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Summer 2004




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.
[0271] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             TRELA, J
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 208)


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.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0272] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             EPSTEIN, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


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
[0273] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             SERVATIUS, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 352  Issues in Health Care (SS)                              3 credits
This course examines some of the leading health and health care issues of current concern. Topics addressed include health care financing, rationing, health disparities, and end-of-life decisions. Note: Also listed as ANTH 397. For more information contact schard@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0274] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             CHARD, S
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 208)


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.
[0275] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             SERVATIUS, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 372  Juvenile Delinquency                                    3 credits
The nature, extent, causes, treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact akorz@eccofdc.org.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0276] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             KORZ, A
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV150)


SOCY 399  Independent Study                                     1-3 credits

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


SOCY 416  Cyberspace Culture                                      3 credits
The "information super highway," "communications revolution" and "cyberspace" are used to describe the contemporary revolution in human communications. This course explores the cultural and societal implications of computer mediated communications (CMC) by addressing such topics and questions as: representations of self and self-identity in cyberspace, interactions in cyberspace, information technology and institutional change, community formation in cyberspace, democracy and collective action in cyberspace, and order and deviance in cyberspace. Throughout the course, contemporary technological advances will be compared and contrasted with the cultural and societal effects of previous technologies, such as the printing press, wireless telephone, and television. Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or ANTH 212 or SOCY 101. Note: Also listed as ANTH 416, LLC 616 and SOCY 616. For more information contact dkrichmar@bowiestate.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0277] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MALONEY-KRICHM
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 229)


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
[0278] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             HEWITT, C
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SS  205)


SOCY 616  Cyberspace, Culture and Society                         3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE.    SEE   SOCY   416   FOR   COURSE
          DESCRIPTION.
[0279] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MALONEY-KRICHM
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 229)


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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