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101 Introduction to Sociology. 3 cr. U. Sociology as a special field of social science. The relationship of the work of the sociologist to contemporary society; an examination of the sociological perspective.|Prereq: none.
102 Social Problems in American Society. 3 cr. U. The field of social problems; theories for explaining social and personal disorganization and deviation; selected contemporary problems analyzed and related to their social context.|Prereq: none.
103 World Society. 3 cr. U. Demographic and development trends related to political, economic, and eco-systems. Policy options and strategies regarding population growth, economic development, and selected institutional issues.|Prereq: none.
104 Introduction to Social Psychology. 3 cr. U. An introduction to sociological social psychology, emphasizing such topics as the nature of self, identity, socialization, various aspects of social interaction, and dynamics of group behavior.|Prereq: none.
150 Multicultural America. 3 cr. U. Multiculturalism explored through historical survey of US immigration and immigrant incorporation. Cultural diversity, race relations, and identity; focus on Asian-American, African-American, and Latino/a-American migrant communities.|Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
200 Contemporary American Society. 3 cr. U. The patterns of social life in the United States; cultural orientations, social structures, and dynamics of social change.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
207 Work and Society. 3 cr. U. The sociology of work; changes in the structure of work. Theory and research on work settings: occupations, professions, housework, work subterranean. The future of work.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
224 American Minority Groups. 3 cr. U. Nature of minority-dominant group relations. Stability and change in status in American society of Blacks, Native Americans, Spanish-speaking peoples, and other minority groups.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
233 Social Inequality in the United States. 3 cr. U. A survey of race, class and gender inequalities. Introduction to competing stratification theories.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
235 Social Change in the Global Economy. 3 cr. U. Global nature of contemporary economic and social change; local dimensions of globalization, economic integration, dislocation, transnationalization, popular resistance, and blacklash.|Prereq: soph st or any Sociol 100-level course.
241 Criminology. 3 cr. U. Analysis of competing perspectives on crime, with reference to the behavior of those who define, engage in, or become the victim of criminal behavior.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
246 Juvenile Delinquency. 3 cr. U. Study of personal and social determinants of juvenile delinquency and agencies for its control, treatment, and prevention.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
248 Sociology of Education. 3 cr. U. Social structure of the contemporary schooling system in the United States. Topics include social class membership and education outcomes; school desegregation; high school attrition.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
250 Sex and Gender. 3 cr. U. The study of sexual inequality; changing work and family roles in industrialized societies; the social construction of gender; sociological understandings of sexual diversity.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
255 (105) Sociology of Sexuality. 3 cr. U. The social construction of sexuality, the social history of sexual arrangements, and contemporary sexual theory and practice.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
260 The Family and Intimate Relationships. 3 cr. U. Sources of diversity and change in patterns of intimate relationship, marriage, and family life.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
261 Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology. 3 cr. U. Introduction to basic statistical concepts and procedures and their selected application to sociological data. Covers both descriptive and inferential statistics.|Prereq: soph st or Sociol 101(P); satisfaction of GER Quantitative Literacy Part A req.
282 Sociology of Aging. 3 cr. U. Introduction to social gerontology; examination of the social dynamics and institutional contexts of aging in modern society.|Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
289 Internship in Sociology, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of sociology in a business, organizational, educational, political or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Sociol; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
290 International Migration: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Examines institutional, demographic, geo-political, and social psychological sources of human migration. Considers theories of and trends in migration with special focus on salient, current events.|Not retakable for cr. Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
304 Political Sociology. 3 cr. U. Examination of structural and cultural factors as related to the nature of political systems; consideration of the organization and roles of political and para-political groups.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course.
305 Sociology of Sport. 3 cr. U. Social structure of sports in historic and contemporary contexts, with primary emphasis given to sports in the United States.|Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100 or 200 level course.
307 Industrial Sociology. 3 cr. U. Industrial technological factors in community life; role of industrial workers, leaders, and organizations in the community; impact of industrialization on other institutions.|Prereq: jr st; a Sociol 100-level course.
320 Social Change in American Indian Societies. 3 cr. U. American Indian societal change studied from a combination of theoretical perspectives: examination of the variation in American Indian responses to Western political and economic impacts.|AIS 320 & Sociol 320 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course or Sociol 224(P).
321 Contemporary Issues of the American Indian. 3 cr. U. Development of the institutional structure of American Indian affairs; current economic and social problems, contemporary manifestations of American Indian spirit, e.g. activism and cultural experiences.|AIS 321 & Sociol 321 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course or Sociol 224(P).
323 (effective 09/02/2014) Perspectives on Latino Communities. 3 cr. U. Sociological analysis of the experiences of Latinos. Examination of immigration and mode of incorporation from theoretical perspectives. Emphasis on Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans.|Latino 323 & Sociol 323 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course or cons instr.
323 Perspectives on Latino Communities. 3 cr. U. Sociological analysis of the experiences of Latinos. Examination of immigration and mode of incorporation from theoretical perspectives. Emphasis on Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course or cons instr.
324 Comparative Race Relations. 3 cr. U. Analysis of racial/ethnic relations in historical and cross-cultural perspective. Origin, persistence, adaptation, and change in patterns of race relations in various societies.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P).
325 Social Change. 3 cr. U. Study of change in society; integration and various theories of social change; examination of contemporary instances of social change.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course.
327 The Social Organization of Technology: A Comparative Perspective. 3 cr. U. Explores technological innovation, the diffusion of technology into practice, the relationship of technology to science, work and the control of work.|Prereq: jr st; a 100-level Sociol course.
330 Economy and Society. 3 cr. U. The sociological perspective applied to economic phenomena, including production, distribution, consumption, exchanges of goods, a country's economic development, and global market.|Prereq: jr st; a Sociol 100-level course.
331 Sociology of Health Care. 3 cr. U. Cultural, social, and social-psychological factors in disease processes; distribution of disease; social definitions of illness; organization of health professions and health facilities.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P).
333 Social Class in Industrial Society. 3 cr. U. Comparative analysis of patterns of stratification in modern societies. Critical analysis of competing theories via examination of selected topics of theoretical significance.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course.
338 Small Groups. 3 cr. U. Defining structure and functions of the group. Developing understanding of group processes. Recognizing and defining leadership, cliques and factions.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P).
341 Sociology of Deviant Behavior. 3 cr. U. Analysis of the ways in which deviant behavior is socially constructed, individuals are labeled and stigmatized as deviants, and mechanisms of social control are activated or challenged.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course.
342 Sociology of Law. 3 cr. U. Examination of law as a social institution, the functions of law, evolution of legal systems, law and other social institutions, the legal profession.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P).
343 Collective Behavior. 3 cr. U. Dynamic aspects of social and institutional change. The breakdown and transformation of the social system through cultural drift, collectivities, and social movements. Recruitment, ideology, and leadership.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P).
361 Research Methods in Sociology. 3 cr. U. Scientific methods in the analysis of society, procedures in problem definition, hypotheses/construction, and collection, and evaluation of data.|Prereq: jr st; 9 cr Sociol; Sociol 261(P) or approved stats course.
375 History of Sociological Theory. 3 cr. U. Critical survey of ideas about society centered on thinkers up to the twentieth century.|Prereq: jr st; 9 cr Sociol.
376 Modern Sociological Theory. 3 cr. U. Major theoretical paradigms including functionalism, conflict and dialectical models, exchange theory, symbolic interactionism, and social phenomenology.|Prereq: Sociol 375(P).
377 Urbanism and Urbanization. 3 cr. U. Theoretical perspectives, substantive themes, and methodological approaches to the study of cities. Impact of historical development and changing spatial patterns on social behavior in metropolitan areas.|Sociol 377 & Urb Std 377 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & a Sociol 100-level course; or Urb Std 250(P).
380 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics in sociology|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
399 Independent Study-Upper Division. 1-3 cr. U. Independent work in specific areas of sociology under supervision.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
404 Sociology and Social Policy. 3 cr. U. Examination of the uses of sociological theory and research in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of social policy.|Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course.
423 Latino Immigration and Incorporation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Latino institutional, geo-political, demographic, comparative, and social network theoretical perspectives on migration to and incorporation into the United States.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Latino 423 & Sociol 423 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; 3 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above or cons instr; addl prereqs may be assigned for specific topics.
440 Sociology of the Family. 3 cr. U/G. Family patterns and ideologies in relation to broader social structure and culture, sources of variety and change in household, family, and kinship organization.|Prereq: jr st; 6 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above.
442 The Work-Family Intersection. 3 cr. U/G. Social forces shaping work and family patterns and ideologies; implications of social change for employers, workers, and families; survey of work-family policies.|No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 495 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st; 6 cr 200-level or above Sociol.
443 Organizations, Occupations, and Professions. 3 cr. U/G. Development of occupations and professions in industrial societies. Study of professional concepts, ethical codes, work norms, specialization, recruitment, education, and work roles in an organizational context.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P); or grad st.
444 Sociology of the Body. 3 cr. U/G. How the body is shaped by social forces. Relationship between the body, identity, and culture, focusing on gender, race/ethnicity, and disability.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol course; or grad st.
448 Sociology of Children and Adolescents. 3 cr. U/G. Theoretical perspectives and research methods addressing substantive issues in children's and adolescents' lives, including peer cultures, schooling, families, gender, race, class, health, and work.|Prereq: jr st & any Sociol course; or grad st.
450 Environmental Sociology. 3 cr. U. Sociological analysis of the interaction between humans, their artifacts, and the natural environment.|Prereq: jr st & Sociol 101(P).
452 Social Networks in Global Commerce. 3 cr. U. Social networks that connect business people and companies; how networks mediate activities in a global economy; how networks are shaped by national culture and institutions.|Prereq: jr st & a Sociol 100-level course; or grad st.
461 (effective 09/02/2014) Multivariate Data Analysis for Social Research. 3 cr. U/G. Advanced practical training in multivariate regression using real, large datasets (surveys, census data, etc.); how multiple independent variables influence a dependent variable.|No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 499 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st, Sociol 261(P) or approved stats course; or grad st.
472 Population and Society. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts and methodology of demographic analysis. Nature and framework of population theories and research. Consideration of the social and economic determinants and consequences of trends in mortality, fertility, and migration.|Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above.
476 Sociology of International Public Health. 3 cr. U/G. Social, economic, and political factors that influence inequality in health at the global level; interacting influence of micro and macro forces on public health.|Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above; or grad st.
489 Internship in Sociology, Upper Division. 3 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of sociology in a business, organization, educational, political or other appropriate setting; includes course work and 120 hrs field work.|Prereq: jr st; declared Sociol major or minor; Sociol 361(P); 2.75 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
493 Capstone Seminar in Sociology. 3 cr. U. Summary and integration of ideas from diverse Sociology courses. For Sociol majors in their last year of study.|Prereq: sr st; declared Sociol major; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.
495 Seminar in Sociology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Intensive study in a selected area of Sociology. Designed to encourage discussion, debate, and critical thinking.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 6 cr 200-level or above Sociol or cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
610 Reproduction of Minority Communities. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis of the social, economic, and cultural forces behind the formation and reproduction of minority and disadvantaged communities in the United States.|Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of Ed Pol 610. Prereq: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course.
697 Organizational Admin Capstone. 3 cr. U. Internship, case analysis, or independent study that synthesizes course work in graded paper.|Commun 697, Econ 697, & Sociol 697 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: sr st; declared org adm major; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.

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