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Undergraduate Study in Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers course work leading to either a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or a minor in sociology. Additionally, a bachelor of science in Agriculture & Society is offered.

Graduates of all these programs will understand and demonstrate:

  1. general knowledge of sociology
  2. research methods in sociology
  3. critical thinking skills
  4. application of sociology to pressing social issues
  5. sociological and professional values
  6. information technology skills
  7. communication skills
  8. personal and career development

Graduates understand how social institutions, communities, and organizations work and change; they can examine the causes and consequences of conformity, deviance, and inequality. They can apply sociological understanding of human behavior to practical work situations and everyday life. Graduates can read critically, think independently, and communicate effectively about social issues and social policy.

University Requirements:

International Perspective3
US Diversity3
Total Credits6

Communications:

ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
Total Credits7

World Languages and Culture:

3 years H.S.
SPAN 097Accelerated Spanish Review0
2 semesters college8
Total Credits8

Departmental requirements for sociology majors include the following supporting courses:

STAT 101Principles of Statistics3-4
or STAT 104 Introduction to Statistics
One of the following3
Business Communication
Proposal and Report Writing
Technical Communication
Total Credits6-7

Majors must complete both ENGL 150 Critical Thinking and Communication and ENGL 250 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition. In addition, majors must also take an advanced course in  ENGL 302 Business Communication  or  ENGL 309 Proposal and Report Writing or ENGL 314 Technical Communication with a grade of C or better.  Programs leading to a bachelor of arts degree will emphasize additional coursework in groups I and III of the general education requirements. Programs leading to a bachelor of science degree will emphasize additional coursework in groups IIA and IIB of the general education requirements. Some of the possible areas of coursework include criminal justice, community (urban and rural) sociology, family sociology, sociology of work, research methods and statistics, social change and development, social inequality, social psychology and sociological theory.

A program of study that meets the needs and interests of the student and department requirements will be developed in consultation with the major adviser. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher in their core courses. Programs of study will include:

SOC 115Orientation to Sociology1
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 302Research Methods for the Social Sciences3
SOC 401Contemporary Sociological Theories3
6 credits of 200+ Sociology courses6
18 credits of 300+ Sociology courses18
Total Credits34

In addition to the program of study above, students must select complementary courses that will lead to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

Bachelor of Arts supporting coursework

At least 9 additional arts and humanities and/or social science courses9
Total Credits9

Bachelor of Science supporting coursework

At least 9 additional credits in natural science, math, or statistics9
Total Credits9

Sociology, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS)

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 1503Sociology 200+3
Stat 101 or 1043-4Social Science Choice3
SOC 1343Natural Science Choice3
Arts and Humanities Choice3Arts and Humanities Choice3
Social Science Choice3Arts and Humanities Choice3
SOC 1151LIB 1601
 16-17 16
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Sociology 200+3Sociology 300+3
Sociology 300+3Sociology 300+3
Foreign Language/International Perspecitve4Foreign Language/International Perspective4
Arts and Humanities Choice3Natural Science Choice3
ENGL 2503Elective3
 16 16
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Sociology 300+3SOC 3023
U.S. Diversity3Sociology 300+3
Natural Science Choice2Complementary Course; (approved Arts and Humanities or Social Science course if seeking a BA; approved Math or Natural Science course if seeking a BS)3
Electives 300+6Electives 300+6
 14 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SOC 4013Sociology 300+3
ENGL 302, 309 or 3143Complementary Course; (approved Arts and Humanities or Social Science course if seeking a BA; approved Math or Natural Science course if seeking a BS)3
Complementary Course; (approved Arts and Humanities or Social Science course if seeking a BA; approved Math or Natural Science course if seeking a BS)3Electives 300+6-9
Electives 300+6 
 15 12-15

LAS majors require a minimum of 120 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at the 300/400 level.

Students in all ISU majors must complete a three-credit course in U.S. diversity and a three-credit course in international perspectives. Check (http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/courses/div-ip-guide.html) for a list of approved courses.

Sociology Minor

The department offers a minor in sociology which may be earned by completing 15 credits in sociology with a minimum 2.0 GPA:

SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3
Additional 12 credits in Sociology courses12
9 credits must be 300+
Total Credits15

At least 9 of the 15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher with a minimum of 6 of those credits taken at ISU. 9 credits must stand alone in the minor.

Graduate Study

The department offers work for the degrees master of science and doctor of philosophy with majors in sociology and rural sociology and minor work for students majoring in other departments. The department offers concentrations in a number of areas, e.g., community studies and development; sociology of families, inequality, food systems, agriculture and environment; methodology; social change and development; criminology; the economy, organizations and work; and social psychology. The Department of Sociology does not offer a nonthesis master’s program.

Graduates have a broad understanding of sociology, address complex societal problems, and communicate effectively with scientific colleagues and the general public in both formal and informal settings. They understand sociological theory, conduct research, and are prepared to educate college students and contribute to public policy. Although the department stipulates no language requirement for either the degree master of science or the degree doctor of philosophy, specifying competence in one or more languages may be desirable in some instances.

The department also participates in the interdepartmental program in interdepartmental majors in sustainable agriculture, transportation and water resources, and interdepartmental minors in gerontology.

Course requirements are listed below. Information about examinations, theses and dissertations, P.O.S. committees and other requirements are available on the Sociology Department web site.

Ph.D. Core Degree Requirements

Although responsibility for determining the student's course work resides with the POS committee, the Sociology Department has core courses that must be taken by all students. A graduate course taken elsewhere can be substituted for the Ph.D. core requirements with approval by the Departmental Officer of Graduate Education (DOGE) in consultation with the faculty.

A minimum of 72 semester credits (including master's degree credits) is required for graduation.

Required Courses for the Ph.D. Degree

STAT 404Regression for Social and Behavioral Research3
SOC 506Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 511Research Methodology for the Social Sciences3
SOC 512Applied Multivariate Statistics for Social and Behavioral Research3
SOC 513Qualitative Research Methods3
SOC 520Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective3
SOC 534Race, Class and Gender Inequality3
SOC 591Orientation to Sociology1
SOC 607Contemporary Sociological Theory3
SOC 699Dissertation Research8
No more than 12 credits of 590 (special topics) may be applied toward the Ph.D. degree requirements (72 credits).

 

Ph.D. Minor / Co-Major Requirements

Required Courses for the Ph.D. Minor

SOC 506Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 511Research Methodology for the Social Sciences3
SOC 607Contemporary Sociological Theory3
One of the following three courses:
Applied Multivariate Statistics for Social and Behavioral Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Structural Equation Models for Social and Behavioral Research
And other Sociology courses (at least one of which must be at the 600 level) for a total of 24 credits in Sociology.

 

Required Courses for the Ph.D. Co-Major

STAT 404Regression for Social and Behavioral Research3
SOC 506Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 511Research Methodology for the Social Sciences3
One Course in Advanced Methodology:
Applied Multivariate Statistics for Social and Behavioral Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Structural Equation Models for Social and Behavioral Research
One Course in Advanced Sociology
Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective
Race, Class and Gender Inequality
SOC 591Orientation to Sociology1
SOC 607Contemporary Sociological Theory3
SOC 699Dissertation Research8

 

Co-Major Requirements for the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) develops student competence and expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable agricultural systems.  The program's curriculum satisfies the formal requirements for the MS and Ph.D. degrees, as established by the ISU Graduate College, and fosters transdisciplinary and systems-level thinking. 

The Department does not offer double majors in sociology.
For admission to the co-major program contact the graduate program coordinator.

M.S. Core Degree Requirements

Although responsibility for determining the student's course work resides with the POS committee, the Sociology Department has core courses that must be taken by all students.  A graduate course taken elsewhere can be substituted for the core requirements with approval by the Departmental Officer of Graduate Education (DOGE) in consultation with the faculty.

Required Courses for the M.S. Degree

STAT 401Statistical Methods for Research Workers4
SOC 506Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 511Research Methodology for the Social Sciences3
SOC 591Orientation to Sociology1
SOC 599Research for Master's Thesis6
A minimum of 30 semester credits is required for the M.S. degree.
No more than 6 credits of 590 (special topics) may be applied toward the M.S. degree requirements (30 credits).

M.S. Minor / Co-Major Requirements

Required Courses for the M.S. Minor

SOC 506Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 511Research Methodology for the Social Sciences3
One additional course in sociology, or STAT 401, for a minimum of 9 credits.

 

Required Courses for the M.S. Co-Major

STAT 401Statistical Methods for Research Workers4
SOC 506Classical Sociological Theory3
SOC 511Research Methodology for the Social Sciences3
Three additional courses in sociology for a total of 19 credits.
The department does not offer double majors in sociology at the graduate level. Admission requirements to the co-major program are the same as for the major.

 

Co-Major Requirements for the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) develops student competence and expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable agricultural systems. The program's curriculum satisfies the formal requirements for the MS and PhD degrees, as established by the ISU Graduate College, and fosters transdisciplinary and systems-level thinking.

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Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

Cr. R. F.


Survey of public service and administration in agriculture. Exploration of career tracks and career planning. Recommended during first semester of freshman year or as soon as possible after transfer into the department.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


Orientation to sociology. A familiarization with University and LAS College requirements and procedures. Occupational tracks and career options open to sociology; introduction to career planning. Recommended during first semester of freshman year, or as soon as possible after transfer into the department. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Social interaction and group behavior with emphasis on the scientific study of contemporary U.S. society, including issues relating to socialization, inequality, and changing rural and urban communities. Analysis of relationships among the institutions of family, religion, political participation, work, and leisure.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Social interaction and group behavior with emphasis on the scientific study of contemporary U.S. society, including issues relating to socialization, inequality, and changing rural and urban communities. Analysis of relationships among the institutions of family, religion, political participation, work, and leisure.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: SOC 134
Analysis of intimate relationships among couples using a sociological perspective. Attention is given to singlehood; dating and courtship; sexuality; mate selection, cohabitation, and marriage. Relationship quality, communication, conflict and dissolution of these types of relationship will also be explored.

(Cross-listed with ANTHR, ENV S, GLOBE, M E, MAT E, T SC). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


An introduction to understanding the key global issues in sustainability. Focuses on interconnected roles of energy, materials, human resources, economics, and technology in building and maintaining sustainable systems. Applications discussed will include challenges in both the developed and developing world and will examine the role of technology in a resource-constrained world. Cannot be used for technical elective credit in any engineering department.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Introduction to the causes and consequences of social and economic change affecting rural people and places. Uses a sociological perspective to examine social structures, social change, and social relationships within rural society. Topics include community, population change, inequality, rural economy, structure of agriculture, social and environmental impacts of resource extraction.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134
Sociological concepts, theories and methods to analyze the causes and consequences of social problems. Social problems discussed may include crime, substance abuse, income inequalities, discrimination, poverty, race relations, health care, family issues, and the environment. How American culture and values shape societal conditions, public discourse and policy.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with CJ ST). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


An examination of delinquency that focuses on the relationship between youth as victims and as offenders, social and etiological features of delinquency, the role of the criminal justice system, delinquents' rights, and traditional and alternative ways of dealing with juvenile crime.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134; STAT 101; or concurrent enrollment in STAT 101
Introduction to the principal research methods used in sociology, including survey research, interviewing, content analysis, experiments, ethnographies, focus groups, historical analysis, and analysis of secondary data. Instruction on sampling and the principles of validity and reliability underlying quantitative and qualitative methods. Training in data analysis using statistical software packages.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: SOC 134
Examination of human behavior in a social environment with emphasis on development of the self, interpersonal relations, attitudes, and small groups.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134
Analysis of evolving theory and research of community as an ideal type, an ecological system, a political economy, and an interactional field; examination of the impact of economic, cultural, social and political infrastructures on community power structures and change processes in a global era.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


The impacts of agricultural changes on farm families, rural communities, and consumers. Past, present, and future trends in family farms and their social implications.

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: SOC 134
How the biological fact of sex is transformed into a system of gender stratification. The demographics and social positions of women and men in the family, education, media, politics, and the economy. Theories of the social-psychological and sociological bases for behavior and attitudes of women and men. The relationship between gender, class, and race.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SOC 134 or W S 201
Examination of socially constructed and idealized images of manhood, the nature of social hierarchies and relations constructed on the basis of imagery, ideologies, and norms of masculinity. Theories on gender (sociological, psychological, and biological). Particular attention given to theory and research on gender variations among men by race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability and age.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with AF AM). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: SOC 134
Analysis of ethnic and race relations, particularly in America; emphasis on the sociology and psychology of race and ethnic relations.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: SOC 134
Social stratification and processes resulting in social and economic inequalities; implications of status, class, and poverty for people of different races, ethnicities, and gender.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with US LS). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SOC 134
Examination of the social, historical, economic and political experience of varied Latino ethnic groups in the U.S. - primarily focusing on Mexican, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with POL S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: A course in political science or sociology
The relationship between politics and society with emphasis on American society. Discussion of theories of inequality, power, social movements, elites, ruling classes, democracy, and capitalism.

(Cross-listed with CJ ST). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.SS.

Prereq: SOC 134 or CJ ST 240
Theory and research on the etiology of types of social deviance; issues relating to crime, antisocial behavior and social policies designed to control deviant behavior.

(Cross-listed with ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SOC 134
Human population growth and structure; impact on food, environment, and resources; gender issues; trends of births, deaths, and migration; projecting future population; population policies and laws; comparison of the United States with other societies throughout the world.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: SOC 134
Trends in hunger, poverty, resource use and development. Assessment of theories, policies, and programs to promote sustainable livelihoods, resource management, and development at local and national levels. Examine solutions through institutional efforts and grassroots social movements.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with ECON). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ECON 101 or SOC 134, junior or senior status in the College of Agriculture
Identify major ethical issues and dilemmas in the conduct of agricultural and agribusiness management and decision making. Discuss and debate proper ethical behavior in these issues and situations and the relationship between business and personal ethical behavior.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134
Inequalities (gender, race, class) related to jobs, occupations, firms, and industries. Satisfactions, rewards, alienation, discrimination, and other topics of importance to workers are examined.

(Cross-listed with PSYCH). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SOC 305 or PSYCH 280
A survey of small group theory and research from an interdisciplinary, social psychological perspective.

(Cross-listed with ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134 or 3 credits of ENV S
Environment-society relations; social construction of nature and the environment; social and environmental impacts of resource extraction, production, and consumption; environmental inequality; environmental mobilization and movements; U.S. and international examples.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in sociology
Both historical and modern social theories as applied to understanding and researching the social world.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SOC 134 plus 3 credits in social sciences
Social change and development in developing countries; international interdependence; causes and consequences of persistent problems in agriculture, city growth, employment, gender equality, basic needs; local and worldwide efforts to foster social change and international development.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SOC 134 plus 3 credits in social sciences
Examination of public responses to complex and controversial innovations, such as environmentalism, feminism, stem-cell research, same-sex marriage, large-scale hog lots, and others. Strategies for gaining adoption/rejection of controversial innovations. Applications to topics in agriculture, development, business, and marketing. Credit for only Soc 415 or 515 may be applied toward graduation.

Cr. 3-12. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification; permission of criminal justice studies coordinator; major or minor in criminal justice or sociology
Study of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and social control processes. Supervised placement in a police department, prosecutor's office, court, probation and parole department, penitentiary, juvenile correctional institution, community-based rehabilitation program, or related agency. Assessed service learning component. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. No more than a total of 9 credits of 460 can be counted toward graduation. No credits in Soc 460 may be used to satisfy minimum sociology requirements for sociology majors.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.SS.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Project-focused engagement in community issues and initiatives. A broad range of strategies will be addressed, including popular education, applied research, network analysis and mapping, policy focused work, action research, curriculum development, community organizing, and organizational development.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
The contemporary family in developing, industrial, and post-industrial societies. Effects of modernization, cultural change, and family policies on family dynamics, structures, and functions.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology and permission of instructor
Students in the College of Agriculture must be of junior or senior classification and may use no more than 6 credits of Soc 490 toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may count no more than 9 credits of 490 toward graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology and permission of instructor
Students in the College of Agriculture must be of junior or senior classification and may use no more than 6 credits of Soc 490 toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may count no more than 9 credits of 490 toward graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology and permission of instructor
Students in the College of Agriculture must be of junior or senior classification and may use no more than 6 credits of Soc 490 toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may count no more than 9 credits of 490 toward graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology and permission of instructor
Students in the College of Agriculture must be of junior or senior classification and may use no more than 6 credits of Soc 490 toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may count no more than 9 credits of 490 toward graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology and permission of instructor
Students in the College of Agriculture must be of junior or senior classification and may use no more than 6 credits of Soc 490 toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may count no more than 9 credits of 490 toward graduation.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SOC 401 or SOC 505
The origins of the canonical works of sociology in the mid-Industrial Revolution period including Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, SUSAG). (3-4) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: Senior or above classification
Experiential, interdisciplinary examination of Midwestern agricultural and food systems, emphasizing field visits, with some classroom activities. Focus on understanding multiple elements, perspectives (agronomic, economic, ecological, social, etc), and scales of operation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SOC 302 and STAT 401
Covers the philosophy and the techniques of research methods in sociology and other social sciences, including the ethics and politics of social science, validity issues, conceptualization and operationalization, sampling strategies, appropriate research designs for different questions, survey construction, and various data collection and analysis techniques.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: STAT 404 or with instructor's permission
Applied techniques of multivariate analysis includng cluster analysis, principal components and factor analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance binomial and multinomial regression, multi-level random coefficient models, and spatial regression. Conceptual and mathematical grounding for nonstatisticians. Instruction in Mplus and SAS.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SOC 511
Applied qualitative research methods in sociology. Design and implementation of a course-based research project including data collection, analysis, and presentation of results. Qualitative data gathering techniques using observational, historical, in-depth interviewing or content analysis approaches. Laboratory emphasis on completion of data gathering, analysis, and report writing.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SOC 305 or PSYCH 280
Examination of cognitive, symbolic interaction, exchange, role-reference group, and dramaturgical approaches. Assessment of contemporary issues in social psychology.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Analysis of racial and ethnic inequality in the United States and the world; focus on the implications of the changing world social and economic order for differences in racial and ethnic groups relative to wealth, status, and power; a critical examination of majority-group domination of minority groups in various societies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Analysis of racial and ethnic inequality in the United States and the world; focus on the implications of the changing world social and economic order for differences in racial and ethnic groups relative to wealth, status, and power; a critical examination of majority-group domination of minority groups in various societies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Analysis of racial and ethnic inequality in the United States and the world; focus on the implications of the changing world social and economic order for differences in racial and ethnic groups relative to wealth, status, and power; a critical examination of majority-group domination of minority groups in various societies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: SOC 511 or equivalent
Linkages between socioeconomic development, space, and community in local and global contexts. Focus on economic, social, cultural, environmental, and spatial dimensions of communities. Presentation of conceptual models. Applications using data and methods.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Critical examination of the causes and consequences of social stratification and inequality; classical theories, contemporary frameworks, and recent empirical studies; international stratification patterns.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Project-focused community practice using diverse approaches and perspectives.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 graduate credits in sociology
Contemporary theories of social change, modernization, dependency, and development are critically examined; methodological issues identified; supporting research explored; applicability of theoretical models, concepts, and strategies to current national and international needs are evaluated.

(Cross-listed with T SC). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Seminar in social change and development.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology

(Cross-listed with T SC). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology

(Cross-listed with T SC). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Social organization of food and fiber production, processing, and distribution systems. Sociological comparison of conventional and alternative production systems; gender roles in agriculture and food systems; local, national and global food systems; perspectives on food and agricultural research and policy.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Social causes and social consequences of environmental problems. Interrelationship between social inequality and environmental inequality. Social construction and social experience of the environment. Contemporary developments in the social theory of the environment. International and domestic implications.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Social construction of economic activity in non-industrial and industrial societies with special attention on variations of industrial societies (capitalism and socialism), economic globalization, and economic development. Interaction of economic systems with human values, ideology, organizations, work and individual welfare.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Discussion of current research and theory in crime and delinquency; topics include the purpose and role of law in social life; emerging theoretical directions in criminology; recent work on specific forms of criminality; controversies in the criminal justice system.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology; senior or graduate classification

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology; senior or graduate classification

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology; senior or graduate classification

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Formal admission into the sociology graduate program
Introduction to the department, current graduate student policies at department and university levels, departmental administrative procedures. Required of graduate students. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Courses for graduate students:

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 graduate credits in sociology
Provides a review of modern sociological thought, issues, and controversies as they affect current research and discourse in the discipline.

(Cross-listed with A B E, AGRON, ANTHR, SUSAG). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor
Historical, biophysical, socioeconomic, and ethical dimensions of agricultural sustainability. Strategies for evaluating existing and emerging agricultural systems in terms of the core concepts of sustainability and their theoretical contexts.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: SOC 512 and STAT 404, or with instructors permission.
Specification, identification, and interpretation of structural equation models. Techniques include structural or path models, measurement or confirmatory factor models, structural models with latent variables, and multi-level structural models. Conceptual and mathematical grounding for non-statisticians. Instruction in AMOS, MPLUS, and SAS.

Cr. 1-8. Repeatable.