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Fall '00 Course Guide

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Courses in Sociology (Division 482)

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Soc. 100. Principles of Sociology.

Introductory courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Larry Radine (radine@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in Soc. 400. Seniors must elect Soc. 400. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 195 or 400. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. (Introductory course).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/100/001.nsf

Have you ever wondered why there's misery in the world? And whether the individual can really make a difference? Have you thought about what holds a society together and why some fall apart? Or, why are people so ethnocentric? Or another question: Why are people so unequal in society?

Or what does it mean to be human, and if we know so much about what causes human action, are human beings free or is personal freedom an illusion? How much of what we know and believe is illusion?

These are sociology's questions. In this course, you will also find out, through some of the original, path-breaking articles, why sociology has been such an inspiration for new intellectual fields like women's studies, legal realism, and cultural studies, as well as world-changing movements like the ways corporations have been rethinking everything.

This course uses three texts: Ten Questions, by Joel Charon, Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life by David M. Newman and The Image, by Daniel Boorstin. (The textbook costs are about $75). Coursework includes two exams (20% and 25% of the grade) and two projects (25% and 20%) and participation in the weekly discussion section (10%).

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Soc. 100. Principles of Sociology.

Introductory courses

Section 012.

Instructor(s): Karen Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in Soc. 400. Seniors must elect Soc. 400. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 195 or 400. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. (Introductory course).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/100/012.nsf

Sociology is the systematic study of human behavior, social relationships, and societies. This course will introduce the "sociological perspective" as a tool for understanding the connections between the individual's everyday life and larger-scale processes and structures within society. We will focus particularly on various explanations for social inequality in the U.S. and empirical research about such inequality. Specifically, we will examine how social class, race-ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc., shape our lives and our social institutions.

What you should expect to get out of this course is a critical perspective on social life. You should be prepared to grapple with some issues you've never thought about before (or at least have never thought about sociologically before); be prepared to deal with value judgments, slippery concepts, and some ambiguity. Course requirements include three exams (20% each), two "sociological projects" (20% total), and attendance and participation at the weekly discussion section (20%).

NOTE THAT THIS IS SECTION *012*. THE LINK BELOW WILL TAKE YOU TO SECTION 001, SO TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, SCROLL DOWN TO SECTION 012.

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Soc. 101. Person and Society: An Introduction to Sociology Through Social Psychology.

Introductory courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charlea McNeal (cmcneal@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take Soc. 400 or 401. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. (Introductory course).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides a broad orientation to sociology through social psychology. Students are introduced to some of the prominent readings, theories, and concepts in the field of social psychology. Emphasis is placed on applying social psychology to common daily experiences concerning issues such as gender, race, interpersonal relationships, and deviance.

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Soc. 102. Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology.

Introductory courses

Section 001 Introduction to Sociology through the Study of Social Inequality.

Instructor(s): Dana Greene (dmgreene@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take Soc. 400 or 401. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. (Introductory course). 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.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 102. Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology.

Introductory courses

Section 020 Introduction to Sociology through the Mass Media.

Instructor(s): Karen Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take Soc. 400 or 401. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. (Introductory course). 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.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/102/020.nsf

How do media portrayals e.g., of women, racial minorities, working- and lower-class individuals reinforce stereotypes? Is everyone in the U.S. "middle class" or is that a media fiction? How "true" is the picture of welfare mothers that we get from the news media? Is there such a thing as a "gay lifestyle" or is that a media creation? In this course, we will use a sociological cultural studies approach to explore issues of inequality in the U.S., focusing on dominant ideologies and how they are perpetuated (or not) in the mass media.

In the first third of the course, we will look at the political economy of the mass media: who are the owners, producers, consumers, etc., and why this makes a difference. For example, does the fact that reporters at many prestigious news organizations are white and middle class shape even unconsciously the way they "frame" the news? How do fights for higher ratings affect what we see on TV?

In the second third of the course, we will perform textual analysis of mass media products e.g., excerpts from TV shows, clips from films, examples of advertisements, etc. for their representations of social class, race, gender, and sexual orientation. For example, how is gender socialization achieved through images of "masculinity" and "femininity" in some of your favorite TV shows? How do we "learn" about people of different races or social classes through commercials? Conversely, what are some forums in which dominant ideologies are not disseminated?

In the last third of the course, we will first explore audience reception, i.e., the notion that different audiences people of different sexes, races, sexual orientations, social classes, etc. respond differently to the same media texts. For example, think about the much-hyped "coming-out" episode of Ellen a couple of years ago. How did you respond to it (if you saw it)? Do you think your response would have been different if your sexual orientation were different? In what ways can watching media products be an act of "resistance"?

Also in the last part of the course, we will think about whether or not media images and ideological messages in general are "in transition": i.e., if portrayals of certain groups have changed substantially, and if so, what the significance of this is.

Videos will be a regular part of each week's classes. Course requirements include three in-class exams (20% each), three short papers (20% total), and attendance/participation at your weekly discussion section (20%).

NOTE THAT THIS IS SECTION *020*. THE LINK BELOW WILL TAKE YOU TO SECTION 001, SO TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SECTION 020!

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Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 001 Democracy, Diversity, and Community.

Instructor(s): David Schoem (dschoem@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan.

R&E First-Year Seminar,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will examine issues of race, race relations, and racial identity as we explore the possibilities for building community in a multicultural society. The course also will look closely at the intersection of gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and race in this context. Students will investigate a wide range of questions on intergroup relations and community building in a democratic society, taking into account issues of power, conflict and competing social interests. Students will be encouraged to bring in personal experience and perspective to enrich the discussion of theoretical readings. Active participation on the part of students is expected.

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Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 002 Sociology of Sports.

Instructor(s): Don Deskins (ddeskins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 003 Transforming America: Immigrants Then and Now.

Instructor(s): Silvia Pedraza (spedraza@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan.

R&E First-Year Seminar,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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, Chinese, Japanese, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans.

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 East Europeans at the end of the 19th century and the 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. This course is a First-Year Seminar, limited to 25 entering students at the University. As such, it will be run as a seminar, involving a fair amount of discussion and writing.

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Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 004 Poverty in the U.S.

Instructor(s): Monica Prasad

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the history of the world, yet 20% of Americans currently live in poverty. How do we explain the persistence of "poverty in the midst of plenty," and why is the poverty rate so much higher in the U.S. than in Western Europe? In this seminar we examine:

  • who is in poverty in the U.S.
  • theories of the causes of poverty
  • historical attempts to reduce poverty and their consequences
  • philosophical debates on whether poverty should be considered a social problem
Requirements: midterm and final exams; in-class presentation. (Students with focused research interests may opt to write a 15-20pp. term paper instead of the two exams.)

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Soc. 122/Psych. 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@umich.edu), Charles Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Intended primarily for first- and second-year students. May not be used as a prerequisite for a concentration in psychology. (2). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index3.html

See Psychology 122.001.

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Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laurie Morgan (morganla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course during their third year. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 100, 250, 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/210/001.nsf

This course is designed to give students interested in social science a basic background in statistics and show how statistics can be used to analyze and understand a wide variety of social and policy issues. Our goal will be to learn how to use sample data (collected from surveys, polls, archives, etc.) to answer questions like "Do women earn less money than men when they hold the same jobs?"

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Soc. 212. Sports and Society.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Don Deskins (ddeskins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 222/RC Soc. Sci. 222. Strategies in Social Interaction: An Introduction to Game Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Thompson (fthom@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See RC Social Science 222.001.

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Soc. 231. Investigating Social and Demographic Change in America.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William Frey

Prerequisites & Distribution: Restricted to first- and second-year students. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This computer-based course for first year and sophomores allows participants to investigate how major social, economic, and political changes have affected the demographic structure of the US population in the past four decades. What does this mean for issues related to race, gender and inequality? How do you fit into the picture? We will address questions such as: How greatly have black-white income differences become reduced since the 1960s? Is the middle class shrinking? To what extent has the traditional family disintegrated? Will women continue to earn less than men? Will Generation X fare better than the Baby Boomers?

Through readings, lectures, and exercises on the WEB and Windows machines, this computer-based course you will learn how to examine such questions using US. census data and simple statistical analyses. In the process you will come to understand how major dimensions of the nation's social and demographic structure have changed from 1950 to the present. The course involves individual and team exercises as well as two exams. For First Year and Sophomore students.

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Soc. 310. Introduction to Research Methods.

Section 001 ONLY may be elected to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

Instructor(s): Ann Biddlecom (abiddle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology; or completion of one social science course in economics, anthropology, political science, psychology or other sociology course; Sociology concentrators are strongly encouraged to elect this course in the Junior year. Sociology Honors students should elect this course concurrently with Soc. 397. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

Upper-Level Writing Full QR

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will introduce you to a range of basic research methods used by sociologists, including surveys, experiments, qualitative interviews, observation, and archival methods, particularly comparative-historical research. The course also addresses the logic of reasoning in social science research and exposes students to some important methodological and epistemological debates in the field (don't worry if you're not sure what these words mean!).

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Soc. 320/Psych. 310. Training in Processes of Intergroup Dialogues.

Instructor(s): Charles Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to juniors and seniors. (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/320/001.nsf

See Psychology 310..

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Soc. 321/Psych. 311. Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@umich.edu), Charles Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology 320 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). A combined total of 8 credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in Sociology. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/

See Psychology 311..

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Soc. 330. Population Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephanie Fonda (sfonda@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Soc. 331. Population Trends in the United States: Their Economic and Social Consequences.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Reynolds Farley (renf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (QR/1).

Full QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 383/Psych. 383. Introduction to Survey Research I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Regula Herzog (rherzog@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 383.001.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/

Sociology 389 is known as "Project Community." Students combine four to six hours of weekly service in community settings, with weekly student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for mutual support, planning, and problem-solving. Students enrolled in Sociology 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 reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 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, a domestic violence shelter, advocacy agencies, and care organizations that provide mental health counseling and drug-abuse treatment.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is available through Project Community.

If a particular section is full, please e-mail Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) to be added to the waitlist.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 006 Detroit High School Mentors. (3 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 007 Critical Issues in Literacy. (2 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

This section is intended for students earning work-study as America Reads tutors. The class will explore the current dilemmas facing the U.S. educational system, teach students to critically reflect on their regular interactions with elementary youth, and relate site experiences to the text material. The tutors will be asked to assess what they observe in their community work, what could be improved to create more effective learning environments, and how these changes could be made.

Students enrolled in this section of SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as full participation as an Americ Reads tutor. For this class, students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project.

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

Site Requirements: Students in this section must be America Reads tutors for work-study.

Additional Information and Links: An override must be acquired from Albert Wat, the America Reads program director. His office is located on the second floor of the Center for Community Service and Learning (1024 Hill St). You may also e-mail him at alwat@umich.edu if you are interested in participating.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 008 KCP: SMART Academy. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Be a tutor and a mentor for students enrolled in a Saturday program at Scarlett Middle School, a part of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

This 3-credit section is open to students who participate in the King/Chavez/Parks program through the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives. If you are interested in more information and/or participating, please contact Gloria Taylor (gtz@umich.edu) and refer to SOC 389, Section 008.

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 009 KCP: North Maple. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Looking for a friend? Well, wait no longer. The North Maple Community Center has an array of young students interested in keeping you busy. Find a friend to tutor and mentor. Three hours a week you'll have the opportunity to help with school work, play games, take small field trips and develop a relationship with a teenage resident of the North Maple Housing Project. OR....

Work with younger students as a public school elementary tutor. You'll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a student who is looking for some special attention. As a mentor, you're not only helping with school work, but you're also a positive role model. For this site, you pick a three hour block during the school day (9am-3:20pm)... Recess is included!

This 3-credit section is open to students who participate in the King/Chavez/Parks program through the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives. If you are interested in more information and/or participating, please contact Gloria Taylor (gtz@umich.edu) and refer to SOC 389, Section 009.

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short mid-term written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.
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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 010 Detroit K-8 Classrooms. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

This 3 credit section will place students at Peter Vetal School, a K-8 Detroit public school situated in a predominantly African-American community. Students will be tutors and mentors by assisting with homework and planning creative activities for the youth. Students will be expected to commit three hours of their time each week at the school. The three hours must be between 8:15am and 12:45pm Monday-Friday.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 010.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 011 Ozone House/Student Advocacy Center. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

This 3-credit section will have two site options: 1) Ozone House or 2) Student Advocacy Center. The Ozone House is an agency dedicated to improving situations for runaway youth. The organization provides free and confidential services to at-risk and troubled youth. Sociology 389 students at this site will receive 40 hours of intensive training to work the 24-hour crisis line or to participate in the middle school outreach program. The other site, The Student Advocacy Center, is a social change, equity-oriented organization which serves non-legal advocacy needs of students and parents. Sociology 389 students in this section who go to SAC can work directly with students and parents or have the option to work with the state laws on expulsion/suspension. The Center researches and monitors a variety of relevant issues (suspension statistics, education reform and policy, corporal punishment, gender and race discrimination, etc.).

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 011.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 012 America Reads. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

In this section, you will be working with children from Mark Twain and Boyton Elementary Schools in southwest Detroit. You will generally work one-on-one tutoring with children to aid in the development of their reading and writing skills. Work-study is NOT required for this section.

You are required to go to site once a week, but have the option to go twice. You have a choice to participate at site on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 3-7:15 P.M. (this includes the driving time). Transportation is provided by Project Community.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 012.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 013 Latino/a Youth Mentors. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with youth at Ceasar Chavez Academy Middle School (grades 6-8) in Detroit. The Academy was opened in Fall 1997 and the student population is approximately 50 percent Latino and 50 percent African-American. Students in this section will work with small groups of children on homework after school. There will also be the opportunity for playing learning games and doing other creative, lively activities with the youth. Spanish fluency is not required for this section, but may be helpful.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 013.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 014 Elementary Classrooms. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

In this section, you will work with children at Pittsfield Elementary in Ann Arbor. You will be placed in a classroom and be under the direction of that room's teacher. Your 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 classwork.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 014.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 015 Middle School Tutors. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with 6th through 8th graders at either Scarlett Middle School or Forsythe Middle School, both part of the Ann Arbor public school system.

Scarlett Middle School, located on the south side of Ann Arbor, is the most racially and socioeconomically diverse. Students will work one-on-one in a Special Education classroom, working on various assignments while helping at-risk youth develop study skills and build relationships. Scarlett site time: Approximately 4 hours per week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Forsythe Middle School is located on the west side of Ann Arbor. Students will volunteer in an after-school "Homework Club," which provides support to youth in completing assignments, particularly to those having difficulty keeping up with their work. Students may work with an individual middle-schooler or with a group of students during any given day. Forsythe site time: M, T, and Th 3-4:30 p.m.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 015.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 016 High School Tutors. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students will be assisting 9th-12th graders 2-3 times per week for a total of 4 hours (must be between 8am and 3pm), depending on your schedule and the site. There are currently three Ann Arbor high school sites.

Community High School is an alternative public high school of 300 students that builds on the open school philosophy. There is some structure, but more flexibility than in traditional high schools. The school appeals to creative and independent students whose needs are not met in the traditional format, as well as to students who want a smaller, more intimate school.

Pioneer High School is a traditional, large high school serving over 2000 students. Tutors will work primarily with 9th-12th graders who are having academic difficulty.

Huron High School is also a traditional, large high school. Tutors at Huron will work primarily with the after-school "Homework Club."

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 016.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 017 Ann Arbor High Schools. (3 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will also be asked to complete course readings and assignments as outlined in the syllabus. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

In this section, students will assist students at either Pioneer High School or Stone School for a total of 6 hours each week. Hours are flexible and can be arranged once the class begins.

This section requires an override to participate. Please contact Rosa Maria Cabello (rosac@umich.edu) for more information.

Site Times: 6 hours each week that are arranged around your schedule and the school schedule.

Additional Information and Links: Students must acquire an override to register.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 018 Community Sustainability. (3 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 020 Feminist Mentors. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

In this section, undergraduate women volunteer as feminist mentors ("femtors") to 6th and 7th grade girls at West Middle School in Ypsilanti. 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.

Note that the required site time will be once a week for the mentoring session from 2-5pm. In addition, femtors will schedule one hour per week for a supervision session to discuss site and work on skill-building for mentoring.

For more information about the screening process or any other aspect of the program, contact Carole Lapidos at Carolelap@aol.com or 668-7491.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 021 UM Hospital: Mott/Women's. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with Mott Children's Hospital and the Women's Hospital, both part of the University Hospitals Complex located on campus. Children with whom students spend time may be in the units for a range of health issues, and are usually separated by age rather than by illness. Possible placement options include the Women's Health Resource Center, recreation rooms, physical therapy, the siblings program, tutoring, cancer treatment, and bedside visiting and comfort. No medical experience is necessary. 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 children as well as the ability to initiate games and laughter. In addition, students should be prepared to observe and think critically about the experiences of women and children within this health care system.

Students in this section should contact Volunteer Services Office at the hospital as soon as August 14, 2000 (and no later than September 15) to submit the necessary paperwork and schedule an interview. The paperwork (which can be found on-line at http://www.med.umich.edu/chs/vol/volserve.html) MUST be accompanied by documentation of measles and rubella vaccinations. Hospital placements fill up very quickly, so the sooner you complete your paperwork and have an interview, the more selection you will have.

Students will be responsible for 40 hours of service over the course of the term (4 hours per week for 10 weeks) as well as attending the necessary orientation(s) at the beginning of the academic term.

To schedule your interview (as well as turn in your paperwork with proof of vaccinations), call 734-936-4327. Questions about the paperwork and/or placements can be sent to UMHS.Volunteer@umich.edu.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 021.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 022 UM Hospital: Adult Services. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with Adult Services at the U-M Hospital. 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 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 may vary according to need.

Students in this section should contact the Volunteer Services Office at the hospital as soon as August 14, 2000 (and no later than September 15) to submit the necessary paperwork and schedule an interview. The paperwork (which can be found on-line at http://www.med.umich.edu/chs/vol/volserve.html) MUST be accompanied by documentation of measles and rubella vaccinations. Hospital placements fill up very quickly, so the sooner you complete your paperwork and have an interview, the more selection you will have.

Students will be responsible for 40 hours of service over the course of the term (4 hours per week for 10 weeks) as well as attending the necessary orientation(s) at the beginning of the academic term.

To schedule your interview (as well as turn in your paperwork with proof of vaccinations), call 734-936-4327. Questions about the paperwork and/or placements can be sent to UMHS.Volunteer@umich.edu.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 022.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 023 SAFE House: Women. (4 Credits.)

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with SAFE-House, a shelter operated by the Domestic Violence Project for battered women and their children. Students will have the opportunity to work with the women of the shelter and/or to be on call. This work may include staffing the 24-hour crisis line; providing transportation, attention and support; providing on-call services; and serving as overnight shelter staff. Experience with domestic violence issues is not necessary. Interested students must arrange an interview (973-0242 or 995-5444). Be persistent and do not delay- you must complete the interview and participate in 40 hours of training (Fri 6-10pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm) during consecutive weekends in the beginning of the academic term.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 023.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 024 Safe House: Children. (4 Credits.)

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with SAFE-House, a shelter operated by the Domestic Violence Project for battered women and their children. Students will have the opportunity to plan and engage in recreational and educational activities with the children of women using SAFE-House services. Experience with domestic violence issues is not necessary. Interested students must arrange an interview (973-0242 or 995-5444). Be persistent and do not delay- you must complete the interview and participate in 40 hours of training (Fri 6-10pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm) during consecutive weekends in the beginning of the academic term.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 024.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 025 Media Awareness Campaign. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with University Health Service on the development and implementation of a systematic, intensive media campaign designed to reduce binge drinking at the University.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 025.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 026 Center for Empowerment and Economic Development. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED), a non-profit organization dedicated to building economic independence particularly for historically underprivileged and discriminated peoples. Much of the work they do involves helping people start their own businesses and become economically stable and independent. In 1998, they worked to organize a Women's Business Summit in Michigan to address the concerns of women business owners and provide a venue for their voices to be heard, create a networking and support system for women in business, and create a statewide women's business organization.

Students will be expected to volunteer in two weekly two-hour shifts: One shift will include a group meeting with the CEED director and will be coordinated with student schedules at the beginning of the term; the other time students may arrange according to their availability.

CEED is particularly looking for students with web building experience, but this is not a requirement and should not deter anyone from participating in this section.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 026.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 030 Youth Assistance Mentors. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work with Growth Works, a non-profit United Way agency dedicated to comprehensive community based youth services in Wayne county. With offices in Plymouth and Canton, Growth Works operates both a juvenile justice Youth Assistance Program and an Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program.

Students who choose to enroll in this section will be given the opportunity to be mentors. Mentors work on a one-on-one basis with a program participant and are trained to assist the youth to reflect on their lives, options, and changes. Their goal is to help facilitate a reduction in risk factors that contribute to delinquency and to help build protective factors that contribute to success. Mentors must complete a training program that is supervised by staff.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 030.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 031 Detention Center Writing Tutors. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

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 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.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 031.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 032 Detention Center: Recreation. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

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, dance, 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.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 032.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 033 Maxey Training School. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work at the Maxey Boys Training School, a state-run facility located in Whitmore Lake, approximately 20 minutes from campus. At this long-term residential placement for male juvenile offenders, usually ages 12-18, students provide structured educational and recreational activities in a small group setting.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 033.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 034 County Jail: Creative Writing. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work at the Washtenaw County Jail, a facility for men and women offenders, located in Ann Arbor approximately 10 minutes from campus. This section will be conducting a creative writing seminar once a week for either male or female inmates. Participants will spend an hour each week teaching a class to the men and women in medium security blocks. No former creative writing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and an open mind. Students will be expected to bring ideas, as well as a one-page "homework" assignment to site each week that they will be expected to share with the rest of the group. In addition, the group will complete an anthology of inmate writing at the end of the academic term that will be distributed to the participants at the Jail. The section will meet at the Jail from 3-4:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. U-M students must attend site on ONE of the two days.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 034.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 035 County Jail: HIV/AIDS Education. (3 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work at the Washtenaw County Jail, a facility for men and women offenders, located in Ann Arbor approximately 10 minutes from campus. Students will first receive training from the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP) and be certified as HIV/AIDS educators. Then students will conduct weekly sessions on the subject matter for men and women inmates in medium security blocks at the Jail.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 035.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 036 Adrian/Western Wayne Prison: Creative Writing. (4 Credits.)

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short mid-term written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work in teams to lead creative writing workshops at either the Adrian Prison or the Western Wayne Prison on a weekly basis. Western Wayne Prison is a medium security prison for adult males and Adrian is a minimum security facility 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 communicate their ideas. Students will be required to submit weekly creative writing assignments as well as fulfilling other course requirements. In addition, the group will complete an anthology of inmate writing at the end of the academic term that will be distributed to the participants at the prison. No previous experience is necessary.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 036.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 037 Prison Debate Club. (3 credits.)

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar as well as participation at a designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project. NOTE: All sections of Sociology 389 will commence in the first week of class. There will NOT be a delayed start.

Students in this section will work in teams to lead a debate club at either the Adrian Prison, the Western Wayne Prison, or the Cooper Street Correctional Facility on a weekly basis. Western Wayne Prison is a medium security prison for adult males. Adrian is a minimum security facility that houses adult male prisoners who are serving short sentences, or will be eligible for parole within the next 18 months. Cooper Street is a facility for adult males who only have 2-3 years left on their sentences. 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.

If this section is full and you would like to participate, contact Amy Knife Gould (akgould@umich.edu) in Project Community to be added to the waitlist. Please refer to Sociology 389, Section 037.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 040 Leadership for Social Change: An Intercultural Approach. (3 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in sociology. Laboratory fee ($40) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated four times, for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity

This innovative course, a partnership between Project Community and Student Activities and Leadership, is designed for students to explore the process of leadership through self-development, particularly as it relates to social change. Students will have the opportunity to examine and act upon the social issues about which they are passionate.

This service-learning course is interactive by design and will utilize film, case analysis, simulations or role plays, and other experiential activities to stimulate reflection on the readings, processes, and class assignments. Students enrolled in Sociology 389 are responsible for regular attendance in a weekly seminar, completion of all assignments as indicated in the syllabus, as well as regular participation at a designated community service site.

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Soc. 392/REES 395/Hist. 332/Poli. Sci. 395/Slavic 395. Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephanie Platz (splatz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 395.001.

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Soc. 395. Directed Reading or Research.

Section.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of concentration advisor and supervising staff member. (1-4). (Excl). A combined total of eight credits of Sociology 321, 389, and 395 may be counted toward a concentration in Sociology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. May be elected for credit in the same term.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Soc. 398. Senior Honors in Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Al Young (ayoun@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors standing in sociology. Soc. 210 and 310, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 400. Sociological Principles and Problems.

Introductory courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): T McGinn

Prerequisites & Distribution: For juniors, seniors, and graduate students with no background in sociology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100 or 195. (3). (SS). (Introductory course).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/442/001.nsf

This course, designed for upper-level or graduate students asking the question "What Is Sociology?" will explore a sample of Sociology's key thinkers, theories, sub-fields, and contemporary issues. For some, the course will serve as an introduction; for others, an integration of more specialized courses.

An inductive or "discovery" approach will be used. Analysis of primary sources will be enhanced by secondary source readings, visits from academic and applied sociologists, and students' research on assigned or elective topics. The class will define a sociological issue of interest and form teams to conduct the major steps of a research project.

Classroom time will be comprised of small- and large-group discussion, formal presentations, and audio-visual supplements. Grading opportunities will include quizzes, the class project, and three short papers, one of which will be a take-home final focusing the student's fully formulated answer to the question, "What Is Sociology?"

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Soc. 405. Theory in Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark Mizruchi (mizruchi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 305. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Sociological theories are the result of attempts to construct a meaningful world, to make sense of the complexity of human behavior. This class presents an overview of a wide range of classical and contemporary sociological theories. The goal is to expose students to the richness and diversity of approaches to the field as well as to provide the tools for analyzing contemporary and historical events. Although we shall cover several different perspectives, the coverage will not be comprehensive. Not all perspectives will be addressed and not all of those addressed will receive equal attention. But students should still gain an understanding and appreciation of the sociological imagination. The course will be run as a seminar. Each session will consist primarily of discussion rather than lecture. The instructor will begin each class with a brief summary lecture. Following that, student facilitators will lead the discussion. Prerequisites: At least one, and preferably more than one, prior sociology course or permission of the instructor. For the most recent syllabus, see http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mizruchi/

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Soc. 415. Economic Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark Mizruchi (mizruchi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: introductory economics, psychology, or political science. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

Prerequisites: At least one prior course in both sociology and economics or permission of the instructor.

For the most recent syllabus, see http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mizruchi/

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Soc. 423/Amer. Cult. 421. Social Stratification.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lee Schlesinger (schlesin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/423/001.nsf

This course presents alternative sociological explanations and interpretations of social inequality, differentiation, hierarchy, and stratification. In particular, it considers both interactional and structural approaches to class, caste, and race/ethnicity. The course examines the values, experiences, and institutions characterizing these phenomena with a view towards better appreciating factors which shape social reproduction and order as well as social mobility and structural change in different societies. The readings present historical and cross-cultural materials that encourage critical reflection on popular and scientific notions of status and rank and on recent sociological debates about race and ethnicity in the United States.

The first third of the course introduces important classic and contemporary theories of inequality and class (including Marx, Weber, Giddens, Blau and Duncan, Bourdieu). The second third of the course concentrates on the so-called caste system of India through several empirical studies of rural social life and two synthetic interpretations (Dumont's Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications and Milner's Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture ).

Then the final part considers the approaches and models used to study class and caste as socio-cultural phenomena in relation to the contemporary sociology of race/ethnicity in American society. That is, how can what is learned about class and caste as forms of stratification improve the study of race and ethnicity, and how do contemporary American racial and ethnic problems make new demands on the sociology of stratification? The course as a whole aims to recognize and evaluate some implications of applying different concepts and methods, which likely reflect different social interests and positions, to depict or model the structured/structuring social differences that are often realized as inequality and stratification.

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Soc. 434/AAS 434. Social Organization of Black Communities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Al Young (ayoun@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 434.001.

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Soc. 442. Occupations and Professions.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laurie Morgan (morganla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/442/001.nsf

This course examines theories about the organization of work in occupations and the professions. Drawing on studies of managers, engineers, lawyers, nurses, manufacturing work, interactive service work, and contingent work, we will address structures of opportunity, control and resistance, psychology of social control, emotion work, the quality movement, effects of changing technology, collective bargaining, layoffs and downsizing, discrimination, and work and family.

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Soc. 447/WS 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karen Martin (kamartin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/447/001.nsf

This course will ask two central questions about gender relations Why is there gender inequality? and What are women's experiences of that inequality? We will examine many (often contradictory) answers to these questions. The course will be broken into four sections the State; Work; Family; and Body/Sexuality that represent the main areas of social life that have been theorized as the locus of women's oppression. We will look for answers to a wide range of questions that will shed light on our basic question about how gender inequality is constructed and maintained. Some specific questions we will ask are: How do women and men decide who does the housework? Why do MacDonalds' workers think cooking is a man's job? Is mothering political? Is breastfeeding? When is rape a war crime? How do race, class, and sexuality interact with gender? Do cosmetics, shaving, and dieting maintain gender inequality?

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Soc. 452. Law and Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dan Sharphorn (dsharphn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 454. Law and Social Organization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Somers

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 463/Comm. Studies 485. Mass Communication and Public Opinion.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Young (mmyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Communication Studies 463.001.

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Soc. 465/Psych. 488. Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andy Modigliani (modigli@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory sociology or introductory psychology as a social science. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/SC465/index.html

The course will examine how people become social deviants and how relevant social institutions contribute to this process. Early portions will examine the legal enforcement, judicial and corrections systems which together determine who will be designated deviant and with what consequences. Later portions will focus on particular forms of deviance (e.g., delinquency, theft, fraud, rape) with a view to understanding and evaluating the several theoretical perspectives that have been proposed to explain their genesis and perpetuation.

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Soc. 468. Criminology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeff Morenoff (morenoff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/468/001.nsf

This course provides an introduction to the sociological study of crime and social control. After reviewing the definition and nature of crime in both classic and contemporary theories, we explore the major theoretical perspectives on the causes of crime and compare their ability to explain criminal activity by considering case studies drawn from books, film, and current events. Some of the specific topics we will explore include crime and policing in local communities; family and cultural influences on crime; the contours of criminal careers; race, class, and gender as they relate to crime in America; and historical trends in violent crime.

Requirements generally include two in-class exams, two papers, and class participation although these requirements are subject to change. No prerequisite or background in sociology is required.

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Soc. 472/Psych. 381. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Eugene Burnstein (geneburn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402 and Psych. 380. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 381.001, 002.

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Soc. 475/MCO 475 (Public Health). Introduction to Medical Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Betsy Cullum-Swan

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 001 Gender and Power: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Meets with History 591.001

Instructor(s): Sonya Rose (sorose@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines how gender relations and gender politics shaped and are shaped by social policies, nationalist politics, and definitions of citizenship. The purpose of the course is to explore how the links between gender, nationhood, and ideas about citizenship change historically and vary across particular social contexts. We will examine the gender politics of war and revolution, and how imperialism, fascism and the transition from Socialism to market economies have affected the construction of masulinities and femininities, the meanings of citizenship, and the links between gender and nationalist politics. We will consider as well, the uses and meanings of sexual violence in national conflicts. The goals of the course are for students to learn to think criticially about the construction of gender difference, and its significance to and in regimes of power.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 002 Sex/Gender/Sexualities: Gender and the Body. Meets with Women's Studies 483.003.

Instructor(s): Karen Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/495/002.nsf

Are there more than two "genders"? What is the significance of the "Naked Mile" for studies of gender & the body? How are children's bodies "gendered," both by themselves and by others? What is the significance of games children play on schoolyards? Are children sexual beings? Why are so many women on diets? How are our notions about beauty constructed? Can you be a feminist if you are concerned about your appearance? How is masculinity constructed within the men's movement? How do men and women's experiences of their aging bodies differ? Is sexuality biologically determined or "socially constructed"? How does socialization affect sexuality and male/female relationships? What constitutes "sexual harassment"? What does "rape" mean? Is prostitution degrading to women or empowering? How do new reproductive technologies construct women's bodies in new ways?

We will explore these and/or similar questions this term in Soc. 495, Sex/Gender/Sexualities: Gender and the Body. Throughout the term, we will ask how gender is constructed, what the main causes and consequences are of gender inequality with regard to issues about the body, how issues of power come into play, and how various social identities such as social class race, sexuality, age, and others intersect with gender in "embodying" lived experiences. Course requirements include attendance & participation (25%), writing assignment choice of options including keeping an "intellectual journal" or completing sociological projects (25%), and two exams (25% each). (25%), and two exams (25% each). NOTE: if this class is full, please email the instructor to be placed on her waiting list.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 003 International Identities

Instructor(s): Dana Greene (dmgreene@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 004 Transforming America: Then and Now

Instructor(s): Silvia Pedraza (spedraza@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 005 Sociology of Contemporary China.

Instructor(s): Ching Kwan Lee (chinglee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In a mere half a century, China has experienced some of the most momentous social changes any modern society has ever seen. First came the communist revolution which gave rise to a revolutionary society, promising an alternative route to modernity, equality and justice. Then after three decades of state socialism, the regime initiated fundamental reforms capable of transforming the country into one of the world's most vibrant economies and a superpower in the international community. This course explores how a fifth of humanity lived through these transitions. We will examine major social institutions (like family, workplace, village, industry, government and market), social movements (like the 1989 Democracy Movement), and social relations (gender, class, ethnicity, state-society) they have created along the way. Applying sociological knowledge to the trial and tribulation, continuities and changes of Chinese social life, we will discuss how they inform our imagination about human diversity and possibility. In addition to lectures, documentary and audio-visual materials will be used to facilitate students' understanding of a society very different from the United States. Students are also encouraged to discuss current events and social issues related to China and our course.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 006 States and Non-Muslim Minorities in the Middle East

Instructor(s): Ayhan Aktar

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers a survey of the tension between Middle Eastern States and their Non-Muslim minorities in the modern period. Keeping in mind the process of dissolution of empires in the post-First World War period, the changing social position and personal status of Non-Muslim minorities during the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey would constitute a starting point of this course.

These transitions will be evaluated in comparative perspective from the point of the relations between authoritarian Middle Eastern states and its non-Muslim minorities, including discriminatory economic policies, expropriation, and forced migration. The treatment of minorities by the central political apparatus would provide clues as to the structural characteristics of the nationalist states.

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