346 Urban Sociology (3) The urban community and urbanization; its growth, institutions, values and prob­ lems; scientific study of population from the spatial patterning and mobility viewpoint; ef­ fect of urbanization upon institutions; social relations and national economy. 348 Social Change (3) A critical and comparative analysis of the sources, theories and current research of social and cultural change in contemporary society; variable issues of scarcity and plen­ ty, impact of microcomputer technology on society, agricultural change in the United States, selected peasant movements in de­ veloping countries, peacemaking and recon­ ciliation among peoples, an application of the sociological imagination and the future. 349 Population (3) Population theory, composition, distribu­ tion, growth and migration with differential fertility and mortality rates of groups and nations; national and international migra­ tion and overpopulation problems. 351 Collective Behavior (3) A social-psychological analysis of the nature, elements, and theories of collective behavior: crowd behavior, mass contagion, civil disorder and collective violence, disaster behavior and panic, diffuse collectives, behavior in public places and selected social movements. 355 Medical Sociology (3) Sociological description and analysis of the health and medical institutions; cultural factors in conceptions of disease, health and the heal­ ing profession. Social structure and the role of personnel in medical facilities; relation of ill­ ness to income, housing, occupation, place of residence and other socio-economic factors. 358 Death and Dying (3) A critical analysis of how death and dying affect the everyday world in the way people cognitively and emotionally perceive death and respond to it; how our conception of death influences our construction of reality; an inter­ disciplinary and crosscultural approach. 362 Social Problems (3) Major problems of social maladjustment from the viewpoint of the underlying process­ es of individual and social disorganization; de­ viant behavior, such as mental disorders, crime and delinquency, suicide, drug and alco­ hol addiction; social disorganization, such as population problems, family, poverty and war.

COURSES 220 Sociology (3) Sociological concepts with emphasis on group life, culture, socialization, social institu­ tions, social processes and change. Theoreti­ cal as well as practical application of interac­ tion and its effect on individuals in groups. 320 Marriage and the Family (3) Preparation for marriage through proper mate selection process; benefits, challenges and problems of the marital dyad; econom­ ic, legal, physical, sexual, social, psychologi­ cal and spiritual areas of analysis of American courtship and marriage patterns; Christian and non-Christian perspectives. 330 juvenile Delinquency (3) Character, extent and cause of juvenile delinquency; both personal and environ­ mental. Past and current theories of youth crime; modern methods of incarceration, control and treatment. Changing response of the laws, police, courts and the public. 333 Criminology (3) Social and psychological factors in criminal behavior; criminal law and criminal justice; prevention and control; trends in theory and correctional procedures, probation, parole. 335 Deviant Behavior (3) Theoretical orientations to social as well as personal disorganization that result from the role conflict, social conflict, normless­ ness or alienation; individual and social de­ viance that relates to group processes and structures will be presented and discussed. 340 Political Sociology (3) Analysis of the social processes of poli­ tics and government; including democracy, totalitarianism, socialism, fascism, marx­ ism, communism, conservatism and liberal­ ism. Power authority and voting behavior of social groups, issues and influences on political processes in the United States will be stressed. 342 Ethnic and Minority Groups (3) Analysis of ethnic, racial and cultural mi­ norities in the United States and selected world cultures and societies through use of basic concepts of race, racism, prejudice, dis­ crimination, stereotypes; theoretical as well as practical application of concepts and ef­ fects on selected minority-majority relation­ ships and racial, ethnic and cultural groups.

367 Field Instruction (3) Opportunity to integrate classroom learning with actual on-the-job training in a social work agency. Variety of available agency settings with placement based upon interest and academic background. 402 Sociology ofReligion (3) Analysis of religious practices that affect society and social factors that affect reli­ gious practices; Christian and non-Christian beliefs and institutions. 441 Development of Social Thought (3) Outstanding social thinkers to the 19th century; ideas of men compared and con­ trasted within the various societies as back­ ground to the development of contempo­ rary sociological theory. 442 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3) Survey of sociological theory with empha­ sis on 20th century contributions; status of sociological inquiry and theory; relationship of sociology to such allied fields as anthropol­ ogy, psychology, economics, education and political science. Prerequisites: Psychology 210; Sociology 441 and 18 units of sociology: 443 Methods ofSociological Research I (3) Survey and evaluation of methods of plan­ ning, collecting, classifying and analyzing so­ cial research data. Detailed study of the sci­ entific method of inquiry, introduction to the use of experimental designs in sociological research. Prerequisites: Psychology 210; 18 units of sociology. 444 Methods ofSociological Research II (3) A continuation of the Methods of Socio­ logical Research I course where the student will be involved in planning and conducting a minor research project. Prerequisites: Psychology 210; 18 units of sociology, in­ cluding Sociology 443. 460 Topics in Sociology (3) Variable offering to include a critical anal­ ysis of selected topics such as Women, the Church and Society; Sociology of Sport; Law and Society; Sociology and Christian Value; Sociology of Rural Life in America. 470 Independent Study (1-3) Prerequisite: senior status with sociology major and prior to registration, consent of a professor to act as sponsor. The student must have the ability to assume responsibili­ ty for independent work and to prepare writ­ ten and oral reports. Project selected in conference with faculty sponsor before reg­ istration; progress meetings held regularly.

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