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Sociology

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Henretta, J.C., Chair; Akers, R.L.; Ardelt, M.; Beeghley, L.; Berardo, F.M.; Borg, M.J.; Broad, K. L.; Feagin, J.R.; Frazier, C.E.; Gattone, C.; Henretta, J.C.; Hollinger, R.C.; Koropeckyj-Cox, T.; La Greca, A.J.; Marsiglio, W.; Mills, T.L.; Peek, C. W.; Pena, M.; Perz, S.; Scanzoni, J.H.; Schatz, S.; Shehan, C.; Stults, B.; Vera, H.; Zsembik, B.; Undergraduate Coordinator: M. J. Borg; Graduate Coordinator: M. Pena

SYA 4110 Development of Sociological Thought.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 9 hours of sociology.

Comparative study of the major ideas of the principal contributors to the development of sociology. Emphasizes relevance of these ideas to contemporary social thought and current social issues.

SYA 4300 Methods of Social Research.

Credits: 4; Prereq: 6 hours of sociology.

Introduction to the scientific method and its application to social science research. Research design, data collection and selected topics related to computer data analysis and interpretation.

SYA 4506 Professional Communication in Sociology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: for Sociology majors.

Designed to assist Sociology majors to improve the quality of writing professional sociological reports.

SYA 4600 Advanced General Sociology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 9 hours of sociology.

Intensive theoretical study at an advanced level of the general principles of sociology. This course examines selective sociological concepts or social issues by emphasizing classical and/or contemporary schools of sociological thought.

SYA 4905 Individual Work.

Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: 9 hours of sociology and consent of department. May be repeated for credit up to 8 hours with change of content.

Designed to permit students to work in areas not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

SYA 4930 Special Study.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 9 hours of sociology. Various specialized topics are taught. May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a maximum of 12 hours.

Specialized topics.

SYA 4931 Departmental Honors in Sociology.

Credits: 3.

See honors section for Sociology in college section of catalog.

SYA 4941 Internship in Applied Sociology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 hours of sociology and consent of department. The course may be repeated with departmental approval and a different field placement.

Supervised individual practicum in sociology through internship placement in social services organizations.

SYD 3410 Urban Sociology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000 or consent of department.

The development of cities, and their spatial and social structure. Critical problems and solutions. Integration of people in the social setting. Social implications of city planning. GR-Eć

SYD 3630 Latin American Societies.

Credits: 3.

Latin American culture and social structure. Historical, geographical, economic, social and population characteristics of Latin American nations. Spanish, Portuguese, English and American exploitation of Latin America. (S, I)

SYD 3700 Minorities in American Society.

Credits: 3.

Sociological analysis of the structure, social processes, and efforts to effect change, of racial, ethnic and religious minorities. (S, I) GR-Eć

SYD 4020 Population.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

Characteristics and trends in the population of the contemporary world. Historical and current growth patterns related to resource conservation, food production and modernization in various regions of the world. (S, I)

SYD 4021 U.S. Population Issues.

Credits: 3.

Introduces students to major issues related to population size, growth, and composition in the United States. Covers historical and contemporary population issues, and introduces some basic demographic measures and sources of data.

SYD 4510 Environment and Society

Credits: 3.

Social foundations of environmental problems, and social responses to environmental issues, including contestation, conflicts and movements.

SYD 4800 Sociology of Gender.

Credits: 3.

Examines the social construction of gender in everyday life; how gender structures social institutions such as the economy and mass media; and how gender shapes the distribution of resources, power and privilege in ways that benefit men over women. (S, I)

SYD 4810 Sociology of Women.

Credits: 3: Prereq: SYG 2000 or SYG 2430.

An examination of the gender-based system of social stratification that exists in Western societies. Attention is given to various social institutions (e.g., education, family, religion, economy).

SYD 4820 Men and Masculinities.

Credits: 3.

Focuses on issues related to traditional and emerging images of masculinity and male gender-roles in the past, present and future. The relationship between social forces and malesĺ everyday life experiences across the life-span is emphasized. (S, I)

SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology.

Credits: 3.

Introduction to sociology as a social science, and analysis of American society. Culture, socialization, deviance, bureaucracy, population, urbanization, social stratification, minorities and other topics. (S) GR-Eć

SYG 2004 Principles of Sociology (Honors).

Credits: 3.

Available only to students in the invitation only UF Honors Program. Students in the UF Honors Program must follow registration procedures as listed in the catalog under the "Honors Program" section. This course covers various topics that can parallel those covered in SYG 2000. GR-Eć

SYG 2010 Social Problems.

Credits: 3.

The development, analysis and treatment of social problems. Crime, poverty, prejudice and discrimination, pollution and environmental despoliation, drug abuse, mental illness and others. Special attention to factors in U.S. society that cause social problems. (S) GR-Eć

SYG 2430 Marriage and Family.

Credits: 3.

Development of masculine and feminine roles. Recent changes in premarital interaction, such as dating, sexual involvement, coed dorm living, living together. Mutual adjustment and parenthood. Alternative family structures. (S, I) GR-Eć

SYG 2930 Specialized Topics.

Credits: 3.

May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a maximum of 6 hours.

SYG 4956 Overseas Study in Sociology.

Credits: 1 to 18.

Variable credit is assigned to handle hours taken in sociology in an overseas studies program and transferred to UF for credit only or credit and grade. Students are to get prior approval from Sociology undergraduate coordinator before taking courses abroad.

SYO 3534 Poverty.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

The social, cultural, economic, political and psychological implications of being poor. Sources of poverty in the structure and operation of society: consequences of poverty for society. Current and feasible policies for easing the problem. Survey of the contemporary United States with reference to its past and to other nations both developed and underdeveloped.

SYO 4102 American Families.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

The impact of rapid social changes upon families; race, class and ethnic variations. The liberation of women and changing family roles. Alternative life styles and the futures of families.

SYO 4180 Families and Work.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

Focuses on the overlapping worlds of work and family. Examines unpaid work that takes place in or around the home as well as paid labor performed in the workplace. An emphasis on female labor force participation.

SYO 4200 Sociology of Religion.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

The sociological perspective on religions including their ideologies and rituals. Social aspects of the religious and religious aspects of the social. Organized religions and religions "outside the sacred walls." (S, I) GR-Eć

SYO 4400 Medical Sociology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

Effects of group characteristics in the causation, amelioration, and prevention of mental and physical illness and social influences in medical education, medical practice, and hospital administration.

SYO 4530 Social Inequality.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

The unequal distribution among individuals and groups of wealth, power and prestige; the effect of class systems upon society; the effect of class membership on individuals; social mobility. (S, I)

SYO 4540 Organizations.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 12 hours of sociology or equivalent foundations in education administration, industrial and systems engineering, management, or political science.

The behavior of individuals and systems in formal organizations; bureaucratic models; government, hospital, church, school, industry, etc., as manifestations of a common principle.

SYP 3000 Society and the Individual.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

Relation of the individual to the social environment with special reference to person perception, self formation, self disclosure, attitude formation and change, and group structure and processes. Social forces that shape the lives of individuals, and how individuals adjust to modern society. (S) GR-Eć

SYP 3510 Deviance.

Credits: 3.

An introduction to the sociology of deviance. Special emphasis on the definition of deviance; types of deviant behavior such as suicide, drugs and alcohol abuse, sexual deviance, deviant subcultures, violence, etc.; differential labeling and institutional processing; and implications of social control. (S) GR-Eć

SYP 4060 Sociology of Human Sexuality.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

This course examines theoretical and conceptual issues, empirical research and social policies germane to human sexuality with a primary focus on the U.S. Topics include: sexual identity and orientation; sexual behavior; social control of sexuality; social implications of STDs and HIV/AIDS; and the relationship between sexuality and the socio-political process.

SYP 4520 Criminology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

Nature and causes of crime, criminality and criminal careers. Research in crime and delinquency. Sociological analysis of criminal law, criminal justice, rehabilitation, punishment, prevention and deterrence.

SYP 4530 Juvenile Delinquency.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.

Causes and explanations of juvenile delinquency and youth crime. Types of delinquents, sociological analysis of the juvenile justice system, treatment and prevention.

SYP 4540 Sociology of Law.

Credits: 3.

Law in simple and complex societies. Role of social factors information and implementation of civil and criminal law. Effect of law on social change, social control and social institutions.

SYP 4550 Alcohol, Drugs and Society

Credits: 3

Overview of alcohol and drug use and abuse in modern society. Emphasis on social characteristics, social processes, policy and programs in socially accepted and deviant use.

SYP 4730 Sociology of Aging and Life Course.

Credits: 3.

Social and personal conditions of post-retirement years; family and housing patterns, income, leisure, health, group processes; and evaluation of institutional care for the aged. (S, I)

SYP 4731 Aging, Self and Society.

Credits: 3.

The relationship between the aging, self and communal subcultures. Consideration of the place of images of aging and the life course in self-definition, intergenerational contact, and institutionalization. (S,I)

SYP 4740 Sociology of Death and Survivorship.

Credits: 3.

The sociological dimensions of death, bereavement, and widowhood; ritualistic customs and behavior associated with death on both intra- and cross-cultural bases; contemporary issues associated with death-related phenomena; social and environmental factors affecting survivor adaptation.

 
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