Spring 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - 03 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

20329 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Kinney

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 04 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

20330 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Kinney

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 06 Intro to Sociology M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 204

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

21145 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Tanya Gladney

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 07 Intro to Sociology-Health - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

21846 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy C. Finnegan

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - L02 Intro to Sociology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 452

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

20328 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Tanya Gladney

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 130 - 01 Homicide M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 452

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

22352 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Tanya Gladney

Homicide is considered one of the most serious violent crime . This course takes a sociological approach to examine the nature and extent of homicide with a focus on the history of homicide, the trends in homicide, and the patterns and sources of homicide. In addition to addressing more typical situations resulting in murder, such as domestic violence, the course will cover serial murder and mass murders.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20331 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

An introduction to the American criminal & juvenile justice systems. Studies the role of the police, courts and corrections in the administration of criminal justice. This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 210 - 01 Research Methods in Soc M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 449

Course Registration Number:

21049 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Valerie A. Clark

Consideration of both quantitative and qualitative strategies for each stage of the research process. Emphasis is on the skills required to design and successfully perform research projects: selection of topics, development and testing of hypotheses, collection and analysis of data and reporting of findings. Data entry and recoding with SPSS will also be introduced. Prerequisite: SOCI 100

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 220 - 01 Sociological Analysis - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 449

Course Registration Number:

20332 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Lisa K. Waldner

Methods of data analysis and hypothesis testing within the social sciences with an emphasis on sociological and criminal justice research questions. Emphasis is placed on applied statistics as employed in sociology with skill development in the use of data processing techniques and SPSS, the computer statistical package commonly employed by contemporary sociologists in the full range of research settings. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, independent samples t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square, correlation, regression, and quantitative reasoning. Students may not substitute STAT 220 for SOCI 220. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and MATH 101, 105, 108, 109, 111, or 113.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

20729 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

Race and ethnicity as significant components of U.S. social structure; the cognitive and normative aspects of culture which maintain and effect varying manifestations of social distance, tension, prejudice and discrimination between majority and minorities at both micro and macro levels, nationally and internationally. This course meets a requirement in American Cultural Studies and Justice and Peace Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 454

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

20922 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

Why do people commit crime? Why do crime rates vary over time? Why do some communities and societies have more crime than others? This course focuses on sociological theories and research that are designed to answer these questions. It addresses various types of crime including homicide, corporate crime, drug use, gangs and domestic violence and hate crime. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 321 - 01 Marriages and Families - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

20333 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary Mararet W. Karraker

This course uses sociological theories and research to understand some of the most pressing social issues facing families today - single parenting, divorce and blended families, violence, and poverty. We study the social processes involved in choosing partners (and remaining single); sexualities and intimacy; parenting (or not); communication (and conflict); power (and satisfaction). Finally, we focus not just on family stress, but also on family resilience. This course meets a requirement in Family Studies and Women?s Studies. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor

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Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 346 - 01 Corrections in America M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20923 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

This course takes a sociological approach in examining the role of corrections in the criminal justice system focusing on the rationales for punishing offenders, the range of correctional placements, and the effectiveness of correctional policies in achieving social control. Topics include correctional treatment practices, mass incarceration , reentry, restorative justice, and ethical decision making in corrections. Prerequisites: SOCI 100 and SOCI 200

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 350 - W01 Social Inequality:Priv & Power M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 311

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

20609 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

This course identifies and investigates the following topics: general principles of stratification, theoretical explanations by which inequality emerges and is maintained, the relationship between social class and other forms of inequality in the United States including gender, race, and changes in social hierarchy over time. The course will explore issues such as poverty, welfare, occupational prestige, meritocracy, and class prestige. Although primary focus is on the United States, the course also examines global inequality. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or SOCI 110 and Junior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 366 - 01 Self and Society - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

20334 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Kinney

In what ways does the world around us shape who we are as individuals? This course exposes learners to the ways in various social forces such as family, social class, mass media, and school shape our lives. It includes the influence of "micro" elements of social structure (such as socialization processes and small groups), "macro" elements of social structure (organizations, communities and society), and important sociological concepts (inequality, power, conflict, social control, etc.). Prerequisite: SOCI 100

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Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - 01 Intro to Sociology - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30061 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Kinney

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - 01 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

42526 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 03 Intro to Sociology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 112

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 112

Course Registration Number:

40588 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 04 Intro to Sociology M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42527 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - 06 Intro to Sociology M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 204

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

40405 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - L5 Intro to Sociology - HEALTH - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

42528 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy C. Finnegan

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 100 - W2 Intro to Sociology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

41528 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary Mararet W. Karraker

Introduction to the concepts, theories, methods and applications of the scientific study of society and social concerns. Enables students to understand the connections between the individual and larger social and cultural forces. Heightens awareness of the diversity of American and other societies. This course fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 110 - 01 Social Problems M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 452

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

40292 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Contemporary society is confronted with a number of serious problems that are often global in their impact. This course explores the causes, effects, and proposed solutions to some of these major social issues. Special attention is given to issues of inequality (such as racism, sexism, and poverty) and problems in core institutions (such as family violence, unequal educational opportunities, and unemployment). This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program and fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 110 - 02 Social Problems M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 328

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 328

Course Registration Number:

41871 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Contemporary society is confronted with a number of serious problems that are often global in their impact. This course explores the causes, effects, and proposed solutions to some of these major social issues. Special attention is given to issues of inequality (such as racism, sexism, and poverty) and problems in core institutions (such as family violence, unequal educational opportunities, and unemployment). This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program and fulfills the Social Analysis and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

40293 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

An introduction to the American criminal & juvenile justice systems. Studies the role of the police, courts and corrections in the administration of criminal justice. This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 210 - 01 Research Methods in Soc M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 449

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

OEC 449

Course Registration Number:

40294 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Valerie A. Clark

Consideration of both quantitative and qualitative strategies for each stage of the research process. Emphasis is on the skills required to design and successfully perform research projects: selection of topics, development and testing of hypotheses, collection and analysis of data and reporting of findings. Data entry and recoding with SPSS will also be introduced. Prerequisite: SOCI 100

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 220 - 01 Sociological Analysis M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 449

Course Registration Number:

40295 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Valerie A. Clark

Methods of data analysis and hypothesis testing within the social sciences with an emphasis on sociological and criminal justice research questions. Emphasis is placed on applied statistics as employed in sociology with skill development in the use of data processing techniques and SPSS, the computer statistical package commonly employed by contemporary sociologists in the full range of research settings. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, independent samples t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square, correlation, regression, and quantitative reasoning. Students may not substitute STAT 220 for SOCI 220. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and MATH 101, 105, 108, 109, 111, or 113.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 452

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

40296 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

Race and ethnicity as significant components of U.S. social structure; the cognitive and normative aspects of culture which maintain and effect varying manifestations of social distance, tension, prejudice and discrimination between majority and minorities at both micro and macro levels, nationally and internationally. This course meets a requirement in American Cultural Studies and Justice and Peace Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

41115 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

Why do people commit crime? Why do crime rates vary over time? Why do some communities and societies have more crime than others? This course focuses on sociological theories and research that are designed to answer these questions. It addresses various types of crime including homicide, corporate crime, drug use, gangs and domestic violence and hate crime. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 330 - 01 Religion in American Society - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 BEC 108

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

BEC 108

Course Registration Number:

42529 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Katarina Schuth

Theoretical and empirical examination of the sociological dimensions of religion, with a special emphasis on the religious situation in America. Topics include diverse religious expressions and values of each religion, including Christian denominations and other world religions with members living in the U.S., for example, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, as well as cultural contexts, organizational structures, individual religiosity, and emerging new forms. This course meets a requirement in Catholic Studies and fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: SOCI 100

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 344 - 01 Police and Society - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 452

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

40988 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

An overview of the history of policing and the emergence of modern policing in democratic societies. This course takes a sociological approach in examining the changing roles and organizations of police, police socialization and police subculture as well as the impact of different organizational structures on service delivery. Topics include police conduct, community policing, professionalization of the police, ethical decision making in law enforcement and evidence-based policing. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 and SOCI 200

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 474 - D1 Seminar in Sociology M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 452

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

41116 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The senior capstone experience offers graduating students an opportunity to actively reflect upon theory, methodology, and substantive sociological knowledge and to integrate these components to assess the role of sociology in understanding sociological problems. These issues will be explored in the context of a specific topic, chosen by the instructor. Careers, vocation, and preparation for graduate school will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and SOCI 370 (formerly SOCI 470), and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 480 - D1 Seminar in Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

40646 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

The senior seminar seves as a capstone experience for students to address several central issues in the study of crime and justice. The major focus is to build upon stduents knowledge from previous courses with a focus upon an integration of knowledge from material learned throughout the major. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of a criminal justice topic that could lead to future work in the criminal justice field. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and 312 or permission of instructor

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