Sociology (SOC)

SOC 12050     INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Scientific approach to understanding social interaction, institutions and organization.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

SOC 22100     SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Fundamental study of sociological analysis designed to provide awareness of theoretical and methodological concepts necessary in developing sociological perspective.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 22570     UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES AND INEQUALITY      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the cultural and structural factors creating and sustaining educational, economic and political inequality by race, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation with an emphasis on issues of poverty and immigration.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences

SOC 22778     SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Contemporary American and global social problems and issues are analyzed from sociological perspectives. Several cases are used to illustrate the emergence, development and decline of problems in social context.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

SOC 24011     INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES      3 Credit Hours

(Equivalent to HDFS 24011) Exploration of the sociological nature of families across the lifespan, focusing on structure, diversity and life course processes such as dating, mate selection, cohabitation, marriage, parenthood, divorce, remarriage, singlehood, widowhood, parent-child interactions, sexual orientation, inequality and difference.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences

SOC 31092     PRACTICUM IN SOCIOLOGY (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual research experience in sociology.

Prerequisite: SOC 32210 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

SOC 32096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN SOCIOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Readings and/or research supervised by member of sociology faculty.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050, Junior standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 32210     RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Survey of methods and techniques of research; research design and data gathering instruments; qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and Junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

SOC 32220     DATA ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

The use of quantitative methods in the analysis of data from social research. Emphasis on descriptive statistics.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Corequisite: SOC 32221.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 32221     DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Analysis of sociological data utilizing statistical and electronic data processing tools.

Corequisite: SOC 32220.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 32400     INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Foundations of social psychology; process of socialization; development of social and personal identities; small group and collective behavior; theories of deviance.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 32510     SOCIOLOGY OF WORK      3 Credit Hours

Consideration of world of work across time and cultures with special emphasis on American society. Impact of work on individuals and other social institutions.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 32560     SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILIES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Social history of the American family. Examination of how race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender and age contribute to variation in the experience and structure of family life in the U.S.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 32565     SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITIES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the social production, meaning, and consequences of identities, practices, and inequalities related to sexualities, gender identity and gender expression.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 32569     MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Considers the nature and significance of minority groups and majority minority relations in the United States. Reviews experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, religious minorities, women, sexual minorities, the elderly and differently abled Americans.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 32570     INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Sociological analysis of stratification and inequality in societies, and the social structures that produce and maintain them. Particular emphasis on the intersections of race, class and gender in American society.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 32673     URBAN SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the history and development of urban areas, urban sociological theories and selected topics such as poverty, immigration, race relations and urban planning.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 32762     DEVIANT BEHAVIOR      3 Credit Hours

Overview of classical and contemporary theories and perspectives on the nature, causes and societal management of deviant behavior. Application of theories and perspectives to modern and historical social problems, methods of punishment and policy trends in social control.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42010     DEATH AND DYING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52010) Theoretical perspectives and research in human death and dying. Emphasis on applied concerns in medical and helping professions. Topics include social death, death as taboo, medicalization and rationalization of death and dying and disenfranchised grief.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42092     INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Application of sociological knowledge in the work setting. Assist professionals at such sites as social services, hospitals, industry and government.

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.500 overall GPA and Sociology major and junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

SOC 42093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN SOCIOLOGY      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Concentrates on professional or disciplinary concerns. Specific content to vary according to needs of client groups.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 42095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Offered irregularly when unusual resources and/or opportunities permit. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42126     SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52126) An examination of classical, modern and postmodern approaches to social theory.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42224     INTERPRETING SOCIAL DATA      3 Credit Hours

Emphasis on organizing, analyzing and interpreting actual sociological research data making use of basic descriptive and inferential statistics and computer programs.

Prerequisite: SOC 32210 or SOC 32220; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42315     SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52315) An examination of the institutions, institutional linkages and social processes that contribute to the construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 42359     SOCIAL MOVEMENTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52359) Investigation of various movements for social change. Examines the origins, developmental characteristics and the purposes of classic and contemporary movements.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42400     SELF AND IDENTITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52400) Examines theories and research on the origin and behavioral consequences of identities, self-concept and self-esteem; also examines the relationships between identities and emotions and between self-concept and mental health.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42421     CHILDHOOD IN SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed iwth SOC 52421) How socio-historical circumstances shape the perception and experience of childhood as a distinct life stage. The process of childhood socialization in Western societies particularly the United States. An exploration of the distinct role of socializing agents-parents and siblings, school, peers and media.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42478     ADOLESCENCE IN SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52478) Consideration of the social, cultural and historical forces that shape the experience of this period of the life cycle. Includes examination of gender, class and race differences in adolescence the significance of youth movements, with an emphasis on music as a dominant expression of youth culture.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42558     WEALTH, POVERTY AND POWER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52558) Sociological examination of economic stratification; focuses on the translation of class into power via politics, education and collective struggle.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42559     CULTURE AND SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Overview of the sociological analysis of culture, popular culture and the media. Includes examination of key theoretical perspectives, the production and consumption of culture, culture and inequality, and other current issues in the sociological study of culture.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42560     SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52560) Food is essential, but like every other aspect of our lives, the meaning of food and the experience of its preparation and consumption are socially determined. Course explores the social dimensions of food consumption and production. Students consider the following questions and answer them by developing an understanding of sociological concepts and theories: What do our meals reveal about us – about our history, culture, our gender and race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, religious beliefs and our family life? How does food consumption differ in different societies? How do the media and corporations influence our food choices? What does food mean symbolize and in what ways are these meanings manipulated and why? How is food production carried out in different contexts and what can we learn about the social organization of work from studying food production? How does what we eat contribute to local and global environmental problems?

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42561     SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52561) Social context of religious ideologies and structures with special reference to religion in America.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42562     SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

A sociology of mental health and illness; focuses on how social factors influence and are influenced by mental health status; topics include definition and measurement, social distribution, social control of mental illness, societal reaction and media coverage.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42563     SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52563) Sociological analysis of health and illness behavior and utilization of health care professions, as well as the organizational, community and societal systems that deal with health and illness.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42564     BUREAUCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52564) Analysis of structure and functioning of complex organizations in their cultural context.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42568     RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52568) Sociological principles underlying racial and ethnic relations in the United States; emphasis on social factors of prejudice, discrimination and assimilation affecting all groups.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 42575     FAMILIES IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Cultural variability with respect to courtship, family relationships, child rearing and other family patterns in societies across different continents, including Africa, Asia and South America.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

SOC 42577     SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52577) Sociological analysis of theories, research and social policy concerning family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse abuse, elderly abuse, marital rape, sexual abuse of children.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 42879     AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Slashed with SOC 52879) Analysis of demographic, sociological and socio-psychological dimensions of aging.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

SOC 43200     SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INDIVIDUAL LIVES      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 53200) Examines conceptualizations for and evidence concerning the effects of social structure on various dimensions of individual lives.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 44010     SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN MEDICINE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 54010) Sociological perspectives of medicine focusing on community health and public health prevention efforts, rather than traditional medical curricula. Students employ sociological theories and methods to develop community interventions directed at preventing contemporary health problems.

Prerequisite: SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

SOC 52010     DEATH AND DYING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42010) Theoretical perspectives and research in human death and dying. Emphasis on applied concerns in medical and helping professions. Topics include social death, death as taboo, medicalization and rationalization of death and dying, and disenfranchised grief.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52126     SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42126) An examination of classical, modern and post-modern approaches to social theory.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52315     SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62315) An examination of the institutions, institutional linkages and social processes that contribute to the construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52359     SOCIAL MOVEMENTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42359) Investigation of various movements for social change. Examines the origins, developmental characteristics and the purposes of classic and contemporary movements.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52421     CHILDHOOD IN SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed iwth SOC 42421) How socio-historical circumstances shape the perception and experience of childhood as a distinct life stage. The process of childhood socialization in Western societies particularly the United States. An exploration of the distinct role of socializing agents- parents and siblings, school, peers and media.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52478     ADOLESCENCE IN SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42478) Consideration of the social, cultural and historical forces that shape the experience of this period of the life cycle. Includes examination of gender, class and race differences in adolescence the significance of youth movements, with an emphasis on music as a dominant expression of youth culture.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major. Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52558     WEALTH, POVERTY AND POWER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42558) Sociological examination of economic stratification in the United States; focuses on the translation of class into power via politics, education and collective struggle.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52560     SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with SOC 42560) Food is essential, but like every other aspect of our lives, the meaning of food and the experience of its preparation and consumption are socially determined. Course explores the social dimensions of food consumption and production. Students consider the following questions and answer them by developing an understanding of sociological concepts and theories: What do our meals reveal about us – about our history, culture, our gender and race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, religious beliefs and our family life? How does food consumption differ in different societies? How do the media and corporations influence our food choices? What does food mean symbolize and in what ways are these meanings manipulated and why? How is food production carried out in different contexts and what can we learn about the social organization of work from studying food production? How does what we eat contribute to local and global environmental problems?

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52561     SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42561) Social context of religions and their ideologies and structures with special reference to religion in America.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52563     SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42563) Sociological analysis of health and illness behavior and utilization of health care professions, as well as the organizational, community and societal systems that deal with health and illness.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52564     BUREAUCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42564) Analysis of structure and functioning of complex organizations in their cultural context.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52568     RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42568) Sociological principles underlying racial and ethnic relations in the United States; emphasis on social factors of prejudice, discrimination and assimilation affecting all groups.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52577     SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42577) Sociological analysis of theories, research and social policy concerning family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse abuse, elderly abuse, marital rape, sexual abuse of children.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 52879     AGING IN SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 42879) Analysis of demographic, sociological and sociopsychological dimensions of aging.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 54010     SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN MEDICINE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 44010) Sociological perspectives of medicine focusing on community health and public health prevention efforts, rather than traditional medical curricula. Students employ sociological theories and methods to develop community interventions directed at preventing contemporary health problems.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

SOC 61003     CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 71003) Examines the major theories in criminology that have been used to explain criminal behavior. This course includes analysis of empirical tests, applications of the theories, and social policy implications.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 61004     SOCIOLOGY OF CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 71004) Analyzes the correctional institution as a social system: formal structure and informal dynamics. It covers problems and programs found in community corrections as well as the institutional setting. It examines approaches to correctional supervision and treatment through probation, parole, and community residential treatment.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 61005     JUVENILE DELINQUENCY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 71005) Provides an analysis of the issues and current research related to juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice process.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62002     PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72002) Introduction to professional and ethical issues in the field of sociology including the logic of inquiry, developing effective approaches to independent learning and research, the human subjects review process and plagiarism. Akron 3850:628.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN SOCIOLOGY      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 72093) Concentrates on professional or disciplinary concerns. Specific content to vary according to needs of client groups.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 62100     EARLY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72100) An examination of the contributions by pre-1930 social thinkers to contemporary sociological theory. Akron 3850:722.

Prerequisite: SOC 52126 and graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62105     CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62105) Covers major contemporary theories and theorists. Emphasis on functionalism, conflict, exchange, interactionalism and systems theory. Neofunctionalism, neo-Marxism, structuration theory and other recent trends are treated. Akron 3850:723.

Prerequisite: SOC 62100 and graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Sociology and special approval.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

SOC 62211     QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to the use of quantitative research methods for analyzing sociological issues. Includes instruction on each step in the process of empirically verifying a theoretical question, from conceptualization to analysis. Akron 3850:603.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in sociology.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62217     MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES IN SOCIOLOGY      4 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72217) Advanced multivariate techniques and methodological problems in the analysis of sociological data. Topics include non-experimental causal models and path analysis. Akron 3850:706.

Prerequisite: SOC 32220 and graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62218     ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS      4 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72218) Critical examination of data analytic techniques having particular relevance to research problems in sociology, with particular emphasis on multi-variate inferential statistics. Akron 3850:709.

Prerequisite: SOC 62217 and graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62219     QUALITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY      4 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72219) Study of qualitative methods including interviewing, observation, use of personal documents, archival data and special problems of recording and analyzing qualitative data. Akron 3850:714.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62220     SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72220) An in-depth study of the design and administration of social surveys. Akron 3850:711.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62221     ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72221) Provides students with the opportunity to conceive, design and carry out their own qualitative research projects. Students also survey readings that are exemplars of high quality and rigorous qualitative research. Topics such as writing, analysis and ethics are covered as students develop and move forward on their own original research. Students must be actively engaged in a qualitative research project to enroll in the course.

Prerequisite: SOC 62219 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: SOC 62199; Graduate standing in Sociology and special approval.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

SOC 62323     SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72323) Introduction to medical sociology. Topics include health care professions, patient-provider interaction, caregivers, the illness experience, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, and health and global health.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62326     SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72326) Sociological examination of the social processes that affect mental health, frame cultural ideas of normality and illness, and define clinical pathology. Akron 3850: 728.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62328     STRATIFICATION AND HEALTH      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72328) Race, social class and gender differences in physical and mental health status, help-seeking behavior and health care. Race, class and gender stratification of health care workers. Akron 3850:726.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62330     COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72330) Comparative analysis of health care systems across the globe. Covers historical development and political economy of health care systems, variation in delivery and access to care, and variation in health outcomes.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62332     SOCIAL CONTROL OF MENTAL ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72332) Introduction to the sociological perspective regarding social control and mental illness. Topics include the history of mental illness and the asylum, the stratification of mental illness diagnosis and treatment by race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status, and stigma and psychiatric labeling.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62430     SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72430) Examination of social psychological theory and research, both classic and contemporary. Provides student with background and working knowledge of social psychological aspects of social phenomena. Akron 3850: 631.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62433     SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND PERSONALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72433) Examination of contemporary theory and research on linkages between personality and society. Emphasis is on the dynamics of those linkages and their effects on both individuals and social structures. Akron 3850:634.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62435     SOCIOLOGY OF SENTIMENTS AND EMOTIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72435) A sociological perspective is employed to analyze and understand the production, distribution and utilization of socially created sentiments and emotions.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62437     STRUCTURAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72437) In-depth introduction to structural social psychology, a set of theoretical and methodological approaches and tools that focuses on the development and testing of multi-level, micro-macro accounts of human social interactions, often through the use of formal theorizing and mathematical modeling. Course provides an overview of the theoretical and research empirical methods that are most associated with structural social psychology; cover the main substantive topics in the area; and then conclude with a brief overview of current issues, debates and recent interdisciplinary advances.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62439     SELF AND IDENTITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72439) Examines theories and research on the origins of and on behavioral and social consequences of identities, self-concept and self-esteem; also examines the relationships between identities and emotions and between self-concept and mental health and well-being.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62542     SOCIOLOGY OF WORK      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72542) Examination of work as behavioral phenomenon in human societies; contrasts with nonwork and leisure significance of occupations, professions and work types in organization of work. Akron 3850:649.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62546     SOCIAL INEQUALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62546) An overview of social inequalities, including definitions, causes, identities, structures and consequences. The focus is on social class with attention to intersecting dimensions of inequality. Akron 3850:646.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62566     SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72566) Examination of theories and research on gender origins, characteristics and changes. Emphasizes recent empirical research on gender role patterns and processes in various industrial societies. Akron 3850:639.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62760     DEVIANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72760) Examination of nature, types and controls of deviance; analysis of conceptual levels, theoretical contributions, processes in social labeling and self-labeling, case studies, social consequences and problems. Akron 3850: 663.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62870     SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72870) An in-depth study of the theories, models, research approaches and substantive areas that constitute the sociology of race and ethnicity. Akron 3850:651.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62872     SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND INEQUALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72872) Introduces students to sociological social psychological work that examines the reproduction of inequality. Specifically, the course focuses on “generic social processes” in how individuals, through interaction, are complicit or resistant in the reproduction of inequality through processes such as identity work, collective identity work, emotion work, othering and boundary maintenance. Mechanisms for change are also considered.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62877     SOCIOLOGY OF AGING AND THE LIFE COURSE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 72877) Study of the sociology of aging and the life course, covering the major stages of young adulthood, mid-life, and later life. Topics include demography of aging, transition to adulthood, educational attainment, romantic relationships and cohabitation, marriage, parenting, work and retirement, theories of aging, aging and social policy, neighborhoods and aging, later life living arrangements, and death and dying.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62894     COLLEGE TEACHING OF SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 72894) Preparation for college teaching. Students may apply a maximum 3 credit hours applicable toward the master's degree with departmental approval. Akron 3850:700.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62895     SPECIAL TOPICS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 72895) Offered irregularly when unusual resources and/or opportunities permit. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 62896     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 72896) Intensive pursuit of a subject matter beyond normal course coverage with the possibility of associated research. Students may apply a maximum 6 credit hours combined in individual investigation (SOC 62896, SOC 72896) and research (SOC 62898, SOC 72898) toward the master's degree.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 62898     RESEARCH      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 72898) Pursuit of research interests that can include the student's project and/or a faculty member's project. Student may apply a maximum of 6 credits combined of research (SOC 62898, SOC 72898) and individual investigation (SOC 62896, SOC 72896) toward the master's degree.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 71003     CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 61003) Examines the major theories in criminology that have been used to explain criminal behavior. This course includes analysis of empirical tests, applications of the theories, and social policy implications.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 71004     SOCIOLOGY OF CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 61004) Analyzes the correctional institution as a social system: formal structure and informal dynamics. It covers problems and programs found in community corrections as well as the institutional setting. It examines approaches to correctional supervision and treatment through probation, parole, and community residential treatment.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 71005     JUVENILE DELINQUENCY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 61005) Provides an analysis of the issues and current research related to juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice process.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72002     PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62002) Introduction to professional and ethical issues in the field of sociology including the logic of inquiry, developing effective approaches to independent learning and research, the human subjects review process and plagiarism. Akron 3850:628.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN SOCIOLOGY      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 62093) Concentrates on professional or disciplinary concerns. Specific content to vary according to needs of client groups.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 72100     EARLY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62100) An examination of the contributions by pre-1930 social thinkers to contemporary sociological theory. Akron 3850:722.

Prerequisite: SOC 52126 and doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72105     CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62105) Covers major contemporary theories and theorists. Emphasis on functionalism, conflict, exchange, interactionalism and systems theory. Neofunctionalism, neo-Marxism, structuration theory and other recent trends are treated. Akron 3850:723.

Prerequisite: SOC 72100; and doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72211     QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to the use of quantitative research methods for analyzing sociological issues. Includes instruction on each step in the process of empirically verifying a theoretical question, from conceptualization to analysis. Akron 3850:603.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing in sociology.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72217     MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES IN SOCIOLOGY      4 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62217) Advanced multivariate techniques and methodological problems in the analysis of sociological data. Topics include non-experimental causal models and path analysis. Akron 3850:706.

Prerequisite: SOC 32220 and doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72218     ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS      4 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62218) Crucial examination of data analytic techniques having particular relevance to research problems in sociology, with particular emphasis on multi-variate inferential statistics. Akron 3850:709.

Prerequisite: SOC 72217; and doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72219     QUALITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY      4 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62219) Study of qualitative methods including interviewing, observation, use of personal documents, archival data, and special problems of recording and analyzing qualitative data. Akron 3850:714.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72220     SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62220) An in-depth study of the design and administration of social surveys. Akron 3850:711.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72221     ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62221) Provides students with the opportunity to conceive, design and carry out their own qualitative research projects. Students also survey readings that are exemplars of high quality and rigorous qualitative research. Topics such as writing, analysis and ethics are covered as students develop and move forward on their own original research. Students must be actively engaged in a qualitative research project to enroll in the course.

Prerequisite: SOC 72219 and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72323     SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62323) Introduction to medical sociology. Topics include health care professions, patient-provider interaction, caregivers, the illness experience, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status and health and global health.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72326     SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62326) Sociological examination of the social processes that affect mental health, frame cultural ideas of normality and illness, and define clinical pathology. Akron 3850:728.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72328     STRATIFICATION AND HEALTH      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed iwth SOC 62328) Race, social, class and gender differences in physical and mental health status, help-seeking behavior and health care. Race, class and gender stratification of health care workers. Akron 3850:726.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72330     COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62330) Comparative analysis of health care systems across the globe. Covers historical development and political economy of health care systems, variation in delivery and access to care, and variation in health outcomes.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72332     SOCIAL CONTROL OF MENTAL ILLNESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62332) Introduction to the sociological perspective regarding social control and mental illness. Topics include the history of mental illness and the asylum, the stratification of mental illness diagnosis and treatment by race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status, and stigma and psychiatric labeling.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72430     SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62430) Examination of social psychological theory and research, both classic and contemporary. Provides student with background and working knowledge of social psychological aspects of social phenomena. Akron 3850:631.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72433     SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND PERSONALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62433) Examination of contemporary theory and research on linkages between personality and society. Emphasis is on the dynamics of those linkages and their effects on both individuals and social structures. Akron 3850:634.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72435     SOCIOLOGY OF SENTIMENTS AND EMOTIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62435) A sociological perspective is employed to analyze and understand the production, distribution and utilization of socially created sentiments and emotions.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72437     STRUCTURAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62437) In-depth introduction to structural social psychology, a set of theoretical and methodological approaches and tools that focuses on the development and testing of multi-level, micro-macro accounts of human social interactions, often through the use of formal theorizing and mathematical modeling. Course provides an overview of the theoretical and research empirical methods that are most associated with structural social psychology; cover the main substantive topics in the area; and then conclude with a brief overview of current issues, debates and recent interdisciplinary advances.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72439     SELF AND IDENTITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62439) Examines theories and research on the origins of and on behavioral and social consequences of identities, self-concept and self-esteem; also examines the relationships between identities and emotions and between self-concept and mental health and well-being.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72542     SOCIOLOGY OF WORK      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62542) Examination of work as behavioral phenomenon in human societies; contrasts with nonwork and leisure; significance of occupations, professions and work types in organization of work. Akron 3850:649.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72546     SOCIAL INEQUALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62546) An overview of social inequalities, including definitions, causes, identities, structures and consequences. The focus is on social class with attention to intersecting dimensions of inequality. Akron 3850:646.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72566     SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 52566) Examination of theories and research on gender origins, characteristics and changes. Emphasizes recent empirical research on gender role patterns and processes in various industrial societies. Akron 3850:639.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72760     DEVIANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62760) Examination of nature, types and controls of deviance; analysis of conceptual levels, theoretical contributions, processes in social labeling and self labeling, case studies, social consequences and problems. Akron 3850:663.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72870     SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62870) An in-depth study of the theories, models, research approaches and substantive areas that constitute the sociology of race and ethnicity. Akron 3850:651.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72872     SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND INEQUALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62872) Introduces students to sociological social psychology work that examines the reproduction of inequality. Specifically, the course focuses on “generic social processes” in how individuals, through interaction, are complicit or resistant in the reproduction of inequality through processes such as identity work, collective identity work, emotion work, othering and boundary maintenance. Mechanisms for change are also considered.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72877     SOCIOLOGY OF AGING AND THE LIFE COURSE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SOC 62877) Study of the sociology of aging and the life course, covering the major stages of young adulthood, mid-life, and later life. Topics include demography of aging, transition to adulthood, educational attainment, romantic relationships and cohabitation, marriage, parenting, work and retirement, theories of aging, aging and social policy, neighborhoods and aging, later life living arrangements, and death and dying. Akron 3850:678.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72894     COLLEGE TEACHING OF SOCIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 62894) Preparation for college teaching. Course may not be applied toward the doctoral degree. Akron 3850:700.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72895     SPECIAL TOPICS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 62895) Offered irregularly when unusual resources and/or opportunities permit. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SOC 72896     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 62896) Intensive pursuit of a subject matter beyond normal course coverage with the possibility of associated research. Students may apply a maximum 6 credit hours combined in individual investigation (SOC 72896) and research (SOC 72898) toward the doctoral degree.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 72898     RESEARCH      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with SOC 62898) Pursuit of research interests that can include the student's project and/or a faculty member's project. Student may apply a maximum of 6 credits combined of research (SOC 72898) and individual investigation (SOC 72896) toward the doctoral degree.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and Sociology major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

SOC 82199     DISSERTATION I      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Doctoral dissertation, for which registration in at least two semesters is required first of which will be semester in which dissertation is begun and continuing until 30 hours are completed. Akron 3850: 899.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

SOC 82299     DISSERTATION II      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP