Courses and Syllabi

The UWM Department of Sociology offers a variety of types of undergraduate classes.

Introductory courses (100-level) give an overview of the field of sociology, and are accessible to all students.

Courses at the 200-level are generally open to students who have completed a 100-level course and are of (at least) sophomore standing. 200-level courses focus on particular subfields of sociology, such as sociology of work, social inequality, and sexuality.

Upper-division undergraduate courses (300 or 400-level) are intended for juniors and seniors who have taken an introductory-level course, and guide students in a more intensive, in-depth analysis of the subject matter.

Seminars are small classes that encourage student participation.

Internships (available through enrollment in Sociol 489) provide opportunities for sociology majors to work in settings outside the university. Internships help develop the skills acquired as an undergraduate sociology student and give a sense of job possibilities available upon graduation.

An Independent Study Course (enrollment in Sociol 199 or 399) is available to qualified students. With the approval of the supervising professor, students register in either 199 or 399 after preparing a study proposal. The study proposal would include the following information:

  • general statement of subject matter;
  • description of student’s activities; e.g., books/journal articles read (list titles), surveys or interviews conducted, etc.;
  • and, description of how student will be evaluated; e.g., oral reports, exams, papers, etc.

This study proposal would then be included with the Sociol 199 or 399 Independent Study Form. The study proposal must be approved by both the department chair and the Office of Student Academic Services in the College of Letters and Science. Failure to obtain approval will result in an administrative drop from the course.

Syllabi Undergraduate Courses

Syllabi are also provided on individual faculty and teaching staff web pages.

Sociol 101: Introduction to Sociology
Dr. T. Moore, 101-001, Fall 2014
Mr. D. Wolover, 101-002, Fall 2014
Dr. T. Moore, 101-203, Fall 2014
Prof. K. Redding, 101-404, Fall 2014
Sociol 102: Social Problems in American Society
Dr. T. Moore, 102-401, Fall 2014
Prof. C. Costello, 102-401, Spring 2014
Sociol 103: World Society
Mr. M. Caldwell, 103-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 104: Introduction to Social Psychology
Ms. M. Pylman, 104-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 150: Multicultural America
Prof. W. Vélez, 150-001, Fall 2013
Sociol 200: Contemporary American Society
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 200-001 & 002, Spring 2014
Sociol 224: American Minority Groups
Prof. F. Wilson, 224-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 233: Social Inequality in the United States
Dr. T. Moore, 233-001, Spring 2014
Sociol 235: Social Change in the Global Economy
Mr. M. Caldwell, 235-001, Spring 2014
Sociol 241: Criminology
Prof. D. Green, 241-201, Fall 2014
Sociol 246: Juvenile Delinquency
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 246-001 & 002, Fall 2014
Sociol 248: Sociology of Education
Ms. K. Collins, 248-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 250: Sex and Gender
Prof. S. Oliker, 250-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 255: Sociology of Sexuality
Prof. C. Costello, 255-001, Spring 2014
Sociol 260: The Family and Intimate Relationships
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 260-001 & 002, Fall 2014
Sociol 261: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
Prof. H. Shin, 261-202, Fall 2014
Prof. A. Roberts, 261-401, Fall 2014
Sociol 282: Sociology of Aging
Prof. N. Chesley, 282-001, Fall 2012
Sociol 305: Sociology of Sport
Prof. F. Wilson, 305-051, Summer 2013
Sociol 320: Social Change in American Indian Societies
Prof. D. Green, 320-001, Fall 2011
Sociol 321: Contemporary Issues of the American Indian
Prof. D. Green, 321-001, Spring 2011
Sociol 323: Perspectives on Latino Communities
Prof. W. Vélez, 323-201, Spring 2013
Sociol 324: Comparative Race Relations
Ms. M. McDonald, 324-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 325: Social Change
Dr. M. Mantyh, 325-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 327: The Social Organization of Technology: A Comparative Perspective
Mr. D. Wolover, 327-001, Spring 2014
Sociol 330: Economy and Society
Prof. M. Britton, 330-201, Fall 2014
Sociol 331: Sociology of Health Care
Prof. C. Campos-Castillo, 331-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 341: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Mr. K. Jackson, 341-001, Fall 2014
Ms. T. Ray-Grover, 341-002, Spring 2014
Sociol 343: Collective Behavior
Dr. M. Mantyh, 343-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 361: Research Methods in Sociology
Prof. N. Chesley, 361-201, Fall 2014
Prof. M. Britton, 361-201, Spring 2014
Sociol 375: History of Sociological Theory
Prof. F. Wilson, 375-001, Fall 2014
Prof. O. Mirosa, 375-001, Spring 2014
Prof. G. Gauchat, 375-202, Fall 2014
Sociol 376: Modern Sociological Theory
Mr. McCarthy, 376-001, Fall 2014
Prof A. Aneesh, 376-201, Spring 2014
Sociol 377: Urbanism and Urbanization
Dr. J. Harris, 377-001, Spring 2013
Sociol 404: Sociology and Social Policy
Prof. S. Halpern-Meekin, 404-001, Spring 2013
Sociol 423: Latino Immigration and Incorporation
Subtitle: Puerto Rican Diaspora and Settlement – Prof. W. Vélez, 423-001, Fall 2014
Sociol 440: Sociology of the Family
Prof. S. Halpern-Meekin, 440-001, Spring 2013
Prof. S. Oliker, 440-202, Spring 2013
Sociol 442: The Work-Family Intersection
Prof. N. Chesley, 442-201 Fall 2014
Sociol 443: Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Prof. K. Chang, 443-201, Spring 2013
Sociol 444: Sociology of the Body
Prof. C. Costello, 444-001, Fall 2012
Sociol 448: Sociology of Children and Adolescents
Dr. M. Czarnezki, 448-001 & 002, Spring 2013
Sociol 450: Environmental Sociology
Prof. O. Mirosa, 450-001 Spring 2014
Sociol 452: Social Networks in Global Commerce
Prof. J. Roberts, 452-001, Spring 2014
Sociol 472: Population and Society
Prof. H. Shin, 472-001 Spring 2014
Sociol 476: Sociology of International Public Health
Prof. H. Shin, 476-201, Fall 2013
Sociol 489: Internship in Sociology, Upper Division
Dr. M. Mantyh, 489-001, Spring 2014
Sociol 610: Reproduction of Minority Communities
Prof. W. Vélez, 610-001, Spring 2012