An exploration of timely, often policy-oriented and/or interdisciplinary issues in sociology. A specific topic will be addressed each time the course is offered. Topics might include Principles of Population, Social Inequalities, and other topics. May be repeated with different topics. Prerequisite: one course in SOC or permission of instructor.
|Prerequisite: one course in SOC or permission of instructor.||1/2-1 course|
Fall Semester informationDanielle Kane
301A: Tps: Environmental Sociology
301B: Tps: Girls, Women, Deviance, and Social Control
There has been almost a 650% increase in the incarceration of women over the last 30 years in the United States. Not only are women's crimes often different than men's, women's histories and criminal trajectories are often not the same. However, much of the academic and popular discourse has focused on male deviance, crime and incarceration. Over the last few decades, feminist scholars have developed theoretical and empirical work (feminist criminology) on girls and women's participation in crime and deviance and the gendered social control of girls and women. In this course, we will explore this approach through topics such as women working in the international cocaine trade, women involved in terrorism, and mothering in prison to gain a better understanding of girl's and women's experiences.