Summer School

Take a Sociology Course this Summer! Photo of Sarah Frankie

  • Lighten your load: stay on track to graduate OR open space for other courses in the fall or spring.
  • Choose from seven courses, classroom and online, taught by some of our very best instructors.
  • Talk to your instructor or contact Sociology Advisor Ellen Jacobson with questions.
  • Learn more about these courses…

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Soc 131: Criminal Justice in America (On-Campus)

Day-to-day functioning of the elements of the criminal justice system in the U.S. Nature of crime in the U.S., ideas about causes and solutions. Emphasis on the sociology of the components of criminal justice system–organization and roles of police, lawyers, court and correctional personnel.

Enroll Info: Open to Fr & So only, until end of Fr reg period. Students may receive credits for only one of the following: Soc 131 or 431

Instructor: Kendra Nervik

Requisites: Not open to students who have taken SOC 431

Credits: 3-4

Level: Elementary

Breadth: Social ScienceL&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)

Last Taught: Spring 2019 Cross Listed: LEGAL ST 131, SOC 131

Soc 134: Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities (On-Campus)

The nature of inter-group relations; emphasis on various forms of racism, discrimination, and white privilege; historical background and characteristics of American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; a consideration of economic, housing, political, legal, educational, familial, and health challenges faced by minority groups in US society.

Enroll Info: None

Instructor: Jittiang Kaan

Requisites: None

Credits: 3-4

Level: Elementary

Breadth: Social Science

L&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)

General Education: Ethnic Studies

Last Taught: Spring 2019

Soc 138: Sociology of Gender (On-Campus)

A sociological examination of the status and roles of women and men in society, including the experiences of marriage, parenthood, employment and occupational attainment, socialization into sex roles and cultural reinforcement of these. Attention will be given to both existing patterns and change in those patterns.

Enroll Info: None

Instructor: Nona Gronert

Requisites: None

Credits: 3-4

Level: Elementary

Breadth: Social Science

L&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)

Last Taught: Spring 2019

Soc 211: The Sociological Enterprise (On-Campus)

Basic principles and definitions of sociology. Readings and discussion of the perspectives of sociology, the individual and society, groups and social process, stratification, organizations and power, demography, and social change. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology.

Enroll Info: None

Instructor: Frankie Frank

Requisites: Not open to students who have taken SOC 181 or C&E SOC/SOC 210

Credits: 3

Level: Intermediate

Breadth: Social Science

L&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)

Last Taught: Spring 2019

Cross Listed: C&E SOC 211, SOC 211

Soc 357: Methods of Sociological Inquiry, (On-Campus)

Scientific methods in the study of society; procedures for testing sociological theory: problem definition, hypothesis construction, collection and evaluation of data. Practical experience conducting small research projects. Should be taken as early as possible by students considering a major in Sociology. Prior statistics not required. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology.Enroll Info: NoneInstructor: Jane Piliavin

Requisites: Not open to students who have taken C&E SOC/SOC 358

Credits: 3-4

Level: Intermediate

L&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)

Last Taught: Spring 2019Cross Listed: C&E SOC 357, SOC 357

Soc 360: Stats for Sociologists I, (Online)

Presentation of sociological data; descriptive statistics; probability theory and statistical inference; estimation and tests of hypotheses; regression and correlation and the analysis of contingency tables; lectures and lab. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. It is recommended that students take Soc 357 prior to taking this course.Enroll Info: Satisfied Quantitative Reasoning (QR) A requirement. Not open to students who have taken Soc 359Instructor: Morgan Matthews

Requisites: Not open to students who have taken C&E SOC/SOC 359

Credits: 4

Level: Intermediate

L&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)General Education: Quantitative Reasoning Part B

Last Taught: Spring 2019Cross Listed: C&E SOC 360, SOC 360

Soc 647: Sociology of Sport, (Online)

Sport as a social institution; social characteristics and problems of sport at the youth, school, college, and professional levels.

Enroll Info: Intro Soc course (Soc 140, 181, 210, or 211) or consent of instructor

Instructor: Jane Piliavin

Requisites: None

Credits: 3

Level: Advanced

Breadth: Social Science

L&S Credit Type: Counts as LAS credit (L&S)

Last Taught: Summer 2018