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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Sociology


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SOC 100. Principles of Sociology.

Introductory courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Bluhm Morley

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/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 020.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/100/020.nsf

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):

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introductory study of the interrelationships of the functioning of social systems and the behavior and attitudes of individuals. Lecture and discussion.

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SOC 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology.

Section 002 – Sociology of Colonialism, Imperialism, & Globalization.

Instructor(s): George P Steinmetz (geostein@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. May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will provide an introduction to the social, cultural, historical, and economic aspects of colonialism for first-year students. We will begin with a discussion of the origins of modern colonialism, focusing on the con- quest of America. We will then explore the differing colonial models and projects established by different Euro- pean powers in Asia, Africa, America, Oceania, and the Euro- pean "treaty ports" along the Chinese coast (Hong Kong, Qingdao, etc.). The course will also compare the develop- ment of overseas colonies to the westward expansion of the United States in the 19th century and to the 20th-century U.S. dependencies in the Pacific and the Caribbean. Some of the specific topics covered are the role of European missionaries, travelers, and scientists in colonialism, the long-term economic, psychological, and cultural effects of colonialism on the colonized, and the depiction of colonialism by writers and artists on the sides of the colonizers and the colonized.

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SOC 110 / SI 110. Introduction to Information Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert L Frost (rfrost@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

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, SI 111, 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 111 / ENVIRON 111 / GEOSCI 172 / NRE 111 / AOSS 172. Introduction to Global Change: Human Impacts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Allan (dallan@umich.edu), Mary Anne Carroll (mcarroll@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange2/

See Environment 111.001.

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SOC 122 / PSYCH 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

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 credit for a maximum of 4 credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 122.

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SOC 195. Principles in Sociology (Honors).

Introductory courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anthony S Chen

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 202 or 300. Credit is not granted for both SOC 195 and SOC 100, 202, or 300. No credit for seniors. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan. (Introductory course). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An intensive introduction to sociology theory and research.

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SOC 202. Contemporary Social Issues I.

Introductory courses

Section 001 – Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender in the Contemporary World. [4 Credits].

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for a combined total of eight credits elected through SOC 202, 203, and 401, provided that the course topics are different. (2-4). (Excl). (Introductory course). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/202/001.nsf

This course examines the inequities of race, class, and gender, with a focus on the United States in a global context. We will review sociological approaches to social inequality: are race, class, and gender seen as individual attributes or as structural phenomenon? Are they theorized independently or is their intersectionality acknowledged? In addition to studying the social history of inequality, we will read individual biographical accounts of the experiences of being classed, raced, and gendered subjects.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A survey of the use of statistics in research. Students are introduced to descriptive measures and problems of inference in relation to a wide range of materials. An introduction to statistical packages on microcomputers is provided.

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SOC 220 / RCSSCI 220. Political Economy.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Social Science 220.001.

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SOC 303 / CAAS 303. Race and Ethnic Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Bluhm Morley

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/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 304 / AMCULT 304. American Immigration.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

That America is a nation of immigrants is one of the most common place, yet truest of 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 beginning of the 20th; the third one, the movement from the south to the north of Black Americans and Mexicans precipitated by the 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 is 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. Course requirements: the written requirements for this course consist of two exams. Both the exams will be in-class tests, consisting of short answer questions that will draw from the lectures and our discussion of the readings. Each exam will be worth 50 percent.

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SOC 305. Introduction to Sociological Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret R Somers (peggs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One sociology course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 405. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/305/001.nsf

An introduction to various problems in the analysis of social organization as they are treated in the works of several seminal figures in sociological thought. The course will ask how these thinkers accounted for the emergence, growth, and ordering of social organization, and how they accounted for social change. In the context of this analysis the student will be introduced to various accounts and uses of such theoretical concepts as structure, function, norm, power, solidarity, integration, differentiation, communication, stratification, adaptation to environment, social control and deviance. Attention will also be given to the way in which the organizational concepts developed in sociological theory have been used in modern sociological research.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing Full QR

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/310/001.nsf

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

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

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (admission by application). Intended for juniors and seniors. (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/psych/310/001.nsf

See Psychology 310.

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

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/psych/311/001.nsf

See Psychology 311.

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SOC 325. Sociology of Service Learning.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Chesler

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Course is only for students facilitating SOC 389. Contact Project Community (763-3548) for permission to register.

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SOC 330. Population Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sela V Panapasa

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/330/001.nsf

This course focuses on a selection of population issues that relate to social and economic problems. Some time at the start of the course is spent reviewing the overall world demographic situation and basic demographic measures. Causes of change in population growth rates and the consequences of population change for individuals and society also are considered. The course has an international focus. Much of the material relates to the Third World; some topics relate specifically to the United States. Students are expected to master a modest amount of technical material, learn some basic demographic facts and concepts, and develop an understanding of the major viewpoints and theories concerning the population problems covered. Students are encouraged to develop a critical perspective on why certain population trends become defined as problems and why analysts disagree on the existence and nature of these problems.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in Sociology. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

SOC 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 345. Sociology of Sexuality.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karin A Martin (kamartin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/345/001.nsf

An introduction to the sociology of sexuality in contemporary American society. Different theoretical perspectives for thinking about sexuality in the social sciences are examined, accounts of sexual practices are reviewed, and how people construct a variety of sexual identities is explored.

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SOC 368(468). Criminology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One sociology introduction. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/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.

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 elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

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.

SOC 389 is known as Project Community. Students combine three to four 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 SOC 389 are responsible for regular attendance in the weekly seminar as well as regular participation at the designated community service site. Students will be asked to complete reflective journal assignments, a short midterm written assignment, and a final paper/project.

NOTE: All sections of SOC 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 - Guidance Center: 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 111 - GLOBAL OUTREACH: EDUCATING KIDS ABOUT THE WORLD. (3 credits).
Section 112 - TAPPAN MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTORS. (3 credits).
Section 113 - PINE LAKE VILLAGE CO-OP TUTORING. (3 credits).

HEALTH

Section 200 - UM HOSPITAL: MOTT/WOMEN'S. (3 credits).
Section 201 - UM HOSPITAL: ADULT SERVICES. (3 credits).
Section 202 - ELDERLY: SUNRISE ASSISTED LIVING. (3 credits).
Section 203 - UHS MEDIA CAMPAIGN - SEXUAL HEALTH. (3 credits).
Section 204 - HIV/AIDS EDUCATION (HARC). (3 credits).
Section 205 - FULL CIRCLE: MENTAL HEALTH. (3 credits).
Section 206 - ELDERLY: JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES. (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 305 - HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM (SAWC). (3 credits).

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Section 400 - DETENTION CENTER WRITING TUTORS. (3 credits).
Section 401 - DETENTION CENTER: RECREATION. (3 credits).
Section 402 - JAIL: CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR. (3 credits).
Section 403 - W. WAYNE CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR. (4 credits).
Section 404 - ADRIAN PRISON CREATIVE WRITING. (4 credits).
Section 405 - ADRIAN/WESTERN WAYNE PRISON DEBATE. (3 credits).
Section 407 - JAIL: DIALOGUE ON MULTICULTURALISM. (3 credits).

MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM (MCSP)/LUCY

Section 500 - MCSP: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUTORING: NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY. (3 credits).
Section 501 - MCSP: MENTORING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: PEACE NEIGHBORHOOD.CENTER. (3 credits).
Section 502 - MCSP: MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB. (3 credits).
Section 503 - LUCY: LITERACY. (3 credits).
Section 504 - LUCY: SOCIAL JUSTICE. (3 credits).

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SOC 393 / REES 396 / SLAVIC 396 / HISTORY 333 / POLSCI 396. Survey of East Central Europe.

Section 001 – The Political Economy of Transformation in Eastern Europe. Meets with Anthropology 317.001.

Instructor(s): Katherine M Verdery

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in REES 397. (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required. May not be repeated for credit.

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/rees/396/001.nsf

See Cultural Anthropology 317.001.

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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 more than once 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 397. Junior Honors in Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan

Prerequisites & Distribution: SOC 210; prior or concurrent enrollment in SOC 310 or 512; and Honors standing in sociology. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar is the first in a three-course sequence designed to help students to write an Honors thesis in sociology. All three academic terms are very work-intensive, but particularly this first one. In this course, students will:

  1. review the literature in their area of interest
  2. construct a sociological research question about their topic
  3. design a methodology to collect data toward answering that question
  4. write a prospectus that outlines the project
  5. find a faculty member who will mentor them throughout the project.

This course is organized primarily as a workshop to help students accomplish all of these tasks. This course is also meant to help students improve their social science writing skills and to become comfortable with the process of writing. Finally, the course requires students to do a lot of work independently.

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SOC 399. Senior Honors in Sociology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors standing in Sociology. SOC 210 and 310, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The objective is preparation of a significant research paper. Possible projects are canvassed in fall seminar meetings; students then do research under a faculty member until March; papers are presented to the seminar for criticism in the Spring.

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SOC 410. The American Jewish Community.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will examine current issues and ongoing controversies within the American Jewish Community as it reviews broadly the sociological literature on American Jewry. Students will first look at the broader context of American society, including issues of democratic values, religious freedom, and racial stratification. Students will then explore topics such as Jewish identity, intergroup and intragroup relations, group survival, and community structure and organization as the class explores the efforts, conflicts, and struggles of American Jews as they strive to maintain themselves in a pluralistic society. The course will be conducted in seminar style with an expectation of active student participation and presentations on book reviews and research papers.

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SOC 425 / GERMAN 432. The German Model: Business, Labor, and the State in the 20th Century.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeremy Brooke Straughn

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See German 432.001.

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SOC 435. Urban Inequality and Conflict.

Section 001 – Meets with AMCULT 410.001.

Instructor(s): Jacqueline Olvera

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for only one course from SOC 435 and 535. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An examination of the social and spatial factors affecting the location, social organization, structure and functioning of American cities. Although both the internal arrangements and external connections of cities are analyzed, heaviest emphasis is placed on the examination of the internal arrangements of cities within the context of contemporary urban problems found in the American city will be utilized as example and the basis for discussion.

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SOC 440. Sociology of Work.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers a general overview on core issues in the sociology of work. After reviewing major sociological perspectives on work and occupations, we will focus on labor market and inequality, work organizations, ethnographies of the workplace, globalization of production, diversity of workers, labor and social movements, intersection of work and family, unemployment and voluntary work, labor systems under capitalism and socialism, etc. Course materials will draw from different theoretical perspectives and from different societies. Format: each class meeting involves 40 minutes of lecture, followed by group discussions. From time to time, we will show labor-related films. Requirement: written assignments and a final take-home examination.

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SOC 450. Political Sociology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to political sociology with a particular emphasis on the relationship between economics and politics. Basic concepts such as power, state, nation, and class will be introduced and applied to the analysis of the development and change of political systems in historical and comparative perspective. The course examines (a) the historical origins of democracy, fascism, and communism as political systems, (b) imperialism, development, and revolution in the Third World, and (c) class, class coalitions, and the state in post New-Deal U.S. politics. Introductory courses in sociology or political science desirable but not required. Lecture/discussion; midterm and final.

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SOC 454. Law and Society.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel H Sharphorn

Prerequisites & Distribution: One sociology introduction. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to examine the organization of law in society and the relationships between law and society. The approach will be primarily from a sociological perspective; however, we will also explore the views of legal scholars, anthropologists, political scientists, philosophers, and others. While the course will be a survey of "law and social organization" in general, we will focus on current topics of special interest as a device for our study: the death penalty, rape laws, affirmative action and anti-discrimination laws, university rules and regulations, and others. Students will be expected to gain an understanding of the extent of the study of law and social organization and the leading theories and ideas about it, and will be asked to think critically and independently about legal systems and the role of law in society.

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SOC 455 / RELIGION 455. Religion and Society.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terence James McGinn

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Since 9/11/01, religion has moved center-stage in the American consciousness. From the "War on Terrorism" to the "Pledge of Allegiance" case, religion is centrally involved in many of the social conflicts and movements that fill today's headlines: as a social identity, as a core set of beliefs, as a basis for social judgment, as a motivation for action.

This course uses sociological methods to explore the interplay of sacred and secular in modern society. What is religion and the religious? How is the sense of the sacred affected by the social? In what ways does religion, in turn, affect other areas of social life?

The class employs a variety of learning formats, including discussions, study groups, lectures, videos, and student research presentations. Required readings are primarily in course pack form and include the writings of both classic and contemporary sociologists ranging from Weber and Durkheim to Berger and Bellah.

Renowned sociologist of religion Robert Wuthnow (Princeton) will be a guest this term. Classroom phone interviews with "living cases" will include atheist Michael Newdow (California "Pledge" plaintiff).

Students' understanding and integration of the material is demonstrated through a series of quizzes, three short papers, and a group presentation project.

Junior status or above is required. Upper-level sociology or religion concentrators may request overrides if the course is fully subscribed.

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SOC 460. Social Change.

Section 001 – Labor and Global Social Change.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/460/001.nsf

Economic globalization is one of the most powerful drivers of social change in the contemporary world. This course asks what economic globalization is, why it takes the form that it does, and how it affects the lives and livelihoods of working people in the poor countries of the global South and the rich countries of the global North. We survey the extraordinary range of economic realities faced by men and women who must labor for their income, and the major structural changes in those realities in the last quarter century. We consider social science approaches to understanding these dynamics, including neoclassical economic theory, world systems theory, and regulation theory, as well as the analysis of NGO critics of the current model of economic globalization. Our focus is on how these theories explain recent trends, and what these explanations suggest about the best strategies for improving the situation of workers in the global economy.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350 and PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/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):

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350 and PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/psych/381/002.nsf

See Psychology 381.002.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 001 – Sociology of Aging. [3 Credits].

Instructor(s): Sheila Bluhm

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/soc/495/001.nsf

The objective of this course is to increase students' understanding of the aging process from a sociological/social gerontological perspective. Topics covered include demographic trends; stereotypical misconceptions of aging; theories of aging; longevity enhancement techniques; beauty; sexuality in late life; housing issues; physical and mental health; work and retirement; women and aging; death and dying, and more. Students will explore the meaning of aging throughout the life course and acquire a deeper understanding of what it means to grow old in American society.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 002 – Women and Work. [3 credits]. Meets with WOMENSTD 483.001.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/483/001.nsf

This course will draw on empirical research and theory to address a wide range of issues regarding gender and work. We will study the construction of gender through work, effects of changing technology, structures of opportunity, emotion work, globalization of women's work (both through capital and labor mobility), sexual harassment, work and family, housework, gender segregation of jobs, pay inequality, and trends in paid labor force participation and attachment. My objective is that you come away from the course able to engage scholarship as well as popular debates on women and work.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 004 – Detroit: Its History & Future. Meets 3/4-3/13 with field trip on Sat. 3/8/03. [1 credit]. [Drop/Add deadline=March 5].

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

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 Winter Semester of 2003 (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 # 28179 in the UM Time schedule, will meet on Tuesday afternoon, March 4 and Thursday afternoon, March 6 at 4 PM in 3416 Mason Hall. Saturday March 8 will be spent touring metropolitan Detroit. Then this course will meet on the following Tuesday – March 11 and Thursday – March 13– afternoons.

The second section – class code # 28180 – will meet on Tuesday, March 18, Thursday, March 20; Saturday, March 22, Tuesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 27.

The third section – class code #28181 – will meet on Tuesday, April 1, Thursday, April 3, Saturday, April 5, Tuesday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 10.

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 005 – Detroit: Its History & Future. Meets 3/18-3/27 with field trip on Sat. 3/22/03. [1 credit]. [Drop/Add deadline=March 19].

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

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

See Sociology 495.004.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 006 – Detroit: Its History & Future. Meets 4/1-4/10 with field trip on Sat. 4/5/03. [1 credit]. [Drop/Add deadline=April 2].

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

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

See Sociology 495.004.

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SOC 496. Special Course.

Section 001 – Race, Ethnicity, Health. Meets with Soc 596.001.

Instructor(s): David R Williams (wildavid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course critically examines the health status of the poor, and of major racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States. Attention will be focused on the patterned ways in which the health of these groups is embedded in the social, cultural, and political, and economic contexts and arrangements of U.S. society. Topics covered include the meaning and measurement of race, the ways in which racism affects health, the historic uses of minorities in medical research, how acculturation and migration affects health, and an examination of the specific health problems that disproportionately affect the minority group members.

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