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SOC 100: Introduction to the Profession
Intended for first-year political science, sociology, and social science majors. The course exposes students to quasi-experimental methods, quantitative and qualitative approaches, the history of these professions, and career possibilities. Students will examine several fundame...
Professors: David C. Schalliol
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SOC 200: Introduction to Sociology
Introduces students to the structure and operation of society. The course analyzes individual behavior and emphasizes social problems.
Professors: Ullica C. Segerstrale
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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SOC 203: Engaging Sociology
A more visual and performative, communication-intensive alternative to SOC 200. Students read and take short quizzes on chapters from a standard text and prepare weekly assignments that apply the associated concepts and insights. Assignments vary, from reviewing scholarly artic...
Professors: Cassandra Lively; Christena Nippert-Eng; Faculty TBA; (more)
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SOC 208: Social Psychology and Society
Explores different aspects of everyday judgments and their sometimes undesirable social consequences, especially the Fundamental Attribution Error. Other topics include various types of group influences on individual judgment and behavior, as well as persuasion, "brainwashing," ...
Professors: Ullica C. Segerstrale
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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SOC 209: Res Mthds for Soc and Poli Sci
Introduces students to explanation in the social sciences and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Topics covered include the formulation of research questions, measurement, data collection, survey research, significance tests, experimental and quasi-experimental d...
Professors: Matthew Shapiro
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SOC 209: Research Methods for Social and Political Science
Introduces students to explanation in the social sciences and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Topics covered include the formulation of research questions, measurement, data collection, survey research, significance tests, experimental and quasi-experimental d...
Professors: Matthew Shapiro
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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SOC 210: Social and Political Thought
Examines central social and political theories and their ideas concerning such things as the relationship between individual and society, social harmony and conflict, social equality, and the role of the state. Same as PS 210.
Professors: David C. Schalliol
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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SOC 211: Introduction to the Sociology of Space
This introductory sociology course deals with people's general experience of space and how space and spatial arrangements affect people, social interaction, and the sense of community. It is designed to develop knowledge and understanding as well as analytical and perceptive ski...
Professors: Ullica C. Segerstrale
Terms: Fall 12-13 | Credits: 3
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SOC 221: Social Inequality
Evaluates the patterns and dimensions of social, economic, and political inequality in American society and how these compare with other societies, who gets ahead and why, the relationship of social class to other features of society, some consequences of social stratification, a...
Professors: David C. Schalliol
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SOC 285: Topic: Introduction to a Sociology of the Environment, Technology, and Sustainability
Investigates a topic of current interest at an introductory level. Topic will be announced by instructor at scheduling time. There are no prerequisites for this course. Course may be taken multiple times, provided the topic is different each time.
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