Sociology (SOC) at Piedmont Community College


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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 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 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 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 252 Detailed Outline
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 266 Detailed Outline
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