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Courses in Sociology (SOC)

Lower Division

1. Introduction to Sociology (5)

Lecture—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Principles and basic concepts of sociology. The study of groups, culture, collective behavior, classes and caste, community and ecology, role, status, and personality. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

2. Self and Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Exploration of how self and identity are formed and transformed by socialization and social interaction in relation to roles, groups, institutions, power, and social change. Consideration of how people make decisions, fall in love, and come to blows. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

3. Social Problems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. General sociological consideration of contemporary social problems in relation to sociocultural change and programs for improvement. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

4. Immigration and Opportunity (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour or term paper. Social and demographic analysis of immigration: motives and experiences of immigrants; immigration and social mobility; immigration, assimilation, and social change; multicultural societies. Detailed study of immigration into the U.S., with comparative studies of Europe, Australia, and other host countries. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.

5. Global Social Change: An Introduction to Macrosociology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. An introduction to change and diversity in world history, including the United States. Examines population and family, technological change and economic development, power and status, culture and identity. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, SS, WC.

11. Sociology of Labor and Employment (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Labor and employment issues in the contemporary United States with some use of historical and comparative materials. Topics will include strategies pursued by employers and employees, labor market discrimination and the role of social policies in shaping labor markets. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.

12Y. Data Visualization in the Social Sciences (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—1.5 hours; web virtual lecture—1.5 hours. Introduction to quantitative data across the social sciences (Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and other disciplines). Transforming data, describing data, producing graphs, visual reasoning, and interpretations. (Same course as Communications 12Y, Sociology 12Y, Political Science 12Y.) GE credit: QL, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Cross

25. Sociology of Popular Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Social mechanisms that shape modern popular culture. High, folk, and mass culture: historical emergence of popular culture. Mass media, commercialization, ideology and cultural styles. Theories and methods for analyzing cultural expressions in pop music, street art, film, television, and advertising. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS, VL.

30A. Intercultural Relations in Multicultural Societies (3)

Lecture—1.5 hours; discussion—1.5 hours. Macrostructural analysis of contemporary multicultural societies; immigration and assimilation in comparative perspective; social construction of racial and ethnic group identities; ethnicity and gender; group conflict and cooperation; controversies surrounding multiculturalism. First course in a two-course Multicultural Immersion Program. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.

30B. Intercultural Relations in Multicultural Societies (3)

Lecture—1.5 hours; discussion—1.5 hours. Prerequisite: course 30A or consent of instructor. Social-psychological analysis of personal experiences living in a multicultural society; conforming to or rejecting group identity or stereotypes; managing and reducing conflict; cross-cultural communication; promises and problems of diversity at UC Davis. Second course in a two-course Multicultural Immersion Program. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.

46A. Introduction to Social Research (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Examination of the methodological problems of social research. Selection and definition of problems of investigation, data-gathering techniques, and sampling. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

46B. Introduction to Social Research (5)

Lecture—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Data-analysis techniques, measurement, scaling, multivariate analysis, and quantitative measures of association. GE credit: SocSci | QL, SS. 

90X. Lower Division Seminar (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing; consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Examination of a special topic in sociology through shared readings, discussions, written assignments, or special activities such as fieldwork, laboratory work, etc. May not be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Primarily intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

100. Origins of Modern Sociological Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. The origins of modern sociological thought. Special emphasis on three major theorists from the classical tradition of nineteenth century European social thought: Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

102. Society and Culture of California (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. California's distinctive society and culture; sociological analyses of topical issues concerning diversity, environment, cities. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.

103. Evaluation Research Methods (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2 or 3 recommended; course 46A and 46B recommended. Surveys applications of research methods to the evaluation of social programs, primarily emphasizing methodological issues, e.g., research design and data collection; uses of evaluation research are also discussed and placed in theoretical context. Participation in an evaluation project. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SL, SS.

104. The Political Economy of International Migration (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, 3, or 4 recommended. Analysis of worldwide migration patterns, and social scientific theories of international and transnational migration. Focus in economical, political, and social impact of immigration and potential for international and regional cooperation. (Same course as International Relations 104). GE credit: SocSci | SS, WC.

106. Intermediate Social Statistics (5)

Lecture—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 46B or consent of instructor. Intermediate level course in statistical analysis of social data, emphasizing the logic and use of statistical measures, procedures, and mathematical models especially relevant to sociological analysis. GE credit: SocSci | QL, SL, SS.

118. Political Sociology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Relation of social cleavages and social cohesion to the functioning of political institutions; the social bases of local and national power structures; social sources of political movement, analysis of concepts of alienation, revolution, ideology, ruling class, and elite. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

120. Deviance (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Social structural sources, institutional practices and microprocesses associated with illegality, evil, disease, immorality, disability, racial and class differences, citizenship, and the body. Special emphasis on expert knowledge and the production and management of social difference. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.

122. Sociology of Adolescence (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Chronological age and social status; analysis of social processes bearing upon the socialization of children and adolescents. The emergence of youth cultures. Generational succession as a cultural problem. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

123. American Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. The demographic and social structure of American society and population, with emphasis on ethnic and class groups as bases for political and economic interest. Attention to selected current social controversies. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.

124. Education and Inequality in the U.S. (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Functions of schooling in contemporary U.S. society. Racial, ethnic, social class, and gender inequalities in student outcomes. Consideration of classic and current controversies in the sociology of education and education policy. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

125. Sociology of Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Sociological approaches to study of historical and contemporary culture and mass media, and their structuring in relation to social actors, institutions, stratification, power, the production of culture, audiences, and the significance of culture in processes of change. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

126. Social Interaction (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Everyday interaction in natural settings; ethnographic approaches to the understanding of social meanings, situations, personal identity and human relationships. Particular attention to the work of Erving Goffman and to principles of field observation and qualitative analysis. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.

128. Interracial Interpersonal Dynamics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Analysis of the influences of cultural differences and racial stratification on interpersonal interaction in instrumental settings (e.g., work, education, political action) and intimate settings (e.g., friendship, love, marriage, family). Minority/majority relationships. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS.

129. Sociology of Black Experience in America (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Survey of historical and contemporary theoretical sociological perspectives on the Black experience in United States. Emphasis on comparisons of Black sociological perspectives and mainstream perspectives of specific sociologists. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.

130. Race Relations (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Functions of the social definitions of race and racial groups. Analysis of racial conflict, oppression, and other forms of ethnic stratification. Models of ethnic interaction and social change. Emphasis on racial relationships within the U.S. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.

131. The Family (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Contemporary family life in historical and cross-cultural perspective. How different family forms arose, their significance today and prospects for further family change. Attention to power relations within and beyond the family and to the social implications of family transformation. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS.

132. The Sociology of Gender (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Analysis of biological, psychological, cultural and structural conditions underlying the status and roles of men and women in contemporary society, drawing on a historical and comparative perspective. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.

133. Sexual Stratification and Politics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended; consent of instructor. Analysis of origins, dynamics, and social implications of sexual stratification. Examination of classical and contemporary theorists such as Engels, Freud, J.S. Mill, de Beauvoir, Juliet Mitchell, D. Dinnerstein. Attention to selected issues in social movements for and against sexual equality. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div | SS.

134. Sociology of Racial Ethnic Families (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour or term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Asian American, Black, Chicano, and Native American family life in comparative historical perspective. Family structure and gender roles are considered in relation to socio-historical dynamics. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS.

135. Social Relationships (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour or term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Social and cultural factors influencing friendships and intimate relationships. Topics include relationship development, relationship maintenance, and relationship loss. GE credit: Div, SocSci, Wrt | SS.

137. African American Society and Culture 1790-1990 (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Restricted to upper division standing. Political and social transformations of African American communities between 1790 and 1990, as seen through film, literature, and music. Topics include: Black consciousness, Afro-Slave culture, The Harlem Renaissance, and contemporary Hip Hop. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.

138. Economic Sociology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Overview of the rapidly growing field of economic sociology. Focus on variations in the ways that markets are organized. The relationship between individual and collective rationality will also be emphasized. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, SS, WC.

139. Corporations and Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Study of the history and power of the modern corporation; corporate organization; politics, the state, and the corporation; labor unions and the labor process; competition, regulation and international markets; the multinational and conglomerate corporation; and mass markets and consumerism. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, SS.

140. Social Stratification (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Systems of social ranking, theories of stratification; power, prestige, culture, and styles of life of various social classes; social mobility and its consequences for social structure. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.

141. Industrialization and Social Change (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Selected technological and social factors. Preconditions of economic development and industrialization. Social, political, and cultural issues at various levels of economic development. Major historical differences and major current trends. Emphasis either on highly industrialized countries or on less developed countries. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.

143A. Urban Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Theories of city origins. Analysis of the historic process of urbanization and of varying city types. Comparison of American and European experience of metropolitanization, counterurbanization, and neighborhood change. Consideration of competing theories of urban growth and change and competing visions of the urban future. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

143B. Sociology of City Life (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Critical dissection of the "loss of community" issue. Analysis of the organization of primary ties in the city, of the culture of urban public life and of the learning of city skills. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.

145A. Sociology of Third World Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Introduction to theories and contemporary issues in the sociology of development. Topics such as urbanization, rural/agrarian change, class, status groups, international division of labor, sectoral shifts, international capital, informal economy, gender, and political processes are analyzed within a comparative-historical framework. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WC.

145B. Gender and Rural Development in the Third World (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Political-economic analysis of women and work during the process of socioeconomic change in the world with particular attention to the family/household context. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WC.

146. Sociology of Religion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Relationship between social structures and religions. The social setting of the major world religions. Religious innovators and institutionalization (churches, sects, cults). Secularization in the modern world and the rise of secular ideologies. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS.

147. Sociological Perspectives on East Asia (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Sociological theories and concepts applied toward understanding East Asian society. Emphasis on the political structure, stratification, and economy in China and Japan. Analysis of historical and contemporary similarities and differences. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS, WC.

148. Collective Behavior (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper or discussion. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Study of behavior of human crowds and masses in extraordinary circumstances, including crowd panics, mass scares, collective protests, riots, revolutionary situations, ecstatic and revivalist gatherings, crazes, fads, and fashions. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

149. Religion and American Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Historical, contemporary survey of religious traditions and organizations and their relation to U.S. social and cultural patterns. Civil religion, religious pluralism, minority and deviant communities, religious migration, U.S. religion as a social institution, and religion, politics, and social stratification. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS.

150. Criminology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Sociological analysis of criminal behavior in relation to social structure and the criminalization process. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

151. The Criminal Justice System (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Sociological analysis of the different components of the criminal justice system including the emergence and interpretation of criminal laws, the contemporary roles and functions of the police, criminal courts and correctional institutions. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

152. Juvenile Delinquency (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Study of juvenile delinquency in relation to the family, peer groups, community, and institutional structures. Consideration of processing of the delinquent by formal agencies of control. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

153. The Sociology of Childhood (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Contemporary childhood in historical, cross-cultural, and global perspectives. Examine changes in understanding of the nature of childhood and "best interests of the child" by class, race, gender, geographic region, and historical period. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.

154. Health and Illness (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Theoretical tools for understanding the social determinants of health and health care, including such topics as health policy, social sources of illness, social construction of illness, medicalization, social disparities in health, and the illness experience. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

155. Sociology of Law (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Law considered as social control; relation of legal institutions to society as affecting judicial decision making and administration of justice. Lawyers as an occupational group. Legal reform. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

156. Social Movements (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Analysis of several aspects of social movements: mobilization, forms of organization, ideology, recruitment, leadership, strategies and tactics, development, effects. Frequent use of sound and film materials. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

157. Social Conflict (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Analysis of the causes, dynamics, and regulation of social conflict within and between various kinds of social groupings with particular reference to nonviolent methods of waging and regulating conflict. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

158. Women's Social Movements in Latin America (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Contemporary women's social movements in Latin America, focusing on Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, and Nicaragua. Examination of exploitation and oppression in Latin America. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | DD, SS, WC.

159. Work, Employment, and Careers in the 21st Century (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Historical and contemporary overview of employment, work, and occupations in American society. Study of authority and power relations, labor markets, control systems, stratification, and corporate structures, and how these factors shape work in diverse or organizational and employment setting. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

160. Sociology of the Environment (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Production, consumption, and urban expansion. Basic social logics surrounding current problems of resource scarcity (environmental extractions) and excess wastes (environmental additions). Ways that society can change and re-organize itself to become more environmentally conscious and hence ecologically sustainable. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.—Beamish

161. The Civil Justice System (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Empirical studies of the different aspects of the civil justice system in the United States and Global Society including the litigation, juries, civil rights, and international laws relating to trade, the environment, and human rights. Offered irregularly.

170. Population (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Introduction to the study of human population, including theories and statistical measures; social causes and consequences of population trends; changes in population structure; geographical distribution, migration, socio-psychological factors affecting fertility. GE credit: SocSci | QL, SS.

171. Sociology of Violence and Inequality (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. How systems of social inequality organize the practice of violence. Definitions of violence and issues affecting the social capacity for violence. Analysis and comparison of different forms of violence associated with race, class, gender relations and social organization. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

172. Ideology of Class, Race and Gender (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Examination of popular belief systems that accompany relations between social classes, whites and blacks, and men and women in the United States. How do dominant groups attempt to justify each relationship, and is there ideological conflict or consensus between groups. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS.

173. Sociology Through Literature (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Introduction to analysis of literature as sociological data. Reading of numerous works on American and other societies by authors such as Steinbeck, Lewis, Dreiser, Schulberg, Orwell, etc. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | QL, SS.

174. American Jewish Identities and Communities (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Sociology of Jewish life, analyzing challenges to Jewish identity and community in the diaspora. Diversity within the Jewish community, Americanization, women, new immigrants, post-Holocaust Jewish identity, and LGBT Jews. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

175. Mass Communication (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Examines the relationship between the media and social structures. History of media–state relations. Media as reflector and shaper of values. Emphasis on current European and Marxist and pluralist theories rather than on content analysis. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

176. Sociology of Knowledge, Science, and Scientific Knowledge (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Social, cultural, and historical dimensions of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge. Problems, methods, and theory in sociology of scientific knowledge. Laboratory and historical case studies. Scientific and technical knowledge in institutional and organizational contexts. (Same course as Science and Technology Studies 176.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

180A. Complex Organizations (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Develops a sociological approach to organizations theory. Designed to introduce sociological concepts, address the alternative psychological and economic models, and involve students in the practice of organizational analysis. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

180B. Complex Organizations (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended; consent of instructor. Builds on concepts and skills developed in course 180A. Deals with the issues of organizational decision making, design, and survival. Emphasis on relations between organizations and the effects of those relations in both the public and private sectors. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

181. Social Change Organizations (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Analysis of organizations with social change and improvement goals and programs, emphasizing voluntary associations and grassroots citizen groups. Topics treated include formation, decision making and leadership, strategies and tactics, factionalism and coalitions, effectiveness. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.

182. Utopian Communal Groups and Movements (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Formations, structures, and social life of historical and contemporary countercultural, utopian, dystopian, intentional, and religious communal settlements and movements, including comparison with other small settlement forms such as monasteries, villages, neighborhoods, encampments, and communities. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

183. Comparative Organizations (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2 or 3 recommended; course 180A recommended. Examination of the economic, cultural, and political organization of major industrial and developing nations. Discussion of patterns and practices, alternative theoretical models of explanation, and case studies of organizations. Societies may include Japan, Germany, Egypt, China, and the U.S. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, SS, WC.

185. Social Policy (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Examination of social policies that affect the well-being of individuals, families and groups, including such policies as old-age pensions, health insurance, and aid to the poor. Students may not take both course 185 and 185Y for credit. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

185Y. Social Policy (Hybrid Version) (4)

Web virtual lecture—1.5 hours; lecture—1.5 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Examination of social policies that affect the well-being of individuals, families and groups, including such policies as old-age pensions, health insurance, and aid to the poor. Students may not take both courses 185 and 185Y for credit. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS, WE.

188. Markets, Culture and Inequality in China (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Economic and political systems and patterns of social interaction and inequality in China. State and corporate structures and practices, market and consumer behaviors, social mobility and stratification, protest and resistance. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS, WC.—F. 

189. Social Science Writing (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. Improved analytic writing and methods for reporting social science research to a wider public. Sociological analysis of the conditions of good and bad writing. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

190X. Seminar in Sociological Analysis (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: upper division standing; course 100 (former course 165A). Limited enrollment. In-depth examination at an upper division level of a special topic in Sociology. Emphasis on student participation in learning. May not be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.

191. Workshop in Contemporary Sociological Theory (4)

Lecture—2 hours; workshop—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: course 100 (former 165A); senior standing. Workshop in contemporary sociological theory that allows students to explore the uses of theory in empirical inquiry on problems of interest to students. Contemporary theory considered in relation to classical and modern influences, concept formation, theory construction, and explanation. Not open for credit to students who have received credit for course 165B. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

192. Internship and Research Practicum (2-6)

Internship—6-18 hours. Prerequisite: course 46A; upper division standing, approval of proposed internship and consent of instructor. Supervised internship and study in an agency, organization, or institution; application of sociological concepts to the work experience. Maximum of four units may be counted toward the major. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

193. Workshop in Field Research (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 46A, course 192 or 199 concurrently for two-four units, senior standing. Overview of the process of collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting qualitative social data. Emphasis on application of principles; each participant completes an original research project. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 194HA. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS, WE.

194H. Special Study for Honors Students (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Sociology majors of senior standing who qualify for the Honors program. Independent study of a sociological problem involving the writing of an Honors thesis. May be repeated up to eight units for credit. (P/NP grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence) GE credit: WE.—F, W. (F, W.)

194HA. Special Studies for Honors Students (4)

Independent study—12 hours. Prerequisite: senior qualifying for honors. Directed reading, research and writing, culminating in the completion of a senior honors thesis or project under direction of a faculty adviser. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) 

194HB. Special Studies for Honors Students (4)

Independent study—12 hours. Prerequisite: senior qualifying for honors. Directed reading, research and writing, culminating in the completion of a senior honors thesis or project under direction of a faculty adviser. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.) 

195. Special Topics in Sociological Analysis (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 recommended. In-depth examination of topics in sociology. Emphasis on student research and writing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

197T. Tutoring in Sociology (1-4)

Tutorial—3-12 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing; completion of appropriate course with distinction. Activities vary depending on the nature of the course assignment. May include (but not limited to) tutoring on course material, advising on projects and papers, and leading discussion groups. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: open to seniors only. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

201. Social Research (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Comparative survey of sociological inquiry, taught as a practicum. Philosophy of social science; values and research; research agendas and research problem formulations; research process; explanations; interpretation; study design; concept formation, measure, sampling, data acquisition, inference; rhetoric and presentation of findings.—F. (F.) 

206. Quantitative Analysis in Sociology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 106. Survey of the statistical models and methods that serve as a foundation for quantitative research in sociology, with an emphasis on multivariate regression analysis, as well as measurement theory and time series analysis. (S/U grading only.)—W. (W.)

207A. Methods of Quantitative Research (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 106 or the equivalent. Principles of study design, examination of measurement, survey research methods and multivariate analysis. Course will stress actual practice of techniques. Students will carry out quantitative data analysis using packaged computer programs. May be repeated eight times for credit with instructor approval. 

208. Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 206 or the equivalent and graduate standing; major graduate student. Analysis of the logic and application of an advanced statistical model; the particular model chosen may vary. Emphasis on the model's assumptions, its strengths and weaknesses, its application for social science inquiry, and the relationship between methods and social theory. May be repeated up to 12 units for credit. Offered irregularly.

215. Economy, Polity, and Society (4)

Seminar—3 hours; paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in sociology and related disciplines. Course introduces students to topics and selected issues in the related fields of economic and political sociology and political economy. Offered irregularly.

220. Deviance, Law, and Social Control (4)

Seminar—3 hours; projects. Prerequisite: course 120 or consent of instructor. Report and discussions of literature on selected forms of deviance in relation to law and formal social control. Agency contacts and exploratory research projects. Offered irregularly.

224. Sociology of Education (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 206 or the equivalent recommended. Overview of sociological theories accounting for the form, role, and evolution of educational systems. Emphasis on empirical research on education and social stratification and application to educational policy. Topics include tracking, racial/ethnic achievement inequalities, school organization, and the immigrant experience. Offered irregularly.

225. Cultural Sociology (4)

Seminar—3 hours, term paper. Explores the varied ways in which culture is understood in the social sciences and the research questions that follow from contrasting viewpoints. The approach is historically informed and focused on changing cultural forms in relation to industrialization and post-modernism. Offered irregularly.

226. Sociological Social Psychology (4)

Seminar—3 hours; seminar paper—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Advanced study of the varying approaches, methods, issues and topical concerns of sociological social psychology. Analysis of central and representative historical and contemporary works. Offered irregularly.

227. Sociology of Reproduction (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Recent social science scholarship in such areas as teenage pregnancy, family planning, abortion, adoption, AIDS, and new reproductive technologies; focus on the current situation in the United States. Offered irregularly.

230. Ethnic (Race) Relations (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Advanced study of the determinants of ethnic groupings and their interrelationships. Major theme will be the patterns of ethnic stratification and causes of ethnic conflict. Specific focus upon dominance and resistance to dominance. Influence of social science research. Offered irregularly.

233. Gender, Culture, and Local/Global Transformation (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Focus on critical approach to women and development; analyze local transformations with global connections within specific cultural contexts. Course covers theory, methodological issues, and relationship between theory and practice. Offered irregularly.

234. Gender, Family, and Society (4)

Seminar—3 hours; seminar paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. The major theoretical traditions and concerns in family sociology and sociology of gender. Analysis of selected classical and contemporary works representative of functionalist, Marxist, psychoanalytic, feminist and critical theoretical approaches to these subjects (e.g., Engels, Parsons, Freud, Horkheimer, Goode, Lasch, Mitchell). Emphasis on macro and historical questions. Offered irregularly.

242A. Methodologies of Sociohistorical Inquires (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor not required for graduate students in the Social Sciences Division or the Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies Division; required for undergraduates and students from other divisions or colleges. Introduction to comparative and case methodological approaches to sociohistorical inquiry, theoretical and practical issues, and substantive research agendas ranging from study of large-scale social transformations to close microhistories, including research agendas being developed by students in the course. Offered irregularly.

243. Urban Society (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Broad overview of the issues and concerns of the field of urban sociology. Special emphasis on the human experience of urban living in contemporary, cross-cultural or historical settings. Offered irregularly.

245. Developing Societies (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper or project. Prerequisite: graduate student status or familiarity with problems of developing societies. Analysis of social and economic problems of developing societies from the standpoint of theory and research on modernization and underdevelopment. Nature of third world dependency and interdependence in the global political economy. Offered irregularly.

248. Social Movements (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Analysis of current issues in and contributions to the study of collective behavior and social movements; particular focus upon the strategies and tactics of social movements. Offered irregularly.

254. Sociological Issues in Health Care (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: open to graduate or professional students. Sociological perspectives and methods directed to health care issues. Students select topics for supervised research. The course will have a theme (described in advance) each time it is offered. Paper on research will be required. Offered irregularly. (S/U grading only.)

255. Sociology of Law (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Analysis of the nature of the legal process and its impact on social behavior. Will consider (1) nature and functions of law, (2) the organization and administration of law, and (3) the capacity of law to affect social behavior. Offered irregularly.

265A. Classical Sociological Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduces graduate students to the work of the main classical thinkers in the tradition of social theory, such as Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Freud, G.H. Mead, and Parsons, locating them within the historical, cultural, and philosophical milieu in which their ideas originated.

265B. Theory in Contemporary Sociology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 265A. Explores the uses of theories in contemporary sociology by tracing their connections with classical sociological writings and their relations to broader theoretical concerns of contemporary social thought, with particular emphasis on relevance to the current historical, cultural and social milieu.

270. Social Demography (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 170 or consent of instructor. How social institutions affect and are affected by the level and variation of mortality, migration, and fertility. Special emphases on the determinants of fertility-related attitudes and behavior, on less-developed countries, and on contemporary empirical studies. Offered irregularly.

280. Organizations and Institutions (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Theory of formal organizations and bureaucracy. Methods of research in organizational and institutional studies. Historical and comparative analysis of political, religious, educational, military, and economic structure. Offered irregularly.

288. Integrative Research Practicum (4)

Seminar—6 hours; extensive writing; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 207A, 242A, 292A; consent of instructor. Continuing training in field, quantitative, and/or comparative-historical methods. Emphasis on students' research projects and applications of principles related to research design, concept and theory construction causality and interpretation, and data and measurement. Completion of research paper is required.—S. (S.) Grindstaff, Hall, Lo, Shaumann, Shu, Wolf

290. Seminar (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

292A. Field Research (4)

Seminar—3 hours; fieldwork. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Sociology or consent of instructor. Introduction to the logic, methods, and practices of field research, with particular emphasis on the ethnographic tradition of participant observation. Interviewing and other qualitative techniques will also be covered. Students will develop original research projects based on their own fieldwork.

293. Proseminar in Sociology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: first-year Sociology graduate students only. Introduction to graduate training in sociology. A seminar designed to introduce students entering graduate work in the department to its ongoing research activities. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

295. Special Topics Seminar. (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Research topics in Sociology. Specific topic will vary according to faculty interest and student demand. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

299. Individual Study (1-12)

(S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

Professional

390A. The Teaching of Sociology (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing; required for first-time teaching assistants. Practical instruction in teaching methods for qualitative and quantitative courses. Pedagogical issues involved in critical sociological analysis. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

390B. The Teaching of Sociology (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Practical instruction in devising course syllabi, lectures and assignments for Associate-Instructors and others interested in college teaching. Discussion of pedagogical methods of teaching qualitative and quantitative courses. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

Professional

466. Research Paper Workshop (2)

Workshop—1.5 hours; discussion—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: Master of Arts standing. A workshop to assist advanced graduate students in the preparation of an original research paper. Students present their research papers and discuss issues in theory, research design, data, empirical inference, and verbal and written presentation of a professional research paper. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

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