Sociology
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
SOC& 101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduces the sociological perspectives that explain human interaction, social institutions, and social change. Examines these social phenomena from a variety of sociological perspectives, including the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic-interactionist. Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 85 or higher, or a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. [SE, SS]
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCES IN THE U.S.
SOC 121
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Marriage and family experiences will be examined along with other social institutions that affect the marriage and family relationships in a changing U.S. culture. [SE, SS]
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.
SOC 131
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The sociological perspectives of race and ethnicity, including an examination of prejudice and discrimination from the interpersonal to the institutional level. Application of concepts and theories to both historical and current events in the U.S. [SE]
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
SOC 141
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to the world of Islam and Muslim populations. Topics include Islam as a way of life in a socio-cultural context and the ways this religion affects the individual, family, and social life in various Islamic societies. Focus on analyzing Islam both in theory and in practice. [SE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
SOC 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment HDEV 195, 198 or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOC& 201
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Study of the magnitude and consequences of social problems in the US from a sociological perspective and examination of solutions to these problems from a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include: health, work, inequality, family, environment, substance abuse, crime and national security. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SOC 101. [SE, SS]
DEATH AND DYING
SOC 220
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A comprehensive survey of death, dying, bereavement, and other losses and their societal impacts upon people. Various cultural attitudes, traditions and changing values surrounding death and dying will be explored. [SE, SS]
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SOC 230
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introducing historical and current ideas, myths and empirical research regarding domestic partner abuse. Defining abuse and examining cultural, social, family and psychological factors associated with offenders and victims: why, how, who, and what responses have been tried. Prerequisite: SOC& 101 or PSYC& 100 (or SOC 101 or PSYC 101). [SE]
CRIMINOLOGY
SOC 240
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
An introductory examination of crime, deviant behavior and social control. Crime and deviance as social processes. Historical and contemporary explanations of criminological theory. Prerequisite: SOC& 101 or PSYC& 100 (or SOC 101 or PSYC 101). [SE]
SOCIOLOGY: SELECTED TOPICS
SOC 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Varying topics in Sociology as listed in the quarterly class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
SOC 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]