Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 101S - Introduction to Sociology. 3 Credits.

Offered every term. Overview of the principles and concepts used in the study of human social interaction, groups, communities and societies. Required of all majors.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)

SOCI 130S - Soc of Alternative Religions. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Unconventional religious groups in American society. Topics include recruitment, conversion, commitment, defection, leadership, belief systems, organizational structure and change.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)

SOCI 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

SOCI 202 - Social Statistics. 3.000 Credits.

Offered every term. Prereq., M 115, Sociology majors only, or consent of instr. Application of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to sociological data. Required of all majors.

SOCI 211S - Introduction to Criminology. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. A critical examination of crime in society: how crime is defined, the extent and distribution of crime, theoretical explanations of criminal behavior, and crime control efforts.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)

SOCI 212S - Social Issues Southeast Asia. 3 Credits.

Offered every other year. Introduction to the cultures, societies, and contemporary social problems of Southeast Asia.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)

SOCI 220S - Race, Gender & Class. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Same as WGS 220S. Analysis of the intersecting structure and dynamics of race, gender and class. Focus on power relationships, intergroup conflict and minority-group status.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)

SOCI 221 - Criminal Justice System. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. A systematic survey of crime and the administration of justice in the United States, including the organizational structures, processes, and dynamics of law enforcement, criminal adjudication, and corrections.

SOCI 270 - Intro Development Sociology. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Introduction to sociological perspectives on international development, globalization, and sustainability. Rural and environmental issues emphasized.

SOCI 275S - Gender and Society. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Exploration of the social construction of gender, especially in western, post-industrial societies such as the U.S.; gender ideologies affect the social definition and position of gendered individuals in work, family, sexual relationships, gendered divisions of labor, and social movements.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)

SOCI 291 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

SOCI 306 - Sociology of Work. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. An introduction to contemporary sociological debates on work including overwork, working poor, housework, globalization, mechanization, routinization, surveillance, and unions. Special focus on gender and class impacts on working life.

SOCI 312 - Criminal Adjudication. 3 Credits.

Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., SOCI 101S, 221 and either 211S or 330. An examination of adjudicatory processes applied to the criminally accused. Includes pretrial, trial, and sentencing practices and procedures. Special attention to the sociological dimensions of criminal adjudication: its cultural underpinnings, structural characteristics and interactional dynamics.

SOCI 318 - Sociological Research Methods. 3 Credits.

Offered every term. Prereq., SOCI 101S, Sociology majors only, or consent of instr. Methods of research in the social sciences including naturalistic observation, interviewing, measurement, experiments, surveys, content analysis, and basic data analysis. Required of all majors.

SOCI 325 - Social Stratification. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., SOCI 101S or SOCI 220S or SOCI 275S. The origins, institutionalization and change of class, status, prestige, power and other forms of social inequality. Special attention to the effects of stratification on individuals.

SOCI 330 - Juvenile Delinquency. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S. The study of juvenile delinquency as a social phenomenon, including the emergence of "juvenile delinquency" as a social and legal concept, the nature of delinquency, and theoretical explanations of delinquent behavior.

SOCI 332 - Sociology of the Family. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., SOCI 101S. Historical, cross-cultural, and analytical study of the family. Emphasis on ideology, social structures, and agency affecting family composition and roles.

SOCI 335 - Juvenile Justice System. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., SOCI 101S and 211S or 330. An analysis of the juvenile justice system in the United States, including the historical development of policies and practices. The role of various social agencies in defining, preventing, and responding to delinquency.

SOCI 345 - Sociology of Organizations. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., SOCI 101S. Historical and analytical study of organizations as social systems, with an emphasis on applying theoretical models to analyzing organizational behavior and change.

SOCI 346 - Rural Sociology. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., SOCI 101S recommended. Demographic, economic and sociocultural change in rural communities with an emphasis on global economy, political structure, urbanization, and economic and social infrastructure. Special attention given to the rural west and Montana.

SOCI 350 - The Community. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., SOCI 101S. The study of families, peer groups, neighborhoods, voluntary associations, power structures, social classes and large scale organizations as they come together in local communities.

SOCI 355 - Population and Society. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S. An introduction to contemporary world population problems including population growth, trafficking, fertility, mortality, population policy, and the relationship between population and environment. Emphasizes gender issues in international context.

SOCI 362 - Sociology of Law Enforcement. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn even-numbered years. Prereq., SOCI 101S, 221 and either 211S or 330. An examination of policing in society, with emphasis on the cultural context in which it occurs, its structural characteristics, and social psychological processes.

SOCI 382 - Soc Psych and Social Structure. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., SOCI 101S. The study of the behavior of individuals in social contexts ranging from small groups to societies. Topics include attitude change, conformity, power, status, self-concept formation, and decision-making.

SOCI 386 - Preceptorship in Sociology. 2-3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S and consent of instr. Assisting a faculty member by tutoring, conducting review sessions, helping students with research projects, and carrying out other class-related responsibilities. Open to juniors and seniors with instructor's consent. Proposals must be approved by department chair.

SOCI 391 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of new courses or one time offerings of current topics.

SOCI 398 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

SOCI 423 - Sociology of Corrections. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S, 221 and either 211S or 330. An examination of the purposes, structures, and processes of jails, prisons, and community corrections, including probation and parole. Emphasis on historical development and current trends and issues in corrections.

SOCI 435 - Law and Society. 3 Credits.

Offered spring even-numbered years. Prereq., SOCI 101S. The study of the law and society, including the origin, institutionalization, and impact of law and legal systems.

SOCI 438 - Seminar in Crime & Deviance. 3 Credits.

Offered every term. Consent of instructor. Advanced studies in criminology theory, research, and practice. This course will meet the upper-division writing expectation for sociology majors only.

Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

SOCI 441 - Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. SOCI 101S and two inequality and social justice courses and consent of instr. Research and writing on Inequity and Social Justice. Students bring together readings from other inequality content courses and/or independent readings, research methods training, and data and/or internship experience to write a final research paper on a topic of their choice within the ISJ area. Meets advanced writing expectation.

Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

SOCI 442 - ISJ Service Learning. 3-4 Credits.

Prereq, consent of instr. Supervised fieldwork and research in settings relevant to Inequality and Social Justice, building participatory research and critical thinking skills; relationships with people in groups marginalized by systems of inequality; citizenship awareness.

SOCI 443 - Sociology of Poverty. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq. junior or senior standing or consent of instr. An examination of the roots, prevalence, and social characteristics of poverty. Analysis of policies intended to end poverty.

SOCI 446 - Prost & Human Trafficking. 3 Credits.

Offered every other year. Exploration of prostitution and human trafficking, their incidence, causes, implications for individuals and society, and responses from non-governmental organizations and governments. Highlights various feminist and human rights approaches to these phenomena.

SOCI 455 - Classical Sociological Theory. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S, or consent of instr. Exploration of the classical foundations of sociological theories, emphasizing Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Required of all sociology majors.

SOCI 460 - Capstone: Rural and Env Change. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S and consent of instr. Advanced study of issues in rural, environmental, and development sociology with an emphasis on theoretical perspectives and applications. Meets upper-division writing expectation for sociology majors only.

Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

SOCI 470 - Environmental Sociology. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Introduction to environmental sociology and the social dimensions of environmental change. Case studies of major environmental problems as applications of environmental sociological perspectives.

SOCI 471 - Gender and Global Development. 3 Credits.

Offered every other year. Prereq., SOCI 270 or consent of instructor. Advanced perspectives on the relationships between gender and colonization, international development, and globalization.

SOCI 485 - Political Sociology. 3 Credits.

Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., junior or senior standing. Analysis of power; states; institutional interrelationships; production and transmisison of ideologies; political participation and membership; social movements.

SOCI 488 - Writing for Sociology. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Consent of instr. Advanced study of variable topics or issues in sociology, with emphasis on writing for the discipline. This course satisfies the upper-division writing expectation for sociology majors only.

Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

SOCI 491 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., SOCI 101S. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

SOCI 492 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R-9) Offered every term. Prereq., SOCI 101S and consent of instr. Individual work with a faculty supervisor in an area of special interest. Proposals must be approved by department chair.

SOCI 494 - Seminar/Workshop. 2-3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., SOCI 101S and at least junior standing. Selected sociological topics.

SOCI 498 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., SOCI 101S, 318 and 202; 2.75 GPA; junior standing and consent of instr. Supervised placement in an agency or business which involves work experience related to criminology, sociology, rural and environmental change and/or inequality and social justice.

SOCI 520 - Contemp Social Theory. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Sociology Graduate Student or consent of instr. The major sociological theories developed since World War I, including an examination of the critical issues under debate. Level: Graduate

SOCI 530 - Criminological Theory. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Consent of instr. Advanced study of the major theories of crime and criminality; includes the concepts, propositions, and causal logic, together with relevant research findings. Level: Graduate

SOCI 538 - Sem in Crime & Deviance. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Consent of instructor. Graduate-level studies of a specific criminological topic or issue with special emphasis on theory, research, policy, and practice. Level: Graduate

SOCI 545 - Sem in Inequality & Soc Justic. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Graduate student in Sociology or consent of instr. Advanced study of variable topics in inequality and social justice held in a small group setting that maximizes opportunities for graduate student research, discussion, and writing. Level: Graduate

SOCI 561 - Qualitative Methods. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Consent of instr. Introduction to the basic methods used to conduct qualitative studies including ethnography, interviewing, observation and/or focus group. Includes hands-on fieldwork projects, data coding and analysis, and research ethics. Draws on examples and literature from sociology. Students should have had undergraduate research methods training. Level: Graduate

SOCI 562 - Quantitative Methods. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., SOCI 101S, 318 and 202. Introduction to the basic methods used to conduct quantitative sociological research and program evaluation including proposal development, survey design, sampling techniques, data analysis, and dissemination of findings. Level: Graduate

SOCI 563 - Social Data Analysis. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Consent of instr. A hands-on introduction to preparing sociological reports and documents, performing research and statistical tasks common to the field. Presumes no previous knowledge of microcomputers. Level: Graduate

SOCI 590 - Sociology Internship. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Supervised placement for graduate students in an agency or business which involves work experience related to criminology, sociology, rural and environmental change and/or inequality and social justice.. Level: Graduate

SOCI 594 - Graduate Seminar. 3 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Selected sociological topics. Level: Graduate

SOCI 595 - Special Topics. 1-12 Credits.

(R-12) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. Level: Graduate

SOCI 596 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6)Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Work with a faculty supervisor in an area of special interest. Level: Graduate

SOCI 597 - Graduate Research. 2-3 Credits.

(R-9) Offered every term. Directed research. Student must develop a specific research or evaluation proposal which is approved by the instructor prior to registration. Those students electing the professional paper option may apply three credits of 597 toward graduation. Level: Graduate

SOCI 598 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. Level: Graduate

SOCI 599 - Thesis/Professional Paper. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered every term. Students may apply six credits of 599 toward graduation. Level: Graduate