University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Sociology

SOC 001 - SU: Introduction to Sociology

Fundamental principles and problems in the sociological analysis of the structure and dynamics of modern society.

SOC 014 - Deviance & Social Control

Analysis of the causes and consequences of social behavior that violates norms. Examines patterns of deviant socialization and social organization and forms of deviance control.

SOC 019 - D1: Race Relations in the US

Analysis of racial prejudice, discrimination, and other dominant group practices directed toward Native, Asian-, and African-Americans and their social movements for integration, accommodation, and separatism.

SOC 032 - Social Inequality

Introduction to structured class inequality in the United States, causes and consequences. Focus on wealth, prestige, and power. Inequalities of age, gender, and ethnicity also examined.

SOC 095 - Introductory Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

SOC 100 - Fund of Social Research

Introduction to research methods in social science. Includes examination of research design, measurement, data collection, data analysis, and the presentation and theoretical interpretation of research findings. Prerequisites: STAT 051 or higher; three hours of Sociology or Political Science; minimum Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: POLS 181.

SOC 101 - Developm't Sociological Theory

Classical sociological theory including Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Mead, as well as DuBois and early female theorists such as Martineau. Reading and writing intensive. Prerequisites: SOC 001; three additional hours of Sociology; minimum Sophomore standing.

SOC 102 - Population, Environment & Soc

Analysis of the causes and consequences of varying relationships among population size, distribution and composition, social organization, technology, and resource base. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology.

SOC 109 - The Self & Social Interaction

Analysis of the roles of sociocultural and situational factors in individual behavior and experience and the social genesis, development, and functioning of human personality. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology.

SOC 120 - Aging in Modern Society

Analysis of contemporary needs and problems of the elderly, including discrimination, poverty, health care, and loneliness, and the evaluation of services and programs for the elderly. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology.

SOC 121 - SU:Sociology of Disaster

Examination of disasters (natural, technological, intentional) using a sociological, critical lens. Analysis of research, theories, and current debates in the field of disaster sociology. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology.

SOC 188 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Three hours of Sociology; Instructor permission.

SOC 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology.

SOC 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Three hours of Sociology; Instructor permission.

SOC 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Three hours of Sociology; Instructor permission.

SOC 218 - D2:Disability as Deviance

Analyzes constructions of disability as deviance in current and historical contexts such as American eugenics, Nazi sterilization and "Euthanasia" crimes, and present national policies. Prerequisites: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing.

SOC 220 - Internship in Gerontology

Supervised service or research internship integrating theoretical and practical gerontological issues. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing; Instructor permission.

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. Prerequisites: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing.

SOC 285 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience with structured academic learning plan directed by faculty/ faculty-staff team with faculty as instructor of record, for credit. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing; Instructor permission. Declared Law & Society minors may substitute SOC 014 for other prerequisite Sociology coursework.

SOC 288 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing; Instructor permission.

SOC 295 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing.

SOC 297 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing; Instructor permission.

SOC 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing; Instructor permission.