SOC 101 (3)      

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Introduction to Sociology 

Fundamental concepts of social organization, culture, race, ethnicity, socialization, social institutions, and social change. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness.   

 

SOC 125 (3)

Domestic Violence 

Theory and dynamics in domestic violence. Defining spouse abuse, exploring origins, and the impact on children and family. Three lecture. 

 

SOC 130 (3)

Human Sexuality 

Sociological, biological, psychological, and cultural factors which influence human sexuality, including ethics, gender roles, and changing values in contemporary society. Three lecture. 

 

SOC 140 (3) 

Marriage & the Family in Contemporary America 

Institutions and systems of kinship, marriage, family grouping, child rearing and status placement are studied. General Education:  Social and Behavioral Sciences, Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three Lecture. 

 

SOC 210 (4)

Sociology of Gender

This captstone course will identify and critically examine contemporary social issues related to the theories of gender development; examination of social, cultural, political and economic conditions affecting the experience of gender, and exploration of issues involved in the different roles and expectations placed on women and men in various cultures at different periods in history, with particular emphasis on the contemporary U.S. culture.  Various sociological perspectives namely functionalism, conflict theory, interactionist perspective, feminism, and social constructionism are to be utilized in approaching gender in the U.S. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness and Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry. Prerequisite: *ENG 101 & SOC 101. Pre/Co-requisite: *ENG 102. Three lecture.

 

SOC 215 (3)      

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Race & Ethnic Relations 

Sociological perspectives and theories on race and ethnic relations including: contemporary and historical racial and ethnic intergroup relations, cultural origins, developments, and problems experienced by minority groups. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness. Three lecture.

 

SOC 220 (3)

Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to the fields within the area of social work through a study of the disciplines of social case work, social group work, and community organization and opportunities to experience the various techniques of practice within each discipline. Prerequisite: *ENG 101. Three lecture.

 

SOC 230 (3)

Sociology of Media & Film 

Overview of sociological concepts and perspectives as they relate to media and film; examination of social, cultural, political and economic conditions affecting the various cultures at different periods in history, with particular emphasis on contemporary American culture. Three lecture.

 

SOC 235 (3)

Sociology of Deviance

Deviance in the U.S., emphasizing the study of deviance through topics and perspectives such as: social control, traditional and social constructionist studies, deviant careers, and career deviance. Additionally, the course will examine the construction of criminals, types of crime and criminals, theories and factors in crime causation, the impact of crime on society and the individual, and the relationship between social variables and crime. Three lecture.

 

SOC 250 (4)

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Contemporary Social Problems 

This capstone course will identify and critically examine contemporary social problems in the United States, using various sociological perspectives namely functionalism, conflict theory,  interactionist perspective, and social constructionism.   Prerequisite:  SOC 101. Pre.Co-requisite: *ENG 102, General Education:  Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Special Requirements:  Intensive Writing/Critical Thinking, Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness.  Four lecture. 

 

SOC 289 (3)

Internship 

Opportunity to gain experience in applying knowledge and skills in an appropriate setting. Three lecture; three lab.

 

SOC 298 (1–6)

Special Topics 

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.  

 

*Course has additional pre or co requisite.

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