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T SOC 165 Introduction to Sociology: Developing the Sociological Imagination (5) I&S Ignacio
Surveys social issues such as race, social class, and gender using sociological theories and perspectives. Introduces sociological methods and the relationship between research and public policy. Examines how individuals and organizations have used sociological theories to institute social change.
T SOC 265 Race and Ethnicity in the United States (5) I&S Ignacio
Introduces issues of race and ethnicity in the United States, particularly the social construction of race, and its effects on policies throughout history. Examines social movements (from the mid-1800s - present) and explores how ideas of racial justice and equality are articulated in relation to economic, political, and cultural contexts.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew S. Cho
T SOC 266 Introduction to Labor Studies (5) I&S
Examines the role of labor in the contemporary United States and in the global economy. Explores the nature of work within market economies, forms of worker organizing, and the interaction between race, gender, and class within the workplace.
T SOC 335 Social Class and Inequality (5) I&S
Examines the problem of persistent urban poverty in the United States. Explores the differential risk of poverty experienced by racial and ethnic groups and by women and children in the context of the major theories of class stratification. Also discusses the factors that lead to extreme-poverty neighborhoods, how these environments affect the life chances of residents, survival strategies of the poor, and public policy implications.
T SOC 346 The History of Childhood and the Family in the United States (5) I&S
Examines changing experiences and forms of childhood and family life over the course of U.S. history. Relates those experiences and forms to their political and economic contexts, considers explanations for historical alterations, and explores social and ideological implications of contemporary childhood and family life as mediated by class and ethnicity.
T SOC 369 Diversity in Adulthood (5) I&S
Assesses the diversity of personal styles within the class (emotional patterns, personality, learning, and behavior) using various psychological instruments that identify patterns or styles. Utilizes individual differences illustrate problems of communication and conflict resolution between persons of different styles, backgrounds, and worldviews.
T SOC 432 Schooling in the United States (5) I&S
Explores the history of formal education in the U.S. with special consideration of the forms and content of schooling for working people, women, and minority populations. Examines specific forms of schooling, educational reform, changes in pedagogy and structure, and the relationships between schooling and other features of the historical landscape.
T SOC 433 Household and Family in Comparative Perspective (5) I&S
Explores cross-cultural changes and continuities in family life and household organization in selected societies. Examines creation of various family and household forms and their relation to wide-scale economic, political, and social change. Studies the impact of power relations (gender, generation, class, ethnicity/race, etc.) within and beyond the family.
T SOC 434 Women, Race, and Class: Identity and Intergroup Relations (5) I&S
Explores interlocking effects of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality on the life experiences of women in the U.S. Includes: impact of race, ethnicity, and racism on social institutions; women's experiences of racism; struggles of anti-racist women; relationship between racial, class, and sexual identities and feminism, development of dialogue and coalitions between women.
T SOC 435 Migration in the Modern World: Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees (5) I&S
Examination of the dynamics of international migration in the modern world, with a focus on selected sending and receiving societies (western and non-western). Investigates both macro-economic and political influences on migration, as well as the involvement of social networks and households. Explores the diversity of population movements in historical perspective and in the context of competing theories of migration, settlement, and adaptation.
T SOC 436 History of Social Welfare Policy in the United States (5) I&S
Explores welfare policy in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Covers history of individual and governmental relief efforts; changing definitions of the poor and poverty; and the origins of our current welfare system.
T SOC 437 Immigration Today (5) I&S
Examines changing causes and patterns of post-1965 immigration from global and interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: role of immigrants in changing global economy; interactions between immigrants and residents in communities, schools, workplaces; challenges of adaptation for immigrant children; new forms of citizenship and national identity. Compares Europe and United States.
T SOC 439 Fieldwork and Interviewing in Communities (5) I&S
Assists students in developing skills as qualitative researchers in communities, particularly fieldwork and in-depth interviewing. Explores theoretical, ethical, and methodological dimensions. Includes reading and discussing examples of fieldwork and carrying out students' own projects in the field.
T SOC 446 Family Relationships and Diverse Family Forms in the United States (5) I&S
Explores cross-cultural changes and continuities in family life and household organization in selected societies. Explores development of family and household forms and their relation to wide-scale economic, political, and social change. Studies impact of power relations within and beyond the family.
T SOC 447 AIDS and American Society (5) I&S
Examines the impact of the AIDS epidemic on American society, including the lives of persons with AIDS and people who are HIV-positive; the gay community, minority communities, and the American public, more broadly; Americans' concepts of health, illness, and sexuality; and the medical care system and public-health policy. Offered at Olympic Community College/Bremerton.
T SOC 455 The Sociology of Gender (5) I&S
Explores biological and social bases of gender differences; ways in which changing social definitions of womanhood and manhood affect self-perceptions, opportunities, and behaviors. Examines social movements and theories which challenge traditional roles of men and women in U.S. society, and those which question the benefits of liberation.
T SOC 456 Rural Societies and Development (5) I&S
Explores Third World development issues (economic, political, and social) which are particular to rural societies. Addresses topics such as: food production and distribution, rural labor markets, migration, rural development strategies, rural poverty, the "Green Revolution," export agriculture, the proletarianization of peasants, and rural politics.