California State University, Fullerton

Sociology

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Joseph Weber

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
College Park 900

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hss.fullerton.edu/sociology

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Concentrations in:
Family
Gerontology
Social Work
Education
Deviance and Social Problems
Class, Race and Gender
Minor in Sociology
Master of Arts in Sociology
Emphasis in Applied Social Research

FACULTY
John Bedell, Dennis Berg, Alison Cliath, Dana Collins, Alan Emery, Roberta Espinoza, Jorge Fontdevila, Angelique Harris, Ronald Hughes, Hilla Israely, Perry Jacobson, Sharon Kim, Edythe Krampe, Patricia Literte, Rae Newton, Michael Perez, Houshang Poorkaj, Lorraine Prinsky, Carter Rakovski, Berna Torr, Eileen Walsh, Joseph Weber, William Wood, Troy Zimmer

ADVISERS
Please contact the department office for office hours of the undergraduate and graduate advisers at 657-278-3531. For current information on class schedules and departmental advising hours visit http://hss.fullerton.edu/sociology.

INTRODUCTION
Sociology is the systematic and scientific study of society and social behavior. The sociologist looks beyond individual and unique events to the predictable broad patterns and regular occurrences of social life that influence individuals. Studies range from the profound impact of post-industrial societies on family life, crime, mass communications, gender, race, ethnicity and intergenerational relations to the study of emotions and the values that govern daily social encounters.

The sociology major is designed to provide undergraduate preparation leading to careers in social work, politics, law, public administration, the nonprofit sector, international development, marketing, urban and environmental planning, public relations, personnel, criminal justice, counseling and other social service professions. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will also prepare a student for advanced studies in several areas, including sociology, social work, environmental studies, education, public health and urban planning.

Sociological Internship
The internship course, Sociology 495, offers the opportunity for students to participate in supervised field activities. The internship permits students to apply their relevant sociological knowledge to meet the challenges of a practical setting. This course can be used to earn three units of credit for such experiences. Students must make arrangements with the Internship Coordinator during the semester prior to enrollment in the course. The course may be repeated for a maximum of six units credit. See important note at the end of the Independent Studies section.

Independent Study
The independent study course, Sociology 499, allows students to expand upon their special interests in the field of sociology. Independent studies are usually in areas not covered by the normal course offerings of the department and consists of individual research projects. Research projects may include library research or actual field research. Enrollment in the course requires that students meet regularly with their faculty supervisors. One to three units of credit may be earned. The course may be repeated for a maximum of six units credit.

Note: Students may apply a maximum of nine units of internship and independent study combined, toward the major.

Credential Information
The bachelor’s degree in Sociology may be effectively combined with subject matter necessary for the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8). Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the major and electives. It may be possible to enter the credential program in the senior year of the bachelor’s degree. Students should contact the Teacher Education Office in the College of Education at 657-278-3352 to obtain information on attending an overview presentation.

International Learning Opportunities in Sociology
Majors in sociology will find an increasing emphasis on cross-national perspectives woven throughout most of the coursework available within the department. Sociology is rapidly becoming international in both scope and content. Sociology majors are encouraged to explore international educational opportunities, either through the CSU international programs, through CSUF’s own exchange program or through any one of the other numerous international programs offered by academic institutions throughout the United States. The Department of Sociology will cooperate fully in providing academic credit in sociology for such experiences where appropriate.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY
The B.A. in Sociology requires a minimum of 120 units, which includes courses for the major, General Education, all university requirements and electives.

For the major, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 units of coursework in sociology. In addition, students must satisfy the three-unit upper-division writing requirement. Included within the 36 units are 15 units of core courses required of all majors and 21 units of adviser-approved electives tailored to each student’s career objectives. Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology is a required prerequisite for most sociology courses. It is recommended that Sociology 302 Social Research Methods be one of the first upper-division Sociology courses, and Sociology 410 Theories of Social Behavior be taken after 15 units of sociology.

A total of nine adviser-approved units may be transferred from a community college. At least 27 units must be upper-division. All Sociology majors, including new students and transfer students entering California State University, Fullerton beginning fall 2003 are required to take Sociology 303. All courses counting towards the major must be taken for a letter grade. Students must pass core courses and the writing requirement with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

Core Courses (15 units)
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Sociology 302 Social Research Methods (3)
Sociology 303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
Sociology 309 Computer Applications in Sociology (3)
Sociology 410 Theories of Social Behavior (3)
Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)

The upper-division writing requirement is in addition to the 36 units needed for the major. (English 301, 360, 365 may be substituted for Sociology 308).

Choose one of the following:
Sociology 308 Writing for Sociology Students (3)
English 301 Advanced College Writing (3)
English 360 Scientific and Technical Report Writing (3)

Service-Learning Opportunity
All sociology majors are encouraged to take advantage of the service learning opportunities offered as an optional part of some courses each semester. Many sociology classes offer assignments with a service-learning component and these are noted in the schedule of classes offered each semester. In these, the student performs some service to a community agency that is integrated with coursework. Students are expected to meet the needs of the community organization while they learn from their service experience and enhance their learning in the course. Please see your departmental adviser if assistance is needed in finding a class with service-learning.

Electives (21 units)
Students are to select a minimum of 21 units of elective coursework in sociology consistent with their career objectives.

Concentration Options
As part of the 21 units in elective courses, sociology majors have the option of selecting one of the following concentrations in consultation with a faculty member. A concentration consists of 12 units selected from the courses listed within each concentration below. Students must take the required course (or one of the required courses) as one of the four courses.

Students choosing the option of a concentration must complete a capstone experience. Students will choose and complete this project under the mentorship of any faculty member who is willing to be a mentor. The capstone experience itself must be arranged with the mentor ahead of time and before beginning the capstone experience. The capstone experience may include, but is not limited to a research project, fieldwork culminating in a written or oral presentation and/or other appropriate assignments. The written portion of the capstone experience shall include a combination of sociological conceptual schemes, as well as empirical findings. It is advisable that the capstone experience be completed before turning in the graduation check form to the graduation unit.

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FAMILY
Required Course (3 units)
Sociology 351 Sociology of Families (3)

Electives (9 units)
Choose nine units from the following:
Sociology 353 Sociology of Childhood (3)
Sociology 354 Gender, Sex and Society (3)
Sociology 355 Women in Contemporary Societies (3)
Sociology 381 Sociology of Sexualities (3)
Sociology 385 Family Violence (3)
Sociology 459 Sociology of Marital Dissolution (3)
Sociology 495 Sociology Internship (3)

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GERONTOLOGY
Required Course (3 units)
Sociology 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

Electives (9 units)
Choose nine units from the following:
Sociology 351 Sociology of Families (3)
Sociology 360 Sociology of Death and Dying (3)
Sociology 433 Aging and Social Services (3)
Sociology 443 Sociology of Aging (3)
Sociology 495 Sociological Internship (3)

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SOCIAL WORK
Required Course (3 units)
Sociology 305 Social Work Practice (3)

Electives (9 units)
Choose nine units from the following:
Sociology 300 Social Work (3)
Sociology 385 Family Violence (3)
Sociology 408 Sexual Abuse in American Society (3)
Sociology 416 Sociology of Alcoholism (4)
Sociology 443 Sociology of Aging (3)
Sociology 459 Sociology of Marital Dissolution (3)
Sociology 495 Sociological Internship (3)

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EDUCATION
Required Course (3 units)
Sociology 352 Sociology of Education (3)

Electives (9 units)
Choose nine units from the following:
Sociology 341 Social Interaction (3)
Sociology 350 Social Relations and Emotions (3)
Sociology 351 Sociology of Families (3)
Sociology 353 Sociology of Childhood (3)
Sociology 413 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
Sociology 495 Sociological Internship (3)

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DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Required Course(s) (3-6 units)
Take at least one of the following
Sociology 411 Criminology (3)
Sociology 413 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

Electives (6-9 units)
Choose 6-9 units of the following:
Sociology 365 Law and Society (3)
Sociology 385 Family Violence (3)
Sociology 408 Sexual Abuse in American Society (3)
Sociology 415 Sociology of Corrections (3)
Sociology 466 Deviant Behavior (3)
Sociology 495 Sociological Internship (3)

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CLASS, RACE AND GENDER
Required Course(s) (3-9 units)
Take at least one of the following:
Sociology 356 Social Inequality (3)
Sociology 357 Minority Groups Relations (3)
Sociology 354 Gender, Sex and Society (3)

Electives (3-9 units)
Choose 3-9 units from the following:
Sociology 355 Women in Contemporary Society (3)
Sociology 381 Sociology of Sexualities (3)
Sociology 443 Sociology of Aging (3)
Sociology 495 Sociological Internship (3)

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MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY
Required Courses (9 units)
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Sociology 302 Social Research Methods (3)
Sociology 410 Theories of Social Behavior (3)

Elective Courses (12 units)
Students select 12 units of upper-division coursework in sociology.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY
The Sociology Department accepts graduate students in the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1 for the fall semester and Oct. 1 for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

The program for this degree provides advanced study in general sociology. It offers an opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge of society, strengthen skills of sociological analysis and conduct research in depth in an area of particular interest. It may be used as preparation for study toward the doctorate in sociology, for community college teaching, participation in research or for a variety of positions in business and industry, corrections, the community or government.

The 30-unit program is composed of a 12-unit core course sequence that all students must complete. Depending on options chosen by the student, the core course sequence is augmented with requirements for the special emphasis and electives to total 30 units. The Master of Arts program is designed to facilitate close contact between students and faculty, encourage students to accept a role in the selection of course offerings and participate in areas of departmental decision making.

Prerequisites
Students must meet the university requirements for admission to graduate standing. Please see the “Graduate Regulations” section of this catalog for policies and procedures on admission of graduate students.

In order to be accepted as a sociology graduate student, the applicant must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better in the most recent 60 units of college work and a grade-point average of 3.25 or better for all work in sociology. A minimum of 18 upper-division units in sociology is required, including the following courses or their equivalents:

Sociology 302 Social Research Methods (3)
Sociology 303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
Sociology 410 Theories of Social Behavior (3)

Courses in methods, statistics and theory must have been completed within the last five years prior to application. Two letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s academic potential and a writing sample must be sent to the graduate coordinator. In some cases, an interview may be required.

Students may be accepted as conditionally classified sociology majors with either course or GPA deficiencies. Deficiencies must be corrected within one year of admission to the program.

Students will be classified upon the fulfillment of the above prerequisites and after an approved study plan has been developed, in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator.

Study Plan
The study plan for the degree must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 with no course grades below “C” (2.0). The study plan requires 30 semester units, with a minimum of 24 units at the 500 level approved by the student’s adviser, and include the following:


Required Core Courses (12 units)
Sociology 501T Seminar: Topics in Societal Structure and Process (3)
Sociology 502A The Research Process (3)
Sociology 502B The Research Process (3)
Sociology 581 Advanced Theories of Social Behavior (3)

Note: Sociology 502A and 581 are designed to be taken during the first semester of graduate studies. Sociology 502A meets the University Graduate Writing Requirement.

Electives (15 units)
Maximum six units of approved 400-level Sociology courses
Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Exam (3 units) Take at least one of the following:
Sociology 597 Project (3)
Sociology 598 Thesis (3)
Sociology 599 Independent Graduate Research plus Comprehensive exam (3)

It is highly recommended that students planning on doctoral studies complete the thesis option.
For further information, consult the graduate program adviser.

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EMPHASIS IN APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH
This emphasis within the M.A. in Sociology prepares students for research analyst positions in business firms, government agencies, educational institutions and medical institutions.

Study Plan
The study plan for the degree must be approved by the Applied Research adviser and must include the following:

Core Course Sequence (12 units)
Sociology 501T Seminar: Topics in Societal Structure and Process (3)
Sociology 502A The Research Process (3)
Sociology 502B The Research Process (3)
Sociology 581 Advanced Theories of Social Behavior (3)

Applied Research Sequence (12 units)
Sociology 501T Seminar: Only the following topic applies:
Evaluation and Applied Survey Research (3)

Adviser-approved course in quantitative or qualitative
methods or statistics (3)
Sociology 597 Project (3,3)

Note: A one-year placement in a research setting or settings (6 units) culminates in an applied research paper similar to a thesis but with an applied as opposed to a theoretical approach.

Electives (6 units)
Adviser-approved 400- or 500-level courses in Sociology or related fields.

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SOCIOLOGY COURSES
Courses are designated as SOCI in the class schedule.

SOCI 101    Introduction to Sociology

Description: Basic concepts of sociology: includes social interaction, culture, personality, social processes, population, social class, the community, social institutions and socio-cultural change.
Units: (3)

SOCI 133    Introduction to Gerontology

Description: Prerequisite: completion of the General Education (G. E.) Category III.C.1. Multidisciplinary overview of characteristics, strengths and problems of older persons; diversity in aging process involving gender, race, ethnicity, subculture; services to older adults; gerontology as an academic discipline and a field of practice. (Same as Gerontology 133)
Units: (3)

SOCI 300    Social Work

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. History, philosophy, values of social work profession, fields of practice (casework, group work, macro practice); theories of human behavior in social environments. Social work as career objective and qualifications necessary. Recommended for students considering careers in human services, social work, social policy development. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

SOCI 302    Social Research Methods

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Qualitative and quantitative perspectives on social research. Purpose and components of qualitative and quantitative research design, including the role of theory in research, sampling, reflexivity, the practice of mixed methods of data collection, analysis and writing results.
Units: (3)

SOCI 303    Statistics for the Social Sciences

Description: Prerequisites: completion of G. E. Categories III.A.1 and III.C.1. Techniques for the elementary statistical analysis of social data. Description and inferential measures include tests, chi-square, analysis of variance, contingency table analysis and linear regression.
Units: (3)

SOCI 304    The Black Family

Description: (Same as Afro-Ethnic Studies 304)
Units: (3)

SOCI 305    Social Work Practice

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101 or equivalent. Theories, methods, principles, ethics, fields of social work practice. Generalist model; micro (individual), mezzo (group), macro (organization, community, advocacy, case management) levels of intervention. Recommended for students considering careers in human services, counseling, social work or social policy development. Methods and theories underlying social work practice.
Units: (3)

SOCI 306    Applying Sociology in the Community

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Combines service to the community with discussion and analysis of selected social problems and community issues. A service-learning class that requires approximately 40 hours per semester of community service, in addition to weekly class meetings. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

SOCI 308    Writing for Sociology Students

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Composition, sources of information and sociological writing for different audiences. Satisfies the classroom portion of the upper-division writing requirement for sociology majors. Instructional fee.
Units: (3)

SOCI 309    Computer Applications in Sociology

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Introduction to the use of computers in Sociology. Training in the use of Microsoft applications and microcomputers as it relates to research, data analysis, publications and presentations. Topics include survey analysis with SPSS; constructing and editing data files and word processing. One or more sections may be offered online.
Units: (3)

SOCI 341    Social Interaction

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Social and socio-psychological dimensions of group behavior and the socialization of the individual. Social interaction and its impact on the individual and personality formation.
Units: (3)

SOCI 345    Sociology of Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Social processes involved in communicating with symbols-verbal, visual and “body-language” – in interpersonal settings and the mass media.
Units: (3)

SOCI 348    Collective Behavior

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Characteristics of crowds, mobs, publics. Analysis of social movements and revolutions, their relation to social unrest and their role in developing and changing social organization.
Units: (3)

SOCI 350    Social Relationships and Emotions

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Consideration of social relationships emphasizing emotional bonds as the primary integrating force, including interactions between emotions and relationships.
Units: (3)

SOCI 351    Sociology of Families

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101 and completion the G. E. Category III.C.1. Family as a social institution. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives; social change affecting marriage and the family; analysis of American courtship and marriage patterns; the psycho-dynamics of family life.
Units: (3)

SOCI 352    The Sociology of Education

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101 and completion the G. E. Category III.C.1. Education as a social institution and agent of socialization. Dynamic interplay with economic, political, religious, family institutions and community. Gender, race and class inequality in education. Cross-national perspectives on education and related social problems and social policy.
Units: (3)

SOCI 353    Sociology of Childhood

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101 and completion the G. E. Category III.C.1. Historical, cross-national and contemporary views of children and youth in society; childhood socialization and the effects of the family, school, peers, gender roles, the media community and technology; social problems of children and youth; recommendations for social policy.
Units: (3)

SOCI 354    Gender, Sex and Society

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Critical examination of gender as a social and institutional construct, including analyses of identity, sexuality, media, family, work, economy, the state and global relations.
Units: (3)

SOCI 355    Women in Contemporary Societies

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Micro and macro analyses of women’s roles and experiences in contemporary societies. Topics may include gender socialization, institutional inequalities, women’s work, violence against women, resistance to inequality, women’s health and sexuality.
Units: (3)

SOCI 356    Social Inequality

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101 and completion the G. E. Category III.C.1. Development, patterns, structures and consequences of social inequality, with emphasis on social class, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality in the U.S. Dynamics of resistance and social change.
Units: (3)

SOCI 357    Minority Group Relations

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Development and current conditions of minority/majority relations through study of social, political and economic causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination. Evolutionary and revolutionary movements for change will be studied. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

SOCI 360    Sociology of Death and Dying

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Dying as a social process; functions of bereavement behavior; the grief process; fear of death and dying; death-related rituals, demographic aspects of mortality; American death acceptance-denial controversy.
Units: (3)

SOCI 361    Population and the Environment

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Population composition, growth and movement. Social factors affecting birth rates, death rates and migration. Environmental and resource base implications of population growth, urbanization and migration. Role of the economy, poverty, gender and development on population dynamics also discussed.
Units: (3)

SOCI 365    Law and Society

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Relationship between a society and its laws using sociological theory and major concepts. Analysis of court process, legal professions and related social institutions.
Units: (3)

SOCI 371    Sociology of City Life

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Ecology, patterns of growth, institutional inequalities, social problems, cultures and organized resistances of urban communities in global contexts.
Units: (3)

SOCI 381    Sociology of Sexualities

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Sociological aspects of sexualities, socio-historical and comparative perspectives; relationships of sexual constructs to life cycle, gender, race, class, nation and power. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

SOCI 385    Family Violence

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Contemporary issues of family violence: victims, perpetrators and societal responses. Causes, intervention and prevention of all types of abuse – child, sibling, spouse, parent and elder – through the examination of theories, research findings and practical field application.
Units: (3)

SOCI 408    Sexual Abuse in American Society

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101 and 466. Sociological examination of sexual abuse in contemporary society, specifically patterns of forcible rape and child sexual victimization. Theories and research findings regarding causes, consequences and other dynamics of sexual victimization, including responses of social groups to such victimization.
Units: (3)

SOCI 410    Theories of Social Behavior

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or upper-division standing. Main schools of sociological thought, both European and American. Systems of theory, methodology of theorists, cultural change and social institutions. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

SOCI 411    Criminology

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Extent, causes and control of criminal behavior. Criminal law, causal factors and theories, correctional institutions, probation and parole and preventive efforts.
Units: (3)

SOCI 413    Juvenile Delinquency

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Juvenile delinquency as a social problem. Sociological study of the causes of delinquent behavior and programs of control, treatment and prevention.
Units: (3)

SOCI 415    Sociology of Corrections

Description: Prerequisites: Sociology 101, 411 or 413. Current problems and programs in probation, parole and correctional institutions. For students planning careers in corrections.
Units: (3)

SOCI 416    Sociology of Alcoholism

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Sociological analysis of alcoholism. Socio-emotional causes and consequences of this type of drug addiction. (3 hours seminar; 2 hours activity)
Units: (4)

SOCI 433    Aging and Social Services

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or upper-division standing. Sociological analysis of social problems of aging with special emphasis on strategies of intervention and barriers to service utilization. Critical examination of community service delivery systems. Review career opportunities and qualifications required. (Same as Gerontology 433)
Units: (3)

SOCI 443    Sociology of Aging

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Analysis of population age structure; theories of aging; aging in family, economic, political, religious, educational, leisure/esthetic institutions, aging and ethnicity, social policy and the future of aging. One or more sections may be offered online. (Same as Gerontology 443)
Units: (3)

SOCI 455    Medical Sociology

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Comprehensive sociological perspective for interpreting medicine and medical behavior. In a multifaceted approach, disease processes as they affect the individual and others in his environment, health practice and petitioners, health institutions and the cost and service of health services will be considered.
Units: (3)

SOCI 458    Sociology of Religious Behavior

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Religious behavior examined by social science theories. Religious rituals/beliefs to cope with anxiety and powerlessness before natural forces and social structures and processes. Religion’s contributions to individual identity, societal order and change. (Same as Comparative Religion 458)
Units: (3)

SOCI 459    The Sociology of Marital Dissolution

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Social-psychological causes and consequences of voluntary marital dissolution (separation, divorce). Topics include: erosion of attachment, personal identity changes, changing and new relationships with others, starting over, dating again, sexuality changes, loneliness, anxieties.
Units: (3)

SOCI 463    Political Sociology

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Theoretical perspectives; nature of power and authority; social structure and political institutions; elites and decision making; social influences on political behavior; political movements.
Units: (3)

SOCI 466    Deviant Behavior

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Social construction, nature and patterns of deviance. Topics include theories of deviance, research on deviance, types of deviance, constructing deviance, deviant identity, relations among deviants, deviant acts and deviant careers.
Units: (3)

SOCI 467    Sociology of Sport

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101. Nature, position, functions and growing importance of sports in contemporary industrial society. Particular emphasis given to relationships between structure, variety and extent of sports activity and other institutional sectors in society.
Units: (3)

SOCI 473    Formal Organizations

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or equivalent. Sociological analysis of formal organizations (industrial, governmental, welfare, military, medical, educational, correctional, etc.) as systems of social interaction. Topics include blueprinted vs. informal organization, structure, authority, decision-making, role conflicts, communication and morals.
Units: (3)

SOCI 476    Sociology of Charity and Nonprofits

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category III.C.1. Sociological perspectives on giving and volunteering; roles of charitable organizations in the U.S.; forms of generosity; purpose and characteristics of U.S. nonprofits; how local nonprofits address social problems; theories of social capital and civic engagement. Service-learning option at local nonprofit.
Units: (3)

SOCI 495    Sociological Internship

Description: Prerequisites: completion of 12 upper-division units of Sociology and at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. Supervised field experience permitting application of relevant sociological material in practical settings. Requires 120 hours in the field.
Units: (3)

SOCI 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisites: completion of 12 units of Sociology and at least a 3.0 GPA. Individual research project, either library or field. Student must enroll with an instructor whose recognized interests are in the area of the planned independent study. Conferences with the instructor as necessary and the work culminated in one or more papers. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

SOCI 500    Process of Adult Development and Aging

Description: (Same as Gerontology 500)
Units: (3)

SOCI 501T    Seminar: Topics in Societal Structure and Process

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Analysis of a specialization within the study of society such as: socialization and personality; deviance; social change; institutional structure and process. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

SOCI 502A    The Research Process

Description: Requires the completion of a research project including such elements as theory construction, hypotheses formation, sampling, survey construction, data collection and data analysis. Meets the University Graduate Writing Requirement. Instructional fee.
Units: (3)

SOCI 502B    The Research Process

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 502A. Problems of social research. Causal inferences, value bias and measurement, construction of scales. Instructional fee.
Units: (3)

SOCI 503    Aging and Public Policy

Description: (Same as Gerontology 503)
Units: (3)

SOCI 504T    Selected Topics in Gerontology

Description: (Same as Gerontology 504T)
Units: (3)

SOCI 508    Social and Ethical Issues in Aging

Description: (Same as Gerontology 508)
Units: (3)

SOCI 581    Advanced Theories of Social Behavior

Description: Prerequisite: Sociology 301 or equivalent.
Units: (3)

SOCI 596    Community College Symposium

Description: Prerequisite: consent of adviser. Introductory sociology, social problems and marriage and family; teaching preparation. Includes oral exam.
Units: (3)

SOCI 597    Project

Description: Prerequisites: classified standing in the M.A. in Sociology program and proposal approved by supervising faculty member and the Sociology Department Graduate Studies committee. Under the direction of a faculty member, a topic that integrates learning in the program with an applied area of student’s interest will be selected, and a major project on the topic will be developed and submitted.
Units: (3)

SOCI 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisites: acceptance as a candidate for the Master of Arts in Sociology, and approval of topic. Individual research under supervision, reported in a thesis and defended successfully in an oral examination conducted by a faculty committee.
Units: (3)

SOCI 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: consent of graduate adviser and instructor. Individual research on a library or empirical project, with conferences with instructor as necessary, culminating in one or more papers. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

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