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SOC 100 — Principles of Sociology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McGinn,Terence James; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 195 or 300. No credit for seniors.

This survey of sociological principles and problems has as its main purpose to introduce us to the most important theoretical perspectives, concepts and major findings of sociology so as to develop a quality of mind, "the sociological imagination," that would provide us with a better understanding of the subtle and complex connections existing between our own life and the world around us.

We will address such fundamental issues as the Individual, Culture and Society; Socialization, Conformity, and Deviance; Institutions such as Work, the Media, Family and Intimate Relationships; Structures of Power and Inequalities of Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality; as well as issues of Personal Transformation, Social Movements, and Social Change.

Hopefully, the substance of this course and the manner it is taught will inspire all of us to further examine our own lives and the workings of the surrounding society by means of perspectives and insights gained from this introductory course. Course requirements include three non-cumulative exams (20% each), a course portfolio (20% total), and class attendance and participation (20%).

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to first and second year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in SOC 300. Seniors must elect SOC 300

SOC 100 — Principles of Sociology
Section 020, LEC

Instructor: Sfeir-Younis,Luis Felipe

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 195 or 300. No credit for seniors.

Sociology is the study of the interaction between social structure and agency in every sphere of social life. That is, it seeks to explore the relationship between the constraints that affect large groups of people on the one hand and the individual freedom of people to transcend those constraints on the other. Such constraints may include racial inequality, colonial domination or poverty just to name a few. No matter what the issue, sociology compels us to ask certain key questions of each other. For example, how much freedom does each of us really have? Are there constraints to our freedom, and if so, which ones? Why do we believe what we believe? Can patterns of injustice be changed?

This course is about the greatest knock-down, drag-out fights over the proper way to conceive of the relationship between structure and agency. The first part of the course deals with this debate in the area of identity politics and inequality. The second part asks whether culture has any influence on everyday life. Finally, the course wraps up with the study of large — scale transformations such as globalization and the rise of nation-states.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to first and second year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in SOC 300. Seniors must elect SOC 300

SOC 102 — Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Burgard,Sarah Andrea; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

Credit Exclusions: Credit is granted for a combined total of eight credits elected through SOC 102, 202, 203, and 401, provided that the course topics are different. No credit for seniors.

This offering of SOC 102: Contemporary Social Issues will be taught through the lens of social stratification and inequality. Social stratification is a cornerstone topic in the field, and is central to understanding the social forces that generate and perpetuate inequalities among individuals and groups in every society. While most people are aware that some individuals are rich and powerful while others are not, there is less recognition of the systems of social stratification that shape how much wealth, power and prestige different people hold. Stratification systems also influence people's educational attainment, working lives, health, and opportunities for a better life for themselves or their children, among other crucial outcomes. In this course we will examine some of the key theoretical frameworks that sociologists have used to explain social stratification and inequality, as well as looking at the evidence for levels and trends of inequality in the United States and other parts of the world. We will focus on the systems of class and status that structure society, as well as other axes of social inequalities, particularly race, ethnicity and gender.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 300 or 401.

SOC 102 — Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section 020, LEC

Instructor: McGinn,Terence James; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

Credit Exclusions: Credit is granted for a combined total of eight credits elected through SOC 102, 202, 203, and 401, provided that the course topics are different. No credit for seniors.

The relationship between systems of race and class assignment on the one hand, and social inequalities (in economic resources and educational opportunities, in status and respect, in legal rights and political power) on the other, is a central concern for many sociologists. This course introduces students to how sociologists think about these relationships and the forces that drive them. We will explore these relationships at two levels ­ metro Detroit and the United States as a whole ­ paying attention to how these levels interact. On occasion, we will compare the U.S. experience with that of other countries. As we proceed, we will ask what causes the kinds of social inequalities that we find, why they evolve as they do, and how they affect individuals, groups, communities, and nations. Insofar as these inequalities are harmful ­ and they often are ­ we will also be concerned with what can be done to reduce them and/or the damage they do.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 300 or 401.

SOC 105 — First Year Seminar in Sociology
Section 001, SEM
Transforming America: Immigrants Then and Now

Instructor: Pedraza,Silvia

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: RE, SS
Other: FYSem

That America is a nation of immigrants is one of the most common yet truest statements. In this course we will survey a vast range of the American immigrant experience: that of the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans, Koreans, and Japanese. Immigration to America can be broadly understood as consisting of four major waves: the first one, that which consisted of Northwest Europeans who immigrated up to the mid-19th century; the second one, that which consisted of Southern and Eastern Europeans at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th; the third one, the movement from the South to the North of Black Americans and Mexicans precipitated by two World Wars; and the fourth one, from 1965 on, is still ongoing in the present, of immigrants mostly from Latin America and Asia. At all times, our effort will be to understand the immigrant past of these ethnic groups, both for what it tells us about the past as well as their present and possible future.

Advisory Prerequisite: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.

SOC 105 — First Year Seminar in Sociology
Section 002, SEM
Diversity,Democracy,Community

Instructor: Schoem,David

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: RE, SS
Other: FYSem

How do we develop the practice of civic engagement along with the skills of boundary-crossing in order to build a strong democracy comprised of people with perspectives and viewpoints that differ from our own? This seminar explores a wide range of issues on social identity and intergroup relations, notions of community, and everyday politics and democracy. It examines the possibilities for building community across race, gender, and class as students explore their own racial and social group identities.

Advisory Prerequisite: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.

SOC 105 — First Year Seminar in Sociology
Section 003, SEM
"Class", "Race," "Gender," and Modernity

Instructor: Paige,Jeffery M

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: FYSem

An introduction to the sociological study of inequality through an analysis of three of its fundamental dimensions — class, race and gender. The course will explore how each of the three dimensions of inequality is related to the development of modern capitalist society as described by Marx and Weber. The course will provide an introduction to basic concepts in class analysis, to contemporary issues in feminist theories of gender, and to recent work on the social construction of race. It will also trace both the similarities and differences among the three dimensions, their relationship to one another and to the underlying dynamics of capitalist modernity.

Texts include Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting Buy in America; Richard Feldman and Michale Beltzold, End of the Line: Autoworkers and the American Dream; Susan Kessler and Wendy McKenna, Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach; Oyeronke, Oyewumi, The Invention of Women; Joe Feagin and Melvin Sikes, Living with Racism: The Black Middle Class Experience; Ron Takaki, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth Century America, as well as selected readings from Marx and Weber.

Advisory Prerequisite: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.

SOC 110 — Introduction to Information Studies
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Frost,Robert L; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

Course Objectives

The vaunted Information Revolution is more than Web surfing, Net games, and dotcoms. Indeed, it is the foundation for an economic and social transformation on a scale comparable to the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century. As a culture we have learned from earlier such transformations and it is important to recognize those lessons and chart a path toward intellectual and practical mastery of the emerging world of information. At the School of Information, we take pride in our tradition, inherited from librarianship, of "user-centeredness" and public access. For this reason, not only will you, the "user" of this course, be given unusual attention, but intellectually, we will approach information technology from the perspective of end-users and their concerns.

This course will provide the foundational knowledge necessary to begin to address the key issues associated with the Information Revolution. Issues will range from the theoretical (what is information and how do humans construct it?), to the cultural (is life on the screen a qualitatively different phenomenon from experiences with earlier distance-shrinking and knowledge-building technologies such as telephones?), to the practical (what are the basic architectures of computing and networks?). Successful completion of this "gateway" course will give you, the student, the conceptual tools necessary to understand the politics, economics, and culture of the Information Age, providing a foundation for later study in Information or any number of more traditional disciplines.

During the run of this course, we will be systematically eliciting your feedback and analysis. These evaluation procedures are not, however, merely to make "guinea pigs" of you; rather, a key part of our assessments will use leading-edge electronic and information tools, and your ability to use those tools well will also be a key part of the agenda.

SOC 122 — Intergroup Dialogues
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Gurin,Patricia Y

FA 2007
Credits: 2

In a multicultural society, discussion about issues of conflict and community are needed to facilitate understanding between social groups. In this intergroup dialogue, students will participate in semi-structured face-to-face meetings with students from other social identity groups. They will discuss relevant reading material and they will explore their own and the other group's experiences in various social and institutional contexts. Participants will examine narratives and historical, psychological and sociological materials that address each group's experience within a U.S. context. Students will participate in exercises that will be debriefed in class. They will learn about pertinent issues facing the participating groups on campus and in society. The goal is to create a setting in which students engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration concerning issues of intergroup relations, conflict and community. STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE MUST FILL OUT A PLACEMENT FORM AT WWW.UMICH.EDU/~IGRC (IN ADDITION TO REGULAR REGISTRATION PROCEDURES). DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE MASS MEETING ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE COURSE.

SOC 122 — Intergroup Dialogues
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Gurin,Patricia Y

FA 2007
Credits: 2

In a multicultural society, discussion about issues of conflict and community are needed to facilitate understanding between social groups. In this intergroup dialogue, students will participate in semi-structured face-to-face meetings with students from other social identity groups. They will discuss relevant reading material and they will explore their own and the other group's experiences in various social and institutional contexts. Participants will examine narratives and historical, psychological and sociological materials that address each group's experience within a U.S. context. Students will participate in exercises that will be debriefed in class. They will learn about pertinent issues facing the participating groups on campus and in society. The goal is to create a setting in which students engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration concerning issues of intergroup relations, conflict and community. STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE MUST FILL OUT A PLACEMENT FORM AT WWW.UMICH.EDU/~IGRC (IN ADDITION TO REGULAR REGISTRATION PROCEDURES). DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE MASS MEETING ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE COURSE.

SOC 195 — Principles in Sociology (Honors)
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Göçek,Fatma Müge; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS
Other: Honors

Credit Exclusions: Credit is not granted for both SOC 195 and SOC 100, 202, or 300. No credit for seniors.

SOC 195 is an introduction to sociology through the comparative, in — depth study of the two societies that are of deep concern to us at the moment, one because we live in it and the other because we fight in it: namely, the American and Iraqi societies. The purpose of the course is to gain insight into how the American and Iraqi societies that are alternately portrayed as being structurally and culturally very different from one another on the one hand, yet very similar to one another on the other — especially in relation to their stand toward the democratic ideal — can be approached and analyzed sociologically. The class commences with a discussion of the four main sociological approaches (conflict, consensus, social interactionist and interrogative) to the study of society, which the students then apply to topics of their choice and present their applications in class. The analysis of these the American and Iraqi societies with respect to major sociological concepts such as the family, state, gender, race and ethnicity follows; a subsequent student — designed midterm tests the level of acquired knowledge. The course concludes with in-class student presentations of the final papers the students submit for the course. In all, the course requirements include in — class student presentation, student-designed midterm and a final paper.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to first- and second-year students admitted to the Honors Program, or other first- and second-year students with a grade point average of at least 3.2. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 202 or 300.

SOC 200 — The Academic Paradox
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Neuman, W Russell

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: ID

Have you given a lot of thought to why you are spending four years of your life and approximately $200,000 (of somebody's money) to get a piece of paper certifying a degree from the University of Michigan? Maybe you've given it some thought, but probably not a lot. Your folks and your peers in high school expected that you would go to college, so you did. That's usually about it.

Are you utilizing this investment wisely while you're in Ann Arbor? Are you taking the right courses? Since you're not sure what you want to do, or why exactly you're here, how could you know? The good news is that there are some useful and thought-provoking answers to such questions, many of them hidden in the nooks and crannies of liberal arts curriculum itself.

In this course students are challenged to apply the insights they have been learning from their study of history, sociology, psychology, economics and the humanities to their own current role as college student. A central theme concerns how the student role relates to succeeding roles in the institutional complex of modern society. One principal paradox that motivates this course of inquiry is the celebrated disjuncture between the abstract study of literature, sciences, and the arts and the "practical knowledge base" that one would expect draw upon most professional careers. In common parlance the word "merely academic" translates as "mostly irrelevant." But as it turns out, empirically and practically, a liberal arts education represents an excellent preparation for most professional careers t a paradox that invites the student to internalize and make use of some of the central concepts from the liberal arts as valuable resources rather than arcane requirements and rites of passage.

[Please note: this course does not count toward concentration requirements for either American Culture or Communication Studies.]

Key Topical Areas:

  • Cultures: On the Tension Between the Humanities and Sciences
  • Education and Ethics: Is There a Linkage Between the Two?
  • The Evolution of the Modern University
  • The Evolution of the Modern Scholarly Discipline
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • The Meaning of Globalization
  • On Writing Well
  • Grading and Achievement
  • Students and Society
  • Those Who March Grimly on the Career Treadmill
  • Human Capital Theory
  • The Effects of Education
  • The Reproduction of Social Inequalities
  • The Psychology

Course Requirements:

There are no examinations in this class. There are seven writing assignments with an assignment due approximately every two weeks. Four assignments are two-page briefs that summarize and interpret central themes in recent lectures and readings. In addition, two assignments consist of essays that require students to apply what they have learned to their own academic, career and life plans. The first essay is approximately eight pages in length, the second approximately twelve pages. Finally one assignment is a "lives-and-careers" book review of approximately eight pages. Students select a relevant biography of a leader in the fields of Law, Medicine, Business, Academics, Public Service/Government/Non Profits, the Arts, Media and Journalism, and Science and Engineering.

The idea is to link lessons from a concrete example of a life story with the themes of the course concerning education, careers, and the life cycle.

Required texts:

  • Wilson, Edward O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York, Knopf. Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition $10.20
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò ([1513] 1989). The Prince. New York, Prometheus Bantam $4.50
  • Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. (1962) University of Chicago Press $9.75 3rd edition
  • Csíkszentmihályi, Mihály (1991). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York, Harper Collins. $10.50

CP= Course Pack (Available at Excel 1117 S. University Avenue; Tel: 996-1500)


SOC 210 — Elementary Statistics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Harding,David James

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, MSA, QR/1

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in STATS 100, 350, 265, 311, 350, 405, or 412, or ECON 404 or 405.

In this course we will study the basic concepts and techniques of quantitative data analysis. We will also learn some statistical computing skills using SPSS software. While there will be an emphasis on statistical techniques as they are used by social scientists, the course will provide the foundation needed for any kind of statistical analysis. We will not use math beyond basic algebra, and you do not need previous statistical computing experience. Furthermore, you need not be a "math — oriented" person to do well in this course. Students who apply good study skills — consistently attending class and section meetings, reading assigned texts, and doing all assigned work on time — can expect to do well in the course. Grades will be based on in — class exams, homework assignments, and a few statistical computing assignments. Because statistical analysis of any type involves step — by — step procedures and the presentation of results in standardized ways, some emphasis will be placed upon your general ability to perform analyses and present results as instructed. Therefore, a small portion of your score on assigned work will be determined by its form and presentation. If you come to class regularly, keep up with the coursework, and perform your work in a manner consistent with written instructions, you will learn basic statistics and earn a good grade along the way.

Advisory Prerequisite: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course during their third year.

SOC 220 — Political Economy
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Thompson,Frank W; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

The course explores human society from an interdisciplinary social scientific perspective anchored in political economic analysis. The primary focus is on modern capitalism, especially as it has developed in the United States. A wide range of social analyses is examined with an emphasis on contemporary contributions. Historical and theoretical points are considered in close relation to current affairs and to potential feasible alternatives to prevailing policies and institutions. Students are encouraged to explore their own interests and ideas as well as to develop their capacities for insightful social analysis. Written work consists of a take-home midterm, a final examination, and a term paper. The course provides extensive opportunities for discussion.

SOC 303 — Race and Ethnic Relations
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Chen,Anthony S

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS, RE

This course examines the central tensions underlying race and ethnic relations. Our focus is primarily on intergroup relations in America, though we will devote some attention to ethnic conflict beyond the borders of the United States. For more than sixty years, sociologists have preoccupied themselves with the study of intergroup relations, assimilation, and racial and ethnic conflict. Indeed these issues have grown more complex and nuanced as the United States becomes more racially and ethnically diverse. Our goal is to develop an appreciation for the social forces that facilitate or impede intergroup relations. We will devote attention to: (1) theoretical debates in the conceptualization and analysis of race and ethnicity (2) developing an historical understanding of the social and political meaning of race and ethnicity (3) understanding how various racial and ethnic groups construct and use their social identity.

Advisory Prerequisite: An introductory course in Sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended.

SOC 305 — Introduction to Sociological Theory
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McGinn,Terence James; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: ULWR

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 405.

This course provides an introduction to the works of eminent figures in sociological thought and their analysis of various issues in social organization. The historical and intellectual factors that gave rise to sociology as a distinct academic discipline are examined. Attention is also given to the way in which the concepts developed in sociological theory have been used in modern sociological research. Classical theorists including Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Cooley, and Mead are studied, as well as the theories of contemporary sociological schools. The course asks how these thinkers understand the emergence, growth, and ordering of social organization; how they account for social change; and how their social location influenced their thinking. In the context of this analysis, students are introduced to various uses of such theoretical concepts as conflict, structure, function, stratification, exchange, etc.

Advisory Prerequisite: One Sociology course.

SOC 310 — Introduction to Research Methods
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Barber,Jennifer S; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, QR/1

This course will introduce you to a range of basic research methods used by sociologists, including surveys, experiments, unstructured interviews, focus groups, diaries/calendar methods, observation, and archival/historical methods. The course also addresses causality and reasoning in social science research and exposes students to important methodological issues in the field.

Enforced Prerequisites: One introductory course in Sociology (SOC 100, 101, 102, 105, 195, 202, 300, or 401); or completion of one social science course in Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology or other Sociology course.

Advisory Prerequisite: Sociology concentrators are strongly encouraged to elect this course in the Junior year. Sociology Honors students should elect this course concurrently with SOC 397.

SOC 315 — Economic Sociology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Krippner,Greta R

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

Economic sociology is concerned with the social bases of economic behavior. It is one of the newest but most vibrant areas of sociology. This course presents an overview of the field. We begin with a discussion of the differences between sociological and economic approaches, followed by samples from the classic works of Adam Smith, Polanyi, Marx, and Weber. We then discuss the rise of the large corporation, focusing on both economic and sociological accounts. Following this unit, we move progressively from the internal workings of the firm toward macro — level discussions of the relation between business and society. Topics covered include issues of corporate control, the social meaning of money, production and financial markets, mergers and divestitures, the role of national cultures in shaping economic behavior, and fundamental questions about the distribution of income and wealth.

Advisory Prerequisite: One of the following: introductory Economics, Sociology, or Political Science.

SOC 320 — Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Behling,Charles F

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: RE

This course is designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural setting. There is a weekend retreat that is required for this course.

There is an application process to be admitted to this course. Please go to www.igr.umich.edu for application materials and for more information.

Advisory Prerequisite: Admission by application. At least junior standing and PSYCH 122 or SOC 122.

SOC 320 — Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Behling,Charles F

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: RE

This course is designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural setting. There is a weekend retreat that is required for this course.

There is an application process to be admitted to this course. Please go to www.igr.umich.edu for application materials and for more information.

Advisory Prerequisite: Admission by application. At least junior standing and PSYCH 122 or SOC 122.

SOC 320 — Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation
Section 003, SEM

Instructor: Behling,Charles F

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: RE

This course is designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural setting. There is a weekend retreat that is required for this course.

There is an application process to be admitted to this course. Please go to www.igr.umich.edu for application materials and for more information.

Advisory Prerequisite: Admission by application. At least junior standing and PSYCH 122 or SOC 122.

SOC 321 — Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Maxwell,Kelly E

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This practicum follows PSYCH 310 and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students participate in weekly seminars for their own continued development in social identity and multicultural issues. Students are required to attend supervised consultations with instructors and/or peers in addition to weekly planning sessions with their co-facilitator. Discussion of effective facilitation skills for the on-going dialogue groups incorporates theoretical learning and practice of group dynamics observation, conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building. As part of this work, students will do additional readings on issues of identity and community through assigned readings and course text.

Go to www.igr.umich.edu/ for more information about the course. Permission of instructor is required for admittance into this course.

Advisory Prerequisite: PSYCH 310/SOC 320 and permission of instructor.

SOC 321 — Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Chesler,Mark

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This practicum follows PSYCH 310 and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students participate in weekly seminars for their own continued development in social identity and multicultural issues. Students are required to attend supervised consultations with instructors and/or peers in addition to weekly planning sessions with their co-facilitator. Discussion of effective facilitation skills for the on-going dialogue groups incorporates theoretical learning and practice of group dynamics observation, conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building. As part of this work, students will do additional readings on issues of identity and community through assigned readings and course text.

Go to www.igr.umich.edu/ for more information about the course. Permission of instructor is required for admittance into this course.

Advisory Prerequisite: PSYCH 310/SOC 320 and permission of instructor.

SOC 321 — Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
Section 003, SEM

Instructor: Pak,Daniel D

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This practicum follows PSYCH 310 and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students participate in weekly seminars for their own continued development in social identity and multicultural issues. Students are required to attend supervised consultations with instructors and/or peers in addition to weekly planning sessions with their co-facilitator. Discussion of effective facilitation skills for the on-going dialogue groups incorporates theoretical learning and practice of group dynamics observation, conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building. As part of this work, students will do additional readings on issues of identity and community through assigned readings and course text.

Go to www.igr.umich.edu/ for more information about the course. Permission of instructor is required for admittance into this course.

Advisory Prerequisite: PSYCH 310/SOC 320 and permission of instructor.

SOC 325 — Sociology of Service Learning
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the sociological theories relevant to community service learning, and the best practices developed by those who have done this kind of work over many years. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges and opportunities that students will face as peer-facilitators (PFs) in undergraduate service-learning classes — specifically, sections of SOC 389 (Sociology Practicum — Project Community).

Students in this course will concurrently facilitate a SOC 389 seminar. To apply for a peer facilitator position, please complete the application found online at http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/pc/PF_selection.html. If you have questions, please contact the Project Community office at 1024 Hill Street, (734) 647-8771, pcinfo@umich.edu.

Students who have taken Sociology courses, have participated in community service, and/or have experience facilitating groups should apply!

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SOC 325 — Sociology of Service Learning
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Schoem,David

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Students in this class will concurrently facilitate a MCSP-related SOC 389 seminar. To apply for a peer facilitator position within MCSP, please contact David Schoem(dschoem@umich.edu).

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SOC 344 — Marriage and the Family: A Sociological Perspective
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sfeir-Younis,Luis Felipe

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

This course introduces students to the many concerns, dilemmas, and issues facing marriage and family in contemporary American society. Issues around marriage and the family are at the core of heated debates about sexuality, spousal violence, child abuse, inter-generational communication, abortion, housework, grand — parenting, same — sex marriage, and a host of other family — related ideals and practices.

These issues are explored within the context of larger historical, economic, political, and cultural processes, like race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, so as to better understand how these social processes help shape family life. We will also examine the many ways in which those family experiences, in turn, shape the social world.

This course will also place special emphasis on marriage and family values, styles, and experiences of members of diverse racial, ethnic, immigrant, and sexual — identity groups.

It is my hope that the manner in which we explore, discuss and analyze these controversial topics will help create a pedagogic environment that fosters critical thinking, an appreciation of diversity, team work, and more profound thinking on our society, our families, and our personal values.

In addition to sociology concentrators, students preparing to be counselors, social workers, teachers, childcare providers, parent educators, family lawyers and professionals in the criminal justice system could benefit from taking this course.

Advisory Prerequisite: One introductory course in Sociology.

SOC 345 — Sociology of Sexuality
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sfeir-Younis,Luis Felipe

FA 2007
Credits: 4

COURSE OVERVIEW: Human sexuality is often thought of as a realm of experience outside of or unmarked by society. In contrast, this course introduces students to the myriad ways in which sexual desire and sexual activity are structured by social relations, and to the ways that sexuality, sexual practices, and sexual identities vary in time and space. Social science theories of sexuality will be considered, and cross-cultural and historical accounts of sexual practices will be reviewed. Other topics include the historical emergence and elaboration of forms of sexual desire ("sexualities" and categories of sexual orientation), sexual identities, sexual subcultures and communities, sexual scripts, sex panics and the political manipulation of sexuality, the institutional nature of heterosexuality, and the ways in which sexuality as social institution and identity intersects with other major hierarchies of privilege and inequality: race, socio-economic status, and gender.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • Peiss, Kathy and Robert A. Padgug (eds.) 1989. Passion and Power. Philadelphia: Temple.
  • Seidman, Steven. 2003. The Social Construction of Sexuality. New York: WW Norton.
  • Coursepack (CP): Eventually available at Excel, 1117 South University.

Books are available for purchase at Shaman Drum. Books and CP are also available via Library Reserve.

GRADING: Grades will be based on summation of student scores on all assigned work, weighted as follows:

  1. 2 Exams: Midterm (25%) and Final (35%) 60%
  2. Section: attendance, participation, writing 20%
  3. 2 Short writing assignments (10% ea) 20%

Advisory Prerequisite: One introductory course in Sociology.

SOC 368 — Criminology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McGann,Pj; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

This course provides an introduction to the sociological study of crime, criminality, and criminal victimization. We begin our exploration by surveying the differing definitions of 'crime,' including the politics involved in the creation of new criminal categories such as 'hate crime.' After analysis of the problematic nature of the creation and use of official criminal statistics, we review major theoretical explanations of the nature and causes of crime. The social patterning of criminal acts and criminal victimization is then investigated across a variety of crime types, including property, public order, violent, white collar, and the crimes of elite members of society. Throughout, attention is directed to the classed and gendered nature of crime categories, criminal activities, and criminal victimization, and to the ways that crime and criminality vary in relation to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 4
Other: Expr

Project Community, in collaboration with the Sociology department, offers SOC 389, a service-learning course. Students combine approximately 4 hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm paper/project, and a final paper/project.

Questions should be directed to the Project Community office, 1024 Hill Street, (734) 647-8771, pcinfo@umich.edu.

All Students MUST view the section descriptions on the Course Guide website (www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.

NOTE: All SOC 389 seminars will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Over 35 community service settings are available. They include schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, shelters, advocacy agencies, and family care organizations. For details, please see the specific section descriptions on the above website.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is provided to all students and is coordinated through the Project Community office. Please see the website for procedures and regulations around transportation.

A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 389 students for program costs.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 100, SEM
Education: Thurston Elementary

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

In this section, Project Community volunteers will meet during the school day to assist teachers and staff with students at Thurston Elementary School, a K-5 Ann Arbor Public elementary school. Volunteers will spend some of their time assisting lunch staff with elementary students during their lunch and recess. Volunteers eat with the students at lunch and then accompany them to lunch recess where they help engage the students in fun, healthy, and safe outside recess activities. Some of the volunteers' time may also be spent assisting teachers in the classrooms with specific students, small groups, or even circulating to assist the whole class with projects and work. Volunteers may help with a variety of activities in the classrooms, such as reading, math, science experiments, and art projects. Volunteers who have special interests or skills, such as sports and games leadership, music, art or foreign language abilities, are encouraged to share these with Thurston students.

Students will be expected at site approximately 4 hours each week, (not including 10 minute drive time each way). Site times are from 9:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 101, SEM
Education: Pittsfield Elementary

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

In this section, students will work with children at Pittsfield Elementary School in Ann Arbor. They will be placed in a classroom, under the direction of that room's teacher. Their responsibilities may include: running reading groups, working with groups of children on class projects, math tutoring, and one-on-one instruction with children experiencing difficulty with the schoolwork.

Students will be required at site for 4 hours each week between 9:00am-3:35pm, Monday-Friday. Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 103, SEM
Education: Latino Family Services After School Program-Detroit

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Latino Family Services (LFS) is a community agency that provides and coordinates comprehensive human services to residents of Wayne County with a particular emphasis on its Latino residents. Students in this section will be working with Latino Family Services in Detroit to assist students (K-11th grade) in an after-school program focused on academic assistance, mentoring, and recreational activities.

Students will be expected at site one day each week. Site times include Mondays-Thursdays (on site 3:30-6:15pm). In addition, please allow ample driving time (approximately 1 hour each way). Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 104, SEM
Education: Harding Elementary-Detroit

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This course will place students at Harding Elementary, a Detroit public school situated in a predominantly African-American community. Students will be tutors and mentors by assisting with homework and participating in creative activities with the children.

Students should be available 12-5pm one day each week (select either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday), which will allow time for driving to and from site, as well as the required 3 hours at Harding. Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 105, SEM
Education: Vetal Elementary and Middle School-Detroit

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This class will place students at Peter Vetal School, a K-8 Detroit Public School situated in a predominantly African-American community. U-M students will be helping to plan and lead a program for 5th and 6th grade girls and boys. The program will focus on building behavioral skills and attitudes in areas such as respect, responsibility, self-motivation, ambition, and cooperation.

To fulfill site-related requirements for this section, U-M students will be expected at site once each week (at one of the times mentioned below) and should also plan to meet on campus for an additional hour of program preparation, outside of the class time. This additional hour will be scheduled (around students' other commitments) at one of the first seminars.

For the leadership program, the students will be separated by gender. For the girls' session, U-M students should be available on Thursdays 1pm-4pm, but for the boys' session, U-M students should be available Tuesdays 8:30am-11:30am (these times include driving time to Detroit). U-M students' responsibilities and roles include helping plan activities, helping lead the discussions/debriefing, and most importantly, being a role model (especially as a successful college student) for the children.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 107, SEM
Education: Burns Park Elementary

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students will work in a school very close to the U-M campus with students who have difficulties with reading, writing and math due to at-risk factors, special education qualification, or cultural/language difficulties. They will work one-on-one, with small groups, or with whole classrooms of children from kindergarten to fifth grade on basic skills and school habits, and they will be a positive influence, role model, and mentor. The school population is culturally diverse and has largely well-involved parents.

Students will be expected at site for 4 hours each week. Site times are between 9:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. The site would prefer students to do two 2-hour shifts, but one long shift can be accommodated. Also, the site would prefer not to have volunteers 11:30am-12:30pm daily, if avoidable. Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator. However, since the school is so close to UM central campus, many students in this section may choose to walk or bike to the site.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 108, SEM
Education: Carrot Way After School Program

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will help to develop and implement children's programs in Avalon's newly-built Carrot Way affordable housing development in Ann Arbor. Students will be expected at site once each week. The after-school program at Carrot Way is 4-7pm Mon-Th, (in order of highest to lowest priority are: Tue, Wed, then Thur). Students in this section will need to sign up (on the first day of class) to go to site one day per week at that time. To allow time for traveling to and from site, students should be available 3:30-7:30pm on their selected day of service. Students may need to attend the initial orientation at a different time than their regular service time, but the orientation will be set (by the section facilitator and site contact) considering when students are available.

During the after-school program, students will help the young residents of the Carrot Way community (ranging K-8th grade) with homework, and then participate in an outdoor walk or arts & crafts activity. The participating children go to school in the Ann Arbor Public School system, primarily at Northside Elementary and Clague Middle School.

Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Avalon Housing, a non-profit community development corporation, provides housing and supportive services to extremely low-income residents in Washtenaw County. Many residents have mental and physical disabilities and the majority have been homeless. Avalon's "housing first" philosophy prioritizes permanent affordable housing and minimizes evictions to provide stability for its residents. Carrot Way is one of seventeen sites for Avalon, which is an organization in its 14th year of operation. Carrot Way has 30 units and maintains a focus on families. All support services are optional for residents.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 109, SEM
Education: The Guidance Center After School Program-Detroit

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

In this section, students will be working with The Guidance Center at area schools in Downriver. The work students will do at their site will depend largely on the school where they choose to be placed. However, students can expect to do a mix of one-on-one tutoring with children, behavior management, recreational activity organization, group facilitation on healthy decision-making and violence prevention. Training on the curriculum will be provided to volunteers.

Students should be available for site work once each week from approximately 1:30-6:30pm on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays (driving time is included in this time block). Each student will be able to select which day works best for him or her. Beyond this site time, there will also be opportunities to participate in Enrichment Activities for the mentees that are usually offered twice each month from 6-8pm (sometimes held during the day). These are cultural, educational, and fun activities; examples include movie nights, bowling, ice skating, and community service events. Transportation to and from site is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 200, SEM
Public Health: UM Health System

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will interview for a volunteer placement within the University Hospitals Complex located on campus. Medical experience is not needed, but students will need to be comfortable initiating interactions with patients. Students will assist patients and hospital staff as appropriate. On nursing floors, tasks might include visiting with patients, transporting patients, answering call lights, joining families in waiting areas, and responding to floor staff or patient needs. In special units such as the Emergency area, Rehab, Burn, and others, volunteer tasks will vary according to need. Some students may be placed within Mott/Women's where placements include the Women's Health Resource Center, Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation, Pediatric occupational physical therapy, the sibling program, cancer treatment playroom, and bedside visiting and comfort. Overall, the hospital staff is very supportive of the program and will provide orientation sessions to help you learn more about your individual placement. An important asset is a sense of ease and warmth with others as well as the ability to initiate discussion and laughter. In addition, students should be prepared to observe and think critically about the experiences of patients within this health care system.

Students will be expected at site for 40 hours of service over the course of the term and will also be expected to attend the necessary orientation(s) at the beginning of the semester. Weekly site times will be established at the interview with UMHS Volunteer Services.

NOTE: First-year students may not volunteer at the hospital during their first semester because of Volunteer Services policy, so they may not enroll in this section of Project Community.

NOTE: Participation in this section is by override only. Students should contact the Project Community office at pcinfo@umich.edu for permission to register. Requests for overrides will be accepted on or after Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Seats are limited. After permission has been given, names will be sent to UMHS Volunteer Services, so please be sure of your commitment to taking this course when requesting an override.

After requesting an override, students MUST contact UMHS Volunteer Services to schedule an interview and request an application packet. All of the materials must be completed before your interview. Any student with an incomplete application packet will be asked to reschedule their appointment. Proof of mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) MUST be provided at the time of the interview. Hospital placements fill up very quickly so the sooner you complete your paperwork and have an interview, the more selection you will have. Please call (734) 936-4327 to schedule your interview. Questions about the paperwork and/or placements can be sent to UMHS.Volunteer@umich.edu.

NOTE: If the above procedures for contacting the hospital are not followed BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, you will be asked to drop the class. You MUST have an appointment scheduled with UMHHS Volunteer Services before the first day of class.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site for approximately 4 hours each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 202, SEM
Public Health: Sunrise Senior Living Community

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work with elderly adults at the Sunrise Senior Living Community in Ann Arbor. Students may be matched with a resident in order to develop a relationship and identify a common area of interest to explore together. Students may also work as a group to set up and participate in activities with some of the residents at Sunrise.

Students will be expected at site for 3 hours each week. Site time is flexible and can be arranged around the student's schedule. Transportation is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 203, SEM
Public Health: HIV/AIDS Resource Center

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will focus on HIV/AIDS education through community outreach, testing, and office facilitation, coordinated by the HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC) in Ypsilanti (representing all of Washtenaw County). Students will have a choice to volunteer with an outreach van that is located throughout the community several times a week, in the office, or at the testing clinic. Students are encouraged to get a TB and Hepatitis B vaccination, but it is not required. Please note: Students who volunteer with the outreach van are responsible for meeting it at its locations. HARC cannot transport students from the HARC offices.

Students will be expected at site for at least 4 hours each week. Site times are flexible between:

  • Monday — Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, 7:30am-9:30am
  • Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm

NOTE: All students registering for this section will be screened by the facility during training. Any student who is not serious about their interest in volunteering at HARC should choose another section.

NOTE: Students participating in this section MUST attend a 1-day HARC volunteer orientation and training (TBA). Students who are unable to attend this training will be unable to participate in this section.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 204, SEM
Public Health: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County — Homeless Outreach

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This program is directed at the homeless men and women in Ann Arbor. Students in this section will work with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) at one of their many shelter programs offering support to the consumers who access their services. The SAWC provides temporary shelter and supportive services in a safe and caring environment, and works with the community to allocate the necessary resources to meet the needs of people who are homeless. The SAWC currently operates the Robert J. Delonis Center, which has both men's and women's shelters within it. They have been providing support to homeless people since 1982, having grown out of a breakfast program in a church basement. Since then, their services for homeless people have grown significantly.

Students will be expected at site for four hours each week. Site times, scheduled in 4-hour blocks, are between 6:00am-11:00pm. Times can be arranged according to student schedules. Transportation to and from site is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: In order to participate in the program, students must attend mandatory volunteer training (Sept, date: TBA). You must give the facilitator your email address on the first day of class in order to receive the training packet to read before the training. Students who are unable to attend the training will be unable to participate in this section.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 205, SEM
Public Health: SOS — AFter School Program for Homeless Children

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will serve as tutors for an after-school program run by SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti. SOS is one of the few shelters for homeless families in Washtenaw County. This after-school program includes children from 1st to 8th grade, who are homeless, or whose families are participating in services for homeless families at agencies throughout Washtenaw County. Students will act as both tutors and mentors, working with participants on a one-to-one basis with homework and other recreational activities after school.

Students will be expected at site on Thursdays from 2:30-5:30pm. (Please allow an additional 20 minutes each way for transportation.) Transportation to and from site is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

A SOS orientation and training is required for this course. The training date will be in September (TBA).

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 206, SEM
MCSP: UM Hospital — Reach Out and Read

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work in pediatric waiting rooms at The Corner Health Clinic, the Ypsilanti Health Center, the East Ann Arbor Health Center, and the Briarwood Health Association. Volunteers will read with children before their appointments and maximize literacy activities in health care settings. Students will be trained to use innovative reading techniques. Weekly site times will be established at the interview, but students should expect to complete 4-6 hours of service each week. Transportation to and from site is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

To register for this section, you must first contact Kyle Bavers (kkrause@umich.edu, 734-647-1121) for site information and hours. Kyle will then ask you to contact UM Hospital Volunteer Services to complete the screening process (UMHS.Volunteer@umich.edu, 734-936-4327). After completing these steps, an override will be processed for you to register for the course.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 207, SEM
Public Health: Ozone House — Youth in Crisis

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work with Ozone House in Ann Arbor as a crisis-line volunteer. Ozone House is an agency dedicated to improving the situations of runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth age 10-20 and their families. The organization provides free and confidential services to at-risk and troubled youth.

To participate in this section, students must attend a mandatory orientation session and complete an application for legal purposes. The orientation will be in September (TBA).

After attending orientation, each SOC 389 student must complete 40 hours of intensive training to be eligible to be a crisis line volunteer. If you do not complete all training sessions, you will not be able to volunteer at Ozone House. The training dates will be throughout September and will be announced here, once they are established.

After training is completed, students in this section will be expected at site for one 3- or 4-hour shift each week. The possible shifts are 9:00am-1:00pm, 1:00-5:00pm, or 5:00-8:00pm, Monday-Friday, (no 5:00-8:00pm shift on Fridays).

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 300, SEM
Gender and Sexuality: It's Great to be a Girl! Mentoring Program

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Expr

In this section, undergraduate women volunteer as feminist mentors ("femtors") to work with girls at local area middle schools. The "It's Great to Be a Girl" program was designed by Carole Lapidos and Sally Wisotzkey as a continuance of their "Raising Strong and Confident Daughters" workshop for parents. The co-founders' hope was to provide adolescent girls with positive women role models to help them through their tumultuous middle school years. Chosen femtors organize and facilitate workshops over the course of ten weeks to build the confidence and expand the knowledge of the girls. The four major areas addressed are friendship, teasing and harassment, body image, and dream building.

Students will be expected at site from 2:00–5:00pm on Tuesdays. (Please allow an additional 20 minutes each way for transportation.) Transportation to and from site is offered by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: Femtors will be required to attend training that will occur during the first 3 meetings at site.

NOTE: Participation in this section is by override only. Students should contact Carole Lapidos directly at (734) 668-7402 for permission to register.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

For more information about the screening process or any other aspect of the program, contact Carole Lapidos at carolelap@aol.com.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 301, SEM
Gender and Sexuality: Over the Rainbow — Working in the LGBT Community

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work directly with the University of Michigan's Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Affairs (LGBTA) to influence positive change and create alliances within topic areas affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally community. Depending on their interests, students will be given the opportunity to focus on issues of concern to the LGBT community including education and outreach, event planning, political action and research, and HIV/AIDS programming. Educational objectives will include exploration of gender and sexual identity development in addition to community assessment and action planning around these identities. No previous experience is necessary, but students should be open-minded and enthusiastic about service around LGBT issues.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. Students in this section must participate in approximately four hours of site-related work each week. A student's regular site time will be negotiated when the seminar meets at the beginning of the term, when each student will be asked to share related interests and availability. For the course, students will also complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

This section is override-only. Students interested in enrolling should email Gabriel Javier, Assistant Director of LGBTA, at (javiergc@umich.edu). He will ask each interested student to respond to a few questions to determine if the opportunity is a good fit. If it is, an override will be processed, giving the student permission to enroll in the section.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 302, SEM
Gender and Sexuality: Girls on the Run — Mentoring Program

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Expr

Project Community, in collaboration with the Sociology department, offers SOC 389, a service-learning course. Students combine approximately 4 hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm paper/project, and a final paper/project.

Questions should be directed to the Project Community office, 1024 Hill Street, (734) 647-8771, pcinfo@umich.edu.

All Students MUST view the section descriptions on the Course Guide website (www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.

NOTE: All SOC 389 seminars will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Over 35 community service settings are available. They include schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, shelters, advocacy agencies, and family care organizations. For details, please see the specific section descriptions on the above website.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is provided to all students and is coordinated through the Project Community office. Please see the website for procedures and regulations around transportation.

A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 389 students for program costs.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 303, SEM
Gender and Sexuality: Safe House Center — Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Expr

Project Community, in collaboration with the Sociology department, offers SOC 389, a service-learning course. Students combine approximately 4 hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm paper/project, and a final paper/project.

Questions should be directed to the Project Community office, 1024 Hill Street, (734) 647-8771, pcinfo@umich.edu.

All Students MUST view the section descriptions on the Course Guide website (www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.

NOTE: All SOC 389 seminars will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Over 35 community service settings are available. They include schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, shelters, advocacy agencies, and family care organizations. For details, please see the specific section descriptions on the above website.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is provided to all students and is coordinated through the Project Community office. Please see the website for procedures and regulations around transportation.

A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 389 students for program costs.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 304, SEM
Gender and Sexuality: Planned Parenthood

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will volunteer with Planned Parenthood's Education and Public Advocacy departments. Students will assist PPMMA (Planned Parenthood Mid-Michigan Alliance) External Affairs Staff in efforts to ensure broad access to reproductive health care information and services. Depending on their interests, students will assist staff through community outreach, grassroots organizing, and public affairs programs. Specific tasks will include assisting in the delivery of comprehensive sexuality education to teens, volunteering at visibility and awareness events, working with coalition partners, organizing the public around legislative issues and more. Educational objectives will include exploration of gender and sexuality development in addition to community assessment and action planning around these identities. No previous experience is necessary, but students should be open-minded and enthusiastic about service that contributes to Planned Parenthood's mission and philosophy.

Students will be expected at site for four hours of site-related work each week. A student's regular site time will be negotiated when the seminar meets at the beginning of the term, when each student will be asked to share related interests and availability. Available site times are Tuesday's from 9-1, 10-2, 11-3, 12-4, 1-5, 2-6, 3-7 OR 4-8. Additional site times may be available on different days if requested by students.

NOTE: At the beginning of the term, students will participate in a 2-hour orientation session which is considered valuable volunteer time as knowledge of Planned Parenthood's mission, philosophy and services is essential.

NOTE: Participation in this section is by override-only. Students interested in enrolling should email John Keserich, Public Advocacy Coordinator of Planned Parenthood Mid-Michigan Alliance, at (John.Keserich@ppmchoice.com). Students can also contact John Keserich by phone at (734) 929-0036 for permission to register. He will ask each interested student to respond to a few questions to determine if the opportunity is a good fit. If it is, an override will be processed, giving student permission to enroll in the section.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. Students in this section must participate in approximately four hours of site-related work each week. For the course, students will also complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Project Community (pcinfo@umich.edu). In your email, please give the name of the section about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 400, SEM
Criminal Justice: Juvenile Detention Center — Writing Tutors

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work at the Washtenaw Detention Center, a facility for juvenile boys and girls awaiting placement or release. Students will work with the English teacher to develop the youths' communication skills through creative writing exercises or one-on-one tutoring. While the teacher provides guidance throughout the term, the students are ultimately responsible for creating fun and useful exercises that teach the youth how to better express themselves on paper. Creative writing and strong English skills are very helpful, but are not necessary.

Students in this section must attend site once a week from 8:30am-noon. Students may choose which day of the week (Mon-Fri) that works best for their schedules. Students should add 20 minutes onto the site time for driving to and from site. Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Due to volunteer requirements at the site, all students in this section must be at least 18 years old to participate. All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area. In addition, all students must show proof of a recent TB test before being allowed to serve at the site.

NOTE: This section is override-only. Interested students should contact Lisa Gottlieb at the Detention Center for a meeting. She can be reached via email at lgott@wash.k12.mi.us.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu). Please include the name of the section in your email.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 401, SEM
Criminal Justice: Juvenile Detention Center — Recreation

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work at the Washtenaw Detention Center, a facility for juvenile boys and girls awaiting placement or release. Students will provide structured leisure time through both educational and recreational activities. Theater, music, athletic, confidence building, educational and/or art activities may be incorporated. In the past, we have also held debates, health and nutrition seminars, and sessions on job seeking skills. Students in this section provide positive role models and interactions for the youth, much like a Big Brother or Big Sister.

Students will be expected to go to site Mondays 3:30-6:30pm, (this includes driving time). Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in this section, due to volunteer requirements at the site.

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area. In addition, all students must show proof of a recent TB test before being allowed to serve at the site.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu). Please include the name of the section in your email.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 402, SEM
Criminal Justice: Prison-Men — Creative Writing

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work in teams to lead creative writing workshops at the Parr Highway Correctional Facility in Adrian on a weekly basis. The facility is a minimum-security prison that houses adult male prisoners who are serving short sentences, or will be eligible for parole within the next 18 months. At the prison, students will help inmates enhance their writing skills and creatively communicate their ideas. Students will be required to submit weekly creative writing assignments as well as fulfill other course requirements. In addition, the group will complete an anthology of inmate writing at the end of the semester that will be distributed to the participants at the prison. No previous experience is necessary.

Students will be expected to go to site on Tuesday evenings 5:30-9:30pm, (includes driving time). Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in this section, due to volunteer requirements at the site.

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site for approximately 4 hours each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu). Please include the name of the section in your email.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 403, SEM
Criminal Justice: Prison-Men — Debate

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work in teams to lead a debate club at the Parr Highway Correctional Facility in Adrian on a weekly basis. The facility is a minimum-security prison that houses adult male prisoners who are serving short sentences, or will be eligible for parole within the next 18 months. At the prison, students will organize a weekly debate about a current topic, the goal of which is to strengthen communication skills and knowledge of current issues of both the students and the inmates. No previous debate experience is necessary.

Students will be expected at site on Wednesday evenings 5:30-9:30 pm (includes driving time). Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in this section, due to volunteer requirements at the site.

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site for approximately 4 hours each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu). Please include the name of the section in your email.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 404, SEM
Criminal Justice: Jail-Men — Creative Writing

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work at the Washtenaw County Jail, a facility for adult offenders, located in Ann Arbor approximately 10 minutes from campus. This section will be conducting creative writing seminars for male inmates in minimum-security blocks. No former creative writing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and an open mind! Students will be expected to bring and share ideas to plan and facilitate the creative writing workshops.

Students will be expected at site 6:30-8:30pm on Mondays. Students must allow for driving time, beginning at 6pm on Mondays. Groups that arrive late to the facility may not be allowed to enter. Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in this section, due to volunteer requirements at the site.

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu). Please include the name of the section in your email.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 405, SEM
Criminal Justice: Jail-Women — Creative Writing

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work at the Washtenaw County Jail, a facility for adult offenders, located in Ann Arbor approximately 10 minutes from campus. This section will be conducting creative writing seminars for female inmates in minimum-security blocks. No former creative writing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and an open mind! Students will be expected to bring and share ideas to plan and facilitate the creative writing workshops.

Students will be expected at site 6:15-8:15pm on Tuesdays. Students must allow for driving time, beginning at 5:45pm on Tuesdays. Groups that arrive late to the facility may not be allowed to enter. Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in this section, due to volunteer requirements at the site.

NOTE: All students registering for this section will have a background check run by the facility. Any student who thinks he or she may not be eligible to participate should choose a section in another program area.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

If you have questions, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu). Please include the name of the section in your email.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 406, SEM
Criminal Justice: Jail-Men- Multiculturalism Dialogue

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Project Community, in collaboration with the Sociology department, offers SOC 389, a service-learning course. Students combine approximately 4 hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm paper/project, and a final paper/project.

Questions should be directed to the Project Community office, 1024 Hill Street, (734) 647-8771, pcinfo@umich.edu.

All Students MUST view the section descriptions on the Course Guide website (www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.

NOTE: All SOC 389 seminars will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Over 35 community service settings are available. They include schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, shelters, advocacy agencies, and family care organizations. For details, please see the specific section descriptions on the above website.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is provided to all students and is coordinated through the Project Community office. Please see the website for procedures and regulations around transportation.

A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 389 students for program costs.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 407, SEM
Criminal Justice: Jail-Women- Multiculturalism Dialogue

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Project Community, in collaboration with the Sociology department, offers SOC 389, a service-learning course. Students combine approximately 4 hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm paper/project, and a final paper/project.

Questions should be directed to the Project Community office, 1024 Hill Street, (734) 647-8771, pcinfo@umich.edu.

All Students MUST view the section descriptions on the Course Guide website (www.lsa.umich.edu/cg), prior to registering for a SOC 389/Project Community section.

NOTE: All SOC 389 seminars will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Over 35 community service settings are available. They include schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, shelters, advocacy agencies, and family care organizations. For details, please see the specific section descriptions on the above website.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is provided to all students and is coordinated through the Project Community office. Please see the website for procedures and regulations around transportation.

A $50 lab fee is charged to all SOC 389 students for program costs.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 500, SEM
MCSP: Tutoring Elementary School Students

Instructor: Schoem,David

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Participants in this section will work with elementary school students at Northside Elementary School in Ann Arbor. Students will primarily facilitate after-school games, art activities and other recreational programs with the children. Students will also assist in the after-school homework club with reading, arithmetic, and other assignments. The after-school club is 3:30pm — 6:00pm Tuesday-Friday. Students are responsible for volunteering twice per week. Students should allow for driving time, beginning at 3:00pm on the days they volunteer. Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students are also responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar — Mondays 4-5:30pm that will have as its focus and format, intergroup dialogue. Students will be asked to complete course readings and assignments as outlined in the syllabus.

If you have questions about MCSP, contact David Schoem(dschoem@umich.edu).

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 501, SEM
MCSP: Mentoring and Tutoring at Peace Neighborhood Center

Instructor: Schoem,David

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will work with middle and grade school students through the Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor. Students will assist with the after-school tutoring program and with other activities as determined by the Peace Center. Students are responsible for volunteering twice per week and will choose from the following: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Students should allow for driving time, beginning at 3:30pm on the days they volunteer. Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students are also responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar — Mondays 4-5:30pm — which will have intergroup dialogue as its focus and format. Students will be asked to complete course readings and assignments as outlined in the syllabus.

If you have questions about MCSP, contact David Schoem(dschoem@umich.edu).

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 502, SEM
MCSP: Tutoring Middle School Students

Instructor: Schoem,David

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this section will be placed at Clague Middle School to work with students in Language Arts, Science, American History, Social Studies, and Math. They will be in the classroom at the same time as a classroom teacher and will be under her/his supervision.

Students will be expected at site twice each week. Site times occur during school hours, 8am-3pm and will be arranged with the liaison from Clague Middle School. Students should plan on 4-6 hours of site time per week including transportation (15 minutes each way). Transportation to and from site is provided by Project Community and coordinated through the section facilitator.

Students are also responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar — Mondays 4-5:30pm — which will have intergroup dialogue as its focus and format. Students will be asked to complete course readings and assignments as outlined in the syllabus.

If you have questions about MCSP, contact David Schoem(dschoem@umich.edu).

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 505, SEM
MCSP: The LUCY Initiative

Instructor: Galura,Joseph A

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

This course, as part of the LUCY Initiative, is a service-learning course designed to enhance student service in Detroit by exploring the meaning and complexities of urban communities and social justice. Students will be active participants in their study of community through interviews with elders, discussions with children, and exploration and observation of their surroundings. This course is intended to give students a variety of lenses and theoretical frameworks through which to view the joys and challenges of urban children and youth.

Students enrolled in SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site for 3-4 hours each week. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, a midterm assignment, and a final paper/project.

Enrollment is by override and only for students who have successfully completed the LUCY section of UC 151.

If you have questions about Project Community and/or course registration, contact Joe Galura (jgalura@umich.edu).

If you have questions about MCSP, contact David Schoem (dschoem@umich.edu).

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 601, SEM
Organizing for Social Justice: Campus Organizer Leadership Development

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this seminar will work together with other campus activists to develop concrete facilitation and organizing skills, learn about the broader context and history of campus activism, and make connections with leaders from other groups. Campus organizations are encouraged to nominate a team of members to participate.

Students who enroll will be responsible for at least four hours per week of work within their organization. The Organizing for Social Justice program area of SOC 389 emphasizes making change at a systemic level and developing a theory and practice of community organizing and civic engagement.

Like students enrolled in other program areas of SOC 389, those placed within this section of the Organizing for Social Justice program area are responsible for attending the weekly seminar (Th 4-5:30pm) as well as completing four hours of organization-related work per week (at times available in a student's schedule). In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, two other assignments, and a final group project.

NOTE: Participation in this section is by override only. Students should contact Ian Robinson at eian@umich.edu (eian@umich.edu) for permission to register. In your email, please identify your student organization affiliations and explain why you would like to take the course.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 602, SEM
Organizing for Social Justice: Community Organizing

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this seminar will be working with a variety of community organizations where they will participate in education and organizing work to help address quality of life and social justice concerns through organizing and activism. Past placements have included the Washtenaw County Workers' Center, Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES), Lecturers' Employee Organization (LEO), Graduate Employee Organization (GEO), and other organizations in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit.

Although some of these sites may involve some direct service work, the Organizing for Social Justice program area of SOC 389 emphasizes making change at a systemic level and developing a theory and practice of community organizing and civic engagement. Seminars are arranged by topic area with a cluster of site options usually available within that seminar.

Like students enrolled in other program areas of SOC 389, those placed within Organizing for Social Justice are responsible for attending the weekly seminar (Th 4-5:30pm) as well as completing four hours of site-related work per week (at times available in a student's schedule). In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, two other assignments, and a final group project.

If you have questions about this section, please contact Joe Galura at jgalura@umich.edu.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 603, SEM
Organizing for Social Justice: Math for Social Change

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

Students in this seminar will be placed in one of several urban middle schools where they will promote math literacy in both a classroom setting and after-school programs inspired by the Young Peoples' Project (YPP) component of Bob Moses' Algebra Project. The YPP approach is a unique synthesis of four elements: an experiential approach to math learning; a liberationist classroom pedagogy; the use of college-age students as trainers, and high school students as middle school math workshop facilitators; and an organizing approach to building student, parent and faculty commitment to improving the quality of math education. We will work as closely as possible with the YPP team based in Chicago, but will adapt their ideas to our situation as we judge necessary.

Math for Social Change takes its name from the fact that, following the YPP approach, it situates math literacy work in a larger context of empowering minority and working class students to demand and secure what they need to advance a 21st century civil rights movement for real economic opportunity. The YPP focus on organizing to bring about change at a systemic level, and to this end, on building on the community organizing tradition embodied in civil rights movement's Freedom Schools — these aspects of the approach make Project Community's Organizing for Social Justice program the appropriate home for these sites.

Like the other students enrolled in SOC 389's Organizing for Social Justice program, students in this section are responsible for attending the weekly seminar, Th 4-5:30pm, as well as participating at a designated community site four hours per week. There are a few options for site work, primarily Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons from the approximate hours of 2-6 pm, with some possibility of assisting in the classroom during school hours. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, two other assignments, and a final group project.

If you have questions, contact Joe Galura (jgalura@umich.edu). Please refer to the specific section number about which you are inquiring.

SOC 389 — Practicum in Sociology
Section 604, SEM
Organizing for Social Justice: STAND — Stop Genocide in Darfur

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

In their weekly seminar meetings, students enrolled in this section will analyze the dynamics surrounding the genocide, consider how students can educate, organize and mobilize to create change in such a situation, and discuss strategies for getting students and community members involved with Darfur action. With other STAND members, students will then act to implement STAND's program for that term.

This section is part of the Organizing for Social Justice program area within SOC 389. This program area emphasizes making change at a systemic level and developing a theory and practice of community organizing and civic engagement.

Like students enrolled in other program areas of SOC 389, those placed within this section of the Organizing for Social Justice program area are responsible for attending the weekly seminar (Th 4-5:30pm) as well as completing four hours of organization-related work per week (at times available in a student's schedule) for STAND. As part of this organizing work, students are expected to attend STAND's regular meetings. In addition, students will complete weekly readings and reflective journal assignments, two other assignments, and a final group project.

Students in this section must join the student organization STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) which seeks to stop the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. For information on how to join STAND, go to http://uuis.umich.edu/maizepgs/view.cfm?orgID=10004732.

To request an override for this section, contact Joe Galura (jgalura@umich.edu). Please verify that you are a member of STAND on this campus.

SOC 392 — Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Rosenberg,William G

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: SS

This course is an introduction to the geographic area that comprised the Russian Empire, later the Soviet Union, and now the former Soviet Union. This region is often referred to in a shorthand way as "Russia," although geographic designations other than Russia are included and at all periods of history, many people other than ethnic Russians have populated the area.

To understand issues and perspectives on the region a large amount of information from different disciplines and perspectives is introduced. Students differ in their backgrounds and initial interests. The professor, graduate student instructors, and guest lecturers will seek to make the information understandable regardless of the background of an individual student.

At the conclusion of the course, each student should have a wide range of knowledge about the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and Successor States. The student should be able to analyze and compare major trends in academic thought about the region and to be able to present his or her own views about these issues. The experiences in this course will hopefully motivate students to take additional courses about the region and in a variety of disciplines. The knowledge gained in the course should help each student decide whether to choose a minor, a major, or a career in Russian and East European Studies.

SOC 395 — Directed Reading or Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

For undergraduate students interested in work not available within the framework of regular Departmental offerings (either work beyond the scope of present course offerings for students who have completed available courses with at least a grade of B or work in areas not available through existing course work for students with a 3.0 grade point average). Student should contact faculty member with whom they want to work to arrange topic and workload.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of concentration advisor and supervising staff member.

SOC 396 — Undergraduate Internship
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Expr

Academic credit for at least 8 weeks of a full-time internship, which must be prearranged. Allows students to apply their sociological skills and knowledge outside the classroom in an experiential learning environment.

SOC 398 — Senior Honors in Sociology
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Burgard,Sarah Andrea; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Honors

This is a second course of a three-course sequence (SOC 397, 398, 399) designed to guide the students through the completion of their Honors thesis. The focus of this seminar will be on collection and analysis of data for the thesis. Students will meet individually with the Faculty coordinator to report on their progress, and as a group to discuss research experiences and problems, and doing problem-solving.

Advisory Prerequisite: Honors standing in Sociology. SOC 210 and 310, and permission of instructor.

SOC 417 — Social Networks
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Mizruchi,Mark S; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Why do some people make more money than others, even those with the same education and skills? How do people find their jobs? What are the sources of racial conflict? What kinds of obstacles do women and minorities face in the workplace? Why are some countries industrialized and wealthy while others are underdeveloped and poor? Under what conditions do people participate in social movements? From where do peoples' attitudes and beliefs originate? Social network analysis is an approach to answering these and other sociological questions. Rather than viewing human action as determined by norms, values, or other subjective phenomena, network analysts treat behavior as a consequence of the social networks within which people are situated. This course presents an introduction to the study of social networks. The goal is to use the network perspective to address a series of substantive sociological questions. For each topic, we shall discuss traditional and network approaches to the problem and provide critical assessments of both. The course will be run in a seminar format, with class time evenly divided between lecture and student-led discussions. This course will count toward the Econ, Business, and Society sub-concentration.

Intended audience: Upper-level undergraduates.

Class Format: Two 90-minute classes combining lecture and discussion. No GSIs.

Advisory Prerequisite: One introductory SOC course

SOC 426 — China's Evolution Under Communism
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Gallagher,Mary E; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme, WorldLit

An analysis of China's remarkable evolution to develop an understanding of the present system's capacity to deal with the major challenges that confront it in the political, economic, social, environmental, and security arenas.

Advisory Prerequisite: Upperclass standing

SOC 428 — Contemporary China
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Lee,Ching Kwan

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Theme

An introduction to the social institutions of Communist China, their origins, and the nature of social change in China since 1949.

Advisory Prerequisite: SOC 100, 195, or 300.

SOC 430 — Introduction to Population Studies
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Anderson,Barbara A; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: QR/2

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 530.

A basic introduction to the study of demographic behavior and measurement of demographic behavior. A survey of the current state of knowledge concerning trends and differentials in fertility, mortality, nuptiality, and migration. Illustrations are drawn from the United States and a variety of developed and underdeveloped countries.

SOC 447 — Sociology of Gender
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McGann,Pj; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the sociological study of gender that focuses on how gender is embedded in social life. At the individual level, gender is an essential aspect of personhood and personal experience; at the institutional level, gender is a major way that societies differentiate their members. At both the individual and institutional levels, gender intersects with race, class, and sexuality to structure identities, rights, privileges, and opportunities. Specific topics of study include gender identity, how children and adults "become" gendered and "do" their gender(s), gender and sport, gender and desire, the binary nature of the North American gender order, transgenderism, and intersexuality.

Advisory Prerequisite: SOC 200/301/443/PSYCH 405/WOMENSTD 405/permisson of instructor

SOC 465 — Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: McGann,Pj; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

All societies construe some appearances, behaviors, and ways of thinking as typical, acceptable, normal, while others are seen as different, unacceptable, and abnormal. However, which aspects of human experience are thought of as conventional, which deviant, varies tremendously in time and space. What is considered deviant in a society and why, as well as how deviance is responded to, is often linked to the particular interests of some groups at the expense of others. Deviance is, then, political. This course is a sociological investigation of the politics of deviance that seeks to cultivate a critical, reflexive, sociological perspective on deviance and social life. We begin with study of the creation of deviant categories and the ways such categories can be used to express and bolster group interests. We then consider the ramifications of such processes for individuals, namely how people "become" deviant and manage associated stigma. Next our attention turns to forms of deviance construed as illness or disorders. Specific topics of study include problem drinking and "drug" use in the U.S., non-normative sexuality and gender, mental disorder/mental illness, disorders of childhood (ADHD, shortness, and gender identity disorder), and commercialized sex. Throughout the course emphasis is directed to the relationship of deviant behavior to conventional values and institutions, modes of social control, and social spheres of power and privilege including class, gender, race, and sexual orientation.

Advisory Prerequisite: Introductory Sociology or introductory Psychology as a social science.

SOC 472 — Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology
Section 001, LAB

Instructor: Grayson,Carla Elena

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: ULWR

This course provides a hands-on exploration of social psychological research methods. Students are introduced to different research methods and concepts, learn to collect and analyze survey data, and conduct an original, experimental research project. In this project (topic varies), students design the study, collect and analyze the data, and write a written APA style report. SPSS is used throughout the course. Grades are based on write-ups of research projects, numerous homework assignments, quality of class participation, and knowledge of research methodology.

Enforced Prerequisites: STATS 350 or 425 or MATH 425; and one of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.

Advisory Prerequisite: SOC,PSYCH 280.

SOC 495 — Special Course
Section 001, LEC
Sociology of Bioethics

Instructor: De Vries,Raymond G

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course provides students with an understanding of the social and cultural factors that have shaped, and continue to influence, the emerging field of bioethics and its place in medicine and the life sciences. We will begin with a social history of bioethics, examining the "coming of bioethics" as a cultural movement and a professional project. We will then consider the spheres in which bioethics operates, starting with the broad distinction between clinical and research ethics and moving to the place of bioethics in human subjects review, advisory boards for biotechnology companies, political commissions, and academics health centers. Students will prepare sociologically-informed critical reviews of the work of bioethics on issues ranging from end-of-life to stem cells.

Advisory Prerequisite: One introductory course in Sociology.

SOC 495 — Special Course
Section 002, LEC
Marital Arts, Culture and Society

Instructor: Kennedy,Michael D; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to explore how our body has been named, identified, perceived, interpreted, and represented throughout history, particularly the history of the West from the 19th century onwards. Historical interest on the body is linked to the emergence of the social body of modern science and the expansion of industrial, capitalist society. The body, together with sex and desire, became the contested arena of heated debates concerning efforts to subordinate the labor, pleasure, and reproduction of the body of whole populations.

We will examine the ancient one-sex and the modern 2-sexed bodies, the exotic and savage bodies, the mutilated body, the tortured body, the body of AIDS, the anorexic body, , the intersexed body, the trans-gendered body, the cloned body, the mystical body, and other post-modern body representations. Throughout the course, we will assess the impact of those issues on society and our own private lives.

It is my hope that all of us will gain a greater understanding of the sociological perspective, develop critical thinking, and enhance our personal growth. The manner in which we explore, discuss and analyze this controversial topic should create a pedagogic environment that fosters diversity, team work, and encourages more profound thinking on our own social and personal values.

Advisory Prerequisite: One introductory course in Sociology.

SOC 495 — Special Course
Section 003, LEC
Sociology of Law

Instructor: Levitsky,Sandra Rose

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course explores many of the major issues and debates in the sociology of law. Topics include theoretical perspectives on the connection between law and society; explanations for legal compliance, deviance, and resistance; the relationship between "law on the books" and "law in action"; and the relationship between law and social change. The class emphasizes a critical examination of the factors that influence who mobilizes the law (and who doesn't), who benefits from the mobilization of law (and who doesn't), and what it means to "use" law in contexts other than courtrooms, such as in families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and social movements.

Advisory Prerequisite: One introductory course in Sociology.

SOC 500 — Orientation Seminar
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Martin,Karin A; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1

An introduction to and overview of the Graduate Program intended for incoming students.

Advisory Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the doctoral program of the Sociology Department. Graduate standing.

SOC 504 — American Immigration: Sociological Perspectives
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Pedraza,Silvia

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Both the study of immigration and the questions that study raises are at the very root of social science. In this course we survey the literature that gives evidence of the major concepts, questions, and approaches which sociologists have used to study immigration, as well as the interface between immigration, race, and ethnicity in America. In this seminar, we will seek to focus each session on a different topic, such as the origin of ethnic stratification, race, and racism; the contrasting theoretical explanations of assimilation and internal colonialism for the reality of group differences in social outcomes in America; the different levels of analysis, micro vs. macro approaches to immigration; the causes and consequences of the differential incorporation of immigrants in American society; political vs. economic immigrants as different social types; middleman minorities vs. the ethnic enclave vs. the ethnic economy as models of immigrant adaptation; women and migration; and social networks and gender as the link between micro and macro levels of analysis.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing; seniors with permission of instructor.

SOC 505 — Theories and Practices of Sociology
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Krippner,Greta R
Instructor: Somers,Margaret R; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4

SOC 505 is the first term of a year — long course surveying social theory and its relationship to sociological practices. During this academic term, we trace the lineaments and genealogies of major social theories including Hegel, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Freud, Arendt, Adorno, and Bourdieu. We also explore various attempts by theorists to integrate these approaches. The course remains deliberately open — ended; we seek to convey a sense of what 'doing theory' is all about, rather than envisioning a final theoretical or practical resolution. The course includes both short orienting lectures, seminar-style class discussions and student presentations of supplementary recommended readings. Students will be required to write three papers and to present one supplementary reading to the class. This course is required of all graduate students in Sociology and is open to others with the instructor's permission.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOC 507 — Logics and Strategies of Sociological Research Inquiry
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Owen-Smith,Jason D; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This is a graduate–level course in the methods of sociological inquiry, analyzing the logics, strengths, and limitations of the various methods sociologists use. The course, which is required of first–year graduate students in Sociology, reviews both philosophical rationales and their concrete application across the rich and diverse topographies of the discipline. It is intended to provide broad exposure to research methodologies and to prepare students for further graduate work, including the required research practicum and courses in statistics.

SOC 507 is open only to Sociology graduate students.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Sociology, other Graduate students with permission of instructor.

SOC 510 — Statistics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Harding,David James

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This course is the first of a two–term sequence required of all sociology department graduate students. It consists of two weekly class sessions plus a lab–discussion. In the first academic term we cover basic concepts of probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and statistical inference. The lab sessions will be used to discuss problems encountered in the lectures and written assignments and to develop statistical computing skills. The course assumes no prior knowledge of statistics and no mathematical knowledge beyond high school algebra. Requirements include problem sets (i.e., homework), a brief (2-3 page) paper (described in a separate handout), a term project (to be described in class), and midterm and final examinations.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOC 515 — Economic Sociology and Organizations
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Mizruchi,Mark S; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Economic sociology is concerned with the social bases of economic behavior. Although the field contains a wide range of perspectives, economic sociologists generally share the view that economic action is social action and that economic institutions are socially constructed and culturally and historically specific. This class is the core course for the Economic Sociology and Organizations program in the Department of Sociology. The course will introduce students to the key issues in the field. Topics include classical and neoclassical economic models of human action and sociological alternatives, the history of the large corporation, transaction cost economics, the power, neo — institutional, and embeddedness models of firm behavior, sociological models of production, labor, and financial markets, the determinants and consequences of interfirm relations, and the role of economic institutions in the larger society.

Although this course may serve as partial preparation for the Economic Sociology and Organizations preliminary examination, no guarantee of comprehensiveness is assumed. Coverage of topics is not at the level of depth necessary for the exam. Moreover, because economic sociology is such a broad area, certain key topics are absent from the syllabus. Contemporary comparative work is given relatively little attention, as is coverage of historical (as opposed to contemporary) work on globalization. Still, the goal is to cover a broad range of topics to give the student a taste of the vibrancy of the area. The course will be run as a seminar.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOC 523 — Practicum in Qualitative Research Methods II
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Wherry,Frederick Fitzgerald

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Two-course sequence introducing qualitative research methods. Design and execution of a long-term research project involving gathering and analyzing data qualitatively.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SOC 527 — Social Scientific Studies of Historical and Contemporary China
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Lee,James
Instructor: Tardif,Twila Z

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Theme

CCS 501 is part of a two-semester Interdisciplinary Seminar in Chinese Studies intended for M.A. and Ph.D. students from all disciplines. Disciplinary departments create barriers between shared problems, methods, and sources. ISCS is designed to recover and highlight the connecting links of Chinese Studies: the multidimensional study of China encompassing all social groups and the entire range of human experience, from literature and the visual arts to politics and economics. There are no formal prerequisites, except permission of the instructors.

CCS 501 will introduce graduate students to current issues in social scientific studies of China, emphasizing different methodological approaches drawn from multiple disciplines. The course will address four common themes — family and social organization, poverty, social stratification and social mobility, and political economy — that intersect the multiple social science disciplines. Each class will discuss one or more disciplinary approaches to a common subject through class discussion of exemplary studies of China. We will discuss the existing state of the field on each subject and emphasize the different research design and data available for such studies.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SOC 528 — Selected Topics in the Analysis of Chinese Society
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Lee,Ching Kwan

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Theme

A seminar on selected aspects of social change in China in the modern period. Research papers will involve attempts to utilize sociological theories or organizations and social change in analyzing change in China prior to and after 1949.

Advisory Prerequisite: SOC 428 or permission of instructor and Graduate standing.

SOC 530 — Social Demography
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Lesthaeghe,Ronny Jean Leopold

FA 2007
Credits: 3

The course has three aims: 1. to provide an introduction to the field of social demography, by exploring major issues both at micro and macro-level, 2. to explain the logic behind the basic measurements, the formal models and analytic tools in demography, and 3. to discuss the substantive and policy relevant findings in core areas of the discipline. To do so, ample use is made of cross — cultural or historical comparisons. Also, the course will cover basic measurement issues, but will not focus on the finer mathematical details.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Credit allowed for either SOC 430 or SOC 530

SOC 533 — Practicum in Comparative Historical Sociology II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Kimeldorf,Howard A; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3

This two course sequence (SOC 532, 533) is intended as an introduction to the methods of historical and comparative research in sociology. The first academic term will be devoted to intensive reading and discussion of work that explores some of the key problems and approaches within this tradition. We will conclude by reading several exemplary works of historical and comparative sociology, which will guide students in drafting individual research proposals. The second academic term will focus on producing an original research paper utilizing historical and/or comparative approaches.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 547 — Gender and Sexuality
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Lal,Jayati

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This seminar is designed to assist graduate students in preparing for the Gender and Sexuality prelim in the Sociology department and will consider key theoretical trends in this sub-field of the discipline. We will examine the history of ideas on and the different theoretical approaches to the study of gender and sexuality in Sociology. How have women entered the discipline as objects and subjects of knowledge? Course readings will include theoretical approaches to theorizing women and gender as analytical constructs; debates on the forms of knowledge, methodologies and epistemologies for the study of gender; masculinity and femininity as social constructions and unstable gender identities; and queer theorizing on sexualities and sexual identities that rupture binary gender categories. One of the key aims of the course is to understand the linkages between core theoretical movements (such as poststructuralism, postmodernism, and postcolonialism) that have affected feminist scholarship in the sociology of gender and sexuality over the past two decades, and the challenges that they pose for the practice of feminist inquiry and modes of theorizing in the social sciences.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOC 575 — Sociology of Health and Aging
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Anspach,Renee

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course will explore the social aspects of health, aging and the health care system. We will examine such issues as the social causation of disease, relationships between doctors and patients, the health care professions, health and health care among women and the poor, and the current health care crises in the U.S. and cross-national contexts.

SOC 580 — Topics in Disability Studies
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Mulhorn,Kristine A; homepage
Instructor: Brown,Susan Holly Curwin

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to disability studies, including focus on the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, and professional schools. Some topics include history and cultural representation of disability, advocacy, health, rehabilitation, built environment, independent living, public policy. The point of departure of the course is the idea that disability provides a critical framework that reorients the basic assumptions of various fields of knowledge, from political science to architecture, from engineering to art history, from genetics to law, from public policy to education, from biology to poetry, and so on. Disability Studies views people with disabilities not as objects but as producers of knowledge whose common history has generated a wide variety of art, music, literature, and science infused with the experience of disability. Students will have the opportunity to interact with visiting speakers from a broad range of fields. The course is offered for 1 or 3 credits. Accessible classroom with realtime captioning. For more information, please contact Tobin Siebers at tobin@umich.edu.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing

SOC 595 — Special Courses
Section 001, SEM
Russia, China, and South Africa

Instructor: Anderson,Barbara A; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course seeks to provide an overview and understanding of the nature and determinants, both psychosocial and biomedical, of the health of human populations, and of ways in which population health may be improved by the translation of scientific knowledge into intervention and policy.

The course will meet for two hours each week. The first half or so will be devoted to more didactic presentations and question and answer regarding the topic and readings for the week. The second hour will be devoted to discussion of major issues raised by the readings and general topic for that week. I will coordinate the overall course and some classes, but will be assisted most weeks by another faculty member with greater expertise in the topic for a given week.

The course is open to postdoctoral fellows and advanced (i.e., beyond first year) graduate students by permission of the instructor only.

SOC 595 — Special Courses
Section 003, SEM
Marx and Modernity

Instructor: Paige,Jeffery M

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3

A rereading of Marx as a theorist of modernity, subjectivity and identity with specific application to the issues of class, race and gender, ecology, and the post-colonial. The course will stress the continuities (rather than the discontinuities) of Marx with Weber and Foucault and attempt to integrate cultural and material approaches. The class will read selections from such classic works as The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, The German Ideology, Manifesto, Capital, On the Jewish Question, Hegel's Philosophy of Right, The British Rule in India and the Grundrisse and secondary works on Marx as a theorist of capitalist modernity, subjectivity and identity. Readings include Derek Sayer Capitalism and Modernity; Moishe Postone, Time, Labor and Social Domination; John Bellamy Foster, Marx's Ecology; Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe, and Wendy Brown States of Injury.

SOC 595 — Special Courses
Section 004, SEM
Political Sociology

Instructor: Chen,Anthony S

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Globalization, imperialism, terrorism, and freedom are some of the terms used not only to characterize our times, but also to shape global futures. We shall consider how these terms and the theories behind them frame interpretations of, and interventions in, transformations of the world, especially over the last twenty years. We explore five principal themes

  1. the social consequences of the revolution in information and communication technology;
  2. the conditions and consequences of changes in America's position in the world system's power relations;
  3. transformations in world religions and their association with violence;
  4. communism's European end alongside the European Union's expansion) and the relationship among them; and
  5. the cultural politics of energy security.

SOC 595 — Special Courses
Section 005, SEM
Culture, History, Memory

Instructor: Göçek,Fatma Müge; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 2 — 3

A rereading of Marx as a theorist of modernity, subjectivity and identity with specific application to the issues of class, race and gender. The course will stress the continuities (rather than the discontinuities) of Marx with Weber and Foucault and attempt to integrate cultural and material approaches. The class will read selections from such classic works as The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, The German Ideology, Manifesto, Capital, On the Jewish Question, Hegel's Philosophy of Right and the Grundrisse and secondary works on Marx as a theorist of capitalist modernity, and then apply this theory to the problems of class, race and gender. The first half of the course will focus on theory; the second half, on the issues of class, gender and race. Readings include Derek Sayer Capitalism and Modernity; Moishe Postone, Time, Labor and Social Domination; Jessica Benjamin Bonds of Love; Wendy Brown, States of Injury; David R. Roedinger, The Wages of Whiteness; Paul Gilroy Against Race.

SOC 682 — Advanced Social Psychology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Kitayama,Shinobu

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course is a graduate level introduction to the field of social psychology. The course starts with a general introduction to the field. We consider how the field has conceptualized two of its primary concepts — person or self and context or situation. We also examine evolutionary underpinnings of human social behavior. We will then turn to several select topics including dissonance, social cognition and attitudes, stereotype and prejudice, culture and cognition, self-esteem and honor, and health and well-being. We will read both classic and contemporary, cutting-edge papers on each topic. Throughout the course a strong emphasis is given to the power of social situations that are comprised of multi-level realities including personal, interpersonal, societal, and cultural.

Advisory Prerequisite: SOC,Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 695 — Directed Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 6

Directed research on a topic of the student's choice. An individual instructor must agree to direct such research, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 696 — Directed Reading
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 6

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 717 — Methods and Theory of Sample Design
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Heeringa,Steven G

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course is concerned with the theory underlying methods of survey sampling widely used in practice. It covers basic techniques of simple random sampling, stratification, systematic sampling, cluster and multi-stage sampling, and probability proportional to size sampling. It also examines methods of variance estimation for complex sample designs, including Taylor series expansions, balanced repeated replications, and jackknife methods. It covers specialized topics, including stratification and subclasses, multi-phase or double sampling, ratio estimation, selection with unequal probabilities without replacement, non-response adjustments, imputation, and small area estimation. The course examines both practical applications of sampling techniques as well as the theory supporting the methods.

Advisory Prerequisite: Three or more courses in statistics and preferably a course in methods of survey sampling.

SOC 786 — Research Design in Social Psychology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Oyserman,Daphna R

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to research design and procedure in social psychology, emphasizing, but not restricted to, the experimental method.

It covers the planning and conduct of research, not the analysis of data. Topics include: getting an idea and turning it into a researchable question, testing alternative hypotheses, reliability and validity, creating independent variables, designing measures, the context of the study, alternatives to experiments, research ethics, and preparing research findings for an audience.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to approved applicants for the Ph.D. in Social Psychology; others by permission of instructor.

SOC 830 — Research Seminar in Social Demography
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Axinn,William G

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3

This course is a research seminar for all students affiliated with the Population Studies Center, and other students who are interested in social demography. The class is a professional development course mainly for demography graduate students. Enrolled students are required to attend the PSC Brown Bag Seminars (most Mondays at noon) and occasional lectures (Wednesdays from 12-2) on a variety of professional development topics (e.g. publishing, teaching, grant writing, job search, etc.). Most demography students register for the class each academic term. The class also has a social aim — to allow students from all the disciplines in PSC to interact with each other in a low-pressure (mainly students), interdisciplinary setting.

Advisory Prerequisite: Population Background. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 988 — Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology
Section 001, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 5

How is culture implicated in mental processes and structures of the self? How are these processes and structures of the self involved in producing, maintaining, and changing culture? This course seeks to answer these core questions of cultural psychology by critically reviewing several broad issues that are actively debated in the current literature including 1) cultural perspectives to the study of human mind, 2) culture and cognition, 3) culture and agency, 4) culture and personality, and 5) bio-cultural co-evolution. Students are encouraged to bring their own cultural knowledge and heritage to bear on discussions in class or term papers.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 988 — Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology
Section 003, SEM
Cultural Psychology

Instructor: Nisbett,Richard E

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 5

This course will explore how culture influences thought and behavior.

  • To what extent are our identities and ways of thinking and behaving products of our cultural environments?
  • How do conceptions of morality and gender and proper forms of social relations differ across cultures?
  • What is human nature? How changeable is it?
  • How changeable are cultures?
  • Are the world's cultures fated to become more similar or more different?
  • How can we study culture and the ways we are socialized to become one kind of person or another?

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

SOC 990 — Dissertation/Precandidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

Advisory Prerequisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.

SOC 993 — Graduate Student Instructor Training Program
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SOC 995 — Dissertation/Candidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 8

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period. Students who have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. are required to register for SOC 995 in any term when they are consulting with members of their dissertation committee or using the Library or other facilities of the University. If the student is to be engaged in a period of study away from the University, the student should file a Certification for Detached Study in advance. Students doing dissertation work prior to achieving candidacy should register for SOC 990 for that portion of their schedule spent on dissertation work.

Enforced Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate

 
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