College of Arts and Sciences
345 Social Inequality (3)
Examination of the causes and consequences of inequality including the distribution of resources and opportunities, both comparatively and historically; the systematic disadvantages associated with race, gender, wealth and income; and the major theoretical perspectives addressing inequality in society. Every other semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
350 Social Change and Globalization (3)
Examination of social change and globalization utilizing sociological insights to understand the impact of rapid changes on human cultures and social institutions through the world. Prerequisites: two Behavioral and Social Sciences courses or approval of instructor.
360 Sociology of Aging (3)
A basic course in social gerontology. The process of aging and the problems of the aged. Changing values and institutional responses to the aged. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
365 Medicine and Disease: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
Cross-cultural study of medicine and disease; the relationship between the development of medicines and medical care, including-non-Western medical systems, and cultural beliefs, social systems, ecological adaptations, and cultural changes of human groups. May be registered as Anthropology 365. Credit not allowed in both Sociology 365 and Anthropology 365.
414 Research Seminar (3)
The use of social research techniques to report on social and cultural phenomena; data collection and analysis, writing of a research report. Research project required of all students. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Sociology 314 or Anthropology 314. May be registered as Anthropology 414. Credit not allowed in both Sociology 414 and Anthropology 414.
415 Urban Geography (3)
Every third semester. See Geography 415
424 Applied Social Research (3)
Examination of the various issues faced by applied social researchers when developing a framework for conducting the research and when determining which data collection and analysis methods are most suitable given the research objectives and needs of the client. Focus on both quantitative and qualitative methods, but with special emphasis on the latter. Every second semester. Prerequisite: Sociology 314 or Psychology 202 or Political Science 200 or other approved course in social research.
425 Advanced Sociology of the Family (3)
Examination of selected topics in the sociology of the family. Emphasis on the interaction between the family and the society. Special attention given to power relationships and gender roles in marriage and the family. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: 215, or Human Ecology 205 or 340, or Social Work 210, or approval of the instructor.
430 Intergroup Dynamics (3)
Social and psychological aspects of prejudice, discrimination, and minority relations; effects of shifting social, economic, and power relationships; and examinations of varying strategies aimed at change, and their consequences. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: Sociology 305 or approval of instructor.
431 Advanced Social Psychology (3)
Spring semester. See Psychology 431.
440 Social and Cultural Change (3)
How cultures develop, mature, and face disruption or decline, stability, and change; special attention to technological change, cultural lag, and problems of developing nations and peasant societies. Every fourth semester. Formerly 370. Prerequisite: 3 hours of sociology or anthropology or approval of instructor. May be registered as Anthropology 440. Credit not allowed in both Sociology and Anthropology 440.
470r Special Studies and Problems (1-3)
Investigation and reporting on specialized topics in research or theory under faculty direction. Primarily for seniors. On demand. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Maximum credit 6 hours.
494 Sociology Internship (3-6)
Intended to provide majors an opportunity to experience hands on activities in a human services setting, learn the operation and policies of an agency, integrate classroom theory with practice, and develop the requisite competencies necessary for a sociological/anthropological practitioner. Prerequisites: Sociology 151 and 312 or Anthropology 152 and 302, junior standing, completed at least one semester at UTC, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, completion of additional Sociology/Anthropology courses relevant to the internship and approval of the internship coordinator.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)