Professors: Paul R. Camacho, A.B., Ph.D. Boston College; Daniel W. Chambers, B.S. Notre Dame, A.M., Ph.D. Maryland; Charles Derber, A.B. Yale, Ph.D. Chicago; Judge James Menno, Probate and Family Court, A.B., J.D. Boston College; Anna Nielsen, A.B. Boston College, M.S., Ph.D. Illinios Urbana-Champaign; Eve Spangler, A.B. Brooklyn, A.M. Yale, M.L.S. Southern Connecticut, Ph.D. Massachusetts.
SC 00107 Introductory Sociology
An introduction to the origins, perspectives, basic principles and tool concepts of sociology with application to the study of American Society.
Spring, Tues 6:30–9, Jan 15–May 7, Professor Spangler
SC 13001 Deviant Behavior and Social Control
A look at patterns of deviant behavior such as crime, drug abuse, unconventional sexual behavior, suicide and mental illness. Course examines how people define and respond to deviant behavior, issues of punishment and victim compensation; theories of social control and power; implications for social policy and change.
Spring, Wed 6:30–9, Jan 16–May 8, Professor Camacho
SC 20003 Statistics
Introductory course in inferential statistics covering description of sample data, probability, binomial and normal distributions, random sampling, estimation, and hypothesis-testing. Illustrated by applications to behavioral sciences.
Spring, Wed 6:30–9, Jan 16–May 8, Professor Chambers
SC 21201 Methods of Social Research
This introductory course in research methodology examines issues underlying research from a theoretical and practical point of view. It explores the basic concepts and problems encountered in designing and conducting research and develops the practice of critically thinking about resources located in the research process. Focus is on the tenets of sound research practice to enable students to make reasonable judgements about research read and undertaken.
Spring, Tues 7-9:30, Jan 15–May 7, Professor Anna Nielsen
*Note time change*
SC 21502 Sociological Theory
Development of sociological theory from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Major theorists and emerging models are compared and analyzed. A survey of the field offers perspective for further developments.
Spring, Tues & Thurs 10:30–11:50, TUITION $4,314
Jan 15–May 14, Professor Spangler
SC 36501 Law and Society
Radical changes in the basic social fabric that dictate how people live, interact, communicate and work with one another create new demands for a legal system obligated to interpret and establish law. Examines emerging challenges to freedom of expression, public and private communication: cyberspace, bullying, the disparity of access to resources, family protection, national security and individual rights, and different ways of representing justice. It also explores how the balance of emotion and reason in our idea of justice “shifts” over time, corporate responsibility/irresponsibility, new definition of guilt and innocence, what is just/unjust social behavior, can citizens depend on the legal system, what holds society together.
Spring, Mon 6:30–9, Jan 14–May 6, Professor Menno