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Senior Seminar

Description:
This course examines diverse and often conflicting approaches in the study of specific social problems. Such problems may include welfare, crime, domestic violence, alcoholism, and homelessness.

Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)

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2017 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 5030 TuTh
8:00 - 9:15 am
Gregory,Matthew Y04-4140
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 21
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)
Course Attributes:
02 5256 MWF
11:00 - 11:50 am
Capetillo,Jorge M01-0608
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 21
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)
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2018 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4382 MWF
11:00 - 11:50 am
Kretsedemas,Philip A Y04-4130
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/04/2018 - 12/14/2018
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 15
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes: Sociology of Violence and Anti-Violence This course uses the concept of violence to examine key issues in contemporary sociological research and theory. Class assignments will focus on making practical connections between course content and directions for social policy, law enforcement and movements for social change. The problem of violence will also be used as a connecting thread to explore issues of relevance to an individual and structural/collective experience of violence, gender, race and class inequality, and to both domestic and international politics.
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)
Course Attributes:
02 4579 TuTh
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Solari,Cinzia D M02-0621
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/04/2018 - 12/14/2018
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 10
Status: Open
Credits: 0/3
Class Notes: Sociology of Globalization: Universities, including UMass Boston, say they are preparing students for a 'globalizing world.' What does 'globalization' mean? It is often described as a set of abstract processes that float 'up there.' Yet, what does it look like for the lives of individuals here on the ground? This course investigates globalization from the 'bottom up' by focusing on ethnographic work that studies the collective decisions of individuals, institutions, and governments that drive global processes and create hierarchical links between nations that span the globe. With an eye to the intersections of post-colonial legacies, gender, race, and nation, we will investigate global processes including economic restructuring, transnational social movements, and the spread of neoliberalism. For most scholars, the cross-border movement of people is the heart of contemporary globalization. Therefore, we will pay particular attention to migration flows both in the U.S. and around the world.
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)
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2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 7551 MW
4:00 - 5:15 pm
Capetillo,Jorge M02-0206
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 17
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)
Course Attributes:
02 8347 TuTh
11:00 - 12:15 pm
Gomolin,Robin E W02-0127
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 19
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes: Although emotions have been implicitly present within sociological theory it is only in the last three decades that the Sociology of Emotions has become recognized as an independent field of study within the discipline. In this course we will review the major theoretical positions of sociologists and analyze their contribution to this body of knowledge. We will seek to answer many important questions that pertain to emotions and social life. Are emotions constant across cultures? Is emotion a product of social interaction? How and why do emotions change as we transition through life? Do emotions change as society advances itself?
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = SOCIOL 101 and 341 and 9 additional SOCIOL credits (not including 101 and 341)
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