PSYC U499. Psychology Internship (1-6) Supervised work experience
in community agency or hospital. Fifty hours of work for each credit hour
are required. Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSYC U325 with a minimum
grade of C, senior standing and consent of instructor.
PSYC U501. Seminar in Distinction (1) Preparation for the world beyond
Upstate, with a special focus on issues pertaining to entrance to and success
in graduate school. Some meetings will entail presentations of research
findings and project status updates, others will focus on the production and
consumption of technical writing in the form of journal clubs, and still others
will focus on practical topics such as choosing graduate programs or careers
and preparing materials for job or school applications. May be taken twice
for credit. Prerequisites: PSCY U101 and consent of instructor.
PSYC U502. Senior Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology (3) Selected
topics in psychology planned around areas of faculty interest and competence.
Prerequisites: PSYC U101, PSYC U225, PSYC U325. In order to enroll in senior
seminar, a student must have completed all of the prerequisite courses with
a minimum grade of C.
RELG U100. American Religious Experience (3) Introduction to the
practices, beliefs, institutions and values of major religions and spiritual
movements in the contemporary United States. Subjects include American
expressions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native
American Religions and Sikhism, along with other religious communities.
RELG U103. Comparative Religion (3) Beliefs and principles of the major
faiths of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, viewed from historical, cultural,
and theological perspectives.
RELG U300. Asian Religious Traditions (3) History, beliefs and practices
of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto and "popular" religion
in Asia through modern times. Emphasis on the roles of religion in the history
and culture of South Asian and East Asian societies. Prerequisite: Sophomore
standing or consent of instructor.
RELG U301. Western Religious Traditions (3) History, beliefs, values
and practices of Judaism, Christianity and Islam through modern times,
with a comparative perspective on law, institutions, scripture, gender and
religious thought. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
RELG U305. Religion, Health and Healing(3) The role of spirituality and
religious ideas, values, beliefs and practices in shaping cultural and social
attitudes towards health, illness and curing.
RELG U306. Religion and Gender (3) Exploration of gender in relation
to religious beliefs, practices and institutions in contemporary and historical
contexts. Emphasis is on social roles, construction of identity, and women’s
and men’s religious experiences.
RELG U360. Modern Islam (3) Modern history, beliefs, values and practices
of Muslim communities worldwide, with focus on contemporary Islamic
approaches to law, institutions, politics, scripture, and gender. Prerequisite:
Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
RELG U399. Topics in Religion (3) Specific themes, regions,
or traditions in religion. May be repeated for credit when topics
vary. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
Note: Sociology 101 is prerequisite to all other sociology courses.
Sociology 101, 201, 301, 302 and 499 are core courses.
SOCY U101. Introduction to Sociology (3) Introduction to the major
theoretical and methodological perspectives used to explain, investigate
and analyze social life.
SOCY U201. Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics as used in
the social sciences, including measures of central tendency and variation,
the normal approximation, probability, chance variability, estimation,
hypothesis testing, and correlation.
SOCY U301. Sociological Theory (3) Roots and historical development of
various sociological lenses as tools for examining the social world.
SOCY U302. Sociological Research Methods (3) Quantitative, qualitative
and comparative methods used in social science research, focusing on
research design, data collection and analysis, and ethical issues. Prerequisite
or corequisite: SOCY U301 or consent of instructor.
SOCY U310. Individual and Society (3) Selected theoretical orientations,
methodological procedures, and research findings pertaining to the relations
between the individual and society.
SOCY U311. Social Problems (3) Content selected for contemporary
importance and sociological relevance.
SOCY U320. Sociology of Aging (3) Processes of aging as a form of
socialization and demographic reality, including institutional effects. The
status of the elderly and the sources of prejudice and discrimination they
experience are emphasized.
SOCY U321. Animals and Society (3) Sociological perspectives on humananimal
interaction and the role of animals in society.
SOCY U323. Urban Sociology (3) Characteristics, causes, and impacts
of city life. Different types of urban areas and current issues are examined
from comparative, historical, and global perspectives.
SOCY U325. Social Movements (3) Characteristics, causes, and impacts
of social and political movements in the modern world. Different types of
movements, including the American civil rights movement, are examined
from comparative, historical, and global perspectives.
SOCY U327. Population Dynamics (3) (=GEOG U340) Issues in measurement
of the distribution and development of human population. Applies
the analytical methods used in accounting for the effects of births, deaths
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