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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
School of Information

CHAPTER 9
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

9. College of Liberal Arts

Courses

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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Department of Sociology

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Sociology: SOC

Lower-Division Courses

302. Introduction to the Study of Society.
The nature of human societies, social processes, social interaction, and the sociological approach.

308. Social Problems.
A review of contemporary social problems from a sociological perspective, with the instructor selecting one problem for emphasis. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Sociology 308 (Topic: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana) and 308D may not both be counted.

308C. Peace and Conflict.
Theories of conflict, violence, and war; nonviolence and peace movements; arms control and conflict resolution; alternative security systems. Sociology 308C and 352M (Topic: Peace and Conflict) may not both be counted.

308D. Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana.
Same as Mexican American Studies 319 (Topic 1: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana) and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 6: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana). Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 308 (Topic: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana), 308D, Women's Studies 301 (Topic 6: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana).

309. Chicanos in American Society.
Same as Mexican American Studies 310. Introduction to the study of American character and its bearing on the Chicano experience.

313K. Introduction to the Study of Religion.
Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 5: Introduction to the Study of Religion) and Religious Studies 310. Introduction to scholarly methods in the study of religion.

317L. Introduction to Social Statistics.
Restricted to sociology majors. Measures of central tendency and dispersion, the binomial and chi-square distributions, tests of hypotheses and parameter estimation, and simple correlation and regression. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Required of all sociology majors. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

317M. Introduction to Social Research.
Students may not enroll in Sociology 317M more than twice. To enroll for the second time, students must receive consent of the undergraduate adviser. The logic of scientific research, general methods of data collection and analysis, and computer applications. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Required of all sociology majors. Prerequisite: Sociology 317L.

318. Juvenile Delinquency.
Environments in which juvenile delinquency develops; delinquent subcultures and peer groups; societal reactions in schools, courts, and other agencies.

319. Population Problems.
Social consequences of changes in fertility, mortality, migration, population growth and composition.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Sociology.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Sociology. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

320K. Political Sociology.
A survey of approaches to the study of the state as a social structure; political power and power systems; ideology; political parties and elites. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321J. Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence.
Same as Religious Studies 373 (Topic 1: Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence). Historical examination of religious beliefs and practices regarding warfare and violence. Only one of the following may be counted: Religious Studies 361 (Topic 15: Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence), Sociology 321J, 321K (Topic: Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

321K. Contemporary Issues in Sociology: Special Topics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Post-Soviet Societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 1: Post-Soviet Societies); Sociology 321K (Topic 1); Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Post-Soviet Societies); Women's Studies 345 (Topic: Post-Soviet Societies).

Topic 2: Changes in the American Family. Current trends and theories about the changing American family; the consequences of family change, from a variety of perspectives. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Social Welfare Policy. Poverty and inequality in the United States from the perspectives of the sociologist and the policymaker. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: Women and Socialism. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 25: Women and Socialism). The origins of socialism, its relationship to gender issues, and the role women have played in existing socialist states as revolutionaries and citizens. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Sociology of Intentional Community. Literary, historical, and contemporary records of utopian ventures to create the perfect society, and how these attempts shed light on the nature of the less-than-perfect human societies in which we live. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321L. Sociology of Education.
Same as African and African American Studies 321L and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Education as a societal institution, with emphasis on the United States educational system: how the system works; the effects of the system; recent changes. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 320 (Topic: Sociology of Education), Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Education), 321L, Women's Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321M. Race and Popular American Culture.
Same as African and African American Studies 321M and Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 2: Race and Popular American Culture). The intersection of African American racial politics and the changing popular media industry, especially film, music, and television. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 320 (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture), Sociology 321K (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture), 321M. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing.

321N. Applied Sociology.
The formulation and implementation of social research. Issues include developing a research agenda, creating research instruments, gathering primary and secondary data, data interpretation, and the presentation of research results. Students collect and analyze survey, focus group, and interview data. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Sociology 317M.

323. The Family.
The American family in historical and comparative perspective; emphasis on recent changes and prospects for the future. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

324K. Social Change in Developing Nations.
Overview of changing social structure in the Third World. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

325K. Criminology.
An investigation into the nature of criminal events, including homicide, rape, robbery, property crimes, and white-collar crimes. Also examines the United States criminal justice system. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and completion of six semester hours of coursework in sociology.

325L. Sociology of Criminal Justice.
Police, courts, and prisons: how they work; their impact on those who pass through them. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

329. Social Stratification.
The types and levels of social inequality; the institutional and group processes that generate inequality; the interplay of social, organizational, economic, and political forces that affect the degree of differential opportunities and rewards in society. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Completion of Sociology 317L or another statistics course is recommended, but not required.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Sociology.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Sociology. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit it awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

330C. Death and Dying: Sociological Perspectives.
Sociological perspectives on definitions of death; group differences in mortality rates and causes of death; social meanings of death and dying; treatment of the dying and the dead; and grief and bereavement. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

333K. Sociology of Gender.
Same as Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 1: Sociology of Gender). Inequality between the sexes; men's and women's changing roles in society. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

335. Society of Modern Mexico.
Same as Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 1: Society of Modern Mexico) and Urban Studies 354 (Topic 2: Society of Modern Mexico). Family, community, industrialization, and urbanization in modern Mexico.

336C. American Dilemmas.
Examines a variety of critical American social problems, including problems in the economic, political, and health care systems, as well as inequities based on income, gender, and race. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

340G. Sociology of Sexualities.
Review of sociological perspectives on sexuality. Examines how social institutions in U.S. society shape sexual values, beliefs, and practices. Topics include changing cultural images of sexuality, sexual identities, and social movements. Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Sexuality) and 340G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Sociology 302, and consent of instructor.

343. Religion and Society.
Same as Religious Studies 337. The growth and decline of religious groups and traditions; "cults" and new religions; comparative sociology of religion; the United States religious landscape; religion and individual health and well-being; spirituality and other aspects of social life. Religious Studies 361 (Topic 16: Religion and Society) and Sociology 343 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

344. Racial and Ethnic Relations.
Contemporary racial and ethnic problems; emphasis on minority groups in the United States. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

346. The City and Urbanization.
Same as Urban Studies 354 (Topic 6: The City and Urbanization). Examination of urbanization from a cross-national perspective: discrimination and racial inequality in urban labor markets. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

347K. Black Americans: Sociological Perspectives.
Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 9: Black Americans: Sociological Perspectives). The position of black people within American society from the era of slavery to the present; analysis of discrimination, prejudice, patterns of intergroup relations, and types of inequality. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

348K. Chicanos: Sociological Perspectives.
Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 3: Chicanos: Sociological Perspectives). Anglo-American and Mexican American contacts and relations in the southwestern United States from colonial times to the present; emphasis on social and cultural differences and problems of assimilation. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Sociology 309 or the equivalent or consent of instructor.

350N. Research Internship.
Fieldwork in research and analysis on sociological problems and institutions. About ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in sociology, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, upper-division standing, and consent of the faculty undergraduate adviser.

352. Social Movements.
Characteristics of crowds, publics, and social movements; their role in social organization and social change. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

352M. Topics in Interdisciplinary Social Science.
An interdisciplinary analysis of significant social, economic, and political issues. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Race Relations. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 12: Race Relations) and History 352R. Lectures on the sociological, economic, and political conditions that historically have made for "race relations" in the United States. History 366N (Topic: Race Relations) and Sociology 352M (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Language and Speech in American Society. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 2: Language and Speech in American Society), Anthropology 325N, and Linguistics 373 (Topic 2: Language and Speech in American Society). Prerequisite: Anthropology 302, 305, 307, or Linguistics 306; or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Language in Culture and Society. Same as Anthropology 325M and Linguistics 373 (Topic 3: Language in Culture and Society). Language as a cultural resource; functions of language in society; survey of language communities. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302, 305, 307, or Linguistics 306; or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Family Policy Issues. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 12: Family Policy Issues). Consideration of liberal, conservative, and centrist views concerning the major family policy issues facing the United States and other advanced industrial societies.

Topic 6: Race Relations: Comparative and Historical Perspective. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 19: Race Relations: Comparative and Historical Perspective) and History 350L (Topic 27: Race Relations: Comparative and Historical Perspective). A global survey of the formation of complex race situations associated with the European expansion and colonization of the non-European world. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 7: Contemporary European Social Theory. Same as Government 335M (Topic 8: Contemporary European Social Theory) and Philosophy 365 (Topic 4: Contemporary European Social Theory). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 8: Contemporary American Social Theory. Same as Government 335M (Topic 9: Contemporary American Social Theory) and Philosophy 365 (Topic 5: Contemporary American Social Theory). Government 335M (Topic: Social Theory) and Sociology 352M (Topic 8) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 9: Economy and Society. Sociology 352M (Topic 9) and Tutorial Course 357 (Topic: Economy and Society) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 10: Sociology of South Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 19: Sociology of South Asia). A broad overview of South Asian society and culture from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 11: Contemporary Issues in the Sociology of Asian Americans. Same as Asian American Studies 330 (Topic 1: Contemporary Issues in the Sociology of Asian Americans). Issues such as the socioeconomic adjustments and attainments of Asian Americans; their levels of assimilation and ethnicity; intermarriage and intergroup relations; settlement patterns and migration; and marital and family characteristics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 12: Australian Society and Politics. Same as Government 365N (Topic 10: Australian Society and Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

353. Industrial Sociology.
The work setting; the formal organization of work; individual and collective adaptation in industrial organizations; bureaucracy as a social problem. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

354K. Sociology of Health and Illness.
Application of sociological concepts and principles to the study of health professions, medical institutions, community medical organization, and the distribution of illness. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

358C. Sociology of Entrepreneurship.
Same as African and African American Studies 358C and Management 337 (Topic 16: Sociology of Entrepreneurship). Examines the creation of entrepreneurial activities in the United States, including those of all racial and ethnic groups. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship), Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship), 358C. Prerequisite: For management majors, upper-division standing, and Management 335 or 336, with a grade of at least C; or Management 335 and 336 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing.

359. Sociology of Work.
Diversity and complexity in occupations and professions in an advanced industrial society. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

362. Social Change.
Theories of how and why society changes, with special emphasis on technological innovations, social movements, and demographic transitions. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

366. Deviance.
Analysis of social norms, conformity, and reactions to norm violations. Topics include behavioral forms of deviance such as suicide and drug abuse and nonbehavioral forms of deviance such as physical abnormality. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

369K. Population and Society.
The study of populations, including their growth, age structure, and patterns of fertility, mortality, and migration; the social causes and consequences of these phenomena. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

369L. Analytical Demography.
Formal demography; stable population theory; life tables and techniques of mortality estimation; estimates and projections. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and college algebra or the equivalent.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course.
An individual conference course to provide training in sociological research and writing. Conference course for two semesters, with additional meeting times to be arranged. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Sociology Honors Program; for 679HB, Sociology 679HA.

379M. Sociological Theory.
Restricted to sociology majors. Critical examination of major sociological theories and their relevance to current research and social conditions. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and six semester hours of coursework in sociology or consent of instructor.

379N. Conference Course.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in sociology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Sociology 302 or the equivalent, nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in sociology or related fields, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and consent of the faculty undergraduate adviser.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - School of Information
Chapter 9 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B - Degree and Course Abbreviations

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