Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

SOCI - Sociology

SOCI 5325 Delinquency & Juv Just System

An analysis of the nature of juvenile delinquency and the ability of the juvenile justice system to deal with the problems of juveniles. Explanatory models and theories, and the evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs will be considered. (Cross-listed as CRJU 5325.)


SOCI 5410 Population

Studies the size of the population, its growth, composition, and distribution. Emphasizes the three main population variables of fertility, mortality, and migration, and their relationships to the social structure.


SOCI 5424 Criminological Theory

An examination of the major criminological perspectives. Focuses on sociological constructions of criminality and includes a treatment of theory construction and integration. (Cross-listed as CRJU 5424.)


SOCI 5432 Gender & Society

An analysis of how gender is socially produced, and the implications of gender for individuals, social processes, and social structure. Focus on the complex intersections between gender inequality and inequalities of race/ethnicity, class, and sexualities. This course is repeatable for credit.


SOCI 5444 Race and Ethnic Relations

An examination of racial and ethnic population composition with emphasis on the origin and maintenance of conflict-based race relations.


SOCI 5452 Complex Organizations

An analysis of bureaucratic structure, function, and process using both classical and contemporary models. The work of Weber, Parsons, and Etzioni will be examined.


SOCI 5465 Urban Sociology

A study of the spatial distribution and relationships of people as related to rural, urban, and metropolitan location.


SOCI 5474 Sociology of Deviant Behavior

A survey of theory and research in the field of social deviance. Emphasis on the system of social control and the causes of deviance.


SOCI 5950 Special Topics

Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is current need. Subject matter varies. This course is repeatable for credit.


SOCI 6940 Independent Study

Individual study of a particular topic under guidance of departmental faculty. This course is repeatable for credit.


SOCI 6960 Internship and/or Cooperative

An individually designed course sequence involving field experience and work in a government agency. This course is repeatable for credit.