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SOCY
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SOCY100
Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
The fundamental concepts and principles of sociology. Includes consideration of culture, patterns of social interaction, norms, values, social institutions, stratification, and social change.
SOCY105
Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
An examination of contemporary social problems through sociological perspectives; ways in which social problems are part of the organization of society; a detailed study of selected social problems including social conflict and social inequality.
SOCY105H
Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
An examination of contemporary social problems through sociological perspectives; ways in which social problems are part of the organization of society; a detailed study of selected social problems including social conflict and social inequality.
SOCY110
The Logic of Social Inquiry: An Introduction to Sociology and the Major
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Additional information: To be taken prior to, or in the first 30 credits after declaring sociology as a major.
Introduction to the logic of social science research; the integration of theory and methods in the development of sociological knowledge; basic sociological concepts; and departmental research streams. Required of all sociology majors.
SOCY120
Veterans in American Society: What does America Owe Its Veterans?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
An examination of current and past policies toward compensation for military veterans, data and evidence on current and past adjustments to life after military service, historical variations in the mechanisms for staffing the military, and trends in the contours of the lives of those who do not serve.
SOCY200
Human Societies
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
A comparative, historical, interdisciplinary study of human socieities that focuses on the main components of human societies, how they are organized, how they change, and how they come to shape our collective social existence.
SOCY201
(Perm Req)
Introductory Statistics for Sociology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: SOCY100; and (MATH107 or MATH111). Or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not have completed STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics. Construction and percentaging of bivariate contingency tables; frequency distributions and graphic presentations; measures of central tendency and dispersion; parametric and nonparametric measures of association and correlation; regression; probability; hypothesis testing; the normal, binomial and chi-square distributions; point and interval estimates.
SOCY202
Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: SOCY201.
The underlying logic, major strategies, specific techniques and skills of sociological research. Research design, measurement, data collection, sampling, field research experiments, surveys, index and scale construction, data analysis, interpretation and report writing.
SOCY203
Sociological Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SOCY100.
Development of the science of sociology; historical backgrounds; recent theories of society. Required of all sociology majors.
Required for all SOCY majors.
SOCY227
Introduction to the Study of Deviance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: SOCY227 or SOCY327.
Formerly: SOCY327.
An introduction to the sociological study of deviant behavior, covering such topics as mental illness, sexual deviance, and the use of drugs.
SOCY230
Sociological Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Theoretical perspectives and their applications. Socialization through the life course, the self-concept, attitudes, emotion, attribution, interpersonal relations, group processes, deviance, and social change.
SOCY335
Sociology of Health and Illness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An exploration of the social model to studying health and illness: how meanings and experiences of health and illness are socially produced. How experiences are shaped by the interaction of external social environments (culture, community) and the internal environment (human body), and by socio-demographic variables (race, class, gender, etc.). Disparities in health and healthcare delivery, medicalization of society, determinants of health, social construction of illness, and the social organization of health care.
SOCY380
(Perm Req)
Honors Independent Reading in Sociology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Sociology department.
Formerly: SOCY378.
This course permits sociology honor students to undertake a program or reading on a particular problem in sociology or a subfield therein. The reading will be done under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty. Required of sociology honor students.
SOCY381
(Perm Req)
Honors Independent Research in Sociology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SOCY380.
Formerly: SOCY388.
This course permits sociology students to define a particular problem in sociology or a subfield therein and to develop a research plan for use as a thesis topic. The work will be done under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY383
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SOCY381.
Formerly: SOCY389.
Student research under the direction of a member of the sociology faculty, culminating in the presentation and defense of a thesis reporting the research.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Sociology department; and junior standing or higher.
To register, students must have departmental permission form signed by instructor and by Coordinator of Sociology Undergraduate Program.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY398C
Special Topics in Sociology; Transitions from an Undergraduate to Professional
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriciton: SOCY majors only.
SOCY398G
Special Topics in Sociology; Global Migration and the Israeli Case Study
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ISRL343. Credit granted for ISRL349K, GVPT368G, SOCY398G, SOCY398I, or ISRL343.
SOCY398I
Special Topics in Sociology; Israeli Society: History, Sociology, and Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ISRL349M. Credit granted for ISRL349M or SOCY398I.

Israel's cultural history through the lenses of sociology, history, and art. In examining the cultural diversity and multiple identities that characterize Israeli society, the course will provide keys to understand the place of immigration waves that shaped its demographic, social, and political structure.
SOCY398L
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Sociology; Service Learning
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SOCY398Q
Special Topics in Sociology; The Holy City and the Holy Mountain: a Sociological look at the Old City of Jerusalem and the Tempe Mount
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An exploration of Jerusalem's Old City as the home of multiple holy places and of 20,000 people of varied and ancient communities through archaeology, religion, geography, politics, and, especially using sociological tools, as well as an examination of current conflicts.

Also offered as ISRL448Q. Credit granted for ISRL448Q or SOCY398Q.
SOCY398Y
Special Topics in Sociology; Issues in African Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AASP398D, GEOG398A, and GVPT359F. Credit granted for SOCY398Y, AASP398D, GEOG398A, or GVPT359F.
SOCY399
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Sociology
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
No more than 6 hours of 399 is allowed for credit.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY405
Scarcity and Modern Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses.
Credit only granted for: SOCY305 or SOCY405.
Formerly: SOCY305.
Resource depletion and the deterioration of the environment. Relationship to lifestyles, individual consumer choices, cultural values, and institutional failures. Projection of the future course of American society on the basis of the analysis of scarcity, theories of social change, current trends, social movements, government actions, and the futurist literature.
SOCY410
Social Demography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses; or permission of BSOS-Sociology department.
Types of demographic analysis; demographic data; population characteristics; migration; mortality; fertility; population theories; world population growth; population policy.
SOCY411
Demographic Techniques
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: (SOCY201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department); and SOCY410. Or permission of BSOS-Sociology department.
Basic techniques for analyzing population structure and demographic processes, including fertility, mortality and migration.
SOCY412
Family Demography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses.
Formerly: SOCY312.
Family and population dynamics. Fertility issues, such as teenage pregnancy, the timing of parenthood, and family size; as they relate to family behavior, such as marital patterns, child care use, and work and the family. Policy issues that relate to demographic changes in the family.
SOCY431
Principles of Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses; or permission of BSOS-Sociology department.
Structural and processual characteristics of organizations that make them effective for different purposes and in different environments. Effects of different institutional environments, small group processes, organizational networks, and leadership. Types of organizations studied include formal bureaucracies, professional organizations, and voluntary associations.
SOCY441
Social Stratification and Inequality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses; or permission of BSOS-Sociology department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
The sociological study of social class, status, and power. Topics include theories of stratification, correlates of social position, functions and dysfunctions of social inequality, status inconsistency, and social mobility.
SOCY457
Sociology of Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Social, political, and cultural sources of legal norms and concepts (such as property, privacy, contract, institution, and liability), as well as the role of law in interpersonal and intergroup dispute resolution. Emphasis on civil law.
SOCY491
Experimental Research Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SOCY490; or permission of instructor.
Additional information: This is the second course in the experimental research practicum 2-course sequence.
Students will finalize the design of their studies from the fall semester and carry out the research in this course. Introduces students to analyzing experimental data and presenting results from these data. Students will continue to get hands-on research experience running experimental studies in the group processes lab and working with the professor and graduate students in the department to further develop their projects.
SOCY498C
Selected Topics in Sociology; Sociology of Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SOCY498E
Selected Topics in Sociology; Researching in the Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SOCY498G
Selected Topics in Sociology; Urban Demography and Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Understanding populations in the urban and metropolitan area contexts. Demographic analysis of race/ethnicity, immigration, families and households, education, occupation, income, poverty, and housing. Emphasis on methods of census data manipulation, interpretation, and presentation. Also offered as AAST498B. Credit granted for AAST498B or SOCY498G.
SOCY498W
Selected Topics in Sociology; Sociology of Emotions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SOCY601
(Perm Req)
Statistics For Sociological Research I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SOCY201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: SOCY601 and SURV601.
Introductory statistical concepts are covered including descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, expected values, hypothesis testing, tests of significance, measures of association, and if time permits, introduction to regression analysis. Statistical programming software may be used.
SOCY630
Population and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Selected problems in the field of population; quantitative and qualitative aspects; American and world problems.
SOCY634
Attitudes and Public Opinion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Processes involved in the formation of attitudes; effects of communication; measurement techniques.
SOCY644
Gender, Work, and Family
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The interrelationships among gender, work, and family in contemporary societies. Major research issues addressed from an interdisciplinary and comparative (international) perspective.
SOCY645
Sociology of the Self Concept
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Theory and empirical research dealing with the social determination and social consequences of the self-concept. Sociological, psychological, and psychoanalytic approaches to the self.
SOCY671
Sociology of Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Third World development at institutional, organizational, and community levels; factors contributing to success, effectiveness and sustainability of development and to problems and hindrances.
SOCY699
Special Social Problems
Credits: 1 - 16
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY699C
Special Social Problems; Introduction to Computing for Sociologists
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY699E
(Perm Req)
Special Social Problems; Critical Race Initiative
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Permission of instructor required.Please contact instructor or department for details.
SOCY699M
Special Social Problems; Proseminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY699V
Special Social Problems; Contexting Sociology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Sociology graduate students.
SOCY749
Advanced Special Topics in Demography; Residential Segregation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY789
Advanced Special Topics in Social Stratification; Race and Ethnicity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY819
Research Seminar in Social Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY829
Research Seminar in Sociological Theory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY849
Research Seminar in Demography
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY858
Research Seminar in Gender, Work and Family
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY869
Research Seminar in Military Sociology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY889
Research Seminar in Social Stratification
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SOCY898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SOCY899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.