Sociology (SOC) at Lord Fairfax Community College


         
 
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SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology
Introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology with attention to sociological theory, research methods, and the impact of social inequality. Examines a variety of topics such as culture, race, social class, gender, major social institutions and their role in contemporary society, and the processes of social change.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 200 Detailed Outline
SOC 210 - Survey of Physical and Cultural Anthropology
Examines physical characteristics and lifestyles of human ancestors and present populations. Explores cultures from around the world to study diverse adaptations made by humans.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 211 - Cultural Anthropology
Examines the origins, development, research, diversification and evolution of human cultures. Includes exposure to the variability of both Western and Non-Western aspects of culture. Provides an introduction to the nature of culture and its relationship to various social institutions and societies. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 211 Detailed Outline
SOC 218 - Family Violence
Examines occasions and reasons family relationships do not work. Includes types of family violence, and its prevention.
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 225 Detailed Outline
SOC 266 - Race and Ethnicity
Considers race and ethnicity as social constructs that deeply affect personal experience and social institutions. Examines the relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with larger society including ideas of racial inequality both individually and systemically. Introduces significant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 266 Detailed Outline
SOC 268 - Social Problems
Introduces the fundamental concepts underlying social problems construction with attention to how these problems are defined, understood and arbitrated. Examines a variety of topics such as researching social problems and policymaking.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 268 Detailed Outline