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SOC 400W Senior Research Seminar (3) Major concepts and principles of sociology through reading, data analysis, and writing. Capstone course for senior Sociology majors.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: SOC 470  

SOC 403 Advanced Social Psychology (3) Analysis of the major theoretical approaches and research findings of contemporary social psychology.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: SOC 003  

SOC 404 Social Influence and Small Groups (3) The study of social influence, leadership and status, and social cohesion and commitment processes in small groups.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: SOC 003 orPSYCH 420  

SOC 405 Sociological Theory (3) Overview of the development of sociological theory; current issues and controversies.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in the Sociology  

SOC 406 (CRIMJ 406, CRIM 406) Sociology of Deviance (3) Theory and research concerning deviant behaviors and lifestyles viewed as significant departures from a group's normative expectations.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SOC 012, SOC 013 orSOC 005 or permission of program  

SOC 408 Urban Ecology (3) Spatial and temporal aspects of urban structure; urban growth, neighborhoods, racial and ethnic groups, mental illness; cross-cultural perspectives.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 409 (US) (AF AM 409) Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America (3) The impact of inequality and discrimination on individual and group identity among various racial and ethnic groups.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 411 (US) (HD FS 416) Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the American Family (3) This course will explore the nature and determinants of racial and ethnic variation in family processes in the United States.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 412 (CRIMJ 412, CRIM 412) Crime, Social Control, and the Legal System (3) Legal and extralegal control; public opinion on crime; criminal justice and correctional processes; legal sanctions; control strategies. Field trip.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SOC 012, SOC 013 orSOC 005  

SOC 413 (CRIM 413, CRIMJ 413) Advanced Criminological Theory (3) This course provides an in-depth look at theories of crime and examines influential empirical studies designed to these theories.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SOC 012, CRIMJ 250W  

SOC 414 (CRIMJ 414, CRIM 414) Criminal Careers and the Organization of Crime (3) Research on and theory of criminal careers and crime organizations, emphasizing recruitment and disengagement; offender characteristics and life- styles; policy implications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SOC 012, SOC 013 orSOC 005  

SOC 416 (US) (EDTHP 416) Sociology of Education (3) The theoretical, conceptual, and descriptive contributions of sociology to education.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 419 (US) Race and Public Policy (3) Seminar format course in which sociological theory and research are applied to current race policy issues.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 420 (EM SC 420, S T S 420) Energy and Modern Society (3) Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 422 World Population Diversity (3) Survey of world diversity in national population growth/composition; the impacts of demographic change on the economic/social life of nations/people.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 423 Social Demography (3) Social demographic perspectives on fertility, mortality, morbidity, migration, population density, demographic transitions, social mobility, family, the aged, and minorities.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: SOC 023 orSOC 422  

SOC 424 Social Change (3) Critical review of classical and recent theories of social change, emphasizing the transformations occurring in the modern world.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 425 Social Conflict (3) An analysis of the variables affecting intergroup and international conflict and cooperation.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: general behavioral science general psychology or general sociology  

SOC 428 Homelessness in America (3) Survey of social science research on homelessness in the contemporary United States.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 429 Social Stratification (3) Structure and dynamics of class, caste, and status systems; class differentials and social mobility; current theoretical and methodological issues.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 430 Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) Sociological analysis of family systems in various cultures and subcultures.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 431 (HD FS 431) Family Disorganization: Stress Points in the Contemporary Family (3) Focuses on divorce, remarriage, incest, family violence as well as problems associated with family formation and parent-child relations.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: 6 credits of human development and family studies psychology or sociology  

SOC 432 Social Movements (3) Why and how people mobilize to promote or retard social change. Factors predicting success or failure of social movements.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 435 (HD FS 434) Perspectives on Aging (3) An analysis of the demographic, social, and cultural factors affecting the aged population in American society.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 440 (HD FS 440) Family Policy (3) An in-depth examination of family policy.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: 3 credits of SOC or HD FS  

SOC 445 U.S. Immigration (3) This class examines theories of U.S. immigration and immigrant adaptation, effects of immigration, and policy.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 446 Political Sociology (3) Sociological analysis of types of political organization and their relations with other elements of social life.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 447 (US) (EDTHP 411) Ethnic Minorities and Schools in the United States (3) Analysis of the social and cultural factors which affect educational outcomes among minority pupils, especially Blacks, Hispanics, and Indians.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SOC 448 Environmental Sociology (3) Examination of the relationship between the physical environment and society.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 60 credits at least 9 of which are in the social sciences graduate status or permission of the program  

SOC 449 Environmental Movements (3) Comparative exploration of environmental movements within the context of classical and new social movement theory.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 90 credits at least 9 of which are in the social sciences or which include SOCIO/CMPSY 470 graduate status or permission of the program  

SOC 450 Justice and the Environment (3) Considers notions of justice in relation to environmental philosophy, environmental movements, and general environmental concerns.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 90 credits graduate status or permission of the program  

SOC 451 (GS) Health, Disease & Society (3) This course provides an introduction to the concepts, measurement and study of inquality across spatial scales and in diverse contexts.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology or the social and behavioral sciences and 5th semester standing  

SOC 452 Spatial Inequality (3) This course provides an introduction to concepts, measurement and study of spatial inequality in the US and across the globe.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology or the social and behavioral sciences  

SOC 454 (US) The City in Postindustrial Society (3) Postindustrial social organization in the United States and Europe; consequences for metropolitan social stratification, community power, and environmental quality.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 455 Work and Occupations (3) Work and occupational life in modern society; work in the past, present, and future.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology  

SOC 456 (WMNST 456) Gender, Occupations, and Professions (3) The role of gender in shaping contemporary North American patterns of employment, occupational roles, and statuses.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 100 or 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 457 (US;IL) (ANTH 457, J ST 457) Jewish Communities: Identity, Survival, and Transformation in Unexpected Places (3) Examines the global array of smaller Jewish communities that have flourished outside the main urban centers of Jewish settlement.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: ANTH 001 orANTH 045, HEBR 010, J ST 010, SOC 001, SOC 005, SOC 007, SOC 015  

SOC 461 (US;IL) (RL ST 461) Sociology of Religion (3) Contemporary religion in the global perspective: beliefs, structure, and function of major religious traditions, denominations, and cults.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology or religious studies  

SOC 467 (CRIM 467, CRIMJ 467) Law and Society (3) Law and society studies the social origins of law and legal systems; occupational careers, and decision-making of legal officials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orCRIMJ 113 or permission of program  

SOC 468 Mood-Altering Substances in Society (3) Perspectives of cultures throughout the world toward mood-altering substances are reviewed in light of public policy, benefits, and problems.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

SOC 469 Techniques in Small Group Facilitation (1-4 per semester/maximum of 12) This course is the training course for students working as facilitators with the World in Conversation Project.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: SOC 119 andSOC 300  

SOC 470 Intermediate Social Statistics (4) Descriptive and inferential statistics in social research: central tendency and variation, normal distribution, measures of association, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: SOC 207  

SOC 471 Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology (3) Theory, methods, and practice of qualitative data collection, including observation, participant observation, interviewing; supervised projects in natural settings.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 477 (WMNST 477) Sociology of Sexuality (3) An analysis of the demographic, social, and cultural factors affecting the developments and experience of sexuality in contemporary society.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 481H Senior Honors Seminar in Sociology (1) Supervised experience in planning and writing the honors thesis.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: sociology major senior standing and admission to the Schreyer Honors College  

SOC 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

SOC 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

SOC 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

SOC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Sociology (2-6) Study, in selected foreign countries, of groups, institutions, and social problems.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

SOC 500 Introduction to Graduate Study in Sociology (1) Required of all incoming graduate students in sociology.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 501 Proseminar in Sociology (3 per semester/maximum of 6) An in-depth introduction to the major specialty areas of Sociology.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program  

SOC 502 Theories of Society I (3) Review and analysis of trends and controversies in sociological theory from late eighteenth-century beginnings through the nineteenth century.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 503 Theories of Society II (3) Review and analysis of trends and controversies in sociological theory in the twentieth century.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 512 (CRIM 512) Criminological Theories (3) Survey of theoretical and substantive issues in deviance and criminology, with emphasis on critical review of theories.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SOC 513 Sociological Research Methods (3) Critical review of methodological issues; research designs; analysis and interpretation of findings.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 515 (CRIM 515) Research Methods in Criminology and Deviance (3) Review of methodological issues; design and conduct of research; analysis and interpretation of findings; ethical and policy issues.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SOC 518 (PL SC 518) Survey Methods I: Survey Design (3) Research design for social, behavioral and health surveys.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

SOC 519 (PL SC 519) Survey Methods II: Analysis of Survey Data (3) Intermediate course on the statistical analysis of survey data: topics include weighting, complex surveys, missing data, and contextual analysis.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: PL SC 503 orSOC 575  

SOC 521 Family Demography (3) Current family demographic research on nuptiality, divorce, household composition, female employment, migration, and fertility.
Effective: Spring 1985
 

SOC 522 Demography of the Life Course (3) The theoretical bases, critical concepts, and methods of life course analysis in the study of demographic transitions.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: SOC 423, SOC 473  

SOC 523 Internal and International Migration (3) Examination of theories, frameworks, and policies related to internal and international migration causes and consequences in developed and developing nations.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: SOC 423 or prior work in population or human ecology  

SOC 524 The Demography of Human Fertility (3) Overview of major issues and methodological approaches in the demographic study of human fertility in developing and developed countries.
Effective: Fall 2000
 

SOC 525 Immigration, Assimilation, and Inequality (3) Examine theories, research, and policies on the incorporation of immigrants and their descendents.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SOC 526 (H P A 526) Health Disparities (3) This course provides an overview of social factors that lead to demographic disparities in health.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

SOC 527 (AFR 527) Migration, Urbanization, and Policy in the Developing World (3) This course examines the dynamics of migration and urbanization processes, as well as their policy implications, in non-industrialized regions of the world.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

SOC 528 Homelessness in America (3) Survey of social science research on homelessness in the contemporary United States.
Effective: Fall 2000
 

SOC 529 Seminar in Race and Ethnicity (3) Reviews the status of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups; analyzes factors influencing inequality and inter-group relations.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

SOC 530 Sociology of Family (3) An in-depth introduction to the sociological study of the family.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

SOC 531 (HD FS 531) Family Disorganization: Stress Points in the Contemporary Family (3) Focuses on divorce, remarriage, incest, family violence as well as problems associated with family formation and parent-child relations.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

SOC 532 Global Health and Mortality (3) Major issues in international health from a demographic perspective; special attention to the Global South and to data quality.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOC 573  

SOC 533 Sociology of Religion Seminar (3) A survey of the sociology of religion designed to help students conduct and critique social science research.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOC 534 (EDTHP 534, SOC 534) Childhood and Education in Sociological and International Comparative Perspective (3) The course objective is to use an international comparative lens and sociological perspective to examine the social, cultural, political and economic forces that shape childhood and the role education plays in the process.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

SOC 535 Sociology of Aging (3) Current research and methodological issues in the sociological study of aging.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 537 (HD FS 537) Biosocial Perspectives on the Family (3) The implications of knowledge from behavioral endocrinology, behavior genetics, and evolutionary psychology for understanding family relationships and child development.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

SOC 538 (EDTHP 538) Sociology of Education (3) Provides students with an overview of dominant sociological theoretical perspectives on schools, schooling, and education in modern society.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

SOC 544 Current Issues in Complex Organizations (3) Critical survey of recent developments in sociological study of organizations and the theory of bureaucracy, including reciprocal effects on environments.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

SOC 546 Seminar in Political Sociology (3) Analysis of issues and problems in political sociology. Topical emphasis varies.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: SOC 446  

SOC 551 Social Stratification and Social Change (3) Origin and development of stratification systems and inequality among and within societies; social mobility; change in stratification systems.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 553 (CI ED 553, EDTHP 553, HI ED 553) Education Mobility in Comparative Perspective (3) Role of education in social mobility, using quantitative, qualitative, and historical methods; focuses comparatively on Britian, East Asia, South America.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

SOC 557 (EDTHP 557, HI ED 557) Sociology of Higher Education (3) Reviews theory and current sociology research on student access, achievement, and governance in postsecondary education, with applications to policy analysis.
Effective: Fall 2000
Prerequisite: graduate students only except with permission of instructor; EDTHP/SOC 416 is recommended  

SOC 560 Urban Sociology (3) Examination of the structure and dynamics of North American cities and of residents' experiences in such settings.
Effective: Fall 2000
 

SOC 572 Foundations in Causal Analysis in the Social Sciences (3) Methods for estimating causal effects in observational data, including matching, counterfactual, and related approaches.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: one of the following:SOC 575, STAT 501, PL SC 503, EDPSY 507  

SOC 573 Demographic Techniques (3) Models and measures of vital processes (fertility, mortality, migration) and their effects on growth and age structure of human populations.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: STAT 200  

SOC 574 Statistical Methods for Social Research (3) Basic concepts of statistics; linear regression; computer software; analysis of social surveys; causal inferences from nonexperimental data.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 3 credits in statistics and 3 credits in research methods.  

SOC 575 Statistical Models for Nonexperimental Research (3) Causal models for quantitative and qualitative data; path analysis and structural equations; logistic regression; duration models.
Effective: Spring 1989
Prerequisite: SOC 574  

SOC 576 Applied Mathematical Demography (3) Survey of mathematical models used in the study of population: models of growth, suvivorship, fertility, migration, stability, kinship, projection.
Effective: Fall 1986
Prerequisite: ANTH 408 orSOC 473 ; calculus  

SOC 577 Techniques of Event History Modeling (3) Survival analysis theory and methods for discrete dependent variables.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: SOC 575  

SOC 578 Multilevel Regression Models (3) Covers multilevel regression models for the analysis of nested or hierarchical data, including both contextual and longitudinal applications.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: SOC 575  

SOC 579 (ANTH 579) Spatial Demography (3) This graduate course will expose students to spatial analysis tools and analytical methods applied to demographic research.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: Graduate course in statistics e.g. SOC 574 or ANTH 509  

SOC 584 (PSY 584) Attitude Formation and Change (3) Theory and method in research on attitude formation and change with emphasis on critical analysis.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 420 orSOC 403 ; 3 credits in statistics  

SOC 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

SOC 591 (CRIM 591) Teaching Sociology/Criminology (1) Preparation for teaching sociology and/or criminology at the college level.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SOC 592 Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences (3) Systematic, collective review of unpublished student manuscripts with an eye toward revision for publication.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: Master's thesis or permission of program  

SOC 595A (PL SC 595A) Survey Research Practicum (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Practicum in Survey Research data collection or management.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PL SC 518 orSOC 518 andPL SC 519 orSOC 519  

SOC 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

SOC 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

SOC 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Students will teach introductory level courses as required by staffing and students' needs.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SOC 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SOC 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

1 Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 001 GS or R SOC 011 GS.

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