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SOSC1010 - Intro Women´s & Gender Studies
Fall 2015

This course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies. It will explore key concepts in gender theory, emphasizing the social construction and historical development of "masculinity" and "femininity." It will also consider how gender intersects with other aspects of identity and social categorization, like race, class, nationality, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. This course covers critical and canonical contributions in the field of feminist theory; classical and modern theorists will be included. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking regarding debates on sex and gender; the course will includes topics such as socialization, identity, culture, gendered violence, work, family, bodies, activism, and social movements.
3 Credits

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 U  Sunday

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SOSC1240 - World Cultures
Summer 2015

This course focuses on international issues in the contemporary world. Students are asked to apply, in a modern context, their basic conceptual tools from literature, philosophy, history, cultural anthropology, and other humanities and social science disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to promote critical thinking and discussion leading to enhanced understanding of the ethnic, regional, national, and global tensions that share the contemporary world. Topics include the legacy and aftermath of colonialism, the legacy of the two World Wars, the rise and fall of twentieth century political systems, the place of religion in the modern context, and the movement toward a global economy. This course will prepare international honors students for the experience of living and studying abroad and will lay the foundation for the required senior thesis.
3 Credits


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SOSC2010 - Theorizing Gender and Power
Fall 2015

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to critical theoretical perspectives that center on gendered bodies and power. Through the examination of different theoretical perspectives (feminisms, post-structuralism, (post)queer theory, postcolonialism & intersectionality), students will be able to analyze social phenomena in a systematic manner, critique the roles of social structures, ideologies, and identities in the larger social body, and provide historical context for current social issues. An examination of theory provides students with the opportunity to discuss the ways in which power relations inform both the public and private spheres of life vis-a-vis politics, histories, economics, media, and (inter)national discourse inter alia. The examination of theorizing gender and power will occur across three dimensions. 1) course readings will anchor discussions and projects throughout the semester. 2) discussions inside and outside the classroom will serve as a bridge between the concepts investigated in the texts and the lived realities of the students. 3) assignments will provide students an opportunity to delve deeper into various theoretical frameworks and reflect on their own meaning making of the course.
3 Credits


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SOSC3010 - Men and Masculinities
Fall 2015

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the topic of men and masculinities. Specifically, we will explore how masculinities are managed, performed, and policed primarily from a U.S. perspective. In this course, the specter of masculinities will be seen as being articulated from various ideological and structural programs, including but not limited to patriarchy, violence, capitalism, schooling, and mass media among others. The impact of masculinities will vary depending on the intersectional aspect of one's identities (ex. race, class, gender, inter alia). First, to facilitate this reading of men and masculinities, course readings will anchor discussions and projects throughout the semester. Second, discussions inside and outside the classroom will serve as a bridge between the concepts investigated in the texts and the lived realities of the students. Third, assignments will provide students an opportunity to delve deeper into various masculinities and reflect on their own meaning making of the course.
3 Credits


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SOSC4001 - Practicum In Gender Studies
Fall 2015

This internship consists of 40 hours of documented work experience per academic credit in a university-approved volunteer or paid position that is directly related to women's and gender issues. The three-credit experience required for the Women's and Gender Studies minor requires a total of 120 hours on site, as well as the completion of the academic requirements established by the Department of Social Sciences.
Prerequisite: 90 credits and department head approval
1 Credits


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SOSC4002 - Practicum In Gender Studies
Fall 2015

This internship consists of 40 hours of documented work experience per academic credit in a university-approved volunteer or paid position that is directly related to women's and gender issues. The three-credit experience required for the Women's and Gender Studies minor requires a total of 120 hours on site, as well as the completion of the academic requirements established by the Department of Social Sciences.
Prerequisite: 90 credits and department head approval
2 Credits


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SOSC4003 - Practicum In Gender Studies
Fall 2015

This internship consists of 40 hours of documented work experience per academic credit in a university-approved volunteer or paid position that is directly related to women's and gender issues. The three-credit experience required for the Women's and Gender Studies minor requires a total of 120 hours on site, as well as the completion of the academic requirements established by the Department of Social Sciences.
Prerequisite: 90 credits and department head approval
3 Credits


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SOSC4800 - Senior Research Project
Summer 2015

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a research question relevant to the social sciences, select appropriate research methods to answer specific questions, analyze the data collected, write a research paper, and present findings to a larger audience. It is the capstone course of the social sciences program.
Prerequisites: 90 credits and Department Head permission
3 Credits


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SOSC4800-C1 Senior Research Project
10 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M W F
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: 01:45-02:35 pm Instructor: Mccarthy
    Session: 1 (08/24 - 12/12/15) Term: Fall 2015
            More Info!
      Prerequisites: 90 credits and Department Head permission
      This course satisfies part of the Communication Skills graduation requirement.
      Communication Skills Section.  
 

SOSC4801 - Social Science Practicum
Summer 2015

This course is the performance of community service through one or more appropriate, department-approved human services agencies that is directly related to the student's field of study. Each credit requires 40 hours of community service plus completion of academic requirements established by the department.
Prerequisites: 90 Credits and Department head approval
1 Credits


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SOSC4802 - Social Science Practicum
Summer 2015

This course is the performance of community service through one or more appropriate, department-approved human services agencies that is directly related to the student's field of study. Each credit requires 40 hours of community service plus completion of academic requirements established by the department.
Prerequisite -- Department head approval
2 Credits


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SOSC4803 - Social Science Practicum
Summer 2015

This course is the performance of community service through one or more appropriate, department-approved human services agencies that is directly related to the student's field of study. Each credit requires 40 hours of community service plus completion of academic requirements established by the department.
Prerequisite: Department head permission
3 Credits


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