Course Descriptions

BUAN 201 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course covers the fundamental skills for business analytics: compiling summary statistics, data visualization, descriptive data mining and statistical methods such as hypothesis testing and linear regression. Students gain experience with widely used software tools and learn to report analysis in a presentable format. Topics covered will be useful for further analytical studies in financial analytics, econometrics, marketing analytics, HR analytics, health care analytics and supply chain analytics. Pre-requisite: MA-131/MA-133/MA-331 Prerequisite: Take MA-131 or MA-133 or MA-331
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

HS 416 DMS ABDOMEN   5.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the organs in the uppder abdomen and retro-peritoneal structures.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 110 SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION   3.0 Credit(s)
Students are taught how to investigate social issues as sociologists do-by tracing the troubles of men and women back to broader social forces and problems. The relevance of sociology is demonstrated through examples of applied sociology and through the students' use of social theory and methods to address social problems.
Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer 1 Sems All Years

SO 110 SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION   3.0 Credit(s)
Students are taught how to investigate social issues as sociologists do-by tracing the troubles of men and women back to broader social forces and problems. The relevance of sociology is demonstrated through examples of applied sociology and through the students' use of social theory and methods to address social problems.
Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer 1 Sems All Years

SO 123 HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will introduce students to current and historical issues and controversies of human rights and social justice through case studies, lectures, and group work.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

SO 218 SOCIAL ISSUES & SOCIAL CHANGE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course addresses societal conflict and change through the study of contemporary social problems.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

SO 220 ETHNOGRAPHY OF IRELAND   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the patterns of economic, social, political, and cultural change in modern Ireland through the lens of selected ethnographic studies of Irish communities. In addition, this course will examine the changing theoretical interests and research methodologies of anthropologists working in Ireland. This work will be supplemented with a selection of ethnographic films focusing on Irish communities and contemporary patterns of sociocultural change in Ireland.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 224 SOCIAL CAPITAL & CIVIL SOCIETY   3.0 Credit(s)
Centered on Putnam's influential Bowling Alone (2001), this course examines the concept of social capital and the role of social capital in the building and maintenance of community life and civil society.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 230 COMMUNITY, CULTURE & FOLKLORE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course explores the interrelationship of folklore, social life and cultural identity in the West of Ireland. This course will also examine the role of folklore in individual and community wellbeing.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 240 STUDYING CHANGING HUMAN POPULATIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course 1.) identifies what kinds of changes have been occurring in the size, composition, and geographic distribution of human populations at the local, national, and global levels; 2.) analyzes the impacts those changes have been exerting on social patterns; and 3.) develops basic skills for studying those changes and impacts. Focuses on birth and fertility rates, death rates, migration rates, and changes in specific aspects of populations: size, age, sex ratio, socioeconomic status, and cultural heritage/identity.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 244 RACIAL AND ETHNIC RELATIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course students will be introduced to the various sociological perspectives and theoretical frameworks used to understand racial and ethnic relations in the United States. Racial and ethnic identities remain an important aspect of how people view themselves and others. In this course, we will discuss the dynamics of individual racial and ethnic groups including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and white Americans. We will also examine what the concepts of race and ethnicity mean and how they affect various aspects of American society.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 257 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY   3.0 Credit(s)
With the increasing diffusion of biotechnology, cybertechnology, communication/media technology, etc., in the world, it is prudent to study the influence of science and technology on culture and society and to consider the social impact of the next wave. While identifying serious problems and risks, the course also explores how science and technology are positive forces.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 259 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS   3.0 Credit(s)
Social movements are a powerful form of collective action with the capacity to alter societies for the better (e.g., Civil Rights Movement) or worse (e.g., fascism). Utilizing a rich vein of social theory and social scientific studies, this course offers an in-depth analysis of these fascinating social phenomena.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 263 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER   3.0 Credit(s)
This course provides an introduction to the sociological study of gender by exploring gender as something that is individual, interactional, and institutional. This course elaborates specifically on how gender is a central component of inequality and oppression and the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

SO 299 SPECIAL TOPICS   3.0 Credit(s)
Detailed and comprehensive analysis of a sociological issue or problem of current interest. Specific topic is announced in the course schedule of any given semester.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

SO 382 METHODS SOCIAL RESEARCH   3.0 Credit(s)
Students learn how to design, conduct, and report the results of social research. Attention is given to experimental and evaluation research, field research, unstructured exploratory interviewing, content analysis, analysis of published statistical data, survey research, conceptualization and operationalization of variables, analysis of data, the writing of research reports, and the logic of cause and effect in research. The course also includes learning how to use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software to analyze quantitative data. Prerequisite: Take SO 110 and 6 credits 200 or 300 SO courses
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

SO 384 APPLIED SOCIAL THEORY/METHODS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course allows students to develop their thesis project through the application of material covered by the Sociological Theory and Research Methods courses. Prerequisite: Take SO-372 and SO-382
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

SO 392 INTERNSHIP   3.0-6.0 Credit(s)
The internship in sociology offers an opportunity for qualified Sociology majors to gain practical experience in an area to which sociology applies. Internships are arranged in advance of the semester they are to be taken.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years