An exploration of a timely topic in sociology, sometimes interdisciplinary in nature, that is not offered in the formal sociology curriculum. Topics may include: Sociology of Education, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Immigration, and other topics. The course may be repeated with different topics. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or sophomore standing.
|SOC 100 or sophomore standing||1/2-1 course|
Fall Semester informationLeigh-Anne Goins
201B: Tps:New Media and Marginalized Bodies
This course examines the ways bodies on the margins, or those defined as deviant in some way -e.g. race, gender, sexuality, class, gendered presentation- are presented in media. Throughout the course we will examine historical and contemporary presentations of bodies through images, books, films, movies, in order to understand the ways bodies are (re)presented on the Internet and through social media.
Fall Semester informationJaclyn Tabor
201A: Persp:Global Families
This course travels across geographic, cultural, and historical boundaries to explore the diversity of the world's families -- in structure, in relationships, and as a globally changing social institution. We draw from sociological perspectives in examining the concepts, theories, and methods that help us answer questions about families as we and others know them. Class sessions include discussions of family life in different countries, cultural activities, film screenings, and student presentations.
Spring Semester informationDanielle Kane
201A: Persp: Social Change in China