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Sociology

Summer 2005




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 mterra705@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0445] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             TERRANOVA, M
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 201  Social Problems in American Society (SS)                3 credits
A survey of American social problems designed for the general student. Topics typically include race and ethnic conflict, crime and delinquency, population and inequality. Note: This course does not count as a prerequisite for any other sociology or anthropology course. For more information contact briward1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0446] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             WARD, B
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 204  Diversity and Pluralism: An                             3 credits
          Interdisciplinary Perspective (SS or C)           
An analysis of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual orientation in society. The goal of the course is to have students understand the sociocultural nature of human identity and diversity. In addition, the course will explore ways of enhancing communication across the boundaries that divide groups in a pluralistic society. Small group discussion of course material will take place throughout the semester. No credit will be given if this course was taken as INDS 320 or SOCY 297. Note: Also listed as MLL 204 and PSYC 204. Students may receive credit in only one department; the course may not be repeated in another department. For more information contact pincus@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets  SS or C. GDR:Meets S.  THIS
          CLASS WILL MEET IN PUP 206.
[0447] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             PINCUS, F
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm


SOCY 335  Terrorism and Social Violence                           3 credits
This course examines various examples of collective domestic conflict and evaluates the sociological theories that explain why such conflict occurs. Topics include animal aggression and its relevance for understanding human violence, changing patterns of violence over time and between different types of society, guerrilla insurgency, terrorism, riots and revolutions. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211 or consent of instructor. For more information contact hewitt@umbc.edu .
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0449] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             HEWITT, C
            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 change in sex roles in modern societies. Note: Also listed as WMST 353. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0450] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             SERVATIUS, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


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
[0451] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             KORZ, A
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV011)


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, television. Note: Also listed as ANTH 416, LLC 616 and SOCY 616. Prerequisites: ANTH 211 or 212 or SOCY 101. For more information contact dkrichmar@bowiestate.edu.
          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE WITH SOCY 616.
[0454] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MALONEY-KRICHM
            MW.........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 adler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0457] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             ADLER, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 616  Cyberspace, Culture and Society                         3 credits
The information superhighway, 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 the 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 to and contrasted with the cultural and societal effects of previous technologies, such as the printing press, wireless telephone and television. Note: Also listed as ANTH 416, LLC 616, and SOCY 416. For more information contact dkrichmar@bowiestate.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0458] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MALONEY-KRICHM
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 229)


SOCY 682  Performance Assessment and Program                      3 credits
          Evaluation                                        
Examines research methods appropriate for developing new programs and for evaluating existing programs on an ongoing and post-program basis. Methods of measuring programmatic needs and designing programs suitable for evaluation will be examined. A variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques and the situations appropriate for their use will be described. Prerequisite: Admission to certificate program and permission of the department. Note: This course will be held at Maryland Nonprofits, 190 W. Ostend Street, Suite 201, Baltimore, MD 21230.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7542] 8820 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             STEELE, S
            Tu.........9:00am- 4:30pm (OFF ...)


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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