SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology (SS)
MWF 9:10 am-10:05 am Dr. Michael Rosenbaum Simons G10
MWF 11:30 am-12:25 pm Dr. Michael Rosenbaum Simons 310
MWF 1:50 pm-2:45 pm Dr. Michael Rosenbaum Pengl 373
Enter the fascinating world of Sociology. This course provides a great introduction to the many intriguing subjects that sociologists study. We look at a whole range of topics-from what the self is, how it develops, how the process of socialization works... to the major institutions in society like education, the political system, and the economy... to the major forms of inequality affecting our lives in this society-race/ethnicity, gender, and class. You will come to understand the science by which sociologists gather and analyze data, how they know what they know. In the process, you will begin developing your own sociological imagination. You'll be surprised how much you've always taken for granted about society... in better understanding how our world works, you'll be better able to take an active role in your own life.
SOCI 121 Introduction to Anthropology (SS) (IC)
MWF 1:50pm-2:45pm Dr. Ellen Block Simons 310
Anthropology is very broadly defined as the study of humankind across space and time. The course units include four-field examinations of culture, race, human evolution, family and kinship, gender and sexuality, social hierarchy, nation-states, politics and violence, progress, and development.
SOCI 322 Transnational Anthropology
T TR 12:45 pm-2:05 pm Dr. Jessica O'Reilly Simons 360
Cultures and cultural groups have always been in movement, learning from people outside their cultural groups, and hybridizing ideas and ways of life. This course uses ethnographic manuscripts about Hmong, Somali, and Mexican people to study topics including ethnicity, migration, refugeeism, tourism, nomadism, political economy, and medical anthropology.
SOCI 329 Family & Society
MWF 1:50 pm -2:45 pm Dr. Sheila Nelson Simons 360
Examines the historical development of the family as a social institution, the relationship between families and social class, interpersonal relationships within families, changes in family structure, and the impact of public policy on families.
SOCI 337H Cultural Thought & Meaning
T TR 2:20 pm-3:40pm Dr. Jessica O'Reilly Simons 360
How have engagements with other cultures helped create knowledge, expand our understanding of ourselves and the world, and inspired us to think about humanity? In this class, we will learn about some of the key theoretical paradigms in cultural anthropology, from its earliest inception through contemporary, experimental anthropological thought.
SOCI 337I Global Health, Culture and Inequality
MWF 12:40pm-1:35 pm Dr. Ellen Block Simons 310
This course applies anthropological methods, theories and perspectives to the field of global health. In particular, we will look at the inequalities that persist throughout the world's populations, with clear geographical, economic and all-too-often ethnic and racial divides.
SOCI 341 Urban Studies
T TR 11:10 am-12:30pm Dr. Sheila Nelson Simons G10
An overview of the development of community forms and life-styles in central cities and suburbs. Disintegration and renewal. Competition and conflict over territory and services. churches, schools, diversity, pressure groups and parties. Selected policy problems. Attention is paid to cultural, structural and ecological components of urban issues.