Sociology

Sociology, SOCI

Only courses at UNT are listed (except for 6000-level courses). For information concerning sociology course offerings at Texas Woman's University, please consult their Graduate Catalog.

5010. Social and Cultural Foundations of Human Behavior. 3 hours. Intensive study of the conceptual framework of sociology and its application to contemporary society. Topics include social change, ethnic groups, sex roles, urban and rural societies, population patterns, culture, differing lifestyles and the role of sociology in influencing individual and group behavior. Prerequisite(s): consent of department or instructor.

5030. Seminar on Complex Organizations. 3 hours. Structure and process in large-scale organizations; theories of bureaucracy and related types of organizations; interrelationships of formal and informal organizations. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced sociology or consent of department or instructor.

5050. The Development of Sociology. 3 hours. A survey of the development of social thought from the Greek philosophers to the emergence of modern sociology, with particular emphasis on analysis and evaluation of social theories of the 18th and 19th centuries. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced sociology.

5100. Seminar on Social Psychology. 3 hours. A comparative analysis of the major sociological theories of social psychology.

5150. Contemporary Sociological Theory. 3 hours. The development of a body of theory and method in contemporary sociology; a critical analysis and interpretation of the contributions of recent American and European sociologists; trends in modern theory. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced sociology.

5200. Seminar on Research Methods and Design. 3 hours. Research designs; techniques of sampling and scaling; problems of reliability and validity; consideration of appropriate tests of association and significance. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 4870 or equivalent, or consent of program chair or instructor.

5210. Introduction to Social Statistics. 3 hours. Probability theory, descriptive statistics, nonparametric statistics and the general linear model, including multiple regression analysis, and their application in sociological research. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 4880 or equivalent.

5260. Topics in Sociology. 3 hours. Graduate seminar devoted to investigation, analysis and discussion of significant problems in contemporary sociology. May be repeated for credit.

5300. Seminar on Social Stratification. 3 hours. Types of stratification; theories of stratification and its function in society; the methodology of stratification studies.

5310. Seminar on Occupations and Professions. 3 hours. Hierarchies of occupational status; work roles in relation to other social identities, power configurations and cultural norms; problems in measurement and theory of professionalization.

5320. Seminar on the Family. 3 hours. Advanced studies of family roles, structures and cycles. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 3000 or consent of department or instructor.

5330. Seminar on Race and Ethnicity. 3 hours. Historical and institutional theories of race relations; contemporary forms of racism; and exploration into possible social, institutional and policy solutions to the social problems linked to racism.

5350. Seminar on Urbanization. 3 hours. Application of ecological and demographic methods to the study of urban and metropolitan development; sociological aspects of urban and metropolitan problems and planning. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 3300 or consent of department or instructor.

5400. Health Delivery Systems. 3 hours. A cross-cultural overview of the health delivery system followed by an extensive consideration of all aspects of the health delivery system in the United States; government and private sector involvement in delivery of health services to the aged is emphasized. (Same as AGER 5400.)

5410. Seminar in the Sociology of Health. 3 hours. Analysis of social factors in health and illness focusing on children and non-aged adults; organization of health care and the health professions for children and non-aged adults.

5420. Introduction to Health Services Research. 3 hours. Survey of the history of the development of the field of health services research; the interdisciplinary contributions of the disciplines of sociology, economics, anthropology, gerontology, political science, and public health to the field; and the use of survey research to collect information on health status and health services utilization.

5450. Population and Society. 3 hours. Evaluation of demographic concepts and methods for the study of society; comparative analysis of population characteristics in various stages of socioeconomic development. Prerequisite(s): consent of department or instructor.

5470. Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency. 3 hours. Problems of definition and measurement, etiological theories, processing of delinquents, and treatment and prevention. (Same as CJUS 5470.)

5600. Advanced Criminological Theory. 3 hours. An examination of the major theoretical explanations of criminality, the distribution of crime and the behavior of justice agencies. (Same as CJUS 5600.)

5620. Seminar in Victimology. 3 hours. The role of the victim in various types of crime, predictors and treatment of trauma, and the treatment of victims by criminal justice agencies. Political impact of the victims movement on the justice system and the distribution of victims across demographic and behavioral groups. (Same as CJUS 5620.)

5650. Sociology of Education. 3 hours. Interrelationships of schools and communities in American society; application of sociological concepts to the study of schools as social systems.

5700. Seminar on Social Gerontology. 3 hours. An analysis of sociological and sociopsychological approaches to the study of aging with emphasis on consideration of current research. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 4550 or consent of program chair. May be repeated for credit. (Same as AGER 5700.)

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to advanced students capable of doing independent research under the direction of the instructor. To be registered for only on recommendation of the instructor and with the consent of the department.

5940. Sociology Internship. 1-6 hours. Supervised work in an approved setting designed to maximize student's learning and application of professional skills. Prerequisite(s): consent of department or instructor.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

6100. Seminar on Sociological Theory. 3 hours. Selected topics in sociological theory. Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 18 hours in sociology, including at least one course in sociological theory, or equivalent. May be repeated for credit.

6200. Seminar on Research Methods. 3 hours. Theory and application of quantitative and non-quantitative methods to sociological data. Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 18 semester hours in sociology, including 4880 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit.

6300. Seminar on the Life Cycle. 3 hours. An intensive analysis of selected topics in the area of the family and life cycle. Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 18 hours in sociology, including 6 hours in the area of family, or equivalent. May be repeated for credit.

6400. Seminar on the Metropolitan Community. 3 hours. An intensive analysis of selected topics in the area of the metropolitan community. Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 18 hours in sociology, including SOCI 3300 and 4350, or equivalent. May be repeated for credit.

6500. Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization. 3 hours. An intensive analysis of selected topics in such areas as social institutions and deviant behavior. Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 18 hours in sociology, or equivalent. May be repeated for credit.

6900-6910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

6940. Individual Research. Variable credit.

6950. Doctoral Dissertation. 3, 6 or 9 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 12 hours credit required. No credit assigned until dissertation has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment in this course subsequent to passing qualifying examination for admission to candidacy. May be repeated for credit.

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