Sociology

Sociology, SOCI = 0460

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.

4000. Sociological Theory. 3 hours. Survey of development of sociological theory; emphasizes nature and types of contemporary theory. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent. Required of all sociology majors.

4160. Developing Societies. 3 hours. Changing culture and institutions family, population, religion, work and politics in developing nations in South and Central America, Asia, and Africa; impact of industrial nations on societies experiencing rapid urban, bureaucratic, technological and industrial growth; implications for war and peace in the world. Advised for students planning sociology graduate work.

4250. Sex Roles: Male and Female in Contemporary Society. 3 hours. Socialization to sex roles; male/female differences in family, work and political behavior; male/female inequality; current changes in sex role definitions. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent.

4260. Topics in Sociology. 3 hours. Investigation, analysis and discussion of a significant, contemporary topic. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4340. Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment. 3 hours. Social and cultural bases of diverse human behavior; social matrix of personality organization and disorganization. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent. Advised for students planning sociology graduate work.

4350. Community Organization. 3 hours. Principles of community organization and disorganization; agencies and programs dealing with contemporary problems facing the community. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent.

4450. The Family in Later Life. 3 hours. Later stages in the family life cycle are surveyed with emphasis on changing family composition, role transitions and support systems. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent (Same as AGER 4450.)

4460. Community Corrections. 3 hours. This course examines the concept of community corrections from various perspectives. It also examines contemporary practices and trends in probation, parole and other forms of community corrections. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 2100 or equivalent. (Same as CJUS 4460.)

4500. Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence. 3 hours. Practical focus on socialization, parenting and educational strategies in childhood and adolescence, and upon the social factors, agencies and institutions (particularly education) affecting children and adolescents in modern society. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent.

4540. Race and Ethnic Minorities. 3 hours. Conditions and distribution of race and ethnic minorities; socio-psychological and cultural factors in race and ethnic relations; pattern of relations in the United States with emphasis on the Southwest and on social services. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or SOWK 1450 and other equivalents.

4550. Sociology of Aging. 3 hours. Emergence of aging as a problem in industrial societies; specific problems and programs relating to older people in American society. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent. (Same as AGER 4550.)

4600. Sociology of Mass Communication. 3 hours. Communication as a social process; patterns and institutions of mass communication; analysis of public opinion and propaganda; techniques of public opinion measurement. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent.

4750. World Population Trends and Problems. 3 hours. Patterns of population growth; trends of fertility and mortality; migration; social and economic consequences of population change.

4870. Social Research and Practice. 3 hours. Principles and procedures; sources of data, techniques of collection and analysis, and statistical description. Prerequisite(s): advanced (junior or senior) standing. Required of all sociology majors.

4880. Quantitative Methods of Social Research. 3 hours. Role of quantitative methods in social research; application of quantitative techniques and procedures to social data, statistical inference; data processing. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 4870 or equivalent. Required of all sociology majors. (Same as SOWK 4880.)

4920. Cooperative Education in Sociology. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student's major, professional field of study or career objective. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours credit in sociology; student must meet the employer's requirements and have consent of the division chair. May be repeated for credit.

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.

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. Seminar on the Sociology of Health. 3 hours. Analysis of sociological factors in health and illness; organization of health care and the health professions. (Same as AGER 5400.)

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.)

5650. Sociology of Education. Variable credit. 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. Variable credit. 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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