The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Sociology (SOC)
Social Sciences Building, Room 400
(520) 621-3531

Professors David A. Snow, Head, Albert J. Bergesen, Raymond V.
Bowers (Emeritus), Richard F. Curtis (Emeritus), Paula England,
Celestino Fern ndez, Neil D. Fligstein, Robert L. Hamblin,
Michael N. Hechter, Travis W. Hirschi, Robert C. Leonard
(Emeritus), Douglas J. McAdam, J. Miller McPherson, Linda D.
Molm, Walter W. Powell, Bruce D. Sales (Psychology), Lynn Smith-
Lovin, Michael E. Sobel

Associate Professors James T. Borhek (Emeritus), Courtney B.
Cleland (Emeritus), Robert R. Evans (Emeritus), Patricia L.
MacCorquodale, Jerry L.L. Miller (Emeritus), Kathleen S.
Schwartzman, James L. Shockey

Assistant Professors Susan Gonzalez Baker (Public Administration
and Policy), Elisabeth S. Clemens, Hector Delgado, Debra
Friedman, Donald S. Grant, Alfonso Morales, Calvin K. Morrill
(Communication), Michael Polakowski (Public Administration and
Policy), James Ranger-Moore, Marc Schneiberg

Adjunct Professor Andrew M. Greeley

Sociology is the study of human society, its origins, functions,
and problems. It focuses on relations among people, groups,
organizations, classes, and cultures. Sociology explores and
analyzes issues vital to our personal lives, our communities, our
nation, and the world. The curriculum in sociology is designed to
show students the social character of human life and the impact
of varying forms of social organization on human affairs.
Students are introduced to the methods by which knowledge is
obtained, and may examine the results of research on such diverse
topics as the family, religion, education, politics, and crime.

The major provides a foundation for careers in many professional
fields, such as law, criminal justice, and social service, and
for graduate training as a professional sociologist in
government, business, community agencies, research organizations,
or educational institutions.

Students are important to the department, and the names and
office hours of faculty and student advisors are posted on the
department's undergraduate bulletin board. Students should feel
free to discuss academic, career, or related matters with these

Undergraduates are encouraged to become actively involved in the
design of their education, and to take advantage of the
opportunities and services offered by the department.
Internships, practicums, and independent study courses (393, 394,
and 399), help students establish ties to social service agencies
and individual professors. The Sociology Club and the
Undergraduate Criminal Justice Club offer further opportunities
for participation in departmental and community affairs. Alpha
Kappa Delta, the national honorary society, and the Maynard
Erickson Award provide opportunities for those interested in
academic excellence. Details are available in the Handbook for
Sociology Majors, which may be obtained in the departmental

The major for the B.A. requires a minimum of 36 units of
sociology, 21 of which must be upper-division courses. All majors
must take 101, 274, 275, and 300, which provide students with an
overview of the discipline and the fundamentals of its research
methods and statistics. The student may then select one of five
programs: (1) a general program that allows the student to select
eight courses from the entire range of courses offered by the
department (six of which must be upper division); (2) a topical
specialization that requires a minimum of four courses in one of
the four areas. The four areas, with appropriate course listings,
are as follows: (a) social problems and policy: 150, 160, 189,
201, 313, 341, 342, 343, 459, 467; (b) institutions and
organizations: 251, 303, 315, 317, 321, 322, 326, 420, 422, 434,
441; (c) social and cultural diversity: 150, 160, 161, 384, 450,
459, 467; (d) self and society: 310, 324, 333, 340, 436.

Students planning to major in sociology should complete 101, 274,
275, and 300 before enrolling in other sociology courses. (Upper
division courses require completion of 56 units, or permission of
the instructor. Otherwise unless specifically indicated,
sociology courses do not have prerequisites. The Writing-Emphasis
course is 300 (for prerequisites, see course listing). Required
courses other than 101 (274, 275, and 300) are not offered in
summer sessions. Electives may include up to six units of 393,
394, and 399.

The supporting minor for sociology majors is chosen by the
student in consultation with an advisor. The minor in sociology
for nonmajors consists of 20 units, 12 of which must be in the
upper division.

The teaching minor: 21 units, including 251, 274, 275, and 300.

101. Introduction to Sociology (3) I II Sociological concepts and
principles, with special reference to contemporary society.

150. Sociology of Women (3) I II Sociological examination of
women's status and role in American society, including
socialization and experience in family, educational, and work
institutions. Emphasis on theories of origin and maintenance of
gender inequalities. P, 101. (Identical with W S 150)

160. Minority Relations and Urban Society (3) I II Analysis of
minority relations and mass movements in urban society; trends in
the modern world, with special reference to present-day race
problems and social conflict. (Identical with AAS 160 and MAS

161. The Chicano in American Society (3) II Study of Mexican
Americans (Chicanos) as an ethnic-cultural group in American
society, analysis of their present problems as a minority group,
focus on Chicano-Anglo relations in southwestern U.S. (Identical
with MAS 161)

189. World Population (3) I II Basic concepts of population
studies; analysis of social trends, problems and solutions in
relation to environmental factors, with reference to both
advanced and developing nations.

201. American Social Problems (3) I II An examination of current
theoretical perspectives and research on social problems.

251. Sociology of Education (3) I II Educational system as a
basic social institution; its structure, impact on society, and
effects on students; consideration of alternative structures.

274. Social Statistics (3) I II Techniques of statistical
description and elementary statistical inference as applied to
sociological data. P, 101 and MATH 117R/S.

275. Social Research Methods (3) I II Problems of
conceptualization and measurement of social phenomena; design of
research projects; techniques of data collection and analysis. P,

300. Sources of Sociological Theory (3) I II Critical review of
the works of leading sociologists. Writing-Emphasis Course. P,
satisfaction of the upper-division writing-proficiency
requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the
AcademicPolicies and Graduation Requirements section of this

303. Medical Sociology (3) I II Organization of health care in
the U.S.; its impact on patients and society; health care
practitioners; medical industries; policy debates.

310. Culture and the Individual (3) I II (Identical with ANTH

313. Collective Behavior and Social Movements (3) I II Study of
riots, panics, crazes, reform and revolutionary movements; their
origins, social bases, careers and consequences.

315. Political Sociology (3) II Current competing theories of
socio-political institutions. (Identical with POL 315)

317. The Sociology of Popular Culture (3) II The place of popular
culture in mass society; literature, film, popular music, and the
life of the mind in general.

321. Sociology of the Family (3) I II Analysis of the modern
family and its characteristics in a social and historical

322. Sociology of Religion (3) I II Religion as a social
institution with special reference to industrial societies.
(Identical with RELI 322)

324. Sociology of Sexuality (3) I II Impact of individual and
community sexual attitudes and behaviors on other sociological
and psychological functioning. Credit is allowed for this course
or HLTH 330, but not for both.

326. Industrial Sociology (3) I Survey of the sociology of work
and its organization, with emphasis on social supports of work
motivation and effectiveness.

333. Group Processes (3) Study of processes that form, maintain,
and dissolve groups, including their objectives, cohesion, norms,
role leadership and power structures, communication patterns,
interpersonal relations, problem solving, and effectiveness.

340. Sociology of Childhood and Youth (3) II Children,
adolescents, and young adults in American society; their social
roles, relationships, and problems.

341. Juvenile Delinquency (3) I II Nature, causes, and
consequences of delinquent behavior. (Identical with PA 341)

342. Criminology (3) I II Study of the social origins of criminal
law, criminal behavior, and reactions to crime. (Identical with
PA 342)

343. The Crime Problem (3) I (Identical with PA 343)

344. Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice Process (3) I II
(Identical with PA 344)

384. Sociology of Latin American Societies (3) II Analysis of
their social structures and institutions, including government,
religion, family, education, stratification, urban and rural
development, economics, migration. (Identical with ANTH 384 and
LA S 384)

396H. Honors Proseminar (3) I II

412. Peasants and Peasant Societies (3) I 1993-94 (Identical with
ANTH 412)

420. Communication and the Legal Process (3) I (Identical with
COMM 420).

422. Complex Organizations (3) II Theories and research regarding
large-scale organizations and their relations to the individual
and society.

431. The Criminal Justice System (3) II (Identical with MAP 431)

434. Kinship and Social Organization (3) II (Identical with ANTH

436. Social Structure and Personality (3) II Relation between the
person and the group; social factors in character formation.

441. The Criminal Justice System (3) II (Identical with PA 441)

444. Group-Process Methods in Management (3) II (Identical with
MAP 444)

450. Social Stratification (3) I II Theories of social class,
caste, and rank; social mobility in contemporary society.
(Identical with ANTH 450)

457. Bio-Social Determinants of Socialization (3) II (Identical
with F S 457)

459. Sociology of Gender (3) II Social construction, variation
and consequences of gender categories across time and space.
Topical (decision-making, deviance) and institutional (family,
religion, politics) approaches. (Identical with W S 459)

467. Race and Ethnic Relations (3) I II Social processes involved
in minority groups in terms of race, caste, class, ethnicity,
politics, and religion. (Identical with AAS 467, ANTH 467, AINS
467 and MAS 467)

500a-500b. Sociological Theory (3-3) 500a: Classic theory: Marx,
Weber, Durkheim. 500b: Modern theory: Chicago School, symbolic
interactionism, Parsons, Homans and contemporary developments. P,
500a or consult department.

505. World-System Theory and Research (3) Theory and research on
the modern world-system.

508. Sociology of Culture (3) Theory and research on the nature
of cultural systems, cultural production and consumption, and
strategies of interpretive analysis. P, consult with department
before enrolling.

509. Objects and Methods of Cultural Analysis (3) From content
analysis to statistical analysis, means of gathering and
analyzing data on cultural objects.

510. Political Sociology (3) Basic approaches in political
sociology, with emphasis on the relationship of economic and
political processes.

511. Topics in Rational Choice Analysis (3) [Rpt./1] Survey of
the rapidly growing literature that applies the basic principles
of rational choice theory to classic sociological problems such
as the emergence of effective norms, the causes of marriage and
divorce, the attainment of group solidarity, the causes of
collective action, and the effects of institutions on social

514. The State and Social Policy (3) 1993-94 Examination of the
historical development of the state, processes of policy
formation, and the political economy of modern welfare and
regulatory regimes.

515. Social Movements and Collective Action (3) A sociological
examination of the emergence and development of social
movements/collective action at both the societal and individual
levels. Major theoretical perspectives on social
movements/collective action will be reviewed as will recent and
classical empirical works in the area. P, admission to graduate
program or departmental approval.

520. Communication and the Legal Process (3) (Identical with COMM

521. Social Policy (3) (Identical with PA 521)

524. Organization Ecology (3) Survey of theory and research in
organizational ecology, focusing on the organizational population
as the level of analysis. Topics include population boundaries,
selection vs. adaption, evolutionary dynamics.

525. Organization Theory (3) Basic review of classic and
contemporary approaches to the study of complex organizations;
formation, development, and internal processes.

526. Cross-National Research Methods (3) Introduction to the
logic and methods of cross-national social research. (Identical
with POL 526)

527. Topics in Social Networks Analysis (3) [Rpt./1] 1993-94 The
logic and methods of social network analysis. Emphasis on
theoretical underpinnings and applications to sociological
research. Open to Sociology graduate students.

530. Theories and Research in Social Psychology (3) A
comprehensive introduction to the major theoretical perspectives,
methodologies, research areas, and issues in contemporary social

531. Socialization and Society (3) Various theoretical
perspectives are applied to the content, process, and contexts of
socialization throughout the life cycle to see how individuals
become social beings and societal participants. P, 530, or
consult department before enrolling.

532. Role, Self, and Identity (3) An examination of the concepts
of role, self, and identity in relation to social action and
social psychological functioning. Alternative approaches are
presented, but the symbolic interactionist perspective is
highlighted. P, 530, or consult department before enrolling.

533. Social Relations, Groups, and Networks (3) An analysis of
social interaction in relations, groups, and networks,
emphasizing the reciprocal influences of social structure and
social process. Theories of exchange, power, status, and justice
are considered. P, 530, or consult department before enrolling.

537. Social Cognition, Affect and Emotion (3) Theories and
research that describe how we perceive and react emotionally to
the social world. Topics include social attribution,
stereotyping, attitude-behavior relations, social accounts,
emotion culture and emotion management.

540. Theories of Crime and Public Policy (3) (Identical with PA

541. Deviance and Social Control (3) Theory and research on the
origins of various forms of deviant behavior, and on the
consequences of efforts to control them. P, 201, 341 or 342.
(Identical with PA 541)

542. Criminology (3) A comprehensive review of classic and
contemporary approaches to crime, its nature, causes and

543. White Collar and Organizational Crime (3) I (Identical with
MAP 543)

551. Stratification and Class (3) Basic examination of concepts
and research in the area of stratification, with emphasis on the
classic statements and contemporary research.

552. Advanced Topics in Stratification (3) [Rpt./1] In-depth
study of one contemporary area of research in stratification.
Topics will vary.

556. Gender Issues in Organizational Behavior (3) (Identical with
MAP 556)

557. Gender and Labor (3) Sources and consequences of gender
differentiation and inequality, with attention to occupations,
earnings, labor markets, household work, and the family. P, 3
graduate credits in women's studies, sociology, or economics; or
undergraduate major in one of these three fields.

558. Gender Identities and Interactions (3) Examination of the
interface of gender, race, class, and ethnicity in the context of
social structures and institutions. Focuses upon identities and
social interaction as keys to understanding how gender inequality
is created, perpetuated, or altered in families, schools, peer
groups, work settings, and cultural symbols. P, 3 graduate
credits in sociology, social psychology or women's studies.
(Identical with  W S 558)

560. Race and Ethnicity (3) Analysis of recent research on the
relations among racial and ethnic groups in society, with special
attention to current empirical and theoretical issues.

569. Basic Quantitative Methods (3) An introduction to basic
quantitative methods for professional sociologists, including
computer, mathematical, and statistical concepts.

570a-570b. Social Statistics (3-3) 570a: Probability,
distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. 570b: Ordinary
least squares regression, generalized least squares regression,
structural equation models (path analysis and non-recursive

575. Advanced Social Research Methods (3) Nature and execution of
social research; experimental and non-experimental designs, data
collection, techniques of analysis and interpretation.

576. Field and Observational Methods (3) Comprehensive and
critical examination of the collection, coding, analysis, and
presentation of ethnographic/qualitative field data. Original
field research required. P, admission to graduate program or
departmental approval. (Identical with COMM 576)

577. Experimental Methods (3) 1994-95 The logic, design and
analysis of experiments in social science research. Topics
include the relation of experimentation to theory, experimental
design, and practical issues. P, 575 or consult department before

580. Population Studies (3) Theory and research in the fields of
fertility, mortality, and migration, with emphasis on their
relationships to social structure. An original research project
is required.

585. Constructing Social Theories (3) The nature and fundamental
types of social theories. Formulating theories to guide research
across a range of substantive areas. Criteria for choosing among
alternative theories.

595. Colloquium
a. Introduction to Graduate Study (1)

596. Seminar
a. Advanced Problems in Research (1-3) [Rpt.]
b. Graduate Teaching (3) II 2R, 3L.
c. Advanced Problems in Deviant Behavior (1-3)
e. Social Organization (3) [Rpt./6 units] P, completion of first-
year graduate program curriculum in sociology. [Note: This is a
two-semester course beginning in fall which receives a "K" grade
at end of first semester.]
r. Research and Publication (3) [Rpt.] I II


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