ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101 Introductory Sociology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Fundamentals of sociology, organization of human groups and society, processes of interaction, and social change. Credit is allowed for only SOC 101 or 301. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
General Studies: SB

SOC 301 Principles of Sociology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Intensive and critical analysis of the concepts of sociology. Credit is allowed for only SOC 301 or 101.
General Studies: SB

SOC 312 Sociology of Adolescence. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Cultural values and the social processes that help explain the development of the phenomenon of modern adolescence, including investigation of adolescent subcultures and cross-cultural references. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 315 Courtship and Marriage. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Overview of courtship, marriage, and related processes, focusing on problematic aspects of these institutions from the sociological perspective. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 318 Overview of Aging. (3)
summer
Multidisciplinary introduction to gerontology. Explores the characteristics, experiences, needs, and problems of older persons. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 321 Sociology of Work. (3)
fall and spring
Social and cultural analysis of industry. Occupational roles, status, and social participation of workers. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 331 Environmental Sociology. (3)
fall and spring
Analyzes human organizational responses to population growth, technological change, and environmental stressors on both a national and global scale. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

SOC 332 Urban Sociology. (3)
fall and spring
Growth, characteristics, and problems of the modern city. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB, G

SOC 333 Population. (3)
fall and spring
Theories of population change; births, deaths, and migration; population policies. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB, G

SOC 334 Technology and Society. (3)
fall
Development of technology in relation to society, work, science, the environment, public health, and cultural values related to social change. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.

SOC 340 The Sociology of Deviance. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Sociological analysis of stigmatized behaviors and conditions, including the causes, effects, and management of stigma. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 341 Modern Social Problems. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Race relations, poverty, unemployment, and other current issues. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 352 Social Change. (3)
not regularly offered
Patterns of social change, resistance to change, and change-producing agencies and processes. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB, G, H

SOC 360 Sociological Psychology. (3)
fall and spring
Interaction patterns between the sociocultural order and individuals; socialization process; norms, roles, and statuses; collective behavior. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB

SOC 361 Variant Sexuality. (3)
fall
Sociological research and theories dealing with homosexuality, transvestism, transsexualism, and other variations in sexual orientation and gender identity. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB

SOC 363 Men and Masculinity. (3)
not regularly offered
Sociological analysis of how masculine identity is defined, negotiated, and variously constructed depending upon class, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. Prerequisites: SOC 301; WST 100 (or 300).
General Studies: SB

SOC 365 The Sociology of Mass Communication. (3)
fall and spring
Sociological exploration of the major mass media as a communicative process in American society. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 368 Sociology of Everyday Life. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines routine everyday behavior as it relates to problems of social order, control, change, identity, and relationships. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.

SOC 375 Contemporary American Jewish Identities. (3)
spring
Analyzes the complexity and diversity of the contemporary American Jewish community in religious and secular affairs. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as REL 318. Credit is allowed for only REL 318 or SOC 375.
General Studies: HU/SB, C

SOC 390 Social Statistics I. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Descriptive and inferential statistical methods for analysis of social data. Computer applications. Prerequisites: SOC 101 (or 301); a General Studies MA course.
General Studies: CS

SOC 391 Sociological Research. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Methods of sociological research, including the fundamental assumptions underlying research and some practical experience in research design, data collection techniques, and data analysis. Prerequisites: both SOC 101 (or 301) and 390 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 415 The Family. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Family considered from the institutional viewpoint; its historical development and its adaptation to a changing culture; the family system in many cultures. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 416 Marriage Problems in Contemporary Society. (3)
spring
Marital and family problems in today’s society from the viewpoint of personal and cultural adjustment. Prerequisites: both SOC 101 (or 301) and an additional 3 hours in sociology or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 417 Family Violence. (3)
fall and spring
Current research and theories about domestic violence including child maltreatment, spousal aggression, and courtship violence. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 418 Aging and the Life Course. (3)
fall and spring
Social aspects of aging. Theoretical and methodological perspectives and problems of aging such as life satisfaction, retirement, and adjustment to role loss. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 420 Sociology of Religion. (3)
not regularly offered
Interrelationship of culture, society, and religion; religion and social stratification; religious, economic, and political institutions; social change and religion. Emphasis on American society and institutions. Prerequisites: both ASB 102 (or SOC 101 or 301) and an additional 3 hours in sociology or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 421 Education and Society. (3)
fall
Uses contemporary sociological perspectives to examine effects of schools and schooling on individuals and society. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 422 Sociology of Complex Organizations. (3)
spring
Sociological studies of government agencies, industrial firms, labor unions, military establishments, and other large-scale organizations. Prerequisite: 6 hours in sociology (including SOC 101 or 301) or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 423 Social Class and Stratification. (3)
spring
Classical and contemporary theories about who gets what and why. Examines social and economic inequalities by class, gender, and race/ethnicity. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: both SOC 101 (or 301) and an additional 3 hours in sociology or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 424 Women and Health. (3)
spring in odd years
Women as health care workers and issues of health, illness, and health care for women. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 427 Sociology of Health and Illness. (3)
fall and spring
Social aspects of physical and mental illness and sociological analysis of the health care system and its practitioners. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 429 Sociology of Law. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines law as an institution; its origins, operations, and consequences. Emphasis on contemporary legal issues and problems. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB

SOC 433 Demographic Methods. (3)
spring
Science of population analysis; problems in measurements of size, composition, and changes in population. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: SB

SOC 446 Sociology of Crime. (3)
not regularly offered
Process of criminalization, exploring the behavior of the definers of crime, and the behavior of those defined as criminals. Prerequisites: both SOC 101 (or 301) and 340 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 448 Epidemics and Society. (3)
fall
Provides a perspective on how epidemics occur, are perceived in society, and affect it. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

SOC 451 Comparative Sociology. (3)
not regularly offered
Cross-cultural study of basic social institutions; the methodology of cross-cultural research. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or SOC 101 (or 301) or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

SOC 455 Social Movements. (3)
not regularly offered
Surveys theoretical approaches and research on historical and recent social movements. Emphasis on cultural, political, and social change. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 456 Political Sociology. (3)
not regularly offered
Social factors associated with voting; nature and structure of the electorate and political parties and the nature of national and international power structure. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

SOC 464 Women’s Roles. (3)
spring
Sociological analysis of the development, nature, and consequences of traditional and alternative roles of women in contemporary society. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB, C

SOC 470 Racial and Ethnic Relations. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Problems of minorities in the United States and in other racially and ethnically heterogeneous societies. Evaluates theories of prejudice and of research dealing with discrimination, desegregation, and assimilation. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, C

SOC 474 African Americans in Modern Society. (3)
spring
Social and cultural heritage of black Americans; achievements and current trends. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, C

SOC 483 History of Social Thought. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Social thought in human culture. Background of modern sociology. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 484 Internship. (1 – 12)
fall and spring
See Department of Sociology advisor.

SOC 485 Sociology of Knowledge. (3)
not regularly offered
Relationship between social conditions and the development of knowledge in modern society. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

SOC 486 Contemporary Theory. (3)
not regularly offered
Contemporary issues and crises in social theory with major focus on particular theorists. Ideological factors in theory, philosophical issues, the nature of theory and its relationship with methodology. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or 301 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

SOC 500 Research Methods. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

SOC 501 Practicum in Survey Research. (3)
fall and spring
Research practicum in survey field work, analysis, and reporting in the Phoenix Area Study. Prerequisite: SOC 391 (or its equivalent).

SOC 502 Practicum in Survey Research. (3)
fall and spring
Continuation of SOC 501. Prerequisite: SOC 501.

SOC 503 Sociology as a Profession I. (1)
fall
Becoming and working as a sociologist, including how to write a vita, choose a thesis topic, or find dissertation data. Prerequisite: graduate Sociology major.

SOC 504 Sociology as a Profession II. (1)
spring
Becoming and working as a sociologist, including how to write a vita, choose a thesis topic, or find dissertation data. Prerequisite: graduate Sociology major.

SOC 505 Applied Regression Analysis. (3)
fall and summer
Multiple linear regression topics relevant to sociological data analysis. Computer applications. Prerequisites: SOC 390 (or its equivalent); proficiency examination.

SOC 507 Social Statistics IIA: Categorical Data Analysis. (3)
fall
Logistic regression and related topics relevant to categorical data analysis in sociology. Computer applications. Prerequisite: SOC 505 or instructor approval.

SOC 508 Social Statistics IIB: Structural Equation Analysis. (3)
spring
Teaches structural equation models using LISREL and other computer packages. Topics include multiple group analyses and ordinal endogenous variable models. Prerequisite: SOC 505 or instructor approval.

SOC 509 Social Statistics IIC: Event History Analysis. (3)
fall and spring
Proportional hazards models and other methods for analyzing longitudinal data and establishing hazard rates of events for exploratory variables. Prerequisite: SOC 505 (or its equivalent).

SOC 515 Studies of the Family. (3)
spring
Current developments in the study of marriage and the family. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 585 Development of Sociology. (3)
fall
Major sociological theorists, including Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Parsons, Merton, Dahrendorf, Homans, and Mead. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 586 Contemporary Sociological Theory. (3)
spring
Analyzes major theories, including structural-functional, conflict, social exchange, symbolic interaction, and role theory. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 587 Contemporary Issues in Sociology. (3)
spring
Philosophy of social science. Contemporary issues in sociological theory and methods. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 588 Methodological Issues in Sociology. (3)
spring
Basic methodological issues in the application of scientific methods to the study of human social life. Emphasis on limited number of major works, with contrasting approaches to issues.

SOC 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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