Course covers current events, applying a sociological perspective. Intended for students completing the ISP or those interested in a major in Sociology or social sciences. Students will learn how sociologists apply the scientific method to study current events. Course does not count for elective credit in the Sociology Major. Repeatable as topics change. Fall, Spring.
This course focuses on dominant ideas or ideologies of inequality and how they are perpetuated (or not) in mass media and popular culture products such as TV shows, movies, songs, websites, games, and the like. Spring.
A study of selected social problems using a sociological lens. Problems may include alcoholism and drug addiction, crime, divorce, poverty, gender inequality, race relations, and others. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101, and one course from the IS category. Fall, Spring
Experiential service-learning course examines the effects of revolution and social change in Nicaraguan society. Faculty and students travel during spring break to the city of Managua and a rural farming cooperative in Nicaragua. Students conduct interdisciplinary research on public health and social conditions and share results in a public forum. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Occasionally.