SOC 362 - Research Methods4 hours An introduction to a range of basic research methods used by sociologists, including content analysis, surveys, experiments, evaluation research, participant observation and ethnography, and qualitative interviews. This course addresses the logic of reasoning in social science research and exposes students to important methodological and epistemological issues.
SOC 361 - Introduction to Social Statistics3 hours Introduction to statistical methods most often used in the social sciences and social service professions to analyze and evaluate data using SPSS. The course emphasizes data analysis, data production, and statistical inference.
SOC 350 - Women and Development3 hours An examination of the changing roles, statuses, opportunities, and options of women living in developing countries in the Global South. Consideration will be given to the different ways social institutions such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, religion, and culture shape the lives of women around the world. Students will search for similarities and differences among and between diverse communities of women and themselves.Listed also as SWG 351 .This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.
SOC 342 - El Salvador, Human Rights, Globalization3 hours Listed also as STA 299
SOC 330 - Sociology of Sexuality3 hours This course draws on sociological theories and frameworks to understand how sexuality is experienced and defined and operates as a social institution. Students will use social constructionist and queer theories to explore methodologies, narratives, practices, identities and communities.Listed also as SWG 330
SOC 325 - Conflict Resolution3 hours Listed also as CRIM 325 .
SOC 320 - Gender and Violence3 hours Listed also as CRIM 320 and SWG 320 .
SOC 302 - Sociology of Globalization and Development3 hours An examination of the contemporary global issues that impact social and economic development. Using multiple perspectives and sociological frameworks, this course analyzes the social issues that impact development including war, modern slavery, trafficking, immigration, crime, and globalization. The relationship between developing and developed nations and the influence of global institutions and policies is explored.This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.
SOC 299 - Community-based Learning 1 hourTaken in conjunction with a regularly scheduled sociology course, this one credit-hour option involves community service and guided reflection.
SOC 290 - Selected Topics in Sociology3 hours A special offering on a particular area of interest in sociology, offered as available.