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Sociology

Department of Sociology
Division of Social Sciences
Social Sciences and Media Studies 3005
Telephone: (805) 893-3118
Undergraduate e-mail: ugrad-soc@soc.ucsb.edu
Graduate e-mail: socgrad@soc.ucsb.edu
Website: www.soc.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Verta Taylor


 

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SOC 1. Introduction to Sociology
(4) STAFF
Basic concepts and issues in the study of human society. The structures and processes of human conduct, social organization, and social change.
SOC 1H. Introduction to Sociology - Honors
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Sociology 1 and consent of instructor; students must meet departmental honors criteria.
Enrollment Comments: Students receive 1 unit for the honors seminar for a total of 5 units in Sociology 1-1H.
Eligible students are invited to enroll in the honors seminar which is generally taught by the course instructor.
SOC 91. Experiential Learning in Sociology
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Prior approval of faculty.
Group experiential learning in a sociological setting as directed by faculty.
SOC 98. Readings in Sociology
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point-average and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ creditcombined. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. No courses allowed toward the major.
Critical reviews and discussions of related topics in sociology under the guidance of a faculty member. Students wishing to enroll must prepare a short plan of study.
SOC 99. Introduction to Research in Sociology
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point-average and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. No credit allowed toward the major.
Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Course offers exceptional students the opportunity to undertake independent research or work in a research group. Students wishing to enroll must prepare a short plan of study.
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SOC 105E. Environmental Sociology
(4) CLEMENCON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Traces the history of environmentalism and applies social science theories, concepts, and methods to analyze critical contemporary environmental issues and societal responses to them.
SOC 108. Methods of Sociological Research
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: An introductory statistics course.
Fundamentals of designing, conducting, and analyzing social surveys. While the focus is on survey techniques, problems of design and interpretation in experimental and observational studies are touched upon in terms of similarities and contrasts.
SOC 108A. Sociology Research Traditions
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: An introductory statistic class.
Introduction to the basic language, logic, and techniques of major research traditions. Critical thinking in social science, and relation of theory to research in, for example, experiments, surveys, observational studies, historical and comparative approaches, and the use of available data.
SOC 108C. Methods of Cultural Analysis
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: An introductory statistics class.
A survey of several methodological approaches that can be applied to the analysis of culture. Methods will be chosen from among the following: interviewing, content analysis, historical methods, structuralism, survey, ethnography, etc.
SOC 108CH. Comparative and Historical Methods in Sociology
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: An introductory statistics class.
A survey of the methods of comparative-historical sociology, with case studies drawn from various periods and places, including the United States,Europe, and the third world; relationships between theory, methods, evidence, research strategies, and logic will be stressed.
SOC 108F. Studying People at Firsthand--Observational Methods in Social Science Research
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: An introductory statistics class.
A vital aspect of modern sociology is the study of social activities in natural settings. This course explores the different methods a fieldworker can use to discover truths about society.
SOC 108G. Methods and Research in Global and International Sociology
(4) BHAVNANI, FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: an introductory statistics class.
An introduction to the methods of research used in comparative, global, and international research in sociology. Students engage in a group or individual research project chosen in consultation with the instructor.
SOC 108ST. Special Topics in Methods
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: An introductory statistics class.
Course covers various topics in sociological methods. Topics, readings, and field research will vary with instructors.
SOC 118B. Sociology of the Body
(4) TWINE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The body is not "natural" but reflects larger power regimes. Examines the body as 1) the bearer of symbolic value, 2) a form of "capital", 3) a representation of the "self" and 4) a site of political activity.
SOC 118C. Sociology of Culture
(4) FALASCA-ZAMPONI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A broad introduction to the sociological study of culture, organized around theoretical perspectives, definitional and analytical problems, the production of culture, and cultural effects on society.
SOC 118CI. Sociology of Creative Industries
(4) WOHL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Why do catalog models earn more than runway models? How do aspiring rappers learn to freestyle? Why are some TV shows hits and others flops? This course explores sociological research on creative industries, such as art, film, music, gastronomy, fashion, literature, academia, and technology. We compare research on different creative industries to identify common phenomena, focusing on the processes of production, circulation, and consumption. Topics may include globalization, place branding, creative careers, experimentation, rankings, pricing, taste, authenticity, and censorship.
SOC 118CW. Consumption, Waste, and the Environment
(4) FALASCA-ZAMPONI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the link between consumption, waste, and the environment. Integrates environmental concerns with larger cultural questions about the role that consumption, as a way of life, has come to occupy in our contemporary societies.
SOC 118GC. Globalization and Culture
(4) NEDERVEEN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Addresses historical themes (overcoming Eurocentrism, the decolonization of imagination), ethnicity, diasporas, migrations (and how they connect cultures), hybridity (globalization produces new combinations), multiculturalism, intercultural representations, cosmopolitanism, aesthetics and art, in the context of globalization and in different continents.
SOC 118GK. Sociology of Garbage
(4) KORNBERG
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Contemporary societies create huge mountains of trash. What does this garbage reveal about the societies we live in and how they change over time? What does it obscure? This course uses garbage - multiple kinds of waste materials produced by humans - as a lens for exploring issues of capitalism and industrialization, environmentalism, postcolonialism, and race/caste. Taking a global and historical approach, we will become familiar with theories that help us to understand these perspectives and consider case studies from around the world, with a particular focus on cities.
SOC 118GR. Global Religion
(4) JUERGENSMEYER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Global Studies 102 and Religious Studies 108.
Examination of the globalization of religious traditions in the modern world. Topics include the polarities between homeland and diaspora, the relationships between transnational religions and nation-states, and how these dynamics change the very nature of religious traditions.
SOC 118L. Sociology of Art/Literature
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Exploration of the relationship between art/literature and society. Focus on what art/literature teaches us about the social world and how it does so. Attention to questions of race, class, and gender. Use of variety of literary and visual mediums. Specific topics may vary.
SOC 118QC. Queer Communities of Color in Digital and Traditional Media
(4) WINDER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Using cultural studies frame, circuit of culture, this course examines the of representation of LGBTQ communities of color in television, film, and web-based media.
SOC 118TV. Television as a Cultural Institution
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of the structural, cultural, and historical factors that shape television as a domestic and global industry and institution.
SOC 122. Social Stratification
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The nature of social classes and class relations, emphasizing contemporary studies of American society.
SOC 122GI. Global Inequalities
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines social inequality from a perspective that takes the global system as the unit of analysis. Topics include: globalization, theories and methods for studying global inequality; spatial inequality, and structures and processes in the generation and persistence of inequalities.
SOC 124. Sociology of Immigration
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Immigration has transformed the United States in the past and today, and is changing the face of Europe and is transforming the societies that immigrants are leaving behind. This course covers the social science literature, including the causes and consequences of immigration, the economics and politics of immigration, the adaptation patterns of immigrants and their descendants, the impact on the societies left behind, and the long-term effects of immigration on American society.
SOC 126. Urban Society
(4) STAFF
Problems of the city, (e.g., congestion, homelessness, violence) are examined in light of larger economic and social forces which structure urban life. Through use of slides depicting urban settings, causes and consequences of different ways urban settlements have been organized are considered.
SOC 126U. Sociology of the Urban Underclass
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
This course examines conservative, liberal, and radical perspectives on class, poverty, and race, and will allow a critical assessment of the social and political implications of the growing congruity between urban poverty and race.
SOC 128. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
(4) STAFF
Patterns of racial and ethnic relations, with particular emphasis upon minorities in the United States.
SOC 130. Development and Its Alternatives
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Survey of development and social change, emphasizing the third world; modernization, dependency and other theories applied to cases drawn from Latin America, Asia, and Africa; examination of social structure, culture, social problems, and mechanisms of change.
SOC 130A. Development and Social Change in Africa
(4) ROBINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An exploration into Africa's experience in the global system, with particular attention to dynamics of colonialism, globalization, and African resistance. Topics include Africa before the modern era, contemporary social movements, political processes, African diaspora, class and gender, and regional case studies.
SOC 130EV. Eco Vista: Creating Systemic Alternatives
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
"Eco Vista" names the project of turning Isla Vista into something like an eco-village by 2030. This course is grounded in existing models and visions of "Systemic Alternatives" - systems change designed to confront the climate crisis. It offers analysis of the historical background and contemporary situation of Isla Vista. We then assess the state of the existing Eco Vista Project: www.ecovistacommunity.com, alongside in-depth study of both the theories and case studies relevant to achieving deep social transformation today and in the near future. Students collaborate in hands-on research, design, and direct participation on an existing project, or form one of their own.
SOC 130GC. The Global City
(4) BHAVNANI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Intensive study of one or more contemporary global cities. Topics include: cities in the global economy, culture/identity, labor/migration, local governance, social movements. Will focus on cities such as London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Beijing, and Cape Town.
SOC 130GP. Global Social Problems in Print and Film
(4) ROBINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Global social problems explores from a critical sociological perspective such topics as world hunger, global poverty and inequality, economic crisis, war and political conflict, civil conflict and terrorism, state repression and human rights violations, natural disasters, ecological destruction, racism and ethnic discrimination, global gender issues, and corporate abuse.
SOC 130GR. Globalization and Resistance
(4) FORAN, ROBINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines current debates about the impact of globalization on political- economic, social, and cultural arrangements around the world, investigating how people are affected by it, and what forms resistance to these developments is taking in the emerging anti-globalization movements.
SOC 130LA. Development and Social Change in Latin America
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines significant instances of economic, political, cultural, and social change in contemporary Latin America. Employs various perspectives to illuminate such phenomena as changing social structures, industrialization, social movements, the states, multinationals, the military, and international pressures.
SOC 130ME. Development and Social Change in the Middle East
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Surveys major instances of economic, poltical, cultural, and social change in the Middle East, historically and in the contemporary period. Assesses changing social structures, social movements, the role of Islam, and other topics in Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, among others.
SOC 130SD. The World in 2050: Systemic Alternatives
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ENV S 130SD.
Starting with the current political, economic, cultural, and climate crises of Earth and humanity, we consider alternatives to the present system - sustainable development, regrowth, transition towns, resilience - and our roles in building a far better world by 2050.
SOC 130SG. Sociology of Globalization
(4) ROBINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduction to the sociological study of globalization. Survey of principal theories and debates in globalization studies with a focus on economic, political, and cultural transnational processes, gender/race/class and globalization, transnational social movements, and local-global linkages.
SOC 130ST. Special Topics in Development and Globalization
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Covers topics in globalization and development, to be chosen by the instructor, including such issues as social movements, race/ethnicity/nation, culture, and gender and sexuality, among others.
SOC 131. Political Sociology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Social and cultural bases of the political process; the study of power and authority as reflecting the interplay of interests and values; analysis of continuities and discontinuities in the democratic political system.
SOC 133. Sociology of Mass Communication
(4) STAFF
Organization and processes of mass communications in American society and developing nations; effects of the mass media on social consensus, conflict, and innovation.
SOC 134. Social Movements
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Causes, dynamics and consequences of protest. American social movements, particularly labor, civil rights, student and women's movements, are studied as cases in movement development. Documentary and fiction films help illustrate analytic themes and historical moments.
SOC 134A. Activism
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores the phenomenon and experience of activism - the effort by ordinary people to make deep social change - both in the United States and on a global level, with an emphasis on recent and current events.
SOC 134CJ. Climate Justice
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 134CJ.
Overview of the climate change problem and exploration of the meanings of the term "climate justice" as used by scholars and social movement activists to imagine and create a sustainable, equitable, democratic world for future generations.
SOC 134EC. Earth in Crisis
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 134EC.
Explores the causes and consequences of climate change on a global scale, covering the state of the science in layman's terms, the current and future social impacts of climate change, the global negotiations process, and climate justice activism.
SOC 134F. The Future of Globalization: Global Change, Futurology, and the Social Sciences
(4) STAFF
What will the world of the future look like? This course focuses on the capacity of the social sciences to predict. Many authors believe that predictions in this field are impossible. Others have detected observable paths to the future.
SOC 134G. Green Movements and Green Parties
(4) CLEMENCON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines how environmental organizations and green political parties are shaping policy formulation on environmental issues in different developed and developing countries, with a focus on the US experience.
SOC 134GC. Globalization and Crisis
(4) NEDERVEEN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Course examines financial and economic crises in the context of contemporary globalization. Examines theories and narratives of crisis, also at social, political and cultural levels, along with trends in international finance and implications for the American economy.
SOC 134GJ. Global Justice Movements
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Study of the origins, present situation, and future prospects on contemporary social movements for global justice, in the realms of climate change, militarization, local and national autonomy, human rights, and the many forms of global and local inequalities, amongst others.
SOC 134LA. Studies in Latin American Revolutions and Social Movements
(4) FORAN, ROBINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores aspects of a selected case or cases of social movements or revolutions in Latin America, historically and in the present, looking at debates on such issues as the causes, actors, outcomes, and meanings of the events.
SOC 134N. Social Movements and Networks
(4) FRIEDKIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The literature on social movements emphasizes the importance of social networks. The assertion "a network exists" or "is formed" in social movements is the start point for this course on the network's structural features and implications.
SOC 134R. The Sociology of Revolutions
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Theories of social revolution will be presented; the causes, types, nature, processes and outcomes of revolutions will be explored and assessed, with case studies drawn from among the French, Russian, Chinese, Mexican, Cuban, Iranian and Nicaraguan revolutions, among others.
SOC 134RC. Radical Social Change
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper division standing or a prior course in sociology.
Covers significant cases of radical social change, such as the revolutions of Cuba, Chile, or Chiapas, the radical reforms in Kerala, India, the global justice movement, or any of the many others of the contemporary world.
SOC 136A. The Analysis of Conversational Interaction
(4) RAYMOND
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Repeat Comments: Not open for students who have completed Sociology 136 with a grade of C orhigher.
The analysis of naturally occurring conversations with emphasis on understanding conversation as a form of social interaction. Focuses on systems that organize talk-in-interaction (turn taking, action sequencing, and repair of conversational troubles) and methods for analyzing single conversations.
SOC 136C. Social Categories in Interaction
(4) WHITEHEAD
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Drawing on the conversation analysis approach, this course explores how social categories, including those that have traditionally been of interest to sociologists (e.g., gender, race, and sexuality), are used by participants in naturally occurring everyday interactions. Methodological challenges and debates in this area are also examined.
SOC 136M. Communication in Medical Care
(4) RAYMOND
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines empirical knowledge about doctor-patient conduct, the role of expertise and power in this relationship and addresses methodological questions concerning analyses of the doctor-patient relationship.
SOC 136V. Video Study of Social Interaction
(4) RAYMOND, WHITEHEAD
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of the visible aspects of social interaction: The organization of gesture, gaze, and body movement in the production of social actions through a survey of relevant research and direct inspection of videotapes of ordinary social occasions.
SOC 137E. Sociology of the Black Experience
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Black Studies 137E.
Sociological overview of the experiences of Blacks in the United States from slavery to the present. Sociological analysis of the changing historical significance of Black poverty, the Black family, and the Black worker in the United States will be presented.
SOC 138G. Peace, Conflict, and Violence in Global Perspective
(4) JUERGENSMEYER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Global Peace and Security 138 or Interdisciplinary 197C. Same course as Global Studies 124.
What distinguishes a country 'at peace' from one experiencing war? How do we define types of violence, ranging from the interpersonal level to civil conflict, interstate war, and mass atrocities? This course examines theories and empirical studies of conflict and violence from the local to the global, drawing on approaches from across the social sciences. We work to understand individual and collective behavior in conflict and violent environments and how the social, political, and economic factors motivating or facilitating conflict might be altered or addressed to help build more sustainable peace. The course is highly participatory with a mixed structure: one interactive lecture and one session of small group discussions each week.
SOC 139A. Black and White Relations: Towards Pluralism or Integration?
(4) DANIEL
A comparative-historical examination of interethnic relations between European Americans and African Americans from the colonial period to the present in terms of plurarlistic and integrationist dynamics. Hemispheric and global comparisons may be included.
SOC 139C. Betwixt and Between: Multiracial Identity in the United States
(4) DANIEL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An examination of the factors that have influenced the social location of racially mixed individuals of African and European descent in the United States, in order to provide a context for understanding the complexities surrounding the newly emerging multiracial conciousness.
SOC 139RN. Special Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Nation
(4) DANIEL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 128, 139A-B-C, or 185D.
Special areas of interest focusing on varying patterns of race, ethnicity, and nation in the United States and larger global arena.
SOC 140. Aging in American Society
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: a socialization or developmental psychology course or personal experience working with the elderly.
This course will survey and analyze aspects of growing old in American society. Attention is focused on the meaning of aging to the individual as topics including physical and mental health, retirement, leisure, sexuality, death, and dying are discussed.
SOC 142. Socialization, Self-Actualization, and Creativity
(4) J.D. BALDWIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Focuses on the ways in which people's social environments influence their behavior over the early decades of life. Focuses on the social psychology of exploration, play, creativity and self-actualization - showing how certain social environments help or hinder our abilities to reach our fullest level of human development.
SOC 142A. Advanced Studies in Socialization
(4) J.D. BALDWIN
Prerequisite: Sociology 142
Explores details of socialization. Topics may cover the socialization of exceptional children, spoiled children, and bullies - along with creativity, depression, game theory, and more.
SOC 144. The Chicano Community
(4) SEGURA
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chicano Studies 144.
Origins of the Chicano in rural Mexico; context of contact, patterns of settlement in the United States; the Chicano community, social structure, and social change; acculturation and generational patterns; community leadership and change.
SOC 144LA. Latina Activism in the United States
(4) SEGURA
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Analyzes the traditions of activism and contemporary feminist discourse and practice among Latinas in the United States. Major themes include political consciousness, identity, feminism, and community.
SOC 144LI. Latinas/os and Immigration
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the Latino migration experience in the US. Major themes include social and political inequality, issues of race, class and gender in the migration process, labor struggles and immigration law.
SOC 144LW. Chicanas/os & Latinas/os and Work
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the labor experiences of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in the United States. Major themes include race/ethnicity, gender and class in the workplace, migration and the law, and labor and immigrant rights movements.
SOC 144LY. Chicana/o and Latina/o Youth
(4) RIOS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Course examines the experiences and actions of Chicana/o and Latina/o youth in the United States. Research and theory on Chican@-Latin@ youth will be read. Readings will include themes such as immigration, school, community, social control, and gender.
SOC 144S. Sexuality, Race, Gender, and Class
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines interplay of sexuality, race, gender, nation, and class with focuson social processes and practices of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals of color. Raises critical intellectual issues about racialized and gendered social practices involving culture, politics, idealogies, and power relations.
SOC 145. Social Inequalities
(4) CHARLES
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A broad introduction to sociological research on diverse forms of social inequality. Offers a review of the classics and a critical analysis of the latest literature on class, race, and gender inequalities.
SOC 146. Special Topics in Sociology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units but only 8 units may beapplied toward the major.
Lectures in special areas of interest in contemporary sociology. Specific course titles to be announced by the department each quarter.
SOC 147. Current Issues in Social Psychology
(4) FRIEDKIN, CAST
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of recent developments in research and theory within selected fields of social psychology.
SOC 148. Social Networks
(4) FRIEDKIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Social structure as derived from patterns of micro-relation (networks of people) and macro-relations (networks of organizations, interest groups, nations, or other collectivities); consequences of network relationships for social behavior and the distribution of resources, information, power, beliefs, and social support.
SOC 148MA. Social Network Analysis
(4) FRIEDKIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduction to concepts, methods, and applications of social network analysis.
SOC 149. Self and Identity
(4) CAST
Prerequisite: UPPER-DIVISION STANDING.
Examines theoretical approaches to understanding the self as a social product and social force. Focuses on those theoretical traditions that draw upon a symbolic interactionist framework to explore some common ways that social psychologists understand the relationships between culture, social structure, socialization, and self and identity.
SOC 150. Love, Sex and Religion
(4) FRIEDLAND
Course will examine the sociological, historical and phenomenological constitution of sexuality and love, in order to position the emergence of a new erotic formation among young people and the religious responses to it on the other.
SOC 151. Gender in Film and Television
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of how structural, cultural, and historical factors shape images of gender in film and television.
SOC 152A. Sociology of Human Sexuality
(4) J.D. BALDWIN, J.I. BALDWIN
This course covers all the main aspects of human sexuality-anatomy, sexual response, pregnancy, sexual diseases including HIV, birth control, abortion, learning to be sexual, sexual orientation, gender differences, sex therapy and enrichment, love, and related sociological issues.
SOC 152B. Topics in Human Sexuality
(4) J.D. BALDWIN, J.I. BALDWIN
Prerequisite: Sociology 152A and consent of instructor.
A seminar for advanced research on and discussion of the sociology of humansexuality. Each student facilitates one class discussion on one of the maintopics on sexuality.
SOC 152C. Advanced Study in the Sociology of Human Sexuality
(1-5) BALDWIN, BALDWIN
Prerequisite: Sociology 152A-B and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 15 units.
The course covers specific details about human sexuality. Course content will be determined by students and instructors.
SOC 153. Women and Work
(4) SEGURA, CAST
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Feminist Studies 153.
The course will begin with readings and discussion of the sociological features of work in society. The role of women in the labor market will be explored, as well as their lives as unpaid workers in their own homes. Finally, more global issues of sexual inequality and social change will be discussed.
SOC 154A. Sociology of the Families
(4) CAST
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Feminist Studies 154A.
A course on US families and patterns of household organization. Topics may include mate selection, parenthood, marriage, division of labor, divorce, remarriage, and aging. Attention to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation variation in contemporary patterns in the life of today's families.
SOC 154EC. Sociology of Early Childhood
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduces students to young children as social actors. Examines their place in a social-interactional world and their assessment of others as independent persons. Topics include early friendship and conflict and their emergence as competent language users.
SOC 154R. Sociology of Reproduction
(4) LUNA
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Provides an examination of reproduction through economic, legal and political lenses. Emphasis on how statuses such as race, class, gender, sexuality and ability influence people's reproductive possibilities. Primarily focuses on the US but will expose students to global reproductive concerns.
SOC 155. Sociology of Gender
(4) TAYLOR, C.
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the gendered dynamics of social relations in social institutions and interactions. We ask the questions: Why do men and women appear to be so different? Why are men and women found in different places in society? Why do gender inequalities persist? This course takes a sociological, intersectional, evidence-based approach to understanding gender as social. Provide students with practice in critical thinking skills as well as an overview of how feminist, social scientists think about gender.
SOC 155A. Women in American Society
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Feminist Studies 155A.
The roles and life styles of women in various American subcultures and the ideologies developing around them.
SOC 155B. Sociological perspectives on Women
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 155A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units provided topics are different. Same course as Feminist Studies 155B.
Advanced study in the sociology of women course format (seminar or lecture)and topics vary from year to year. Topics may include: The analysis of the status of women in the labor force, women's class position, theoretical andpractical aspects of patriarchy.
SOC 155M. Contemporary U.S. Women's Movements
(4) STAFF
Examination of the development and transformation of the U.S. contemporary women's movement. Consideration is given to ideological and organizational differences, internal politics, and the impact of the movement on individuals, policies, and institutions.
SOC 155T. Sociology of Girls and Girlhood
(4) TWINE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduction to interdisciplinary feminist literature on girls culture. Examination of how girls from range of racial/ethnic, class, religious, and national backgrounds respond to social inequalities and cultural prescriptions of femininity. Topics include sexuality, popular culture, economic dependence and activism.
SOC 155W. Chicanas and Mexican Women in Contemporary Society
(4) SEGURA
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chicano Studies 155W.
Examines existing research on native-born and immigrant Mexican women in the United States with emphasis on family, education, employment, and politics. Analysis of the Chicana experience organized by considering how interplay between class, race, and gender affects access to opportunity and equality.
SOC 156A. Introduction to Women, Culture, and Development
(4) BHAVNANI, FORAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course a Global Studies 180A and Anthropology 102A.
Critical examination of the relations among women, culture and development. Topics include colonialism, violence, globalization, and the state, health and reproduction, biotechnology, representation, and resistance movements.
SOC 156B. Seminar in Women, Culture, and Development
(4) BHAVNANI
Prerequisite: Sociology 156A; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course a Global Studies 180B and Anthropology 102B.
Critical examination of the interrelationships among women, culture and development through individual projects.
SOC 157. Radicalism in Contemporary Life
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A multidisciplinary approach to investigating radicalism as a form of thought and practice. Examines different models and sources of radicalism cross-nationally.
SOC 159LG. Sociology of Lesbian and Gay Communities
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Feminist Studies 159LG.
Origins and transformation of lesbian and gay communities and social movements, with special attention to ideological development, major social problems, cultural production, race, ethnic & gender differences, organizational formation and political conflict.
SOC 159M. Sociology of Men and Masculinities
(4) BRIDGES
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores the social meanings of masculinities among both women and men, the varieties of experiences of masculinities along lines of age, social class, race/ethnicity, sexuality, as well as considerations of the embodiment of masculinities. We explore these issues by focusing specifically on varying forms of inequality that both shape and are shaped by different social locations.
SOC 159S. Sociology and Sexual Politics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recent approaches to the study of sexuality through the work of gay and lesbian scholars, social historians, feminists, and discourse theorists. Emphasis on recent changes in sexuality, sexual suffering, and sexual politics. Topics vary with the instructor.
SOC 160. Sociology of Work
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Management and worker organizations, formal and informal. Accommodation among these organizations, and interaction between them and the community.
SOC 164. Sociology of Education
(4) STAFF
Changing character of education in complex societies its relation to political, economic, and technological institutions; and its effect on individual and community behavior and development.
SOC 167. The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations
(4) FRIEDLAND
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Institutional analysis of administrative structures and voluntary associations; informal organization, ideology, bureaucracy, decision making, and morale.
SOC 170. Sociology of Deviant Behavior
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduction to the sociological study of conformity and deviance, with emphasis on processes of social control.
SOC 170J. Juvenile Justice: Youth Offenders and the Criminal Justice System in the New Millenium
(4) RIOS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Analysis of the structure and agency of juvenile justice. The history and function of the juvenile justice system (structure) and the experience and behavior (agency) of juveniles who are "deviant" or "delinquent" is examined.
SOC 172. Sociology of Crime and Delinquency
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Theories of the genesis of delinquency and crime; factors in the organization of delinquent and criminal behavior from the points of view ofthe person and group; delinquent and criminal behavior systems.
SOC 173. Sociology of Law
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Study of the social and cultural factors underlying the development, maintenance, and change of legal structures and processes, and analysis of theories of jurisprudence.
SOC 173R. Sociology of Human Rights
(4) HAJJAR
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines human rights from a sociological perspective. Discusses the history of human rights, debates over their legitimacy and enforceability, and activities to promote and protect the rights of human beings. Also covers the factors that impede enforcement, enable gross violations, and make it difficult or impossible to punish violators.
SOC 174. Criminal Justice and the Community
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Sociological analysis of law enforcement systems and court systems; police discretion, differential implementation of the criminal law; negotiation incriminal justice decisions.
SOC 174P. Policing and Society
(4) RAYMOND
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Review and develop empirical knowledge about law enforcement, models of policing, and police-community relations with the aim of understanding the role of police in society and the nature and dynamics of police encounters with the public. Addresses methodological questions concerning how police and policing can be most fruitfully analyzed and canvasses issues policing in contemporary American society poses for law enforcement organizations and the communities they serve.
SOC 176A. Sociology of Global Health, HIV/AIDS & other Infectious Diseases
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Provides a socio-historical analysis of the epidemiological, cultural, political, and legal aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Strives to ensure an understanding of HIV globally and in the United States within a global context. Topics include but are not limited to historical linkages among sexuality, race, disease, and stigma; multiple conceptualizations and meanings of AIDS; legal, ethical and political dilemmas over HIV prevention, care, and human rights in global perspective.
SOC 176D. Sociology of Drug Use
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Deals with such topics as the demographic patterns of drug usage, socialization into and out of drug subcultures, criminalization and decriminalization of various drugs, and drugs as they pertain to women, youth, and minorities. Cross-cultural approaches to drug use and treatment modes.
SOC 179. Sociology of Law and Conflict
(4) HAJJAR
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Overview of the history of the "war on terror" including how it compares to other kinds of modern wars, debates over US policy, and activities by individuals, organizations and states to assist the US, or alternatively, to criticize the US government.
SOC 185A. Development of Sociological Thought
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The outstanding European and American figures and idea systems in the development of sociological thought are discussed.
SOC 185C. Cultural Theory
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: a 3.0 GPA.
An introduction to functionalist, semiotic, Dramaturgical, Weberian, Durkehimian, Marxian and post-structuralist approaches to cultural analysis.
SOC 185D. Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations: United States Sociological Perspectives
(4) DANIEL, WINANT
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A compartive-historical survey of classical and contemporary United States sociological theories of race and ethnic relations.
SOC 185DG. Theories of Globalization and Development
(4) NEDERVEEN, BHAVNANI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Analyzes major trends in development and globalization thinking/policy. Discusses theories in political economy through modernization theory, dependency, alternative development, neoliberalism, human development and post- development. Addresses ongoing debates on globalization, and the rise of Asia and emerging societies.
SOC 185E. Introduction to Ethnomethodology
(4) RAYMOND
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Fundamental processes of social interaction and social organization. Accountability of action and the fundamental mechanisms of interaction; co-implication of institutional context and individual agency in interaction; reproduction of individual identities and social structure as trans-situational realities.
SOC 185F. French Social Theory
(4) FALASCA-ZAMPONI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An examination of major developments in French social theory both from the historical and the thematic point of view. Authors studied may include: Comte, Durkheim, Mauss, Althusser, Foucault, Bourdieu, Sartre, Levi-strauss, and Baudrillard.
SOC 185G. Theories of Gender and Inequality
(4) TWINE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Varying theoretical perspectives on cause of gender inequaltiy, maintenanceand reproduction of gender systems, social consequences of gender stratification, and dynamics of change in systems of inequality.
SOC 185GT. Gender Theory/Transgender Experience
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Focuses on theories of gender with specific application and relevance to transgender and transsexual experience. Gender's cultural, social structural, and interpersonal aspects are considered as they are destabilized, pushed, and crossed.
SOC 185M. Marxist and Critical Social Theory
(4) ANDERSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Study of Marx and related theorists, with links to contemporary debates and conflicts over capitalism and economic inequality.
SOC 185N. Theories of Nationalism, Identity, and Colonialism
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Theories of the nation, nationalism, and national identity. Comparatively discusses global identities focusing on war and institutions. Cases and periods under examination will vary from year to year.
SOC 185P. Pragmatism: A Practical Sociology
(4) J.D. BALDWIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Focuses on George Herbert Mead's theory of pragmatism. Emphasis is on the usefulness of pragmatism to explore and understand everyday social life including interpersonal, political, and global issues.
SOC 185RT. Radical Social Theory and Revolutionary Practice in the 20th Century
(4) ROBINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Surveys radical social thinkers from 20th century revolutions and sociological reflections on 20th century revolutionary theory and practice. Major thinkers and practitioners that may be surveyed include Leon Trotsky, Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci, Mao Zedong, Rosa Luxemburg, Jose Mariategui, Lenin, Amilcar Cabral, and others. May also cover sociological theories of social change and revolution, debates on the causes and consequences of these revolutions, and implications for 21st century processes of social change.
SOC 185S. Special Topics in Social Theory
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Exploration of various theorists, schools of thought, particular theories and special problems and issues in social theory. Theory and readings will vary.
SOC 190A. Group Studies in Sociology
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Course may be repeated for a maximum of no more than 12 units.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s).
Faculty led, systematic exploration of a particular study of interest as defined by faculty and students. May involve in-depth study of a mutual topic of interest and/or may involve direct involvement in research, including discussion relevant to the process of sociological inquiry.
SOC 191CA. Instructional Laboratory in Sociology
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 GPA average and a 4.0 GPA in relevant course(s); may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units but only 4 units of all 191AA-ZZ may be applied toward the major.
Designed for outstanding students who intern as course assistants under the supervision of the assigned faculty member.
SOC 196H. Honors Research Practicum in Sociology
(4) WOHL
Prerequisite: Open to upper-division sociology majors only.
Enrollment Comments: A two quarter in-progress sequence course beginning in the Fall Quarter leading to the completion of an honors thesis. Grades issued upon completion of Sociology 196HR. Students must have a minimu
Students will develop research topics and appropriate methodologies. General issues of sociological research will be discussed, including the relationship between theory and method.
SOC 196HR. Honors Practicum in Sociology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Sociology 196H.
Enrollment Comments: The second quarter of a two quarter in-progress sequence course. Grades issued upon completion of Sociology 196HR.
Students will concentrate on data collection, analysis and completion of thesis.
SOC 198. Readings in Sociology
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of two prior upper-division courses in sociology.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of 198/199/199RAcombined to the sociology major.
Readings in sociology under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Students wishing to enroll should prepare a short plan of study.
SOC 199. Independent Studies in Sociology
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of two prior upper-division courses in sociology.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of 198/199/199RAcourses to the Sociology major.
Independent studies in sociology under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Students wishing to enroll should prepare a short plan of study.
SOC 199RA. Independent Research Assistance in Sociology
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of two prior upper-division courses in sociology; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199RA courses combined. Students may apply a maximum of 8 units of 198/199/199RA courses combined to the sociology major.
Coursework shall consist of faculty supervised research assistance.
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SOC 203. Logics of Inquiry
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 207A-B.
Explores the connection between data and theory as they are developed in the major research traditions in sociology. Approaches that may be discussed are the quasi-experimental model, comparative-historical research and/or relational methods.
SOC 205A. Data Analysis in Sociology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Political Science 205 or PSTAT 5A-Z or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Sociology 205A is a prerequisite to Sociology 205B.
Basic techniques for the analysis of sociological data using linear models. Emphasis is on sociological application; the course will cover the use of bivariate, multi-variate, and multiple-equation models in sociological research.
SOC 205B. Data Analysis in Sociology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Political Science 205 or PSTAT 5A-Z or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Sociology 205A is a prerequisite to Sociology 205B.
Basic techniques for the analysis of sociological data using linear models. Emphasis is on sociological application; the course will cover the use of bivariate, multi-variate, and multiple-equation models in sociological research.
SOC 207A. Sociological Theory
(4) STAFF, FALASCA-ZAMPONI
Fundamental issues in contemporary social theory from their emergence in the Enlightenment, through the writings of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, to present day controversies.
SOC 207B. Sociological Theory
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Prerequisites for Sociology 207B: Sociology 207A
Fundamental issues in contemporary social theory from their emergence in the Enlightenment, through the writings of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, to present day controversies.
SOC 207C. Sociological Theory
(4) ANDERSON
Fundamental issues in contemporary social theory from their emergence in the Enlightenment, through the writings of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, to present day controversies.
SOC 211A. Field Research in Sociology
(4) TWINE
The organization and execution of research in natural settings; analysis offield data and documentary evidence; problems of comparative history and analytic induction.
SOC 211B. Field Research in Sociology
(4) TWINE
Prerequisite: Prerequisites for Sociology 211B: Sociology 211A
The organization and execution of research in natural settings; analysis of field data and documentary evidence; problems of comparative history and analytic induction.
SOC 212A. Seminar in Comparative-Historical Sociology
(4) STAFF
Theoretical and methodological bases of comparative-historical sociology. Use of thoeries and concepts, logic of comparison and contrast, types of evidence, and other issues raised by classic works and methodological writings.
SOC 212B. Seminar in Comparative-Historical Sociology
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Students pursue research projects applying historical and/or comparative methods.
SOC 212W. Writing Practicum in Sociology
(4) FORAN
Prerequisite: Students must have a current research project that is in the writing stage.
Designed to hone research and writing skills; the main work involves students' research projects, and giving feedback to each other. The group discusses a number of issues to do with the craft of writing.
SOC 213. The Practice of Critical Ethnography
(4) BHAVNANI
The course will introduce students to theories and practices of critical ethnography. The aim of the course is to show how critical ethnography can be practiced. Hence, the focus will be on conducting empirical ethnographicresearch.
SOC 213D. Sociological Theories of Race, Ethnicity, and Nation
(4) DANIEL
Analysis of U.S. sociological theories of race, ethnicity, and nation, as well as their intersection with questions of gender, class, and culture, beginning with the institutionalization of the discipline in the 1890's to the present; critical examination of these theoretical frameworks in terms of their ability to chart race and ethnic relations.
SOC 214A. Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, Nation
(4) STAFF
Focus on the influential and paradigmatic 19th and 20th century theoretical scholarship in the field of sociology of race, ethnicity, and nation, including, among other topics, the Chicago School, Hull House, Caste theories, Gunnar Myrdal, W.E.B. Du Bois, Oliver Cox, assimilation theory, internal colonialism, racial formation, gendered racism, as well as other contemporary theoretical paradigms.
SOC 214B. Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, Nation
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 214A or 213D
Special topics on the influential and paradigmatic theoretical scholarship in the field. Emphasis on comparative framework, cultural approaches, intersection of race, class, and gender, and interdisciplinary scholarship. May be repeated for credit provided the topic is different.
SOC 215A. Chicana/o and Latina/o Sociology
(4) SEGURA
Introduction to the sociological study of Chicana/o and Latina/o communities in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Survey of classic texts and emerging socioeconomic and cultural frameworks, migration, racialization, gendered identities, social movements, education, literacy, and empowerment.
SOC 216D. Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Nation
(4) DANIEL
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 214A-B, 215A or 213D.
Selected topics in the sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and nation, as well as their intersection with questions of gender and class.
SOC 218C. Sociology of Culture
(4) STAFF
Seminar on the sociological study of culture, examining theoretical perspectives, definitional and analytical problems, production of culture, and cultural effects.
SOC 218CP. Topics on Cultural Sociology
(4) FALASCA-ZAMPONI
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Selected topics in the sociological analysis of the relationship between culture and politics.
SOC 218P. Seminar on Popular Culture
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Prior course on sociology of culture.
This seminar focuses on theories, research, and debates regarding the sociological analysis of popular culture.
SOC 226. Immigration
(4) STAFF
Immigration has transformed the United States and is changing the face of Europe as well as transforming the societies that immigrants are leaving behind. This course covers the social science literature, including the causes and consequences of immigration, the economics and politics of immigration, the adaptation patterns of immigrants and their descendants, the impact on the societies left behind, and the long-term effects of immigration on American society.
SOC 232. Marx Seminar
(4) ANDERSON
Examination of Marx's core texts, such as 1844 Manuscripts, Grundrisse, and Capital; consideration of theoretical concepts, among them commodity fetishism, exploitation, technology and the labor process, colonialism and precapitalist societies, and crisis theory.
SOC 233. Problems in Radical Thought
(4) STAFF
Explores some of the challenges facing radical thought today. Particular emphasis placed on the relationship between the critical and utopian functions of radical thought.
SOC 233R. Radical Social Theory and Revolutionary Practice in the Twentieth Century
(4) ROBINSON
Surveys radical social thinkers from 20th century revolutions and sociological reflection on 20th century revolutionary theory and practice. Major thinkers and practitioners surveyed include Leon Trotsky, Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci, Mao Zedong, Rosa Luxembourg, Jose Mariategui, Lenin, Amilcar Cabral, others.
SOC 234. Social Inequalities
(4) CHARLES
A broad introduction to sociological research on diverse forms of social inequality. Offers a review of the classic literature and a critical analysis of the latest literature on class, race, and gender inequalities.
SOC 236. The Analysis Of Conversational Interaction
(4) RAYMOND
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This seminar focuses on the structure of naturally occurring conversational interaction with an emphasis on problem formulation and methods of analysis.
SOC 236C. Social Categories in Interaction
(4) WHITEHEAD
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with SOC 136C.
Drawing on conversation analytic research, this course explores how social categories, including those traditionally of interest to sociologists (e.g., gender, race, sexuality), are used by participants in naturally occurring interactions. Methodological challenges and debates in this area are also examined. Graduate students who register for this cross-listed course will attend the weekly lectures, additional weekly seminar-type meetings with the instructor, and will complete an expanded set of the assignments.
SOC 236V. Video Study Of Social Interaction
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Sociology 236.
This course examines visible aspects of social interaction. It explores theorganization of gesture, gaze, and body movement in the production of interaction through a survey of published research and direct inspection ofrecordings of ordinary social occasions.
SOC 239. Sociology Of Law
(4) STAFF
Selected topics in the sociological analysis of legal stuctures and processes, and of theories of jurisprudence.
SOC 240. Sociology of Health
(4) TAYLOR, V.
Prerequisite: No prerequisites required.
In this course we review some of the interdisciplinary literature on the relationship between human health and social forces, with a focus on research and theory in the academic field of sociology.
SOC 245A. Seminar on Gender
(4) STAFF
Current research, theories and concepts of gender will be considered. Topics vary from quarter to quarter and by instructor.
SOC 248MA. Social Network Analysis
(4) FRIEDKIN
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to concepts, methods, and applications of social network analysis.
SOC 255R. Seminar On Gender, Race, and Class
(4) TWINE
An examination of the intersection of race, class, and gender in empirical and theoretical socialogical work.
SOC 256S. Seminar on Sexualities
(4) STAFF
Research and theory on sexual meanings, identities, behavior, and communities.
SOC 265. Development and its Alternatives
(4) FORAN, BHAVNANI, APPELBAUM
The seminar will explore a range of theories issues and case studies in the sociology of development and social change, primarily in the Third World. Topics and cases covered will vary according to students' and instructor's interests.
SOC 265CJ. Climate Justice
(4) FORAN
Explores the diverse meanings and impacts of the concept and practice of the term "climate justice" as used by scholars, governments, social movement organizations, and activists to imagine and create a sustainable, equitable, democratic world for future generations.
SOC 265EC. Earth in Crisis
(4) JOHN FORAN
Explores the causes and consequences of climate change on a global scale, covering the state of the science in layman's terms, the current and future social impacts of climate change, the global negotiations process, and climate justice activism.
SOC 265G. Sociology of Globalization
(4) ROBINSON
Overview of the sociology of globalization and theories of globalism. Topics include: the politics of globalization, transnational state apparatuses; social movements; global civil society; transnational migrations; globalization and race/ethnicity; gender and globalization; local-global linkages.
SOC 265GC. Global Culture
(4) JAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE
The course addresses cultural dimensions of globalization including migration, diasporas and ethnic 'others', multiculturalism, hybridity, problems of intercultural representation and stereotypes, fundamental problems of global cognition (eurocentrism, orientalism), cosmopolitanism, and transnational aesthetics.
SOC 265GH. Globalization History and Theory
(4) JAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE
The course addresses contemporary debates on globalization focusing on the periodization and time dimension of globalization, globalization and capitalism, globalization and modernity, and the rise of emerging societies.
SOC 265GR. Globalization and Resistance
(4) STAFF
Perspectives on the multiple, unfolding processes of globalization and attendant structural transformation; critical assessment of emergent forms of resistance/emancipation, from the struggles of women, displaced communities, and peoples of color, to the global justice movement and new paths to revolution.
SOC 265GS. Global Political Economy
(4) APPELBAUM
An advanced graduate seminar covering recent theory and research about global production systems, including developments in world-systems theory, flexible production, post-fordism, and global commodity chains.
SOC 265I. Introduction to Global, International, and Development Sociology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Introduces students to the range of core issues and debates within the fields of global, international, and development sociology, from political economy to culture, gender to REN, social movements to micro-issues.
SOC 265M. New Modernities
(4) JAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE
Contemporary emerging societies don't simply adopt the model of western modernity. Modernities and capitalisms are analytics that seek to address these questions. Course examines social debates and reflexivities in emerging societies as well as the entanglement of modernities.
SOC 265N. Conflict, Identity, and The Nation
(4) STAFF
The course focuses on three different but correlated themes: 1)The sociological meaning of "the nation" and the conceptualization of national identity; 2) The comparative sociological history of nationalism and identity; 3) The correlation between identity, conflict, and global change.
SOC 265SD. The World in 2050: Sustainable Development and Its Alternatives
(4) FORAN
Explores the diverse meanings and impacts of the concept and practice of the term "sustainable development" as used by scholars, social movement organizations, communities, and activists to imagine and create a sustainable, equitable, democratic world for future generations by 2050.
SOC 265W. Women, Culture And Development
(4) APPELBAUM, BHAVNANI, FORAN
Identifying, reading, and critiquing theoretical and empirical materials from all regions of the Third World that address the interrelated themes ofwomen, culture, and development.
SOC 266LA. Sociology of Latin America
(4) ROBINSON
Examines social, political, economic, and cultural trends in Latin America in historical context, including but not limited to political economy, development processes, women, indigenous people, revolutionary movements, transnational migration, and different debates, theories and perspectives for studying Latin America.
SOC 272. Race, Crime, and Punishment
(4) RIOS
Critical analysis of theory and research on the racial-ethnic dimensions of crime and punishment. Focal topics include: race and the incidence of crime; racial disparities in the criminal law; mass incarceration and communities of color.
SOC 273A. Language and the Body
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Linguistics 273A.
Brings together the methods and findings of functional linguistics and those of conversation analysis in a dialogue centering on the visible behavior of the body in the organization of talk-in-interaction, especially gesture, gaze, and body movement.
SOC 273B. Language and the Body
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Sociology 273A.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Linguistics 273B.
Brings together the methods and findings of functional linguistics and those of conversation analysis in a dialogue centering on the visible behavior of the body in the organization of talk-in-interaction, especially gesture, gaze, and body movement.
SOC 274. Proseminar in Language, Interaction, and Social Organization
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Same course as Education 274 and Linguistics 274.
Discussion of current research, literature, and theoretical and methodological issues in language and social interaction.
SOC 290A. Professional Development Seminar
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: This two-quarter sequence is required of all entering graduate students. S/U grading only; no credit allowed toward advanced degree. Attendance at dept. colloquia is required as part of this course.
The professional roles of sociologists as teacher, researcher, and colleague will be explored. Introduces students to the culture of the discipline, the department and the university. Colloquia presentations will be considered as alternative modes of teaching effectiveness. Faculty presentations on their own pedagogic methods and current research activity will be included.
SOC 290B. Professional Development Seminar
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Completion of MA degree.
Enrollment Comments: This two-quarter sequence is required of all entering graduate students. S/U grading only; no credit allowed toward advanced degree. Attendance at dept. colloquia is required as part of this course.
The professional roles of sociologists as teacher, researcher, and colleague will be explored. Introduces students to the culture of the discipline, the department, and the university. Students will explore the skills and sensibilities required for effective research, writing, publishing, teaching in undergraduate settings, participation in professional organizations, and presenting papers at academic conferences.
SOC 294. Special Topics
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit on approval of department chair.
Special seminar on research subjects of current interest.
SOC 501. Apprentice Teaching
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Sociology 290A-B-C and teaching assistant or associate status.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit; units do not fulfill M.A. unit requirements.
The application of research and theory to classroom practice in the teaching of undergraduate sociolgy courses. At the teaching assistant level, faculty will supervise individual students as they lead discussion sections, prepare and grade examinations, read written assignments, and engage in individual consultations with undergraduates. Associates will be responsible for courses in their entirety. Weekly meetings with instructor are required.
SOC 502. Research Assistance Practicum
(2-4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Research assistant status; consent of instructor. Units depend upon percentof time hired: 25% = 2 units; 50% = 4 units. May be repeated for credit; units do not count toward M.A. unit requirements.
Content will vary with individual students, each of whom will be instructedin the practical aspects of doing research in the area employed--bibliographical work, interviewing, statistical analyses, or questionnaire construction and analysis. Weekly group meetings with instructor are required.
SOC 591. Graduate Workshop In Sociological Research
(1-4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit; units do not fulfill M.A. unit requirements.
Presentation of research completed, in progress or proposed, with faculty in attendance. Students are expected to offer critical and useful comments on research.
SOC 596. Directed Reading And Research
(2-5) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit on approval of department chair. No more than half the graduate units required for the M.A. may be taken in Sociology 596.
Individual tutorial. Plan of study must be approved by department chair.
SOC 597. Independant Study M.A.-Ph.D. Examinations
(4-8) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Units do not count toward graduate degrees. Maximum of 24 units per examination.
Individual study for M.S. and Ph.D examinations. Normally taken with the student's committee chair.
SOC 598. M.A. Thesis Research Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Units do not count toward graduate degree.
M.A. thesis research and preparation. Research and preparation for the Master's thesis. Normally taken with the student's M.A. committee chair.
SOC 599. Ph.D Dissertation Research and Preparation.
(2-12) STAFF
Ph.D. dissertation research and preparation. Ph.D. dissertation preparation. Normally taken with the student's committee chair.