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  • Social Problems, SC049:
    spaceHow and why issues become defined as social problems (the social construction of reality). Conflicting theories and social scientific paradigms about social problems and their strengths and weaknesses. A comparison of micro-level versus macro-level social and cultural theories of problems. Consideration of the various private and public policy responses to social problems and their strengths and weaknesses.

  • Sociological Roots of War, SC584:
    spaceSeminar on the nature and character of warfare. Historic changes in the nature of war and an historical typology of major changes in warfare (primitive, historic, modern, and insurgent warfare). Special emphasis on the corporatization and privatization of war and the nature of terrorism. Term project includes individual studies of specific problems or issues.

  • Perspectives on War, Aggression, and Conflict Resolution, SC250
    spaceTwo lectures on the origins and nature of war and an historical typology of major changes in warfare (primitive, historic, modern, and insurgent warfare).


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  • Introductory Sociology, SC001
    spaceThis is a special introductory class originally designed for Sociology majors, those with Sociology as one of their double majors, those considering a Sociology major or double major, or those majoring in related fields (Human Development, Psychology, etc.). What sociologists study and why (the human search for order and meaning). Major theories and perspectives and their strengths and weaknesses. Term project includes individual studies of specific problems or issues.

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility, SC578-01
    spaceSeminar on corporate social responsibility and the socially responsible investing and consuming movements. History of the rise and changes in the corporation and the movements. History of major changes in Western capitalism. Special emphasis upon corporate social responsibility in an age of global economies. Term project includes individual studies of problems or issues.

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