Courses for Sociology
Courses of Instruction
SOCI V 3235 Social Movements: Collective Action
Social movements and the theories social scientists use to explain them, with
emphasis on the American civil rights and women's movements. Topics include
theories of participation, the personal and social consequences of social
movements, the rationality of protest, the influence of ideology,
organization, and the state on movement success, social movements, and the
Prerequisites: One introductory course in Sociology suggested. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Social Analysis (SOC I)..
SOCI W 3302 Sociology of Gender
Examination of factors in gender identity that are both universal (across
time, culture, setting) and specific to a social context. Social construction
of gender roles in different settings, including family, work, and politics.
Attention to the role of social policies in reinforcing norms or facilitating
Prerequisites: One introductory course in Sociology suggested. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Social Analysis (SOC I).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Social Analysis (SOC II)..
SOCI V 3901 The Sociology of Culture
Drawing examples from popular music, religion, politics, race, and gender,
explores the interpretation, production, and reception of cultural texts and
meanings. Topics include aesthetic distinction and taste communities,
ideology, power, and resistance; the structure and functions of subcultures;
popular culture and high culture; and ethnography and interpretation.
Prerequisites: SOCI BC1003 or equivalent social science course and permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15 students. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)..