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Summer 2003




SOCY 101  Basic Concepts in Sociology (SS)                        3 credits
An introduction to the concepts used in all advanced sociology courses; basic elements of social structure including primary groups and organizations, culture and society, socialization, social stratification, and social change. For more information contact trela@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0260] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             TRELA, J
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV150)


SOCY 202  Drugs and Alcohol in Society                            3 credits
Provides an overview of causes and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse from the sociological perspective. The effects of society, family, peers, ethnicity and gender on alcohol and drug abuse, along with chemical and psychological aspects of addiction, are discussed. Additionally, theories of addiction, gender differences in rates of alcoholism, college-drinking patterns, drug use and sex, and the impact of substance abuse on family and on children are examined. Discussion of controversial issues include blood alcohol limits for driving, minimum drinking age, alcohol testing in work and sports contexts, non-medical use of marijuana and restrictions on alcohol advertising. Students also become familiar with local and national initiatives that combat alcohol and drug abuse. Note: Previously listed as SOCY 440. For more information contact agupman@intra.nida.nih.gov.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0261] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             GUPMAN, A
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV145)


SOCY 300  Methodology of Social Research                          4 credits
Principles of social research, including examination of issues in research design, measurement, sampling and computer applications. Course considers both issues in the logic of science and practical problems of data collection. Prerequisites: SOCY 101 and sophomore standing. For more information contact adler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0262] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             ADLER, M
            TuWTh......1:00pm- 3:50pm (ACIV011)


SOCY 334  Sexual Diversity                                        3 credits
Focuses on the social construction and politics of sexuality. Specific topics include pornography, intergenerational sex, transgenderism, sex and the handicapped, bisexuality, homosexuality and sadomasochism. The course is organized around lectures, guest speakers, audio visual material and group discussions. Prerequisites: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211 or permission of the instructor. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0263] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm


SOCY 352  Issues in Health Care                                   3 credits
This course examines some of the leading health and health care issues of current concern. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211 or consent of instructor. Note: Also listed as ANTH 397. For more information contact schard@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0264] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             CHARD, S
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV013)


SOCY 353  Marriage and the Family (SS)                            3 credits
Marriage and family as social institutions. Primary relationships in marriage, their development in courtship, formalization in marriage, and extension to children. The course draws on materials from related disciplines as well as from sociology. Special emphasis on marriage and changing sex roles in modern societies. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. Note: Also listed as WMST 353. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0265] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV011)


SOCY 372  Juvenile Delinquency                                    3 credits
The nature, extent, causes, treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211.
          Grade Method: REG
[0266] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             KORZ, A
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (SS  107)


SOCY 397  Selected Topics in Sociology International              3 credits
          Field Research in culture, Policy and             
          Practice                                          
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for an international field research experience. Students meet in the classroom for three 3-hour sessions and pilot their field exercises prior to leaving the country. Students must complete their international field work in Switzerland, Portugal, Denmark, or Scotland. Students gain a cross-cultural perspective on important contemporary issues as well as practical experience with field research methods. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required. Note: Also listed as HAPP 398 and SOCY 698B. For more information contact cat@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0267] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             STUART, M
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV354)


SOCY 399  Independent Study                                     1-3 credits

          Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


SOCY 416  Cyberspace Culture                                      3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE.    SEE    LLC   616   FOR   COURSE
          DESCRIPTION.
[0268] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             MALONEY-KRICHM
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm


SOCY 499  Independent Study                                     1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


SOCY 606  Social Inequality and Social Policy                     3 credits
Examines poverty and inequality in modern society. Focuses on describing the extent of poverty and inequality, examining theories that attempt to explain these phenomena, and discussing the policies that have been employed to mitigate them. In addition to class inequality, the course considers racial and sexual inequality. Note: Also listed as LLC 606. For more information contact hewitt@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0269] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             HEWITT, C
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV011)


SOCY 616  Cyberspace, Culture and Society                         3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE.    SEE    LLC   616   FOR   COURSE
          DESCRIPTION.
[0270] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             MALONEY-KRICHM
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm


SOCY 698A Advanced Selected Topics in Sociology                   3 credits
          Performance Assessment and Program                
          Evaluation                                        
Designed for practitioners, program managers, and research analysts in education, health and social services. Increasingly, process and outcome measures are being mandated to provide accountability in these fields. However, accountability measures frequently fail to consider numerous factors in addition to the intervention being evaluated that can significantly affect performance. This course examines these factors and considers how a variety of statistical techniques and qualitative methods can improve the reliability and validity of program evaluation. Approaches are discussed that can be used when ideal conditions for an evaluation cannot be met (e.g. no comparison group). The history of performance assessment and program evaluation and the important role accountability measures will play in future public funding are also reviewed. Prerequisite: Any undergraduate or graduate courses in Research Methods and Statistics from any department. For more information contact sf.steele@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0271] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             STEELE, S
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV145)


SOCY 698B Advanced Selected Topics in Sociology                   3 credits
          International Field Research in Culture,          
          Policy and Practice                               

(PermReq) Grade    Method:   REG/AUD   THIS   IS   A
          CROSS-LISTED  COURSE.  SEE  SOCY  397  FOR
          COURSE DESCRIPTION.
[0272] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             STUART, M
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV354)


SOCY 701  Directed Independent Study                            1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/AUD    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


SOCY 7700 Master's Special Study                                   1 credit

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


SOCY 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


SOCY 801  Directed Independent Study                            1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/AUD    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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