313 Modern Social Theory (3)
A systematic examination of the important theoretical schools of thought. Ideas that have important implications for the modern world will be emphasized. Topics include: structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, the critical school, neo-Marxian theory, feminist theory, identity theory, queer theory, postmodern theory, and metatheory. Every spring semester. Prerequisite: Sociology 312.
314 Research Methods (3)
The nature of the scientific method and research as applied to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of social and cultural data. An introduction to selected basic techniques in research and the preparation of research proposals. Fall semester. Prerequisite: A statistics course (Sociology 250 recommended); Sociology 151, or Anthropology 152 or 208, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Anthropology 314. Credit not allowed in both Sociology 314 and Anthropology 314.
317 Organizational Behavior (3)
Structure of social relationships in organizational life: common patterns in development and operation of bureaucratic systems and their effect upon personal values and individual behavior applications in modern education, industry, government, and institutional life. Every third semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
318 Industrial Sociology (3)
Social organization and process within the formal and informal structure of the industrial unit, evolution of stratification systems, the Industrial Revolution, bureaucratization and the individual, the implications of industrialization and urbanization for human relations in the work process. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
319 Work and Society
In this course, students will gain a critical understanding of one of the most dominant spheres in society by examining the world of work. Prerequisite: Any general education Behavioral or Social Science course, or approval of instructor.
321 Criminology (3)
The nature of crime, criminal statistics, causal factors, theories and procedures in prevention and treatment. Every third semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
322 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
The nature of juvenile delinquency; factors contributing to delinquency; methods of diagnosis and treatment of delinquent behavior; prevention of delinquency. Spring semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
323 Sociology of Corrections (3)
Historical and cross-cultural study of adult detention, punishment, and rehabilitation systems. Examination of political and social values as they relate to corrections. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral and Social Science course or approval of instructor.
331 Social Psychology (3)
Every semester. See Psychology 331.
335 History of Social Thought (3)
Trends in beliefs and values regarding human society and social interaction from ancient times through the mid-19th century. Emphasis on the interrelationships between social thought and social context. Every fourth semester. Prerequisite: 3 hours Sociology or approval of instructor.
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 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 440 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.