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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



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 jmaclenn@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0296] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             MACLENNAN, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (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 bward@umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0297] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             WARD, B
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 204  Diversity and Pluralism: An                             3 credits
          Interdisciplinary Perspective (SS or C)           
Hybrid Course - An analysis of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual orientation in society. The goal of the course is to have students understand the socio-cultural 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 discussions of course material will take place throughout the semester. For more information contact pincus@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS or C.
[0298] 7050 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             PINCUS, F
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 210  Class and Inequality in the U.S.                        3 credits
Theories and empirical research on the origin, characteristics and consequences of social inequality. Prerequisites: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact adler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0299] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             ADLER, M
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 208)


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 ethnic conflict, colonial insurrections, terrorism, coup d’état and revolution. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211 or consent of instructor.
          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD THIS  CLASS IS
          HELD AT THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE IN
          ROCKVILLE.
[7637] 8020 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             DANZA, M
            MW........10:00am- 1:00pm (OFF ...)


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 GWST 353. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0300] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 355  The Sociology of Women (SS)                             3 credits
Women in society, social roles and socialization, women in the labor force, class and lifestyle differences among women as a minority group, and women’s social movement. Note: Also listed as GWST 355. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0301] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........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
[0302] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             KORZ, A
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)


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 will explore 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 this course, contemporary technological advances will be compared and contrasted with the cultural and societal effects of previous technologies, such as the printing press, telephone, television. Note: Also listed as ANTH 416. Prerequisites: ANTH 211 or 212 or SOCY 101. For more information contact diane.krichmar@verizon.net.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0303] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             CHINNERY, G
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 606  Social Inequality and Social Policy                     3 credits
This course examines poverty and inequality in modern society. The focus is 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 will consider racial and gender inequality. Note: Also listed as LLC 606. For more information contact hewitt@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0304] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             HEWITT, C
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 616  Cyberspace, Culture and Society                         3 credits
The "information super highway," "communications revolution" and "cyberspace" are used to describe the contemporary revolution in human communications. This course will explore 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 this course, contemporary technological advances will be compared and contrasted with the cultural and societal effects of previous technologies, such as the printing press, telephone, television. Note: Also listed as LLC 616. Prerequisites: ANTH 211 or 212 or SOCY 101. For more information contact diane.krichmar@verizon.net.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0305] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             MALONEY-KRICHM
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 233)


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 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

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


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