Professor D. Paul Johnson, Chairperson.
Professors Curry, Dennis, Hickerson, Lowe, Peek, and Tsai; Associate Professors Dunham, Elbow, Hall, Koch, Matthews, Paine, and Roberts; Assistant Professors Cannon, Crabtree, House, Nisbett, Schneider, Stombler, and Walter; Visiting Faculty Marshall-Gray and Phelps; Adjunct Faculty Benson, E. Johnson and Way; Emeritus Faculty: Campbell, Chandler, and Mayer-Oakes.
This department supervises the following degree programs: SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts; SOCIAL WORK, Bachelor of Arts. In addition, the department participates in the LATIN AMERICAN AND IBERIAN STUDIES program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The department also participates in the women's studies, urban studies, ethnic studies, environmental studies, family life studies, religion studies, Asian studies, and substance abuse studies minor programs. The minimum number of hours required for majors in all baccalaureate programs in the department is a total of 125 hours.
Sociology Program. The Sociology Program includes most of the major substantive areas of the discipline, ranging from interpersonal relations in families and elsewhere to the growth of cities and complex organizations to international relations. Areas of faculty expertise include criminology, marriage and the family, minority relations, gender, gerontology, social psychology, international development, medical sociology, sociology of religion, social research methods, and social theory. A major or minor in sociology is beneficial to students planning careers in a variety of areas, including, for example, business, law, international development, medicine, and social work. Courses in sociology fulfill Core Curriculum requirements in the social and behavioral sciences in Arts and Sciences and the university.
A student majoring in sociology must complete 30 hours in sociology; 18 hours should be advanced. A maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit may be accepted for the major. Specific course requirements are as follows:
I. SOC 1301, 3391, and 3392.
II. At least 6 hours chosen from SOC 3393, 3394, 4391. Students expecting admission to graduate work in sociology should take all three of these courses.
A student minoring in sociology must complete 18 hours of sociology, including SOC 1301. No more than 6 hours of transfer credit will be accepted for the minor.
Students must receive a grade of C or better in each sociology course if they wish it to count toward a major or minor in sociology.
The minimum prerequisite that is recommended for all advanced courses is SOC 1301 or consent of instructor, unless otherwise indicated in the course description. Freshmen and sophomores who wish to take an advanced course are additionally required to obtain the consent of the instructor in writing.
Teacher Education. Sociology may be used as a teaching field for a secondary teaching certificate, requiring a minimum of 24 hours course work. For specific courses, consult the education advisor of the department in Room 158, Holden Hall.
Anthropology Program. The Anthropology Program reflects the broad scope of the discipline, including the four areas of sociocultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. Well-equipped laboratories promote research in archaeology and physical anthropology. The Summer Field School in Archaeology and field trips in Texas and the surrounding region are a highlight of the curriculum. Sociocultural anthropology includes special emphasis on the multicultural U. S. and on Latin America.
A student majoring in anthropology must complete 31 semester hours in anthropology, including ANTH 2100, 2300, 2301, 2302 (or 1301), 3303 or 3308, 3345, 3305 or 3351, and 3310 or 3311. A maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit may be accepted for the major. With prior departmental approval, 3 advanced hours in related disciplines may be counted toward the major. A minor in anthropology consists of 18 hours, with at least 6 hours in upper-level courses. No more than 6 hours of transfer credit will be accepted for the minor. A grade of C or better must be received in each anthropology course by those working for a major or minor in the subject. No more than 6 hours of individual studies or field courses may be credited to the major.
Anthropology courses provide distribution credit in three areas of Arts and Sciences: humanities, natural science, and social and behavioral sciences. Courses so indicated give humanities or natural science credit; some others give social and behavioral sciences credit. In addition, anthropology courses fulfill a variety of humanities and social science requirements in other colleges of the university. Students in these colleges should check with advisors in their major departments to learn which anthropology courses will fulfill their college and Core Curriculum requirements.
Teacher Education. ANTH 1301 partially fulfills the multicultural requirement for teacher certification in Texas. Anthropology courses can also be used in the broad field of the social science program for certification.
Social Work Program. The degree program in social work is accredited at the baccalaureate (B.A.) level by the Council on Social Work Education. The curriculum is based on the generalist social worker model and the application of an ecosystems and strengths perspective. The generalist model of social work practice does not attempt to educate the graduate for a specific social work job or field of employment; instead, our graduates are prepared to work in a wide variety of social service settings with diverse populations and their problems. The program is designed to prepare the graduate for entry into social work at the beginning level of professional social work practice in public, private, and voluntary social agencies. The curriculum may serve as a preparatory foundation for those interested in and qualified to continue their study at the MSW degree level.
The social work curriculum covers the areas of social services and policy (S W 2301 and 4311), human behavior and the social environment (S W 3311 and 3312), social work practice (S W 3331, 3332, 3333, and 3334), evaluation and research (S W 3339), and an educationally directed field practicum (S W 4340 and 4611). The curriculum is based in the liberal arts, including the humanities, and social, behavioral, and biological sciences (including one semester4 hoursof human biology). The overall curriculum is comprised of the specific Core Curriculum requirements of the university, as enhanced by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Along with a major of 36 semester hours social work majors generally complete a minor in sociology. The content for the minor in sociology will consist of 18 semester hours of required and elective courses (obtain list from advisor) taken from three specific content areas. Students able to demonstrate that a different minor in the area of human behavior will more appropriately supplement their career goals may have a different minor approved by the social work faculty advisor. Students may see the social work advisor for a list of possible alternative minors and their requirements. Students selecting an alternative minor will have an adjunct course requirement in sociology (see advisor for options). Regardless of minor selected, SOC 1301 is a perquisite for SW 2301. There is also an adjunct requirement of SOC 3324 or 3337 which may be included in the sociology minor but is required regardless of minor.
Individuals intending to go into social work and who are entering the university as freshmen or transfer students with less than 32 hours should declare sociology as their major on their admissions application. Students should take the prerequisite of SOC 1301, Introduction to Sociology, during the first year but must take it prior to enrollment in the first social work courses. Students will normally begin the social work curriculum in the sophomore year taking S W 2301 and 3311 in the fall semester and S W 3312 and 3331 in the spring semester. Application for admission to the social work degree program will occur at the end of the semester in which S W 3311 is taken.
Individuals wishing to change their major to social work and who are currently enrolled in the university must have completed 30 semester hours. The student should complete the prerequisite SOC 1301 and at the first available opportunity enroll in S W 2301 and 3311, then at the end of that semester complete the application for admission to the social work degree program. Individuals transferring (with more than 32 semester hours) from a junior college or a four year institution should declare social work as a major on their admissions application. Individuals transferring into the social work program who have not yet taken any social work courses should follow the procedure described in the information relating to change of majors. Individuals transferring to the social work program will be limited to a maximum of 9 semester hours of social work transfer courses if taken in a CSWE accredited program (S W 3333 and 3334 must be taken at Texas Tech).
Requirements for Social Work Major
A student must have completed 30 semester hours of college or university course work from the Core Curriculum requirements of the university:
(b) 15 semester hours from: Foreign languages, oral communication, technology and applied sciences, fine arts, humanities, and natural sciences (the course in human biology may be selected from BIOL 1402, ANTH 2300 and 2100, ZOOL 2403, or an equivalent course).
In addition to the above requirements a student must:
(b) Have completed SW 2301 and 3311 with a minimum grade of C.
(c) Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 may be provisionally admitted but must receive at least a B in either S W 2301 or 3311).
The social work division provides a variety of courses useful to individuals with career plans in the human services areas or related fields. The courses will provide the student with an introduction to the field of social work and the social welfare system, the human behavior content required of human service workers, research and evaluation skills needed, and social welfare policy analysis skills. Students interested in social work as a minor will enroll in 18 semester hours (the following courses are required but substitution may be necessary): SW 2301-Introduction to the Social Welfare Institution; SW 3311-Human Behavior and the Social Environment I; SW-3312 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II; S W-3331 Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations or SW-3332 Social Work Practice: Interaction Skills; SW 3339-Social Work Research and Evaluation; and SW-4311-Social Policy and Social Welfare Legislation. Some social work practice courses (S W 3333, and 3334) and field practicum courses (S W 4340 and 4611) are restricted to social work majors only.
Courses in Sociology. (SOC)
1301. Introduction to Sociology (3:3:0). Human group behavior, influence on the individual, and relationships of individuals to each other as members of groups. [SOCI 1301]
1320. Current Social Problems (3:3:0). Problems in basic social institutions as marriage and the family, community, economy, government, education, health and welfare, recreation, etc. [SOCI 1306]
2331. The Sociology of Marriage (3:3:0). History, present status, and current problems of the marriage institution. [SOCI 2301] (W S 2331)
3311. Socialization (3:3:0). The process whereby individuals learn to behave in accordance with the prevailing standards of their culture, emphasizing the family as the primary socialization unit.
3324. American Minority Problems (3:3:0). Sociological analysis of the major racial and ethnic groups in the present United States.
3325. Women in the Modern World (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SOC 1301. Course treats women as group with unique sex role socialization, work, family, and political experience. Emphasis on women in contemporary United States. (W S 3325)
3331. Sociology of the Family (3:3:0). Changing family life styles, mate roles, parent-child relationships, adoption, abortion, population control, technical-industrial impact on American family unit. (W S 3331)
3332. Sociology of Bureaucracy (3:3:0). Governmental, business, and industrial bureaucracies in international perspective with an emphasis on internal structure, relationship between organization and society, and their impacts on human behavior.
3337. Inequality in America (3:3:0). Inequality as expressed in occupational, class, ethnic, and sexual hierarchies is examined from varying sociological perspectives. (W S 3337)
3348. Sociology of China and Japan (3:3:0). A sociological approach to the peoples and institutions of China and Japan. Emphasis is placed on comparing Chinese and Japanese ways of life vis-'a-vis the American way of life.
3352. Technology and Society (3:3:0). Explores the interrelationships between technology and society, emphasizing the impacts of technology on society and social factors contributing to the development and diffusion of technology.
3383. Alcohol, Drugs, and Society (3:3:0). Analysis of social factors related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
3391. Introduction to Social Research I (3:3:0). Nature of research process; elementary problems of design; data collection and analysis; interpretation of research.
3392. Introduction to Social Research II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SOC 3391. Nature of research process; elementary problems of design; data collection and analysis, interpretation of research.
3393. Development of Sociological Theory (3:3:0). Emergence of systematic sociological theory out of social philosophy; evolution of sociology as a discipline in the late nineteenth century.
3394. Contemporary Sociological Theories (3:3:0). Review of major present-day perspectives on society, including structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism. Occasional consideration of emerging perspectives, such as ethnomethodology, phenomenology, and sociobiology.
4307. Individual Studies in Sociology (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and high scholastic achievement. Independent study. May be repeated for credit.
4311. Sociology of the Person (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SOC 1301. Effects of group membership on individual attributes and behavior; focuses on the influence of experience in primary groups, and positions in social structure.
4316. Social Gerontology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Advanced standing for undergraduates. Theory and research on aging; covering demographic, socio-cultural, economic, individual, and social factors.
4325. Criminology (3:3:0). Crime and deviant behavior as a social process and their regulation in a democratic society.
4327. Juvenile Delinquency (3:3:0). Delinquency is reviewed as a form of deviant behavior. Attention is given to prevalent theories of causation, distribution, and frequency of delinquency, and the treatment, prevention, and control of delinquent patterns of behavior.
4331. Religion and Society (3:3:0). The sociological study of religious groups and beliefs. The reciprocal relationships between religious institutions and society.
4362. Cities and City Life (3:3:0). The modern city in its ecological, cultural, and social aspects.
4381. Sickness, Health, and Society (3:3:0). The sociological study of the medical institution and its interrelationship with other societal institutions. Differential definitions of health and illness.
4382. The Sociology of Mental Illness (3:3:0). Analysis of the problems of mental health and illness from the sociological perspective. Study of sociological approaches to the definition of mental illness; the social epidemiology of mental illness, problems of recognizing and defining conditions of mental illness, and hospital and community treatment of mental illness.
4391. Opinion Polling Analysis (3:3:0). Students use computers in analysis of survey data and write research reports. Open to nonmajors. Computer capability required.
Courses in Anthropology. (ANTH)
1301. Understanding Multicultural America (3:3:0). Introduction to the variety of cultures in America, designed to foster an appreciation for the diversity and integrity of American cognitive, linguistic, and cultural styles. (Fulfills the State Standard requirement in Multicultural Education for education majors.)
2100. Physical Anthropology Laboratory (1:0:3). Corequisite: ANTH 2300. Study of human and nonhuman primate skeletons and fossils; blood types, genetics, anthropometry.
2300. Physical Anthropology (3:3:0). Corequisite: ANTH 2100. Study of human biological evolution and racial variation. Includes principles of human heredity and evolution and discussion of body build, skin color, blood types, and population genetics. [ANTH 2301]
2301. Introduction to Archaeology (3:3:0). An introduction to archaeology and what it has told us about our past, from the earliest beginnings to the birth of civilization.
2302. Cultural Anthropology (3:3:0). An introduction to the study of human culture and its variations in contemporary and recent historic peoples, western and nonwestern. (Honors section and Spanish language section offered in some semesters.) [ANTH 2351]
3300. Anthropology and Contemporary Life (3:3:0). An anthropological approach to topics of current interest in American culture. Content varies. Topics have included anthropology and literature, the writings of Carlos Castañeda, evolution vs. creation, and sex and gender. May be repeated for credit.
3303. World Ethnology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 1301, 2302 or consent of instructor. A survey of world culture areas and culture types, with in-depth use of selected case-studies.
3305. Anthropological Linguistics (3:3:0). A survey of the origins and development of human language, phonological and grammatical characteristics of languages, and distribution and relationship of languages and language families.
3306. Women in Culture and Society (3:3:0). A comparative study of sex and gender in human society; biological and cultural factors which influence women's roles, status, and their contributions to cultural institutions. Counts toward women's studies minor. (W S 3306)
3308. Cultural Ecology (3:3:0). A comprehensive study of the interaction between human communities and their environments, emphasizing the cultural consequences of changes in this ecological relationship.
3310. Human Evolution (3:2:3). Prerequisite: ANTH 2300 or consent of instructor. Study of human origins and evolution as a mammal, primate, and bioculturally adapting species. Emphasizes principles in evolution and systematics and recent discoveries in paleoanthropology.
3311. Human Variation (3:2:3). Prerequisite: ANTH 2300 or consent of instructor. ANTH 3310 is not a prerequisite. Study of human heredity, biodiversity, and adaptations. Survey of the physical and genetic variations of modern populations throughout the world.
3312. Primate Behavior (3:3:0). A survey of the biological and behavioral diversity of nonhuman primates. Emphasizes issues concerning evolution, social organizations, and conservation of prosimians, anthropoids, and hominoids.
3314. Human Ecology and Adaptation (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 1301 or 2300 and 2100, or consent of instructor. Survey of human biological adaptability, the dual inheritance of genes and culture, human survival. emerging infectious disease.
3315. Health, Medicine, and Culture (3:3:0). The anthropology of health; concepts of illness, health, and aging in different cultures, including the role of the healer in the Third World. Recommended for health preprofessionals.
3317. Anthropology, Epidemiology, and Global Health (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 1301 or 2300 and 2100, or consent of instructor. Introduction to communicable-disease epidemiology; covers theory and methods, transmission, surveillance and control, emerging infectious diseases.
3323. Religion and Culture (3:3:0). An examination of the elements of religion: belief systems, sacred symbols, ritual, and shamanism. Emphasis is on primitive religion. Gives humanities credit in Arts and Sciences.
3325. Anthropological Folklore (3:3:0). The role of folklore not only as entertainment but as explanation and validation of ways of life: myth, parable, legend, proverbs, riddles, and fairy tales. Gives humanities credit in Arts and Sciences.
3331. Indians of North America (3:3:0). The experience of Native American peoples from their discovery of the New World to their present status. Incorporates historical and ethnographic approaches; selected case studies.
3332. Peoples of Latin America (3:3:0). The anthropology of Latin America: the high cultures of prehispanic times, the Conquest and colonial periods, and the tribal and peasant peoples of today, including such groups as Amazonian tribesmen, Andean peasants, and Chicanos. Recommended for Latin American and Iberian Studies students.
3341. Laboratory Archaeology (3:0:3). Provides hands-on training in processing and analysis of archaeological materials in the laboratory and exposure to other aspects of archaeological research centered in the lab.
3343. Maya Archaeology (3:3:0). A survey of ancient Maya prehistory and archaeology with special emphasis on religion, world view, iconography, and hieroglyphic writing.
3345. North American Archaeology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 2301 or consent of instructor. A study of the archaeological background of aboriginal Americans with a particular interest in artifacts and art and the architecture of past civilizations.
3346. Ancient Civilizations of Middle and South America (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 2301 or 3304 or 3345 or consent of instructor. The origins, development, and cultural achievements of the great civilizations of Middle and South America: the Incas, Aztecs, Mayas, and their predecessors. Gives humanities credit in Arts and Sciences.
3347. Texas Prehistory (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 2301 or consent of instructor. A comprehensive survey of 12,000 years of human activity in Texas; the major prehistoric sites and findings of archaeological studies.
3348. Introduction to Historical Archaeology (3:3:0). Introduces students to the methods and theories of historical archaeology. The course will focus on the post-1492 era in North and South America.
3351. Language and Culture (3:3:0). An inquiry into the interrelations of language and other aspects of culture; languages as reflecting or actively molding human perception and experience. Gives humanities credit in Arts and Sciences.
3371. Peoples of the Southwest (3:3:0). A survey of this area's cultural heritage, including prehistoric and contemporary Indian peoples, and the immigrant Anglo, Hispanic, and other cultural groups of recent times.
4000. Individual Problems in Anthropology (V1-3). Prerequisite: ANTH 1301, 2300, 2301, or 2302 plus advanced standing and consent of instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit.
4300. History of Anthropology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Survey of main currents in the history of anthropology, with selected readings from major theorists in the field.
4341. Archaeological Methods and Techniques (3:2:3). Prerequisite: ANTH 2301 or consent of instructor. A presentation of the methods and techniques, such as field reconnaissance and site excavation, laboratory analysis, and reporting used by archaeologists to determine and define the ancient human past.
4343. Human Skeletal Biology and Forensic Techniques (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 3310 or 3311. Intensive study of skeletal biology emphasizing subadult and adult morphological variation. Includes analysis of paleopathology, trauma, age sex, and stature estimation.
4345. Paleopathology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 2300, 2100, and 4343, or consent of instructor. This course offers students an appreciation of the dynamic nature of human bone as it relates to the health of prehistoric populations.
4347. Evolution Medicine (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANTH 2300 and 2100 or consent of instructor. Examines human evolutionary biology; biocultural context of health, illness, medicine, and reservoir-vector studies of human infectious diseases.
4372. Society and Culture of Mexico (3:3:0). A survey of contemporary Mexico, emphasizing Indians and other peasant villagers, migrants to the cities, and other groups studied by anthropologists. Study of the cultural processes which have created modern Mexico.
4642. Field Archaeology (6:2:8). Prerequisite: ANTH 2301 and 4341 or consent of instructor. A summer session field school providing instruction in basic archaeological field techniques, including site survey, test excavations, record keeping, mapping, and collection documentation.
Courses in Social Work. (SW)
2301. Introduction to the Social Welfare Institution (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SOC 1301 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the social welfare system: An examination of society's response to human needs and social problems through development of voluntary and governmental social services.
3311. Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3:3:0). Prerequisite or corequisite: SW 2301. A systems, ecology, and strengths perspective for examining the person-environment-in-interaction with emphasis on systemic related behaviors, populations-at-risk, and diversity. (Writing Intensive)
3312. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SW 3311. A systems, ecology, and strengths perspective for understanding human behavior with emphasis on interaction between biological, social, emotional, and cultural systems across the life-span.
3331. Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (3:3:0). Prerequisite: S W 2301 and 3311; corequisite: SW 3312. Integrated approach to theory, values, and skills of social work practice with culturally diverse populations. Emphasisempowering vulnerable populations to fulfill their potential. Social work majors only.
3332. Social Work Practice: Interaction Skills (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SW 2301, 3311, 3312; corequisite: SW 3333. Foundation course in theory and principles of interviewing and professional relationship-building skills for generalist social workers.
3333. Social Work Practice: Macro Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisite: S W 3311; corequisite: SW 3332. Examination of knowledge base and application of intervention skills for generalist social work practice with organizations and communities. Social work majors only.
3334. Social Work Practice: Micro Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SW 3332 and 3333. Examination of knowledge base and application of intervention skills for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, and small groups. Social work majors only.
3339. Social Work Research and Evaluation (3:3:0). Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2300 or SOC 3391 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the cycle and process of social work knowledge building through the scientific approach. Emphasis on designs for evaluation of programs or individual practice.
4311. Social Policy and Social Welfare Legislation (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing. In-depth analysis of the process of social policy and social legislation as it pertains to the field of social welfare and social service delivery systems.
4340. Social Work: Field Placement Integrative Seminar (3:3:0). Prerequisite: SW 3334 and corequisite: SW 4611. A seminar designed to increase the integration of social work knowledge and skills used in the student's individual practice of social work. Social work majors only.
4611. Social Work: Field Experience (6:0:30).
Prerequisite: SW 3334; corequisite: SW 4340. A closely supervised
individual experience in the practice of social work knowledge, methods, and skills in a welfare or related agency. Pass-fail. Social work
majors only. Professional liability insurance required.
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