SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course utilizes the approaches of functionalism, conflict theory, and interactionism to analyze the structures and processes of group life from a scientific perspective. Major areas of inquiry include: theory and methodology, culture, social organizations, socialization, groups, institutions, formal organizations, collective behavior, and social change.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


SOC 114SOCIAL PROBLEMS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
Contemporary social problems are examined from the point of view of deviant behavior and social disorganization. The major problems covered include crime and delinquency, drugs and alcohol, sexual deviance, prejudice and discrimination, poverty, and mental disorders.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


SOC 120MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a discussion of the nature, structure, and functions of marriage and the family historically and cross-culturally. Emphasis will be given to American marriage and family in terms of mate selection, gender roles, communication and conflict, disorganization and dissolution, and strengths.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


SOC 210INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
An introduction to the multi-disciplinary study and analysis of the nature, causes, and control of crime; measurement of crime; and the interactive roles of the system, victim, and offender.

Pre-requisite: SOC 110 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


SOC 213INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course will be an investigation of the origin and history of human culture, its evolution and development. The structure and functions of human cultures will be studied with special emphasis given to family structures, economics, social structure, personality development and religion.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


SOC 218INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course employs the social psychological perspective to examine the behavior of the individual in society. Major emphasis is given to psychological and sociological theory and to the scientific methods employed by the social psychologist as scientist. Focal points include: the self-concept, perception, communication, attraction, and socialization.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and SOC 110 or PSY 110 either with a grade of "C" or better


SOC 219THE SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICA

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course uses the sociological approach to explore the relationships among the various racial and ethnic groups which constitute American society, including the structure of power distribution and inequality, process of adaptation, related movements for social change, and current issues of pluralism.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and SOC 110 with a grade of "C" or better


SOC 221DEATH AND DYING

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course considers death and the dying process and grief. Students have the opportunity to read and discuss issues relevant to the major topics.