Sociology - CEA Courses
SOC310 Oenology: The History, Culture and Business of Wine
In this introductory survey and analysis of the history, culture and business of the French wine industry, practical knowledge and onsite experience help you understand and appreciate one of Europe’s oldest international, commercial, and gastronomic ventures. Wine topics include terroir, classifications, production, marketing, purchasing, government legislation, and tasting. Additional fee applies. Credits: 3
SOC313 Food Fight! The Business, Politics & Ethics of Eating
This interdisciplinary course explores how contemporary production and consumption of world-sourced foods challenges the diet, nutrition, and health of world populations which, in turn, requires us to re-evaluate the local food choices we make as well as the ethical basis we use to make them. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in Business, Sociology, Politics, Global Studies, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, or Nutrition. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3.
SOC314 Fashion! A Mirror of Our Times
This course examines the role fashion plays in defining personal images and investigates how modern society perceives, produces and consumes fashion. The business of fashion, the sociology of style and identity, the history of design and designers, and the image of fashion as conveyed through contemporary media are all considered. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in sociology, business, cultural studies or with approval of the instructor. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as MKT334.
SOC320 Living Italy: Contemporary Culture & Society
This course is an interactive introduction to life and culture in modern Italy, exploring a range of contemporary themes that characterize and define its national characteristics. Students learn by analyzing and evaluating real life experiences, broad social issues such as politics, gender, class and religion, as well as urban trends like fashion and pop culture, fast food, the use of language, and the Italian family. Additional fee applies. Credits: 3
Also offered as: ITA350 Living Italy: Contemporary Culture & Society taught in Italian
SOC321 Social Media: Digital Identity & the Virtual Community
This interactive course analysis the theory and practice of virtual communities and online social networks, requiring that you build and evaluate online communities. Drawing on Florentine companies and networks, it focuses on the meaning of community, networking, identity and journalism in the ever-changing social media world and asks how we participate in healthy communities in the age of many-to-many media. Prerequisites: None. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3.
SOC322 Global Health & Healing
This interdisciplinary course surveys systems of health and healing across cultures and the divergent ideas about the nature and cause of illness. Study in a foreign city allows you to investigate experientially seminal institutions in the history of modern healthcare and medical science. Prerequisites: Two 100 or one 200 level courses in Sociology, Anthropology, or Health Sciences. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3
SOC330 Cultural Values & Stereotypes: Spain & the U.S.
This course delves beyond the simple comparative and practical approach to understanding stereotypes. It is designed to enhance overall intercultural competence and interpersonal/cultural communication between people of diverse cultures, with an emphasis on cultural identity, patterns, attitudes, values and nonverbal behaviors. Credits: 3
SOC331 Social Psychology
This course explores the main theoretical contributions in the field of Social Psychology and explores contemporary examples and intercultural case studies of particular value to students studying abroad. The course is structured in six modules pertaining to the main areas of the discipline. Prerequisites: One course in General Psychology, General Sociology or equivalent. Language of instruction: English. Additional fees do not apply. Credits: 3 Cross listed a PSY 331
SOC351 Gay Buenos Aires: Gender, Sexuality & the City
Addressing contemporary issues of gender and sexuality in Argentina and using a variety of literary, theoretical and cinemagraphic sources, this course presents an overview of sexual politics and homosexuality and examines this subject in the context of Buenos Aires from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Prerequisites: One course in gender studies, sociology, history of Latin America, an equivalent course, or with the approval of the academic advisor. Language of instruction: English. Additional fees apply. Credits: 3.
SOC361 Spanish Youth Since 1975: Challenge & Achievement
This course examines expressions and representations of Spanish youth since the death of Franco in 1975 and surveys consequential social issues such as drug and alcohol use, housing, joblessness, political activism, education reform, and family life. The course employs popular culture, history, literature, film and sociological research to gain access to the heart and mind of Spain’s youth today. Prerequisites: None. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as CUL361.
SOC362 Paris: Culture, Identity & Citizenship in the City
This interdisciplinary course explores the challenges minority communities face in Paris and its suburbs as they strive to integrate into a secular state such as France and then evaluates how effectively they have been incorporated into the French political, economic, societal and cultural mainstream. Prerequisites: One introductory course in any of the above subject areas or with the approval of the instructor. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as CUL362.
SOC396 International Service Learning: Society, Inequality& Social Exclusion
This international service learning course focuses on social issues confronting globalized cities: social inequality and exclusion. Contributing to finding solutions to such endemic problems, you complete volunteer work at community-based organizations while simultaneously pursuing theoretical coursework and independent sociological research related to your service learning placement. Prerequisites: Two years of university study & advanced language skills in the host tongue. You must also provide a letter of motivation and an academic letter of reference in support of your participation in this course. Language of instruction: English and host language. Credits: 3.