Course Descriptions and Schedules

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Spring 2017 Schedule 


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SOC 369: Social Movements This course examines the historical forces shaping social movements and major theoretical approaches to studying social movements in order to interpret how movements have built on one another since the 1960s. Using various movements as case studies, we will evaluate different approaches to social change, including technologies, street protests, war, and revolution. The course will focus primarily on American social movements (civil rights, feminist, AIDS activism, Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, conservative student movements), but will also include international cases (Iranian Revolution, Arab Spring, South African LGBT movements, European squatters).


Sample Syllabi for Select Courses

The following are syllabi for some of the recently taught courses in the department.  These syllabi illustrate the general themes likely to be covered in these courses, but readings and assignments will vary by semester.

Soc 151:  Principles of Sociology (Brown)

Soc 151:  Principles of Sociology (Yamane)

Soc 270:  Sociological Theory (Yamane)

Soc 301:  Sociology of Religion (Yamane)

Soc 327:  Sociology of Emotions (Simon)

Soc 334:  Sociology of Education (Soares)

Soc 359:  Race and Ethnic Relations (Brown)

Soc 360:  Social Inequality (Brown)

Soc 363:  Global Capitalism (Taplin)

Soc 364:  Political Sociology (Brown, general overview)

Soc 364:  Political Sociology (Brown, focus on civil rights)

Soc 365:  Technology, Culture, and Change (Taplin)

Soc 381:  Sociology of Gender, Social Relationships and Well-Being Over the Life Course (Simon)

Soc 381a:  Social Psychological Perspectives on Social Inequality (Simon)

Soc 383a:  Health Disparities (Simon)

Soc 384:  Sociology of Guns (Yamane)