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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 19, 2015 at 09:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
SOCI 110-01  Introduction to Sociology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 06A STAFF
SOCI 180-01  Sociology of Culture: The Fine Arts
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 105 Terry Boychuk
What is a fine art? What are social aims and consequesnces of artistic endeavors? Does art bring us together? Or, divide us? In other words, is art merely an instrument of social control and pacification, a weapon of social conflist, or a symbolic marker of status groups? And lastly, what are the implications of corporate control of artistic fields under late capitalism? Highly specialized professions who create, finance, produce, market, and distribute cultural objects have emerged in tandem with the corporate re-organization of social life. How has this elaborate division of labor transformed artistic production and mediated the relationships between artists and their publics?

SOCI 190-01  Criminal Behavior / Social Control
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 105 Erik Larson
*First Year Course only*

SOCI 210-01  Sociology of Sexuality
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 208 STAFF
In this course, we will explore sexual attitudes, behavior, and identity, as well as the diversity of sexual expression across dimensions of age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, and class. The course will be divided into three parts. First, we will focus on the cultural history of sexuality in the United States from 1600-present. Second, we will look at sexuality across the life course from childhood socialization through sex in later life. The final portion of the course will be dedicated to discussing current hot topics in sexuality. We will cover a wide range of topics throughout the semester including the media, religion, political sex scandals, sex education, romantic relationships, and the diversity of sexual expression, among others. This course will give you a basic understanding of the sociological implications of sexuality in the United States.

SOCI 230-01  Affirmative Action Policy
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 105 Terry Boychuk
SOCI 270-01  Interpretive Social Research
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 208 Mahnaz Kousha
*Registration for declared Sociology Majors only; first day attendance required*

SOCI 294-01  Food/Culture/Social Justice
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 208 STAFF
The expression “you are what you eat” commonly refers to a healthy diet, but sociologists argue that our identities are indeed very much tied to the food we eat. In this course, we examine how our personal identities and social groups are formed based on food production, preparation, and consumption. We also explore how our broader social contexts impact what we eat and our food practices. Why do we eat what we eat and with whom? How do food beliefs and taboos impact our diets? How do food consumption and preparation vary by social class, ethnic group, religion, and gender? We will also examine how food is a political and social justice issue. Students will have the opportunity to become involved with a community-based food justice organization and conduct their own inquiry into food-related social movements at the local, national, and international levels.

SOCI 480-01  Senior Seminar
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 204 Kousha, Larson

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 19, 2015 at 09:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
SOCI 110-01  Introduction to Sociology
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 111 Mahnaz Kousha
SOCI 110-02  Introduction to Sociology
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 111 Mahnaz Kousha
SOCI 175-01  Sociolinguistics
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 270 Marianne Milligan
*Cross-listed with LING 175-01;First day attendance required; Instructor is looking for class breakdown to be 4 seats Jr./Sr. 11 seats for Soph/FY students*

SOCI 205-01  Public Schooling in America
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 05 Terry Boychuk
SOCI 220-01  Sociology of Race/Ethnicity
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 204 Mahnaz Kousha
SOCI 222-01  The Medical Industry
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 208 Terry Boychuk
SOCI 269-01  Social Science Inquiry
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 205 Erik Larson
SOCI 272-01  Social Theories
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 204 Khaldoun Samman
SOCI 283-01  Economic Sociology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 105 Erik Larson
SOCI 294-02  Global Capitalism
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm CARN 204 Khaldoun Samman
There has been a very significant body of sknowledge that analyzes the historical emergence of the global political economy we have lived under for the past few centuries, how it evolved, expanded, and incorporated the entire spatiality of our planet. In this course we will trace first the mystification of capitalism as a historical system, looking critically at how academics have studied it in fields like economics, political science, and sociology. We will then turn our attention to how we may indeed particularize it as having both a temporal and spatial origin, and that its territorial expansion has had class, racial, and gender implications. We will look at other consequences of global capitalism, with particular focus on how capitalism has much to do with the present ecological disasters, declining food nutrition, and the continued appropriation of indigenous land and subsistence. No prerequisites.

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