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

Sociol 101: Introduction to Sociology
Prof. T. O’Brien, 101-002, Spring 2020
Prof. K. Redding, 101-001, Spring 2020
Prof. K. Redding, 101-203, Spring 2020
Sociol 102: Solving Social Problems
Prof. C. Costello, 102-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 103: World Society
E. Dorshorst, 103-001, Fall 2018
K. Schmidt, 103-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 104: Introduction to Social Psychology
D. Ferrell, 104-002, Spring 2020
T. Beaumier, 104-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 224: Race & Ethnicity in the United States
Prof. C. Campos-Castillo, 224-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 233: Social Inequality in the United States
Prof. N. Chesley, 233-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 235: Social Change in the Global Economy
D. Wolover, 235-001, Fall 2017
Y. Yin, 235-001, Fall 2018
Sociol 241: Criminology
D. Lashua, 241-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 246: Juvenile Delinquency
K. Jackson, 246-001, Fall 2019
Sociol 248: Sociology of Education
K. Collins, 248-001, Spring 2018
Sociol 250: Sex and Gender
E. Dorshorst, 250-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 255: Sociology of Sexuality
Prof. C. Costello, 255-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 260: Blood, Sex, Money, Power: Families and Intimate Relationships
Prof. N. Chelsey, 260-201, Fall 2019
Sociol 261: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
Prof. A. Roberts, 261-201, Spring 2020
Prof. T. O’Brien, 261-402, Spring 2019
A. Bryan, 261-201, Spring 2020
T Calkins 261-404, Fall 2019
Sociol 282: Sociology of Aging
Prof. N. Chesley, 282-001, Fall 2017
Sociol 304: Political Sociology
Prof. G. Gauchat, 304-001, Spring 2019
Sociol 323: Perspectives on Latino Communities
Prof. W. Vélez, 323-201, Fall 2019
Sociol 325: Social Change
A. Bryan, 325-001, Fall 2017
A. Paniagua-Guzman, 325-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 327: The Social Organization of Technology: A Comparative Perspective
D. Wolover, 327-201, Fall 2017
Sociol 330: Economy and Society
Prof. M. Britton, 330-201, Spring 2020
Sociol 331: Sociology of Health Care
Prof. C. Campos-Castillo, 331-001, Fall 2018
Sociol 338: Small Groups
C. Campos-Castillo, 338-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 341: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
K. Jackson, 341-001, Fall 2018
N. Hessler, 341-001, Fall 2019
Sociol 342: Sociology of Law
O’Brien,342-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 343: Collective Behavior
Prof. Kent Redding, 343-001, Fall 2018
Sociol 352: Social Networks
Prof. J. Roberts, 352-001, Spring 2020
Sociol 361: Research Methods in Sociology
Prof. N. Chesley, 361-401, Fall 2019
Prof. C. Campos-Castillo, 361-201, Spring 2020
Sociol 375: History of Sociological Theory
Prof. G. Gauchat, 375-201, Fall 2018
D. Ferrell, 375-201, Spring 2020
Sociol 376: Modern Sociological Theory
Prof. A. Aneesh, 376-201, Summer 2020
S Baran, 376-001, Fall 2018
Sociol 377: Urbanism and Urbanization
Dr. J. Harris, 377-001, Spring 2018
Sociol 442: The Work-Family Intersection
Prof. N. Chesley, 442-201 Spring 2019
Sociol 443: Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Prof. C. Campos-Castillo, 443-201, Spring 2017
Sociol 444: Sociology of the Body
Prof. C. Costello, 444-001, Fall 2018
Sociol 461: Multivariate Data Analysis for Social Research
Prof. A. Roberts, 461-401, Fall 2019