Aug 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University have been renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

Sociology

   •  SOC 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
   •  SOC 2010 - Introduction to Methods of Social Research
   •  SOC 2020 - Social Statistics with Computer Applications
   •  SOC 2100 - Self and Society
   •  SOC 2110 - Small Groups
   •  SOC 2200 - Current Social Problems
   •  SOC 2210 - The Sociology of Deviance
   •  SOC 2220 - Sociology of Mental Illness
   •  SOC 3100 - Interpersonal Relationships
   •  SOC 3110 - Human Sexuality
   •  SOC 3200 - Population and Society
   •  SOC 3210 - Sociological Perspectives on Aging
   •  SOC 3220 - Social Welfare Policies
   •  SOC 3230 - Alcohol, Drugs and Society
   •  SOC 3240 - Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
   •  SOC 3400 - Sociology of Family
   •  SOC 3410 - Family and Community Processes
   •  SOC 3420 - Sociology of Religion
   •  SOC 3430 - Sociology of Health and Medicine
   •  SOC 3440 - Theories of Modern Organizations
   •  SOC 3450 - Police and Society
   •  SOC 3460 - Law and Society
   •  SOC 3600 - Social Stratification
   •  SOC 3610 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
   •  SOC 3620 - Sociology of Gender
   •  SOC 3630 - Social Movements
   •  SOC 3640 - Urban and Community Sociology
   •  SOC 3650 - Gender and Work
   •  SOC 3800 - Political Sociology
   •  SOC 3810 - Forms and Effects of Mass Communication
   •  SOC 3820 - Social Control of Mass Media
   •  SOC 3830 - Language and Society
   •  SOC 3840 - Corrections and Rehabilitative Institutions
   •  SOC 3850 - Criminal Law and the Courts
   •  SOC 3860 - The Surveillance Society
   •  SOC 3905 - Special Topics in Sociology
   •  SOC 3930 - Field Experience in Sociology
   •  SOC 4000 - Sociological Theory
   •  SOC 4800 - Queer Social Theory
   •  SOC 4950 - Internship in Sociology
   •  SOC 4970 - Applying the Sociological Imagination
   •  SOC 4996 - Independent Study and Research
   •  SOC 4997 - College Teaching Apprenticeship