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Courses from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology


ANTY 101D   Anthro and Human Experience
ANTY 212CS Bones, Apes, and Ancestors
ANTY 215IS Human Prehistory
ANTY 225IS Culture, Language, and Society
ANTY 242D Contemporary Japan
ANTY 252IS Mysteries of the Past
ANTY 290R Undergraduate Research
ANTY 291 Special Topics
ANTY 292 Independent Study
ANTY 313 Biological Anthropology
ANTY 315 Forensic Anthropology
ANTY 327 Medical Anthropology
ANTY 332 Native North America
ANTY 336 Myth, Ritual and Religion
ANTY 337 Sex, Gender, Sexuality Japan
ANTY 338 Contemporary Pacific Societies
ANTY 343 Popular Culture - Japan
ANTY 350 Old World Prehistory
ANTY 351 Archaeology of North America
ANTY 355 Peoples and Prehistory
ANTY 425R Social Organization
ANTY 428 Anthropological Theory
ANTY 441 Social Movements in Japan
ANTY 450 Archaeological Theory
ANTY 453 Zooarchaeology
ANTY 454 Lithic Technology
ANTY 467 Archaeology Field School
ANTY 472 Descriptive Linguistics
ANTY 473 Language & Culture
ANTY 490R Undergrad Rsch/Instruction
ANTY 491 Special Topics
ANTY 492 Independent Study
ANTY 494 Seminar
ANTY 495 Field Experience
ANTY 592 Independent Study

RLST 415 Myth, Magic, Religion

SOCI 101IS Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 110IS Honors Sociological Inquiry
SOCI 150D Social Difference
SOCI 201D Social Problems
SOCI 202 Social Statistics
SOCI 221IS Criminal Justice System
SOCI 290R Undergraduate Research
SOCI 291 Special Topics
SOCI 303 Society and the Individual
SOCI 307 Soc of Childhood & Adolescence
SOCI 311 Criminology
SOCI 313 Princ of Crim Law & Procedure
SOCI 318R Sociological Research Methods
SOCI 320 Sociology of Religion
SOCI 325 Social Stratification
SOCI 326 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 332 Sociology of the Family
SOCI 333 Sociology of Education
SOCI 340 Social Movements
SOCI 344 Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
SOCI 345 Sociology of Organizations
SOCI 355 Population and Society
SOCI 357 Occupational/Corporate Crime
SOCI 358 Crime and Inequality
SOCI 359 Crime, Justice and Media
SOCI 368 Latino Immigration
SOCI 370 Sociology of Globalization
SOCI 373 Sociology of Indigenous People
SOCI 380 Sociology of Health & Medicine
SOCI 414 Family Violence
SOCI 427 Sociological Analysis
SOCI 434 Sociology of Human Sexuality
SOCI 435 Law and Society
SOCI 436 Law and Inequality
SOCI 455 Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI 470 Environmental Sociology
SOCI 485 Political Sociology
SOCI 490R Undergraduate Research
SOCI 491 Special Topics
SOCI 492 Independent Study
SOCI 494 Seminar/Workshop
SOCI 498 Internship
SOCI 499 Senior Thesis Capstone
SOCI 592 Independent Study
SOCI 594 Seminar


ANTY 101D
F,S
-- Comparative focus on human behavior and human cultural systems from the local to global levels. The nature and sources of diversity associated with the human experience are explored and reinforced using examples from archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

ANTY 212CS
S
-- Exploration of human biological evolution from an anthropological perspective, emphasizing scientific understanding through examination of important fossil discoveries and of the behavior and anatomy of living non-human primates, especially apes. Aimed particularly at students not majoring in anthropology.

ANTY 215IS
F
-- Introduction to basic concepts and ideas about the biological and cultural evolution of human species. Topics include primate ancestors, human origins, evolutionary theory, genetics, archaeological interpretation, and cultural change from the earliest stone tools to the rise of ancient civilization.

ANTY 225IS
F
-- The nature of culture through selected societies: symbolism and world view as related to cultural dynamics and representational forms. A survey of social practices, linguistic and cultural representations, exchange, identity, and the dynamics of power.

ANTY 242D
F alternate years, to be offered even years
-- Introduction to major political, economic, social and cultural issues in contemporary Japanese society. On-going legacy of WW II, re-emerging nationalism, and backlash against ideas and institutions of "post-war democracy". Citizen activism on these issues in and outside Japan.

ANTY 252IS
F
-- Focuses on archaeological thinking and the use of the scientific method in archaeology. Examines a variety of archaeological and pseudo archaeological claims from this perspective.

ANTY 290R
S
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101D or ANTY 225IS.
-- Undergraduate experiences for non-majors fulfilling their core research requirement. Course content is determined by the upper level anthropology course to which this class is linked and by student's interests. Upper level majors serve as research mentors. At least fifty percent of the course grade is based on library and field or laboratory research.

ANTY 291
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ANTY 292
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ANTY 313
S alternate years, to be offered odd years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215
-- Human evolution and biology from an anthropological perspective: the fossil record, nonhuman primates, osteology, biological variation, and basic techniques of physical anthropology.

ANTY 315
F alternate years, to be offered odd years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
-- Detailed study of human cranial and post cranial skeletal anatomy. Analyses of skeletal materials for estimating sex, age at death, living stature, biological ancestry, cause of death, and other factors of forensic interest. Methods in the recovery of skeletal remains.

ANTY 327
On demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215, ANTY 225.
-- Anthropological research materials, their methodological treatment and theoretical grounding as applied to health-related practices in local and trans cultural contexts. Cultural constructions of diseases, intervention and treatment strategies, and the analysis of health concerns associated with globalization and accelerated culture change.

ANTY 332
S alternate years, to be offered odd years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225
-- An anthropological view of native North American cultures from the perspective of the ethnographic present. Continental-wide diversity in native adaptations and life ways are examined along lines of anthropologically-defined culture areas.

ANTY 336
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Forms of religious representation and practice in cultural and historical context; from liminality and symbolic innovation to mythic charters and social transformations, cosmological scenarios and ritual forms are explored in this course.

ANTY 337
S, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or SOCI 326 or HSTR 145.
-- Dominant constructions of sex, gender and sexuality in contemporary Japanese society, and how such constructions are reinforced, contested or resisted by women in Japan. Interaction with race, ethnicity, class and other social and historical factors (e.g., colonialism, globalization).

ANTY 338
S alternate years, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 101 and ANTY 215.
-- Current ethnological and theoretical considerations of creative cultural processes in relation to classical adaptations and world views of Pacific Island peoples.

ANTY 343
S to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or SOCI 303 or HSTR 145
-- Examines socio-historical and political meanings of mass/popular culture in our everyday lives in personal, local and global contexts. Focus on materials originating from or related to Japan including manga, anime, music, performance arts, food, fashion, the internet, toys and television.

ANTY 350
S alternate years, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215
-- This course provides an understanding of the origins and development of human culture in the Old World (Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia) over the past three million years. The emphasis is on key theoretical and methodological developments in the archaeology and paleoanthropology of the Old World.

ANTY 351
F alternate years, to be offered odd years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215.
-- Prehistoric cultural adaptations and developments in North America from the earliest archaeological evidence through historic times; basic archaeological methods and theory.

ANTY 355
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215, ANTY 225.
-- The study of ancient and extant cultures of a selected world region with a comparative focus between the archaeology and ethnography of ancient and extant societies. Explores theoretical and methodological implications associated with the linkages between archaeology and ethnography.

ANTY 425R
S alternate years, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Senior capstone course. An analysis of culturally relevant components of the social order in small-scale and complex societies, and local constructs of personal and group identity. Considers classical and recent approaches to interpersonal relationships and the organization of social life.

ANTY 428
F alternate years, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Senior capstone course. An analysis of theories of anthropological science within their social context of development; exploration and critique of representative classics.

ANTY 441
S alternate years, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or ANTY 242 or HSTR 145 or consent of instructor.
-- Examine contemporary social movements and their historical antecedents in Japan. Discuss the claims and organizational strategies of various movements, such as conservative, religious, communist, feminist and queer movements, and the new virtual movement utilizing the internet.

ANTY 450
S alternate years, odd years
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101, ANTY 215.
-- Examination of current methodological and theoretical issues in archaeology and how they are applied to our understanding of the past.

ANTY 453
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215
-- Hands-on approach to analysis of prehistoric archaeological materials. Typically focuses on a single technology (stone, ceramics, animal bone, etc.). Course emphasis will alternate between replicative/experimental studies, where students create implements by attempting to replicate prehistoric manufacturing techniques, and the methodological and theoretical basis underlying formal analysis of material remains.

ANTY 454
S
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101, ANTY 215, and Junior standing, or consent of instructor
-- This course examines prehistoric stone technology and the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of archaeological interpretation. The course material is conveyed through hands-on activities, individual analyses, and discussions of the theoretical foundations for archaeological interpretations.

ANTY 467
Su On demand
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101.
-- A summer of archaeological field work at a location away from the University; training in excavation and laboratory methods. (Offered when funding available.)

ANTY 472
F alternate years, to be offered odd years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Language as a subsystem of culture, fundamentals of linguistic analysis and the use of language in social contexts. Also explores relationships between perception and conception, thought and representation.

ANTY 473
F alternate years, to be offered odd years
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Language as a subsystem of culture, fundamentals of linguistic analysis and the use of language in social contexts. Also explores relationships between perception and conception, thought and representation.

ANTY 490R
F, S, Su
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ANTY 491
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ANTY 492
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

ANTY 494
On Demand Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: As determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ANTY 495
Su On demand
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101.
-- A summer of archaeological field work at a location away from the University; training in excavation and laboratory methods. (Offered when funding available.)

ANTY 592
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

RLST 415
PREREQUISITE: Any RLST course.
-- Forms of religious representation and practice in cultural and historical context; from liminality and symbolic innovation to mythic charters and social transformations, cosmological scenarios and ritual forms are explored in this course.

SOCI 101IS
F,S
-- Theoretical and methodological underpinnings of sociology. How theory guides investigation of social life and results in creation of factual knowledge. How sociological questions are studied and results are interpreted.

SOCI 110IS
On Demand
--In-depth study of the sociological enterprise: the broad range of theories and research used by sociologists to think about and examine the social world. All major areas of sociology are covered with an emphasis on institutions and systems of stratification.

SOCI 150D
S
-- Examination of social differences by focusing on the construction and consequences of a limited set ascribed social characteristics: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and class. Focus on how these ascribed statuses are central to the sociological study of inequality

SOCI 201D
On Demand
-- Major social problems such as human deviance, discrimination, crime, mental illness, and economic inequality. These problems will be considered primarily as consequences of cultural premises and values in American society. Competing theoretical explanations.

SOCI 202
F, S
PREREQUISITE: SOC 101 or equivalent course; Quantitative Core; or consent of instructor.
-- Topics covered include: Levels of measurement; measures of central tendency, dispersion and association; normal curve, statistical inference; logic of quantitative comparison and decision making utilized by social scientists; introduction to data collection techniques.

SOCI 221IS
On Demand
-- This course is an overview of the institutions that comprise our justice system. The emphasis is on criminal justice and the sources of crime but topics relevant to the broader study of the law and justice included.

SOCI 290R
F,S
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

SOCI 291
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

SOCI 303
F
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Social behavior of the individual in the group, linguistic behavior, social perception, motivation and learning, and self-focus on symbolic interaction.

SOCI 307
F alternate years, to be offered even years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Examination of cultural and societal forces influencing development among children and adolescents from a sociological perspective.

SOCI 311
Varies, to be offered F even years, S odd years and S even years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, SOCI 202 or STAT 216; or consent of instructor.
-- Discussion of major theories of crime and delinquency with special attention to systems of adult and juvenile deterrence.

SOCI 313
F,S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- This course introduces the student to fundamental American legal principles as developed in criminal law. In addition, the student will gain a basic understanding of key issues in the application and development of contemporary legal procedures.

SOCI 318R
F,S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, STAT 216 or SOCI 202; or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to research methods in sociology with emphasis given to defining variables, hypothesis formation, and development of strategies used to test hypotheses. Student research project.

SOCI 320
S alternate years, to be offered odd years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Religion as a sociological phenomenon. Theories of the evolution and functions of religion. Religion's effects on society and believers. The structure of religious groups. Religion and public discourse. Religion and social change. Civil religion.

SOCI 325
S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course. Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- The study of socio-economic inequality and its intersection with racial and gender inequality. Class and class structure in America. Changes in economic inequality. Social policy and economic inequality.

SOCI 326
S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Examines the social and biological bases of gender; how gender is constructed through socialization, social interaction and institutional processes, and the social, cultural and economic consequences of gender differences for men and women.

SOCI 332
Alternate years, to be offered even years
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- The family as a structural and functional unit in social life and organization, as a unit of social control; its status, change, and associated problems.

SOCI 333
F alternate years, offered even years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- This course will focus on the relationship between education and society including the role of education in structuring socialization; racial, ethnic, gender and class stratification; human capital development; economic, political and labor market opportunities; and the political system.

SOCI 340
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Of all the means of achieving social change, movements are among the most controversial. This course looks at movements through the theories used to interpret their activities in order to improve our understanding of their dynamics.

SOCI 344
F
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Historical, comparative, and social psychological study of race and ethnic relations in the U.S. and elsewhere. Power, prejudice, and discrimination relating to minority status are emphasized.

SOCI 345
F
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Rational, natural, and open systems theories of complex organizations. Introduction to organizational structure. Irrational aspects of organizations. Organizational environments and their effects on structure and activity.

SOCI 355
F
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Distribution, growth trends, and future prospects of human population numbers in local, national, and world communities including analysis of birth, death, and migration changes. Elementary methods and theories of demographic analysis.

SOCI 357
F alternate years, to be offered odd years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- A sociological analysis of crimes committed by individuals within the work place and by corporations. Addressed are the extent of the problems, social costs, legal responses, and theoretical perspectives assessing the etiology of such crimes.

SOCI 358
F
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- This course examines how crime amid justice play out in the context of a stratified society. Students explore how social organization, inequality and conflict influence and shape the nature and distribution of crime and social control.

SOCI 359
F
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Examines interrelationships between mass media, criminal justice system and crime in the US; public policy implications of media portrayals of crime, criminals, police and court system; relationship between media consumption and crime.

SOCI 368
F alternate years, to be offered even years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- In this course we explore the forces behind labor flows between Latin America and the U.S. and the parallel reality of immigrant life. Although rooted in immigration theory, we use Latino daily life experience as our primary analytical lens.

SOCI 370
S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Examines the global interconnectedness of economic, political and cultural processes. Topics covered include theories and historical analysis of globalization, global culture and consumerism. The human struggles that accompany these changes including gender, family, and immigration

SOCI 373
S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 and Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- A survey of indigenous peoples in global, historical, and comparative perspective, with special emphasis on the development of indigenous rights and identity in the Anglo-derived settler societies of North America and Australasia (although other regions will be considered).

SOCI 380
S alternate years, to be offered odd years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course. Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- An in-depth exploration of differing perspectives on health, medicine, practitioners, and healthcare systems with a focus on how gender, race/ethnicity, and social class affect health care systems, policies, practice and individual experiences of health and illness.

SOCI 414
F alternate years, to be offered odd years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101, or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Examination of family violence. Couple violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and sibling abuse. Theories of cause, prevention, and treatment.

SOCI 427
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101, or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Application of analytical tools to the analysis of sociological data.

SOCI 434
S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101, or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Investigation of human sexuality from a sociological perspective. Focus on social aspects of human desires experiences, and meanings in historical and cultural context primarily using a social construction of human sexuality perspective.

SOCI 435
S
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Analysis of law, legal processes, and legal and quasi-legal institutions from sociological and philosophical perspectives. Some issues that are addressed include the functions of the law in modern society, the issue of the law's power (or impotence) in the everyday, and the law's violence.

SOCI 436
F alternate years, to be offered odd years.
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- This course addresses the problem of social inequality by examining the contradictory ways in which the law may be used as both an instrument of social change and as a medium to formalize and solidify social inequality.

SOCI 455
F,S
PREREQUISITE: SOC 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to major sociological theories with focus on the implication for the development of empirical research. Theory as a set of tools to guide research. The explanations provided by theorists are compared and their contributions to the study of selected social phenomena are discussed.

SOCI 470
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- The study of spatial and temporal arrangements of human population. The relationship of human society, natural resources, and constructed environments. A review of the contemporary environmental movement.

SOCI 485
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101 or equivalent course, Quantitative core; or consent of instructor.
-- Power. Who has it, who doesn't, and why. Political sociology explores the omnipresence of power in society from political power in government to power relationships in our day-to-day lives. Political economy will also be examined.

SOCI 490R
F,S,Su
Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

SOCI 491
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

SOCI 492
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

SOCI 494
On Demand
Max 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: As determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

SOCI 498
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, SOCI 318, consent of instructor, approval of department head, and at least one additional upper division sociology course.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field. See departmental qualification standards for internships.

SOCI 499
F,S
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, SOCI 455, and SOCI 318 and at least one additional upper division Sociology course.
-- Senior capstone course. The application of theory and methods in the development of an integrated framework for understanding and explaining issues of current concern. Verbal and written presentation of research paper.

SOCI 592
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

SOCI 594
On Demand
Max 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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