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SOC 101 (3)
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)
Theory and dynamics in domestic violence. Defining spouse abuse, exploring origins, and the impact on children and family. Three lecture.
SOC 130 (3)
Sociological, biological, psychological, and cultural factors that influence human sexuality with an emphasis in social constructions, ethics, gender roles, reproduction, and changing values in contemporary society. Three lecture.
SOC 140 (3)
Marriage and the Family in the United States
Institutions and systems of kinship, marriage, family, 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 capstone 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)
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 and 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 Beginning Fall 2015
Deviance in the United States emphasizing the study of deviance through topics and perspectives including social control, traditional and social constructionist studies, deviant careers, and career deviance. Additionally, the course will examine the crime and deviance by evaluating social norms, conformity, anomie, alienation, culture, and social constructionism. This examination will focus on the relationship between social constructions of deviance and crime while investigating various institutions and crime. Three lecture.
SOC 289 (3)
Student's opportunity to gain experience in the application of knowledge and skills as it relates to sociology in an appropriate setting. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and SOC 101. Co-requisite: ENG 101. One to six variable lab.
SOC 198/298 (1–6)
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.