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SOCIOLOGY (SOC)

Department of Anthropology
Office: 19 ten Hoor Hall

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology. Three hours.

Introduction to the scientific study of human social behavior.

All higher-numbered sociology courses have as a prerequisite SOC 101.

SOC 202 Analysis of Social Problems (previously SOC 102). Three hours.

Study of contemporary social problems, including definition, description, and analysis. Emphasis is on social change perspectives and cultural complexity.

SOC 205 Social Psychology (previously SOC 105). Three hours.

Not open to students who have earned credit in PY 372. Study of the interrelationships between the individual and the group. Includes perception, cognition, attribution, attitudes, helping behavior, aggression, personal relationships, prejudice, and gender in social life. Also includes aspects of applied social psychology.

SOC 209 Population and Society. Three hours.

Growth, distribution, and characteristics of the world's population and social implications of major demographic trends.

SOC 250 Introduction to Research Methods. Three hours.

Prerequisites: SOC 101, and MATH 100 or MATH 112.

Techniques and tools of sociological research; emphasis is on logic of proof, theory of measurement, and allied topics.

All 300- and 400-level sociology courses have as prerequisites SOC 101 and either MATH 100 or MATH 112.

SOC 352 Social Inequality (same as AAST 352). Three hours.

Analysis of inequities of wealth, power, and prestige; major theories of racial and cultural minorities; behavioral correlates of stratification; social mobility.

SOC 390 Special Topics in Sociology. Three hours each semester.

The course may be taken a total of four times, with different topics. Social behavior; science, technology, and society; Latin American life; small-group dynamics; environmental sociology; medical sociology.

SOC 490 Seminar in Sociology. Three hours each semester.

The course may be taken a total of four times, with different topics. Social behavior; science, technology, and society; advanced deviant behavior; juvenile delinquent behavior; Latin American life; small-group dynamics; environmental sociology; medical sociology.

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