Undergraduate Syllabi

The UWM sociology department offers a variety of types of undergraduate classes. Introductory courses, or 100-level courses, offer an overview of the field of sociology, and are accessible to all students. Courses at the 200-level are generally open to students with at least sophomore standing, or those who have taken a 100-level course, and focus on particular subfields of sociology, such as sociology of work, social inequality, and sexuality.

Upper-division undergraduate courses, those at the 300– or 400-level, are intended for juniors and seniors who have taken an introductory-level course, and guide students in a more intensive, in-depth analysis of the subject matter. Seminars are small classes that encourage a lot of student participation.

The Internship in Sociology, available through enrollment in Sociol 489,  is designed to provide opportunities for sociology majors to work in settings outside the university.  Internships help develop the skills acquired in the undergraduate sociology program at UWM and give a sense of some of the job possibilities available to sociology majors upon graduation.

Finally, through enrollment in Sociol 199 or 399, a qualified student may engage in an independent study course. Students register in either 199 or 399 after preparing, with the approval of the supervising professor, a study proposal. The study proposal would include the following information: general statement of subject matter; description of student’s activities—read books/journal articles (list titles), conduct surveys or interviews, etc.; and description of how student will be evaluated—oral reports, exams, papers, etc. This study proposal would then be included with the Sociol 199 or 399 Independent Study Form (pdf). The study proposal must be approved by both the department chair and the Office of Student Academic Services in the College of Letters and Science. Failure to obtain approval will result in an administrative drop from the course.

Please check the Faculty and Staff pages for syllabi. Representative syllabi for active undergraduate courses are available here:

Sociol 101: Introduction to Sociology
Dr. T. Moore, 101-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Dr. T. Moore, 101-203, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Prof. K. Redding, 101-404, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Mr. D. Wolover, 101-002, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 102: Social Problems in American Society
Prof. C. Costello, 102-401, Spring 2014 (pdf)
Dr. T. Moore, 102-401, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 103: World Society
Mr. M. Caldwell, 103-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 104: Introduction to Social Psychology
Ms. M. Pylman, 104-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 150: Multicultural America
Prof. W. Vélez, 150-001, Fall 2013 (pdf)

Sociol 193: Freshman Seminar (inactive)

Sociol 200: Contemporary American Society
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 200-001 & 002, Spring 2014 (pdf) 

Sociol 207: Work and Society (inactive)

Sociol 224: American Minority Groups
Prof. F. Wilson, 224-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 233: Social Inequality in the United States

Dr. T. Moore, 233-001, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 235: Social Change in the Global Economy
Mr. M. Caldwell, 235-001, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 241: Criminology
Prof. D. Green, 241-201, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 246: Juvenile Delinquency
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 246-001 & 002, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 248: Sociology of Education
Ms. K. Collins, 248-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 250: Sex and Gender
Prof. S. Oliker, 250-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 255: Sociology of Sexuality
Prof. C. Costello, 255-001, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 260: The Family and Intimate Relationships

Dr. M. Czarnezki, 260-001 & 002, Fall 2014 (pdf) 

Sociol 261: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
Prof. H. Shin, 261-202, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Prof. A. Roberts, 261-401, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 282: Sociology of Aging
Prof. N. Chesley, 282-001, Fall 2012

Sociol 290: International Migration (Inactive) 

Sociol 304: Political Sociology (Inactive) 

Sociol 305: Sociology of Sport
Prof. F. Wilson, 305-051, Summer 2013 (pdf)

Sociol 307: Industrial Sociology (inactive)

Sociol 320: Social Change in American Indian Societies

Prof. D. Green, 320-001, Fall 2011

Sociol 321: Contemporary Issues of the American Indian
Prof. D. Green, 321-001, Spring 2011

Sociol 323: Perspectives on Latino Communities
Prof. W. Vélez, 323-201, Spring 2013 (pdf) 

Sociol 324: Comparative Race Relations
Ms. M. McDonald, 324-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 325: Social Change
Dr. M. Mantyh, 325-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 327: The Social Organization of Technology: A Comparative Perspective

Mr. D. Wolover, 327-001, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 330: Economy and Society
Prof. M. Britton, 330-201, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 331: Sociology of Health Care
Prof. C. Campos-Castillo, 331-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 333: Social Class in Industrial Society (Inactive) 

Sociol 338: Small Groups (Inactive) 

Sociol 341: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Mr. K. Jackson, 341-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Ms. T. Ray-Grover, 341-002, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 342: Sociology of Law (inactive)

Sociol 343: Collective Behavior
Dr. M. Mantyh, 343-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 361: Research Methods in Sociology
Prof. M. Britton, 361-201, Spring 2014 (pdf)
Prof. N. Chesley, 361-201, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 375: History of Sociological Theory
Prof. G. Gauchat, 375-202, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Prof. O. Mirosa, 375-001, Spring 2014 (pdf)
Prof. F. Wilson, 375-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 376: Modern Sociological Theory
Mr. McCarthy, 376-001, Fall 2014 (pdf)
Prof A. Aneesh, 376-201, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 377: Urbanism and Urbanization
Dr. J. Harris, 377-001, Spring 2013 (pdf) 

Sociol 380: Honors Seminar (inactive)

Sociol 404: Sociology and Social Policy
Prof. S. Halpern-Meekin, 404-001, Spring 2013 (pdf) 

Sociol 423: Latino Immigration and Incorporation
Subtitle: Puerto Rican Diaspora and Settlement – Prof. W. Vélez, 423-001, Fall 2014 (pdf) 

Sociol 440: Sociology of the Family
Prof. S. Halpern-Meekin, 440-001, Spring 2013 (pdf)
Prof. S. Oliker, 440-202, Spring 2013 (pdf) 

Sociol 442: The Work-Family Intersection
Prof. N. Chesley, 442-201 Fall 2014 (pdf) 

Sociol 443: Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Prof. K. Chang, 443-201, Spring 2013 (pdf)

Sociol 444: Sociology of the Body
Prof. C. Costello, 444-001, Fall 2012 (pdf)

Sociol 448: Sociology of Children and Adolescents
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 448-001 & 002, Spring 2013 (pdf) 

Sociol 450: Environmental Sociology
Prof. O. Mirosa, 450-001 Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 452: Social Networks in Global Commerce
Prof. J. Roberts, 452-001, Spring 2014

Sociol 472: Population and Society
Prof. H. Shin, 472-001 Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 476:  Sociology of International Public Health
Prof. H. Shin, 476-201, Fall 2013 (pdf)

Sociol 489: Internship in Sociology, Upper Division
Dr. M. Mantyh, 489-001, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Sociol 493: Capstone Seminar in Sociology (Inactive) 

Sociol 495: Seminar in Sociology (inactive)

Sociol 610: Reproduction of Minority Communities
Prof. W. Vélez, 610-001, Spring 2012