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Sociology

Course Descriptions

SOC& 101                                   5 credits
Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to the basic principles of sociology with an emphasis on the sociological perspective. Areas of study include the economy, government, deviance, stratification, race and ethnicity, family, education, and social change.

SOC 110                                       5 credits
Introduction to Social Work

A historical overview of social work as a profession by examining professional preparation and employment opportunities as well as characteristics of practice settings with individuals, groups and communities. The course will be structured to promote the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of students by using the sociological perspective. Prerequisites: SOC& 101 is recommended.

SOC 135                                       5 credits
Sociology of Women

Intersection of social institutions and women in American society. Explores research and formal theories on social and institutional pressures that shape women and their roles; confronts myths, misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding a woman's life, including her history, education, sexuality, politics, economics, religion, family, race, age, self-identity and potential.

SOC 151                                       5 credits
Sociology of Race and Ethnic Groups

A historical overview of minority and ethnic relations with an examination of topics and theories related to the diversity of selected groups and intergroup relations. Topics include prejudice and discrimination, dominant/minority relations, and majority and minority groups in American society. Prerequisites: SOC& 101 is recommended.

SOC& 201                                   5 credits
Social Problems

Investigates social problems of today from a sociological perspective. The course examines important issues of the economy, drug abuse, crime, inequality, family, education, race and ethnic relations, environment, and war and terrorism. The course is structured to promote the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of students by using the sociological imagination.

SOC 203                                       5 credits
Sociology of Sport

An examination of the relationship between sport and society from a historical and sociological perspective. Emphasis will be given to sport as an economic enterprise, the relationship between sport and society's institutions, high school and college sports, and the issues of social class, race, gender, and violence in sports.

SOC 225                                       5 credits
Sociology of Family

A comprehensive examination of marriage and family life, including past, current and future trends. The course will help students understand different family patterns and skills for meaningful, long-term, intimate relationships, and is structured to promote the critical thinking and problem solving skills of students by using the sociological perspective. Prerequisites: SOC& 101 is recommended.


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