Lisa Broidy, Chairperson
Social Science Building, Room 1103
MSC05 3080
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-2501, FAX (505) 277-8805

Distinguished Professor
Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Ph.D., University of Colorado (Boulder)

Kristin Barker, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Lisa Broidy, Ph.D., Washington State University
Nancy Lopez, Ph.D., City University of New York
Christopher Lyons, Ph.D., University of Washington
Richard L. Wood, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Assata Zerai, Ph.D., University of Chicago 

Associate Professors
Georgiann Davis, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Chicago)
Jessica Goodkind, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Kimberly Huyser, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Noah Painter-Davis, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Ranita Ray, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Reuben Thomas, Ph.D., Stanford University
Owen Whooley, Ph.D., New York University

Assistant Professors
Maricarmen Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, Ph.D., Rice University
Kiwoong Park, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Daniel Ragan, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Eli Wilson, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Professors Emeriti
Dodd H. Bogart, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Beverly H. Burris, Ph.D., New York University
Richard M. Coughlin, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Pedro David, Ph.D., Indiana University
Phillip B. Gonzales, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Jane C. Hood, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Roberto Ibarra, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Gary D. LaFree, Ph.D., Indiana University|
Philip A. May, Ph.D., University of Montana
Gilbert W. Merkx, Ph.D., Yale University
Arthur St. George, Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
Paul D. Steele, Ph.D., University of Texas
Susan B. Tiano, Ph.D., Brown University
Nelson P. Valdes, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., M.D., Harvard University


The student interested in sociology and related specializations should take both SOC1 1110 and 380. These courses are recommended for all beginning students and are required for a major or minor in Sociology and a major in Criminology. Most higher level courses specify one or both of these introductory courses as prerequisites.

Normally, students should follow the introductory courses with at least one or two 2000-level courses before attempting more advanced courses. In some areas there is a progression from less to more advanced courses and following such progressions is strongly recommended even when the lower level course is not explicitly listed as a prerequisite for the higher level course.

Note that courses applied toward a major degree may not be used for any of the minor degree programs. In cases of overlapping required or elective courses, students must take additional courses as approved by the sociology undergraduate advisor. 


SOCI 1110. Introduction to Sociology. (3)

SOCI 1996. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)

SOCI 2120. Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems. (3)

SOCI 2210. Sociology of Deviance. (3)

SOCI 2310. Contemporary Social Problems. (3)

SOCI 2315. The Dynamics of Prejudice. (3)

SOCI 2996. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)

SOCI 305 . Environmental Sociology. (3)

SOCI 307 . Nonviolent Alternatives. (3)

SOCI 308. Sociology of Gender. (3)

SOCI 310. Sociology of Aging and the Aged. (3)

SOCI 312. Causes of Crime and Delinquency. (3)

SOCI 325. Couples, Family and Friendship. (3)

SOCI 326. Sociology of New Mexico. (3)

SOCI 328. Sociology of Native Americans. (3)

SOCI 331. Social Movements. (3)

SOCI 340. Sociology of Medical Practice. (3)

SOCI 346. Health and Social Inequalities I. (3)

SOCI 347. Health and Social Inequalities II. (3)

SOCI 351. The Urban Community. (3)

SOCI 354. Introduction to Latin American Society I: Social Sciences. (3)

SOCI 371. Sociological Theory. (3)

SOCI 380. Introduction to Research Methods. (3)

SOCI 381L. Sociological Data Analysis. (4)

SOCI 398. Special Topics in Sociology. (3, no limit Δ)

SOCI 399. Advanced Undergraduate Workshop in Sociology. (3)

SOCI 412. Sociology of Police and Social Control. (3)

SOCI 414. Sociology of Corrections. (3)

SOCI 415. Inequality and Power. (3)

SOCI 416. Sociology of Law. (3)

SOCI 418. Selected Topics in Criminology. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

SOCI 419. Peers, Groups, and Gangs [Social Networks and Crime]. (3)

SOCI 420. Race and Inequality. (3)

SOCI 421. Sociology of Education. (3)

SOCI 422. Sociology of Religion. (3)

SOCI 423. Women, Gender, and Crime. (3)

SOCI 424. Race, Class and Crime. (3)

SOCI 425. Crime Through the Life Course. (3)

SOCI 426. Drugs, Crime and Social Control. (3)

SOCI 427. Sociology of Madness. (3)

SOCI 428 . Sociology of Mexican Americans. (3)

SOCI **430 . Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class for Social Policy. (3)

SOCI 452. Community Organizing and the Struggle for Justice in America. (3)

SOCI *478. Seminar in International Studies. (3)

SOCI 488. Field Observation and Experience. (3, may be repeated once Δ)

SOCI 490. Directed Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

SOCI 491. Directed Study in Criminology. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

SOCI 499. Senior Honors Thesis. (3)

SOCI 500. Classical Sociological Theory. (3)

SOCI 501. Knowledge and Power. (3)

SOCI 507 . Topics in Sociological Theory. (3, no limit Δ)

SOCI 510. Social and Political Movements. (3)

SOCI 512. Political Sociology. (3)

SOCI 513. Constructing and Analyzing Contemporary Sociological Theory. (3)

SOCI 515. Criminological Theory. (3)

SOCI 518. Special Topics in Criminology. (3)

SOCI 520. Racial and Ethnic Relations. (3)

SOCI 521. Sociology of Education. (3)

SOCI 523. Proseminar. (1)

SOCI 528 . Sociology of Mexican Americans. (3)

SOCI 530. Social Science Writing and Publishing. (3)

SOCI 531. Sociology Teaching Seminar. (3)

SOCI 533. Critical Race Gender and Class: Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory for Inquiry and Praxis. (3)

SOCI 540. Medical Sociology and Health Policy. (3)

SOCI 551–552. Problems. (2-3, no limit Δ; 2-3, no limit Δ)

SOCI 580. Methods of Social Research. (3)

SOCI 581. Advanced Social Statistics I. (3)

SOCI 582. Advanced Social Statistics II. (3)

SOCI 585. Qualitative Research Methods. (3)

SOCI 595. Special Topics in Sociology. (3, no limit Δ)

SOCI 596. Professional Paper. (1-6, no limit Δ)

SOCI 599 . Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)

SOCI 696. Reading in Sociology. (1-6, no limit Δ)

SOCI 699 . Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)

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