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An introduction to the study of juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. The course investigates the topics of juvenile law, theories of causation and procedureal issues, and their inter-relationships.

Hours
3

Uses the basic principles and concepts of sociology to study life in the Appalachian region. The areas of study include socio-economic class, culture, folklore, social institutions, the family, religion, schooling, poverty, and development.

Hours
3

Scientific understanding of social problems; problem areas in contemporary American society; and world-wide problems such as racism, sexism, problems in education, social stratification, problems in children's lives, environmental degradation, and violence.

Hours
3

How do we define family today? How is it structured: We examine key issues that have changed over the past thirty-fifty years, including dating and sexuality, single motherhood, teen pregnancy, divorce, stepfamilies, balancing work and family, and motherhood vs. fatherhood. Emphasis upon changing attitudes toward family relationships, some of the problems involved, and suggested solutions.

Hours
3

This course will provide an introduction to the methods and tools of qualitative analysis and writing. Course material will include training in qualitative research, emphasizing interviewing, oral history collection, and historiography. Students will also have the opportunity to examine ethical issues related to historical writing, research, and presentation of materials. In addition, the course will cover the basic skills needed to conduct historical research, including locating, using, and evaluating sources, and will explore how such work can shape and inform community development initiatives at the local level. Readings will be assigned regarding qualitative methods as well as community development. Students will also be trained in oral history collection. Each student will be required to collect at least one oral history for this course.

Hours
3

An examination of the interaction between sex and gender in contemporary U.S. society, with the focus on how society influences and constructs these two core concepts in both micro and macro realms. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

A sociological examination of the origin and organization of minorities and their effect on society today, with particular emphasis on minorities in the United States. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

An interdisciplinary approach will be used to analysis the social interaction that generates interdependence among the members of a small group. Particular emphasis will be given to theories and activities which focus on the properties and dynamics that are common to all small groups: structure, interaction, self identity, and common goals. Prerequisites: PSYH 200 or SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: PSYH200, or SOCI131
Hours
3

Public policy issues and problems in juvenile and adult correctional settings are explored. An analysis of the modes of treatment/punishment of legal offenders and their families as a vulnerable population group will be made from a historical perspective, rehabilitation approaches, de-institutionalization, and community based programs. Roles of the social worker and correctional officer will be examined in institutional settings, and in probation, parole, and community based programs. Cross listed as SWRK 363. Prerequisite: Open to Social Work majors having upper division (junior) stading and the permission of their advisor and the course instructor. Open to Criminal Justice majors having upper division (junior) standing and the permission of the advisor. Open to Psychology and Sociology majors having upper division (junior) standing and the permission of their advisor and the course instructor.

Hours
3

An analysis of the social stratification system including the concepts of class, status, prestige, income, and wealth; and, the impact of social stratification on American society. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

The field practicum in sociology is designed to give social science majors practical experience in a professional field related to sociology. Field placements will include such diverse experiences as working in the county clerk's office, pre-trial services, social services and other programs. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 and upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

Comparative and interrelated study of urban and rural life considering institutional, social and economic factors of modern life in cities and rural areas. We will examine Appalachia in particular, in order to compare and contrast our own experience with that of rural life generally. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

Comparative analysis of children's lives and problems from their own perspective as well as sociological perspectives. Examination of how childhood is constructed differently across time and space, and by gender, social class, and racial/ethnic backgrounds. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

The major classical and contemporary sociological theories which have proved useful in investigating the nature of society are examined. Lecture and discussion in a seminar setting. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 and upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

This course will examine the relationship between deviance, crime, and society. In this class, we look at how deviance and crime are defined, by whom, and why they are seen as problematic. We will also look at important trends in terms of how crime and deviance have changed over time. Prerequisites: SOCI 131 or upper division standing.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
3

Capstone course for graduating seniors in sociology. Students develop professional portfolios to show-case undergraduate work in preparation for employment, and/or graduate school. Prerquisite: SOCI 131 and graduating senior in sociology.

Prerequisites: SOCI131
Hours
1

(on demand) Independent study.

Hours
3

(F) Basic Spanish grammar; simple reading, practice in the oral and written language. Not open to students with two or more years of Spanish study or experience.

Hours
3

(S) Continuation of Spanish 111. Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: SPAN111
Hours
3

(F) More detailed study of grammatical structure; study of important literary works; individual collateral reading tailored to the student's interests. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: SPAN112
Hours
3

(S) Continuation of Spanish 211. Prerequisite: Spanish 211 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: SPAN211
Hours
3

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