Sociology Undergraduate Courses

(All courses carry 4 credits unless otherwise noted.)

103 Social Problems (SBU) 

105 Self, Society and Interpersonal Relations (SB)

106 Race, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity (SBU)

107 Contemporary American Society (SBU)

110 General Introduction to Sociology (SBU)

204 Labor and the Global Economy (SB)

212 Elementary Statistics (R2)

213 Data Collection and Analysis

220 Sociology of American Culture

222 The Family (SBU)

223 Work & Society (SBU)

224 Social Class Inequality (SBU)

240 Sociology of the Asian American Experience

241 Criminology

242 Drugs and Society (SB)

244 Sociology of Immigration (SBU)

245 Race & Society (SBU)

248 Conformity & Deviance

252 Introduction to Human Rights

261 Population Studies (R2)

262 Globalization and Inequality

271 The Global City

281 Society & the Individual (SB)

283 Gender & Society 

287 Sexuality & Society (SBU)

288 Introduction to Latin American Society

291-297 Special Topics
Different seminars are offered under this general topic each semester. Please see the Sociology Department during preregistration week for the most up-to-date information on these courses.

301 Writing in Sociology

302 Foundations of Sociological Theory (IE)

313 Survey Design and Analysis (R2) (3credits)

314 Field Research Methods

316 Environment and Society

321 Sociology of Religion (SBU)

322 Sociology of Education (SBU)

323 Sociology of Law

325 Political Sociology 

326 Asian Americans: Media and Pop Culture

328 Introduction to Social Work

329 Social Movements

330 Asian American and Inequalities

331 Food and Labor

334 Sociology of International Crises & Disasters

335 Radical Movements

341 Social Welfare (3 credits)

342 Deviance and Social Order

343 Hate Crime

344 Gender and Crime

345 Juvenile Delinquency

346 Communities and Crime

347 Corporate Crime

349 Race, Class, and Crime

350 Policing and Surveillance

351 Social Networks and Analysis

352 Media, Technology, and Society

353 Sociology of Medicine

356 Social Forces, Health, and Lifecourse

​357 The Wire & Urban Inequality

360 Urban Sociology

361 Demography of Minority Groups

364 Sociology of Mental Health

381 Racism at Work

382 Sociology of Childhood

384 Sociology of Love

385 Gender and Family

386 Complex Organizations (3 credits)

388 Gender and Globalization

389 Sexuality by the Numbers

391-397 Special Topics
Different seminars are offered under this general topic each semester. Please see the Sociology Department during preregistration week for the most up-to-date information on these courses.

420 Getting a Job: Social Forces Behind Modern Economy

424 Sex Works in Global Perspectives

430 Next Steps: Preparing for Life After UMass (1 credit seminar - does not count toward major requirements)

461 Seminar on Race & Racism

491-497 Special Topics
Different seminars are offered under this general topic each semester. Please see the Sociology Department during preregistration week for the most up-to-date information on these courses.