Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology

Professor(s): Jeffrey Chin, Clifford Donn, Deborah Tooker
Associate Professor(s): Frank Ridzi, Farha Ternikar
Visiting Assistant Professor(s): Micah F. Morton
Adjunct(s): Crystal Collette, LMSW, Douglas Macdonald, Mary Patricia Radford, Amy Roache-Fedchenko , David E. Robertson, Jr., James E. Stacey, Caroline S. Tauxe, Jennifer Williams


The Department of Anthropology, Criminology & Sociology offers a major in sociology with five concentrations (human services, criminology and criminal justice, theory and research, dual childhood and special education, and anthropology), an interdisciplinary major, criminology, as well as minors in anthropology, sociology, and criminology.

Sociology Major

The curriculum for the sociology major integrates the basic principles of a liberal arts education with skills specific to the critical analysis of social structure and processes. The major provides training in both sociological theory and social science research methods, as well as a thorough understanding of substantive areas such as crime and deviance, marriage and families, law, formal organizations and institutions such as the mass media and industry. Practical application of classroom knowledge is afforded through the department’s internship program.

Students majoring in sociology must choose a concentration in the first semester of enrollment at Le Moyne subsequent to the first year. One selects a concentration or switches to a different concentration with the advice and consent of the departmental advisor. A form which indicates such changes is available from the chair of the department and must be filed with the registrar. Upper-level SOC electives are selected with the advice and consent of one’s departmental advisor on the basis of their relevance to one’s academic interests and career objectives. Upper-level SOC electives are offered subject to demand. Consult the department chair about course offerings.

An internship in sociology is developed by a student in consultation with department faculty according to the supervisor’s internship guidelines. Normally, no more than three credit hours of internship may be counted toward a major in sociology.

Each of the program’s five concentrations provides rigorous sociological training with emphasis on the skills needed to prepare for careers after graduation. The human services concentration prepares the student for work in direct-assistance organizations or for graduate study in applied sociology, clinical sociology or social work. The concentration in research and theory is for the student who is interested in an academic career such as teaching and doing research in sociology. Students with a concentration in research and theory also may go on to do graduate study in either Ph.D. or applied master’s programs in sociology or professional education in fields such as business, public health and urban planning. The concentration in criminology and criminal justice and the interdisciplinary major in criminology and crime & justice studies prepare the student for study in any area of the criminal justice system or for graduate work in law or criminology. The education concentrations combine intensive work in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology & Sociology and the Department of Education to prepare students for teaching careers. The concentration in anthropology prepares the student for cross-cultural interactions and understanding, a tool that is useful in any career.

Core RequirementsHours
COR 100 First Year Seminar3
WRT 101 Critical Writing3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110 - HST 111 World Civilization6
ENG 210 Major Authors3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310 Literature and Culture3
Mathematics*3
Social Science*3
Natural Science*3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies*3
Religion3
COR 400 Transformations3
Visual & Performing Arts*1
Diversity*0

* NOTE: Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements. See core section for more information. Because there have been substantial changes to the core curriculum, the above requirements may not apply to all students; for students who entered Le Moyne College prior to Fall 2013, be sure to consult with your advisor for appropriate course selection(s).

Human Services Concentration

Major RequirementsHours
PSC 105 Comparative Politics 3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
SOC 240 Social Welfare 3
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
SOC 341 Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn 3
SOC 402 Program Eval Research Methodol & Policy 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar 3
SOC 490 Internship in Sociology 1-6
Sociology or Anthropology Electives 6
Three of the following concentration electives 9
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 102 World Cultures3
ANT 200 Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities3
SOC 231 Marriage and Families3
SOC 232 Family Violence3
SOC 241 Social Inequality3
SOC 265 Population/Demography3
SOC 310 Aging and Society3
SOC 311 Sociology of Work3
SOC 335 Economics of Poverty3
SOC 344 Gender and Society3
SOC 401 Soc Perspect in Social Psych3
Major SupportHours
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
Language other than English (3&4) 6
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Two of the following concentration electives 6
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics3
PSC 331 Introduction to Public Administration3
PSC 332 Public Policy3
Free Electives 24

Concentration in Research and Theory

See core requirements above.

Major RequirementsHours
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
SOC 402 Program Eval Research Methodol & Policy 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar 3
Sociology or Anthropology Electives 12
Three Cognate Social Science Electives (2) 9
One of the following concentration electives 3-6
SOC 495 Empirical Research3-6
SOC 499 Research in Sociology3-6
Two of the following concentration electives 6
SOC 241 Social Inequality3
SOC 265 Population/Demography3
SOC 390 Independent Study in Sociology1-3
SOC 401 Soc Perspect in Social Psych3
Major SupportHours
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Language other than English (3 & 4) 6
Free Electives 27

Concentration in Criminology

See core requirements above.

Major RequirementsHours
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
SOC 220 The Criminal Justice System 3
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
SOC 305 Criminological Theory 3
SOC 321 Law, Society and Social Science 3
SOC 323 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOC 326 Deviance 3
SOC 402 Program Eval Research Methodol & Policy 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar 3
SOC 490 Internship in Sociology (or alternative as approved by department chair)1-6
Three of the following concentration electives 9
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 102 World Cultures3
ANT 200 Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities3
SOC 241 Social Inequality3
SOC 311 Sociology of Work3
SOC 344 Gender and Society3
Major SupportHours
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Foreign Language 6
Two of the following concentration electives 6
PSC 243 Law and Politics3
PSC 331 Introduction to Public Administration3
PSC 451 American Constitutional Law I3
PSC 452 American Constitutional Law II3
SOC 231 Marriage and Families3
SOC 232 Family Violence3
SOC 240 Social Welfare3
SOC 311 Sociology of Work3
SOC 341 Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn3
Sociology or Anthropology Electives 3
Free Electives 21

Concentration in Sociology for Dual Childhood and Special Education

See core requirements above.

Major RequirementsHours
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar 3
One of the following concentration electives 3
SOC 345 Conflict Resolution3
SOC 490 Internship in Sociology1-6
SOC 495 Empirical Research3-6
Three of the following 9
SOC 240 Social Welfare3
SOC 231 Marriage and Families3
SOC 232 Family Violence3
SOC 241 Social Inequality3
SOC 311 Sociology of Work3
SOC 323 Juvenile Delinquency3
SOC 341 Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn3
SOC 401 Soc Perspect in Social Psych3
SOC 402 Program Eval Research Methodol & Policy3
Two of the following concentration electives 6
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 102 World Cultures3
ANT 200 Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities3
ANT 213 People&Cultures Southeast Asia3
ANT 300 Anthropological Linguistics3
ANT 315 Biblical Archaeology3
SOC 241 Social Inequality3
SOC 344 Gender and Society3
Major SupportHours
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Language other than English 6
One of the following 3
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics3
HST 211 American History Survey I3
HST 212 American History Survey II3
HST 321 Amer Revol/Republic 1763-18003
HST 322 Antebellum America, 1800-18483
HST 323 Civil War and Reconstruction3
HST 361 Russian History3
HST 401 Seminar: African-America to 18773
HST 406 Seminar: Modern East Asia3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
PSC 101 American National Politics3
PSC 353 Government and the Mass Media3
PSC 451 American Constitutional Law I3
PSC 452 American Constitutional Law II3
Education RequirementsHours
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 205 Childhood Learning and Special Needs 3
EDU 225 Assess & Dec Making for Equity/Inclusion 3
EDU 305 Prin & Methods of Multicultural Literacy 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
EDU 365 Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs 3
EDU 375 Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm 3
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-6 6
EDU 431 Supervised Preserv Teaching (SPE 1-6) Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6) 6

Concentration in Anthropology

See core requirements above.

Major RequirementsHours
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 200 Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities 3
ANT 213 People&Cultures Southeast Asia 3
One of the following 3
ANT 300 Anthropological Linguistics3
ANT 315 Biblical Archaeology3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar (or ANT 450)3
Sociology or Anthropology electives 6
Major SupportHours
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Language other than English (3) 6
Three additional courses from: Cognate Social Sciences (2) or Foreign Language (5) (Relevant philosophy courses will be considered in consultation with the Anthropology Program Director)9

Notes

(1) With permission of the chair, other ECO or PSC courses may be substituted.

(2) Cognate social sciences are economics, political science and psychology. History is included for the anthropology concentration only.

(3) Must be taken in same language.

(4) Students in this concentration are strongly encouraged to pursue foreign language training in Spanish.

(5) If a second language is started, six or more credits are required. The requirement for a continued language is three or more credits.

Typical Program for Human Services Concentration

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
SOC 101 or ANT 1013 PHL 1103
WRT 1013 Conc. Elective3
EAC3 EAC3
HST 1103 HST 1113
COR 1003 MTH 2603
ANT 101 or SOC 1013
Sophomore Year
MTH 1114 Natural Science3
ENG 2103 SOC 2013
Theology3 PHL 2103
Conc. or Free Elective3 PSY 1013
SOC 2403 Free Elective3
PSC Service Learning1
PSC Service Learning1
Junior Year
SOC 3033 Conc. Elective3
ENG 3103 IDS3
Conc. Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
CSC 1754 CSC 1763
Senior Year
SOC 490**3 SOC 4023
Religion3 COR 400A3
SOC 3413 SOC 450/Free Elective3
SOC 450/Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
HST 400-4203

** Or alternative as approved by department chair

Typical Program for Concentration in Research and Theory

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
SOC 101 or ANT 1013 PHL 1103
WRT 1013 Conc. Elective3
EAC3 EAC3
HST 1103 HST 1113
COR 1003 ANT 101 or SOC 1013
Sophomore Year
MTH 1114 SOC 2013
ENG 2103 PHL 2103
Theology3 Natural Science3
Conc. or Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Junior Year
SOC 3033 Conc. or Free Elective3
ENG 3103 IDS3
Conc. or Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Senior Year
Religion3 COR 400A3
SOC 450 or SOC 495-4993 SOC 495/499 or SOC 4503
Conc. or Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3

*SOC group = two of SOC 241, SOC 265, SOC 390, SOC 401

**Cognate Social Science group = any ANT, CJS, ECO, EDU, PSC, PSY

Typical Program for Concentration in Criminology

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
WRT 1013 PHL 1103
COR 1003 ANT 101 or SOC 1013
EAC3 EAC3
HST 1103 HST 1113
ANT 101or SOC 1013 Conc. or Free Elective3
Sophomore Year
ENG 2103 SOC 2013
Theology3 PHL 2103
SOC 3053 Natural Science3-4
MTH 1114 SOC 2203
Conc. or Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Junior Year
SOC 3033 SOC 3233
ENG 3103 SOC 3263
SOC 3213 Free Elective3
Conc. or Free Elective3 IDS3
Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Senior Year
SOC 490***1-6 SOC/ANT group*3
SOC 450/Conc. Elective3 COR 400A3
Religion3 SOC 450/Conc. Elective3
Conc. or Free Elective3 SOC 4023
Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Free Elective3

*SOC/ANT group. Three of the following: ANT 101, ANT 200, SOC 241, SOC 344, SOC 406.

**Cognate Social Science group. Two of the following: HST 316, PHL 351, PSC 243, PSC 331, PSC 451, PSC 452, SOC 231, SOC 232, SOC 233, SOC 240, SOC 341, SOC 403.

***Or alternative approved by department chair

Typical Program for Concentration in Sociology for Dual Childhood and Special Education

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
WRT 1013 SOC 1013
COR 1003 EAC3
EAC3 HST 1113
EDU 1053 PHL 1103
HST 1103 EDU 1503
Sophomore Year
EDU 2053 SOC 1013
MTH 1114 PHL 2103
ENG 2103 Natural Science3
Theology3 EDU 2253
ANT 101/Conc. Elective3 Conc. Elective or ANT 1013
Junior Year
ENG 3103 IDS3
ENG 3053 EDU 3653
EDU 3153 EDU 3753
SOC 3033 EDU 3763
Conc. Elective3 Conc. Elective3
Senior Year
EDU 120/121/1220 SOC 4503
EDU 4053 COR 400A3
EDU 4306 Conc. Elective3
EDU 4316 Conc. Elective3
Religion3

Typical Program for Concentration in Anthropology

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
WRT 1013 ANT 101 or SOC 1013
COR 1003 PHL 1103
EAC3 EAC3
SOC 101 or ANT 1013 HST 1113
HST 1103 Conc. or Free Elective3
Sophomore Year
ENG 2103 PHL 2103
MTH 1114 SOC 2013
Theology3 Natural Science3
ANT 2003 ANT 300 or ANT 2133
SOC 2013 Conc. or Free Elective3
Junior Year
SOC 303/ANT 3033 Conc. or Free Elective3
ENG 3103 IDS3
Conc. or Free Elective3 ANT 300 or ANT 2133
Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Senior Year
Religion3 COR 400A3
SOC 450 or Conc. Elective3 SOC 450 or Conc. Elective3
Conc. or Free Elective3 Conc. or Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3

Sociology Minor

A minor in sociology involves 15 credit hours of sociology courses. Selection of particular courses is based upon each student’s needs and interests and is made with the approval of the department chair. These courses normally begin with Introductory Sociology (SOC 101). At least nine of the 15 credit hours must be at the upper level.

Students who seek a minor in sociology should contact the department chair as early in their career at Le Moyne as possible and prior to their enrolling in any upper-level sociology course.

Criminology Major

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and its causes. The major in criminology is designed for the student interested in understanding crime and who appreciates approaches to crime and justice that are consistent with a liberal arts environment in the Jesuit tradition. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing on the social and natural sciences, humanities and relevant professional disciplines.

Students Interested in Forensics

Currently there is interest in forensics by college students. Although students often believe they should major in criminology to begin on the path toward a career in forensics, this is a mistaken assumption. Students interested in forensics should major in chemistry, biology or bio-chemistry, depending upon which aspect of forensics interests them. For a career in forensics, an undergraduate degree in the sciences is the necessary step toward viable career options.

Core RequirementsHours
COR 100 First Year Seminar3
WRT 101 Critical Writing3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110 - HST 111 World Civilization6
ENG 210 Major Authors3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310 Literature and Culture3
Mathematics*3
Social Science*3
Natural Science*3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies*3
Religion3
COR 400 Transformations3
Visual & Performing Arts*1
Diversity*0

* NOTE: Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements. See core section for more information. Because there have been substantial changes to the core curriculum, the above requirements may not apply to all students; for students who entered Le Moyne College prior to Fall 2013, be sure to consult with your advisor for appropriate course selection(s).

Criminology Major

The following courses are required regardless of concentration.

Major RequirementsHours
CJS 101 Introduction to Criminology 3
CJS 201 Research Methods 3
CJS 220 The Criminal Justice System 3
CJS 305 Criminological Theory 3
CJS 450 Advanced Seminar in Criminology 3
Major SupportHours
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Language (through 104, at least one class to be taken in the same language at Le Moyne)
ElectivesHours
Total of 10 classes with 9 from lists 1 and 2, chosen with at least 3 from each. 30
LIST 1 - Human Services/Law Enforcement
CJS 232 Family Violence3
SOC 240 Social Welfare3
SOC 241 Social Inequality3
CJS 244 Race and Ethnic Relations3
CJS 323 Juvenile Delinquency3
CJS 326 Deviance3
CJS 335 Psychology and the Law3
SOC 344 Gender and Society3
CJS 345 Conflict Resolution3
CJS 351 Victimology3
LIST 2 - Analytical/Cultural/Policy
ANT 223 Global Crime3
CJS 225 Gangs and Criminal Community3
CJS 301 Crime&Punishment Comparative Perspectiv3
ANT 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol3
CJS 321 Law,Society & Social Science3
CJS 322 Economics of Crime and Punishment3
CJS 343 Immigration3
CJS 381 Understanding Modern Terrorism3
SOC 402 Program Eval Research Methodol & Policy3
SOC 444 Gender and Global Violence3
Other CJS electives that can be counted toward the 10 total:
CJS 390 Independent Study in Criminology1-3
CJS 490 Internship in Criminology1-6
CJS 495 Empirical Research3-6
CJS 496 Honors Project in Criminology3-6
CJS 499 Research in Criminology3-6
LIST 3 - Each student must choose any two classes from this list:
ANT 213 People&Cultures Southeast Asia3
ANT 300 Anthropological Linguistics3
HST 316 History of American Law3
HST 350 State and Faith in the Middle East3
HST 379 Modern Middle East Hist, 1792- Present3
HST 388 Coca, Culture & Politics in Latin Amer3
HST 406 Seminar: Modern East Asia3
HST 417 Seminar: African History3
PSC 207 Power and Justice3
PSC 301 The U.S. Supreme Court3
PSC 332 Public Policy3
PSC 362 International Law3
PSC 451 American Constitutional Law I3
PSC 452 American Constitutional Law II3
PSY 220 Human Life Span Development3
PSY 280 Abnormal/Normal Psychology3

*Students must complete two semesters of intermediate-level courses or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. Four three-credit course slots are reserved for students to meet this requirement but those able to begin language study above the 101 level will be able to complete the requirement with fewer courses. All students will be required to take at least one course regardless of the level at which they begin.

Students interested in federal law enforcement or counter-terrorism should strongly consider taking Arabic to meet their language requirement. Students unsure of their career interest may want to consider delaying language courses until their sophomore year.

Upon completing their foreign language course work in Spanish or French, students are encouraged to consult with their advisors on the benefits of taking the nationally recognized Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), which is administered by the foreign languages department.

Students who choose to take American Sign Language (ASL 330, ASL 331 and ASL 332) to meet this requirement will also be required to take Anthropological Linguistics (ANT 300/FLL 301/PGS 300) as their fourth course.

Typical Program for Criminology Major

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
WRT 1013 PHL 1103
EAC (Language)3 EAC (Language)3
HST 1103 HST 1113
COR 1003 MTH 1114
CJS 1013
Sophomore Year
ENG 2103 PHL 2103
Language3 Language3
Theology3 CJS 2203
CJS 2013 Major Elective3
Major Elective3 Major Elective3
Junior Year
ENG 3103 IDS3
CJS 3053 Major Elective3
Major Elective3 Major Elective3
Major Elective3 Major Elective3
Free Elective/DIV3 Free Elective/DIV3
VPA3
Senior Year
COR 400A/REL3 COR 400A/REL3
Major Elective3 Major Elective3
Major Elective3 Major Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 CJS 4503

Criminology Minor

Students who wish to minor in criminology and criminal justice should contact the chair of the department as early as possible, but no later than the beginning of the junior year, to discuss student interests and the best timing of courses to fit those interests. A prospectus will be submitted at that time which includes a statement outlining the student’s interests in the area and a schedule which will allow successful completion of the course requirements. Post facto completion of the minor may not be approved.

The minor program in criminology and criminal justice requires the five courses, 15 credit hours, listed below. The courses should be taken in the following sequence.

Criminology Minor

Minor RequirementsHours
CJS 101 Introduction to Criminology 3
CJS 121 Deviance 3
CJS 305 Criminological Theory 3
CJS 321 Law,Society & Social Science 3
CJS 323 Juvenile Delinquency 3

Anthropology

Anthropology takes a holistic approach to the study of humankind by examining its cultural, social, linguistic, biological-evolutionary, environmental and historical dimensions. It is an interdisciplinary field that draws on the methods and theories of both the social sciences and the humanities. Its core concept is ‘culture’ and its hallmark methodology is long-term participant observational fieldwork. Study in anthropology not only develops within students an understanding and appreciation of societies and cultures different than their own, but also provides a critical understanding of how Western societies have viewed and interacted with other societies.

Because of its focus on cross-cultural and international issues and analysis, study in anthropology is particularly useful for students considering careers in fields such as college teaching and research, international business and law, foreign service and diplomacy, private and governmental development and foreign aid programs, missions and human rights. Anthropology also provides valuable training for students considering careers in human service fields such as social work, counseling, health care delivery and education.

The Anthropology Program offers a minor in anthropology and a major concentration within the sociology major.

Anthropology Minor

The minor in anthropology provides students with knowledge of the field of anthropology that significantly goes beyond that gained in the introductory course. Students gain substantial exposure to at least two of the four sub-fields of anthropology (sociocultural, biological, archaeological and linguistic) and to a particular ethnographic area, as well as to other topical areas.

This minor readily complements majors in other social sciences, the humanities, business and management and the natural sciences (especially biology), and broadens students’ knowledge of cultures other than their own.

Students who wish to minor in anthropology should contact the program director as early as possible in their career at Le Moyne.

The minor requires 15 credit hours to include:

Minor RequirementsHours
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
One course in an anthropological sub-field other than socio-cultural: 3
ANT 300 Anthropological Linguistics3
ANT 315 Biblical Archaeology3
One course in an ethnographic area: 3
ANT 212 Native American History and Cultures3
ANT 213 People&Cultures Southeast Asia3
Two other topical anthropology courses, ANT 303 highly recommended 6

NOTE: A student majoring in sociology who chooses to minor in anthropology must complete the anthropology minor requirements separately from the sociology major requirements with the exception of ANT 303 (SOC 303) Social Theory in Anthropology and Sociology, which may be counted toward the major in sociology and the minor in anthropology.

Courses


ANT 101 (PGS 101). Introduction to Anthropology (3).

This course introduces students to the basic concepts, theories and methodologies in anthropology by focusing on the classic four fields of the discipline: physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and cultural anthropology. This course focuses on the evolution of the human species and theories of early culture, the reconstruction of the past through archaeological analysis, the structure and usage of language as part of culture, and the description and analysis of societies and cultures utilizing comparative theories and methodologies in cultural anthropology. No prerequisite. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 102 (PGS 102). World Cultures (3).

What is it like to grow up in New Guinea? How do the Maya fit into the world system? Where do the Massai go when looking for a mate? This is a survey course to make you aware of various social structures and cultural practices around the world. By systematically analyzing many socio-cultural factors, such as subsistence, family, kinship, gender, political system, and religion the cause will illuminate basic similarities and differences among all peoples and cultures. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 200 (PGS 200/GWS 200). Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities (3).

This course focuses on how we study other, especially non-western, cultures. In it, we look at recent critical debates on the nature of anthropological inquiry and the representations of other cultures that anthropologists have constructed. Is anthropology a science or humanity? How accurate are the anthropologists' representations of other cultures? Why do anthropologists studying the same culture come up with very different pictures of that culture? How much of the anthropologist's own personal and cultural biases are revealed in the way other cultures are described? How does the anthropologist's own theoretical perspective affect the way the data are interpreted? Is the nature of anthropological inquiry such that we can never escape biases? What kinds of methodologies do anthropologists use and what are their limitations? How can restudies enable us to refine our methods and generate more sophisticated comparative categories to use in the understanding of cultures? Fulfills Core Requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 201 . Field Methods (3).

This course will introduce students to the basic methods of anthropological research, and the range of techniques for gathering information that we call ethnographic fieldwork . We will ask how this tradition began, how it has changed through the course of the 20th century to present, and what new technologies make available new possibilities as we document cultural forms in a variety of scenarios and settings. We will try our hand at key methods in ethnographic research such as participant-observation, structured and unstructured interviewing, and then make our way to thinking about photography and video technologies in the realm of digital media, asking how these have been used in cultural representation in the past and what we might attempt with them in the present. While we cover a breadth of scholarly articles about ethnographic research and working with human subjects, this class will also develop as a workshop in which students produce ethnographic writing, and actively evaluate and guide one another s work. Students will apply what they learn during the course toward designing their own ethnographic research project, to be presented at the end of the semester.

ANT 213 (PGS 213/GWS 213). People&Cultures Southeast Asia (3).

An anthropological and topical introduction to the region of Southeast Asia and the various societies and cultures found there. Topics to be discussed are: regional definition and intra-regional variation, ecology and economic systems, history and prehistory, social organization including politico-territorial systems and concepts of hierarchy and power, kinship and alliance systems, patron-client systems, ethnic groups and ethnicity, religions, gender systems, personality and communicative systems such as language and other conceptual and symbolic systems. The focus of the course will be on analyses that contrast with western views and that have provided a source of debate on western theories of society and culture. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 222 . Cultures and Cures (3).

This course examines various understandings of and responses to disease in crosscultural perspectives. By looking at the various ways cultures define disease and prescribe cures both within Western society and in other societies, the course works towards an appreciation of the interplay of disease and cultural responses to this universal phenomena. The concept of disease as used in this class encompasses not only biological phenomena but also social, psychological and spiritual realms. The course will begin with epidemics and their repercussions: social, economic and religious. A study of the Black Death in Europe and the devastation of European diseases in North America will show contrasting responses to similar phenomena. The course will also examine the role of nutrition and ecology in the health of various groups. Curing will be a major focus of the course, with a stress on African, native North American and European modes of diagnosis and curing receiving the closest study. The course will also examine contemporary healing rituals and combinations of Western and other curing practices. Each student will choose a particular culture area and group within that region to focus on for the semester. The role of health and disease in these cultures will be the focus of short presentations and a major paper by each participant.

ANT 223 (PGS 223/CJS 223). Global Crime (3).

This course explores illegal activity and criminalization in the context of the destabilizing effects of globalization. The course considers the transnational dimension of crime in both the developed and postcolonial parts of the world, and its connections to our own everyday lives. The course will cover the growth and character of the extra-legal networks of power and finance that shape our contemporary world, and will examine their relations with state power, corporate business, and law enforcement activities. Finally, it introduces some of the challenges of both supra-state and popular responses to illegitimate activities that are shaped by global political economy. Prerequisite: CJS 101 or ANT 101.

ANT 231 (ANT 391). Environment, Culture and Power (3).

This course looks at issues in human interaction with environment and resources from a cross-cultural perspective. Anthropological approaches to environment will be presented along with ethnographic examples from various types of societies around the world. Assignments will encourage students to apply this knowledge both to their own community and to environmental concerns on a global scale.

ANT 300 (PGS 300/FLL 301). Anthropological Linguistics (3).

An introduction to the science of linguistics, focusing on the social and cultural aspects of language. Topics to be considered are: 1) language and human nature; 2) linguistic and non-linguistic forms of communication; literate and oral cultures; 4) the basic components of language; 5) meaning in language and speech; 6) language differentiation along sociological lines (race, class, gender, etc.); and 7) the relationship between language and cultural knowledge systems, especially those of non-western cultures.

ANT 301 (CJS 301/GWS 301). Crime&Punishment Comparative Perspectiv (3).

This course uses social science,historical, activist, and cross-cultural perspectives to consider the process of criminalization - how certain acts come to be defined as crimes, and certain categories of people come to be considered criminals - as well as social responses to crime. This course will treat the relative concept of "crime" as a social force with special consideration on how it relates to power; legitimacy; citizenship; rights; and the social inequalities of race, class and gender. Critical exploration of these connections is applied to current challenges and ways of addressing them. Prerequisite: CJS 101, ANT 101 or 102, or permission of instructor.

ANT 303 (SOC 303). Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol (3).

This course explores sociological and anthropological theory by studying a number of the classical thinkers in the disciplines. We study the origins of and interrelationships among these theories in their particular social and historical milieus, as well as their relevance to sociology and anthropology today. The student is expected to gain both a competence in the historical development of social scientific theory and an ability to theorize about social phenomena. Prerequisites: SOC 201 (CJS 201/PSC 202) or ANT/GWS/PGS 200 or permission of instructor. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 310 . Religion and Healing (3).

This course in an exploration of the plurality of cultural and religious contexts in which healing occurs with the goal of enabling students to appreciate the overlap between the fields of medicine and religion. We research the understandings that religions and healing systems, both traditional and modern, have of the human condition, of health and illness and of acceptable ways of maintaining and restoring health. We look at how religious readings, guest lectures, and field trips, students become exposed to alternative and complementary forms of medicine, and healing practices and the religious and spiritual worldviews that give shape to them.

ANT 312 (REL 323). Native American Religions (3).

A study of selected Native American traditions from historical and comparative perspectives. Particular attention will be given to the Iroquois and will include discussion of Iroquois-Christian interaction. Prerequisite: REL 200.

ANT 315 (REL 315). Biblical Archaeology (3).

Archaeology opens one window on the past. With its data we can create a theoretical reconstruction of life in antiquity: city size and design; types of economy; agricultural methods; industrial and military technologies; cult centers and artifacts. This particular course focuses on the archaeology of Syro-Palestine, especially on Jordan and Israel. It features a practical overview of an archaeological excavation set in the Middle East, from field work and record keeping to preservation of artifacts and analysis of data. It provides an overview of historical and cultural developments in the Middle East from the Paleolithic to Late Islamic periods. It also develops the skills to interpret and evaluate critically a variety of archaeological publications and data. Prerequisite for Religious Studies credit: REL 200.

ANT 390 . Independent Study in Anthropol (1-3).

A student who wishes to pursue an independent study project in anthropology for academic credit must submit, prior to registration, a proposed plan of study that includes the topic to be studied and goal to be achieved, the methodology to be followed, schedule of supervision, end product, evaluation procedure and number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the academic dean. It will be kept on file in the academic dean's office.

ANT 391 (ANT 231). Environment, Culture & Power (3).

This course looks at issues in human interaction with environment and resources from a cross- cultural perspective. Anthropological approaches to environment will be considered mainly in the context of significant topical issues, and by integrating theory with ethnographic cases. Assignments will encourage students to apply this knowledge both to their own immediate community and to environmental concerns in other parts of the world.

ANT 391-399 . Special Topics in Anthropology (3).

Courses in this series offer an in-depth exploration of specific issues and topics within the various subspecialties of anthropology in which the department’s faculty specialize as well as topics of current interest to instructors or students. These courses are intended for students who wish to pursue their studies in a particular field beyond the basic courses offered in the regular curriculum.

ANT 397 (PGS 397). The Anthropology of Obesity (3).

Conversations about the obesity epidemic resonate throughout the world and the solution to growing rates of obesity often seems simple: we need to get people to exercise more and eat healthier diets. However, when viewed through an anthropological lens, obesity becomes a much more complex phenomenon, both culturally and biologically. This course will present various cultural perceptions of fatness from around the world to demonstrate that in some cultures bigger is actually viewed as a healthier outcome. Furthermore, the class will conceptualize nutritional outcomes as the culmination of political, economic, and cultural circumstances rather than merely the outcome of an individual's diet and exercise preferences. Obesity will therefore be viewed as a biocultural phenomenon and students will be encouraged to think about the relationships between biological outcomes (body sizes) and the cultural context in which these outcomes occur. The goal of this course is to ask students to think about obesity from multiple angles to being to appreciate that there is no single view of or solution to rising body weights. The broader goal is to demonstate that anthropology can bring multi-dimensional views to help alleviate public health concerns around the world.

ANT 398 (PGS 398). Special Topics: the Anthropology of Ireland (3).

The purpose of this class is to learn about the history, culture, and languages of Ireland using an anthropological perspective. This class will encompass all four-fields of anthropology since we will read texts that discuss Irish archaeology, culture, biology, and linguistics. As such, the goal is to get a holistic understanding of life in Ireland across space and time. We will take a four-part approach to the study of Ireland beginning with an exploration of pre-Christian Ireland, followed by a discussion of colonialism and partition, then a discussion of the conflict in Northern Ireland, and concluding with an examination of life in Ireland today.

ANT 410 (CCM 410/CCM 510). Culture & Reproductive Health & Medicine (3).

This course examines diverse ways in which societies throughout the globe view and manage human reporoduction and the implications this has for health care and medicine. The emphasis will be primarily, though not exclusively, on women's reproductive health throughout the life cycle, including puberty, sex, pregnancy, family planning, childbirth, infertility, and menopause. The course also explores changes in reproductive health care in the context of globalization and considers how an understanding of the influence of culture on reproductive health is crucial for the development of international public health policy and practice.

ANT 416 (CCM 416/CCM 516). Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective (3).

This course explores the interaction of biological and cultural factors in disease causation, diagnosis, and treatment in Western and non-Western societies. The introduction of Western medicine to non-Western cultures is examined. After taking this course, students will be able to: describe the interaction of biological & cultural factors in the etiology, manifestation, and outcome of diseases cross-culturally; explain the psychosomatic basis of health & healing; describe the methods and efficacy of non-Western healers and view illness and healing in historical, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives. Permission of instructor required before registration. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 422 . Medical Anthropology (3).

The fundamental tenets of health care delivery are analyzed and the concepts of "health," "illness," "patient," "cure," and "efficiency" are explored. Western medical practices are compared to practices in other cultures; implicit premises and deficiencies in western medicine are highlighted. Topics include analysis of status and roles in hospitals; socialization into the culture of medicine; magical curing; economic barriers to better health care; problems introducing western medicine into alien cultures; and the patient's role. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

ANT 450 (SOC 450). Senior Seminar (3).

The capstone course in sociology requires students to apply their knowledge of theory and methods to a range of social and cultural issues and research questions. Students will present and critique contemporary research in a professional and collaborative manner. Topics may include, among others, the role of race, class, gender, deviance, religion, work, law, public policy and worldview in social and cultural life. Emphasis will be placed on current research and theory in sociology and anthropology, and the process of synthesizing existing research and theory to contribute to ongoing debates in the fields. Public policy implications of the research and theory may also be critically examined.

ANT 490 . Internship in Anthropology (1-6).

Participation in a field learning experience closely related to one of the areas of anthropology. The student intern will meet regularly with his or her supervisor in the agency and/or will report as required to the faculty member assigned to supervise the field experience. Students are expected to apply what they have learned in the academic program to the field experience. An evaluation of the field experience will also be required. The internship and placement must be approved by the instructor. Three hours of field work per week are required to generate one credit hour. The number of credit hours to be awarded must be contracted prior to registration.

ANT 496 . Honors Project in Anthropology (3-6).

The nature of the project is determined by the mentor and the student. The due dates for each draft as well as the number of credit hours the student is to receive is contracted prior to registration.

ANT 499 . Research in Anthropology (3-6).

An upper-level student who wishes to undertake an anthropological research project for academic credit during a given semester must submit a research proposal prior to registration and a research report at the end of the semester. The proposal must be approved by the research director, the department chair and the assistant academic vice president and dean. The proposal will be kept on file in the assistant academic vice president's office.

CJS 100 (PSC 100). Contemp Issues Amer Politics (3).

A study of several important issues in contemporary American society and of the manner in which they are being handled by our political system. Among the issues covered are: the energy crisis, nuclear energy, toxic wastes, inflation, recession, government spending, crime, military spending, the arms race and the new religious right. This course does not fulfill requirements for a major in political science; it will carry credit toward a minor.

CJS 101 . Introduction to Criminology (3).

This course offers an interdisciplinary exploration of crime, its causes and notions of justice. The concepts of crime and justice will be explored drawing on writings from the humanities (English literature, philosophy, religious studies, history) and research from the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, economics, political science and psychology).

CJS 200 (SOC 200). Career Pract & Prof Computing Soc/Crim (3).

This course focuses on: (1) the discipline and profession of sociology/criminology; (2) career exploration and career development skills for undergraduate sociology/criminology majors; (3) professional writing skills; (4) graduate and professional school exploration and advising; (5) applied sociology/criminology and action anthropology; (6) professional socialization; (7) computer literacy in research and presentation of self both in person and on the Internet; and (8) professional ethics.

CJS 201 (SOC 201/PSC 202). Research Methods (3).

This course is an introduction to the research methodologies employed by social scientists. Major analytic issues covered in the course include measurement validity and reliability, the grounds for making causal inferences, sampling and research ethics. Major techniques to be studied include participant observation, survey research, experimentation, intensive interviewing and evaluation research. Required of all sociology/ criminology majors. Prerequisites: ANT 101, ANT 102, SOC 101, CJS 101 or PSC 101 and MTH 111.

CJS 220 (SOC 220). The Criminal Justice System (3).

This course examines the criminal justice system and its effects on individuals within the system. It also considers the criminal justice systems effects on individuals both inside and outside the system with respect to the commission of crime. Prerequisite: SOC 305 recommended.

CJS 222 . Introduction to Forensic Science (3).

This course will introduce students to the various areas of forensic science. Students will learn the vocabulary of forensics, the application of the scientific method to forensic issues, the types of natural and social science techniques used in forensic analyses and the impact of various kinds of forensic analyses on the criminal justice system. Students will learn to think critically about forensic claims and to distinguish genuine forensic science from its popular understanding.

CJS 223 (PGS 223/ANT 223). Global Crime (3).

This course explores illegal activity and criminalization in the context of the destabilizing effects of globalization. The course considers the transnational dimension of crime in both the developed and postcolonial parts of the world, and its connections to our own everyday lives. The course will cover the growth and character of the extra-legal networks of power and finance that shape our contemporary world, and will examine their relations with state power, corporate business, and law enforcement activities. Finally, it introduces some of the challenges of both supra-state and popular responses to illegitimate activities that are shaped by global political economy. Prerequisite: CJS 101 or ANT 101.

CJS 224 . Urban Security (3).

Special Topics: This course introduces traditional as well as emerging, unconventional strategies designed to provide security in cities. You will learn how to make sense of urban hazards and the systems designed to counter them. Urban security planning is dominated by highly technological, terrorism-focused "intelligence fusion" and surveillance systems that in most cases operate separately from everyday disaster management networks. Instead of fusion, therefore, in many cases we see pockmarks of friction. At the core of this dynamic is the term security itself, a highly contested concept with real-world impacts for policy making and long-term planning. More than a decade after 9/11, as the challenge of protecting cities has been compounded by a major economic downturn and widespread social unease, a key question is whether or not terrorism poses the greatest primary threat to our communities. Such a possibility is evidenced by problems such as the exposure of human vulnerability in New Orleans and Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), the very continual threat posed by infectious disease, a wave of recent damage from hurricanes and tornadoes, the evolving human and geopolitical crises in the Middle East, and the ongoing, but mostly hidden condition of urban unemployment, crime, and poverty. Upon completion of this class you will be able "to think like an analyst," a highly-valued skill set that will help you whether your goal is graduate/law school or employment through a public, private, or non-profit agency.

CJS 225 (SOC 225/PGS 225). Gangs and Criminal Community (3).

This course introduces students to gang-life as an urban phenomenon that starts in the 19th century and that in the 2000s is diffused across the margins and illicit flows of the global economy. Students will read memoirs of members of gang communities, with attention to notions of agency and iconoclasm, situating gang life in a continuum of political resistance. We will aslo look at the history of modern transnational gangs as a view into the history of displacement, modern war, and the pre-history to the discourses surrounding "global terrorism", giving students the tools for a critical reading of current debates around state security, "organized crime", and sovereignty. Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV.

CJS 232 (SOC 232). Family Violence (3).

Using sociological perspectives, this course will examine family violence including the abuse of partners, children and elders. It will focus on understanding the origins and the larger forces leading to and reinforcing family violence, and as well as on the microdynamics of violence within families. It will also examine how family violence varies across differences such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.

CJS 244 (SOC 244/GWS 244). Race and Ethnic Relations (3).

Race and ethnicity are a significant aspect of American society, especially as one of the main modes of social stratification. This class will introduce students to the major sociological perspectives on race and ethnicity and will further develop their sociological understanding of and critical thinking about race in the United States. This class will also encourage students to examine race in the U.S., with an emphasis on class, gender and urban life. At the end of this class, students should be familiar with the social importance that race and ethnicity play in everyday life.

CJS 251 (SOC 351/CJS 351/CJS 394). Victimology (3).

This course analyzes and scientifically examines the physical, emotional, and financial impact of crime on its victims. Specific types of victims and crime will be studied, including homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, child mal- treatment, elder abuse, and assault. This in- depth course requires the student to analyze restitution issues, the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system, victims' rights legislation, and contemporary trends in the treatment of victims. Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 101, CJS 101, PSY 101 or GWS 101.

CJS 301 (ANT 301/GWS 301). Crime&Punishment Comparative Perspectiv (3).

This course uses social science,historical, activist, and cross-cultural perspectives to consider the process of criminalization - how certain acts come to be defined as crimes, and certain categories of people come to be considered criminals - as well as social responses to crime. This course will treat the relative concept of "crime" as a social force with special consideration on how it relates to power; legitimacy; citizenship; rights; and the social inequalities of race, class and gender. Critical exploration of these connections is applied to current challenges and ways of addressing them. Prerequisite: CJS 101, ANT 101 or 102, or permission of instructor.

CJS 305 (SOC 305). Criminological Theory (3).

Criminology is the sociological analysis of crime in American society. Different types of crime are examined: street crime, whitecollar crime, victimless crime, corporate crime and political crime. By critically examining theories of crime causation, the student gains an understanding of the social forces which contribute to the commission of crime. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or CJS 101 or SOC 101 or permission of the instructor.

CJS 321 (SOC 321/LGS 321). Law,Society & Social Science (3).

The structure and functions of law as an institution are analyzed from the perspectives of classical and contemporary social scientific theories. The legal processes of the assignment of responsibility, the resolution of disputes, the distribution of social rewards and the imposition of sanctions are studied in cross-cultural perspective. Attention is also focused on the use of social scientific knowledge by legal institutions. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or CJS 101 or PSC 101 or SOC 101 and MTH 110 or MTH 111 or STA 201 or the equivalent.

CJS 322 (ECO 322/SOC 322). Economics of Crime and Punishment (3).

This course will present the economic approach to crime and punishment. There will be an emphasis upon both the economic cost borne by the economy in the aggregate and by individual households in the prevention of crime. The economic approach assumes that both criminals and victims are rational in the sense that they base their choices on the expected benefits and costs of alternative behaviors. Specific topics include economic assessments of the criminal justice system, perspectives on the punishment and reform of criminals, and analyses of the market for illegal drugs, gun control and capital punishment.

CJS 323 (SOC 323). Juvenile Delinquency (3).

After examining the causes of delinquency among juveniles and the various ways of treating delinquents, the second part of the course focuses on juvenile court: the history of the juvenile court movement, current procedures employed by the juvenile court and its relationship with other community agencies that deal with delinquents.

CJS 325 (SOC 325). Poverty and Justice in the Legal System (3).

The class will explore the concept of social justice, with a special emphasis on the root causes and persistence of poverty, and how the legal system confronts, changes or contains those problems.

CJS 326 (SOC 326). Deviance (3).

This course is a thematic introduction to sociology; it presents basic concepts and principles of sociological and criminal analysis. Different types of deviant behaviors are examined and explained using both individualistic and social structural theories. Students will acquire the tools needed to conduct a critical analysis of any social behaviors, including deviance. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or CJS 101.

CJS 335 (PSY 335/LGS 335). Psychology and the Law (3).

The legal system is a pervasive and important part of our lives. The goal of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the psychological aspects of the functioning of the system and the effects of the legal system on us. This course will address the social psychological aspects that impact and are impacted by the legal system. Students will develop an understanding of many issues, including how psychologists contribute to the law and the legal system, psychological theories of crime, psychological issues related to the selection and performance of police officers, the dynamics of eyewitness testimony, jury selection and performance and confessions.

CJS 343 (PSC 344/SOC 343/PGS 344). Immigration (3).

This course examines the topic of immigration from multiple perpectives: historical comparison between current and previous waves of immigrants, politcal debates over what we should do locally and nationally, the complex economic and social impacts of immigrants(both legal and unauthorized), the changing legal environment, comparative immigration policies, and the post-9/11 national security implications of immigration. This course aims to have you explore and challenge your own views, try to make sense of completing arguments and evidence, and gain a respect for perspectives not your own. A visit to the National Immigration Museum at Ellis Island is planned.

CJS 345 (SOC 345/WER 345). Conflict Resolution (3).

This course will introduce students to the field of conflict resolution. It will include an overview of the history and theories of the field and some of the major critiques of present theories and practices. The course also will provide students with an understanding of the spectrum of role professionals in conflict resolution undertake. Students will gain selected conflict resolution skills and come to understand conflict experientially by participating in three role plays demonstrating issues associated with inter-personal, inter-group and organizational conflict. Prerequisites: SOC 101, CJS 101, ANT 101, ANT 102, or EDU 105.

CJS 351 (CJS 251/SOC 351/CJS 394). Victimology (3).

This course analyzes and scientifically examines the physical, emotional, and financial impact of crime on its victims. Specific types of victims and crime will be studied, including homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, child mal- treatment, elder abuse, and assault. This in- depth course requires the student to analyze restitution issues, the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system, victims' rights legislation, and contemporary trends in the treatment of victims. Prerequisites: SOC 101, CJS 101, PSY 101 or GWS 101.

CJS 381 . Understanding Modern Terrorism (3).

This course is designed to introduce students to the academic understanding of terrorism. Through this course students will come to understand the motivations underlying terrorist behavior on an individual and structural level. In addition, the student will become more aware of the role of the U.S. in world affairs and the reaction from other countries regarding this involvement. The impact of these two areas on terrorist behaviors will be analyzed. Through readings of both historical events and academic research, students will become more aware of the influences on the rise, success, and the end of terrorist campaigns. Prerequisites: CJS 101 and CJS 305 or CJS 323 or junior status.

CJS 390 . Independent Study in Criminology (1-3).

A student who wishes to pursue an independent study project in criminology for academic credit must submit, prior to registration, a proposed plan of study that includes the topic to be studied and goal to be achieved, the methodology to be followed, schedule of supervision, end product, evaluation procedure and number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the Dean of Arts & Sciences. It will be kept on file in the Dean's office.

CJS 394 (CJS 251/SOC 351/CJS 351). Victimology (3).

This course analyzes and scientifically examines the physical, emotional, and finacial impact of crime on its victims. Specific types of victims and crime will be studied, including homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, child maltreatment, elder abuse, and assault. This in-depth course requires the student to analyze restitution issues, the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system, victims' rights legislation, and contemporary trends in the treatment of victims.

CJS 396 . Race, Gender and Justice (3).

This course critically examines major theories, research findings, policies, and controversies concerning race, gender, and crime in the context of social justice. In terms of disciplinary affirmation, the focus is on criminology theory, but with a predisposition towards ways in which questions of social justice can be viewed from a sociological perspective. The first objective of the course is to debunk the myth that there is a cast iron boundary between questions of criminal justices and social justice. Along with this objective is the need to provide students who are interested in pursuing a criminal justice career an awareness of key discourses in criminology in conjunction with a keen sense of empathy required for the maintenance of social order in an increasingly diversified universe. The second objective of the course is to explore how theoretical insights can provide the tools for making sense of the vast amount of data and information on crime and the criminal justice system especially as it relates to debates and contestation on questions of race, ethnicity, and gender. Students will get the opportunity to explore the main sources used for research. This will enable us to achieve our third objective; in what ways can our findings inform social policy in the desire to provide equal justice for all. We shall conclude our exploration by returning to our starting place: Can race, ethnicity, and gender be useful analytic categories?

CJS 397 . Poverty & Social Justice in Legal System (3).

The concept of social justice is defined, in large measure, by how the legal system treats the poorest, least educated or most frail citizens, and addresses (or fails to address) their needs. Achieving a measure of social justice through the law can have a profound effect on the poor and upon society at large; some efforts at social justice can have an immediate and personal affect; other social justice efforts may not bear fruit for years or generations. This class will explore the concept of social justice, with a special emphasis on the root causes and persistence of poverty, and how the legal system confronts, changes or contains those problems.

CJS 398 . Forensic Pathology (3).

This course is designed to introduce you to forensic science, the application of science and law. According to the American Association of Forensic Sciences, forensics is the improvement, the administration and the achievement of justice through the application of science to the process of law.

CJS 450 . Advanced Seminar in Criminology (3).

This course is designed to advance the students understanding of criminological thought. Students will be introduced to the classics of criminology through an examination of the original works. Building upon prior classes in criminological theory, the current class discusses the theoretical importance, empirical status, and policy implications for a range of theories ranging from structural theories to trait theories.

CJS 490 . Internship in Criminology (1-6).

Participation in a field learning experience closely related to one of the areas of criminology or sociology. The student intern will meet regularly with his or her supervisor in the agency and/or will report as required to the faculty member assigned to supervise the field experience. Students are expected to apply what they have learned in the academic program to the field experience. An evaluation of the field experience will also be required. The internship and placement must be approved by the instructor. Three hours of field work per week are required to generate one credit hour. The number of credits to be awarded must be contracted for prior to registration.

CJS 495 . Empirical Research (3-6).

A team of senior students designs and carries out an empirical research project. The actual exper- ience of planning and doing research provides students with an opportunity to review and inte- grate major sectors of what they have learned in their coursework. Responsibility for planning and carrying out the project rests with the students. The instructor serves as a resource person, available to offer advice or teach what is needed to solve technical problems. It is the instructors responsibility to see that the project can be completed with the available resources and within the time constraints of a semester. The instructor also evaluates the work of students. While a student's work load in this kind of project varies from week to week, he or she is required to budget an average of nine hours per week for independent/ group/class work on the project.

CJS 496 . Honors Project in Criminology (3-6).

The nature of the project is determined by the mentor and the student. The due dates for each draft as well as the number of credit hours the student is to receive is contracted for prior to registration.

CJS 499 . Research in Criminology (3-6).

An upper-class student who wishes to undertake a criminological research project for academic credit during a given semester must submit a research proposal prior to registration and a research report at the end of the semester. The proposal must be approved by the research director the department chair and the Dean of Arts & Sciences. The proposal will be kept on file in the Dean's office.

SOC 101 . Introductory Sociology (3).

An introduction to sociology's contributions toward an understanding of men and women and their social world. The course examines social interaction as the basis of social behavior and the foundation of social groups. Sociological concepts and methodology are used to provide meaning and understanding of such phenomena as gender roles, the development of the self, the family, social class and stratification, deviant behavior, behavior in organizations and bureaucracy, urban life, power and politics and social change. Required of all sociology majors. No prerequisite.

SOC 200 (CJS 200). Career Pract & Prof Computing Soc/Crim (3).

This course focuses on: (1) the discipline and profession of sociology/criminology; (2) career exploration and career development skills for undergraduate sociology/criminology majors; (3) professional writing skills; (4) graduate and professional school exploration and advising; (5) applied sociology/criminology and action anthropology; (6) professional socialization; (7) computer literacy in research and presentation of self both in person and on the Internet; and (8) professional ethics.

SOC 201 (PSC 202/CJS 201). Research Methods (3).

This course is an introduction to the research methodologies employed by social scientists. Major analytic issues covered in the course include measurement validity and reliability, the grounds for making causal inferences, sampling and research ethics. Major techniques to be studied include participant observation, survey research, experimentation, intensive interviewing and evaluation research. Required of all sociology/ criminology majors. Prerequisites: ANT 101, ANT 102, SOC 101, CJS 101 or PSC 101 and MTH 111.

SOC 220 (CJS 220). The Criminal Justice System (3).

This course examines the criminal justice system and its effects on individuals within the system. It also considers the criminal justice systems effects on individuals both inside and outside the system with respect to the commission of crime. Prerequisite: SOC 305 recommended.

SOC 225 (CJS 225/PGS 225). Gangs and Criminal Community (3).

This course introduces students to gang-life as an urban phenomenon that starts in the 19th century and that in the 2000s is diffused across the margins and illicit flows of the global economy. Students will read memoirs of members of gang communities, with attention to notions of agency and iconoclasm, situating gang life in a continuum of political resistance. We will aslo look at the history of modern transnational gangs as a view into the history of displacement, modern war, and the pre-history to the discourses surrounding "global terrorism", giving students the tools for a critical reading of current debates around state security, "organized crime", and sovereignty.

SOC 231 (GWS 231). Marriage and Families (3).

A social scientific study of contemporary and historical forms of marriage and family life in America. We will compare different types of American families with family structures in other parts of the world and other historical periods. We will study interactions between family systems and work, education, health care and legal systems and focus on their public policy implications.

SOC 232 (CJS 232). Family Violence (3).

Using sociological perspectives, this course will examine family violence including the abuse of partners, children and elders. It will focus on understanding the origins and the larger forces leading to and reinforcing family violence, and as well as on the microdynamics of violence within families. It will also examine how family violence varies across differences such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.

SOC 240 (GWS 240). Social Welfare (3).

This course will provide an historical overview of social welfare policy, both public and private, as it has evolved from medieval alms-giving to modern welfare statism. Welfare's costs and benefits, structure and relationship to other parts of society will be examined. Relevant sociological theories will be reviewed, with particular attention to the way they have been applied to problems of social welfare. The social work profession will be examined sociologically.

SOC 241 (GWS 241). Social Inequality (3).

An analysis of contemporary developments in stratification theory from both the conflict and structural-functional perspectives. Differences between and among social groups are examined in detail as they are manifested in socialization, educational opportunities, occupational status, life styles, income and health. Special emphasis is placed on the concept of class and the changing American class structure, female status attainment and poverty. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or CJS 101. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): DIV.

SOC 244 (CJS 244/GWS 244). Race and Ethnic Relations (3).

Race and ethnicity are a significant aspect of American society, especially as one of the main modes of social stratification. This class will introduce students to the major understanding of and critical thinking about race in the United States. This class will also encourage students to examine race in the U.S., with an emphasis on class, gender and urban life. At the end of this class, students should be familiar with the social importance that race and ethnicity play in everyday life.

SOC 265 . Population/Demography (3).

A sub-discipline of sociology, demography is the scientific study of populations. This course treats elementary demographic measures and techniques. Within a sociologically and historically grounded framework, it examines the components of population change (natality, mortality and migration) as well as the effects of the size and composition of a population upon institutions and social problems. The course might examine, for instance, the effects of population stability or change upon the family, housing, education, markets for various products and/or the quality of the environment. Policy making to shape population conditions will also be considered.

SOC 303 (ANT 303). Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol (3).

This course explores sociological and anthropological theory by studying a number of the classical thinkers in the disciplines. We study the origins of and interrelationships among these theories in their particular social and historical milieus, as well as their relevance to sociology and anthropology today. The student is expected to gain both a competence in the historical development of social scientific theory and an ability to theorize about social phenomena. Prerequisites: SOC 201 (CJS 201/PSC 202) or ANT/GWS/PGS 200 or permission of instructor. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): DIV.

SOC 305 (CJS 305). Criminological Theory (3).

Criminology is the sociological analysis of crime in American society. Different types of crime are examined: street crime, whitecollar crime, victimless crime, corporate crime and political crime. By critically examining theories of crime causation, the student gains an understanding of the social forces which contribute to the commission of crime. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or CJS 101 or SOC 101 or permission of the instructor.

SOC 310 . Aging and Society (3).

This course will examine aging as an individual and a social process. The focus will be on the social process of growing old in America. Students will be exposed to the effects society exerts on its aging population. Topics will include the demographic structure, current theories of aging, the effects of economic, political and psychological considerations on aging.

SOC 321 (CJS 321/LGS 321). Law, Society and Social Science (3).

The structure and functions of law as an institution are analyzed from the perspectives of classical and contemporary social scientific theories. The legal processes of the assignment of responsibility, the resolution of disputes, the distribution of social rewards and the imposition of sanctions are studied in cross-cultural perspective. Attention is also focused on the use of social scientific knowledge by legal institutions. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or CJS 101 or PSC 101 or PSY 101 or SOC 101 and MTH 110 or MTH 111 or STA 201.

SOC 322 (ECO 322/CJS 322). Econ of Crime & Punishment (3).

This course will present the economic approach to crime and punishment. There will be an emphasis upon both the economic cost borne by the economy in the aggregate and by individual households in the prevention of crime. The economic approach assumes that both criminals and victims are rational in the sense that they base their choices on the expected benefits and costs of alternative behaviors. Specific topics include economic assessments of the criminal justice system, perspectives on the punishment and reform of criminals, and analyses of the market for illegal drugs, gun control and capital punishment.

SOC 323 (CJS 323). Juvenile Delinquency (3).

After examining the causes of delinquency among juveniles and the various ways of treating delinquents, the second part of the course focuses on juvenile court: the history of the juvenile court movement, current procedures employed by the juvenile court and its relationship with other community agencies that deal with delinquents.

SOC 325 (CJS 325). Poverty & Social Justice in Legal System (3).

The class will explore the concept of social justice, with a special emphasis on the root causes and persistence of poverty, and how the legal system confronts, changes or contains those problems.

SOC 326 (CJS 326). Deviance (3).

This course is a thematic introduction to sociology; it presents basic concepts and principles of sociological and criminal analysis. Different types of deviant behaviors are examined and explained using both individualistic and social structural theories. Students will acquire the tools needed to conduct a critical analysis of any social behaviors, including deviance. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or CJS 101.

SOC 327 . Food and Culture (3).

Is Indian curry an acquired taste or are we born with "taste"? Is eating organic, local or vegan just a fad or a sustatinable way of life? Or "are we really what we eat?" Culture and food is an interdisciplinary seminar that examines how culture shapes and interacts with food in society. Culture, religion, race, class and gender frame our experiences, relationships with and understandings of food. Students will employ a variety of theoretical perspectives to examine these relationships including social theory, feminist philosophy, and post-colonial theory. Exploring the works of Uma Narayan, Lisa Heldke, George Simmel, Appadurai, Edward Said and Pierre Bourdieu this course will also develop both a sociological and philosophical understanding of the study of food. Fulfills Core requirement(s): IDS.

SOC 335 (ECO 335). Economics of Poverty (3).

This course examines poverty in the United States from an economic perspective. Using the basic concepts of economic analysis, it considers several dimensions of poverty, including the U.S. income distribution, the measurement and incidence of poverty, the characteristics of the poor, and the causes and consequences of poverty. It also provides an overview of the structure, history, and effectiveness of public policy aimed at alleviating poverty.

SOC 341 . Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn (3).

This course explores the field of human services caseload management, as well as the processes, skill base and understandings involved in the human services workplace. This involves surveying the many community needs that human services agencies fulfill within society, with particular attention to the organizational process and strategies that such agencies employ toward their stated "missions". Service Learning is an integral part of this exploration. Building on a foundation of Human Services theory and an awareness of contemporary socio-economic and demographic trends, the field experience of our class members will become the vehicle for refining our understanding of the many nuances involved in caseload management in today's profession. Corequisite: SOC 490.

SOC 343 (PSC 344/CJS 343/PGS 344). Immigration (3).

This course examines the topic of immigration from multiple perpectives: historical comparison between current and previous waves of immigrants, political debates over what we should do locally and nationally, the complex economic and social impacts of immigrants (both legal and unauthorized), the changing legal environment, comparative immigration policies, and the post-9/11 national security implications of immigration. This course aims to have you explore and challenge your own views, try to make sense of completing arguments and evidence, and gain a respect for perspectives not your own. A visit to the National Immigration Museum at Ellis Island is planned.

SOC 344 (GWS 344). Gender and Society (3).

This course examines the processes and institutions through which gender is constructed and operates in society. It analyzes how gender serves to organize everyday life as well as how such institutions as work, education and marriage take their form according to historically variable contexts of gender relations. Gender will be considered in a cross-cultural context, as well as in interaction with race/ethnicity and class. Students will employ a variety of theoretical perspectives to examine these relationships. Prerequisite: GWS 101, PSC 101 or SOC 101.

SOC 345 (CJS 345/WER 345). Conflict Resolution (3).

This course will introduce students to the field of conflict resolution. It will include an overview of the history and theories of the field and some of the major critiques of present theories and practices. The course also will provide students with an understanding of the spectrum of role professionals in conflict resolution undertake. Students will gain selected conflict resolution skills and come to understand conflict experientially by participating in three role plays demonstrating issues associated with inter-personal, inter-group and organizational conflict. Prerequisites: SOC 101, CJS 101, ANT 101, ANT 102, or EDU 105.

SOC 351 (CJS 251/CJS 351/CJS 394). Victimology (3).

This course analyzes and scientifically examines the physical, emotional, and financial impact of crime on its victims. Specific types of victims and crime will be studied, including homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, child mal- treatment, elder abuse, and assault. This in- depth course requires the student to analyze restitution issues, the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system, victims' rights legislation, and contemporary trends in the treatment of victims. Prerequisites: SOC 101, CJS 101, PSY 101 or GWS 101.

SOC 365 . Death and Dying (3).

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the process of dying and death. The course presents the findings of social science on when, where and under what conditions people die in modern society, how these situational factors have changed, and how they influence the experience of dying. It attempts a sociocultural and religious understanding of the meaning of death and bereavement, and their impact on family members and friends, as well as on society. The theological meaning of death will be treated.

SOC 365S . Death & Dying: Service Learning (1).

Service Learning experience

SOC 369 (REL 369). Sociology of Religion (3).

The relationship between religion and society is complex, dynamic, and ever-changing. It has been at the root of sociology itself since the discipline began and was central to the work of many of its founders. In this course, you will use a sociological perspective to examine this relationship between religion and society. Much of the class will deal with American forms of religion, but we will also consider examples of religion outside of the U.S. context. Fulfills Core diversity requirement.

SOC 390 . Independent Study in Sociology (1-3).

A student who wishes to pursue an independent study project in sociology for academic credit must submit, prior to registration, a proposed plan of study that includes the topic to be studied and goal to be achieved, the methodology to be followed, schedule of supervision, end product, evaluation procedure and number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the academic dean. It will be kept on file in the academic dean's office.

SOC 391-399 . Special Topics Seminar in Sociology (1-3).

Courses in this series offer an in-depth exploration of specific issues and topics within the various subspecialties of sociology in which the department faculty specialize as well as topics of current interest to instructors or students. These courses are intended for students who wish to pursue their studies in a particular field beyond the basic courses offered in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: SOC 101.

SOC 397 . Poverty & Social Justice in Legal System (3).

The concept of social justice is defined, in large measure, by how the legal system treats the poorest, least educated or most frail citizens, and addresses (or fails to address) their needs. Achieving a measure of social justice through the law can have a profound effect on the poor and upon society at large; some efforts at social justice can have an immediate and personal affect; other social justice efforts may not bear fruit for years or generations. This class will explore the concept of social justice, with a special emphasis on the root causes and persistence of poverty, and how the legal system confronts, changes or contains those problems.

SOC 399 (PGS 399). Diversity in the City (3).

Special Topic: The course focuses on the cultural, ethnic, religious and class diversity of Paris' changing landscape. Students will use Bourdieu, Goffman, Marx, and Simmel and other theorists to understand diversity, culture and identity by studying the diversity of "the city." Through readings, documentaries and a weeklong trip to Paris students will use sociological theories on society and culture to study diversity in the city. In particular the minority populations of the immigrant French communities, the recent North African immigrant communities, and the Muslim communities will be examined. This class will also explore how religous (Catholic and Muslim) as well as ethnic diversity shapes current debates on French and European citizenship. This class concludes with a 11-12 day trip to Paris that will include visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arab Institute, Luxembourg Gardens, La Mosque (Paris' mosque) and Jardin des Plantes. Fulfills Core diversity requirement.

SOC 401 . Soc Perspect in Social Psych (3).

This is an advanced course in social psychology from the sociological perspective. It is the study of the relationship between individuals and the society in which they live. The student explores the effect social forces have on individuals in areas such as attitudes and behavior, attitude change, social influence, conformity and deviance, attraction, prejudice and discrimination and socialization within the framework of a sociological social psychology. Also thoroughly examined and compared are the theories and methods of both psychological and sociological social psychologies. Prerequisites: CJS/SOC 201 and SOC 303 or CJS 305; or by permission of instructor.

SOC 402 (ACT 402/ECO 402/PSC 402/IRL 403). Program Eval Research Methodol & Policy (3).

The goal of this course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the use of behavioral science research methods and theories for program and intervention evaluations. Topics given special emphasis include: measurement strategies and problems, needs assessment, experimental and quasi-experimental field designs, qualitative methods, benefit-cost analysis, statistical approaches to modeling bias and the use of evaluation results in the policy process.

SOC 408 . Adv Studies:Contemporary Amer Catholic (3).

This is an advanced, interdisciplinary seminar and research practicum studying the current conditions of the American Catholic community in light of historical trends. Students employ theories and methodologies of the humanities and social sciences to conduct an original research project about an issue related to contemporary American Catholicism. Prerequisites: Rel 200 and one other 300-level course in religious studies. The course may be taken to satisfy the PHL/REL 400 senior seminar core requirement.

SOC 444 . Gender and Global Violence (3).

This course uses sociological and feminist theory to examine gender and global violence. It will examine how race, gender, sexual orientation, globalization, war and religious affiliation impact violence against women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle-East. Students will develop an understanding of gendered violence in a global context with an emphasis on policy making and cultural sensitivity. Prerequisite: SOC 101, ANT 101, PSC 101, CJS 101 or GWS 101 or by permission of instructor.

SOC 450 (ANT 450). Senior Seminar (3).

The capstone course in sociology requires students to apply their knowledge of theory and methods to a range of social and cultural issues and research questions. Students will present and critique contemporary research in a professional and collaborative manner. Topics may include, among others, the role of race, class, gender, deviance, religion, work, law, public policy and worldview in social and cultural life. Emphasis will be placed on current research and theory in sociology and anthropology, and the process of synthesizing existing research and theory to contribute to ongoing debates in the fields. Public policy implications of the research and theory may also be critically examined. Prerequisites: SOC 201 or CJS 201 and SOC 303.

SOC 490 . Internship in Sociology (1-6).

Participation in a field learning experience closely related to one of the areas of sociology. The student intern will meet regularly with his or her supervisor in the agency and/or will report as required to the faculty member assigned to supervise the field experience. Students are expected to apply what they have learned in the academic program to the field experience. An evaluation of the field experience will also be required. The internship and placement must be approved by the instructor. Three hours of field work per week are required to generate one credit hour. The number of credit hours to be awarded must be contracted for prior to registration. Prerequisite: Junior status and permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: CJS/SOC 201 and SOC 303; or permission of instructor.

SOC 495 . Empirical Research (3-6).

A team of senior students designs and carries out an empirical research project. The actual experience of planning and doing research provides students with an opportunity to review and integrate major sectors of what they have learned in their coursework. Responsibility for planning and carrying out the project rests with the students. The instructor serves as a resource person, available to offer advice or teach what is needed to solve technical problems. It is the instructor's responsibility to see that the project can be completed with the available resources and within the time constraints of a semester. The instructor also evaluates the work of students. While a student's work load in this kind of project varies from week to week, he or she is required to budget an average of nine hours per week for independent/group/class work on the project.

SOC 496 . Honors Project in Sociology (3-6).

The nature of the project is determined by the mentor and the student. The due dates for each draft as well as the number of credit hours the student is to receive is contracted for prior to registration.

SOC 499 . Research in Sociology (3-6).

An upper-class student who wishes to undertake a sociological research project for academic credit during a given semester must submit a research proposal prior to registration and a research report at the end of the semester. The proposal must be approved by the research director, the department chair and the academic dean. The proposal will be kept on file in the academic dean's office.

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