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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Courses in Sociology (Division 482)


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Spring Half-Term, 2000 (May 2 June 23, 2000)
Spring/Summer Term, 2000 (May 2 August 18, 2000)
Summer Half-Term, 2000 (June 28 August 18, 2000)


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Spring Half-Term Courses

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

Section 101 Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death: An Introduction to Law and Freedom in American Life

Instructor(s): R Adwere-Boamah (ryab@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. (3). (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.

"The life of the Law is not logic but experience." With this declaration, O.W. Holmes brilliantly foreshadowed the organizing thesis of the still emerging discipline of law and social science. This discipline fundamentally grapples with, and attempts to explicate the dynamic interchange between law and social organization. This class will particularly explore how law adjudicates disputes, the social origins and practice of 'rights', and the relationship between legal rights and the exercise of freedom. This class will feature intensive discussions drawing from the weekly readings, occasional guest lectures, and engaging writing exercises.

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Soc. 202. Contemporary Social Issues I.

Section 101 Socioeconomic Inequality in the United States

Instructor(s): Sylvia Orduno (smorduno@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). 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: (2-4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class will examine historical periods and theories that help provide greater understandings of socioeconomic inequality in the U.S. including stratification, power, and the social construction of race, class, and gender. Included in this work will be discussions of the theoretical frameworks that help us understand particular contemporary events and social movements in the twentieth century, especially those that have given rise to or attempted to respond to increased inequality (especially poverty). Emphasis will be placed on identifying and analyzing the macro-micro role between the state/government, communities, groups, and individuals and how inequality is perpetuated and/or lessened. The course will also examine the political and economic landscape (e.g., immigration waves, technology) that contributes to controversial or contested responses to inequality (e.g., policies, propositions) across the nation.

Requirements for the course will include weekly reaction papers to readings, a midterm paper, and a final paper. Students will be required to research data that complements or supplements the course readings for their midterm and final papers. The reading materials for the course will include academic and mainstream sources, and students will view and discuss several related films and videos. All students will also be expected to complete a small group community service project that serves or responds to a community in need, and to discuss this work during in-class presentations. Lastly, the course will likely include an excursion and other participatory learning opportunities.

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Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Joel Purkiss (purkissj@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. (3). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR

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

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

In this course we'll study the basics of quantitative data description and analysis. We will also learn some statistical computer skills using SPSS software. We will not use math beyond basic algebra, and you do not need previous statistical computing experience. Furthermore, you need not be a "math-oriented" person to do well in this course. However, you must be a good student. Consistently attending class, reading assigned texts, and doing all assigned homework are all requirements, not options. Given the fast pace of the spring term, you must do all work and do it on time. If you come to class regularly and keep up with the coursework, you will learn basic statistics and earn a good grade along the way.

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

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Anna Yeakley (yeakley@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. This course will focus on content and process issues in an academic and applied setting. The topics of this course include social identity group development, prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments, basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural settings. This is a highly interactive and intensive course which includes group projects outside, as well as in class. There are mandatory retreat dates listed in the time schedule for the class.

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

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Anna Yeakley

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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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 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 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). Graduate students should elect Sociology 995.

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Soc. 447/WS 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Susan Chimonas (chimonas@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines women's and men's lives, gender, and sexuality. We will take a sociological approach to these subjects, emphasizing social patterns and how they are created and perpetuated. We will begin with the assumption that biology is a problematic basis for making statements about gender or sexuality and examine the relationship between biology and culture. We will also study relationships among women; the social construction of sexuality, femininity, and masculinity; and the interfaces between gender, the economy, and the State. Students will write six weekly 5-7 page papers and complete midterm and final exams. Discussion and participation are mandatory.

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

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 381.101.

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

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Tasleem Padamsee-Garrett (tjpadams@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore social aspects of health, illness, and the health care system in American society. We will examine such issues as the social causation of disease, relationships between doctors and patients, the health professions, health care among women and the poor, and the current health care crisis in national and cross-cultural perspective.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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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 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 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). Graduate students should elect Sociology 995.

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Summer Half-Term Courses

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

Section 201 Introduction to Sociology through the Study of Reproduction and Sexuality in the U.S.

Instructor(s): Andringa (kandring@umich.edu), Esacove (esacovea@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. (3). (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.

Social Issues: Introduction to Sociology through the Study of Reproduction and Sexuality in the United States will introduce students to sociological thinking and theories through an examination of both the social construction of reproduction and sexuality and the delivery of reproductive health services in the contemporary United States.

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the social history of reproduction and sexuality and to highlight the impact of the different meanings given to reproduction at different times and for different groups on health care delivery and the emergence of politics of reproduction. These impacts include the transformation of the experience of birth from a natural event at home to a medical condition, as well as the emergence of the problem of teen pregnancy and welfare mom's. Special attention will be given to differential constructions based on race, age and class.

After the introduction of a theoretical foundation in sociology, we will survey specific topics including: (1) men and reproduction; (2) technology and assisted reproduction; (3) the "fetal" subject; (4) intersection of class, gender and health care services; (5) medicalization of birth; and 6) sexuality education and pregnancy prevention. Based on the expertise of the instructors, the course will combine cultural, gender and medical sociological perspectives.

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Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Susannah Dolance (sdolance@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. (3). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended to introduce students to three aspects of statistics: (1) data collection including opinion polls, surveys, experiments, and sampling; (2) data description procedures for summarizing quantitative data; (3) data analysis using data to make decisions, predictions, and draw inferences. Students are not assumed to have prior experience with computers or mathematical training beyond basic algebra. Students will become familiar with SPSS through the course.

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Soc. 310. Introduction to Research Methods.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Carla Parry (parryc@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. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Sociology 310 provides an introduction to the logic and methods of social research. The primary objectives of the course are: (1) to explore the logic/rationale guiding social research; and (2) to introduce students to a variety of research methods used in the social sciences; (3) to provide students with the tools to critically evaluate sociological research. The methodologies explored will include both qualitative (observation and interviews) and quantitative/multivariate (survey research) methods. This is an experiential learning course your research projects will be based on the collection and/or analysis of 'real' qualitative and quantitative data. Computer labs are required for the portion of the course that deals with survey data and statistical analysis.

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

Section 201 China's Evolution under Communism

Instructor(s): Andrew Mertha (amertha@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

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

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

See Political Science 428.201.

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

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Welland

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 381.201.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 201 Psychology of Adolescence. Meets with Psychology 558.201

Instructor(s): Martin Gold (mgold@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 558.201.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

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