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Sociology

ISSOC260 Popular Culture

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.

ISSOC310 Social Problems

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 QL course, and one course from the IS category. Fall, Spring

IISOC330 Person and Society

Sociological social psychology lies at the intersection of our inner lives and our social worlds. In this interdisciplinary course, we explore socialization, self-presentation, attitudes and behavior, interpersonal relationships, deviance, conformity, and other topics through sources from sociology, women's and gender studies, psychology, communications, and popular culture. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Spring.

ISSOC386 Race, State, & Justice

This course will examine how racial inequality has shaped government policy and the justice system in the United States. Specific areas of focus will be the criminal justice system, housing, education, employment, and social services. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Fall.