Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - 01 Intro to Sociology M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 449
CRN: 20369 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan Smith-Cunnien 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.
SOCI 100 - 02 Intro to Sociology M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OEC 305
CRN: 20370 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter F. Parilla 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.
SOCI 100 - 03 Intro to Sociology M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OEC 452
CRN: 20371 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Meg 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.
SOCI 100 - 04 Intro to Sociology - T - R - 0955 - 1135 OEC 305
CRN: 20372 4 Credit Hours 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.
SOCI 100 - 05 Intro to Sociology - T - R - 1330 - 1510 OEC 305
CRN: 21740 4 Credit Hours 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.
SOCI 100 - 06 Intro to Sociology M - - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 305
CRN: 21613 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patrick J. Caldie 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.
SOCI 110 - 01 Social Problems - T - R - 1525 - 1700 OEC 452
CRN: 21286 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patricia L. Maddox 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.
SOCI 130 - 01 Homicide - T - R - 1330 - 1510 OEC 454
CRN: 22434 4 Credit Hours 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.
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OEC 307
CRN: 20373 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan Smith-Cunnien 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.
SOCI 210 - 01 Research Methods in Soc - T - R - 1330 - 1510 OEC 449
CRN: 21287 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa K. Waldner 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
SOCI 220 - 01 Sociological Analysis - T - R - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449
CRN: 20374 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa K. Waldner Methods of data analysis and conclusion formation through application of statistical techniques. Introduction to applied statistics as employed in sociology with emphasis on 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. Because SOCI 220 integrates the learning of statistics with SPSS software in a setting where research questions and statistical interpretation are framed within a sociological perspective, students may not substitute IDTH 220 for SOCI 220. Students interested in graduate study in the social sciences are strongly to take IDTH 220 after first completing SOCI 220. Prerequisite: SOCI 210
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OEC 454
CRN: 20851 4 Credit Hours 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
SOCI 301 - 01 General Anthropology - T - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 454
CRN: 20563 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Marc David This course provides an overview of various components and dynamics of human societies throughout the world. It focuses on topics such as kinship patterns, language, religion, artistic expression, technology and economic/political organization. Major consideration is given to the practical significance of expanding intercultural awareness. This course fulfills a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program and the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: SOCI 100
SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency - T - R - 0800 - 0940 OEC 305
CRN: 21102 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney 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
SOCI 321 - 01 Marriages and Families M - W - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 452
CRN: 20375 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Meg 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
SOCI 346 - 01 Corrections in America M - W - F 0815 - 0920 OEC 452
CRN: 21103 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter F. Parilla 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
SOCI 350 - 01 Social Inequality:Priv & Power M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 452
CRN: 20703 4 Credit Hours 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
SOCI 366 - 01 Self and Society - T - R - 0800 - 0940 OEC 452
CRN: 20376 4 Credit Hours 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
SOCI 370 - 01 Sociological Theories M - W - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 452
CRN: 21290 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Meg W. Karraker Study of the place of sociological theory in understanding interaction and society. Examination of both classical and contemporary theories, including conflict, functionalism, and interactionism. Application of theories to contemporary social concerns. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 and 8 additional credit-hours in Sociology.
SOCI 393 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - -
CRN: 23164 2 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney
SOCI 405 - 01 Internship in Criminal Justice - - W - - 1525 - 1725 OEC 309
CRN: 20377 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan Smith-Cunnien This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply academic training in a criminal justice setting. Students will spend a minimum of 10 hours per week in an agency or organization directly involved in some aspect of criminal justice. Students will be supervised by an on-site supervisor. They also will participate in a weekly meeting with other interns and a St. Thomas faculty member. Prerequisites: SOCI 200, 210, 320, and permission of the instructor
SOCI 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - -
CRN: 22971 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan Smith-Cunnien

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - 01 Intro to Sociology - - - - - -
CRN: 30208 4 Credit Hours 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.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 100 - 02 Intro to Sociology M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OEC 454
CRN: 42385 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patricia L. Maddox 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.
SOCI 100 - 03 Intro to Sociology M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OEC 454
CRN: 40692 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patricia L. Maddox 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.
SOCI 100 - 05 Intro to Sociology - T - R - 0955 - 1135 OEC 454
CRN: 41688 4 Credit Hours 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.
SOCI 100 - 06 Intro to Sociology - T - R - 1330 - 1510 OEC 454
CRN: 40477 4 Credit Hours 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.
SOCI 100 - 07 Intro to Sociology - T - R - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449
CRN: 41595 4 Credit Hours 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.
SOCI 100 - 08 Intro to Sociology M - - - - 1730 - 2115 OEC 452
CRN: 42386 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patrick J. Caldie 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.
SOCI 110 - 01 Social Problems M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 452
CRN: 40334 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Buffy Smith 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.
SOCI 110 - P1 Social Problems M - W - F 0815 - 0920 OEC 452
CRN: 40968 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Buffy Smith 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.
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OEC 452
CRN: 40335 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah E. Lageson 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.
SOCI 210 - 01 Research Methods in Soc M - W - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 449
CRN: 40336 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patricia L. Maddox 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
SOCI 220 - 01 Sociological Analysis M - W - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 449
CRN: 40337 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Lisa K. Waldner Methods of data analysis and conclusion formation through application of statistical techniques. Introduction to applied statistics as employed in sociology with emphasis on 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. Because SOCI 220 integrates the learning of statistics with SPSS software in a setting where research questions and statistical interpretation are framed within a sociological perspective, students may not substitute IDTH 220 for SOCI 220. Students interested in graduate study in the social sciences are strongly to take IDTH 220 after first completing SOCI 220. Prerequisite: SOCI 210
SOCI 251 - 01 Race and Ethnicity M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OEC 452
CRN: 40338 4 Credit Hours 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
SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 454
CRN: 41369 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patricia L. Maddox 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
SOCI 330 - 01 Religion in American Society - T - - - 1730 - 2115 BEC LL03
CRN: 42387 4 Credit Hours 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
SOCI 344 - 01 Police and Society - T - R - 1330 - 1510 OEC 452
CRN: 41195 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney 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
SOCI 365 - 01 Social Psychology - T - R - 0800 - 0940 OEC 454
CRN: 40339 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Kinney This course provides a general survey of major social psychological theories and research. Topics include selfhood, socialization, conformity/deviance, attitudes, gender roles, and intergroup/intragroup dynamics. Through exposure to real life settings and simulations, students will explore key questions such as "What attracts us to each other?, "How do we respond to deviant behavior?" and, "Why do we conform?". This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or SOCI 110
SOCI 474 - 01 Seminar in Sociology - T - R - 1525 - 1700 OEC 452
CRN: 41370 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Meg W. Karraker 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. This course examines professional ethics, as well as prepares students for careers, vocations, and graduate or professional school. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and 370 (previously 470) and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration
SOCI 480 - 01 Seminar in Criminal Justice - T - R - 0955 - 1135 OEC 305
CRN: 40767 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney 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