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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.