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Summer 2008


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



SOCY 101  Basic Concepts in Sociology                             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/GFR:Meets SS.
[0273] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             MACLENNAN, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


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 jmaclenn@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0274] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             MACLENNAN, J
            MWTh.......9:00am-11:50am (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. For more information contact hewitt@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0275] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             HEWITT, C
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 352  Issues in Health Care                                   3 credits
SHADY GROVE - 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: This course is held at The Universities at Shady Grove.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0276] 8620 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             HYLTON, K
            TuTh.......4:00pm- 7:10pm (OFF ...)


SOCY 353  Marriage and the Family                                 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/GFR:Meets SS.
[0277] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 355  The Sociology of Women                                  3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - 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/GFR:Meets SS.
[0278] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             SERVATIUS, N
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


SOCY 451  Sociology of Health and Illness Behavior                3 credits
Analysis of health needs and demands of the population. Examination of health and illness behavior, utilization patterns, and taking into account socio-demographic variations and trends. Topics include mortality and morbidity, health attitudes and behavior, social psychology of illness and patient professional relationships. Prerequisites: Nine credits in sociology, including SOCY 351, and junior standing or consent of instructor. For more information contact gseckin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets WI.
[0279] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SECKIN, G
            MW.........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 adler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0280] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             ADLER, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 651  Sociology of Health and Illness Behavior                3 credits
Analysis of health needs and demands of the population. Examination of health and illness behavior, utilization patterns, and taking into account socio-demographic variations and trends. Topics include mortality and morbidity, health attitudes and behavior, social psychology of illness and patient professional relationships. Prerequisites: Nine credits in sociology, including SOCY 351, and junior standing or consent of instructor. For more information contact gseckin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0281] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             SECKIN, G
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


SOCY 701  Directed Independent Study                            1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/AUD    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7805] 0201 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             ADLER, M
            Time and room to be arranged
[7661] 1501 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             ROTHSTEIN, W
            Time and room to be arranged


SOCY 711  ANALYTICAL PAPER RESEARCH                             1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7662] 0201 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             ADLER, M
            Time and room to be arranged
[7663] 1501 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             ROTHSTEIN, W
            Time and room to be arranged
[7788] 1801 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             TRELA, J
            Time and room to be arranged


SOCY 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[7834] 1301 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             PINCUS, F
            Time and room to be arranged
[7665] 1501 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             ROTHSTEIN, W
            Time and room to be arranged


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