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.
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.
WO/SO-215 Medical Sociology
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
A comparative approach to the study of the structure of family systems with emphasis on changing patterns of family life.
WO/SO-240 Sociology of Education
Study of modern educational systems, emphasizing the social, political and economic factors that influence its organization and its functions.
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.
WO/SO-299 Special Topics
Intermediate level topics.
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.
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.
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.
WO/SO-375 Contemporary Social Theory
Review of sociological theories, analytical tools, and conceptual schemes prevalent in contemporary debate and consensus.
WO/SO-420 Sem: Sociology
Advanced study topics in selected areas of Sociology.