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Course Descriptions

Department of Sociology

Faculty members in the Department of Sociology offer courses from the disciplines of anthropology, criminal justice, geography, and sociology. Courses regularly offered within the Department of Sociology include:

Anthropology Courses:

  • Primates, People & History
  • Understanding Other Cultures
  • Culture, Health, and Healing 
  • Food, People, and the Planet 
  • Sex, Evolution, and Society 
  • Anthropology of Magic and Religion
  • Independent Study
  • Special Topics in Anthropology

Criminal Justice Courses:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law

Geography Courses:

  • World Regional Geography (Western) 
  • World Regional Geography (Non-Western) 
  • Introduction to Geography
  • Geography of the United States and Canada
  • Geography of East Asia
  • Independent Study

Sociology Courses:

  • Introductory Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Problems 
  • Sociological Inquiry and Measurement
  • Sociology of Gender Roles
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of Death and Dying 
  • Sociology of Delinquent Youth Behavior
  • Sociology of Crime
  • Crime:  Myths and Misconceptions
  • Minority Group Relations
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of Corrections
  • Police in Society
  • Sociology of Medicine and Health
  • Social Stratification
  • Drugs and Society 
  • Social Demography
  • Individual and Society
  • Youth and Society 
  • Sex and Society 
  • Sociology of Aging 
  • Family Violence 
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociological Research Design and Analysis 
  • Global Social Issues
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Race, Class, Gender, Crime, and Justice 
  • Family Diversity
  • Girls' Delinquency 
  • Criminology Theory
  • Independent Study
  • Internship