Interested in what courses are being offered? Here are just a few of the required or related courses offered in Fall 2016. Of course, many other classes in sociology, criminal justice, and other departments are offered that would be of interest and value to those students interested in the concentration. Speak to an advisor for more information.
Courses offered in Fall 2016
SOCI 324/CRJU325 Issues in Emergency Management
Overview of the development of emergency management in the United States, including the formation of the profession, integration of formal and informal organizations, crisis response, and perceptions of crime and deviance during emergencies. No prerequisites.
SOCI 367 Seminar: Sociology of 9/11
In consideration of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks, this course will focus on the social responses during and implications of 9/11. No prerequisites.
SOCI 322/CRJU 322 Crowds, Cults and Revolutions
Analysis of forms of behavior in relatively unstructured situations such as crowds, panics, riots and demonstrations; and processes of interaction: susceptibility, contagion, polarization and communication. Prerequisite: SOCI201
SOCI 471 Disaster, Vulnerability and Development
Introduces students to social vulnerability analysis of disaster. Students examine how social, geographical, and cultural factors as well as patterns of development put people differentially at risk to disasters. Emphasizes the intersection of gender, race, class, age, and ability. Disasters in the US are compared and contrasted to international disasters. Students will explore how vulnerable social groups are affected by and cope with hazardous conditions and events, as well as study the capacities of these groups to increase resiliency. Readings draw from disaster studies, feminist studies, and development studies.
SOCI 355 Environment and Health
Couched in the sociological perspectives of Embodied Health Social Movements (EHM), popular epidemiology, and environmental justice, this course examines how sociologists are studying human health and health disparities as a result of disproportionate exposure to environmental burdens.