2017-2018 Catalog

SOC - SOCIOLOGY

SOC 1000 SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

An introduction to the concepts, methods and applications of sociology. The course deals with topics such as culture, the group and the individual, socialization and sex roles, deviance and subcultures, social class, education and social mobility, inequality and poverty, racism and sexism, the family, religion, the economy and the policy.

3

SOC 1080 INTRO TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

An introduction to key issues in women's studies. A topic examination of women's participation in and relationship to institutions of society such as family and school, as well as processes and activities, such as work, art, and politics in historical and cross cultural analysis.

3

SOC 1100 SOCIAL PROBLEMS

An applicaiton of basic sociological concepts and methods to an analysis of contemporary social problems such as crime and justice; violence - rape, child beating and questions of gun control; health care crisis; deviant sexuality; alcohol and other drug abuse; mental health problems; AIDS; human impact on the environment; and the nuclear peril.

3

SOC 2000 INTRO TO SOCIAL WORK

This course introduces social work and social welfare through an overview of the history, philosophy, ethics, values, methods, and fields of practice to generalist social work. Students taking the course for four credits will be required to complete a volunteer field experience of a minimum of 20 hours in some acceptable setting.

3-4

SOC 2200 SOCIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

This is an interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint the student with major factors affecting human sexuality. Relevant research in biology, psychology, sociology and anthropology as well as religious and historical perspectives will be discussed. Primary focus is on American society.

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000

SOC 2325 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

This course is designed to examine some important aspects of courtship, marriage and family life. Contemporary premarital and dating problems and adjustment, marital and domestic problems, family planning, the changing society will be among the topics considered.

3

SOC 2350 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

This course examines social relations among majority and minority groups by devoting particular attention to race and ethnic relations in the United States. The sociological approach to this topic emphasizes power structures, economic relationships, and cultural traditions historically and today. Attention is devoted both to social psychological issues such as prejudice and social structural issues such as inequality.

3

SOC 2470 INTERNSHIP: SOCIOLOGY

1-4

Prerequisites

Instructor Permission