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Sociology

Course Code
 SOC 350 Credits 4
Title Methods and Statistics for Social Research
Prerequisite Any one of these 14 MATH 105 - Contemporary Mathematics MATH 110 - Introduction to Mathematics MATH 127 - College Algebra MATH 127L - College Algebra MATH 134 - Applied Statistics MATH 142 - Pre-Calculus MATH 143 - Trigonometry MATH 210 - Concepts from Discrete Mathematics MATH 234 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics MATH 227 - Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra MATH 229 - Topics in Calculus MATH 261 - Calculus I MATH 262 - Calculus II PHIL 340 - Symbolic Logic
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Description Focus on the logic of science, a survey of basic methodologies, and introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics.

Course Code
 SOC 351 Credits 3
Title Quantitative Methods
Prerequisite SOC 350
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Writing Intensive Yes
Description This course is a continuation of Sociology 350. The objective of the course is to offer hands-on experience in quantitative research methods and data analysis. Students will design and carry out a research project utilizing quantitative research methods, analyze data using descriptive and inferential statistics, conduct elementary hypothesis testing, and write reports of their findings. Students will gain experience using statistical packages for data analyses on computers.

Course Code
 SOC 352 Credits 3
Title Qualitative Methods
Prerequisite SOC 350
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Writing Intensive Yes
Description This course provides advanced training in qualitative research though an applied approach whereby students carry out an original research project, from the initial conceptualization stage, through data collection and analysis, and writing the report, and presenting the findings. This advanced data analysis course provides training in several qualitative approaches in sociological research, with the central foci on ethnographic observations and depth interviewing.

Course Code
 SOC 375 Credits 3
Title Sociology of Health and Medicine
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Description Social factors in health, illness, and medical care. Topics include the social construction of health/illness, the experience of illness, health professions and organizations, and the health care system.

Course Code
 SOC 390 Credits 1-3
Title Topics in Sociology
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Description Varying topics from the discipline of sociology.

Course Code
 SOC 407 Credits 3
Title Contemporary Sociological Theory
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Writing Intensive Yes
Description This advanced undergraduate seminar introduces students to contemporary sociological theory. It centers on the development of the major theoretical frameworks used by contemporary sociologists to understand the late-modern world. The starting point is the 1920s, and continues to the last fin-de-siecle and beyond. Theoretical frameworks considered includes the following: structural functionalism, systems and network theories, critical theory, rational choice and exchange theories, structuralism, structuration theory, critical race theory, feminist epistemologies, theories on power and the body, and the influence of post-modern theory.

Course Code
 SOC 410 Credits 4
Title Gerontology: Policy and Practice
Prerequisite SOC 308 or SW 308 or WS 308
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Description This course is a senior seminar for gerontology majors. Four to six hours a week will involve field experience working in a facility involving elderly care. Two hours a week will involve in-class discussions of the field experience as well as an examination of social policies relating to the elderly, including Social Security, Medicare, the Older Americans Act and Medicaid. Same as SW 410

Course Code
 SOC 412 Credits 3
Title Sociology of Complex Organizations
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Description Analyzes large-scale bureaucratic organizations. Topics include: the characteristics of bureaucracy; the uses of power by organizations; the effectiveness of organizations; and the impact of organizations on societal change.

Course Code
 SOC 450 Credits 3
Title Senior Seminar in Sociology
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Description This is the capstone seminar for sociology majors. Examines some of the most prominent theoretical and substantive issues identified by sociologists. The course will include a major paper and a seminar presentation.

Course Code
 SOC 469 Credits 1-12
Title Internship
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Description A supervised practical experience in sociology. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. Internship credits may not apply to the minimum required for the sociology major.

Course Code
 SOC 490 Credits 1-3
Title Topics in Sociology
Course Outline Course Outline
Description Varying topics from the discipline of sociology.

Course Code
 SOC 497 Credits 1-3