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SOC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
SOC 200 - Principles of Sociology
Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 201 - Introduction to Sociology I
Introduces basic concepts and methods of sociology. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as socialization, group dynamics, gender roles, minority group relations, stratification, deviance, culture, community studies. Includes population, social change, and social institutions (family, education, religion, political system, economic system). Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 202 - Introduction to Sociology II
Introduces basic concepts and methods of sociology. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as socialization, group dynamics, gender roles, minority group relations, stratification, deviance, culture, community studies. Includes population, social change, and social institutions (family, education, religion, political system, economic system). Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 207 - Medical Sociology
Surveys the social, economic, cultural, and individual factors in health and illness. Examines issues of wellness, health-care systems, physician-nurse-patient relationships, medical costs, ethics and policy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 211 - Principles of Anthropology I
Inquires into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures' origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 215 - Sociology of the Family
Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative lifestyles.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 225 - Sociology of Gender
Analyzes influence of major social institutions and socialization in shaping and changing sex roles in contemporary society. Examines differential access to positions of public power and authority for men and women.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
Ability to read in English at the college level.
3 credits
SOC 226 - Human Sexuality
Studies sociological research and theory on sexuality. Includes anatomy and physiology, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual behavior. Also approved for offering as HLT 136.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 235 - Juvenile Delinquency
Studies demographic trends, casual theories, and control of juvenile delinquency. Presents juveniles' interaction with family, schools, police, courts, treatment programs, and facilities. Also approved for ADJ Juvenile curriculum.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 236 - Criminology
Studies research and causal theories of criminal behavior. Examines crime statistics, crime victims, and types of criminal offenses. Introduces role of police, judicial and correctional system in treatment and punishment of offenders. Is also approved for ADJ Criminology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 245 - Sociology of Aging
Introduces study of aging with special emphasis on later stages of the life cycle. Includes theories of aging, historical and comparative settings, social policy, and future trends of aging.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 246 - Death and Society
Analyzes death and its relationship to social behavior and societal institutions. Focuses attention on types of death, bereavement, funerals, estate planning/inheritance, and the student's own responses to these issues.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 252 - Sociology Through Visual Media
Demonstrates the complex intersection of social institutions and structures and individual behavior as portrayed through visual media by focusing on economics, education, class, race, gender, the justice system, the media and politics. Shows how social structures and behavior can result in forms of social stratification.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 266 - Race and Ethnicity
Considers race and ethnicity as social constructs that deeply affect our personal experience and our social institutions. Examines the relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with the larger society, and the ways in which these relationships are constantly changing. Explores the experience of different groups and examines ideas of racial justice and equality. Introduces significant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
Ability to read in English at the college level.
3 credits
SOC 268 - Social Problems
Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems. Includes delinquency and crime, mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual behavior, population crisis, race relations, family and community disorganization, poverty, automation, wars, and disarmament.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits