Academic Catalog

Sociology (SOC)

SOC 100  Introduction to Sociology  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of sociology and application to specific areas of sociology such as the scientific method, culture and society, and socialization. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 201  Gender Roles In American Society  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the roles, functions, and emerging consciousness of women in American society; historical, psychological, and sociological background. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 210  Perspectives in Social Justice  (3 Credits)  

This course explores the concept, theories, and perspectives of social justice focusing on relationships of equity, equality, and justice in all aspects of society. A variety of issues concerning social justice will also be explored including discussions around diversity, inclusion, privilege, power, and resistance to hierarchies of oppression. The course will also present case studies of historical and contemporary social movements that strive for social justice on both a local and global scale. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: INT 110.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
SOC 240  Family in Society  (3 Credits)  

The main trends of theoretical and practical analysis of the family: its history, life cycle, and various aspects and elements, including the use of real-life family interviews. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 280  Violence And Civil Disobedience In America  (3 Credits)  

An examination of violence and civil disobedience as important elements in the historical development of the nation. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 281  Multicultural & Diverse Popula  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended for Criminal Justice and other majors that are committed to societal service. It is designed to prepare students to effectively interact and understand a variety of diverse people within mainstream society. The course will offer students opportunities to engage in different experiences related to multicultural and diverse populations through in-depth study and practical research-based applications along with service-learning opportunities. Students will acquire a more integrated approach and knowledge of diverse groups through greater interaction and discussion of contemporary issues confronting diversity within society. Attention will be placed on students becoming better consumers of information from and about people of diverse populations through sensitivity workshops and training, which are intended to positively affect their personal and professional attitudes and behaviors within their respective career fields. Skill application will be stressed through realistic practice exercises. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
SOC 281E  Multicultural & Divers Populat  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended for Criminal Justice and other majors that are committed to societal service. It is designed to prepare students to effectively interact and understand a variety of diverse people within mainstream society. The course will offer students opportunities to engage in different experiences related to multicultural and diverse populations through in-depth study and practical research based applications along with service learning opportunities. Students will acquire a more integrated approach and knowledge of diverse groups through greater interaction and discussion of contemporary issues confronting diversity within society. Attention will be placed on students becoming better consumers of information from and about people of diverse populations through sensitivity workshops and training which are intended to positively affect their personal and professional attitudes and behaviors within their respective career fields. Skill application will be stressed through realistic practice exercises.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
SOC 298  Special Topic in Sociology  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 301  Sports in Society  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of sport as it relates to the larger society such as economics, politics, race relations and gender roles. Students will explore societal trends related to sport, youth development and social responsibility. Socio-cultural dimensions of sport will also be reviewed. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 311  A Lifespan View Of Family Violence  (3 Credits)  

This course is an introduction to the study of family violence. It is intended for Criminal Justice and other majors that are committed to societal service. It provides essential information about the causes, consequences, and contextual factors associated with family violence. Additionally, attention will be given to the multiple intervention systems that seek to prevent family violence and offer treatment when it occurs. The course will apply life span and multi-disciplinary perspectives to the subject and emphasize community-based solutions. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: PSY 100 and SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
SOC 315  Women's Studies  (3 Credits)  

A study of the roles, functions and status of women in society; their evolving participation in education, politics, business as well as their changing roles in the family. The history of women’s roles in society will be explored, resulting in a better understanding of recent developments and continued issues involving women. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 398  Special Topic in Sociology  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 401  Social Problems  (3 Credits)  

An examination and study of current social problems including racism, poverty, sexism, population, etc. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SOC 402  Global Social Problems  (3 Credits)  

With an increasingly interconnected world due to globalization, social problems in the United States such as poverty, the environment, crime, gender inequality and drugs are best understood by viewing them from the prism of a global perspective or; given the growing interdependence of nation states, social problems such as overpopulation can be best understood by looking at the global dimensions of the problem. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: SOC 100.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
SOC 498  Independent Study in Sociology  (1-3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None