University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Sociology (SOC)

SOC 202 - Population Dynamics
Analysis of the factors affecting human population growth and distribution, migration patterns, and the relationship between economic activity and population trends. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including PSYC 001 and PSYC 100, or PSYC 001 and PSYC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 205 - Rural Communities in Mod Soc
The changing structure and dynamics of rural social organization in context of modernization and urbanization. Emphasis on rural communities in the U.S. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with:CDAE 205
Credits: 3.00
SOC 206 - Urban Communities in Mod Soc
The changing structure and dynamics of urban social organization in context of modernization and urbanization. Emphasis on cities and metropolitan areas in the U.S. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 207 - Community Org & Development
Communities as changing sociocultural organizational complexes within modern society. Special attention given to problems of formulation and implementation of alternative change strategies. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CDAE 218.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 209 - Small Groups
Examination of the structure and dynamics of small groups and the interpersonal, informal network of relations that characterize the interaction of members. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 211 - Soc Movements&Collective Behav
Examination of origins, development, structure, and consequences of crowds, riots, crazes, rumors, panics, and political and religious movements and their relationships to cultural and social change. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 213 - Women in Dev in 3rd World
An examination of the meaning and measurement of development, sociodemographic characteristics, sex stratification, and effects of Colonialism and Westernization on women's issues in the third world. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: WGST 205.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 214 - Delinquency
Analysis of the nature and type of juvenile behavior that violates law, the mechanisms for defining such behaviors as delinquent, and their causes and consequences. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 216 - Criminal Justice
Analysis of the social structures and processes in the arenas of criminal justice, the labeling of criminal offenders, and other issues related to crime, punishment, and justice. Prerequisistes: SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 101.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 217 - Corrections
Analysis of the social structures and processes involved with individuals designated as offenders of criminal law: probation, prison, parole, and programs of prevention and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology, including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 219 - D1: Race Relations
Examination of American racial subordination in social and historical perspective. Analysis of interracial contacts, racial subcultures and social structures, and responses to racial prejudice and discrimination. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 222 - Aging & Ethical Issues
Analysis of selected ethical issues posed by an aging society and faced by older persons, their families, health care and service providers, and researchers. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 225 - Organizations in Mod Society
Examination of basic classical and contemporary theory and research on the human relations, internal structures, environments, types, and general properties of complex organizations and bureaucracies. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 229 - Family as Social Institution
Examination of the institution of the American family in cross-cultural and historical perspective. Theories and research on family continuity, change, and institutional relationships explored. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 232 - Social Class & Mobility
Comparative and historical analysis of causes, forms, and consequences of structured social inequality in societies. Examination of selected problems in contemporary stratification theory and research. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 240 - Political Sociology
Examination of the social organizations of power and authority in modern societies and the dynamics and institutional relationships of political institutions, interest groups, parties, and the public. Prerequisites: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 243 - Mass Media in Modern Society
Intensive examination of selected topics in the structure of media organizations and their relationships to and impacts upon the major institutions and publics of contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 250 - Sociology of Culture
The relations of cultural forms and subjective experience to social structure and power; in-depth applications of interpretive approaches in contemporary sociology. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 254 - Sociology of Health & Medicine
The social organization and institutional relationships of medicine in society and the role of sociocultural factors in the etiology, definition, identification, and treatment of illness. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 255 - Soc of Mental Health
Analysis of the social structures and processes involved in the identification, definition, and treatment of mental illness and its sociocultural etiology and consequences. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 258 - Sociology of Law
Analysis of the sociocultural structure of the legal institution and its relationships to other institutions: the social organization of the legal profession, lawmaking, and the courts. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 272 - D2: Soc of African Societies
Current social, cultural, political, and economic changes occurring in African societies, including issues of development, the state and civil society, social class, ethnonationalism, and democratization. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 274 - Qualitative Research Methods
Principles of qualitative research design and ethics and data collection, analysis, and presentation. Students will complete a research project over the course of the semester. Prerequisites: six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 275 - Meth of Data Anyl in Soc Rsch
Quantitative analysis of sociological data; includes table, regression, and path analysis, scaling and factor analysis, and the analysis of variance emphasizing multivariate techniques. Prerequisites: six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 279 - Contemporary Sociological Thry
Critical examination of contemporary functional, conflict, exchange, interactionist, and structural theoretical approaches. A number of other theoretical approaches selected by seminar participants also examined. Prerequisites: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 281 - Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced problems in sociological analysis. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Sociology; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 282 - Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced problems in sociological analysis. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Sociology; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 288 - Rsch Meth Teaching Sociology
The development and evaluation of the teaching of sociology. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Sociology; permission of Department. Open only to students who serve concurrently as teaching assistants in the Department.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 289 - Rsch Meth Teaching Sociology
The development and evaluation of the teaching of sociology. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Sociology; permission of Department. Open only to students who serve concurrently as teaching assistants in the Department.
Credits: 3.00
SOC 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 100, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
SOC 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
SOC 297 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology including SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SOC 298 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology included SOC 001 and SOC 100, or SOC 001 and SOC 101, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00