Fall 2019

SOC 2230: Criminology

1. Explain key concepts related to crime, criminal justice, and race, class, and gender.

2. Relate America’s history of social control and punishment to current crime policies and practices.

3. Critically interrogate news, policies, and reform efforts related to crime.

4. Define and illustrate how crime is socially and historically constructed.

5. Write reflectively on how your social position shapes your experiences with crime, punishment, and safety.

Spring 2019

SOC 1010: Introductory Sociology

  • Instructor: Rose Buckelew
  • TA team: Patrice Wright, Hexuan Zhang
  • Sections taught: Th 8-8:50AM; 9-9:50AM; 1-1:50PM
  • This course will prepare students to think like a sociologist. What sorts of questions do sociologists ask? What methods do they employ? What debates do they engage in? What challenges do they face? What strengths can they contribute to our pursuit of knowledge? These are the sorts of questions students in this course will ask and answer.

Fall 2018

SOC 2230: Criminology

  1. Identify the major elements of criminological theory (classical, positivist, criminogenic, feminist).
  2. List the main institutional components of the criminal justice system.
  3. Critically analyze mainstream media stories about crime, able to identify sources of evidence, recurring themes, and the accuracy of common claims.
  4. Name the major crime data sources and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.