2018-2019 Catalog

SOC - SOCIOLOGY

SOC 1000 SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

Provides a survey of the discipline and foundation for other sociology courses.  Explores major areas of interest – ranging from small groups and families to bureaucracies and social movements.  Introduces significant concepts and theories, along with tools of social research.  Gives attention to contemporary American society, as well as comparative and historical material.

3

SOC 1080 INTRO TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

An introduction to key issues in women's studies. A topic examination of women's participation in and relationship to institutions of society such as family and school, as well as processes and activities, such as work, art, and politics in historical and cross cultural analysis.

3

SOC 1100 SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES

Explores various approaches to defining and identifying social problems and applies basic sociological concepts and methods to analysis of selected social problems and issues.

3

SOC 1500 INTRODUCTION TO RURAL SOCIOLOGY

This course will focus on social interaction social change, and social problems that occur in rural places around the globe, with a special focus on Wisconsin.  It will cover topics including community, agriculture, immigration and demographic change, consumption and the environment.

3

SOC 2095 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS

Examine the design and conduct of social research.  Students will complete a research prospectus, including formulating a sociological research question, developing hypotheses, conducting a literature review, surveying prospective data, speculating about potential findings and discussing implications.  This course satisfies the USP 2015 Communication 3 and USP 2003 WC requirements.

3

Prerequisites

6 HOURS OF SOCIOLOGY AND INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION

SOC 2200 SOCIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

This is an interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint the student with major factors affecting human sexuality. Relevant research in biology, psychology, sociology and anthropology as well as religious and historical perspectives will be discussed. Primary focus is on American society.

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000

SOC 2325 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

This course is designed to examine some important aspects of courtship, marriage and family life. Contemporary premarital and dating problems and adjustment, marital and domestic problems, family planning, the changing society will be among the topics considered.

3

SOC 2350 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

This course examines social relations among majority and minority groups by devoting particular attention to race and ethnic relations in the United States. The sociological approach to this topic emphasizes power structures, economic relationships, and cultural traditions historically and today. Attention is devoted both to social psychological issues such as prejudice and social structural issues such as inequality.

3

SOC 2470 INTERNSHIP: SOCIOLOGY

1-4

Prerequisites

Instructor Permission