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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Sociology


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


SOC 100. Principles of Sociology.

Introductory Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Marie Bluhm (sbluhm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in SOC 300. Seniors must elect SOC 300. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 195 or 300. 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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/soc/100/001.nsf

Sociology is the exciting and systematic study of individuals within the context of their society. This introductory course offers new perspectives by which to examine the world on a micro (individual or personal) sociological level, as well as on a macro (global) level. Students are introduced to the Sociological Imagination and its application to social interaction and issues of social inequality (class and stratification, gender and sex, race and ethnicity).

In the latter part of the course these principles are applied to two specific areas of examination. The first is the American family, which explores family structures, love, commitment, child and domestic abuse, maltreatment, neglect, and violence. The second is the American health system, including availability and affordability of health care, issues of mental health, alternative medical treatments, inequalities in the health care delivery system, and other concerns within the field of Medical Sociology.

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SOC 100. Principles of Sociology.

Introductory Courses

Section 012.

Instructor(s): John Lie (johnlie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in SOC 300. Seniors must elect SOC 300. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 195 or 300. 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.

An introduction to the sociological study of human groups.

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

Introductory Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marlena Studer

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 300 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 introduces students to the topics in Sociology that lie at the interface with Psychology. Four major themes within social psychology will be examined:

  1. the impact that one individual has on another individual;
  2. the impact that a group has on its individual members;
  3. the impact that individuals have on the group;
  4. the impact that one group has on another group.

The themes, concepts, theoretical approaches, and research methods within social psychology will be presented. Topics to be covered include socialization, the self, perception, cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, group behavior, altruism, aggression, and deviance.

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SOC 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 001 – Health & Population in South African Transition.

Instructor(s): Barbara A Anderson (barba@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.

This seminar examines and discusses major changes and challenges in population processes and health in societies in a process of substantial social, political, and economic transition, with a focus on South Africa. A special focus is the situation of for the poor and for members of different ethnic groups.

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SOC 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 002 – 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 003 – Democracy, Diversity & 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.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will examine issues of race, intergroup relations, and social group identity as we explore the possibilities for building community in a democratic society. It also will look at the intersection of gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and race in this context. Students also will explore issues of civic engagement and community-building in a democratic society, taking into account issues of power, conflict and competing social interests. Students are expected to be active participants in class discussion and will be encouraged to bring in personal experience and perspective to enrich the discussion of theoretical readings.

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SOC 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 004 – Class, Race, Gender, and Modernity.

Instructor(s): Jeffery M Paige (jpaige@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.

An introduction to the sociological study of inequality through an analysis of three of its fundamental dimensions – class, race and gender. The course will explore how each of the three dimensions of inequality is related to the development of modern capitalist society as described by Marx and Weber. The course will provide an introduction to basic concepts in class analysis, to contemporary issues in feminist theories of gender, and to recent work on the social construction of race. It will also trace both the similarities and differences among the three dimensions, their relationship to one another and to the underlying dynamics of capitalist modernity. Texts include; Richard Sennet and Jonathan Cobb; The Hidden Injuries of Class . Eric Olin Wright, Class Counts; R.W. Connel, Gender and Power; Oyeronke, Oyewumi, The Invention of Women; David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness; Ron Takaki, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth Century America; as well as selected readings from Marx and Weber.

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SOC 110 / SI 110. Introduction to Information Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert L Frost

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~rfrost/courses/SI110/SI110Syl.htm

The vaunted Information Revolution is more than Web surfing, Net games, and dotcoms. Indeed, it is the foundation for an economic and social transformation on a scale comparable to the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century. As a culture we have learned from earlier such transformations and it is important to recognize those lessons and chart a path toward intellectual and practical mastery of the emerging world of information. At the School of Information, we take pride in our tradition, inherited from librarianship, of "user-centeredness" and public access. For this reason, not only will you, the user of this course, be given unusual attention, but intellectually, we will approach information technology from the perspective of end-users and their concerns. A follow-on course, SI111, will address the issue from the producers' side.

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

Texts:

  • William H. Dutton, ed. (1999). Society on the Line
  • Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain (1999). Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Digital Age

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SOC 122 / PSYCH 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001 – Questions regarding this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Mich. Union.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration in psychology or sociology. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2).

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

See Psychology 122.001.

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SOC 122 / PSYCH 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 010 – Questions regarding this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Mich. Union.

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration in psychology or sociology. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2).

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

See Psychology 122.001.

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SOC 202. Contemporary Social Issues I.

Introductory Courses

Section 001 – Inequality: Class, Race, Gender. (4 credits).

Instructor(s): Solange D Simoes

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). (Introductory course). Credit is granted for a combined total of eight credits elected through SOC 202, 203, and 401, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (2-4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course we will be looking into social cleavages engendering inequality such as class, race and gender relations. The focus will be on both ongoing objective/structural societal change and in the subjective perceptions of it. The objective is to understand interrelated changes in social structure and in subjective identity that might help explain social change. These issues will be looked at from an international comparative, cross-cultural approach, and will be illustrated with data from countries in the all continents undergoing various processes of economic and political change.

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SOC 210. Elementary Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Xiaogang Wu

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 STATS 100, 350, 265, 311, 350, 405, or 412, or ECON 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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SOC 222 / RCSSCI 222. Strategies in Social Interaction: An Introduction to Game Theory.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/rcssci/222/001.nsf

See RC Social Science 222.001.

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SOC 231. Investigating Social and Demographic Change in America.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William H Frey (billf@umich.edu)

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

R&E 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

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SOC 303 / CAAS 303. Race and Ethnic Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Marie Bluhm (sbluhm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/soc/303/001.nsf

This course covers a segment of the history of racial and ethnic relations in the Western world from a variety of social science perspectives. Its goal is to look at racial and ethnic relations in a variety of historical settings and to examine the multiple ways in which these relations can be understood. Because of the time limitations and the need to provide a focus, topics will generally be limited to the United States, although some outside material will also be considered),. There is a large amount of reading involved which expects a rudimentary understanding of major social science perspectives (e.g., Marxism, Liberal Feminism, functionalism, etc. ) and an elementary knowledge of social statistics.

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SOC 305. Introduction to Sociological Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marlena Michelle Studer (peggs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One sociology course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 405. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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SOC 310. Introduction to Research Methods.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Solange D Simoes

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 315(415). Economic Sociology.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mizruchi/econ02.pdf

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 320 / PSYCH 310. Training in Processes of Intergroup Dialogues.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (admission by application). Intended for juniors and seniors. (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/psych/310/001.nsf

See Psychology 310.

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SOC 321 / PSYCH 311. Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues.

Questions regarding anything to do with this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Michigan Union.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: SOC 320 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). A combined total of eight credits of SOC 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 325. Sociology of Service Learning.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark Chesler (mchesler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to give students a formal sociological foundation in the dynamics of students in small groups and in community service learning. It will prepare students to effectively facilitate learning in community learning courses (Soc 389). This course is only for students who plan to facilitate Soc 389. Registering for this course is by permission only. Please contact the Project Community Office, 1024 Hill Street, 763-3548, for permission to register.

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SOC 344. Marriage and the Family: A Sociological Perspective.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Marie Bluhm (sbluhm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in Sociology. (4). (SS).

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/soc/344/001.nsf

Sociology 344 will provide a sociological examination of marriage and family life. The course will consider the meaning of marriage and family life and the ways that these social institutions are embedded within the larger social system. Of particular importance are the ways in which marriage and family systems intersect with, define, and are defined by the social and economic structures of society. The course will study various dimensions of marriage and family patterns, including structures, processes, relationships, and changes. The course will examine the ways in which family structures and relationships are influenced by social, economic, and personal forces and how family structures and processes, in turn, influence personal and social life. Several main aspects of marriage and family life will be investigated: kin relationships and household structure; division of labor and authority; courtship and mate selection; union formation and dissolution; and childbearing. Both historical and comparative perspectives on these marriage and family issues will be considered. A text book is typically required. Grading is based on a combination of exams and essays.

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SOC 368(468). Criminology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey D Morenoff (morenoff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One sociology introduction. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/soc/368/001.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 389. Practicum in Sociology.

SOC 389, Project Community, is a service-learning course. Prior to registering, all students must first view the website at: www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity for site time information.

Instructor(s): Mark Chesler (mchesler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Up to four credits of SOC 389 may be included in a concentration plan in sociology. A combined total of eight credits of SOC 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/

All students must view the web site: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course_PC.html PRIOR to registering for a Soc 389 Project Community section. Questions and overrides must be directed to the Project Community Office, 1024 Hill Street, 647-8771, Sean de Four, seafour@umich.edu.

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. For details, please see the specific section description on website.

Transportation to off-campus service sites is coordinated through the Project Community office.

If a particular section is full, please e–mail Sean de Four(seafour@umich.edu) to be added to the waitlist.

EDUCATION

Section 100 - THURSTON ELEMENTARY ENRICHMENT. (3 credits).
Section 101 - ANN ARBOR: PITTSFIELD ELEMENTARY. (3 credits).
Section 102 - AMERICA READS: ISSUES IN LITERACY. - 2 CREDITS.
Section 103 - DETROIT: LATINO FAMILY SERVICES: TEEN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM. (4 credits).
Section 104 - DETROIT: HARDING ELEMENTARY. (4 credits).
Section 105 - DETROIT: VETAL SCHOOL. (4 credits).
Section 106 - DETROIT: EZC: AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. (4 credits).
Section 107 - SCARLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTORS. (3 credits).
Section 108 - KCP: COMMUNITY OUTREACH. (3 credits).
Section 109 - HOPE MEDICAL PROGRAM TUTORS. (3 credits).
Section 110 - FEMINIST MENTORS. (3 credits).
Section 504 - GLOBAL OUTREACH: EDUCATING KIDS ABOUT THE WORLD. (3 credits).

HEALTH

Section 200 - UM HOSPITAL: MOTT/WOMEN'S. (3 credits).
Section 201 - UM HOSPITAL: ADULT SERVICES. (3 credits).
Section 202 - RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. (3 credits).
Section 203- UHS ALCOHOL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TARGETING KOREAN STUDENTS. (3 credits).
Section 204 - HIV/AIDS EDUCATION. (3 credits).
Section 206 - FULL CIRCLE. (3 credits).

HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS

Section 300 - SOS: AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. (3 credits).
Section 301 - SAFE HOUSE: WOMEN. (4 credits).
Section 302 - SAFE HOUSE: CHILDREN. (4 credits).
Section 303 - OZONE HOUSE. (4 credits).
Section 304 - SOS: PARENTS AS TEACHERS PROGRAM. (3 credits).
Section 500 - HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM. (3 credits).
Section 501 - ANN ARBOR TENANTS UNION. (3 credits).

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Section 400 - DETENTION CENTER WRITING TUTORS. (3 credits).
Section 401 - DETENTION CENTER: RECREATION. (3 credits).
Section 403 - JAIL: CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR. (3 credits).
Section 404 - W. WAYNE CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR. (4 credits).
Section 405 - ADRIAN PRISON CREATIVE WRITING. (4 credits).
Section 406 - ADRIAN/WESTERN WAYNE PRISON DEBATE. (3 credits).
Section 408 - JAIL: DIALOGUE ON MULTICULTURALISM. (3 credits).

MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Section 600 - MCSP: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUTORING: NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY. (3 credits).
Section 601 - MCSP: MENTORING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: SCARLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL. (3 credits).
Section 602 - MCSP: MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB. (3 credits).

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SOC 392 / REES 395 / SLAVIC 395 / HISTORY 332 / POLSCI 395. Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William G Rosenberg (wgr@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.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of concentration advisor and supervising staff member. (1-4). (Excl). A combined total of eight credits of SOC 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.

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

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SOC 398. Senior Honors in Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barbara A Anderson (jpadams@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.

This is a second course of a three–course sequence (Sociology 397, 398, 399) designed to guide the students through the completion of their Honors thesis. The focus of this seminar will be on collection and analysis of data for the thesis. Time will be spent every week sharing research experiences and problems, and doing problem-solving.

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SOC 420. Complex Organizations.

Section 001 – Meets with ORGSTUDY 495.001

Instructor(s): Jason Owen-Smith (jdos@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/soc/420/001.nsf

See Organizational Studies 495.001.

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SOC 424. Senior Seminar: Social Stratification.

Section 001 – Social Factors and Inequalities in Health.

Instructor(s): James S House (jimhouse@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will consider the role of social, psychological, and behavior factors, in conjunction with biomedical factors, in affecting the health of individuals and populations, and also in helping to understand and potentially alleviate social inequalities in health, especially by socioeconomic and racial-ethnic status. The first half or so of the course will focus on reading and discussion of these issues, and the latter part on the development, presentation, and writing up of student research papers. The requirements will be participating in, and occasionally helping to lead, class discussion, short written assignments (e.g., reviews/commentaries on assigned readings and perhaps summaries of optional readings), and the development of a research proposal and final research paper, with class presentation and discussion of both.

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SOC 426 / POLSCI 339 / ASIAN 428 / PHIL 428. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kenneth Lieberthal (kliebert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/polsci/339/001.nsf

See Political Science 339.001.

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SOC 428. Contemporary China.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: SOC 100, 195, or 300. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course gives a survey of post–1949 Chinese society, focusing on the social change since 1978. The course is structured not as a historical chronology, but rather as a thematic discussion of some major issues in socialist China. We will explore the basic institutional make-up of Chinese society, the structural changes brought forth in the reform era, and how these institutions configure social life in China.

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SOC 434 / CAAS 434. Social Organization of Black Communities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alford A Young Jr (ayoun@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 434.001.

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SOC 447 / WOMENSTD 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marlena Studer

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course we will examine how gender is embedded in social life; from the private realm of the family to public institutions such as education, government, and the economy. Although the course will be biased toward U.S. concerns, students will be challenged to recognize the complex interaction of gender with race, class, and cultural context. The class project will involve an examination of the causes and consequences of gendered patterns in bargaining power.

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SOC 450. Political Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Monica Prasad (prasadmo@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A consideration of Marxian, Weberian, neo–Machiavellian, and functionalist concepts as employed in the analysis of political processes in Western Europe, the United States, and the developing nations. Studies are examined of elites, ideology, and the social bases of political, military, community, and national power.

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SOC 463 / COMM 485. Mass Communication and Public Opinion.

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Nicholas A Valentino (nvalenti@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: COMM 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Communication Studies 485.001.

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SOC 472 / PSYCH 381. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sam Sommers (ssommers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350 and PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/psych/381/001.nsf

See Psychology 381.001.

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SOC 472 / PSYCH 381. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Wendy Treynor (wtreynor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350 and PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/psych/381/002.nsf

See Psychology 381.002.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 001 – Detroit:Its History & Future. (1 CREDIT). Course meets 9/24/02 - 10/03/02 with a field trip Sat, 9/28/02. (Drop/Add deadline=September 27).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~socdept/courses/soc495/

*A One-Credit Mini Course to be Taught Three Times in the Fall Semester of 2001 (Sociology 495, sections 001, 002, 003)

Detroit was the world's most important metropolis during the Twentieth Century. The world's most popular means of transportation was developed there – a means of mobility that produced social change and revolutionized economies on all populated continents. The system of modern industrial production was perfected in Detroit and then spread around the world, giving us low-priced, high quality consumer goods. The modern American blue-collar middle class developed first in Detroit thanks to the emergence of effective unions. More so than in other US cities, the wealth of Detroit's families in the 1920s led to a magnificent array of breath-taking buildings, homes and monuments. The Allies defeated the German and Japanese dictators in World War II because of the engineers and production line workers in Detroit – the world's true Arsenal of Democracy. Yet, more so than any other U.S. city, economic conflict was vividly played out in Detroit. Equally devastating has been racial conflict. Detroit is the only U.S. city in which the federal military has been called to the streets four times to stop whites and blacks from killing each other. Detroit, once the symbol of U.S. industrial prowess became, following World War II, the symbol of racial, economic and geographic polarization.

This mini course will examine social, economic and racial trends in metropolitan Detroit, looking both at their history and implications for the future. The course will consist of four classroom meetings and an all-day bus tour of metropolitan Detroit on a Saturday.

The first section – class code # 18793 in the UM Time schedule, will meet on Tuesday afternoon, October 2 and Thursday afternoon, October 4 at 4 PM in a classroom to be designated later. Saturday October 6 will be spent touring metropolitan Detroit. Then this course will meet on the following Tuesday – October 9 and Thursday – October 11 – afternoons.

The second section – class code # 18794 – will meet on Tuesday, October 30, Thursday, November 1; Saturday, November 3, Tuesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 8.

The third section – class code #18795 – will meet on Tuesday, November 13, Thursday, November 15, Saturday, November 17, Tuesday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 27.

I strongly encourage the enrollment of both undergraduate and graduate students but a person may enroll in only one section.

Classroom sessions will be devoted to a presentation and discussion of materials about Detroit linked to the readings. A portion of the final class will be devoted to a quiz about materials covered in the course. Assigned readings include the following:

  • Devil's Night and Other True Tales of Detroit by Ze've Chafets (New York:Random House, 1990). Copies may be borrowed from the instructor but must be returned to him. This book should be read before the first meeting of the course.
  • Detroit Divided by Reynolds Farley, Sheldon Danziger and Harry Holzer. (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000)
  • The Origins of the Urban Crisis, Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, (Princeton,: Princeton University Press, 1996). Available in paperback for about $15.16.
  • One section of Someone Else's House: American's Unfinished Struggle for Integration by Tamar Jacoby, (New York: The Free Press, 1998). Available in paperback for about $ 14.40.

Requirements for this one-credit course include attending the four classroom sessions, the Saturday tour of metropolitan Detroit, the assigned readings and satisfactory completion of the quiz.

For additional information or for a copy of the tentative syllabus, please send a message to the instructor: renf@umich.edu.

This will be an interesting and valuable course with a special appeal to those who are interested in metropolitan planning, in the history of cities or in those social, economic and racial trends that have shaped metropolitan America.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 002 – Detroit: Its History & Future. (1 CREDIT). Course meets 10/15/02 - 10/24/02 with a field trip Sat, 10/19/02. (Drop/Add deadline=October 18).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~socdept/courses/soc495/

See Sociology 495.001.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 003 – Detroit: Its History & Future. (1 CREDIT). Course meets 11/5/02 - 11/14/02 with a field trip Sat, 11/09/02. (Drop/Add deadline=November 8).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~socdept/courses/soc495/

See Sociology 495.001.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 004 – Ethnography of Inequality. (3 credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the lived experiences of power and inequality through close reading of ethnographies. We will read carefully 5-6 books (and a few articles) that illuminate how gender, class and ethnic /racial inequalities emerge and operate in social life. Emphasis is on both the constitution of experiences and their historical and social structural contexts. There will also be discussions on the logic and practice of the ethnographic method. Requirements: a short (5-page) review of each book, and classroom presentations.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 005 – Politics & Society in Western Europe. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Monica Prasad (prasadmo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a survey introduction to politics and society in Western Europe, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany. Topics include the rise of fascism; the post-war "economic miracle" and social reconstruction; class politics and the new social movements of the 60s organized around race, gender, and environmental issues; creation of the European Union; and recent immigration and anti-globalization trends.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 006 – Gender & Globalization. (3 credits). Meets with Women's Studies 345.001

Instructor(s): Jayati Lal (jlal@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/345/001.nsf

The object of this course is a critical and feminist examination of globalization as an ongoing and historical process, as discourse, and as representation. Globalization refers to the intertwined global flows of people, knowledge (traveling theories and theorists), products, and culture. It thus covers a broad compass of social, economic, political, cultural and intellectual movements and is best examined from an interdisciplinary and self-consciously historical frame. Ranging in historical scope from colonialism through the 1990s, and encompassing a geographic spread that includes South and North America, Northern Africa, as well as South and Southeast Asia, this course will focus on the movement, control, and representation/s of women's bodies, and the gender politics of globalization in multiple social arenas, including: domestic workers and home-based work; sweatshop and factory employment on the global assembly line; global consumer culture and beauty pageants; reproductive technologies and birth control policies; sex work and tourism; international "free" trade and structural adjustment macro-economic policies.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 007 – Race & Racialization. (3 credits). Meets with American Culture 401.001

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

R&E

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 401.001.

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