Courses - Social Dimensions

Accountancy

Acctcy 2010 Intro to Accounting 

Introduction to accounting for non-business majors. Emphasis on introducing students to business operations, as well as preparing and using management information and financial accounting information for business decisions (does not count as either ACCTCY 2036 or ACCTCY 2037).
Credit Hours: 3

Agricultural Economics

Ag Econ 2070 Env Econ & Policy

(same as ENV_ST 2070). Examines current environmental and natural resource issues using a systems perspective and key economic concepts. Explores connections between the environment and the economy based on problems at the local, national, and international levels.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and sophomore standing

Ag Econ 2156 Env Law

Environmental issues from a legal perspective, using current controversies from both the USA and other countries. Major environmental laws dealing with water, air, noise, endangered species, waste disposal, and land use.
Credit Hours: 3

Ag Econ 2183 Ag Marketing Systems

Analysis of marketing systems that transforms agricultural products into food products. Examines functions and institutions in marketing and distributing food from both micro and macro perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 1041, AG_EC 1042 and ENGLSH 1000

Ag Econ 2223 Agricultural Sales

Principles of salesmanship in agricultural input and output markets; buyer motivations; time and territory management; communication models and techniques; planning and executing sales calls; after-sale service.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 1041

Ag Econ 3150 International Agribusiness

This course covers the primary factors that shape the business environment for food and agricultural firms conducting business across borders. The course examines how culture, institutions and public policy affect business operations and business strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 2183 or instructor's consent

Ag Econ 3224 New Products Marketing

Learning experience to develop skills in marketing new agriculture products. To include market analysis, goals and objectives, action plan, financial evaluation and monitoring and measurement. In small groups, students will develop complete marketing plan for a new product.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and either AG_EC 1041 or ECONOM 1014

Ag Econ 3241 Ethical Issues in Agriculture

The study of how economics, philosophy, and science inform on and impact important ethical problems in agriculture, such as the environment, biotechnology, animal welfare, farm structure, the role of agribusiness, development, sustainability, and agriculture-related public policy. Course may be repeated once for credit.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000, AG_EC 1041 or equivalent, and junior standing

Ag Econ 3260 General Farm Management

Economics and management principles applied to planning and operating farm businesses. Includes enterprise combination, resource acquisition, water management, profit maximizing techniques and annual adjustments to changing conditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 1041

Ag Econ 3271 International Agricultural Development

Examines world food problem; analyzes its causes; economic and noneconomic policy alternatives for modernizing agriculture in less-developed countries.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 1041 and AG_EC 1042 and junior standing

Ag Econ 3272 International Food Trade & Policy

Examines food trade; develops economic analyses of trade impacts on domestic agricultural policies; examines international trade agreements; and interface of trade and environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 1041 and AG_EC 1042

Ag Econ 3283 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Introduce students to entrepreneurial way of thinking. Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking about identifying/creating opportunities and transforming those opportunities into new businesses, new institutions, or solutions to problems. Students will participate in the process of formulating and evaluating solutions to problems and identifying and exploiting opportunities.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 1041 and ACCTCY 2036 or equivalent

Ag Econ 4301 – Bioenergy Economics

Current and new topics not currently offered in applied and/or theoretical areas in Agricultural Economics.
Credit Hour: 1-6

Ag Econ 4962 Planning the Farm Business

Economic analysis and planning of the farm business and its organization. Applications of computerized management techniques to farm business including resource acquisition, tax management, enterprise analysis, and business analysis through farm records and budgets.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_EC 3260 or AFNR 1111 or equivalent

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Afnr 2215 Intro to Theory & Practice of Sustainable Ag

This experiential course provides an overview of the theoretical and practical principles of sustainable agriculture by exploring the holistic nature of sustainable agriculture, and analyzing agriculture systems based on their impact on the environment, economy and community.
Credit Hours: 3

Afnr 3215 Community Food Systems

Essential concepts in research, implementation and understanding of community food systems and macro-level global trends in food production and distribution will be discussed. Students will examine the social, economic and health implications of conventional and alternative food systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AFNR 2215

Afnr 3315 Advanced Sustainable Agriculture

Course furthers students' understanding of sustainable production systems with an emphasis on stewarding natural resources (soil, water, biodiversity and energy) while maintaining and economically profitable enterprise that provides for a good quality of life.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AFNR 2215 and Junior standing
Recommended: SOIL 2100, PLNT_S 2110 or AN_SCI 1065 or AN_SCI 2175

Art History & Archaeology

AR_H_ 3720 Cities in the Western Imagination

Interdisciplinary introduction to the forms, functions, and meanings of cities in Europe and the Americas from ancient to modern times; plans and predictions for the future also considered. Emphasis is placed on cities as fields for imaginative activity on the part of those who have designed, built, used, and interpreted them.
Credit Hours: 3

Agricultural Systems Management

AG S M 2020 Ethics in Ag

Influence of agricultural technology and production practices on environmental quality. Stewardship concepts. Long-term vs. short-term consequences. Development of a scientifically sound ethic toward agricultural production.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and sophomore standing

AG S M 4020 Agricultural Safety and Management

Analysis, organization and implementation of agriculture safety and health programs. Physical and economic impact of accidents, standards and liabilities. Role of man in the man-machine system.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or instructor's consent

Animal Science

Animal Science 2111: Sophomore Seminar: Societal Issues Facing Animal Ag

Course designed to introduce students to key issues facing animal agriculture. Assignments focus on reading current publications associated with issues affecting the animal agriculture industry. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000

Anthropology

Anthro 2030 Cultural Anthropology

Analysis of human cultures with emphasis on both constant and variable factors at different levels of social complexity; contact between cultures, and cultural influences on individual behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing

Anthro 2100 Indigenous Religions

(same as REL_ST 2100). Explores the central aspects of religious life in indigenous communities. Focusing on specific native communities, it considers individual and group identity and the meaning of the sacred.
Credit Hours: 3

Anthro 3380 Native American Religions

(same as REL_ST 3380). Investigation of religious lives of the native peoples of the Americas through cultural contact with modernity. Perspectives based on historical, anthropological and native texts.
Credit Hours: 3

Anthro 3470 Culture as Communication

(same as COMMUN 3470, LINGST 3470). Study of the influence of culture on communication processes. Examines topics such as the impact of values, languages, and nonverbal behavior on intercultural interaction.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing

Anthro 3560 Plagues & People

Overview of the ecology of human host-pathogen interactions and the influence of human culture on the transmission and spread of infectious diseases through time and in different environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent

Anthro 3600 North American Indian Cultures

Comparative study of American Indians north of Mexico, emphasizes eastern United States.
Credit Hours: 3

Anthro 3680 Plants & People in North America

Comparative study of American Indians north of Mexico, emphasizes eastern United States.
Credit Hours: 3

Anthro 4300 Comparative Social Organization

Cross-cultural comparison, analysis of social structures. Role of kinship, age, sex, locality, economics, religion and other factors in determining relationships between individuals and groups cross-culturally.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ANTHRO 2030 or instructor's consent

Anthro 4320 Ecological & Environmental Anthropology

Cultural anthropological approaches to human-environment interaction; cultural adaptations to diverse environments; theoretical developments and current issues; cultural, social, and historical contexts of natural resource use.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or instructor's consent

Anthro 4880 Demographic Anthropology

The major topics considered in this course are basic demographic analysis, including life tables, models for population growth and stable population theory; fertility analysis; disease and fertility; disease in human populations; and paleodemography. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 and junior or senior standing or instructor's consent

Architectural Studies

Arch St 4323 Sustainable Technologies & Systems

An in-depth study of ecologically-sensitive and energy-efficient strategies used in building and interiors.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing required

Arch St 4420 History of the Designed Environment after 1750

An in-depth study of the designed environment, including housing, interiors, and furniture of the major historical periods from the Industrial Revolution to today.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AR_H_A 1110 or AR_H_A 1120

Arch St 4630 Shaping Human Settlements

Review classic designs and designers, key concepts and enduring issues of community design within the overall framework of environmental design.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Arch St 4700 Place-Making in Community Design

Ideologies, case studies and participatory methods on place-making in community design. Use processes to design a place-making scheme in actual community project.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Biochemistry

Biochem 2112 Biotechnology in Society

Biotechnology in a social context covers three areas: introduction to terminology and concepts, specific biotechnological applications to modern problems, and ethical questions.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: for non-biochemistry majors only             

Biological Sciences

Bio Sc 3050 Genetics & Society

Introduction to genetics, emphasizing the impact of genetics on human society. Human evolution, molecular genetics, genetic engineering in medicine and agriculture. An intensive writing course.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: a college science course or equivalent (advanced high school biology)

Communication

Commun 3460 Organization Advocacy

Theory and analysis of communication to promote organizational culture and image.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing. May be restricted to Communication majors during early registration

Commun 3571 Group Decision Making Process

(same as PEA_ST 3521). Procedures and techniques for interpersonal communication and decision making in small groups.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing. May be restricted to Communication majors only during early registration

Educational, School and Counseling Psychology

ESC_PS 2000: Experiencing Cultural Diversity in the United States

The purpose of this course is to examine cultural diversity in U.S. Society, to increase self-awareness related to worldviews and beliefs about diversity issues, and to increase understanding of the intersections of multiple group identities. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

ESC_PS 2010: Inquiry Into Learning I

This course is designed to focus students on the central themes of learning and teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction of theory, philosophy and practice as related to the field of education. Required for Phase II of the certification program.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Department consent and concurrent enrollment in ESC_PS 2014

ESC_PS 2014: Inquiry into Learning I - Field Experience

This field experience course supports the Inquiry into Learning I, component of Phase I. Graded on S/U basis only.
Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Department consent and concurrent enrollment in ESC_PS 2010

Economics

Econ 3224 Intro to International Economics

A topical course which emphasizes the application of basic economic analysis to real and current international economic issues. Topics include free trade, protectionism, free trade areas, multilateral trade negotiations, trade and development, exchange rates, the International Monetary System, and economic integration.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ECONOM 1014 or ECONOM 1024 or ECONOM 1051

Econ 4326 Econ of International Trade

The microeconomic theory of international trade. Topics include comparative advantage, the theory of commercial policy, economic integration, trade with less developed countries and the trade effects of economic growth.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ECONOM 3251 or ECONOM 4351

English

Engl 3490 Native Writing & Representation

(same as PEA_ST 3490). Survey of native writing and representation from the late eighteenth century to the present, encompassing a diverse range of tribes and forms. Material will be drawn from tribes inhabiting the North American continent, but global indigenous relationships will also be addressed. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

Geography

Geog 2720 Urban Geography

Study of cities: origin, development, distribution; social, economic, and demographic significance. Consideration of theories of structure, urban hierarchies, and land use planning.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GEOG 1100, GEOG 1200 and two other Geography courses, or instructor's consent

Geog 3760 Geographies of the World’s Religions

(same as REL_ST 3760). Explores the significance of place in the origin, diffusion, distribution and practice of religions, emphasizing imprints of religion on the cultural landscape and connections between culture, politics, economics, and religion.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 1000/2000 level Geography course; junior standing or instructor's consent

Geog 4560 Resources & Indigenous Peoples

This is a survey of indigenous peoples' struggle to control and use natural resources, to have a say in determining the path of economic development, and to restrain the destructive tendencies of colonialism and capitalism, challenging traditional state-to-state relations.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Junior standing required

Geog 4770 Migration & Immigration

Explores demographic, economic, and social issues surrounding immigration and migration. The course focuses on the global labor migration system, immigration to the United States, and internal migration within the US, as well as the linkages between these systems.
Credit Hours: 3

Geog 4790 GIS for Social Sciences

Designed for social science students interested in learning about the tools available in GIS for linking to and analyzing spatial qualitative data. Uses multiple data sources (qualitative and quantitative), applied within a social context, using spatial investigation procedures to detect geographical trends in data sets. Primary focus is on how GIS can enhance social science research.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: juniors and seniors only

Health Sciences

Hlth Sc 3300 Public Health Principles & Practice

This course focuses on the basic structures of the public health system in the US and provides an introduction to the factors that influence and shape that system including financing, politics and global issues. Graded on an A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration

Hlth Sc 3400 Global Health

(same as PEA_ST 3401). An introduction to public health in a global context, with an emphasis on understanding how disparities in socioeconomic status, differences in political and national health care systems and the work of international organizations impact health in communities around the world. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

Hlth Sc 4300 Healthcare in the United States

Overview of financing, structure, and outcomes in the U.S. health care system. Contemporary health care issues, policy, and politics will be addressed. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration

Hlth Sc 4420 Health Literacy & Behavioral Compliance

Students will learn about the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive factors that impact health literacy and the ability to follow healthcare recommendations.
Credit Hours: 3

Hlth Sc 4500 Health Care Management

Examines various management concepts as they relate to the unique environment of health care. Concepts include planning, decision making, budgeting, staffing, organizing, and motivating for working with individuals or teams. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100; junior standing

Hlth Sc 4985 Healthcare Organizations and Leaders

(same as CPD 4985). In this course, students will explore leadership principles as they relate to the student's focus area, combining previous expertise in the field with an interdisciplinary perspective within the healthcare community. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100; senior standing required

Hlth Sc 4480 Clinical Ethics

(same as CPD 4480). Exploration of bioethics issues in health care with emphasis on issues related to patient choice and provider responsibility. Topics include philosophical theories, principles and models for ethical and lawful decision making in healthcare.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; Restricted to Health Science majors only

History

Hist 3550 The Origins of Scientific Thought

This course will trace the evolution of Western science from its Egyptian-Babylonian roots to the "Copernican Revolution" of the mid-sixteenth century.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing. May be restricted to History majors only during preregistration

Hist 4440 Hist of American Environment

A reading and discussion course exploring diverse responses to the changing American environment from early man to the present, including ecological, institutional, and philosophical aspects.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: May be restricted to History majors only during preregistration

Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum

LTC 2040: Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society I

This course focuses on schooling in American society, the school community, the school culture and students' lives and identities. Studied are the political, cultural, and economic conditions of the schools.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Department consent and concurrent enrollment in LTC 2044

LTC 2044: Inquiry into Schools, Community and Society: Field

This field experience course supports the Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society (ISCS), component of Phase I. Graded on S/U basis only.
Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Department consent and concurrent enrollment in LTC 2040

Management

Management 3000 Fundamentals of Management

Introduction to the basic concepts of management and organization; their application to operations and personnel management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Completion of 45 semester hours

Marketing

Marketing 3000 Principles of Marketing

Institutions, processes, and problems involved in producing and transferring goods and services from producer to consumers; emphasis on economics and social aspects.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 45 semester hours; ECONOM 1014, ECONOM 1024 or ECONOM 1051

Marketing 4220 Consumer Behavior

Dimensions of the consumer market and decision-making process of consumers; analyzing economic, psychological and socio-psychological influences on consumer market and buying behavior. During early registration, some sections may be restricted to College of Business students with emphasis in Marketing, or International Business with emphasis in Marketing.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MRKTNG 3000 and junior standing

Natural Resources

Nat R 4325 Intro to GIS

The course will cover basic theoretical and technical issues in GIS, discuss processing geographic information for research and application, emphasis on the nature of spatial information, data models, input, manipulation and storage, and spatial analytic techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: NAT_R 1070 or GEOG 2840; NAT_R 1080 and NAT_R 1090; instructor's consent

Nat R 4353 Nat Res Admin

Principles of policy formation and analysis; relationship of organizational goals to structure, planning and budgeting. Historical background of present natural resource policies; examines current policy issues
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: senior standing or instructor's consent

Peace Studies

Peace Studies 2410 Philosophies of War & Peace

(same as PHIL 2410). Moral issues about the recourse to war by the nation and the individual's obligations to participate. The nature of peace, social and personal. Special attention to the Vietnam War and the nuclear age.
Credit Hours: 3

Peace Studies 3520 Collective Behavior

(Same as SOCIOL 3520). Analysis of crowd behavior and related phenomena: rumors, disasters, fashions. Social responses to unclear, dangerous or unjust conditions. The dynamics of conflict, consensus and change.
Credit Hours: 3

Peace Studies 4260 US Foreign Relations

(same as HIST 4260). Surveys the Cold War in Europe and Asia, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and Middle East policy.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing

Peace Studies 4600 Political & Social Philosophy

(same as PHIL 4600). Contemporary and/or historical theories of justice and the state. Utilitarianism, liberalism, libertarianism, Marxism, Communitarianism and feminism may be among the views covered.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing and two courses in Philosophy; or instructor's consent

Personal Financial Planning

Fin Pln 4380 Assessing the American Dream

A systems perspective examining ways choice and culture shape American levels and standards of living. The impact of trends in personal and family values, technology, the economy, mass media and social movements on household resource management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and junior standing or instructor's consent

Philosophy

Phil 2420 Ethical Issues in Business

Major theories of moral obligation and justice and their application to business practices. Corporate responsibility, government regulation, investment and production, advertisement, the environment, preferential hiring, etc. through case studies, legal opinions and philosophical analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing

Phil 2430 Contemporary Moral Issues

Review of the major contemporary ethical theories and their contribution to the resolution of major social issues such as euthanasia, suicide, abortion, capital punishment, violence and war. Emphasis on nature, interests, and rights of persons. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing

Phil 2900 Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics explores the ethical, ecological, and policy dimensions of a range of issues such as climate change, land and natural resource management, sustainability, animal rights, hunting and fishing, ecofeminism, property rights, and environmental justice. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: PHIL 1100.

Phil 4600 Political & Social Philosophy

same as PEA_ST 4600). Contemporary and/or historical theories of justice and the state. Utilitarianism, Liberalism, Libertarianism, Marxism, Communitarianism and Feminism may be among the views covered.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing and two courses in Philosophy; or instructor's consent

Psychology

Psych 2310 Social Psychology

An introduction to how people's thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the actual or imagined thoughts, feelings and behaviors of others.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: PSYCH 1000. This course may be restricted to Undergraduate Psychology Majors during Early Registration

Political Science

Pol Sc 2100 State Government

Government and politics at the state level, with emphasis on Missouri. Meets state law constitutional requirement.
Credit Hours: 3

Pol Sc 2200 The Judicial Process

Analysis of roles played by American judges and courts in democratic policy formation.
Credit Hours: 3

Pol Sc 4140 Congress & Legislative Policy

Study of national and state legislative systems and legislative policy making, with emphasis on Congress.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: POL_SC 1100 and junior standing

Pol Sc 4160 Interest Groups

Development, organization, functions, activities, internal politics of special interest groups such as business, labor, agricultural and public interest groups; lobbying and techniques for influencing public policy in the American political system.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: POL_SC 1100 and junior standing

Pol Sc 4310 Comparative State politics

Analyzes similarities and differences of state politics and the ways in which such politics are shaped by political and socioeconomic environments of the states.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: POL_SC 1100 and junior standing

Pol Sc 4320 Public Policy

Introduction to the study of public policy in the United States. Analyzes public policy choices at the national, state and local level and the variety of forces which serve to shape policy decisions.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: POL_SC 1100, and junior standing

Pol Sc 4420 Politics of International Economic Relations

Study of reciprocal interaction between global politics and economics. Includes politics of north/south relations, multinational non-state actors, arms transfers and dependency.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Pol Sc 4440 International Organization

Forms and functions of governmental (United Nations, European Union, NATO) and nongovernmental international organizations.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: POL_SC 1100 and junior standing

Pol Sc 4540 American Foreign Policies

Bases, formulation, evaluation of current American foreign policies.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Pol Sc 4750 Power & Money

This course provides an introduction to comparative political economy by focusing on the following questions. How and why do governments promote economic prosperity? Does democracy make people richer or poorer? Is it true that "money is power"? Can poor countries enjoy a stable democracy?
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Pol Sc 4995 Politics of Development

Readings and discussions in selected areas of political science (comparative, American, international affairs, public administration/policy or theory). Subject depends on instructor.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: political science major, senior standing

Religious Studies

Rel St 2100 Indigenous Religions

(same as ANTHRO 2100). Explores the central aspects of religious life in indigenous communities. Focusing on specific groups, it considers individual and group identity, the meaning of the sacred, and the impact of foreign domination.
Credit Hours: 3

Rel St 3230 Buddhism & Environmental Ethics

(same as S_A_ST 3230). Global environmental crisis is associated with rapidly expanding human population. Buddhist teachings about the interdependent aspects of existence and interrelatedness of all life may provide critical insights for how humanity can achieve balance and reciprocity with nature.
Credit Hours: 3

Rural Sociology

Rural Sociology 2225 Science, Technology & Society

Overview of the social influences that shape science including how scientific knowledge is contested and legitimated; how social forces (among them mass communication) influence the choice of innovations; and the role social systems and sectors play in the use and benefit of science. Communication intensive-discussion, presentation and essay based.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: RU_SOC 1000 or SOCIOL 1000

Rural Sociology 3235 Global Perspectives & Realities

Designed for students who have or wish to study, live or work outside of their home country. Presents sociological perspectives on globalization and intercultural communication as well as the steps needed to prepare for a valuable and safe experience abroad.
Credit Hours: 3

Rural Sociology 3325 Sociology of Food & Nutrition

This class explores individual food choices and larger social forces. Topics include: world hunger, food and the environment; food choices and culture, class and personal identity; the effects of social stigmas, advertising trends, and government regulations on body image; new social movements for sustainable food systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and junior or senior standing or instructor's permission

Rural Sociology 4325 American Community Studies

An introduction to the study of American communities. The course starts with community theories and then focuses on a wide variety of historic and contemporary community studies such as Plainville, Middletown, Sidewalk and others. Seminar format.
Credit Hours: 3

Rural Sociology 4341 Building Communities from the Grass Roots

(Same as PEA_ST 4341). Introduction and application of basic community development concepts, methods and practical skills for involving and empowering local citizens and leaders effectively in community-based efforts regardless of the issue.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent

Rural Sociology 4342 Empowering Communities for the Future

Focuses on the professional practice and applications of community-based development including participatory action research, community economic development, organizational development, use of technology, citizen education and integration of practice. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent

Rural Sociology 4370 Environmental Sociology

(same as SOCIOL 4370). An interdisciplinary examination of domestic and international environmental issues focusing on social, cultural, and policy dimensions. Perspectives of the social sciences and humanities are included.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

Social Work

Soc_WK 2000 Explorations in Social Justice

(same as PEA_ST 2000). This course explores issues of fairness and equality in economic, political and social systems, and applies social justice principles to major social problems. Course may be repeated two times for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000

Sociology

Sociology 2200 Social Inequality

(same as Black Studies [BL_STU] 2200). Survey of inequalities based upon criteria such as race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion and social class in contemporary societies. Focus on dynamics by which privilege and inequalities are structured.
Credit Hours: 3

Sociology 3200 Class, Status, and Power

Study of the structure of wealth, poverty, prestige, and power. Concepts of social justice in political, economic and legal issues and policies. Provides student engagement in research.
Credit Hours: 3

Sociology 3520 Collective Behavior

(same as PEA_S] 3520). Analysis of crowd behavior and related phenomena: rumors, disasters, fashions. Social responses to unclear, dangerous or unjust conditions. The dynamics of conflict, consensus and change.
Credit Hours: 3

Sociology 3700 Organization & Institutions

Social organization of modern societies with focus on complex organizations (corporations, bureaucracies) within institutional arrangements (economy, polity, education, religion); organizational structure; interorganizational networks; interrelations of institutional sectors.
Credit Hours: 3

Sociology 4230 Women, Development, & Globalization

(same as BL_STU 4230 and WGST 4230 and PEA_ST 4230). Examines the history and structure of "development" discourse and practices. Stresses the interconnections and impact on women globally. Reviews women's strategies in defining and instituting programs to improve quality of life in communities.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BL_STU 1332, BL_STU 2200; SOCIOL 2200; WGST 1332 or WGST 2010

Women’s & Gender Studies

WGST 3240 Nonprofit Work & Social Justice

This course provides an overview of the work of nonprofit organizations. It will be framed in a social justice paradigm and will explore women's role in nonprofit organizations, why women gravitate to nonprofits, and the implications of their work to achieve social justice.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing

WGST 4230 Women, Development, & Globalization

(same as SOCIOL 4230, BL_STU 4230 and PEA_ST 4230). Examines the history and structure of "development" discourse and practices. Stresses the interconnections and impact on women globally. Reviews women's strategies in defining and instituting programs to improve quality of life in communities.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BL_STU 1332, BL_STU 2200; SOCIOL 2200; WGST 1332 or WGST 2010

WGST 4550 Gender & Human Rights

(same as SOCIOL 4550 and PEA_ST 4550). This course focuses on the global discourse on human rights and gender, emphasizing cross-cultural theories. Course includes the meaning of rights, Western and nonwestern perspectives, feminist contributions, important substantive debates, violations, policymaking and activism.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: WGST 1120 or SOCIOL 2200; senior standing required

WGST 4600 Women & Health

A survey of international and domestic women's health issues; considers historical antecedents and specific effects of socio-cultural variables and economic development on women's health in developing and developed nations. May be repeated for credit with different semester themes.
Credit Hours: 3