Undergraduate Programs

Anthropology

The department offers a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology. The program draws broadly from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, making it a strong undergraduate major that provides a sound interdisciplinary preparation for a variety of careers.

Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Program

The department offers highly-qualified majors in anthropology the opportunity to apply to an accelerated master’s degree program in anthropology. If accepted, students will be able to earn both the undergraduate and graduate degrees after satisfactory completion of 144 credits, sometimes within five years.

Sociology

The department offers a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Sociology majors study how social movements emerge from the collective efforts of individuals and the role that social forces play in defining racial identities and gender roles. They take courses in the theories that explain social phenomena and develop strong research skills, learning how to conduct surveys, interviews, systematic observation as well as how to evaluate sources.

With the strong research skills, critical thinking, and effective writing that are the hallmark of sociology graduates, they are prepared for a variety of career paths from teaching, human service, and human resource occupations to work in the criminal justice system, marketing, and social research. The sociology major is also excellent preparation for students considering law school or graduate training in the social and behavioral sciences.

Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Program

The department offers highly-qualified majors in sociology the opportunity to apply to an accelerated master’s degree program in sociology. If accepted, students will be able to earn both the undergraduate and graduate degrees after satisfactory completion of 147 credits, sometimes within five years.

Minors

The department offers minors in anthropology and sociology available to students in any major. The department coordinates the interdisciplinary minor in immigration studies and the faculty participate in many other minors in the college. 

Graduate Programs

Anthropology

The department offers a master’s degree in anthropology. Students can choose one of three emphases: advanced training in sociocultural anthropology; culture, health and bioethics; or transnational and global issues. They can chose from many courses that are richly interdisciplinary covering such diverse topics as nationalism and transnationalism; bioethics; social movements, ethnicity and identity; conflict and violence; migration, displacement, and refugees; regional ethnography; and political economy and globalization. Departmental specializations include the following regions: Central and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the United  States. Course work progresses from core courses to more advanced courses and culminates in a thesis.

Sociology

The department offers master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology. Students pursuing a master’s degree in sociology take required courses in theory and methods and a host of electives. Students may choose to focus their electives in one of two specializations: institutions and inequalities or sociology of globalization.

The doctoral degree in sociology provides rigorous training in public and applied social research, including skills in research design, data analysis, and substantive areas that are pertinent to various sectors in the Washington, D.C., area. Graduates have the theoretical, analytical, and professional skills that prepare them for academic positions in teaching or research. They are also well-qualified for nonacademic positions in the many settings that rely on the expertise of sociologists including human service agencies, marketing research firms, educational systems, nonprofit foundations, and law enforcement agencies.

Funding

The department has a limited number of teaching assistantships, which are awarded on a competitive basis. Other sources of funding such as grants, loans, and employment on campus are also available. Students awarded assistantships must register for a minimum of six credits a semester and show satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Department Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Black, Dumont, Golomb, Williams (anthropology); Borkman (sociology)

Professors

Schiller, Seligmann (anthropology); Best, Dennis, Jacobs, Kurtz, Witte, Scimecca (sociology)

Associate Professors

Bickford, Trencher (anthropology); Bockman, Dale, Davis, Guagnano, Hanrahan, Kim (sociology)

Assistant Professors

Hughes Rinker, Klaus, Mantz, Sadana, Takahashi, Temple (anthropology)

Term Associate Professor

Masters

Term Assistant Professor

Storelli (sociology)

Adjuncts

Gerber, Hodges, Lowry (anthropology); Mitcho, Nambiar, Pearlman, Smith (sociology)

Affiliate Faculty

Avruch, Blum, Usher (anthropology); Goldstone, Johnson, Nambiar, Sandole-Staroste, Smith, Spalter-Roth (sociology)

Policies

Nondegree Status

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a degree may apply for nondegree status. Nondegree students must meet the same admission requirements as degree-seeking students (minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00, among other criteria). Nondegree students may later apply for admission to a degree program. Up to nine credits earned in nondegree status may transferred to the master’s degrees in anthropology or sociology, subject to the approval of the program director and dean.

Anthropology (ANTH)

100 Level Courses

ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. 3 credits.
Overview of major ideas and approaches to the study of cultures around the world. Surveys kinship, social organization, political economy, religious beliefs, language and other aspects of non-Western cultures. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 120: Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution. 3 credits.
Introduction to archeology and bioanthropology. Explore issues and debates in human biological evolution, prehistory and social change, as well as lab and field methods for understanding archaeological remains. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 135: Introduction to Biological Anthropology. 3 credits.
Uses an evolutionary perspective to introduce students to the study of humans and non-human primates as biological organisms. The course will analyze the genetic and environmental bases for modern human biological variation, understand primate behavior and biological relationships, and reconstruct the fossil record. Discussions about prehistoric skeletal remains will emphasize biological responses to changes in subsistence and social structure. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

ANTH 299: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Individual study in anthropology on topic organized in advance by student and instructor. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

300 Level Courses

ANTH 300: Civilizations. 3 credits.
Cross-cultural and transtemporal examination of complex societies and civilizations. Explores developmental schema for rise, articulation, spread, and decline of historic and contemporary civilizations. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 301: Native North Americans. 3 credits.
Exploration of native North American cultures and selected aspects of Indian-white historical relations. Emphasizes cultural persistence as well as change. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 302: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America. 3 credits.
Examines Latin American cultures and selected aspects of historical record. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 303: Peoples and Cultures of the Andes. 3 credits.
Examines issues and problems of selected regions of highland and lowland Andean South America. Provides knowledge of people of the Andes, their diverse cultural practices and adaptations, and the causes and consequences of conflicts. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 306: Peoples and Cultures of Island Asia. 3 credits.
Examines cultures of the Island Asia culture region, focusing on native cultures of Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 307: Ancient Mesoamerica. 3 credits.
Examines the peoples and cultures of ancient Mesoamerica, including Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, and Aztec societies. Major topics include the rise of civilization, the development of the Mesoamerican cultural tradition, the growth of cities, trade, exchange, writing systems, political organization, religion, conflict, and the archaeological study of this indigenous heritage. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 308: Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East. 3 credits.
Examines the anthropological literature on peoples and cultures of the Middle East, with particular attention to political and social change over the course of the 20th century. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 309: Peoples and Cultures of India. 3 credits.
Examination of South Asia, with emphasis on India. Includes general overview of prehistory and history; impact of colonialism; contemporary Indian culture, including the changing relations of caste and class, family organization, and the roles of women, religion, and ideology; and current trends in economic development and socioeconomic differences in different parts of the country. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 312: Political Anthropology. 3 credits.
Examines cultural and ecological contexts of political structures and competition for power in selected societies; and cross-cultural and comparative approaches to study of political conflict, leadership, values, and symbolism. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hrs, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 313: Myth, Magic, and Mind. 3 credits.
Examines religion as a cultural system. Topics include mythology, ritual, symbolism, and dogma. Emphasizes cross-cultural and predominantly non-Western material. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 314: Zombies. 3 credits.
Explores how human beings across cultures have historically expressed social anxieties through references to the one particular manifestation of the undead: zombies, figures representing a state in which human beings are animate and affective in the world around them, but lack consciousness or free will. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 315: Socialization Processes: Family, Childhood, Personality in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 3 credits.
Examines aspects of the cultural transmission process in specific local cultures selected from various world culture regions, with emphasis on transmission of cultures. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 316: Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean. 3 credits.
Examines the social, cultural, and political history of the Caribbean Sea islands and coastal Central and South American lowlands that collectively constitute the geographic and cultural region known as the Caribbean. Emphasizes the central role this region has historically played in creating a sense of global interconnectedness among diverse regions of the world. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 322: Pirates, Conquest, and Death: Archaeology and Globalism since 1500. 3 credits.
Examines materials, theories, and methods of archaeology derived from and applied to historical sites, as they complement archival records. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120, 60 hrs, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 323: Digging and Dealing in the Dead: Ethics in Archaeology. 3 credits.
Survey of the ethical and legal dimensions of conducting archaeological research. Examines historical and contemporary debates about the responsibilities archaeologists have to the communities they study. Explores appropriate methods of artifact preservation, excavation, and the interpretation of data. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 324: Warfare, Violence, and Sacrifice in Antiquity. 3 credits.
Examines origin and nature of conflict in human society with an emphasis on the ancient past. Major topics include the possible role of violence in human evolution, cross-cultural studies of conflict in indigenous society, warfare in early states, and sacrifice as a ritual practice. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 325: Field Techniques in Archaeology. 3-6 credits.
Intensive study of archaeological field techniques by directed group projects in site survey, site testing, recording techniques, and stratigraphy through discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 330: Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western. 3 credits.
Examines cultures of a specific region such as Africa and the Middle East. Focuses primarily on non-Western cultures. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 331: Refugees. 3 credits.
Introduction to causes and consequences of forced dislocation as a global issue. Covers formally recognized refugees, as well as people such as internally displaced persons and asylum seekers who are in refugee-like circumstances. Focuses on understanding the personal experiences of refugees and examining efforts on their behalf at national and international levels. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 332: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Globalization. 3 credits.
Examines the varieties of cultural experience. Several cultures are studied in depth; with attention to local histories, global contexts, and shifting perspectives on the practice of ethnography. Notes: May be used for credit toward the BA in sociology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 340: Comparative Perspectives on Immigration. 3 credits.
Considers the dimensions and meanings of the immigrant experience in the United States, with a focus on the diversity of immigrants and refugees who have arrived during the past 30 years. Emphasis on the social context in which immigration occurs and on the bearing of institutional and cultural influences on patterns of adaptation, assimilation, and exclusion from the host society. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 350: Human Growth and Development. 3 credits.
Introduces human developmental stages in terms of behavior, biology, and genetics. Addresses the history and methods of human growth research. Explores the environmental and socioeconomic influences on human growth. Investigates the evolution of uniqueness in human developmental stages of the human species in comparison of other primates. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 355: Human Origins. 3 credits.
Explores the fossil evidence for human and primate evolution. Exposes students to evidence for the origins of mammals and primates, and to discussions of human evolution. Uses human fossils as tools to understand evolutionary relationships (phylogenetics), behavior, functional anatomy, and broader adaptation. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 357: Bioarchaeology. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the study of human skeletal remains and their associated archaeological artifacts, focusing on using the human skeleton to address behavior, growth, stress, ritual, social complexity, diet, disease, and violence in the past. Uses the human body and associated artifacts to provide a detailed analysis of cultural transitions, expression of socioeconomic inequality, the origins of ritual complexity, violence, and disease. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 360: Evolution, Sex, and Society. 3 credits.
Inquiry into the biological dimensions of humans as culture- bearing animals. Topics include altruism, aggression, primate social organization, morphology, comparative ethnology, and microevolutionary genetic differentiation. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135, 60 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 363: Humans, Disease, and Death. 3 credits.
Explores human health and disease from anthropological and evolutionary perspectives. Examines what a disease is, what causes them, how we have co-evolved with diseases, how disease patterns have changed over human history, and the future of disease. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 365: Human Variation. 3 credits.
Examines biological dimensions of human variation and the beginnings of race as a concept. Discusses evolution of human biodiversity in culturally distinct human groups related to environment, physiology, genetics, nutrition, and disease. Explores use of scientific analyses of human biodiversity. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135, 60 hours or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 366: Food and Human Evolution. 3 credits.
Explores the relationship between diet and human adaptation from biological, archaeological, cultural, and evolutionary perspectives. Examines how humans are unique in our ability to find and process a wide range of foods. Introduces agriculture as a co-evolutionary strategy between humans and other species. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 370: Environment and Culture. 3 credits.
Examines relationships among environment, culture, and human behavior with an emphasis on cultural ecological explanations in mainly non-Western contexts. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, or 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 372: Cultures of Disaster, Risk, and Hope. 3 credits.
By using ethnographic accounts on disasters in different cultural settings, this course explores cultural meanings of disasters as well as broader anthropological issues such as risk, power, modernity, memory, trauma, temporality, monster, nature, science and technology, and hope. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 375: Culture, Power, History. 3 credits.
Use of ethnographic, archaeological, linguistic, and documentary data, in light of anthropological theory, to interpret the past and processes of change among indigenous peoples throughout the world. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 376: Food and Culture. 3 credits.
Examines a variety of experiences through foods, which bring not only nutritional but also sociocultural debates to our table (e.g. identity, memory, senses, ethnicity, gender, geopolitics, climate change, and globalization). Focuses on both Western and non-Western cultures. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 377: Mortuary Archaeology. 3 credits.
Focuses on the study of burial patterns and death rituals in antiquity by introducing students to the methods of burial excavation, examining the history of mortuary archaeology theory and engagement with processual and postprocessual schools of thought, and examining case studies from around the world to decode the complex symbolisms encoded in burial practices. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 378: Humans and Animals. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to anthropology of human's relationship with animals across a large geographic and temporal span. From domestication of animals to animism, pets and animal classification systems, course explores society's attitudes toward and dynamic interactions with the animal kingdom. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 379: Andean Archaeology. 3 credits.
Examines 12,000 years of pre-Hispanic cultures of the Andean region of western South America. Focuses on the development and key achievements of some of the most remarkable civilizations of the New World, including the Chavin, Paracas, Cupisnique, Moche, Sicán, Nasca, Chimú, Wari, and lnka. Considers as well the nature, priorities, and accomplishments of scientific Andean archaeology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 380: Language and Culture. 3 credits.
Anthropological analyses of language behavior, origins, and change. Emphasizes the interplay of language, culture, anthropology, and linguistics. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 381: Medical Anthropology. 3 credits.
Surveys the discipline of medical anthropology, focusing on traditional medical beliefs and the diverse responses to modern scientific medicine in developing countries and among cultural minorities in the United States. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 382: Urban Anthropology. 3 credits.
Uses tools and resources of sociocultural anthropology to study life in cities in a comparative, global context, including topics such as poverty, discrimination, migration, transnationalism, and urban planning. Case studies draw from different urban environments in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and North America. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114 and 60 credits, or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 383: Cities of the Global South. 3 credits.
Explores ethnographic perspectives on urban life in Latin America, Africa, and Asia in order to build a ground-up, comparative approach to studying cities. Examines the global connections between cities and critically evaluates north/south and first/third world paradigms. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 387: Zooarchaeology. 4 credits.
Explores the methods and theories applied in zooarchaeology through integrating hands-on assignments working with a comparative collection. Examines how archaeologists can understand human-animal relationships in the past including their role in reconstructing paleoenvironments, their contribution to ancient foodways, domestication of animals, and ritual uses of fauna. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
ANTH 388: Human Osteology. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the methods of modern human skeletal analysis in bio- and forensic anthropology. Covers introductory human skeletal and dental gross anatomy and describes analytical techniques spanning including age and sex estimation, osteometry, and paleopathology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 389: Human Osteology Lab. 2 credits.
Laboratory course associated with ANTH 388. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Recommended Corequisite: ANTH 388.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
ANTH 390: Theories, Methods, and Issues I. 3 credits.
First of a two-course sequence that reviews the major theoretical traditions and schools of thought in anthropology. Notes: Required for anthropology majors. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114 and 60 credits, including 6 credits of ANTH 300-level (or above) courses, or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 391: Forensic Anthropology. 3 credits.
Human remains play key roles in medicolegal investigations. Provides an overview of contemporary forensic anthropology including age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of the time since death, analysis of sharp force, blunt force, and gunshot trauma, mass disaster contexts, and the forensic archaeological recovery of buried remains. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 392: Forensic Anthropology Lab. 2 credits.
This lab class in the companion to ANTH 391. Involves hands-on lab exercises in the learning of methods in modern forensic anthropology, covering age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of the time since death, analysis of traumatic trauma, individual identification, and archaeological recovery of buried remains. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Recommended Corequisite: ANTH 391.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
ANTH 393: Paleopathology. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to the field of paleopathology which involves identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains, and reconstruction of the natural history and co-evolution of disease with humans. Covers the differential diagnosis and history of infectious pathogens, skeletal trauma, oral diseases, metabolic abnormalities, developmental defects, and more. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 395: Work, Technology, and Society: An IT Perspective. 3 credits.
Introduction to the anthropology of work, technology, and society, with emphasis on information technology. Covers general conceptual issues of information technology and also involves specific practical exercises with computers, their operating systems, the logic of automated production, databases, and web-based communication. Attention also directed to social and ethical issues raised by contemporary information technology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences. 3 credits.
Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 398: Study Abroad. 1-6 credits.
Field project or study abroad experience leading to the production of a written report Notes: May be repeated with permission of department. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 399: Issues in Anthropology. 3 credits.
Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, changing from semester to semester, and focusing on topics such as sex roles, anthropology and ethics, and primate social organization. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

ANTH 400: Engaging the World: Anthropological Perspectives. 3 credits.
Examines selected topics with emphasis on the integration of different kinds of knowledge and the balancing of alternative ways of assessing meaning and relevance. Topics usually drawn from issues of global economic processes, civic rights and responsibilities, ethics, museums, public policy, the environment, and migration. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 420: Interpretation in Archaeology. 3 credits.
Explores theoretical and methodological issues in archaeology. Considers patterns and contexts of archaeological remains, analytic problems, and interpretation of material culture. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of ANTH, including ANTH 120 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 427: Historic Cemetery Survey. 4 credits.
Explores demographic, stylistic, and religious aspects of historic cemeteries. Students learn to survey, record, and analyze gravestone data through field projects. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 430: Research Methods in Archaeology. 3 credits.
Studies archaeological research process through discussions of current archaeological methodologies and student participation in designing and critiquing research projects. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120, 60 hrs, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 435: Special Projects: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. 1-3 credits.
Lab or field project leading to a written report of the research. Notes: Research and paper completed under instructor's guidance. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120 or 135, 60 credits, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 436: Special Projects: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. 1-3 credits.
Lab or field project leading to a written report of the research. Notes: Research and paper completed under instructor's guidance. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 120 or 135, 60 credits, and Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 440: Applied Anthropology. 3 credits.
Examines the needs and problems of communities and organizations and develops professional skills for a career in applied anthropology. Topics include the history of applied anthropology, research methods and ethics, fields in which applied anthropologists work, career options, and professionalization. Students prepare a career portfolio and other documents common in the workplace for applied anthropologists. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 450: Qualitative Methods: Nonstatistical Approaches in Culture and Social Research. 3 credits.
Explores some of the most useful nonquantitative research techniques in social sciences and offers practice in their application. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and 6 credits of ANTH including ANTH 114, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 488: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture. 3 credits.
Examines how gender, sexuality, race, and class come together as analytically distinct, yet practically intertwined, systems of meaning and practice. Examples highlight questions of political economy and history while focusing on specific ethnographic or historical readings. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours and ANTH 340 or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 490: Theories, Methods, and Issues II. 3 credits.
Second of a two-course sequence that reviews major theoretical traditions and schools of thought in anthropology. Notes: Required for anthropology majors and usually taken as a senior seminar. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours and 9 hours of ANTH, including ANTH 390, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 492: Contemporary Controversies in Anthropology. 3 credits.
Examines recent important works, issues, and controversies in anthropology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours and 9 hours of ANTH, including ANTH 390, or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 495: Internship. 1-6 credits.
Supervised project in applying anthropology in relevant settings including public and historical archaeology, developmental anthropology, museums, non-profit organizations, advocacy, communications, or consulting organizations. Notes: Students must complete 45 hours of work at the internship site for each credit. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship
ANTH 496: Evolutionary Theory. 3 credits.
Considers evolution as a biological as well as cultural concept. Parallels and contrasts among conceptual approaches allow a critique of the potential of evolution as a unifying biosocial theory. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours and 9 hours of ANTH, including ANTH 390, or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 499: Independent Research. 1-12 credits.
Individual research on a topic to be organized in advance by student and instructor. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

ANTH 535: Anthropology and the Human Condition: Seminar I. 3 credits.
Examines some of the major theorists of 19th- and early 20th-century cultural theory. Marx, Freud, Durkheim, and Weber are surveyed as foundational thinkers for reading the works of such 20th-century theorists as Boas, Malinowski, Benedict, and Sapir. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 536: Anthropology and the Human Condition: Seminar II. 3 credits.
Examines contemporary theorists of anthropology, covering ongoing debates over epistemology and the multiple strands that inform anthropological theory and practice. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 535.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 555: Policy and Culture. 3 credits.
Examines the relevance of cultural processes to policymaking and the culture of policymaking organizations. Topics include development, welfare policy, environmental and energy policy, regulation and risk; health care and immigration policy; and the war on drugs. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 556: Human Growth and Development. 3 credits.
Introduces human developmental stages in terms of behavior, biology, and genetics. Addresses the history and methods of human growth research. Explores the environmental and socioeconomic influences on human growth. Investigates the evolution of uniqueness in human developmental stages of the human species in comparison of other primates. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 557: Human Origins. 3 credits.
Explores the fossil evidence for human and primate evolution. Exposes students to evidence for the origins of mammals and primates, and to discussions of human evolution. Uses human fossils as tools to understand evolutionary relationships (phylogenetics), behavior, functional anatomy, and broader adaptation. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 570: Andean Archaeology. 3 credits.
Examines 12,000 years of pre-Hispanic cultures of the Andean region of western South America - that constituted the most remarkable complex civilizations of the New World. Focuses on the development and key achievements of the Chavin, Paracas, Cupisnique, Moche, Sican, Nasca, Chimu, Wari, and lnka cultures, and the nature, priorities, and accomplishments of scientific Andean archaeology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 576: American Cultures. 3 credits.
Examines U.S. cultures and explores concept of an American culture. Course readings and discussions explore underpinnings of the American experience, document broad historical shifts, and detail the experience of diverse groups of Americans, thus forming the basis for a critical, analytical, and comparative discussion of American life and life in America. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 577: Mortuary Archaeology. 3 credits.
Focuses on the study of burial patterns and death rituals in antiquity by introducing students to the methods of burial excavation, examining the history of mortuary archaeology theory and engagement with processual and postprocessual schools of thought, and examining case studies from around the world to decode the complex symbolisms encoded in burial practices. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 578: Humans and Animals. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to anthropology of human's relationship with animals across a large geographic and temporal span. From domestication of animals to animism, pets and animal classification systems, course explores society's attitudes toward and dynamic interactions with the animal kingdom. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 580: Environmental Anthropology. 3 credits.
Covers major theoretical trends and ethnographic works in environmental anthropology, focusing on the frameworks developed and used by environmental anthropologists, including cultural ecology, ecological anthropology, environmentalism, political ecology, new ecology, and science and technology studies. Explores how environmental anthropologists have contributed to broader debates about modernity, globalization, power, kinship, science and technology, and human-environmental relations. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 582: Human Osteology. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the methods of modern human skeletal analysis in bioarchaeological and forensic science. Covers introductory human skeletal and dental gross anatomy and describes analytical techniques spanning including age and sex estimation, osteometry, and paleopathology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ANTH 583.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 583: Human Osteology Lab. 2 credits.
Laboratory course associated with ANTH 582. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ANTH 582.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ANTH 584: Paleopathology. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to the field of paleopathology which involves identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains, and reconstruction of the natural history and co-evolution of disease with humans. Covers the differential diagnosis and history of infectious pathogens such as tuberculosis and syphilis, skeletal trauma, oral diseases, metabolic abnormalities neoplasms developmental defects joint disease and more. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 585: Bioarchaeology. 3 credits.
Explores the cutting-edge methods of bioarchaeological science and reconstructs ancient living worlds from the remarkable information encoded in bones via patterns of demography, disease, diet, trauma, violence, lifestyle, social structures, sex and gender, ethnicity, and identities on a global scale and over the last 10,000 years of history. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 590: Forensic Anthropology. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of contemporary forensic anthropology. Topics include: age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of the postmortem interval, analysis of sharp force, blunt force, and gunshot trauma, individual identification, forensic taphonomy, mass disaster contexts, and the forensic archaeological recovery of buried remains. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ANTH 591.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 591: Forensic Anthropology Lab. 2 credits.
Laboratory course associated with ANTH 590. Involves hands-on lab exercises in the learning of methods in modern forensic anthropology, covering age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of postmortem intervals, analyses of traumatic trauma, individual identification, forensic taphonomy, and archaeological recovery of buried remains. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ANTH 590.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ANTH 593: Zooarchaeology. 4 credits.
Explores the methods and theories applied in zooarchaeology through integrating hands-on assignments working with a comparative collection. Examines how archaeologists can understand human-animal relationships in the past including their role in reconstructing paleoenvironments, their contribution to ancient foodways, domestication of animals, and ritual uses of fauna. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

600 Level Courses

ANTH 600: Anthropology and Museums. 3 credits.
Explores the changing relations between culture, indigenous groups, representation and knowledge by examining how meaning is created and conveyed in museums and exhibits. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 615: Ritual and Power in Social Life. 3 credits.
Domains of religion and politics are conjoined by questions of power: its deployment, distribution, and forms of resistance it engenders. Course investigates connections among religious thought, ritual practice, and political action by drawing on a variety of theoretical orientations in the social sciences including structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, and performance theory. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 616: Anthropology of the City. 3 credits.
Examines classic and contemporary works in urban theory, in light of broader scholarly discussions of modernity and globalization. Uses a case-study approach to analyze topics such as: public and private space, citizenship and governance, architecture and design, housing, transportation, formal and informal settlements, and the contest over space and environmental resources in cities around the world. Notes: Course may be offered fall or spring. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 617: Political Economy. 3 credits.
Human societies have always engaged in complex political relations and economic exchanges. The cultural meanings people create are shaped by, and in turn shape, systems of power. Political economy is the attempt to understand the relationship between politics and economics, at the juncture of local meanings and global histories. Course reviews major works and models of political economy, especially as they relate to social and cultural analysis. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 620: Theory: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. 3 credits.
Examines theoretical approaches in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and biological anthropology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in ARCHAEOLOGY or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 631: Refugees in the Contemporary World. 3 credits.
Explores major refugee flows since the mid-20th century, emphasizing mechanisms for providing assistance, asylum, and resettlement. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 632: International Migration in Comparative Perspective. 3 credits.
International migration in the contemporary world, focusing on the full range of economic, political, and social reasons for migration and the effects of different national policies on that process. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 635: Regional Ethnography. 3 credits.
In-depth study of peoples and cultures of a specific world region (Latin America, East Asia, the Pacific, or United States). Content may include cultures defined by diaspora, migration, and other global forces and processes. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 640: Applied Anthropology. 3 credits.
Explores the application of contemporary anthropological ideas, theories, and methods to find solutions to practical problems as defined by various organizations and institutions including business, government, nongovernmental organizations, and various institutions. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 650: Methods in Anthropology. 3 credits.
Reviews and examines major research methods commonly employed in cultural anthropological field study, with emphasis on ethnographic research design and the use of standard ethnographic techniques. Includes practice in designing ethnographic research project and using ethnographic methods and techniques in a field setting. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 655: Nationalism, Transnationalism, and States: Local and Global Perspectives. 3 credits.
Explores different approaches to understanding the interaction of nationalism, transnationalism, and states given the apparently simultaneous dissolution of demographic, economic and cultural borders, and modernist social science paradigms. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
ANTH 670: Regional Studies in Archaeology. 3 credits.
Regional survey of specific culture area in archaeology to be chosen by student and instructor. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
ANTH 677: Anthropology and History. 3 credits.
Considers anthropological approaches to the study of history, the ways in which people construct their histories, and social historians' effort to incorporate anthropological and ethnographic orientations into their accounts. Attention to tensions between culture and power in the constitution of historiography and to methodological challenges of interpreting qualitative and quantitative data. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 684: Independent Study in Sociocultural Anthropology. 1-6 credits.
Directed reading and research on a specific topic, agreed on by student and faculty member, resulting in a written project. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
ANTH 687: Medical Anthropology. 3 credits.
Explores the wide variety of cultural interpretations of health, illness, and curing. Examines a number of different curing systems, both traditional and modern, and compares them with cosmopolitan biomedicine. Several book-length case studies cover a wide variety of cultural groups, health topics, and theoretical orientations. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 690: Internship. 3-6 credits.
All internships must be approved by faculty advisor to ensure suitability to the student's course of study. Introduction to applied anthropology through approved work and study at a museum, institute, agency, or other approved site. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing, with 3 hours of methods and 12 hours in program, or by permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
ANTH 698: Study Abroad. 1-6 credits.
Intended for participation in formally organized course offered by Center for Global Education or an overseas institution or engagement in a field project related to the Master's thesis or project. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
ANTH 699: Contemporary Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology. 3 credits.
Explores current issues and debates in sociocultural anthropology. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

700 Level Courses

ANTH 721: Culture, Power, and Conflict. 3 credits.
Explores power and social conflict through the lens of cultural analysis. Special attention to the role of cultural differences in the structuring of conflict and the deployment of cultural theory in formulating a practice of conflict resolution. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 750: Ethnographic Genres. 3 credits.
"Genre" refers to kind, sort, or type. Course surveys the various modes of representation anthropologists use in elaborating participant-observation field work, as well as how these styles refer to and construct ethnographic "others." Explores a set of central philosophical and methodological issues in social-cultural anthropology such as framing, perspective, authority, reflexivity, and politics of style. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 769: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture. 3 credits.
Utilizes interdisciplinary material within an overall anthropological perspective on body meanings and practices. Readings highlight questions of political economy and history, focusing on specific ethnographic or historical contexts, to develop an understanding of how gender, sexuality, race, and class become analytically distinct yet intertwined systems of meaning and practice. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ANTH 796: Master's Research Project. 1-6 credits.
Capstone research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty project director and project evaluation committee. Project should be a substantial contribution to anthropological knowledge and is in lieu of a thesis. Notes: Students must initially enroll for a minimum of 3 credits of ANTH 796 and maintain continuous enrollment in 796 until project is submitted. A maximum of 6 credits of ANTH 796 may be applied to the degree. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approval of project proposal.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
ANTH 798: Thesis or Project Proposal. 3 credits.
Work on research proposal that forms basis for master's thesis or project. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credits, including all other core courses.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
ANTH 799: Master's Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Master's thesis research and writing under direction of thesis committee. Notes: Students must register for a minimum of three credit hours in their first semester of 799 and maintain continuous enrollment in 799 while writing and submitting a thesis. A maximum of 6 credits of 799 may be applied to the degree. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 24 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approval of thesis proposal.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

500 Level Courses

SOAN 510: Culture and Globalization. 3 credits.
Provides continuing exposure to the range of disciplinary perspectives necessary for understanding crucial issues in the global arena. Through case examples, focuses on the intersections of culture and globalization. Analyzes existing data and assesses alternative policy and program approaches, and illuminates interactions between globalization and culture. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOAN 500.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

600 Level Courses

SOAN 670: Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology. 4-8 credits.
Provides cross-disciplinary, pedagogical format in Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Covers variety of pedagogical formats, such as combining ethnographic field techniques taught in anthropology with sociological-based urban issues, or providing archaeological laboratory analyses with grounding in statistical techniques proposed by department faculty. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Sociology (SOCI)

100 Level Courses

SOCI 101: Introductory Sociology. 3 credits.
Introduction to basic sociological concepts. Examines aspects of human behavior in cultural framework, including individual and group interaction, social mobility and stratification, status and class, race and gender relations, urbanism, crime and criminology, and social change and reform. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 120: Globalization and Society. 3 credits.
Examines and analyzes important global issues and processes. Considers historical development of globalization and implications for different societies and cultures. Investigates perceptions of global processes by different cultures and nations, and efforts of international institutions to address social, political, economic, and cultural changes in global society. Notes: Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 120 and GLOA 101. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

SOCI 300: Social Control and Freedom. 3 credits.
Explores ways in which individuals are both architects and prisoners of society. Offers a foundational course for examining the "invisible" social forces that shape our lives and the individual and collective capacity to make choices, including social and cultural change. Includes topics such as youth and culture, deviance and crime, social inequalities, and global change. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 301: Criminology. 3 credits.
Focuses on causes and meaning of crime, with emphasis on adults. Patterns of criminal behavior, including property crimes, violent crimes, organized crime, white-collar crime, and victimless crime. Critical assessment of criminal justice system as a response to crime. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 302: Sociology of Delinquency. 3 credits.
Examines social factors involved in development of delinquency, including family, political economy, schooling, community environment and culture. Examines various theories of delinquency; rates of delinquency in relation to age, race, gender and social class; and legal system that addresses causes, consequences, and policies of punishment and rehabilitation. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 303: Methods and Logic of Inquiry. 3 credits.
Actively engages students in original inquiry meaningful to themselves and their communities. Demonstrates the reciprocal relationship between theory and empirical research. Explores the complementarity of interpretive and explanatory logics, employing basic sociological methods. Guides students to formulate research problems; design research; gather and analyze evidence; and organize, frame, and revise arguments, culminating in a public presentation of their projects to the sociology faculty. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 101, SOCI 102, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 304: The Future of Work. 3 credits.
Introduces the basic concepts of economic sociology. Explores how the world of work has changed due to globalization, deindustrialization, new technologies, and economic crisis. Focuses on providing students with a better understanding of how markets and corporations work, and about new economic approaches to create new, potentially less alienating work environments. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 307: Social Movements and Political Protest. 3 credits.
Explores processes for organizing resistance to current social and power arrangements, from terrorism to nonviolent civil resistance to create alternative institutions, policies, or leadership that promote human rights and social justice. Uses historical and contemporary case studies of local and global change to explore, how, why, and to what effect individuals have organized to protest the status quo and create social change. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 308: Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World. 3 credits.
Explores how race and ethnicity have been shaped by policies and practices in Western and non-Western societies. Explores the evolution of racial and ethnic attitudes from a global and historical perspective. Examines how changing demographic racial patterns may affect definitions of race and ethnicity and the ways in which people individually and collectively act to create new futures. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 309: Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life. 3 credits.
Uses a sociological framework to analyze and understand the diverse forms of contemporary families--traditional marriages, cohabitation, domestic partnerships, single-parents families, stepfamilies, and gay and lesbian families. Explored are topics such as changes in sexual mores, reflected in new dating practices; shifting parenting roles; effects of social class, race and ethnicity; and the outcomes of divorce for couples and children. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 310: Sociology of Deviance. 3 credits.
Analyzes macro- and microlevel deviance-producing processes, meaning and control of deviance, and major theoretical approaches to deviance. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 311: Classical Sociological Theory. 3 credits.
Explores sociological tradition through readings and discussions of ideas drawn from writings of selected sociological thinkers such as Comte, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and others. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of upper level (300 or 400 level) sociology courses, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 312: Qualitative Research Methods. 3 credits.
Introduces ethnography, field work methods, interviewing, life histories, and other qualitative methods to generate data about cultures in which various groups and classes are immersed. Students learn by applying qualitative methods to term projects, developed under guidance of instructor. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 9 credits of Sociology including SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 313: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. 4 credits.
Fundamentals of applied statistics as used in behavioral science to include descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, correlation regression, analysis of variance, factor analysis, nonparametric statistics, and practical experience with calculators in applying statistical analysis to actual problems of the behavioral sciences. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
SOCI 314: Sociology of Culture. 3 credits.
Examines how culture, encompassing high art or participatory culture, expressive agency or traditional constraint, is produced and reproduced in everyday social practices and across a wide range of social institutions. Explores the role of culture in public life and political discourse. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 315: Contemporary Gender Relations. 3 credits.
Examines the meaning and significance of gender relations in the US and other societies around the globe. Examines the concepts and processes of privilege, power, and difference to understand how they shape the meaning and construction of feminine and masculine roles and identities and why gender difference (which conceptually does not imply inequality) translates into gender inequality. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to WMST 301.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 320: Social Structure and Globalization. 3 credits.
While focusing on nature and process of change in human society, considers social impact of political, economic, and environmental change and how lives are shaped by complexities of global social forces. Examines specific global issues such as conflict and security; economic disparity; ecological deterioration; populations and migration; legitimization of commerce; diffusion of innovations; and impact of class, status, and power in modern societies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 321: Sociology of Post-Socialism. 3 credits.
Explores the end of socialism, and how the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as well as the rest of the world, transformed since 1989. Examines art, music, criminality, oligarchs, workers, gender, commodification, nationalism, violence, the self, religion, public health, and the environment during socialism and afterwards. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 326: Conflict, Violence, and Peace. 3 credits.
Explores the sociology of conflict, violence, and peace to examine these crucial issues from a scholarly viewpoint. Focuses on the causes and consequences of violence. Examines a wide variety of remedies from conventional deterrence and arms control strategies to alternative perspectives from nonviolent civil resistance to peacebuilding, international law, and restorative justice, as well as conflict transformation and resolution strategies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 330: US Immigrants and Immigration. 3 credits.
Explores theoretical, empirical, and policy-related issues pertaining to immigration. Examines case studies of immigrant communities and their adaptation patterns, paying particular attention to immigrants from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 332: The Urban World. 3 credits.
Examines cities and the people who live in them in the United States and around the world. Includes topics such as: social and economic development, inequality, political protests, urban democracy, and the environment. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 340: Power, Politics, and Society. 3 credits.
Analyzes how power is defined, attained and sustained in society. Students analyze political power as related to social realities such as democratic elections, class conflict, elite networks, powersharing, protest, and revolution. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 341: Sociology of Aging. 3 credits.
Examines aging from a sociological perspective. Topics include demographic trends and aging population in America, social construction of life stages and creation of "old age," cultural labeling, and human resistance. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SOCI 441.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 352: Social Problems and Solutions. 3 credits.
Examines contemporary social problems and their solutions using sociological perspectives. Topics may include housing and homelessness, student debt, mass incarceration, hunger and food insecurity, environment and sustainability, human rights, wealth and global poverty, war and peace. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 355: Social Inequality. 3 credits.
Studies class structures and implications for individuals and groups in modern society. Explores issues of race and ethnicity, language and immigration status, sex and gender, social class, age, and sexual orientation. Examines critically the theory and research that explore the construction, experience, and meaning of such differences. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 360: Youth Culture and Society. 3 credits.
Introduces sociology of youth and youth culture. Investigates social, economic, and political realities of youth as a group and different groups of youth, including youth cultural production, formation of youth culture, and youth identities in variety of social settings. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 373: The Community. 3 credits.
Examines small to moderate-size communities ranging through village, rural community, small town, and city subcommunity. Latter category includes city localities, ethnic villages, and suburban communities. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 377: Art and Society. 3 credits.
Introduces the many ways in which art reflects social tendencies, comments on social problems, and contributes to discussions about a wide range of social issues. Students attend theatrical performances and visit exhibition spaces on campus, and learn to analyze what they experience through both aesthetic and sociological approaches. Explores contemporary issues such as debates about artistic freedom and public morality, commercialization of art, and relationship between cultural and social hierarchies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of ARTH.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 382: Education in Contemporary Society. 3 credits.
Examines classrooms and schools as social institutions that function as socializing agents for both stability and societal change. Emphasizes the influence of inequality on educational processes and outcomes and critically examines the social organization of the U.S. public school system. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 385: Sociology of Religion. 3 credits.
Studies places of religious consciousness in human action and institutional and organizational networks created to sustain religious beliefs. Emphasizes comparative and historical analysis of role religion has played in human society. Examines theories of nature of religious experience, religious symbolism, and basis of religious community. Explores changing demographics in relation to older traditional religious faiths and newer nontraditional faiths. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 388: Violence and Religion. 3 credits.
Explores the relationship between religion and violence, especially warfare, cross-culturally and historically from a sociological, transdisciplinary, and global politics perspective. Examines the interface between politics and morality and the interface between national and transnational governance institutions (nations states, the UN, etc.) and cultural and religious institutions, NGOs, and social movements. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 390: Sociology of Health, Illness, and Disability. 3 credits.
Examines social context of health, illness, and disability; relationships of health care professionals and patients; and structure and delivery of health care in different medical systems. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 394: Sociology of Human Rights. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of sociological, theoretical, and methodological approaches to understanding human rights. Examining connections between inequality, conflict, social justice, governance, and human rights, the course focuses on the contexts of meaning within which human rights are invoked and practiced as well as the role that non-state actors play in shaping the development and institutionalization of human rights. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 395: Special Topics in Sociology. 3 credits.
Introduces the research interests of the faculty, offering new courses that reflect current issues not yet incorporated into the curriculum. Offers, in addition, advanced study into topics covered in the standing curriculum. Topics change by semester. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 hours, including 12 hours of SOCI.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 399: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Individual study of sociological topic of interest to student. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of Sociology and approval of a written proposal.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

400 Level Courses

SOCI 405: Analysis of Social Data. 4 credits.
Overview of management and analysis of empirical social science data, including file construction, scaling and measurement, data transformation, and treatment of missing data. Emphasizes manipulation, management, and analysis of data sets using computers. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours, SOCI 313, or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
SOCI 410: Social Surveys and Attitude and Opinion Measurements. 3 credits.
Surveys research methods and techniques to collect, measure, and analyze social data, attitudes, and opinions with special emphasis on using computer software, the Internet, and other information technologies for social research. Highlights ethical issues for social research, computing, and information technology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 303 and 313, or equivalents, or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 412: Contemporary Sociological Theory. 3 credits.
Presents for analysis and discussion the significant theorists and themes in contemporary sociological theory. Designed to enhance student's skills in reading and analyzing primary texts and to encourage reflection on contemporary social reality. Fulfills writing intensive requirement. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 311 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 416: Internship in Sociology. 1-6 credits.
Intended to promote learning in application of sociological knowledge, and build skills in different work settings. Students work in approved setting as applied sociologists. Notes: Minimum 45 hours of work for each credit required. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of SOCI 313 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship
SOCI 471: Prevention and Deterrence of Crime. 3 credits.
Theoretical and practical strategies for crime prevention and deterrence. Social, environmental, and mechanical developments. Police, courts, and correctional elements of law enforcement in terms of current effectiveness and future potential for crime prevention. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CRIM 471.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours, inservice status, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 480: Honors Seminar in Sociology I. 3 credits.
Develop research proposals and an appropriate bibliography for honors thesis under the guidance of a sociology faculty member. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research Associated
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to honors in the sociology major.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
SOCI 481: RS: Honors Seminar in Sociology II. 3 credits.
Pursue independent research and write honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Present work in a colloquium at the end of the semester. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: Successful completion of SOCI 480.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
SOCI 483: The Sociology of Higher Education. 3 credits.
Exposes students to sociological theory and research on evolution of higher learning in United States. Explores social forces that have shaped the distinctively American approach toward higher education and have led to transformation of higher education in contemporary society. Particular attention to relation between universities and elites within surrounding society, linkage between education and industry, norms and values that are presupposed by educational institutions, and bearing of sports on values and traditions of higher education. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 485: RS: Sociological Analysis and Practice. 3 credits.
Provides an in-depth examination of historical and contemporary issues facing sociological scholars. Focuses on the philosophies, practices, and procedures used by individuals and organizations to answer sociological questions. Engages a variety of materials, experiences and resources to answer a specific research question. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 303.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 492: Sociology of Organizations. 3 credits.
Theories, analysis of types of organizations from informal voluntary associations to large complex ones. Explores nonprofit organizations and alternatives to bureaucracies, such as feminist collectives, cooperatives, self-help groups, and social movement organizations. Students do field work in organizations applying theories and concepts to observations. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 499: Independent Research in Sociology. 1-4 credits.
Investigation of sociological problem according to individual interest, with emphasis on research. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 8 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 18 hours of SOCI including SOCI 303, 311, 313 and 412; a 3.0 GPA in SOCI; and a research proposal approved by instructor and department chair prior to enrollment.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

SOCI 516: Internship in Sociology. 1-6 credits.
Learning experience in the application of sociological knowledge and skills in different work settings. Students work in approved setting as applied sociologists. Notes: Minimum 45 hours of work for every 1 credit. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 21 hours of SOCI, including research methods, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
SOCI 599: Issues in Sociology. 1-3 credits.
Contemporary topics in sociology including sociological theory, crime and delinquency, advanced research methods, social and cultural change, urban sociology, medical sociology, sociology of aging, and rural sociology. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

600 Level Courses

SOCI 601: Proseminar in Public and Applied Sociology. 3 credits.
Core course devoted to the philosophical, historical, theoretical, and methodological dimensions of public and applied sociology within the United States. Traces the evolution of the field during the 20th century, from its inception in the Chicago school and the studies of W.E.B. DuBois to more recent formulations, as these bear on the interplay between social scientific knowledge and public decisions and debates. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SOCI 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 602: Writing for the Social Sciences. 3 credits.
Develops strategies for successful social scientific writing, self-evaluation, and managing anxiety around the production of written work. Provides practice in different types of writing undertaken by social scientists including research reports, scholarly journal articles, and research proposals. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 605: Gender and Social Structure. 3 credits.
Reviews theories explaining the development and maintenance of gender. Using historical and comparative data, examines perceived, prescribed, and actual sex differentiation in social, political, and economic roles. Begins with gender as a social structure and then examines contemporary research as support or refutation for variety of theoretical paradigms. Includes discussion of gender in intimate relationship and the public sector. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 607: Criminology. 3 credits.
Crime and crime causation. Topics include social basis of law, administration of justice, and control and prevention of crime. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 608: Juvenile Delinquency. 3 credits.
Sociology of adolescent behavior. Sociological factors that determine which behaviors and social categories of adolescents are likely to be labeled and treated as delinquent. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 614: Sociology of Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes 20th-century debates in American culture and cultural politics, with emphasis on art and popular culture, news media, and competing notions of "the public." In-depth readings in cultural sociology cover variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 619: Conflict and Conflict Management: Perspectives from Sociology. 3 credits.
Deals with sociology of conflict. Presents major sociological theories of conflict such as those of Marx, Weber, Simmel, Dahrendorf, Coser, and Collins. Stresses role that sociological conflict theory plays in undergirding conflict management practices. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing in sociology or conflict analysis and resolution, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 620: Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry. 3 credits.
Emphasizes gathering, interpreting, and evaluating scientific evidence. Covers logic of scientific inquiry, including the application of various research designs and data collection methods. Develops critical-thinking skills by using set of rules and logical criteria for evaluation of social science research. Focuses both on how results are obtained and disseminated via research reports. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics and research methodology, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Sociology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 623: Racial and Ethnic Relations: American and Selected Global Perspectives. 3 credits.
Covers demographic purview of U.S. and other global racial and ethnic groups and racial and ethnic groups as human-social-minority and dominant groups. Explores factors contributing to dominant and minority status and means of altering dominant groups assessment of minority group status. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 624: International Migration in the Age of Globalization. 3 credits.
Focuses on theoretical, methodological, and policy-related issues on international migration from a sociological perspective. Explores case studies of immigrant communities and their adaptation patterns, paying particular attention to immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 631: Survey Research. 3 credits.
Introduces theory, method, and practice of survey research design and analysis. Students complete survey research project. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 530 and 531, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 632: Evaluation Research for Social Programs. 3 credits.
Studies methodological issues related to evaluation of social programs. Explores conceptual and research design issues in relation to social programs, particularly delivery of social services. Includes examination of methods used to assess need for programs, impact of delivery systems, and efficiency and effectiveness of social programs. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 530 and 531, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 633: Special Topics in Sociology. 3 credits.
Specialized inquiry of topics of contemporary sociological research and scholarship. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 634: Qualitative Research Methods. 3 credits.
Examines basic research methods involving observational techniques and procedures used in description and analysis of patterns, configurations, ethos, eidos, structures, functions, and styles typical of whole societies and cultures. Emphasizes case studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, longterm residence, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipment, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 635: Environment and Society. 3 credits.
Overview of human ecology and environmental sociology, emphasizing selected topics. Focuses on theory, since theory makes it possible to generalize from understandings derived in an analysis of a particular problem and apply them to other problems. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 636: Statistical Reasoning. 3 credits.
Intermediate treatment of quantitative analytic techniques used in sociology. Topics include sampling, inference, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and bivariate and multiple correlation and regression. Introduces logic of multivariate analysis. Focus on how results are obtained and disseminated via research reports. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics and research methodology, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 641: Micro Sociology: Inequality and Everyday Life. 3 credits.
Analyze the relationship between everyday life and social inequalities, with a particular focus on examining theoretically and empirically the relationship between governing structures of society and the structure of situational and interactional terrains as it plays out in the lives of everyday people. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 651: Health Care Systems. 3 credits.
Changing health care systems are rapidly affecting patient providers and health and quality of life of society. Offers analysis and theories of change in health care systems and impacts on society and various stakeholders. Examines for-profit and nonprofit organizations and their impacts, and offers comparative cross-cultural analysis of health care systems. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 655: Ethnography. 3 credits.
Introduces ethnography in sociology to graduate students. Teaches techniques for collecting, analyzing and writing-up ethnographic materials. Considers some of the central methodological issues relevant to doing ethnography. Explores some of the critical ethical and political questions that arise within ethnographic research practice. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 660: Historical and Comparative Sociology. 3 credits.
Seminar in theory and methods of historical and comparative sociology, primarily for students with background in sociological theory and methods. Examines basic approaches and research data of history and sociology, surveys development of field, and analyzes exemplary studies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SOCI 860.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 670: New Media and Social Inequality. 3 credits.
Examines the internet and other new technologies from a sociological perspective. Focuses on how technologies mitigate or exacerbate-transform or reproduce-existing and new forms of inequality. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 686: Sociology of Aging. 3 credits.
Analyzes sociological issues in aging, including class and cultural factors, problems of work, retirement, attachment and loss, and ageism. Examines different theories of aging. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 696: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Theoretical and research literature chosen by student and instructor. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
SOCI 697: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Theoretical and research literature chosen by student and instructor. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

700 Level Courses

SOCI 711: Classical Sociological Theory. 3 credits.
In-depth examination of major issues in classical (pre-1930) sociological theory. Analyzes Durkheim, Marx, Weber, Mead, and others, and emphasizes social and intellectual context of their theories. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Sociology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 712: Contemporary Sociological Theory. 3 credits.
Examines schools in contemporary sociological theory such as structural-functionalism, conflict, exchange, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, humanist sociology, and critical theory. Analyzes contemporary theorists in relation to schools. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Sociology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 730: Analytic Techniques of Social Research. 3 credits.
Introduces multiple regression and causal analysis to sociological researchers, with a focus on obtaining and disseminating results. Moves from linear regression to the general linear model with several variables, its extensions, assumptions, and regression diagnostics. Examines the use of dummy variable and the analysis of interaction effects. Considers systems of equations and nonlinear outcomes. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics and research methodology, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 797: Master's Capstone Paper. 3 credits.
MA paper completion under the direction of one faculty member. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in sociology or permission of graduate director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
SOCI 799: Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Master's thesis research under direction of thesis committee. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

800 Level Courses

SOCI 803: Institutions and Inequality. 3 credits.
Analyzes the interrelations between social inequalities and institutional structures, including markets, the press, prisons, mental institutions, cultural organizations, and corporations. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 804: Sociology of Globalization. 3 credits.
Addresses the social, political, cultural, and economic process of globalization. Explores the limits on globalization during the precapitalist era, the relation between empire and the internal structure of imperialist societies, theoretical debates over the contemporary world system, the relation between cities and globalization, and the link between globalization and social inequality within both developed and developing societies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 833: Special Topics in Sociology. 3 credits.
Specialized inquiry of topics of contemporary sociological research and scholarship. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Have completed either 6 credits of coursework at the 600 level or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 840: Work Organizations and Social Inequality. 3 credits.
Examines the social, organizational, and cultural processes that account for the differential distribution of job rewards along class, gender, and racial and ethnic lines. Topics include the historical evolution of the management worker relationship, job segregation by race and gender, the effect of new technologies on social inequality, the relation between gender and professional careers, the efficacy of governmental efforts to ensure equal opportunity, and the effect of organizational change on racial and gender inequalities at work. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 844: Youth, Schooling, and Popular Culture. 3 credits.
Uses sociological perspectives to understand the various ways in which popular youth culture, schooling processes, and consumer culture intersect in contemporary American cultural life. Examines the social, economic, and political realities of youth as a group and the formation of distinct youth cultures within and outside formal school settings, including schooling and commodity culture, how markets promote and hinder particular educational ideologies, and how corner markets operate as spaces of cultural learning. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 845: Society and Education. 3 credits.
Exposes students to the major theories, debates, and findings within the sociology of education, emphasizing the reciprocal influences of schooling and social inequalities within contemporary societies. Emphasis on the historical evolution of public schooling in the United States, the complex relation between schooling and economic institutions, class differences in educational opportunity, and the politics of educational reform. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 850: Sociology of Development. 3 credits.
Analyzes socioeconomic and political change, focusing on the poor countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Offers a basic descriptive understanding of processes of change in these countries and an introduction to major theoretical perspectives on development and globalization, from classical theories of comparative advantage to theories of imperialism, modernization, dependency, and globalization. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 851: Globalization and Social Movements. 3 credits.
Analyzes current issues in the study of social movements, with an emphasis on the ways in which globalization shapes and in turn is shaped by social movements. Emphasis is placed on the relations among the strategies, identities, and organizations bound up with transnational social movements and the relation between the dynamics of global political and economic developments and protest movements in core and peripheral societies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 853: Cities in a Global Society. 3 credits.
Examines the scholarly literature on cities and globalization with a focus on the impact of globalization on urban environments and the effects of urbanization on the processes of globalization. Emphasis on the ways in which globalization restructures urban life in the core and periphery of the world economy with attention paid to the effects of spatial dispersion on the character of economic institutions within the advanced societies, the shifting nature of crime and security, immigration, and the cities of the Global South. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 857: Sociology of Human Rights. 3 credits.
Examines the connections among inequality, conflict, social justice, and human rights in an age of globalization. Drawing from case studies from around the world, course examines institutional and structural violence and inequality as they relate to state, corporate, and military power; international law and order; welfare and social policy; global justice; regionalism, multilateralism, and transnationalism; environmental protection; gender inequality; ethnic conflict; resource wars; and national security policy before and after September 11, 2001. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SOCI 860: Historical and Comparative Sociology. 3 credits.
Seminar in theory and methods of historical and comparative sociology, primarily for students with background in sociological theory and methods. Examines basic approaches and research data of history and sociology, surveys development of field, and analyzes exemplary studies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SOCI 660.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SOCI 870: Directed Readings Sociology. 3 credits.
Intensive reading course to develop comprehensive understanding of specific field in sociology as agreed on with advisor. Notes: Content varies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of 600 level SOCI courses
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
SOCI 880: Independent Study in Sociology. 3 credits.
Reading and research on selected topic, resulting in a written project as agreed on with supervising faculty. Notes: Content varies. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of 600 level SOCI courses
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

900 Level Courses

SOCI 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal. 1-9 credits.
Work on research proposal for doctoral dissertation. Notes: A maximum of 9 credits of 998 may be applied to the degree. Students may enroll in 998 in their final year of coursework while preparing for comprehensive exams. Contact department for approval and CRN to register. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all but final year of coursework and permission of graduate director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
SOCI 999: Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 credits.
Doctoral dissertation research and writing on approved dissertation topic under direction of committee. Notes: Maximum of 12 credits may be applied toward degree. Offered by Sociology & Anthropology. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Successful completion of SOCI 998.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation