Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Master of Arts in Social Science program offers students a multidisciplinary curriculum for understanding and investigating the social aspects of human behavior, social structure and culture in a global context. The program emphasizes the wide range of skills and perspectives that students need in order to analyze the historical, cultural, individual, and institutional conditions that shape our lives. We are committed to helping students become informed, responsible, active citizens and ethical workers in diverse communities. Consistent with the University’s mission, the program inculcates a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth.

Students in the M.A. Social Science program develop a program of study in conjunction with their advisor. A student will select an area of concentration within one of four areas - Anthropology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Political Science, or Sociology.

Sociology and Anthropology Degree

ANTH   5091G   Selected Topics in Anthropology

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.

Prerequisite(s): Anthropology majors must have a minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5091, ANTH   5091S.

ANTH   5135G   Cultural Resource Management

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

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) deals with the research, conservation and management of cultural resources within a regulatory framework. Most archaeologists will spend some or all of their careers working on CRM projects in the private sector or for a government agency. This course will provide an overview of the scope and practice of CRM work by archaeologists. Graduate students will be given extra assignments to be determined by the instructor which undergraduates are not required to do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102 or permission of the instructor.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5135.

ANTH   5330G   Cultural Anthropology

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

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives. 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 ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5330, LING   5330, LING   5330G, WRIT   5330, WRIT   5330G.

ANTH   5530G   Sociolinguistics

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

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): Anthropology majors must have a minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102 or SOCI   1101.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5530, LING   5530, LING   5530G, WRIT   5530, WRIT   5530G.

ANTH   6091   Selected Topics in Anthropology

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

Various topics.

ANTH   6131   North American Archeology

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

An introductory course on the archeology of North America. Concentrates on the prehistory and protohistory of Native Americans as well as introducing students to the history of North American archeology.

ANTH   6231   Methods and Theory in Archeology

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

Examination and application of current topics in archeology relating to excavation strategy and interpretation. Analyzes various theoretical approaches as well as field techniques.

ANTH   6233   Zooarcheology

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

An introduction to the analysis of animal remains from archeological sites. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of specimens and the methodologies of interpretation.

ANTH   6235   Advanced Archeological Analysis

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

An advanced course in the analysis of archeological sites and materials. In-depth examination of certain types of archeological materials. Students also learn about the conservation of archeological materials.

ANTH   6262   Field Session in Archeology

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

On-site participation in the excavation of an archeological site including training in the physical and observational techniques of the extractive processes of archeological excavation. Experience in excavation, analysis, recording, and interpretation of archeological materials is provided.

ANTH   6531   Anthropology of Language and Gender

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

This course will examine the cross-cultural use of language as a central aspect in the construction, negotiation and performance of gender, and will provide students with an understanding of the complexities of language and gender from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH   6638   Proseminar in Social Science

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

This course introduces students to the foundations and controversies in social scientific research.

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

ANTH   6690   Archeology Field Supervision

3-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to give students who have already completed an archeological field experience a supervisory role in field investigations. They will be expected to participate in supervising pre-field preparations, fieldwork and post-field wrap-up.

ANTH   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.

ANTH   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.

ANTH   7631   Seminar in Anthropology

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

This course explores selected topics of contemporary relevance in anthropology which reflect the expertise of anthropology faculty and which are relevant to individual or small groups of students in their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University.

ANTH   7632   Seminar in Archeology

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

This course explores selected topics in archeology of interest to individual or small groups of students which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University and which reflect the expertise of anthropology faculty.

ANTH   7638   Social Theory

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

Examines the role of theory in the scientific endeavor and explores a number of theoretical perspectives, including structuralfunctionalism, conflict, feminist, exchange, rational choice, symbolic interaction, and the current debates over modernity and postmodernity.

ANTH   7790   Practicum

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

This course is designed as an educational placement to give graduate students a practical experience in a vocationally-appropriate setting.

ANTH   7891   Independent Study in Anthropology

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

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

ANTH   7999   Thesis

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

Planned research and writing directed by the student's thesis advisor.

CRJU   6638   Proseminar in Social Science

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

This course introduces students to the foundations and controversies in social scientific research.

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

CRJU   7434   Quantitative Research Design

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

This course focuses on the study of the role of theory, research design, sampling, measurement and instrumentation, data collection, and ethical issues related to social scientific research.

CRJU   7436   Qualitative Research Design

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

This course addresses the 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.

CRJU   7437   Statistics for Social Science

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

This course addresses the techniques and statistics necessary to design and interpret quantitative social scientific research.

CRJU   7631   Theories of Crime and Deviance

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

This course is an examination of both classical and contemporary explanations of crime and deviance, including, but not limited to: control, learning, strain, labeling, rational choice, conflict and theoretical integration.

CRJU   7632   Seminar in Criminal Justice

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

This course explores a selected topic in criminal justice of interest to groups of students, including, but not limited to policing, corrections, courts, or the law, which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7633   Seminar in Criminology

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

This course focuses on the exploration of a selected topic in criminology of interest to groups of students which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7790   Practicum

3-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed as an educational placement to give graduate students a practical experience in a vocationally-appropriate setting.

CRJU   7891   Independent Study

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

This course is an independent examination of graduate course topics offered in the criminal justice and criminology curriculum of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology following guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies.

CRJU   7892   Directed Research

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

This course requires 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. Degree in Social Science with concentration in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

CRJU   7999   Thesis

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

Students will conduct a critical and analytical research thesis examining an approved criminal justice or criminology topic.

HIST   5030G   Selected Topics in History

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

Topics will vary with individual professor. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment (s) determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5030, HIST   5030S.

HIST   5130G   American Indian History

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

A survey of the history of American Indians from pre-contact to the present, supplemented by case studies from a number of regions.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5130.

HIST   5133G   Revolutionary America

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

An intensive study of themes in Revolutionary American history (from 1763 to approximately 1790), including the growing rift between Britain and its colonies, the roles of women and African-Americans, and the origins of American identity. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5133.

HIST   5134G   Civil War and Reconstruction

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

An examination of the sectional polarization of the 1850's, the impact of war on the southern and northern home fronts, and the trauma of reconstructing the Union. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5134.

HIST   5137G   The Antebellum South

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

The social, intellectual, cultural, economic, and political history of the American South to 1861 with an emphasis on Georgia's role. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5137.

HIST   5138G   The New South

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

The social, intellectual, cultural, economic, and political history of the post-Civil War South with an emphasis on Georgia's role. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5138.

HIST   5230G   Advertising and Culture

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

Surveys the business of selling consumer goods from the nineteenth century to the present with analysis of how advertising became a cornerstone of the consumer culture and how ads historically have communicated images of the American dream. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5230.

HIST   5232G   Working Class History in the United States

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

An examination of the social, cultural and political history of the working class in the United States since industrialization. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5232.

HIST   5233G   The American City

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

An examination of American urban development from the colonial period to the present with particular attention paid to migration, architecture, technology, politics, transportation, and urban culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5233, AAST   5233, AAST   5233G.

HIST   5234G   Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750

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

This course focuses on the history of piracy in the Americas during the Golden Age of Piracy, a period that ranges from European contact to the mid-1700s. It is an age marked by exploration, colonization, overseas trade, endemic religious conflicts, expansive empires, and refractory fiefdoms. Spain and Portugal began the exploration, overseas trade and conquest of this period, but their successes quickly led their northern neighbors, particularly the French, English, and Dutch, to cast their covetous eyes upon slowmoving, inbound treasure fleets of their southern neighbors; creating an elaborate game between predators and prey. The interactions that developed between predators and prey will be the primary subject of this course.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5234.

HIST   5236G   Religion, Empire, and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will follow the so-called long eighteenth century -- an era of great historical change and globalization -- through the many religious, intellectual, and scientific achievements associated with the rise and fall of European empires in the Atlantic World from c. 1650-1815. This era culminated in revolutionary movements that included the American, French, Haitian, and the Latin American Revolutions, events which arguably influenced much of nineteenth-, and twentieth-century global history. This course proceeds through an examination of various topics associated with this important crucible of global modernity: such topics may include religious change and the Enlightenment, imperial competition and absolutism, debates over race, slavery and gender equality, slavery in the Enlightenment, and the Age of the Democratic and Atlantic Revolutions. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor which undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5236.

HIST   5332G   The Reformation

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

Focuses on the breakup of western Christian unity in the sixteenth century, particularly on the formation of Lutheran and Calvinist denominations and the social, political, and economic consequences for all European through the seventeenth century. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5332, RELS   5332, RELS   5332G.

HIST   5335G   World War II

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

The Second World War from its origins to its consequences. The military campaigns are covered, but there is also emphasis on the personalities, the technology, the national policies, and the effect of the war on the home fronts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5335.

HIST   5336G   Revolutionary France

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

An examination of the causes, course, and consequences of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5336, HIST   5336S.

HIST   5339G   Britain and the World

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

This course focuses on the diplomatic, economic, colonial, environmental or cultural relationships between the British Isles and the broader world since 1485. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5339.

HIST   5430G   Modern France

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

An examination of the history of France from the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815 to the present. It will examine the political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, social, intellectual, and artistic developments which have shaped France in the modern era. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5430.

HIST   5530G   20th Century Russia

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

A survey of the history of Russia in the 20th century. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5530, HIST   5530S.

HIST   5531G   Modern Japan

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

Japan through the Tokugawa period to its nineteenth century emergence from isolation and its growth as a world power with emphasis on traditional culture, industrialization, and post-WW II society. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5531, HIST   5531S, INTS   5531, INTS   5531G, INTS   5531S.

HIST   5532G   Modern China , 1600 to 1949

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

This course not only offers a general survey on the history of modern China from the rise of the Qing dynasty in 1644 to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, but also introduces students to the historiography of modern China and requires students to analyze and discuss related theoretical issues. Graduate students will be given extra assignments determined by the instructor which undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5532, INTS   5532, INTS   5532G.

HIST   5533G   Economic Rivals: U.S.-EC-Japan

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

Contrasts the historical development of business in the U.S., European Community, and Japan from preindustrial times to the present, emphasizing how culture, economics, and politics have shaped business growth and international trade, creating rival capitalists. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5533, INTS   5533, INTS   5533G.

HIST   5534G   Contemporary China

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

This course focuses on China’s unique historical trajectory of modernization from 1949 to the present. It consists of a series of topical lectures on changes in China’s politics, economy, society, and culture, with special emphasis on important events such as the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, China’s Post-Mao Reforms, the 1989 Tiananmen Incident, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Graduate students will be given extra written assignments determined by the instructor that integrate more articles and books in their research and will be required to show greater sophistication in primary source analysis.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5534.

HIST   6631   Advanced Topics Public History

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

In this course, students will develop advanced proficiency in the professional practice of Public History through readings and experiential learning that will prepare them to present historical knowledge to a public audience. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.

Cross Listing(s): HIST 5431.

HIST   7630   The Historian's Craft

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

This seminar introduces graduate students to professional aspects of teaching and pursuing research in history, including historiography, preparing a curriculum vitae, fundamentals of classroom teaching and tutoring.

HIST   7631   Readings in American History

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

A reading colloquium in which topics will vary with individual professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   7631S.

HIST   7631S   Readings in American History

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

A reading colloquium in which topics will vary with individual professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   7631.

HIST   7633   Readings in European History

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

A reading colloquium in which topics will vary with individual professor.

HIST   7635   Readings in Non-Western History

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

A reading colloquium in which topics will vary with individual professor.

HIST   7638   Research Seminar

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

Topics vary with individual professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   7638S.

HIST   7638S   Research Seminar

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

Topics vary with individual professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   7638.

HIST   7639   Studies in Georgia History

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

Engages a variety of selected topics in Georgia History.

HIST   7651   Seminar in Public History

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

In this course, students will explore the latest research, theories, and best practices in the field of Public History through readings, discussions, and written assignments. Topics include but are not limited to: museums; oral history; film, new media, and historical knowledge; popular publishing; national parks; visual history; archives; historical preservation.

HIST   7661   Seminar in Museum Studies

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

This course provides an introduction to the history and development of museums and the professionalization of the field. It covers the structure and nature of curatorial, education, and administrative work in museums and theoretical and practical issues facing museums today. The course will provide an overview of current method and theory in material culture studies. Students will visit and evaluate museums and virtual exhibits and study major exhibit controversies and debates about the politics of historical memory and exhibition. Readings and discussions will provide a basis for a hands-on section of the course where student teams will create small case exhibits that transmit and display historical knowledge.

HIST   7791   Graduate Internship in History

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

This course is designed to give graduate students applied history experiences in museums, historical societies, historical sites, or other venues approved by the History Department Chair. May be taken only by History graduate students or Certificate in Public History students. Maximum of 3 credit hours may apply toward the M.A. degree for students pursuing the thesis option; maximum of 6 credit hours may apply toward the M.A. degree for students pursuing the non-thesis option. This course will not substitute for thesis credit or non-thesis project credit required for the M.A. degree.

HIST   7830   Historical Writing

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

Techniques of writing and editing manuscripts based on original historical research.

HIST   7831   Independent Study in History

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

Topics vary with professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   7831S.

HIST   7831S   Independent Study in History

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

Topics vary with professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   7831.

HIST   7990   Non-Thesis Project in History

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

This course focuses on planned research and writing directed by student's advisor. Intended for graduate students pursuing the nonthesis option in the M.A. program in History and/or students pursuing the graduate Certificate in Public History. This course can count as an elective for M.A. students only if they are also pursuing the graduate Certificate in Public History.

HIST   7999   Thesis

1-12 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Planned research and writing directed by student's thesis advisor.

POLS   5630G   Seminar in American Politics

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

A systematic focus on major themes and issues in American public policy and their roots in American politics. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   5630.

POLS   5631G   Seminar in Political Theory

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

A seminar focusing on selected theoretical topics. Emphasis will be placed on normative theory and the history of political thought. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   5631.

POLS   5632G   Seminar in Urban Politics

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

Focuses on the political development of urban areas in the United States from colonial to modern times, including the growth of cities, urban political machines, post-war suburbanization, the structure of urban governments, and the challenges of urban development today. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   5632.

POLS   5633G   Seminar in International Politics

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

Designed to familiarize students with the theories which guide the conduct and analysis of international relations. These theories are examined in both their classical and contemporary context and used to evaluate and assess international relations' phenomena. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   5633, INTS   5633, INTS   5633G.

POLS   5634G   Seminar in Comparative Politics

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

Provides a systematic review of the empirical and theoretical literature concerning the structure, function, and problems of contemporary governments in industrializing and industrialized countries. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   5634, INTS   5634, INTS 5634G.

POLS   5635G   Seminar in International Organizations

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

An analytical study of the organization, powers, and problems of global and regional international agencies with particular emphasis upon the European Union. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   5635, INTS   5635, INTS   5635G.

POLS   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, SOCI   6638.

POLS   7030   Selected Topics in Political Science

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

An opportunity for instructors to teach special topics within the discipline.

POLS   7130   Ethics in Government

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

Focuses on experiences, approaches, and strategies for confronting and solving problems, accountability and responsibility of public officials for appropriate behavior, and ethical decision-making.

POLS   7131   Constitutional Law

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

Examines the political and social context in which Constitutional Law is made and interpreted, the legal reasoning that undergirds Constitutional lawmaking, and the impact on public administration in the U.S.

POLS   7132   Administrative Law

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

Development, present status, and trends in American Administrative Law. Explores administrative actions by focusing on the legal authority and responsibilities of private parties relative to such agencies.

POLS   7133   Public Law & Administration

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

Examines the legal framework in which public managers must operate in the 21st century. Particular attention is given to understanding the implication of constitutional law on administrative behavior and decisions and on administrative laws designed to ensure due process and equal treatment for all citizens. The interrelationship of law and ethics for public managers is also examined.

POLS   7231   U.S. Foreign Policy

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

Designed to familiarize students with the principles underlying and the process undertaken in the formulation and execution of United States foreign policy. Special attention is given to the role of the United States in the post-World War II period.

POLS   7232   Comparative Foreign Policy

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

An in-depth comparative study of the foreign policy of the United States, the European Union, Russia, the People's Republic of China, Japan, and other significant actors in global politics, emphasizing comparative methodology and theoretical framework.

POLS   7234   International Political Economy

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

Examines the politics of international economic relations. Systemic and domestic explanations of international economic policy will be applied in various issue areas such as international wealth acquisition and transfer, strategies and the politics of development, trade, investment, exchange rates, debt, aid, and relief assistance. The dynamics that give rise to asymmetric wealth distributions and hegemonic transmutations will be given emphasis.

POLS   7330   Intergovernmental Relations

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

Examines the interaction between the federal, state, and local levels of government in the United States. Special attention is given to the constitutional and fiscal relationships between these levels of government and the historical evolution of the nature of the relationships.

Cross Listing(s): PBAD   7330.

POLS   7332   State Government

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

A systematic study of the growing role of the states in the development and administration of domestic social policy in the United States. Special attention is given to the capacity building in state government and the devolution of power to the states. Specific policy areas in state government including education, crime control, and economic development are examined in-depth.

POLS   7337   Environmental Politics and Policy

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

An overview of environmental and natural resource management in the United States. Particular attention will be paid to issues of regional importance, including water quality and availability, regulation and monitoring compliance, sustainable growth, and management within overlapping jurisdictions.

Cross Listing(s): PBAD   7337.

POLS   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.

POLS   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.

POLS   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.

POLS   7532   Public Policy

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

A systematic study of how public policy is developed, implemented, and evaluated. Attention is given to the skills of policy analysis, as well as, the social problems and cultural interpretations that lead to public policy. Illustrations from domestic policy in the United States are supplemented with insights from other nations.

Cross Listing(s): PBAD   7532.

POLS   7533   Qualitative Research Methods

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

Explores the techniques useful in political science research involving case studies, ethnographic data, content analysis, elite surveys, and problems encountered when crossing disciplinary boundaries. Issues of research design, execution, the role of theory, sampling, measurement, instrumentation, data collection, and ethical quandaries will be addressed in the course.

POLS   7630   Seminar in American Government

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

A graduate introduction to the basic structures, processes, and patterns of behavior of American national government, emphasizing the interfacing of politics, economics, and public policy.

POLS   7631   Empirical Political Theory

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

A survey of the prominent theoretical approaches used in empirical political inquiry. The philosophies of the social sciences and the construction of political explanation provide the foundation for embarking on original research necessary for the thesis stages of the program.

POLS   7632   Comparative Politics

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

A systematic review of the empirical and theoretical literature concerning the structure, function, and problems of contemporary governments in developed and developing countries.

Prerequisite(s): POLS   1101.

POLS   7633   International Politics

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

Provides graduate students with in-depth coverage of particular themes in international relations. Topics may include issues pertaining to international politics and theory, including international political economy, security studies, foreign policy decision making, international law and organization, international environmental issues, and a wide variety of regional issues.

POLS   7636   Seminar in International Law and Diplomacy

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

Examines the body of literature, concepts, and historical perspectives of international law and diplomacy as related to the critical problems of the Post-Cold War era. The focus of the course will be on the legal, moral, and strategic dimensions of several past, present, and proposed means of conflict resolution.

POLS   7637   Social Welfare Management

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

Examines the issues involved in administering social welfare programs at the local, state, and federal levels of government. Particular attention is paid to problems faced by social welfare service delivery organizations and the question of welfare reform strategy in the United States.

POLS   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.

POLS   7860   Internship in Political Science

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The internship allows students pursuing their M.A. degree to work in a professional setting relating to their chosen concentration in Political Science. Students will be required to complete a final paper detailing the experience of their internship, and defend their paper and experiences before a faculty committee.

POLS   7890   Directed Reading

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

A structured, individualized research focus to be mutually designed by instructor and student.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   7890S.

POLS   7890S   Directed Reading

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

A structured, individualized research focus to be mutually designed by instructor and student.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   7890.

POLS   7999   Thesis

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

A major research project structured jointly by the student and instructor.

PSYC   5030G   Selected Topics

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

Scheduled on an irregular basis to explore special areas in psychology not offered in the regular curriculum and will carry a subtitle.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5030.

PSYC   5232G   Psychology and Law

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

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of psycholegal research and scholarship.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5232.

PSYC   5431G   Evolutionary Psychology

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

A survey of methods and theories of the new field of evolutionary psychology emphasizing how human behavior and cognition develop from an interaction of life experiences with inherited interests, tendencies, and abilities that have been shaped by natural selection.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5431.

PSYC   7030   Selected Topics

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

Scheduled on an irregular basis to explore several areas in psychology not offered in the regular curriculum and will carry a subtitle.

PSYC   7111   Supervision

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will receive feedback and consultation designed to encourage maturation of psychotherapy skills and competencies, including therapist-client transactions, self-reflective skills, and report writing.

PSYC   7130   Statistics for Psychology

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

Covers the logic of statistical inference, fundamental principles of analysis of variance, complex analysis of variance designs, selected non-parametric procedures, and a brief introduction to multivariate procedures with emphasis upon the application of these methods in psychological research.

PSYC   7131   Research Design

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

An examination of research techniques for dealing with specific problems in psychology.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   7130.

PSYC   7132   Advanced Learning

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

An examination of behavior theory and the types of learning that help account for similarity and diversity in the behavior of human and nonhuman animals. Course focuses on the learning processes of habituation, classical conditioning, and operant conditioning.

PSYC   7133   Affective and Cognitive Psychology

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

This course provides an overview of contemporary cognitive psychology research and theory. Classic and recent theoretical approaches will be covered. The course also covers emotion and affect within the context of cognitive models, research, and theory.

PSYC   7134   Physiological Psychology

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

This course is a graduate level survey of the nervous system with emphases on functional relationships between the nervous system and behavior and on the techniques and methods used to examine the physiological bases for human and nonhuman animal behavior.

PSYC   7135   Health Psychology

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

This course will serve as an examination of the psychological factors affecting health and wellness, including emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral aspects. Students will analyze the role of psychology in preventing illness and promoting wellness, learn about the interaction of physical health and mental health, compare various health psychology theories, gain an understanding of the health challenges facing people across the life span, and learn about the integration of psychology in medical settings.

PSYC   7136   Geropsychology

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

This course will cover psychological aspects of aging in relation to both theory and practice. Students will become familiar with aging related changes in mental and physical functioning, common disorders, public policy regarding age-related issues, and successful aging.

PSYC   7230   Research for Applied Psychology

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

Exposes students to the terminology, methodology, and ethical considerations of quantitative and qualitative research with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary to critically read and evaluate research.

PSYC   7231   Assessment I: Psychometric Theory

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

This course is the first in a series and provides theoretical grounding for psychological assessment. Topics to be covered include statistical properties of tests; test development, construction, and analysis; types of tests; and legal issues in testing.

PSYC   7232   Foundations of Psychotherapy I

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

An advanced examination of several of the major therapy systems, comparing them, contrasting them, and looking for the bases of meaningful integration. Systems examined include: psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, and Adlerian individual psychology. Also examined will be research in psychotherapy.

Corequisite(s): PSYC   7237.

PSYC   7233   Ethics and Professional Issues

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

Designed to provide the clinician in training with a clear understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities incurred when working with clients in a clinical capacity. Lectures and class discussion will cover specific legal and ethical principles and the application of those principles in clinical settings. Topics related to professionalism will also be covered.

Corequisite(s): PSYC   7235.

PSYC   7234   Assessment II: Intellectual Assessment

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

This course is the second of the assessment series and provides an introduction and the beginning of skill development in assessing persons' intellectual abilities, academic achievement, and cognitive strengths and weaknesses. A minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7231.

PSYC   7235   Group Psychotherapy

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

Provides the clinician in training with an overview of the concepts and various theories of group psychotherapy.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7433.

Corequisite(s): PSYC   7233.

PSYC   7236   Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Assessment

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

This course serves as an introduction to the anatomical, empirical, and clinical aspects of neuropsychology, with an emphasis on clinical assessment.

PSYC   7237   Psychotherapy Skills I

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

Practice and practical application of the theories covered in PSYC   7232.

Corequisite(s): PSYC   7232.

PSYC   7238   Child Psychotherapy

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

The general goal of this course is to provide graduate students, who are therapists in training, with a comprehensive overview of the theories and concepts of child psychotherapy.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7237.

PSYC   7239   Psychopathology

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

Focuses on descriptions, hypothesized etiologies, and treatment modalities of major classes of mental disorders as classified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

PSYC   7331   Advanced Developmental Psychology

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

An examination of the major themes, theories, and research in developmental psychology.

PSYC   7332   Advanced Social Psychology

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

Examines theory and research on selected topics in social psychology.

PSYC   7333   Psychotherapy Skills II

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

These changes will allow this course to be included in the Psy.D. program.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7232.

Corequisite(s): PSYC   7433.

PSYC   7334   Couples and Family Psychotherapy

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

Students will learn the theory and practice associated with couple and family psychotherapy, including basic principles of systems therapy, common factors and effective practice strategies in couple and family therapy, unique features of interrupting dysfunctional patterns of close relationships, and characteristics of healthy couples and families.

PSYC   7335   Assessment III: Personality Assessment

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

This is the third course in the assessment series and focuses on measurement of personality constructs, attributes, and unique characteristics that organize and define an individual.

PSYC   7336   Child Psychopathology and Assessment

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

This course is oriented to teaching students the range of children's psychological problems, which are understood in the context of human development. A primary goal of the course will be to bridge the gap between research and practice. The course will teach application of a wide range of assessment procedures available to the generalist psychologist.

PSYC   7337   Clinical Health Psychology

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

Students will learn practical information and guidance on how to apply clinical health psychology research and techniques to make decisions and modify patients' behavior. Students will learn about the interaction of physical health with the individual's cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social functions. Students will learn specific skills related to clinical health psychology.

PSYC   7390   Development of Original Research

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

Provides students with opportunity to develop an original research idea and implement it.

PSYC   7433   Foundations & Skills II

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

The focus of this course is to continue to study the major therapy systems, comparing them, contrasting them and looking for the bases of meaningful integration.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7232.

Corequisite(s): PSYC   7333.

PSYC   7490   Advanced Directed Study

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

A directed study at the graduate level providing an examination and analysis of current literature pertaining to selected content areas in psychology.

PSYC   7531   Advanced Personality Psychology

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

This course provides an overview of classic personality perspectives, with in-depth investigation of current personality theories and research.

PSYC   7610   Research Seminar

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of ongoing research in the Department of Psychology designed to prepare students for the research requirements of the MS degree program.

PSYC   7630   Clinical Seminar

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

Seminar provides the opportunity to research a clinical topic of current interest to the class and to present scholarly work before peers. Emphasis is on the development of skills in researching the literature, development of ideas through critical thinking, and oral and written presentation. May be repeated with different topics.

PSYC   7631   Seminar in Teaching Psychology

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

Seminar in Teaching Psychology involves lecture, discussion, activities and homework designed to explore how to effectively teach psychology classes at the university level. Using readings from books and journals, along with personal experience, the class will discuss and apply issues such as how to plan effective lectures, test writing and grading, demonstrations, leading discussions, handling controversial issues, dealing with disruptive students, seeking out opportunities for experiential learning, and so on.

PSYC   7633   Psychotherapy Skills III: Child and Family Interventions

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

This course focuses on the development of therapy skills and practices associated exclusively with children and families.

PSYC   7730   Practicum I

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

The general goal of Practicum I, II, and III is to provide graduate students, who are therapists in training, with additional support and "practice wisdom" while they are engaged in field work at various mental health settings. (These settings may include both on-campus and off-campus programs such as the GSU Psychology Clinic, GSU Counseling Center, Regents Center for Learning Disorders, outpatient community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric/correctional/or residential treatment facilities).

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   7233 and a minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7234 and PSYC   7237 and PSYC   7239.

PSYC   7731   Practicum II

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

Continuation of Practicum I.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7730.

PSYC   7732   Practicum III

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

This course is a continuation of PSYC   7731.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7731.

PSYC   7733   Combined Group Practicum

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

This course will bring students in their first and second year of practicum into a peer supervision group focused on clinical practice, case management, and deepening of psychotherapeutic skills and techniques. Students will be engaged in field work at community mental health agencies during this course.

PSYC   7810   Research Experience

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

Student works with a faculty member on a research project in progress, obtaining experience and skills to enhance the student's understanding of the research process.

PSYC   7999   Thesis

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

Thesis.

PSYC   9130   Professional Development

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

This course examines current issues in professional psychology. It also prepares students for pre-doctoral internship, post-doctoral work, licensure, and independent practice.

PSYC   9131   Supervision and Consultation

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

This course will explore professional consultation and clinical supervision, focusing on developing knowledge and skills related to the construction, dissemination and implementation of specialized programming for small and large systems; students also will learn theories, techniques and processes that will help them become more effective clinical supervisors.

PSYC   9230   Diversity Issues in Psychology

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

Students will learn about the social-psychological diversity in rural areas; the scientific literature on the impact of diversity on mental health; and the role of cultural identity development and social justice on psychotherapy assessment, consultation, and service delivery in rural areas.

PSYC   9235   History and Systems of Psychology

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

This course examines the development of experimental and clinical psychology with an emphasis on relating the development to current issues in psychology.

PSYC   9330   Rural Mental Health

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

Students will learn about the current state of rural mental health, unique challenges in working in rural areas, ethical and professional considerations, and research-driven recommendations for working with specific populations in rural communities.

PSYC   9331   Psychopharmacology

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

Designed to give the clinician in training a foundation in the use of drugs to treat mental disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PSYC   7236 and PSYC   7239.

PSYC   9711   Pre-Doctoral Internship I

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The pre-doctoral internship is a sequence of three courses designed to ensure on-going contact with the university during the required year of practice prior to graduation. The internship agency is responsible, and holds full authority, for course content, assessment, and grade.

PSYC   9712   Pre-Doctoral Internship II

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The pre-doctoral internship is a sequence of three courses designed to ensure on-going contact with the university during the required year of practice prior to graduation. The internship agency is responsible, and holds full authority, for course content, assessment, and grade.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   9711.

PSYC   9713   Pre-Doctoral Internship III

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The pre-doctoral internship is a sequence of three courses designed to ensure on-going contact with the university during the required year of practice prior to graduation. The internship agency is responsible, and holds full authority, for course content, assessment, and grade.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   9711 and PSYC   9712.

PSYC   9731   Rural Practicum

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

This course provides supervised experience in psychological assessment and psychotherapy in rural settings. Students will be placed in rural clinical sites. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

PSYC   9735   Practicum in Supervision

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

Provides supervised experience in the supervision of pre-master's degree graduate students in their psychological assessment and psychotherapy work. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours.

PSYC   9999   Dissertation

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

Students are provided support and direction in completing the doctoral dissertation. The course provides guidance from both the dissertation supervising chair and the dissertation committee. The dissertation may consist of an empirical investigation, an in-depth clinical case study, or a theoretical work suitable for publication.

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.