Courses

SOCI 5100. Pro-Sem. Current Prob/Topics.

Pro-Seminar on Current Problems and Topics (1-0) Contemporary problems and research in the discipline and in our graduate training program are discussed. The emphasis is on acclimating each student to the demands of graduate education. Further emphasis is on the role of the graduate student as teaching assistant.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

SOCI 5101. Pro-Sem. Current Prob/Topics.

Pro-Seminar on Current Problems and Topics (1-0) Contemporary problems and research in the discipline and in our graduate training program are discussed. The emphasis is on developing and articulating research topics. Further emphasis is on fostering and interest in doctoral-level education.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

SOCI 5102. Pro-Sem. Current Prob/Topics.

Pro-Seminar on Current Problems and Topics (1-0) Contemporary problems and research in the discipline and in our graduate training program are discussed. The emphasis is on developing research presentation and discussion skills. Further emphasis is on fostering an understanding of the fit between the program and employment in the public and private sectors.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

SOCI 5190. Individual Studies.

Individual Studies (0-0-1) Supervised individual study.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
1 Other Hour

SOCI 5290. Individual Studies.

Individual Studies (0-0-2) Supervised individual study.

2 Credit Hours
2 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
2 Other Hours

SOCI 5303. Grad Internship in Sociology.

This course is to be taken by students in the Applied Non-Thesis plan. In this course, students will propose to their committee their applied plan of activities, have it approved, and begin those activities.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

SOCI 5310. Sem. in Organizational Theory.

Seminar in Organizational Theory (3-0) An examination of size and complexity, vertical and horizontal processes, organizational effectiveness, and command and communication systems within bureaucratic and non-bureaucratic structures.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5311. Prof Development in Sociology.

SOCI 5311: Professional Development in Sociology (3-0) This course introduces students to major components of their professional roles as MA students and MA degree graduates. These include: (1) developing a professional CV, surveying the job opportunities for Sociology MAs, and engaging in a professional job search; (2) engaging in professional writing, such as abstracts, peer reviews, job applications, professional papers, and applied documents; (3) developing skills at substantive and constructive criticism, such as peer reviews; (4) applying social sciences in public and private sector settings; (5) developing teaching skills, such as goal setting, syllabus construction, lecture, and discussion strategies, and assessment strategies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5312. Sem-Advanced Measure/Inference.

Seminar in Advanced Measurement and Inference (3-0) Introduction to techniques of multivariate analysis commonly used in sociology including multiple regression, logistic regression, regression diagnostics, and non-parametric techniques.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5313. Research Uses of Social Data.

Research Uses in Social Data (3-0) Data analysis techniques, statistical analysis and management of large data sets; the use of computer and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5315. Seminar-Sociology of Deviance.

Seminar in Sociology of Deviance (3-0) Critical analysis of sociological theories, current research and applied approaches relevant to deviance.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5320. Seminar in Quantitative Method.

Seminar in Quantitative Methods (3-0) Focus on understanding, interpreting, and critically evaluating information obtained from quantitative methods and the sampling procedures these methods employ, including a general overview of relevant social science research methods.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5322. Seminar in Qualitative Methods.

Seminar in Qualitative Methods (3-0) The field research process from initial proposal to final report, emphasizing participant-observation and in-depth interview methods and the analysis of qualititive materials.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SOCI

SOCI 5325. Classical Social Theory.

Classical Social Theory (3-0) An examination of the pre-1950's social theories and their roots in philosophical traditions. The course has three objectives: first, identifying connections between philosophy and social theory; second, examining how social theory develops into research traditions; and third, acquiring a sense of how classical theory evolved within and articulated these traditions.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5326. Contemporary Social Theory.

Contemporary Social Theory (3-0) An examination of post-50s social theorists and their roots in philosophical and social theoretical traditions. The course has four objectives: first, identifying connections between philosophy and social theory; second, examining the link ages between different research traditions; third, developing a sense of how contemporary theory developed within and articulated these traditions; and fourth, examining the implication of contemporary theory for social policy and practice.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5328. Social Theory.

Social Theory (3-0) An examination of major social theories from the early modern era to the present. The course has four objectives (1) identifying connections between philosophical traditions and social theory; (2) estabishing the basic assumptions and arguments of major social theories; (3) examining the linkages between social theories, social policies, and social practices.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5330. Social Inequality.

Social Inequality (3-0) An overview of how sociologists understand and theorize about social inequality; emphasis is on workplace, race and gender inequalities.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5340. Seminar - Demography.

Seminar in Demography (3-0) Causes and consequences of trends in fertility, mortality and migration.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5341. Special Graduate Topics.

Special Graduate Topics (3-0) A course organized to investigate special topics and current issues of significance to sociologists. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SOCI

SOCI 5346. Sem./Sociology of Law.

Seminar in the Sociology of Law (3-0) A broad and thorough grounding in the sociological literature on the role of law in society, law as a social institution, and legal actors as social actors. Equal attention is given to social theory and empirical research.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5348. Seminar-Criminology.

Seminar in Criminology (3-0) Social context of criminal law and criminal justice; theories of crime and treatment programs.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5355. US-Mexico Borderlands in Chang.

U.S. - Mexico Borderlands in Change (3-0) The study of social, economic and technological change in the borderlands. Transborder networks and nationalistic policies are compared; the border maquiladora industry is studied.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5361. Graduate Research-Intern Pract.

Graduate Research and Intern Practicum (0-0-3) A course designed to give students supervised experience in conducting sociological research as interns in community agencies. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

SOCI 5365. Seminar-Sociology of Education.

Seminar in Sociology of Education (3-0) Application of sociological theory and research to American education; present educational problems and possible solutions.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5375. Seminar-Southwestern Cultures.

Seminar in Southwestern Cultures (3-0) An anthropological, ethnohistorical and sociological examination of salient Southewestern cultures; Mexican-Americans, Indian societies, Blacks, Orientals, etc.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5381. Cartography & Visualization.

This course is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of thematic cartography and the visualization of digital geographic data. Students are expected to develop skills necessary for creating and designing maps and evaluating cartographic representations of information. It has two major objectives: (a) to provide a general introduction to the principles and techniques of computer cartography with a specific emphasis on thematic map design; and (b) to provide hands-on, map-making experience using geographic information systems software.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SOCI 5390. Individual Studies.

Individual Studies (0-0-3).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

SOCI 5396. Non-Thesis Project I.

This course is to be taken by students in the Applied Non-Thesis Plan. In this course, students will propose to their committee their applied plan of activities, have it approved, and begin those activities.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SOCI

SOCI 5397. Non-Thesis Project II.

This course is to be taken by students in the Applied Non-Thesis Plan. In this course, students will complete their applied activities, write a report on those activities as an application of sociology, and have the report accepted by their committee. Enrollment in this course is required at the time of submission and approval of the project; the course may be repeated through the date of completion.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SOCI

SOCI 5398. Thesis.

Thesis (0-0-3).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

SOCI 5399. Thesis.

Thesis (0-0-3).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (SOCI 5398 w/P or better)