A graduation requirement (as an alternative to SOC 490/491), SOC 450 is an in-depth examination of a central issue in contemporary sociology. Examples of issues, which vary from semester to semester, are the media and social change; culture and identity; masculinities; social class and African/American status; Latino/ Hispanic ethnicity; and sociology of information technologies. This is a writing-intensive course. Students conduct their own research in consultation with the faculty.
Prerequisite: One Sociology course at the 400 level