Basic social relationships, social structures, and processes.
In addition to the prerequisites specified below, all 300-level courses have as a prerequisite SOC 100 or a 200-level sociology course, or consent. In addition to the prerequisites specified below, all 400-level courses require SOC 300 or consent. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C (not C-), unless otherwise specified.
Basic analytic skills widely used in quantitative analysis of social science data, including descriptive statistics, rates and probability, comparison of groups, introduction to causal relationships, and application of these techniques to real life examples. A-F only.
Introduces undergraduate students to the major political, social, economic, cultural, technological, and historical dimensions of globalization. Special attention will be paid to globalization process that have impacted Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. A-F only. (Cross-listed as POLS 160 )
Race and ethnic relations in world perspective; social, economic, and political problems associated with perception, existence, and accommodation of these groups within the wider society. (Cross-listed as ES 214)
Family patterns, mate selection, parent-child interaction, socialization of roles, legal sanctions, trends in organization, functions.
(3 Lec, 2 50-min Lab) Basic methods of sociology for production and analysis of data. Foundations for understanding research and for advanced courses in methods and statistics. Restricted to students in the honors program and required for students taking the honors track in sociology. A-F only.
Urban processes and social problems, such as poverty, crime, racial segregation, homelessness, housing policy, urbanization, and neighborhood ethnic diversity. How places shape identity and opportunity. Research methods applied to communities, places, and neighborhoods of Hawai‘i. (Cross-listed as PLAN 301)
Introduction to social stratification theory and research; definition and measurement of socioeconomic status; racial, ethnic and gender inequality; differences in lifestyles and life chances; social mobility.
Causes, processes, and effects of social change, using single and multi-cause models in simple and complex industrialized societies.
Social and economic policies affecting women in families, education, social services, government, health care, the economy; public policy implementation and development; policy impact on women. Pre: 100 or any 200-level SOC course, or WS 151 or any 200- or 300-level WS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 318)
Examines major criminal justice organizations–police, courts, and prisons. Using organizational theory, identifies the role of organizational goals, structure, resources, legitimacy, culture, and front-line workers in shaping criminal justice policy and practice. Pre: 100 or a 200-level SOC course, or consent.
Effect of sex and gender roles (both traditional and nontraditional) on attitudes and behavior within the family and educational, economic, and governmental systems. Recommended: at least one WGSS course. Pre: 100 or any 200-level SOC course, WGSS 151 or any 200- or 300-level WGSS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WGSS 362)
Examines politics of sustainability and technoscience with an explicit attention to social justice and power relations in society. A-F only. Pre: 100 or any 200-level SOC course, or WGSS 151 or any 200- or 300-level WGSS course, or consent. (Fall only) (Crosslisted as SUST 367 and WGSS 367)
Relationships between law, politics, and society will be explored. Emphasis is placed on several dimensions of legality: legal “indeterminacy” and some of the many things that law does for us and to us; law’s response to violence; the connections between law and social change; access to the law and its sociological dimensions; how/why law fails and what happens when it does. A-F only. Pre: 100 or any 200 level SOC course, or a 100 level or 200 level POLS course, or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 374)
Explores how food, body, and other “matter of life” are imbedded in biopolitics from the feminist perspectives. A-F only. Pre: WGSS 300, or one 300-level WGSS or ES course, or consent. (Spring only). (Cross-listed as WGSS 400)
Study of the dominant trend of economic change and its impact on society; globalization of economic activities and transformation of industrial society to postindustrial one; corporate restructuring and downsizing and their impact on employment and income distribution; gender relations in workplaces; the impact of globalization on the newly industrializing countries. Pre: 300 or consent.
Gender and racial division of labor nationally and internationally; racial and gender differentials in wages, training, working conditions and unemployment; historical trends and future directions. Pre: 300, or one 300-level WGSS or ES course; or consent. (Cross-listed as ES 418 and WGSS 418)
Research in systematic social deviation. Scaling and measurement of delinquents/ criminals, official data, gangs, identification and measurement of delinquent/criminal value orientations, etc.
Women’s relations with the criminal justice system; types of women’s offenses; responses to women’s crime; women as victims; women as workers in the criminal justice system. Recommended: at least one WGSS course. Pre: 300, or WGSS 151 or any 200- or 300-level WGSS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WGSS 435)
Prisons, jails, and other detention facilities across historical, social, and/or international contexts. Pre: 300 or consent.
Historical and structural theories of gender-based violence, including domestic and sexual abuse, prostitution, trafficking, cross-cultural perspectives, social policy and practices. Junior standing or graduate standing only. Pre: 300 or consent. (Once a year)
Examines the problem of violence, particularly sexual violence, over the life cycle. Offers gendered perspective in activities aimed at prevention and treatment of violence, and cross cultural perspectives. Pre: 300, WGSS 151 or any 200- or 300-level WGSS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WGSS 446)
Sex-role socialization, motherhood, work-family conflicts. Alternative family structures in U.S. and other countries. Recommended: at least one WGSS course. Pre: 300, or WGSS 151 or any 200- or 300-level WGSS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WGSS 452)
Required lab for computer applications for analysis of sociological data. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: 476.
Students lead a freshman seminar section of sociology and meet weekly with instructor for substantive background.
Internship in public, private, or non-profit organizations providing opportunity for practical experience and application of social sciences concepts and theories. Three to six credits per semester; repeatable two times, up to 12 credits. Consent of instructor. (Cross-listed as SOCS 489 and WGSS 489)
Topics course that explore current issues and try new ideas. Repeatable two times. Pre: 300 or consent.
Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 300 and consent of instructor.
Dealing with the multiple linear regression and logistic regression models, focusing on modeling, i.e., specification of the explanatory variables to answer different research questions. Emphasis on applications using statistical package programs. SOC 605L is required.
Lab for computer analysis skills is required for students taking 605. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: 605.
Emphasis on theory selection, theory construction, and choice of research strategies.
Content analysis combines quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze text systematically. Covers sampling and case selection; manual and computer-assisted methods of coding and analyzing textual data; writing reports using content analysis data. Repeatable one time. (Once a year)
Survey study designs, survey sampling, questionnaire construction, interviewing, pre-tests, pilot studies, logic of measurement and association, table construction, and elaboration models. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as EDEA 608 and EDEP 602)
Advanced seminar on conducting fieldwork in natural social settings with emphasis on qualitative techniques, political and ethical considerations, data management and assessment, interpretation and reflexive writing. Repeatable one time.
Seminar offers a critical overview of major perspectives and representative works in sociological theory from 19thcentury to the 1960s, including intellectual contexts and historical development. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing. (Fall only)
Seminar offers a critical overview of major perspectives and representative works in sociology theory from the 1960s to the present, including intellectual contexts and historical development. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing. (Spring only)
Theoretical approaches to organizations; organizational structure and process; organizational pathologies and effectiveness; the organization and its environment.
Covers the major paradigms in medical sociology for analyzing social epidemiology, the political economy of health systems, health service organizations, health and wellness behaviors illness perception and help-seeking, doctor-patient interaction, and adaptations to illness. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Analysis of current theory and empirical research on relationship of stress and health; sociological, psychological, and community psychiatry models and current issues.
Examines sociological research and theories about mental health and illness. A key question in medical sociology will be addressed: What is the relationship between society and mental health? Repeatable one time.
Classical theories of social class, contemporary developments; crucial research issues, appropriate methodologies. Repeatable one time only. Pre: classified graduate standing or consent.
Key themes in feminist criminology are explored including focus on masculinities and crime, race and intersectionality, global criminology, and the ways in which the criminal justice system controls women and girls. A-F only. (Cross-listed as WGSS 625)
Major current theories, history of their development, elaborations of typologies, implications for treatment modalities.
Examination of the criminal justice system; the exercise of discretion and limits placed upon it. Pre: consent.
Examines the history of American criminal punishment, from the birth of the penitentiary to the rise of the prison industrial complex. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing. (Cross-listed as AMST 638)
Comparative analysis of quantitative and qualitative aspects of population; factors affecting size, distribution, and composition; impact of population size and composition on society.
Statistical evaluation and analysis of population data; data sources; population growth; composition; standardization of rates; mortality and the life table; nuptiality and fertility; distribution, migration, urbanization; projections and stable population theory. (Cross-listed as PH 659)
Examines research on teaching, learning, and ethics, as well as practical skills for teaching at the university level. Syllabi and teaching philosophies are developed, which are useful for the academic job market. Graduate standing only.
Analyses of sustainability, environmental, and technoscience issues from sociological perspectives. Graduate students only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as SUST 670)
Repeatable unlimited times.
Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable unlimited times.
Research design, data collection, field problems and analysis in the evaluation of social programs. Examples from criminal justice, corrections, drug treatment, mental health, and public health.
Dealing with advanced statistical methods beyond multiple linear regression, such as logit, event history analysis, and multi-level analysis. Emphasis is on applications of the techniques to social science research. Repeatable one time only.
Contemporary issues in cultural sociology, covering key theoretical perspectives, analytic methods and substantive areas for empirical research. A-F only.
Sociological theory applied to bases of knowledge in everyday life, professional communities, and the sciences. Research and theory-building activities of sociologists; ethnomethodology; construction of social structure, culture, and consciousness. Repeatable one time only.
Substantive areas that are of current interest and the focus of research, but not addressed in other courses. Repeatable two times.
Application of theoretical paradigms and methodologies to the examination of selected research topics in the field of medical sociology. Repeatable one time. Pre: 615 or consent.
Overview of the major theories, perspectives, and empirical findings relating to aging in various cultural contexts. SOC, PSY, NURS, SW, PH majors only. Pre: 606 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.
Discusses the major perspectives on family and gender relations and examines related empirical research. Emphasis is on the cross-cultural comparisons across the U.S. and Asia in the context of globalizing economies and cultures. A-F only. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as GHPS 719)
Comparative analysis of social organization, social processes, and change of both capitalist and communist countries of East Asia, with each other and other areas of the world. Repeatable one time. Pre: 611 or consent.
Analysis of social change; transformation from subsistence societies to commodified, wage-labor societies with participation in world economy.
Social and behavioral studies of Japanese values, social organization, and personality development. Problems of value conflict, political protest, world role, tradition, and social change. Repeatable one time only.
Developmental policies, social change, and impact on modern Chinese social institutions. Includes China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. May include social and demographic change, population, social stratification, gender, and family problems. Repeatable one time.
An examination of how ideas of “race” and “ethnicity” are constructed, and how this reflects and shapes social structures and relationships: (B) antiracism studies; (C) ethnic identity and nationalism: cooperation and conflict; (D) race, place, and inequality. Repeatable up to two times in different alphas. Graduate students only. (Alt. years)
Seminar on the analysis of conflict resolution. Faculty from law, planning, political science and guest practitioners will present multidisciplinary analysis and intervention strategies on contemporary conflicts. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Intensive study and individual research projects in a selected topic. Theoretical and methodological issues in relating social and individual levels of analysis. Recommended: 612.
Study of sociology of social movements, plus independent student research. Repeatable one time.
Theories and available research methods examined for applicability to developing areas; specific examples from Asia. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Demographic trends in urban growth: nature and dimensions of urbanization and urbanism; ancient, American, and Third World cities; ecological theories of urban growth; lifestyles.
Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times.