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Sociology 302, Sociology of Delinquency. View the course syllabus
Prerequisite. SOCI 101, SOCI 102, or permission of instructor.
Examination of the social factors involved in the development of delinquency, including family, political economy, schooling, community environment and culture. Examination of various theories of delinquency, the rates of delinquency in relation to age, race, gender and social class, and the legal system that addresses causes, consequences, and policies of punishment and rehabilitation.
Sociology 309, Marriage, Family, and Intimate Life. View the course syllabus
Prerequisite: SOCI 101, SOCI 102, or permission of instructor.
The objective of this course is to provide a sociological framework for understanding the family as a public and private institution. Family takes different forms depending on the ethnicity, race, economic circumstances, and sexual orientation of those who perceive themselves as "family." Therefore, it is more accurate to speak of families, as we will in this course. Similarly, marriage is a very different experience for women than it is for men, as sociologist, Jessie Bernard, has perceptively pointed out in her research on "his" marriage and "her" marriage. This broad context--using a sociological lens--will enable us to study marriage and families as evolving social institutions.
Sociology 607, Graduate Seminar on Criminology. View the course syllabus
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Crime and crime causation. Topics include social basis of law, administration of justice, and control and prevention of crime.
I update my course syllabi every semester. These syllabi reflect the themes and readings of previous course offerings.