SOCI Sociology

SOCI   5094G   Selected Topics in Sociology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Various topics. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): SOCI   5094, SOCI   5094S.

SOCI   5135G   Aging

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the impact of an aging population upon society and the effects of the socially defined experience of aging upon the individual. Special attention is given to economic factors, retirement, life-style options, health, death, and widowhood. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in SOCI   1101.

SOCI   5139G   Sociology of Health Care

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analyzes health and illness from a sociological perspective. Attention will be given to health care institutions, roles, beliefs, and practices as well as newly emerging roles. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): SOCI   1101.

SOCI   5332G   Death and Dying

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines sociocultural dimensions of death, dying, bereavement, grief, and mourning, including cross-cultural comparisons and social patterns in historical perspective. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): SOCI   1101 or permission of instructor.

SOCI   5333G   Race and Ethnicity

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major concepts and theories in the study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. The situations and experiences of various racial and ethnic groups are considered.

Prerequisite(s): SOCI   1101.

SOCI   5433G   Program Evaluation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores what it means to live in a society in which accountability is a thematic issue and policy and programs benefits which accrue from well-designed evaluations and proposals. Evaluation research and grant development issues, including basic design and use considerations, are discussed. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): SOCI   1101.

Cross Listing(s): SOCI   5433.

SOCI   6434   Research Design & Method

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the role of theory, research design, sampling, measurement and instrumentation, data collection, and ethical related to sociological research.

SOCI   6435   Soc. Quantitative Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the techniques and statistics necessary to design and interpret quantitative sociological research. Required for the M.A. Degree in Sociology.

SOCI   6436   Qualitative Research Methods

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analysis and practice of qualitative methodology in sociology. Includes participant observation, interviews, case studies, content analysis and other innovative techniques.

SOCI   6631   Seminar in Self and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of social psychological theory and research with emphasis upon the sociological perspective. Both structural and symbolic interactionist theories are explored.

SOCI   6632   Seminar in Social Change

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines sociological approaches to and theories of change and analyzes causes and consequences of long-term structural transformation.

SOCI   6633   Seminar in Social Stratification

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines several different approaches, methods, and data sources from the research specialty area of inequality. Introduces student to themes that are used to organize and differentiate theories of social stratification. Some familiarity with quantitative methods and empirical research will be prerequisites to successful performance in the course.

SOCI   6634   Seminar in Social Organization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of theories of social organization and their application at both the micro and macro levels of analysis in groups, organizations, and societies.

SOCI   6635   Sociology of Gender

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the cultural construction of genders, as well as, the structural hierarchies of wealth, power and prestige linked to gender.

SOCI   6637   Social Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

SOCI   6638   Proseminar in Social Science

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to the foundations and controversies in social scientific research.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   6638, CRJU   6638, POLS   6638.

SOCI   7091   Selected Topics in Sociology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In-depth examination of selected topics of contemporary interest and relevance to Sociology. Topics will vary and course may be repeated as topics change.

SOCI   7434   Quantitative Research Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the role of theory, research design, sampling, measurement and instrumentation, data collection, and ethical issues related to social scientific research.

SOCI   7435   Seminar on the Rural South

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the lifeways, traditions, and social organization of rural society in the American South. Uses the dynamics of class, race and gender to understand the social structure and legacies of rural southern communities.

SOCI   7436   Qualitative Research Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analysis and practice of qualitative methodology in social science. Topics may include participant observation, ethnographic methods, interviews, case studies, content analysis, archival research and other innovative techniques.

SOCI   7437   Statistics for Social Science

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the techniques and statistics necessary to design and interpret quantitative social scientific research.

SOCI   7638   Social Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the role of theory in the scientific endeavor and explores a number of theoretical perspectives, including structural-functionalism, conflict, feminist, exchange, rational choice, symbolic interaction, and the current debates over modernity and postmodernity.

SOCI   7790   Practicum

1-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed as an educational placement to give graduate students a practical experience in a vocationally-appropriate setting.

SOCI   7891   Independent Study in Sociology

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent examination of graduate course topics offered in the sociology curriculum of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology following guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies.

SOCI   7892   Directed Research in Sociology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Participation in an independent or group research project. More than three hours of credit for directed research may be earned, but only three hours may be applied to the completion of minimum hours required for the M.A. in Social Science degree.

SOCI   7990   Applied Monograph

1-6 Credit Hours.   1-6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A document of thesis quality and rigor which presents research and systematic observations from a practicum or field internship experience of no less than one semester. As a substitute for the traditional thesis, this option must be approved by the sociology graduate faculty of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

SOCI   7999   Thesis

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Research thesis.

SOCI   8891   Independent Study in Sociology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent examination of graduate course topic offered in the sociology curriculum of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology following guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies. Designed for graduate students beyond the master's level.

SOCI   8892   Directed Research in Sociology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Participation in an independent or group research project. Designed for students participating in programs of study beyond the master's level.