cults, religious movements, and church organization. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology or ANTH 108 or ANTH 308. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 628 Families and Social Inequalities
This course examines families in the context of social inequalities based on race-ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexuality. It analyzes the link between family diversity and social inequalities in the U.S. and elsewhere and theorizes families using a critical lens that focuses on social policies and power relations that perpetuate social inequalities. We also explore the growing complexities of families and how they affect and are affected by other social institutions, especially the labor market. Prerequisite: SOC 220 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 629 Sociology of Sport
Examination of organized sport as a social institution and its relation to other social institutions (e.g., political, economic, educational, and religious), with special emphasis on American society. Analysis of the social correlates of sports participation and a consideration of the role of sport in social change. (Same as AMS 629.) Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Obadare, Ebenezer
MW 11:00-12:15 PM FR 117 - LAWRENCE
3 65751
SOC 630 Latin American Society
Aspects of the social organization of main Latin American nations, including, e.g., race/ethnicity, social class, gender, urbanization, socioeconomic development, revolution, and relations with the U.S. Emphasis on sociological theories of Latin American development. Prerequisite: A principal course in Sociology or ANTH 108 or ANTH 308, plus junior-senior or graduate standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 634 The Sociology of Culture
An introduction to a branch of sociology, mainly European in origin, that considers the relation between social structure and "high" and "mass" culture. Specific theories of these relations will be applied to works of literature, the fine arts, or music. Some preliminary acquaintance with these subjects is desirable but not mandatory for admission to the course. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Donovan, Brian
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 66297
SOC 635 Globalization and Environment
The focus is on the sociological facets of global environmental problems (e.g., climate change, biodiversity, fresh water problems, toxic waste; invasive species) and especially their relationship to globalization, growth, and what environmental sociologists have called the "human exemptionalist model." We address global environmental problems, political divisions over them, environmental movements and justice, and adaptation and mitigation strategies. The sociological literature on these issues and different environmental social theories are discussed (e.g., ecological modernization, treadmill theory, metabolic rift). Special attention is given to the impact of globalization and expansion of the global economy relative to the biosphere and consequent spikes in the consumption of resources and production waste. (Same as EVRN 636.) Prerequisite: SOC 104 or EVRN 103 or EVRN 140, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 640 Political Islam
This course gives students a basic understanding of Islam and Islamic movements, explores the economic, social, political, and cultural context in which these movements take place, and examines the impact of Islam on politics in select countries. Issues such as compatibility of political Islam and democratic politics, political economy in Muslim societies, fundamentalism in Islam, gender relations, identity politics and questions on clash of civilizations are explored. (Same as GIST 667 and POLS 667). Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology, POLS 150, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 650 Transnational Migration
A historically-conscious, sociological exploration of political, cultural and health issues involved in transnational migration, this course invites the student to situate current transnational migration within specific historical social processes within both postcolonial Africa and the postcolonial West. The course examines parallels from the experience of migration in other parts of the world, specifically Asia and Latin America. The aim is an understanding and appreciation of both the interconnectedness of the world's peoples and, crucially, of the world's histories. Prerequisite: SOC 104. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 660 Sociology of Mental Illness
The sociology of mental illness concerns itself with the study of mental disorders as social phenomena. The course will be concerned with (1) the social factors and social processes that contribute to mental disorders, (2) the social definitions of mental disorders as forms of social deviance, (3) the social facets in the treatment and care of disordered persons, and (4) the social aspects of the prevention of mental disorders. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 661 Causation of Crime and Delinquency
The individual and social processes that produce violation of legal norms, dealing with society's responses to these violations only insofar as the responses influence the violators. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 662 Corrections
Legal systems for handling offenders and the development of the laws creating these systems. Emphasis on the various parts (police, courts, probation, penal institutions, and parole) of the system will vary. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 671 Social Movements
Social movements as collective action to establish forms of social organization; consideration of reform, revolutionary, sectarian and fashion movements; ideology, esprit de corps, morale and leadership as factors in development and organization. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 672 Sociology of War and Peace
Descriptive and analytic account of cold and hot wars. The concept of enemy. Types of war. Emphasis on personal and collective action in warlike situations. War and international politics. The ideologies of war from the classics to the present. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 698 Individual Undergraduate Research
Library or field research either as part of an ongoing project or as an independent study project. One to twelve hours. May be taken from one or more faculty during one or more semesters, the total hours not to exceed 12. No more than 3 credits may be applied to satisfy requirements for the sociology major. Prerequisite: Two courses in sociology and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Agadjanian, Victor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 65599
IND Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53712
IND Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 55632
IND Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53713
IND Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53714
IND Freiburger, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 65600
IND Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53715
IND Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53716
IND Kim, Changhwan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 58915
IND Lapierre, Tracey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 56450
IND Menjivar, Cecilia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 65601
IND Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53717
IND Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53718
IND Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 56451
IND Rauscher, Emily
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 61809
IND Rosenthal, Anton
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53719
IND Saint Onge, Jarron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63132
IND Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53720
IND Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53721
IND Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53722
IND Stock, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63131
SOC 699 Capstone in Sociology
In this capstone course, students synthesize the knowledge gained in their substantive courses and use the skills developed in their methodology courses to design and conduct a research project on a current social issue or meeting the research needs of a local community group. The outcome will be a professional quality research report. Prerequisite: SOC 510. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.


Graduate

SOC 707 Seminar in Historical Sociology
Each seminar will explore problems at the intersection of sociology and history. Topic, instructors, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics and students may take more than one topic. No prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 722 Sociology of Gender
This course will offer a range of sociological perspectives on the role of gender in society. The particular substantive focus will vary each semester to allow flexibility for in-depth analysis of gender relationships in such areas as politics, health and aging, and work. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 760 Social Inequality
A comprehensive review of the major theoretical and empirical approaches used in the study of institutionalized social inequality. Reference to the origins, forms, cultural and structural variations and their changes over time, consequences and ideologies of social inequality. Prerequisite: A distribution course in sociology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 762 Seminar in Social Deviation and Control: _____
Advanced study of theory and practice relating to deviation. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: SOC 662 or SOC 661. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 767 Gerontology Proseminar
A proseminar coordinated by the Gerontology Center. The proseminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (psychology, biology, sociology, and communication) perspective on aging. The proseminar surveys contemporary basic and applied research, service programs, and policy and management issues in gerontology. (Same as ABSC 787, AMS 767, COMS 787, and PSYC 787.) (Formerly HDFL 787.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 770 Social Systems and Social Change in the United States
Analysis of approaches to the study of sociocultural change in America, with special emphasis on a systems perspective. Seniors by consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 771 Intergroup Relations and Conflict in American Society
Analysis of the dynamics of intergroup relations (e.g., class, religious, ethnic, racial, political) in America with special emphasis on the examination of major theoretical and empirical approaches employed in the study of societal conflict and consensus. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 780 Advanced Topics in Sociology: _____
Topics will vary from semester to semester and instructor to instructor to allow flexibility for in-depth analysis of particular topics. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
T 12:00-02:50 PM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
3 58950
LEC Nagel, Joane
R 12:00-02:50 PM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
3 63922
LEC Wright, Lisa-Marie
W 10:00-10:50 AM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
3 56377
LEC Hanley, Eric
W 05:00-08:00 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 69388
SOC 790 Proseminar
Introduction to major disciplinary issues, departmental research specialties, faculty research interests, interdisciplinary connections, funding sources, and professional writing. Required of M.A. students entering the graduate program in sociology. May not be taken by those who have credit for SOC 990. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 801 The Rise of Social Theory
This is less a survey of intellectual history than an effort to trace the "preclassical" roots of sociological theory. We explore the rise of paradigmatic concerns in the writings of such key figures as Aristotle, Marsilius of Padua, Martin Luther, Etienne de la Boetie, Michel de Montaigne, Charles de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, Flora Tristan, and Ludwig Feuerbach, among others. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 802 Modern Social Theory
This seminar will focus on the later 19th and early 20th century "theories of society," addressing the origins and developmental tendencies of Western modernity and their relation to premodern social orders. Primary texts of the major theorists (eg. Marx, Durkheim, Nietzsche, Weber, Simmel, and Mead) will be studied in historical context. The tradition's analytical and critical resources and problematic features will also be explored. Finally, the connections between this tradition and contemporary sociological approaches will be explored. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Antonio, Robert
T 03:00-05:50 PM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
3 69328
SOC 803 Issues in Contemporary Theory: _____
A critical examination of recent trends and debates in sociological theory. This is a thematically oriented course in which classical as well as contemporary views will be explored. Attention will be directed to theoretical issues under discussion in fields such as symbolic interactionism, semiology, ethnomethodology, critical theory, macrosociology, and others. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 804 Sociology of Knowledge
This course reviews the major sociological approaches to the study of the relationship between thought and the social context within which it arises. A central concern is an examination of the relationship between ideology and social structures, particularly as expressed in the construction of official knowledge. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 808 Feminist Theories
This course will explore and evaluate accounts of social structure, social processes, and consciousness developed in the feminist literature. We will review a range of theoretical arguments, including liberal, historical, materialist, psychoanalytic, cultural, and Black feminist theories. Some of the readings will focus on limitations and distortions within mainstream social theory; others will center on the development of alternative social theory using the standpoint of women as a point of departure. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 810 Sociological Inquiry
The goals of this course are to understand the characteristics of sociologically interesting and rigorous research and to design a research proposal that shares those characteristics. The focus of students' proposals will be the M.A. thesis project for students at the M.A. level and the dissertation project for students at the Ph.D. level. Students will read books and articles representing a variety of research approaches (ethnographies, surveys, interviews, document analyses, historical studies, comparative research, etc.), and will analyze those approaches in order to understand their theoretical and methodological significance. Students will also distribute their proposals to the other students in the course for comment and critique. Assignments will include a completed M.A. thesis proposal for students at the M.A. level and a completed dissertation proposal for students at the Ph.D. level. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduate degree. Prerequisites: The course is open only to students enrolled in the Sociology graduate program. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ekerdt, David
T 09:00-11:50 AM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
3 68705
SOC 811 Sociological Research
The use of the scientific method to study social phenomena including: the formulation and testing of hypotheses; techniques for collecting data; measuring social variables; interpreting research findings; the relationship of theory and facts. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduate degree. Prerequisite: The course is open only to students enrolled in the Sociology graduate program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 812 Analytic Methods in Sociology
Consideration of quantitative methods of analysis including both parametric and non-parametric techniques. Prerequisite: A course in statistics. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kim, Changhwan
M 12:00-02:50 PM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
3 66300
SOC 813 Field Methods and Participant Observation
Will acquaint the student both theoretically and empirically with the procedures and logics of the research techniques employed by individuals or small research teams conducting qualitative fieldwork. Prerequisite: A distribution course in sociology. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 814 Health Services Research: Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Survey Methods
Students learn the logic, assumptions, designs, and procedures involved in conducting the major types of research found in the health services field. Students develop an informed basis for critically evaluating the methodological adequacy of research studies in the areas of descriptive and analytic epidemiology, program evaluation, and health-related survey research as well as working knowledge of the research process itself. Emphasis is placed on examining basic health services issues such as measuring quality of care, understanding the role of social factors in the etiology of disease, determining the health status and health needs of populations, and incorporating health services research into organizational policy and decision-making. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 820 Political Sociology
This course offers an overview of the different perspectives and key arguments comprising the field of political sociology, including both classical and contemporary readings. The issues studied in this field include the nature of power and the nature of the state, relations between state and society, and social movements, political organization and civic participation, political culture, voting behavior, comparative political systems, warfare, democracy and economic development, citizenship, nationalism, revolutions, and globalization. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 824 Health and Social Behavior
This course provides students with an analytic understanding of the organization, professional, and interpersonal behavior that characterizes contemporary health and health care. Emphasis is placed on examination and integration of conceptual frameworks theories, and research findings bearing on basic behavioral/managerial issues such as authority relations in health care settings, models of illness behavior and health services utilization, the impact of organizational structure on employee and client attitudes and behavior, and the culture of professional medicine in relation to patient care. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 830 Latin American Society
Aspects of the social organization of main Latin American nations, including, e.g., race/ethnicity, social class, gender, urbanization, socioeconomic development, revolution, and relations with the U.S. Emphasis on sociological theories of Latin American development. Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology or ANTH 108 or ANTH 308, plus junior-senior or graduate student standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 873 International Political Economy
Provides a broad survey of major developments in the field. Topics include the intellectual origins of international political economy; the historical evolution of the international system; North-South and Western trade, investment, and monetary relations; foreign aid, debt technology transfer, development, international economic institutions (e.g., International Monetary Funds, World Bank, Multinational Corporations, etc.). (Same as POLS 973.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 875 The Political Economy of Globalization
The course will acquaint students with recent developments in the global economy, including its impact on politics and society. Topics include theories of globalization, the role of the nation-state and international agencies in socioeconomic development, inequality from a global perspective, immigration and citizenship, globalization and democracy, and the rise of transnational social movements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 891 Individual Master's Readings
Individual study of special topics or problems by students working on a master's degree. RSH.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Agadjanian, Victor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 65457
RSH Albrecht, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53723
RSH Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53724
RSH Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 55633
RSH Davidman, Lynn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 63463
RSH Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53725
RSH Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53726
RSH Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53727
RSH Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53728
RSH Kim, Changhwan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 57645
RSH Lapierre, Tracey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56808
RSH Menjivar, Cecilia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 65458
RSH Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53729
RSH Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53730
RSH Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56809
RSH Saint Onge, Jarron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61968
RSH Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53731
RSH Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53732
RSH Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53733
SOC 892 Teaching Seminar
Seminar on sociology course design and development. Topics covered include syllabus design, exam strategies and design, course design, content of and approaches to teaching introductory and other sociology courses, student grading and evaluation. Required of all teaching assistants assigned to courses in sociology. May not be repeated for credit toward graduate degree. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Albrecht, Sandra
W 09:00-09:50 AM FR 730 - LAWRENCE
1-3 53734
SOC 899 Thesis
THE.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Agadjanian, Victor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 65459
THE Albrecht, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53735
THE Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53736
THE Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 55634
THE Davidman, Lynn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 63464
THE Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53737
THE Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53738
THE Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53739
THE Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53740
THE Kim, Changhwan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 59830
THE Lapierre, Tracey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 56810
THE Menjivar, Cecilia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 65460
THE Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53741
THE Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53742
THE Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 56811
THE Saint Onge, Jarron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 63279
THE Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53743
THE Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53744
THE Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53745
THE Zimmerman, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 53746
SOC 900 Seminar on Special Topics in Theory: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of theory in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 910 Seminar on Special Topics in Methods: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of methods in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 920 Seminar on Special Topics in Social Organizations: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of social organization in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 930 Seminar on Special Topics in Comparative Studies: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of comparative studies in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 940 Seminar on Topics in Demography, Ecology, and Community: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of demography, ecology, and community in sociology. Topic, instructor, and credit hours will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 950 Seminar on Special Topics in Social Psychology: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of social psychology in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 960 Seminar on Special Topics in Deviance and Social Problems: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of deviance and social problems in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 970 Seminar on Special Topics in Social Conflict and Change: _____
Each seminar will explore problems of social conflict and change in sociology. Topic, instructor, and hours of credit will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Seminars will be offered by different instructors on different topics, and a student may take more than one topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 980 Special Topics in Sociology: _____
Topics will vary by semester and instructor to allow flexibility for in-depth analysis of particular topics that do not fit into one of the other 900 level seminars. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

SOC 991 Individual Doctoral Readings
Individual study of special topics or problems by students working on a doctorate. RSH.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Agadjanian, Victor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 65461
RSH Albrecht, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53748
RSH Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53749
RSH Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 55635
RSH Davidman, Lynn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61978
RSH Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53750
RSH Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53751
RSH Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53752
RSH Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53753
RSH Kim, Changhwan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59831
RSH Lapierre, Tracey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56812
RSH Menjivar, Cecilia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 65462
RSH Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53754
RSH Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53755
RSH Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56813
RSH Rauscher, Emily
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 63281
RSH Saatcioglu, Argun
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61961
RSH Saint Onge, Jarron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61854
RSH Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53756
RSH Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53757
RSH Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53758
RSH Stock, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 63280
RSH Zimmerman, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53747
SOC 999 Dissertation
THE.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Agadjanian, Victor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 65463
THE Albrecht, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53759
THE Antonio, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53760
THE Chong, Kelly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 55636
THE Davidman, Lynn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 58316
THE Donovan, Brian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53761
THE Ekerdt, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53762
THE Hanley, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53763
THE Hill, Shirley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53764
THE Kim, Changhwan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 59832
THE Lapierre, Tracey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 56814
THE Menjivar, Cecilia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 65464
THE Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53765
THE Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53766
THE Obadare, Ebenezer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 56815
THE Rauscher, Emily
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 65812
THE Saint Onge, Jarron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63282
THE Smith, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53767
THE Sprague, Joey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53768
THE Staples, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53769
THE Stock, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63283
THE Zimmerman, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 53770

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