Sociology (SOC)

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
SOC& 101 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101.

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. [HR,SE,SS]

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCES IN THE U.S.
SOC  121 3 Credits/Units

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. [HR,SE,SS]

RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.
SOC  131 3 Credits/Units

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. [HR,SE,SS]

INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
SOC  141 3 Credits/Units

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 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

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. [GE]

SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOC& 201 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SOC& 101.

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. [HR,SESS][PNP]

DEATH AND DYING
SOC  220 3 Credits/Units

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. [HR,SE,SS]

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SOC  230 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: SOC& 101 or PSYC 100 (or SOC 101 or PSYC 101) or WS 101.

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. [SE]

CRIMINOLOGY
SOC  240 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: SOC& 101 or PSYC 100 (or SOC 101 or PSYC 101).

An introductory examination of crime, deviant behavior and social control. Crime and deviance as social processes. Historical and contemporary explanations of criminological theory. [SE]

SOCIOLOGY: SELECTED TOPICS
SOC  280 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Varying topics in Sociology as listed in the term class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
SOC  290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]