Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Sociology (Division 482)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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Soc. 100. Principles of Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Howard Kimeldorf (hkimel@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).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended to familiarize students with the sociological perspective. The first unit introduces the contending schools of sociological thought that have evolved to explain the sources of inequality, power, and social change in modern societies. In the second and third units of the course, these clashing perspectives are employed to understand many of the basic processes and institutional features of the United States, including the general character of social stratification, the persistence of poverty, the nature of race relations, the impact of schooling on equality, the extent and type of political democracy, and the distribution of economic resources. While focusing on the contemporary United States, comparative and historical perspectives are also utilized. Grades are based largely on three in-class exams.

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Soc. 100. Principles of Sociology.

Section 020 Sociology and Everyday Life.

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).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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%).

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Carr (carrds@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).

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

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F99/SC101/

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

Section 001 Understanding Social Inequalities.

Instructor(s): Ian Robinson (eian@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). 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.

This course introduces students to sociology by examining some the most important questions that sociologists have asked about social inequalities. We focus on inequalities of income and wealth, access to quality education, exposure to environmental hazards, and political power, as these are affected by class, race, and gender. We examine competing accounts of the causes and character of these inequalities, and some of the ways that sociologists try to assess the relative merits of competing theories. For the most part, we explore these relationships in the contemporary United States. However, we employ historical and comparative analysis from time to time to better understand how these relationships came to be as they are today in the U.S., and how the U.S. case differs from that of comparable countries.

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

Section 020 Introduction to Sociology through the Study of Education.

Instructor(s): Kimberly Goyette (kgoyette@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). 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: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F99/SC102KG/

This course introduces students to basic principles in sociology through the study of the social institution of education. The primary focus of the course is on the ways that educational systems both maintain and challenge social inequality. Students will discuss the ways that education differentially allocates resources based on race, class, and gender. Students will also examine the role of education as a socializing institution. Some of the questions addressed throughout the course are: What consequences does schooling have on life chances? How much do race, class, and gender affect schooling experiences? How do schools influence ideas about individuals' roles in society? Coursework includes three exams, one project, five short reaction papers, and participation in discussion section.

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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).

R&E First-Year Seminar,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore the possibilities for building community, giving particular attention to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and class while acknowledging and addressing existing conflicts. How do we build community in our schools, neighborhoods, and cities comprised of people with perspectives, viewpoints, backgrounds that differ from our own? To what extent do this country's democratic principles continue to bind our society in the face of growing racial and class divisions? This seminar will explore a wide range of questions on inter group and community building, 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 and considerable writing will be required.

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Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 002 Population and Health in Societies in Transition.

Instructor(s): Barbara Anderson (barba@umich.edu), John Romani (jhromani@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).

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 China, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and South Africa. A special focus is the situation of for the poor and for members of different ethnic groups.

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Soc. 122/Psych. 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@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 in psychology or sociology. 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. 195. Principles in Sociology (Honors).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeff Paige (jpaige@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to first- and second-year students admitted to the Honors Program, or other first- and second-year students with a grade point average of at least 3.2. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take Soc. 400. Credit is not granted for both Sociology 195 and Sociology 100 or 400. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS).

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Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Harris (drharris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course prior to their last term. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 100, 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://www.psc.lsa.umich.edu/~drharris/soc210.html

This course introduces students to three important aspects of statistics: (1) data collection-including opinion polls, surveys, experiments, and sampling; (2) data description-graphical and numerical procedures for summarizing data; and (3) data analysis-using data to make decisions, predictions, and draw inferences. Problem sets allow hands-on experience in working with data, and provide opportunities to apply and interpret statistical procedures and results. Computers will be used for some assignments. Students are not assumed to have any prior experience with computers or any mathematical training beyond basic algebra. Grading is based on problem sets and three exams. Attendance at all lectures and discussion sections is essential.

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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.

American society has had a long affair with sport. The number of sport participants has increased tremendously over the last decade, as has the proliferation of sports facilities and organizations. Larger proportions of our population than ever before are now directly and indirectly participating in sports activities. Spectator participation in the traditional sports events such as baseball, football, and basketball has also increased the hours of exposure to these events on television where twenty-four hours of sports broadcasting is now easily available on cable sports channels. Not only is there increased media exposure to the traditional sports events, but now tennis, golf, and gymnastics also enjoy national as well as international prominence.

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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. 303/CAAS 303. Race and Ethnic Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michelle Harris-Reid (hreid@umich.edu)

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the social history (past and present) of racial minorities in the United States. We will begin by defining the principal concepts that sociologists use in their analysis of race relations. Central to this discussion will be the understanding of "racism" NOT as "prejudice," "ignorance," an "attitude," or a "set of beliefs". but rather as a comprehensive historical system that changes over time. After this theoretical discussion, we will survey the historical experiences of five racial minorities, namely, African Americans, Chicanos/Mexican Americans, American Indians, Puerto Ricans, and Asian Americans. The course will conclude with a discussion of possible solutions to the racial dilemmas faced by the U.S.

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Soc. 310. Introduction to Research Methods.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yu Xie (yuxie@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 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: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~yuxie/soc310/

This course teaches the main basic research methods used by social scientists: observation, survey, experimentation, and statistics. It demonstrates the logic (as well as the "illogic") of reasoning in social science. You will learn how to use the computer for statistical analysis and word processing. Evaluation is based on four quizzes (40%) and four research projects (60%). You should be prepared to take computer labs. Prior knowledge of computers and popular software's (such as Microsoft Word and Excel) is helpful but not required. The research projects will be based on real data that have already been collected.

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

Section 001.

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://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index14.html

See Psychology 310.001.

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

Section 001 Course Requires Mandatory Retreat on Friday & Saturday Sept 10 & 11, 9 am 5 pm.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@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 311.001.

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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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/soc/330/001.nsf

This course focuses on current international and domestic social concerns, such as increasing costs of health care, changes in the family, AIDS, economic development, hunger, etc. associated with population processes (e.g., fertility, mortality, migration) and population structures (e.g., age, sex). Examples of topics we may cover include the following: (1) how changes in population size and composition affect access to resources, such as health care and food; (2) the ways in which patterns of migration challenge existing political organizations; and (3) the relationship between individuals' ability to control fertility and changes in marriage and the family. For each topic, the course covers what is known about its causes and consequences and policies designed in response to the phenomenon. The course devotes special attention to population data from a variety of countries, so the ability to interpret quantitative material will be assumed. Grades will be based on in-class exams, short written assignments, and group projects.

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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).

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

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

Sociology 389 is know 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. Over 40 sections offer settings that include working in school classrooms with "at-risk" children and youth in a variety of tutoring, chemical dependency, mentoring situations; in the adult and juvenile criminal justice system; with adult literacy; with the homeless; and with elderly, the mentally ill, the disabled, and in hospitals. For descriptions of Project Community sections, go to:http://www.umich.edu/~ocsl/

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 010 Elementary Classrooms Ann Arbor. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course10_PC.html

Students work with individual students or groups under the direction of the classroom teacher or reading program coordinator. Typical tasks include assisting with reading, helping with learning centers, special projects, or computer work or working one on one with children having difficulty. ESL classroom work is an option.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 011 After-School Enrichment (Bryant Elementary). 2 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course11_PC.html

This after-school program works with approximately thirty-five (35) neighborhood children in kindergarten through 5th grade who attend Bryant Elementary School, generally children of low or low-middle income families local to the school. Project Community works with the school district's Rec and Ed program to offer "open gym" and structured activities. Students will be working to provide group games, a simple educational and/or craft activity each time, and perhaps a project that helps build group-work skills. Time may also be devoted to homework. Prior experience is not necessary.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 012 Middle School Tutors. 2 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course12_PC.html

For descriptions of Project Community sections, go to:http://www.umich.edu/~ocsl/fall99.html

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 013 Latino/a Youth Tutors. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course13_PC.html

Since 1992, Project Community has been working with ALIANZA, the Latino/a Student Alliance, on a tutoring/mentoring service project in connection designed to reach Latino/a high school students. As of 1994, students in this project have been working in Detroit's Latino community. Spanish fluency is not required for this section, but is very helpful. As of now, students will be working at Cesar Chavez Middle School; there may be an option to work with LASED at a later time.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 015 Ann Arbor High School Tutors. 2 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course15_PC.html

Students will be assisting 9th-12th graders 2-3 times per week, depending on your schedule and the site, at one of the following: a large comprehensive high school, a 400 -student non-traditional "open" school or two smaller programs/schools aimed at students at risk for dropping out or non-success in the more traditional system. Two schools do not require cars.

Tutors may be placed at one of the following high schools:

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 016 Urban Classrooms Detroit.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course16_PC.html

Students will assist in classrooms with groups and one-on-one in Vetal Elementary in Northwest Detroit, under the direction of the teachers. Vetal is K-8 and the children are predominantly African-American.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 017 SMART Saturday Academy. 2 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course17_PC.html

Students in this section will participate in the SMART Program, the goal of which is to close the "achievement difference" between African-American students and others. Participation involves every other Saturday as well as after-school academic "coaching" and mentoring, goal-setting, esteem-building, enrichment, and career exploration activities. About 75 students from Scarlett Middle School (and some 9th graders) participate in the Academy. Mentors will work with small groups in Saturday activities and one-on-one during the week.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 018 Advocacy in Education. 2 or 4 credits. In order to enroll in this section, students must have previously taken at least one (1) semester of Project Community (Sociology 389).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course18_PC.html

Students in this section will have the option of working either at the Student Advocacy Center (for 2 credits) or the Graduate Employees Organization (for 4 credits).

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 019 Children with Disabilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course19_PC.html

Students will work with children who have mild to severe and multiple disabilities in a school setting. Students will work directly with teachers to educate the children using traditional as well as alternative teaching methods, including music and art therapy. Students may also have the opportunity to swim with the children as part of their hydrotherapy

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 021 Feminist Mentors. 3 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course21_PC.html

Raising Strong and Confident Daughters is a grass roots organization dedicated to helping young girls develop a strong sense of self-esteem in a society where girls are at risk for sexual harrasment and abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, depression and suicide. This organization will train UM undergraduate women as mentors to middle school girls in an after school discussion format. In addition, the program will take issues identified by these young people and turn them into theatrical performances.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 022 UM Hospital (Mott/Women's). 3 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course22_PC.html

Students in this section will spend time at Mott Children's Hospital and the Women's Hospital, both part of the University Hospitals Complex. Children with whom students work 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 recreational/O.T. activities rooms, physical therapy, adolescent hematology or do bedside visiting and comfort. No medical experience is necessary: ease and warmth with children and an ability to initiate interaction or provide comfort are appreciated. In addition, students should be prepared to observe and think critically about the experiences of women and children within this health care system.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 023 UM Hospitals (Adult Services). 3 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course23_PC.html

Students in this section will work in Adult Services at U.M. Hospital. Medical experience 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, responding to floor staff or patient needs. In special units such as the Emergency area, Rehab, Burn, and others, volunteer tasks vary according to need. Students will be placed as much as possible in areas relevant to women's health.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 024 SAFE House (Women). 4 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course24_PC.html

SAFE-House is a shelter for battered women and their children operated by the Domestic Violence Project. Volunteers in this section have the opportunity to work with the women of the shelter, or to be on call. Students working with women may staff the 24 hour crisis line, provide transportation, attention, and support; provide on-call services or serve as overnight shelter staff. Experience with domestic violence issues is not necessary. Interested students must arrange an interview (973-0242 or 995-5444).

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 025 SAFE House (Children). 4 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course25_PC.html

Students working with the children at SAFE-House (see description for section 024) will plan and engage in recreational and educational activities. Again, interested students must arrange an interview (973-0242 or 995-5444). The interview and 40 hours of training must be completed during consecutive weekends in the beginning of the semester.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 026 HIV/AIDS. 3 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~ocsl/fall99.html

For descriptions of Project Community sections, go to:http://www.umich.edu/~ocsl/fall99.html

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 027 Social Change with Special Populations. 4 credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course27_PC.html

In order to enroll in this section, students must have previously completed at least one (1) section of Project Community (Sociology 389).

Students will have the option of working with one of three organizations: Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), Washtenaw Welfare Rights Organzation (WWRO), or University Health Services (UHS).

This seminar will be especially appropriate for students who have taken: HIV/AIDS, Aging, and People with Disabilities.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 028 Advocacy for Economic Justice. (4 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course28_PC.html

Students will work with the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED).

CEED is a nonprofit 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, students helped publish a Black business directory. In Fall 1998 and Winter 1999, 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 students may arrange according to their availability.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 030 Wayne Youth Mentors. 4 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course30_PC.html

This is an interactive program that works with children between the ages of 6 and 12 who have been referred by the juvenile justice system. Students work to establish relationships with individual children along the lines of a positive role model; the mentor will work with his or her mentees on goals that are established at the beginning of the semester. Most of the children have behavior problems, learning disabilities, or personal problems that mentors may be able to help their mentees make progress in coping with.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 031 Detention Center Writing Tutors. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course31_PC.html

In this section students will work as a team to lead weekly creative writing workshops. The Detention Center is a temporary facility for juvenile boys and girls who are awaiting placement or release. Students will work with the English teacher to develop communication skills through creative writing or one-to-one/small group tutoring.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 032 Detention Center (Recreation). 3 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course32_PC.html

The Detention Center is a temporary facility for boys and girls who are awaiting placement or release. At the Detention center students will provide structured leisure time in both educational and recreational activities and may incorporate theater activities, as well as music, dance, and/or art. Students in this section provide positive models and interactions for these youth, much like a Big Brother or Big Sister. In the past we have held debates, health and nutrition seminars, and seminars on skills for job seeking.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 033 Adrian/Western Wayne Prison (Creative Writing). 4 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course33_PC.html

Students in this section participate in a "debate club" at either of Adrian or Western Wayne Prisons. Western Wayne 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. Students will organize a weekly debate about a current topic, the goal of which is to strengthen communication and educational skills of both students and inmates. No previous debate experience is necessary.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 034 Adrian/Western Wayne Prison (Debate). 3 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course34_PC.html

Students in this section will work in teams to lead creative writing workshops at either of Western Wayne or Adrian Prisons on a weekly basis. At the prison students will help inmates enhance their writing skills and communicate their ideas.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 035 County Jail (Women's Writing and Debate). 3 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course35_PC.html

Students, working as a team, will act as leaders of creative writing and debate workshops at the Washtenaw County Jail on a weekly basis. For this section, students will be working with female prisoners who are awaiting trail, sentencing, or transfer to prison. The inmates at this facility have varying levels of ability that students will need to be able to work with.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 036 Wayne Youth Mentors. 4 Credits.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 037 American Reads. (3 credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~mserve/ProjectCommunity/HTML/course37_PC.html

articipants in this section will have the opportunity to develop the reading and writing skills of lower elemetary students (K-3) through one-on-one after-school tutoring sessions at two Detroit schools, Boynton and Twain. To register for this section, you must be a work-study student. Through work-study, participants will be paid $9.50/hour for attending America Reads training, creating lesson plans, and attending biweekly meetings. Participants also earn academci credit for attending all class meetings, completing assigned coursework, and tutoring. As with many other off-campus sites, transportation is provided. For more information, please contact Albert Wat (alwat@umich.edu)

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Soc. 389. Practicum in Sociology.

Section 038.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (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 ($22) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($22) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~ocsl/fall99.html

For descriptions of Project Community sections, go to:http://www.umich.edu/~ocsl/fall99.html

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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.

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 in the same or different terms.

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): Pamela Smock (pjsmock@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. 400. Sociological Principles and Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sanjiv Gupta (sangupta@umich.edu)

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).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sangupta/

In this course we will examine the structure of present-day American society. Using sociological theories, we will analyze some key aspects of this structure, such as race, class, gender, and bureaucratic organization. In addition to studying the theories themselves, we will discuss the practice of sociology as a discipline. We will ask such basic questions as: How do sociologists justify their explanations of social structure? Can we decide which explanations work best, and if so, how? The syllabus will emphasize primary texts, both theoretical and empirical. Students will be evaluated on the basis of exams and a paper.

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Soc. 405. Theory in Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dana Greene

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

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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. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mizruchi/econ99.pdf

Economic sociology is concerned with the social bases of economic behavior. It is one of the newest but most vibrant areas of sociology. Some of the most interesting work in the social sciences is being done by sociologists and economists at the intersection of the two fields. But the field is still in formation and is therefore not as well developed as some other areas of sociology. One goal of this course is to work toward developing a systematic conception of the field.

We shall begin the course 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 shall then discuss the rise of the large corporation, focusing on both economic and sociological accounts. Following this unit, we shall 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.

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Soc. 426/Poli. Sci. 428/Asian Studies 428/Phil. 428. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics & Development in China.

Instructor(s): Joffe

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 428.001.

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Soc. 442. Occupations and Professions.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Allison

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

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Soc. 444. The American Family.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julia Adams (jpadams@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F99/SC444/

"American Families" offers a sociological overview of U.S. family patterns, discourses, and controversies. What is a family? How do family arrangements and beliefs about what families should be relate to broader social trends? How should we understand historically changing family patterns? Why are family issues so potentially explosive? These are just some of the questions that Sociology 444 tackles. "American Families" is primarily a lecture course, with some films and smaller group discussion. Students will be evaluated by means of two exams and two papers. Class attendance is required and participation strongly encouraged.

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Soc. 447/WS 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Why are so many women on diets? How do men and women decide who does the housework? Why do McDonald's workers think that running the counter is a woman's job, but working the stove is a man's? When is rape a crime? What is the significance of children's "cooties" games? How do fraternities construct masculinity? In this course we will explore these and/or similar questions with a focus on gender and gender inequality. We will ask: how is gender constructed? What are the main causes and consequences of gender inequality? What are men's and women's experiences of gender? How do race, class, and sexuality interact with gender?

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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.

Law and social psychology intersect around issues of norms and justice, and this will be a focus of this course. We shall examine the concepts of norms, responsibility, and justice in both a social psychological and legal context and will look at how findings from social psychology, which is a science, bear on issues that arise in the law, a normative system of social control. We will look at legal processes in general and will consider the roles of different actors in legal systems: civil parties; criminal victims; lawyers; judges; and juries. Focus will be given to the central process of legal systems: the trial; jury selection; eyewitness testimony; the presentation of evidence; jury deliberations; and so on.

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Soc. 458. Sociology of Education.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carol Kinney (ckinney@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the role of schooling in reproducing and reinforcing prevailing social, political, and economic relationships. We will focus on how the dominant school culture can marginalize students from different backgrounds and experiences. During the first half of the course we will explore the history of schooling, the interaction of schooling and social stratification, the social organization of schools and classrooms, and the uses of both formal and hidden curriculums. During the second half of the course we will look at contemporary policy issues related to schools and debate the potential of these policies to create social change through schooling. Throughout the course we will view and discuss several relevant films. Students will have a role in the presentation and discussion of assigned readings and will be asked to examine their own educational experiences in order to relate personal experience to the impact of schooling on society.

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

Section 001.

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Communication Studies 485.001.

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Soc. 468. Criminology.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F99/SC468/

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 historical trends in violent crime; America's comparatively high crime rate; family and cultural influences on crime; crime and policing in local communities; the contours of criminal careers; and urban poverty, racial segregation, and gender as they relate to crime in America.

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

Section 001.

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/381/

See Psychology 381.001.

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

Section 002.

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/381/

See Psychology 381.002.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore social aspects of health, aging, and the health care system in American society. We will examine such issues as the social causation of disease, the medicalization of certain conditions such as fatness, relationships between doctors and patients, the health professions, health care among women and the poor, the contemporary and contested meaning of "death," and/or social issues regarding genetic testing, reproductive technologies, care of premature infants, etc. Course requirements will include exams, projects and/or papers, and attendance/participation.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 001 Social Foundations of Identity.

Instructor(s): Dana Greene

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

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