The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the SOC Subject

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued.

Courses

Sociology (SOC / SOC)

101 [SSCI] [S,D] Introduction to Sociology 3 Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.

101 (Effective through Spring 2014) [SSCI] [S,D] Introduction to Sociology 3 Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.

102 [SSCI] [S,D] Social Problems 3 The structure of social institutions and cultural factors that constitute threats to society (crime, poverty, discrimination, drugs, family violence).

102 (Effective through Spring 2014) [SSCI] [S,D] Social Problems 3 The structure of social institutions and cultural factors that constitute threats to society (crime, poverty, discrimination, drugs, family violence).

250 [S,D] Perspectives on Disability 3 Historical, international, socioeconomic, ethical and personal perspectives on disability; individual choices, societal values, and social responsibility.

250 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Perspectives on Disability 3 Historical, international, socioeconomic, ethical and personal perspectives on disability; individual choices, societal values, and social responsibility.

251 [S,D] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WOMEN ST 251).

251 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WOMEN ST 251).

300 [DIVR] [S] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, 201, SOC 101, WOMEN ST 101, or 201. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300).

300 (Effective through Summer 2014) [S] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours CES, WOMEN ST, or SOC 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300).

300 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours CES, WOMEN ST, or SOC 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300).

310 Development of Social Theory 3 Foundations of sociological theory; introduction to original works of early social theorists. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

310 (Effective through Spring 2014) Development of Social Theory 3 Foundations of sociological theory; introduction to original works of early social theorists. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

320 Introduction to Social Research 3 Methods of collecting data; surveys, experiments, field observations; organization and interpretation of data; reading social research findings.

320 (Effective through Spring 2014) Introduction to Social Research 3 Methods of collecting data; surveys, experiments, field observations; organization and interpretation of data; reading social research findings.

321 Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I 4 Levels of measurement; measures of central tendency, dispersion and association; normal curve, statistical inference; logic of quantitative comparison and decision making.

321 (Effective through Spring 2014) Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I 4 Levels of measurement; measures of central tendency, dispersion and association; normal curve, statistical inference; logic of quantitative comparison and decision making.

331 [S] Population, Resources, and the Future 3 Effects of population on resource depletion, environmental deterioration, social and economic structure; zero population growth prospects; limits to growth debate.

331 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Population, Resources, and the Future 3 Effects of population on resource depletion, environmental deterioration, social and economic structure; zero population growth prospects; limits to growth debate.

332 Society and Environment 3 Society-environment relations, including environmental attitudes and behavior; the environmental movement and environmental politics and policy-making. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

332 (Effective through Spring 2014) Society and Environment 3 Society-environment relations, including environmental attitudes and behavior; the environmental movement and environmental politics and policy-making. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

340 [DIVR] [S,D] Social Inequality 3 Causes and consequences of social inequality in contemporary America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

340 (Effective through Spring 2014) [DIVR] [S,D] Social Inequality 3 Causes and consequences of social inequality in contemporary America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

341 [S] Sociology of Religion 3 Relation between religious and other institutions of societies, particularly in Europe and North America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

341 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Sociology of Religion 3 Relation between religious and other institutions of societies, particularly in Europe and North America. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

342 Urban Poverty 3 Historical context and current debates on US urban poverty including public policy, employment and education, and gender, race, and ethnicity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

342 (Effective through Spring 2014) Urban Poverty 3 Historical context and current debates on US urban poverty including public policy, employment and education, and gender, race, and ethnicity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

343 [S,D] Sociology of Professions and Occupations 3 Social organization of work in America including historical and contemporary trends, bureaucracy, gender/racial inequality, technological affects, work/family relations. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

343 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Sociology of Professions and Occupations 3 Social organization of work in America including historical and contemporary trends, bureaucracy, gender/racial inequality, technological affects, work/family relations. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

346 [S,D] Sociology of Education 3 Examination of how educational institutions are influenced by other social forces, how school practices affect individual outcomes and how race/class/gender shape educational opportunity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

346 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Sociology of Education 3 Examination of how educational institutions are influenced by other social forces, how school practices affect individual outcomes and how race/class/gender shape educational opportunity. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

350 [S] Social Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

350 (Effective through Summer 2014) [S] Social Psychology 3 Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

350 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Social Psychology 3 Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

351 [DIVR] [S,D] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WOMEN ST 351). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

351 (Effective through Spring 2014) [DIVR] [S,D] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WOMEN ST 351). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

356 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course 3 Aging as a lifelong process; behavior, personality competencies, social relations changes over the life course; historical, social structural, demographics, contextual influences. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

360 [S] Social Deviance 3 A survey of the sociology of deviance. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

360 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S] Social Deviance 3 A survey of the sociology of deviance. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

361 Criminology 3 Crime measurement, the correlates of crime, and specific types of crime such as white-collar and drug crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

361 (Effective through Spring 2014) Criminology 3 Crime measurement, the correlates of crime, and specific types of crime such as white-collar and drug crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

362 [S,D] Juvenile Delinquency 3 Sociological perspectives on delinquency; delinquent gangs and subcultures; delinquency causation and control; law and its enforcement: juvenile justice and corrections. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

362 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Juvenile Delinquency 3 Sociological perspectives on delinquency; delinquent gangs and subcultures; delinquency causation and control; law and its enforcement: juvenile justice and corrections. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

367 Juvenile Justice and Corrections 3 Course Prerequisite: CRM J 101. History, philosophy, legal process, performance, and outcomes of the juvenile justice and corrections systems. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 365, SOC 367). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

367 (Effective through Summer 2015) Juvenile Justice and Corrections 3 History, philosophy, legal process, performance, and outcomes of the juvenile justice and corrections systems. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 365, SOC 367). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

367 (Effective through Spring 2014) Juvenile Justice and Corrections 3 History, philosophy, legal process, performance, and outcomes of the juvenile justice and corrections systems. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 365, SOC 367). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

373 [S,D] Media, Culture, and Society 3 The production of popular culture by media organizations and its effects on society.

373 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Media, Culture, and Society 3 The production of popular culture by media organizations and its effects on society.

375 Aspects of Sustainable Development 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198. Ecological, economical, and sociological aspects of sustainable development. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 326, SOC 375).

375 (Effective through Spring 2014) Aspects of Sustainable Development 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198. Ecological, economical, and sociological aspects of sustainable development. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 326, SOC 375).

384 [S,D] Sociology of Gender 3 Construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality in American society. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 384, WOMEN ST 384). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

384 (Effective through Spring 2014) [S,D] Sociology of Gender 3 Construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality in American society. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 384, WOMEN ST 384). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

391 Special Topics in Sociology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

391 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics in Sociology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

392 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

392 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

415 [T] Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Structural foundations of global social change; theories of intersocietal interactions and interdependencies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

415 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Structural foundations of global social change; theories of intersocietal interactions and interdependencies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

418 Human Issues in International Development 3 Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 418, POL S 418, SOC 418).

418 (Effective through Spring 2014) Human Issues in International Development 3 Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 418, POL S 418, SOC 418).

430 [T] Society and Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Role of technology in social evolution; social impacts and shaping of technology. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

430 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Society and Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Role of technology in social evolution; social impacts and shaping of technology. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

433 [T] Urbanization and Community Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Organization, function, change, development, and decline of communities; applications emphasizing rural or urban settings. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

433 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Urbanization and Community Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Organization, function, change, development, and decline of communities; applications emphasizing rural or urban settings. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

474 [T] Collective Behavior and Social Movements 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Processes of collective behavior and social movements in historical and contemporary societies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

474 (Effective through Spring 2014) [T] Collective Behavior and Social Movements 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Processes of collective behavior and social movements in historical and contemporary societies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

491 Advanced Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

491 (Effective through Spring 2014) Advanced Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

493 Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Work experience related to undergraduate major and career interests. S, F grading.

493 (Effective through Spring 2014) Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Work experience related to undergraduate major and career interests. S, F grading.

495 [CAPS] [M] Internship Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Self-initiated supervised work experience in an approved campus or community setting. Recommended preparation: SOC 317 or 320, and Soc 321 or CRM J 321.

495 (Effective through Spring 2014) [CAPS] [M] Internship Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Self-initiated supervised work experience in an approved campus or community setting. Recommended preparation: SOC 317 or 320, and Soc 321 or CRM J 321.

497 [CAPS] [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology. Hands-on experience in selection of social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results.

497 (Effective through Fall 2014) [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology. Hands-on experience in selection of social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results.

497 (Effective through Spring 2014) [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in sociology. Hands-on experience in selection of social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

499 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

510 Development of Social Theory 3 Examination of the foundations of social theory.

510 (Effective through Spring 2014) Development of Social Theory 3 Examination of the foundations of social theory.

522 Advanced Sociological Methodology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Scaling theory, sampling theory, experimental design, measurement of association, multivariate analysis, current methods and techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 521.

522 (Effective through Spring 2014) Advanced Sociological Methodology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Scaling theory, sampling theory, experimental design, measurement of association, multivariate analysis, current methods and techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 521.

523 Qualitative Methods Practicum 3 Introduction to qualitative research methods as used in social sciences; epistemological underpinnings and empirical techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 520.

523 (Effective through Spring 2014) Qualitative Methods Practicum 3 Introduction to qualitative research methods as used in social sciences; epistemological underpinnings and empirical techniques. Recommended preparation: SOC 520.

532 Environmental Sociology 3 Societal-environmental interactions; impacts of human societies on the physical environment; environmental impacts on human behavior and social organization.

532 (Effective through Spring 2014) Environmental Sociology 3 Societal-environmental interactions; impacts of human societies on the physical environment; environmental impacts on human behavior and social organization.

535 Technology and Society 3 Analysis of sociotechnical systems; effects of technology on society; the social shaping of technologies and their environmental impacts.

535 (Effective through Spring 2014) Technology and Society 3 Analysis of sociotechnical systems; effects of technology on society; the social shaping of technologies and their environmental impacts.

580 Sociology of Race Relations 3 Analysis of race/ethnic relations; historical and current theoretical explanations of race/ethnic relations.

580 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sociology of Race Relations 3 Analysis of race/ethnic relations; historical and current theoretical explanations of race/ethnic relations.

592 Special Topics in Sociology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

592 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Topics in Sociology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

 Student Affairs   Schedules of Classes   Commencement   Student Degree Audit
 Transfer Courses   Right To Know   Veteran's Affairs   Summer Session
 
Office of the Registrar, PO Box 641035, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1035, 509-335-5346, bitter@wsu.edu
Copyright © Board of Regents, Washington State University