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Course listing for Department of Sociology at ULM Required for a major: SOCL 101, 436, 450, 451, and 24 additional hours in Sociology--Total of 36 semester hours. Required for a minor: SOCL 101, 450, and 12 additional hours in Sociology--Total of 18 semester hours. Students may choose to complete a minor as part of their free electives.



For undergraduates only:

Introduction, Introduction: An International Perspective, Social Problems, Directed Study -- E-TV, Community Studies, Popular Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Substance Abuse, Sociology in Film, Contemporary Social Movements, Directed Study (4016), Research Practicum, Seminar in the Development of Sociology, Senior Seminar (4099)

For undergraduates and graduates:

Social Psychology, Medical Sociology, Criminology, Religion and Society, Population and Society, Minority Groups, Juvenile Delinquency, The Family, Anthropology of Latin America, Women and Aging, Seminar in Death and Dying, Perspectives in Aging, Belief Systems, Anthropology of Sex Roles, Field Study of Foreign Areas (4042), Sociology of Sports, Recreation, and Leisure, Field Study of Foreign Areas (4044), Regional Field Study of the U.S. -- East, Regional Field Study of the U.S. -- West, Social Research, Social Statistics, Sociology of Balanced Living, Special Topics

For graduates only:

Sociology of Education, Seminar in Deviant Behavior, Sociology of Law, Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice.





For Undergraduates Only:

1001. INTRODUCTION. 3 cr. A survey of the basic concepts of sociology and techniques of sociological research; factors and principles influencing the social life of man. (Same as Sociology 102 and 300C.)



1002. INTRODUCTION: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE. 3 cr. A survey of the basic concepts of sociological research; factors and principles influencing the social life of man.This course examines these factors from an international perspective. (Same as Sociology 101 and 300C.)




2003. SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 3cr. Individual, family, and community disorganization. Attention is given to social planning, reconstruction, and problems of minorities.



3000. DIRECTED STUDY E-TV. 1-3 cr. Selected studies in sociology. Content and credit varies. C. Sociological Imagination (Same as Socl 101 and 102). D. Portrait of a Family (Same as Socl 419). E. Faces of Culture (Same as Anth/Socl 307 and Geos 400B). G. Beliefs and Believers. No more than 6 hours may be applied toward degree requirements.



3001.COMMUNITY STUDIES. 3cr. The nature and organization of the community, the spatial structure and functions of rural, urban, and fringe areas; the significance of urban redevelopment and its effect on the Black community and other groups.



3005. POPULAR CULTURE. 3cr. An in-depth examination of the forms of popular culture--activities that occupy our leisure time--proliferation of these forms, and popular culture's impact on socialization, lifestyles, and social change.



3007. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 3 cr. A comparative study of the life and organization of human groups throughout the world, with an emphasis on primitive societies. (Same as Anth 307, Socl 300E and Geos 400B.)



3008. SUBSTANCE ABUSE. 3 cr. Analysis of the social, physical, and psychological impact of substance abuse. Examination of types, incidence, and forms of abuse and an analysis of social and legal reactions. Social trends and laws are examined to provide the student with foundations for a critical and analytical examination of substance abuse. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 101 or approval of department head. (Same as Criminal Justice 308.)



3010. SOCIOLOGY IN FILM. 3 cr. An examination of sociological concepts and themes in American and foreign popular and educational films. A $5 fee will be assessed to cover partial cost of film rental.



3025. CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. 3 cr. An examination of current social movements with an analysis of social and cultural background, forms of expression and organization, and their role and function in modern society.



4016. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-3 cr. Guided reading and /or research in a special area of sociology. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of sociology, a grade point of 3.00 in sociology courses and prior approval of supervising instructor.



4018. RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN SOCIOLOGY. 3 cr. The application of basic methods and concepts in sociology to a specific topic of interest to the student. Prerequisite: Sociology 450.



4036. SEMINAR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGY. 3 cr. The study of social thought that influenced sociological ideas and concepts. Recent trends and influences in modern sociology will be discussed.



4099. SENIOR SEMINAR. 1cr. A small-group interdisciplinary approach to relevant issues. Open to all majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, Junior standing, recommendation by department head, and selection by faculty committee.



For undergraduates and graduates:

4002. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 3 cr. Significant effects of group membership on individual behavior; the basic importance of language and the socialization process, social change and mass behavior. Prerequisite: 101 or Psychology 201. (Same as Psychology 402.)



4004. MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY. 3 cr. An analysis of human adaptation to illness, the sick role, social organization of medical institutions, and the sociology of death.



4005. CRIMINOLOGY. 3 cr. An analysis of the extent of crime; impact of crime on society, physical, social, and psychological causation of crime; and current issues in criminology. (Same as Criminal Justice 405.)



4006. RELIGION AND SOCIETY. 3 cr. A study of structure and functions of religion and its effect on society, culture, and personality, a comparative analysis of religion; and an examination of religion in America based on sociological research. (Formerly Sociology of Religion.)



4007. POPULATION AND SOCIETY. 3 cr. Problems of the quantity and quality of the population, including composition, differential fertility, population pressure, internal migration, regional and class differentials, and trends. (Formerly Demography.)



4012. MINORITY GROUPS. 3 cr. An analysis of the structure, culture and social processes of ethnic, racial, social and religious groups in America.



4015. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. 3 cr. The nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency; factors in its treatment and prevention, including community and agency programs. (Same as Criminal Justice 415.)



4019. THE FAMILY. 3 cr. The past and present role of the family as the primary social group in our culture; problems facing the modern family in a changing social world. (Same as SOCL 300D.)



4022. ANTHROPOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA. 3 cr. Description of indigenous social organizations prior to conquest. Survey of community ethnographic studies of African, Amerind, Asiatic and European cultures in contemporary rural and urban Latin America.Prerequisite: Sociology 307 or approval of department head. (Same as Anthropology 422.)



4024. WOMEN AND AGING. 3 cr. Examines the life experiences of women as they age. Emphasis on sociological influences on perceptions of aging among women and on aging women's roles in society.



4025. SEMINAR ON DEATH AND DYING. 3 cr. Exploration of the social organization of dying, including a view on cross-cultural perspectives on death, treatment of the dying patient, and the grief process.



4026. PERSPECTIVES IN AGING. 3 cr. An interdisciplinary orientation from various academic departments within the University and from practitioners in the community. Focus will be on Theoretical Issues and Aspects of Gerontology and programs, services, issues, and problems involved in working with older people.



4030. BELIEF SYSTEMS. 3 cr. The relationship between pre-literate belief systems and social structure; myths of creation, life cycle crisis, rites of passage, purity and pollution, witchcraft and supernatural illness. (Same as Anthropology 430.)



4035. ANTHROPOLOGY OF SEX ROLES. 3 cr. Analysis of different values that define appropriate masculine and feminine behavior (sex roles) in a variety of cultures. Explores the impact of social institutions on teaching and enforcing sex roles in traditional and modern societies. (Same as Anthropology 435.)



4042. FIELD STUDIES OF FOREIGN AREAS. 3 cr. Extended field study of major foreign areas of the world. A.Western Europe; B. Northern Europe; and C. South Pacific. Topics may not be repeated. (No more than 3 credit hours may be applied to degree requirements.)



4043. SOCIOLOGY OF SPORTS RECREATION AND LEISURE. 3 cr. The structure and functions of sports and recreation in fulfilling leisure pursuits in American society.



4044. FIELD STUDIES OF FOREIGN AREAS 3 cr. Extended field study tours of major foreign areas of he world. A. Far East; B. Middle East; C. South America. Topics may not be repeated. (No more than 3 credit hours may be applied toward degree requirements.)



4045. REGIONAL FIELD STUDY OF THE U.S.--EAST. 3 cr. Daily lectures guide the observation and study of the geographic and cultural experiences, which result in regional delineations and classifications. (Formerly 303)



4046. REGIONAL FIELD STUDY OF THE U.S.--WEST. 3 cr. Same as 445 except that the tour will cover the western area of the U.S.



4070. SOCIAL RESEARCH. 3 cr. The formulation of a research problem; ethics of research; development of research design; sampling procedures; collecting and processing of research data. (Formerly Sociology 411; Same as Criminal Justice 450.)



4071. SOCIAL STATISTICS. 3 cr. Statistical procedures appropriate to the measurement and analysis of social data. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.



4055. SOCIOLOGY OF BALANCED LIVING. 3 cr. The study of factors influencing the socialization process, dynamics of relationships, and life satisfaction. Focus is on making choices and meeting challenges based on understanding of the interaction process and life skills training.



4095. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 cr. Maximum, 6 crs. A. Teaching Children about Aging; B. Anthropological Methods; C. Sociology of Women; E. Perspectives on Sexuality; F. Oral History in Gerontology Research. Maximum, 3 credits on a single topic.




For graduates only:

 
5001. SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION. 3 cr. The development, structure, and function of educational institutions with an emphasis on social factors which affect these institutions and the role of the educator in the community.


 
5017. SEMINAR IN DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. 3 cr. Analysis of the sociological, psychological, cultural, legal, and political factors related to deviant behavior. Leads to a theoretical and practical understanding of specific deviant behaviors and of contributing factors in terms of causation, prevention, control, and treatment. (Same as Criminal Justice 517.)


 
5055. SOCIOLOGY OF LAW. 3 cr. An analysis of social behavior and its relationship to the development of law; law as a control mechanism; social behavior as it relates to the police, courts, and corrections; portrayal of the Criminal Justice system components in the media; and social change and the law.(Same as Criminal Justice 555.)


 
5065. COMMUNITY-BASED AND LONG-TERM CARE. 3 cr. A review of the various types of community based care with attention to the types of environments and services offered, the process of entry into care systems, physical and socio-emotional care, relations between residents and staff members, and social relationships inside and outside of care facilities. Health and quality of care, medical ethics, environmental health, and the delivery of services are addressed. (Same as Sociology 565. Formerly Introduction to Long-Term Care.)



5076. MINORITIES, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 3 cr. Examination of the role of minorities in the Criminal Justice system; as victims; as offenders; as defendants; as prisoners; as employees; and as professionals. (Same as Criminal Justice 576.)



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