Women's Studies/Sociology (WO/SO)

WO/SO-100 Introduction to Sociology

The nature of group behavior and social interaction viewed through analysis of the structure, norms, and values of human groups.

3 Credits

WO/SO-130 Race, Ethnicity and Gender

An introduction to dominant-minority group relations through the investigation of the patterns and dynamics of differentiation, inequality and discrimination

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

WO/SO-199 Special Topics

Introductory level topics. Topic announced at pre-registration.

3 Credits

WO/SO-215 Medical Sociology

Prerequisites: SO-100 SO-110 SO-130 SO-190 or SO-199

The structure of health care delivery systems and role interaction between levels of health care personnel, patients, and families of patients.

Every year. 3 Credits

WO/SO-220 Sociology of the Family

Prerequisites: SO-100 or SO-110

A comparative approach to the study of the structure of family systems with emphasis on changing patterns of family life.

3 Credits

WO/SO-240 Sociology of Education

Prerequisites: SO-100.

Study of modern educational systems, emphasizing the social, political and economic factors that influence its organization and its functions.

3 Credits

WO/SO-285 Race, Class and Gender

LASC Categories: DAC, HBS

An introduction to dominant-minority group relations through the investigation of the patterns and dynamics of differentiation, inequality and discrimination.

3 Credits

WO/SO-299 Special Topics

Intermediate level topics.

3 Credits

WO/SO-300 Social Change

Prerequisites: two sociology courses at the 200+ level.

A study of the conditions, patterns, and consequences of social transformation with emphasis on institutional and individual patterns of adjustment and adaptation.

3 Credits

WO/SO-330 Criminology

Prerequisites: 2 Sociology courses at the 200-level.

Theoretical perspective on crime, criminals and the social aspects of interrelationships within, and between the components of the criminal justice system.

3 Credits

WO/SO-350 Social Stratification

Prerequisites: EN-102 and two courses at 200 level

Investigation of the recurrent patterns of social differentiation, social ranking, and the unequal distribution of rewards.

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

WO/SO-355 Gender and Sexuality

LASC Categories: HBS, ICW, DAC

This course introduces the sociologist study of gender and sexuality. This course examines how social institutions and cultural norms construct particular gender roles and sexual identities within society.

3 Credits

WO/SO-375 Contemporary Social Theory

Prerequisites: SO-270

Review of sociological theories, analytical tools, and conceptual schemes prevalent in contemporary debate and consensus.

3 Credits

WO/SO-420 Sem: Sociology

Advanced study topics in selected areas of Sociology.

1-3 Credits