Sociology (SOC) at Virginia Western Community College


         
 
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SOC 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
SOC 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
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 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 - 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 212 - Principles of Anthropology II
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 II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 215 - Sociology of the Family
Introduces tools to study family life through the sociological lens. Explores a variety of topics including various familial forms, divorce, and domestic violence.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
SOC 215 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.
Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
Prerequisite: Ability to read in English at the college level.
3 credits
SOC 225 Detailed Outline
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 247 - Death and Dying
Studies theoretical, practical, and historical aspects of death. Focuses upon student's own ideas, feeling, and attitudes toward death and dying and the significance and consequences of those attitudes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: divisional approval.
3 credits
SOC 250 - Sociology of Sport
Provides the student with a better understanding of the social processes involved in sports. Looks at how the media, community, tradition, and privilege play an integral role in the participation of sporting events. Covers why sports exist, who plays sports, and what will become of sports in the future.
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 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
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