SOC 385 Criminology

Sociology has been the core field in the study of crime in this century. The course reviews the contributions of sociologists including a comparison of public opinion on crime with the observations which arise from social theory and research on crime. Special features of the course include a review of major issues such as guns and crime, drugs and crime, and capital punishment. Pre-requisite: ENGL 120 - College Composition II or ENGL 121H - Honors Composition II. This course is part of the university's Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines program.