In addition to the criteria for admission to the Graduate School, students must submit GRE advanced sociology test scores.
Required courses are: SOC 508, Advanced Sociological Methods (may be taken as SOC 408 as an undergraduate); SOC 600, Comparative Sociological Theories; SOC 603, Seminar: Topics in Methods; SOC 650, Thesis. The remaining credits are to be composed of approved electives of which no more than nine credits are to be at the 500 level. No more than one-third of the total accumulated graduate hours may come from SOC g482, SOC 649, and SOC 650. Other requirements include the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination, a thesis proposal presentation and an oral defense of the completed thesis.
Before students are formally admitted to candidacy for the M.A., they must pass the written comprehensive examination and achieve minimum specified standards on the GRE.
SOC g330 Sociology of Health 3 credits. Sociological examination of health and illness, including social and cultural variables related to illness, conceptual problems in research on health care, and a discussion of the professions associated with health care.
SOC g335 Demography and Human Ecology 3 credits. A study of the interrelationships of population trends with technology, environment, and social institutions. Consideration of world population patterns and their implications.
SOC g361 Social Stratification 3 credits. Theories and methodology of status systems; the relation of class to the social structure; analysis of class in different societies, with emphasis upon the class system in contemporary American society. PREREQ: SOC 101 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SOC g364 Industry and Society 3 credits. Summary of the scientific knowledge that is applicable to the understanding of the sociological aspects of industrialization as a culture system, the industrial work situation, and the sociopolitical and community aspects of industrialism. PREREQ: SOC 101 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SOC g366 The Community 3 credits. Development of the concept of "community." Examination of selected theories of community origins, characteristics, and consequences, internal community structure, tensions, and processes of change. PREREQ: SOC 101.
SOC g368 The Sociology of Religion 3 credits. Contemporary issues as they relate to religion. The relationship of religion to other social institutions. Religious experience and mysticism. Prophecy and its routinization. Cults and religious dissent. PREREQ: SOC 101.
SOC g403 Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 credits. Survey and appraisal of major schools of sociological thought at present, with an examination of areas of change and controversy emphasizing recent significant sociological contributions. PREREQ: SOC 101 AND 301.
SOC g408 Advanced Sociological Methods 3 credits. Emphasizes advanced techniques in research design, data measurement, and multivariate analysis utilizing computer application. PREREQ: SOC 206 AND SOC 207.
SOC g413 Mind, Self and Society 3 credits. Focus discussion of regularities in human social behavior and interaction arising from group life. Emphasizes communication, attitude, language, interpersonal perception, sexual identities, symbolic interaction and other phenomenological experiences. PREREQ: SOC 101.
SOC g431 Criminology 3 credits. Analysis of criminal law, law enforcement, judicial roles and processes, correctional approaches, the criminal offender and societal reactions. Theory and research as applicable to behavior and institutional relationships. PREREQ: SOC 231.
SOC g450 Sociology of the Third World 3 credits. Survey of pertinent literature and analysis of the socio-economic characteristics of third world countries. The quest for modernization and social change, along with the obstacles encountered by developing nations, will be emphasized.
SOC g482 Independent Problems 1-4 credits. Consultation course consisting of independent student effort under the guidance of the instructor. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SOC g491 Seminar 3 credits. Reading, discussion, and preparation of reports on selected topics. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
SOC 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
SOC 600 Seminar: Comparative Sociological Theories 3 credits. Comparative analysis of various theoretical perspectives in sociology with special emphasis on structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, exchange theory, conflict theories, phenomenology, and ethnomethodology. Primary emphasis will be placed on the major propositions of each perspective and the significant contributions of scholars in each area. PREREQ: SOC 403 OR EQUIVALENT.
SOC 601 Sociological Theories 3 credits. A seminar in selected topics in theory which will focus on either historical, comparative or contemporary theories. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SOC 600.
SOC 603 Seminar: Topics in Methods 3credits. In depth focus on methodological topics relevant and timely to student's needs and interests.May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SOC g408.
SOC 605 Social Organization 3 credits. A seminar in selected topics of social organization and disorganization which will include such themes as complex organization, industrial sociology, community, and urban studies. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
SOC 607 Social Differentiation 3 credits. A seminar in selected topics of social differentiation such as stratification, minorities, etc. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
SOC 611 Applied Sociology 3 credits. A seminar in selected fields which have come to utilize sociological methods and theory to impact the social world, such as gerontology, substance abuse, mental health, medical sociology, evaluation research, etc. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
SOC 613 Social Behavior 3 credits. A seminar in social interaction which will consider such themes as collective behavior, social psychology, deviance, ethnography, and neo-positive approaches to behavioral analysis. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
SOC 615 Social Institutions 3 credits. A seminar in selected aspects of political sociology, law and crime, religion, education, and the family. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
SOC 620 Seminar: Philosophy of Social Science 3 credits. The application of mathematical and scientific methods to the study of social, economic, and political life will be considered through the reading of certain seminal writings. Attention will be given to the fundamental assumptions about the nature of scientific rationality. Required of all D.A. students.
SOC 621 Seminar: Interdisciplinary Topics in Social Science 3 credits. Examination of selected topics in the social sciences from the analytic orientations and perspectives common and peculiar to the disciplines of political science, economics and sociology. Required of all D.A. students.
SOC 638 Teaching Sociology 1 credit. A discussion of the philosophy and mechanics of teaching undergraduate sociology.
SOC 649 Independent Studies 1-4 credits. Consultation course consisting of independent student effort under the guidance of the instructor. Students are assigned to, or request assignment to, specific independent problems on the basis of interest and preparation. This may include preparation and presentation of a major research project, directed readings, or tutorial study.
SOC 650 Thesis 1-6 credits. Research, analysis, and writing of master's thesis.
SOC 700 Supervised Teaching Internship variable up to 9 credits.
Social Work Graduate Courses
SOWK g417 Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit. Introduction to the principles and techniques of interdisciplinary evaluations and treatment planning for youth with special needs. Disciplines emphasized: Social Work, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Special Education, Physical Therapy. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SOWK g482 Independent Problems Consultation course which may be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: 12 CREDITS IN SOCIAL WORK.
SOWK g491 Seminar 3 credits. Readings, discussion, and preparation of reports on selected topics. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SOWK 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
Revised: May 1, 1996