C&E SOC 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/CO-OP IN COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

1 credit.

Full-time off-campus work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career. Students receive credit only for the term in which they are actively enrolled and working. The same work experience may not count towards credit in C&E SOC 399. Enroll Info: So st, and consent of supervising instructor and academic advisor.

C&E SOC/​AGROECOL/​AGRONOMY/​ENTOM/​ENVIR ST  103 — AGROECOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ECOLOGY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

3 credits.

Agroecology has blossomed across the world in recent decades as not only a science, but also a practice, and a movement. Employ the multiple disciplines and perspectives that Agroecology affords to analyze our agricultural and food systems wihin a broader context of dynamic social and ecological relationships. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  140 — INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Sociological examination of the linkages between the social and biophysical dimensions of the environment. Key topics include community organizing, local food systems, energy transitions, environmental justice, resource dependence, and sustainable development. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  210 — SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY

3-4 credits.

Introduction to the field of American sociology, its subfields and specialized areas of research, theoretical traditions and research methods. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  211 — THE SOCIOLOGICAL ENTERPRISE

3 credits.

Basic principles and definitions of sociology. Readings and discussion of the perspectives of sociology, the individual and society, groups and social process, stratification, organizations and power, demography, and social change. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​GEN&WS/​SOC  215 — GENDER AND WORK IN RURAL AMERICA

3 credits.

Sociological dimensions of men's and women's work in nonmetropolitan areas of the United States. Examines gender divisions of "work" in its fullest sense: paid work in formal and informal economies, self-employment, and nonmarket work such as housework. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  222 — FOOD, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Social and cultural dimensions of the production, preparation, and consumption of food. Uses historical and cross-cultural analytical frameworks. Treats a wide variety of topics including pre-capitalist food systems, hunger, vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture, food and gender, genetic engineering. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​HIST SCI  230 — AGRICULTURE AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN WESTERN HISTORY

3 credits.

Agricultural practices and social history from prehistoric times to the present. Topics include origins of agriculture, feudalism, agriculture in the Industrial Revolution, farming in America, and the consequences of the Green Revolution. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  245 — TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Students are introduced to a wide range of work on technology, the social forces shaping its development, and social impacts of its adoption. Students are encouraged to examine their assumptions about technology and its relationship to society. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​F&W ECOL/​SOC  248 — ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Introduces the concerns and principles of sociology through examination of human interaction with the natural environment. Places environmental issues such as resource depletion, population growth, food production, environmental regulation, and sustainability in national and global perspectives. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 — LATIN AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION

3-4 credits.

Latin American culture and society from an interdisciplinary perspective; historical developments from pre-Columbian times to the present; political movements; economic problems; social change; ecology in tropical Latin America; legal systems; literature and the arts; cultural contrasts involving the US and Latin America; land reform; labor movements; capitalism, socialism, imperialism; mass media. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-2 credits.

Enroll Info: Enrolled in the CALS Honors Program Sophomore or Junior standing. INTER-AG 288

C&E SOC 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: Open to Freshmen, Sophomore or Junior standing written consent of instructor

C&E SOC/​A A E/​SOC  340 — ISSUES IN FOOD SYSTEMS

3-4 credits.

With primary emphasis on the U.S., the course covers social, economic and biological dimensions of food systems. Using classroom and community experience, the course combines academic approaches with practitioner knowledge. A community project is required. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  341 — LABOR IN GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Provides an overview of our current food system and how new technologies and globalization are reshaping it, focusing especially on the implications for workers throughout the food chain. We will also learn about the ways that social movements are working to reshape commodity chains by promoting local production, fair trade, and labor justice.

C&E SOC/​SOC  357 — METHODS OF SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY

3-4 credits.

Scientific methods in the study of society; procedures for testing sociological theory: problem definition, hypothesis construction, collection and evaluation of data. Practical experience conducting small research projects. Should be taken as early as possible by students considering a major in Sociology. Prior statistics not required. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  360 — STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGISTS I

4 credits.

Presentation of sociological data; descriptive statistics; probability theory and statistical inference; estimation and tests of hypotheses; regression and correlation and the analysis of contingency tables; lectures and lab. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. It is recommended that students take SOC/​C&E SOC  357 prior to taking this course. Enroll Info: Satisfied Quantitative Reasoning (QR) A requirement. Not open to students who have taken Soc 359

C&E SOC/​SOC  361 — STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGISTS II

3 credits.

Applied linear regression modeling for social scientists. Bivariate and multiple regression, dummy variables, interactions, nonlinear relationships, indirect effects and omitted variable bias, outliers, heteroskedasticity, and mulitcollinearity; associated diagnostics and corrections. Use of or SAS for dataset creation and analysis. Lectures and lab. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing. Sophomore standing, and Community Environmental SOC/​C&E SOC  360 or equivalent

C&E SOC/​SOC  365 — DATA MANAGEMENT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

3-4 credits.

Understanding the structure of different types of social scientific data, techniques for data evaluation, cleaning, documentation and visual display, merging data from multiple sources, restructuring data for analysis. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Specialized topics in community and environmental sociology. In depth investigation into the sociological aspects of a variety of community and environmental issues, such as globalization, climate change, social and environmental sustainability, technology. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​POP HLTH/​SOC  380 — CONTEMPORARY POPULATION PROBLEMS FOR HONORS

3 credits.

This course is designed to identify, examine the nature and evaluate the evidence regarding key population problems affecting modern societies in the developed and developing world. The course emphasizes the development of demographic models as a tool to frame, define and investigate these problems. Examples of problems studied include: relations between population growth and environment, population growth and socioeconomic development, population and emergence of new diseases. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

1-8 credits.

Enroll Info: So, Jr or Sr st and cons supervising inst, advisor and internship program coordinator

C&E SOC 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

1-6 credits.

Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. Enroll Info: Current enrollment in a UW-Madison study abroad program

C&E SOC/​CURRIC/​ENVIR ST  405 — EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

3 credits.

How can education - for children and adults, in school and out - help to address crucial environmental and social sustainability challenges? What ideas and strategies have guided environmental and sustainability education over the years? What can individual people do to address environmental challenges, and what can only be accomplished by people working together? What does sustainability have to do with justice - and vice versa? Examine the principles behind behavior change and empowerment, community action and whole-scale social reform. Drawing on research and theory from across the social sciences, we will explore the uncertain relationship between education and advocacy, seeking the means by which education can have the greatest impact without compromising the core ideals of a democratic society. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  434 — PEOPLE, WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPES

3 credits.

This course explores the relationship between humans and wildlife amidst diverse landscapes, both historic and contemporary, tropical and temperate. We study how humans shape wild animal populations by modifying physical environments, and by hunting, domesticating and introducing species. Enroll Info: ENVIR ST/​GEOG  339

C&E SOC/​SOC  475 — CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

3 credits.

Classical theory; Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and other important classical theorists and schools of thought. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC 500 — CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

3 credits.

A capstone experience involving the application of sociological concepts and methods to concrete social and environmental problems. Students work in teams and may engage problems using service learning, community based research, and interdisciplinary approaches. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  532 — HEALTH CARE ISSUES FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Issues related to health and health care delivery in our society. Topics include social, cultural and ethical influences on consumer definitions of health and use of medical care, and on the health care system's responses. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  533 — PUBLIC HEALTH IN RURAL & URBAN COMMUNITIES

3 credits.

Sociological approaches to community, rural, and public health. Examines epidemiological evidence for and policy solutions to health issues that impact vulnerable populations in diverse geographic and social settings. Topics include mental health, environmental and occupational health, preventive care, substance abuse. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​ENVIR ST/​SOC  540 — SOCIOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY

3 credits.

Sociological analysis of relationships among economic growth, environmental sustainability and social justice in the developing world. Considers frameworks for understanding poverty, hunger, educational and technological inequality, and the impact of globalization on prospects for socially and ecologically sustainable development. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  541 — ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3 credits.

Application of sociological theory and analysis to environmental issues. Course examines the ways in which environmental stewardship and conflict are embedded within broader cultural, social, and political contexts. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​AGRONOMY/​MED HIST/​PHILOS  565 — THE ETHICS OF MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY

3-4 credits.

Study of ethical issues arising from the application of modern biotechnology to microorganisms, crops, and non-human animals. Readings cover moral theory, technology studies, political philosophy, the science used in biotechnology, and current regulations governing its use. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  573 — COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AND CHANGE

3 credits.

Examines theories of community change and different models of community organizing. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​AMER IND/​SOC  578 — POVERTY AND PLACE

3 credits.

The allocation of economic and social rewards in the United States; emphasis on persistently poor regions and communities; analysis of selected minority groups and their poverty statuses; poverty programs and their consequences for structural and cultural changes. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  610 — KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Examines topics related to what has been called the "knowledge society." Explores various aspects of science and technology as they shape and are shaped by post-industrial societies. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC/​URB R PL  617 — COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Social, cultural and personality factors influencing community development, with reference to developing countries as well as contemporary rural communities; consideration of theoretical and operational issues. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  622 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Topics include: Marxism and feminism; race and class; alternative theories of history; methodological issues in comtemporary Marxism. Enroll Info: SOC/​C&E SOC  475

C&E SOC/​SOC  623 — GENDER, SOCIETY, AND POLITICS

3 credits.

Examines the relationship between the social structures of gender (e.g., the domestic division of labor, sex-segregated occupational structures, gender ideologies, the social organization of sexuality) and political institutions, political activities, and state policies. Enroll Info: Junior standing. SOC/​C&E SOC  357 or a Gender Women's Studies course with a S, Y or Z breadth designation

C&E SOC/​SOC  630 — SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPING SOCIETIES/THIRD WORLD

3 credits.

Review of problems and prospects of so-called "developing societies." Includes theory of economic/social development, political economic organizations of "developing" societies, history of colonialism/imperialism, attempts to industrialize and results of those attempts. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC/​URB R PL  645 — MODERN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

3 credits.

Relevance of the concept of community to American society. Review of several basic theories of community and analysis of the nature of community in the broader political and economic context. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  649 — SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND EMPLOYMENT

3 credits.

Introduction to key themes in the sociology of work and employment. Uses comparative, historical, and theoretical perspectives to analyze contemporary transformations of work and employment in the 'new economy', with particular emphasis on the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. Enroll Info: Intro Soc course (SOC/​C&E SOC  140, 181, 210, or 211) and SOC/​C&E SOC  357

C&E SOC/​SOC  650 — SOCIOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE

3 credits.

Introduction to sociology of agriculture in advanced industrial-capitalist societies, including theoretical, historical, and empirical issues of agriculture in the United States. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  652 — SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS

3 credits.

Sociological perspectives on the organization of the firm, financial markets, and work, intermediate associations (unions, ethnic economies), the state, and the international economy. Contrast between neoclassical, traditional institutionalist, post-fordist, and neo-fordist perspectives on the nature and evolution of these institutions. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  655 — MICROFOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

A review and critique of economic theory from a sociological perspective. Reviews central concepts of contemporary microeconomics (e.g., rationality, exchange, strategic interaction, evolution, information), addressing critiques and alternatives offered by economic sociologists, economists, and other behavioral and social scientists. Enroll Info: Intro Soc (SOC/​C&E SOC  140, 181, 210, or 211), SOC/​C&E SOC  357, SOC/​C&E SOC  360, Senior standing, and consent of instructor

C&E SOC/​SOC  676 — APPLIED DEMOGRAPHY: PLANNING AND POLICY

3 credits.

Introduction to demographic concepts, methods, data, and trends for application in business, government, planning and other applied areas. Emphasis on U.S. census data and their uses. Enroll Info: Intro Soc course (SOC/​C&E SOC  140, 181, 210, or 211) and SOC/​C&E SOC  357

C&E SOC 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Enroll Info: Honors program candidacy

C&E SOC 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Continuation of 681. Enroll Info: Honors program candidacy Rur Soc 681

C&E SOC 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC 692 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  693 — PRACTICUM IN ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

3 credits.

Practical experience in techniques of social research through assignment to a research project for the semester. Lectures, readings, and discussions of the art and practice of research and the writing of research reports. For undergraduate and graduate students participating in the department's Concentration in Analysis and Research. Enroll Info: SOC/​C&E SOC  357, SOC/​C&E SOC  360, SOC/​C&E SOC  361, and CAR internship. Open only to students currently enrolled in CAR

C&E SOC 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-4 credits.

Enroll Info: Sr st and cons inst

C&E SOC/​I SY E/​N E/​SOC  708 — SOCIETAL RISK MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL HAZARDS

3 credits.

Issues involved in decision-making regarding technological risks and risk management in areas such as nuclear power, hazardous waste disposal, and pollution control. Risk perception and cognitive biases; risk analysis and decision analysis; political issues in risk management; regulatory mechanisms; and risk communication. Selected case studies. Enroll Info: STAT 311 or MATH/​STAT  431 or SOC/​C&E SOC  360, IE 516, Grad st; or cons inst

C&E SOC/​SOC  724 — INTERMEDIATE POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Critical examination of theories and research in political sociology. Topics include: power and interests, state-formation, social movements, class and political behavior, revolutions, ideology, and states and social policy. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  730 — INTERMEDIATE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Major social psychological theories and research that focus on the individual in social context. Topics include: perspectives on socialization, the self, social perception and attribution, attitudes, language and nonverbal communication, and attraction and relationships. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  731 — INTERMEDIATE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: GROUP AND COLLECTIVE PROCESSES

3 credits.

Major social pychological theories and research that focus on interpersonal relations and group processes. Topics include: social interaction (influence, self-presentation, altruism, agression), groups (cohesion, conformity, leadership, problem-solving, decision making), intergroup relations (conflict, stereotypes), n-person games (dilemmas, coalition formation). Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  748 — ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Interaction between societies and their environments. Includes human ecology, environmental attitudes and individual actions, the social organization of environmental protection and exploitation and the effects of science, technology, and development. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​F&W ECOL/​SOC  749 — SOCIAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS

3 credits.

Explores the relationship of social policy to the formation and management of U.S. National Parks in the past, present and future. Implications of social policy for park systems and preserves throughout the world are addressed. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  750 — RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Application of scientific methods to the analysis of social phenomena; methodological orientations in sociology; types of research procedure: nature of sociological variables; lectures and lab. Enroll Info: Grad st, SOC/​C&E SOC  357 and 362 or equiv

C&E SOC/​ED POL/​SOC  755 — METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

3 credits.

Introduces qualitative, or ethnographic, research methods, emphasizing those suitable for educational and other organizational settings. Considers strengths and limitations of qualitative approaches in relation to varied research problems. Explores methodological procedures from entry into the field through writing. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  875 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​GEN&WS/​SOC  904 — SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER

3 credits.

Advanced topics in the analysis of gender relations in society. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  913 — SEMINAR-SOCIAL CHANGE

3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  922 — SEMINAR-RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS

3 credits.

Theoretical, methodological, and current research problems. Enroll Info: SOC 134 or 646 cons inst

C&E SOC/​SOC  923 — SEMINAR-SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​ANTHRO/​ECON/​SOC  925 — SEMINAR: SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHANGE IN UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS

2-3 credits.

Social and economic factors relating to stability, growth, and change in the non-Western areas of the contemporary world. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  929 — SEMINAR: CLASS ANALYSIS AND HISTORICAL CHANGE

3 credits.

Selected topics in Marxist theory and research. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  940 — SEMINAR-SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC CHANGE

3 credits.

Theoretical and technical problems in research concerning organizational and socio-psychological aspects of changes in large scale social systems. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  945 — SEMINAR-RURAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Theory and research in alternate semesters in rural aspects of population, stratification, social change, and groups and institutions. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  948 — SEMINAR: ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

Examines topics such as theories of environment and society, the treadmill of production, environmental movements, political ecology, environmental justice, consumption, ecological modernization, sustainability, environmental risk, and the sociology of environmental science. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  960 — SEMINAR-CURRENT METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 credits.

Alternative research designs and processes, measurement, and analytical techniques in social psychology; experience in developing and utilizing research plans and techniques. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  961 — SEMINAR-ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 credits.

A selected research or theoretical area. Topic varies. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  965 — SEMINAR-RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 credits.

Current literature, emphasis on recent journal articles. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  971 — SEMINAR-TOPICS IN DEMOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Content varies. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  972 — SEMINAR IN POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Conceptual tools of sociology and demography will be used to examine current issues in population and development. The course readings will critique the motivations of agents and institutions involved in creating population policies and will evaluate the empirical evidence linking population processes and international development in its varied forms. We will focus on the impact of international population priorities on the current relationship between population and development, with particular attention to gender, poverty, and health. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  977 — SEMINAR-HUMAN ECOLOGY

3 credits.

Review of ecological theory and research; critical assessment of the ecological complex (population, organization, environment, and technology); problems of measurement. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​A A E/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​PORTUG/​SOC/​SPANISH  982 — INTERDEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR IN THE LATIN-AMERICAN AREA

1-3 credits.

Interdisciplinary inquiry in Latin American society and culture. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  985 — RESEARCH: COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

1-3 credits.

Critical analysis of recent theoretical and methodological issues through presentations of research in progress by faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  987 — RESEARCH: RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES

1-3 credits.

Analysis of recent research and theory, based on reviews of literature and presentations of their own work by faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  993 — RESEARCH: SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC CHANGE TRAINEES

1-3 credits.

Presentations of research in progress concerning social and economic change in developing countries. Enroll Info: None

C&E SOC/​SOC  995 — RESEARCH: METHODOLOGY TRAINEES

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: Method trainee or cons inst

C&E SOC/​SOC  997 — RESEARCH: DEMOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY TRAINEES

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: Demography ecology trainee or cons inst

C&E SOC 999 — READING AND RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None