Department of Sociology Dietrich Buss, PhD.. Chair Faculty Professor: N ishida


340 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (3) Analysis of the social processes of poli­ cies and government: including democracy, totalitarianism. socialism, fascism, marxism, communism, conservatism and liberalism. Power author ity and voting behavior of so­ cial groups. issues and influences on politi­ cal 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 through use of basic concepts of race, racism, prejudice, discriminat ion, stereotypes: theoretical as well as practical application of concepts and effects on selected minority-majorit y r-elationships and racial, ethnic and cultural groups. 346 URBAN SOCIOLOGY The urban commun ity and urbanization: its growth, institutions, values and prob­ lems: scientific study of population from the spatial patterning and mobility viewpoint: effect of urbanization upon in­ stitutions: social relations and national economy. 349 POPULATON (3) Popu lation theory. composition, distr i­ bution. growth and migration with differ­ ential fertility and mortality rates of groups and nations: national and international mi­ gration and overpopulat ion problems. 352 SOCIAL CONTROL (3) The processes by which conformity of the individual to the group is obtained and by which social organization is established and mai ntained. 353 FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS (3) Theoretical and practical orientations of the structure and dynamics of organiza­ tions such as schools, hospitals, industries, prisons and government agencies. Analysis in terms of self actualization, alienation, hu­ man relations. communication and organi­ zational conflicts.

Department Major: 30 units, of which 24 must be upper division, including 220, 441, 442, 443 and 444. In addition, Psy­ chology 210 is required as a supporting course. Department Minor: 18 units of sociolo­ gy of which 15 must be upper division courses. 220 SOCIOLOGY (3) Sociological concepts with emphasis on group life, culture . socialization, social insti­ tutions, social processes and change. Theo­ retical as well as practical application of in­ teraction and its effect on individuals in groups. 320 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (3) Preparation for marriage through prop­ er mate selection process; benefits, chal­ lenges and problems of the marital dyad: economic, legal, physical, sexual, social, psychological and spiritual areas of analysis of American courtship and marriage pat­ terns ; Christian and non-Christian per­ spectives. 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 publ ic. 333 CRIMINOLOGY (3) Social and psychological factors in crimi­ nal behavior: criminal law and criminal jus­ t ice: prevention and control: trends in the­ ory and correctional procedures, proba­ tion, parole. 335 DEVIANT BEHAVIOR (3) Theoretical orientations to social as well as personal disorganizat ion t hat resul t s from role conflict, social conflict, normlessness or alienation: individual and social deviance that relates to group pro­ cesses and structures will be presented and discussed.

Supervised experience in mental health, educational, correctional or related facility. Open only to upper division students. Pre­ requisites: 306, 309 and consent. Either semester.


Objectives: The sociology major is de­ signed to acquaint the student with the principal problems and issues in sociology; to teach application of knowledge to occu­ pations and professions and to prepare for further graduate study. Upon completion of the maJor in sociology. the student should be able to identify the foremost in­ dividuals, their work and maJor ideas of any given per iod o f the development of social t hought: use in a meaningful way the terminology of sociology and other social sciences so as to evaluate the content of learned perodicals and converse with oth­ ers in the related fields ; feel a deep per­ sonal concern for human need due to a systematic exposure to the pressing social dilemmas that face us daily; appreciate the relevance of sociological insight to the Christian who would be aware, caring, progressive and productive; clar ify the ba­ sic tensions between sociology and theol­ ogy (both actual and imagined): defend the study of sociology as a desirable Christian liberal arts major and as a necessary pre­ requisite for a wide range of professional fields; develop a rather well-defined per­ sonal theoretical orientation in terms of past as well as existing social theory; par­ ticipate with social and religious agencies on a paraprofessional level through direct involvement in social work, correctional work, rehabilitation, hot line service or counseling; formulate sound cr itical judg­ ments of current social research ; conduct independent study or research and produce scholarly results; and proceed to graduate school with a competitive under­ graduate background of preparation for both professional Christian ministries and work in government agencies dealing with probation, welfare. police protection and other public services in sociology and related fields.

Reading, research and discussion of select­ ed topics in the field of psychology (per­ mission only). 480 RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY ( 1-3) Research under the guidance of the pro­ fessor of record may range from the de­ velopment of a proposal to completion of a literary, fi eld, laboratory or social re­ search project written according t o APA format. The student is expected to work out, w ith the professor's supervision, a de­ tailed plan for the reseach t o be undertak­ en and submit with a Research Contract form available from the departmental of­ fice. Prerequisites: 210 and advanced standing. Either semester. The following graduate level courses may be taken by senior psychology majors with consent of the departmental chair. For course descriptions see p. G-57.









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