Illinois State University
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Kent State University
Introduction to Sociology
The nature of group behavior and social interaction viewed through analysis of structure, norms, and values.
Prejudice, Privilege, and Power
This course is an introduction to the social psychological foundations of identity and its relation to prejudice, privilege, and power in micro-interactions and social structures. Students will engage with social psychological understandings of categorizations and their implications at the individual and structural levels.
Social and Behavioral Statistics
Data tabulation; graphing; measurement of central tendency, variability, and correlation; hypothesis testing applied to psychological and sociological data. Hand and computer analysis.
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
This course focuses on historical and contemporary discussions of Race and Ethnicity within Sociology. The course will familiarize students with central threads in the study of race and ethnicity and work to identify gaps, particularly as they are relevant for the academic and social sphere of today.
Dynamics of small group involvement and other environmental influences on the shaping of an individual's personality.
Wealth, Poverty, and Power
Sociological examination of economic stratification; focuses on the translation of class into power via politics, education and collective struggle.