Introduction to qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Emphasis on research design, question formulation, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, data analysis, computer processing, and practical research activity. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three hours lecture, one two hour laboratory per week.
SOCI 325 SEXUALITY & SOCIETY (Fall 2019)
Examines the social construction of sexual behavior and sexual identity in a cultural context as well as the relationship between physiology, gender and sexuality. Topics include: theories and history of sexuality as a social marker, social inequality and sexuality, the institutionalization of sexuality, sexual behavior and identity formation, and cross-cultural practices. A major focus of the course is on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual experiences. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
SOCI 416 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDY (Fall 2019)
Advanced study in an area of sociology. May be repeated once under a different subtitle. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor who will direct the study. Up to twelve hours per week.