547. Historical Setting of Mormonism. (3:3:0)
551. History of the Early Church to the Fourth Century. (3:3:0)
553. Christian Rites and Liturgy. (2:2:0)
554. Martin Luther, Forerunner of the Restoration. (2:2:0)
555. Comparative World Religions. (2:2:0)
556. Comparative World Religions. (2:2:0)
557. Religions of the Ancient Near East. (2:2:0)
559. The Church in Asia. (2:2:0)
570. Survey of Religious Education. (2:2:0)
571, 572. Methods of Teaching Religion in Secondary Schools. (2:5:0 ea.)
579A,B,C,D,E. Seminar: Gospel Principles in the Scriptures and Church History.
A — Old Testament; B — New Testament; CI — Book of Mormon; D — Doc-
trine and CJovenants; E — Church History.
595R. Graduate Seminar. (1-2:2:0 ea.)
Discussions on religious topics of current interest. Primarily for graduate
students not majoring in religion.
596R. Graduate Seminar. (1-2:2:0 ea.)
Discussions on religious topics of current interest. Primarily for graduate
students not majoring in religion.
624R. Seminar: Doctrine and Covenants. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
628R. Readings in Modern Scripture. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
638R. Readings in Christian Theology. (l-2:Arr.:0 ea.)
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643. Schismatic Movements in Mormon History. (2:2:0)
647. LDS Church History by Travel Study. (2:Arr.:Arr.)
648R. Readings in LDS Church History. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
649R. Seminar: History of Religion. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
653. History of the Papacy. (2:2:0)
654. Reformation jmd Counter-Reformation. (2:2:0)
657. Comparative Studies in American Religions. (3:3:0)
658R. Readings in Christian History. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
659R. Seminar in History of Asian Religion. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
668R. Readings in the History of World Religions. (1-6:1-2:0 ea.)
671. Curriculum of Religion in Secondary Schools. (2:5:0)
672. Religious Curriculum Building for Secondary Schools. (2:5:0) Prerequisite:
673. 674. Methods of Teaching Religion in College. (2:5:0 ea.)
675. Curriculum of Religion in College. (2:5:0)
676. Religious Curriculum Building for Colleges. (2:5:0) Prerequisite: Relig.
677. Problems of Teaching Religion. (1:3:0)
699. Thesis for Master's Degree. (6-9:Arr.:Arr.)
Professors: Ballif (emeritus), Bradford, Christiansen, Duke, Larsen, Peterson
(Chairman, 183 FOB), Smith, Staley, Symons, Warner.
Associate Professors: Blake, Chadwick, Condie, Craig, DeHoyos, Gibbons, Kunz,
Payne, Seggar, Spencer.
Assistant Professors: England, Pearson.
The curriculum of the Department of Sociology is designed to provide (1) training
for students who intend to pursue graduate work in sociology or social work, (2)
preparation for students to enter various social agencies utilizing either applied
sociology or preprofessional social work courses, (3) a background for students
looking for a broad liberal arts education, (4) support for many different academic
departments which have a concern for understanding social behavior, (5) training
in the discipline of sociology for prospective secondary teachers of sociology and
social sciences, and (6) a perspective of social sciences and the role of sociology
as one of the central social sciences.
Majors in Sociology and Social Work
Two majors are offered in the Department of Sociology leading to the Bachelor
of Science degree: sociology and social work. Master's degrees and doctor's
degrees in sociology are also available.
While graduate students working toward the Master of Science degree may not
specialize in a specific field, doctoral students may. Doctoral students must major
in research methods and either major or minor in theory. They have two majors
and two minors.
The department emphasizes the following fields: deviant behavior, social psy-
chology, research methods, social organization, sociological theory, family soci-
ology, sociology of religion, and applied sociology.
The undergraduate curriculum is organized into five distinct tracks. Students
entering the department may select from one of the following: (1) professional
sociology, (2) social work, (3) applied sociology, (4) general sociology, and (5)
secondary teaching. (See Education Department.)
This five-track approach provides students with a great deal of flexibility
as they work out their educational programs in consultation with their advisers.
Students should seek the kind of electives that will enable them to explore
areas supportive of their future occupations.
Professional Sociology. Students who select the professional sociology track should
plan to obtain an advanced degree and become professional sociologists — experts
who will teach, conduct research, consult, etc.
Social Work. The undergraduate major in social work seeks to prepare students
for immediate job placement in beginning-level positions in such agencies as
family services, juvenile court, vocational rehabilitation, adult probation and
parole, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Red Cross, child welfare, mental health, correc-
tions, youth rehabilitation, Community Action, etc. A majority of the positions
are available in county, state, and federal programs and are often subject to
legislative selection and support. With the exception of private agencies, most
positions are subject to and protected by Merit Entrance Examinations. The
curriculum also leads to greater professionalization found in the training of
graduate schools of social work and related disciplines.
Applied Sociology. Students who select the applied sociology track should have
a primary interest in utilizing sociological knowledge in working with people
rather than in producing new knowledge by studying about them. Such diverse
occupational endeavors as community planning, industrial relations, governmental
service, crime control, recreation, and others, might be included under applied
sociology. Students majoring in the applied track will receive training which
prepares them to effect changes in the lives of people. The primary emphasis
of this training is upon bringing about change at the group level rather than at
the level of the individual. Thus the applied sociologist will learn to act as an
agent of change with small groups, organizations, communities, and even regions
or nations, depending upon the type of employment contemplated. Opportunities
for people skilled in the applied sociological knowledge and techniques to the
solution of contemporary problems are available in the United States as well
as in developing nations.
General Sociology. Students who select the general sociology track are, in effect,
selecting sociology in order to provide themselves with a broad liberal arts
background. They should have as some of their occupational goals such areas as
business, work within various social agencies, or even preparation for marriage
and parenthood. This track would also be helpful for students who are preparing
to do further study in law, medicine, or dentistry.
Secondary Teaching. Students who desire to prepare themselves for employment
in secondary schools should select this track. In order to do this, it is necessary
that they be certified. An outline of the requirements for secondary school
certification is given in the Department of Education section of this catalog.
Students should be familiar with the requirements listed there.
Requirements for Majors
Required Core. Students who enter any of the tracks are required to take the
following courses: Sociology 111, 200, 205 or 206, and 211, and other electives
in sociology for a minimum total of 33 hours. All undergraduate social work
and sociology majors are required to pass each core course with a grade of
C (2.00) or higher in order to have these courses count toward completion of
Senior Project. During the senior year, all students are required to complete
a senior project. These classes will provide an opportunity for work experience
in the students' future occupations or professions. The nature of the project
will vary depending upon the particular track selected by the student.
Students taking the professional sociology track will be expected to take
Sociology 497R for two-to-three credit hours. They will work on sociological
research. Students majoring in social work will have six hours of field ex-
perience (Sociology 460R) in selected social service agencies. Students taking the
applied sociology track will be working with agencies on campus or in the
community, under supervision, in positions consistent with their professional
aspirations. Students taking the general sociology track will have one of two
options: (1) a senior thesis, or (2) involvement in senior projects similar to
those completed by students in the professional or applied sociology tracks.
Students who wish to certify as secondary school teachers are required to take
Education 479 for their senior project.
Other Required Courses. In addition to the required core, students majoring in
social work are also required to take the following courses: Sociology 112, 360,
362, 364, and 366. Also, a social work major requires a minor. Suggested minors
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are psychology and CDFR. Other minors are accepted only through consultation
with the student's adviser.
Students selecting the secondary teaching major track are required to take,
in addition to the core courses, Sociology 112, 526, and any three of the follow-
ing courses: 320, 330, 350, and 380. Other courses selected as electives must be
from the list of recommended courses given below.
Recommended Courses: In addition to the required core, each of the other three
tracks has courses which are recommended. Students are encouraged to select
courses that will most adequately prepare them for their future occupations or
Lists of suggested courses for all of the tracks are available from the office of
the Department of Sociology. These lists cover all four years necessary for the
undergraduate degree and include a variety of options students might wish to
111. Introductory Sociology. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Foundation course designed to give groundwork for all sociological study.
Presents general view of how social organization affects human behavior.
112. Modem Social Problems. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Analyzes forces in society which produce such modern social problems as
war, crime, divorce, suicide, race friction, etc., and focuses attention on
alleviation and prevention programs.
115. Applied Sociology. (2:2:0) (G-SS m) Blake, Peterson
Sociological principles and findings in such fields as teaching, business
and industry, nursing, military life, and medicine. Formerly Sociol. 125.
200. Methods of Research in Sociology. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Prerequisites: Sociol. Ill, 205, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Tools of research (surveys, expjerimental design, content analysis, scale
construction) and electronic data processing and analysis. Formerly Sociol.
205. Applied Social Statistics. (3:3:0) Home Study also, (m)
Christiansen, England, Johnson
Elementary statistical procedures, emphasizing descriptive techniques and
interpretation of statistical data. Formerly Sociol. 220.
206. Social Statistics. (3:3:0) Home Study also, (m) Prerequisite: Math. 105 or
equivalent. England, Johnson
Basic statistical procedures, emphasizing inductive techniques. Formerly
211. Sociological Analyses. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Condie, Staley
Different approaches to the analysis of social groups and society.
212. Meta-Sociology. (2:2:0) (G-SS m) England
Methodological problems, patterns of explanation, role of models and
theories, and the issue of freedom and determinism.
223. Racial and Minority Group Relations. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Ballif, Payne, Seggar
Social relations among ethnic, racial, and religious groups. Formerly
245. World Populations. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m) Kunz
The relationship of population factors to important problems encountered
in education, labor, government, and other facets of modem life. Formerly
320. Social Organization. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 111. Bradford,
Analysis of generalizations derived by sociology concerning how social
interactions, groups, institutions, roles, statuses, and culture affect human
behavior. Formerly Sociol. 405.
325. Introduction to the Sociology of Religion. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite:
Sociol. 111. Seggar, Staley
Factors influencing the origin, growth, and organizational development
of religious systems. Formerly Sociol. 317.
329. Medical Sociology. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Sociol. Ill or Psych. 111.
Social epidemiology, the sick role, sociocultural definitions of and re-
sponses to illness, and the organization of medical-health delivery systems.
Formerly Sociol. 580.
330. Theory of Social Change and Modernization. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite:
Sociol. 111. Craig, Larsen, Spencer
Factors, processes, and directions of social change and modernization in
contemporary society from diverse theoretical points of view. Formerly
340. Marriage and the Family in American Society. (2:2:0) Home Study also.
(G-SS m) Bradford
Effects of American society upon successful marriage and family living.
Formerly Sociol. 403.
350. (Sociol.-Psych.) Introduction to Social Psychology. (3:3:0) Home Study also.
(G-SS m) Prerequisite: Sociol. Ill or Psych. 111. Blake, Seggar
Nature of social influences; socialization; concept of norm; role and status;
development of beliefs and attitudes; leadership; group processes.
351. Social Analysis of the Communication Process. (2:2:0)) (G-SS m) Pre-
requisite: Sociol. 111. Blake
Selected social effects of the communication process. Formerly Sociol. 215.
352. Collective Behavior. (2:2:0) (G-SS m) Blake, Larsen
Mass behavior: lynching mobs, riots, and crowds. Formerly Sociol. 348.
357. (Sociol.-Psych.) Interpersonal Growth and Group Processes. (3:1:4) Home
Study also, (m) Spencer
Individual study of the processes that facilitate more effective interper-
sonal relationships and group functioning.
360. Introduction to the Field of Social Work. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Sociol.
Ill or 112. Gibbons, Pearson
Analyzes the institution of social welfare and the profession of social work.
362. Introduction to the Social Services: Individual. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite:
Sociol. 360. Gibbons, Pearson
Basic values, principles, and techniques employed in providing social case-
364. Introduction to the Social Services: Group. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Sociol.
362. Gibbons, Pearson
Philosophy, principles, and dynamics of social group work.
366. Social Legislation. (3:3:0) (m) Pearson
Process and impact of social legislation and law upon social services.
Formerly Sociol. 543.
370. The Sociology of Urban Life. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 111.
Norms, social controls, and social processes in urban social life in both
historical and contemporary perspectives. Formerly Sociol. 426.
380. Deviance and Social Control. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 112.
Theories of deviance; programs for prevention and treatment, with
emphasis on types, techniques, and consequences of social control programs.
Formerly Sociol. 316.
381. Introductory Criminology and Penology. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Nature and extent of criminal behavior; current theory and reseairch
related to causes of crime and treatment of criminals. Formerly Sociol. 380.
383. Juvenile Delinquency. (2:2:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m) Prerequisite:
Sociol. 111. DeHoyos, Smith, Symons
Lawlessness of children and adolescents: causation, treatment, prevention,
386. Organized Crime. (2:2:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisites: Sociol. Ill, 381 or 383.
Presents historical background for the development of organized crime
in the United States. Ck)nsiders proposals for prevention.
389. Social Aspects of Mental Health. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (G-SS m)
Personality disorders and emotional maladjustments which originate in
group life; social causation, treatment, and prevention of mental ills.
390R. Special Topics in Contemporary Sociology. (1-3:1-3:0 ea.) (G-SS m) Pre-
requisite: consent of instructor.
Course content varies from year to year.
398R. People and Cultures around the World. (l-3:Arr.:Arr. ea.) Limited to
participants in BYU Travel Study programs.
Analyzes the principal sociological aspects of those societies included in
the BYU Travel Study tours. Formerly Sociol. 300.
411. Development of Sociological Theory. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisites:
Sociol. 200 and 211. DeHoyos, Duke
Development of prominent sociological theories and the contributions of
outstanding theorists. Formerly Sociol. 404.
412. Contemporary Theory. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisites: Sociol. 200, 211, and
411. DeHoyos, Duke
Contributions to and trends in sociological theory since 1950.
421. Complex Organizations. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisites: Sociol. 200 and
Theoretical approaches and empirical studies of complex organizations
such as industries, military, university systems, hospitals, etc. Formerly
430. Planned Change. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 330. Spencer
Prescriptive models and strategies of planned change.
441. Sociology of Aging. (2:2:0) (G-SS m) Bradford
Demographic factors, political implications, agencies serving the older
citizens, and role of community in solving problems of aging. Formerly
460R. Senior Field Experience in Social Work, (3:2:6 ea.) Prerequisites: nine
hours of sociology plus Sociol. 360 and 362 or 364 (360 not to run con-
Practical experience in social service agencies plus seminars to examine
the relationship between theoretical concepts and practice.
471. Community Organization, Action, and Planning. (2:2:0) Home Study also.
(G-SS m) Prerequisites: Sociol. 200 and 211. Larsen, Staley
Techniques and methods for organizing community resources for the
achievement of objectives. Formerly Sociol. 449.
475. The Sociology of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality. (3:3:0)
(G-SS m) Prerequisites: Sociol. 200 and 211. Warner
Sociological factors in the development, use, and administration of natural
resources, and programs related to environmental quality.
497R. Senior Project. (1-3:1-3:2-6 ea.) Prerequisites: Sociol. 200, 211, and nine
additional upper-division hours in sociology.
Participation in research project, or consultant to an applied program,
or senior thesis. Formerly Sociol. 491.
504. Mathematical Sociology. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Math. 105.
Mathematical techniques of simulating and modeling social processes.
515. Sociology of Leisure. (2:2:0) (m) Blake
Recreation and other leisure activities of various social groupings, and
factors related to participation in them. Formerly Sociol. 551.
522. Social Stratification. (3:3:0) I*rerequisite: Sociol. 111. DeHoyos, Duke
Status, class, and power systems in various societies. Formerly Sociol.
525. Sociology of Religion. (2:2:0) Home Study also, (m) Seggar, Staley
Influences of social factors in the development of various religious
systems. Formerly Sociol. 516.
526. Sociology of Education. (2:2:0) (G-SS m) Craig, Smith
Social origins of goals and curricula; theories of change and control; and
the nature of achievement in education. Formerly Sociol. 512.
527. Political Sociology. (3:3:0) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: Sociol. Ill or consent
of instructor. England
Power and decision-making in social groups; social bases of government
and political behavior; relationship of governmental institutions to other
societal institutions. Formerly Sociol 501.
530. (Sociol.-Psych.) Theory and Research in Social Psychology. (3:3:0) Pre-
requisite: Sociol. -Psych. 350. Larsen, Seggar
Current theory and research in social psychology, with emphasis on
understanding the individual and his interpersonal interaction.
535. Social Change and Modernization in Latin America. (2:2:0) (m) Pre-
requisite: Sociol. 211 or consent of instructor. Craig, Spencer
Impact of improving communications, social movements, relations with
the outside world, population growth, and education on the social structure
of Latin America. Formerly Sociol. 571.
536. Urbanization and Industrialization in Latin America. (2:2:0) (G-SS m)
Prerequisite: Sociol. 535 or consent of instructor. Craig, Spencer
Factors which inhibit or enhance urbanization and industrialization in
Latin America and their relationship to modernization.
537. Rural Social Development in Latin America. (2:2:0) (m) Prerequisite:
Sociol. Ill or 112 or consent of instructor. Craig, Spencer
Planned social change for contemporary peasant and Indian society in
private and public rural programs. Formerly Sociol. 572.
540. The Family Institution. (2:2:0) (m) Bradford, Christiansen
The family in several different societies, and problems created by various
family systems. Formerly Sociol. 560.
545. Demographic Analysis. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Sociol. 245. Kunz
Formerly Sociol. 623.
552. Personality: Culture and Society. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Sociol. Ill or
Psych. 111. DeHoyos, Staley
The role of culture and society in the forming and functioning of per-
sonality. Compares various peoples and cultures.
555. (Sociol.-Psych.) Group Dynamics. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 350.
581. Seminar in Criminal Behavior Systems. (2:2:0) (m) Prereqmsites: Sociol.
Ill and 381. Smith, Symons
Research and theory concerning criminal typologies. A diagnostic course
to complement Sociol. 582. Formerly Sociol. 590.
582. Seminar in Crime Causation and Treatment. (2:2:0) (m) Prerequisites:
Sociol. Ill and 381. Smith, Symons
Major causes of crime and prevalent theory and techniques of treatment
of criminals. Formerly Sociol. 591.
590R. Special Topics in Sociology. (1-3:1-3:0 ea.) (G-SS m) Prerequisite: consent
595R. Directed Readings. (1-3:0:2-6 ea.) (m)
597R. Special Research Problems. (1-3:0:2-6 ea.) (m)
Formerly Sociol. 561.
600. Advanced Research Methods. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 200 or con-
sent of instructor. Johnson
Investigation of sociological data; field projects. Formerly Sociol. 597.
601. Seminar in Survey Research. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Sociol. 200 or equivalent;
graduate standing in sociology or allied discipline. Johnson
Survey research as a specific research technique of the behavioral sciences,
with emphasis on research and sampling designs. Formerly Sociol. 697.
606. Intermediate Statistics. (3:3:0) (m) Prerequisite: Sociol. 206. England
Hyi>othesis testing and decision making for sociologists. Formerly Sociol.
610. Seminar in Contemporary Sociological Theory. (2:2:0) Prerequisites: Sociol.
411 and 412. DeHoyos, Duke
Recent developments in theory, including structural-functionalism, conflict
theory, general systems theory, exchange theory, and symbolic interaction-
ism. Formerly Sociol. 690.
611. Seminar in Sociological Theory Building. (2:2:0) Prerequisite: Sociol. 610.
Formerly Sociol. 691. Peterson
612. Seminar in the Development of Sociological Theory. (2:2:0) Prerequisite:
Sociol. 610. Duke
Contributions of sociological theorists, including Durkheim, Weber, Pareto,
and Simmel, to sociological theory development. Formerly Sociol. 698.
623. Problems in Race Relations. (2:2:0) Chadwick
Formerly Sociol. 686.
630. (Sociol.-Psych.) Attitude Change. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: graduate standing or
consent of instructor. Blake, Larsen
Theoretical approaches to the study of attitude development, change, and
assessment, including a focus on both individual and mass persuasion.
635. Problems in Latin American Social Development. (2:2:0) Craig, Spencer