Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI110

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts in the field of sociology, with emphasis upon the application of these concepts to the understanding of American institutions: politics, economics, religion, education, marriage, and the family.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI110P

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts in the field of sociology, with emphasis upon the application of these concepts to the understanding of American institutions: politics, economics, religion, education, marriage, and the family.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: Either READ090 or READ110 as advised.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

SOCI120

This course examines human culture and its role in the determination of manís behavior. The relationship of kinship, political structure, economics, and religious institutions within a variety of cultural systems will be considered.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Contemporary Social Problems

SOCI130

A systematic study of changing American social problems and controversies. Selected topics such as poverty, crime, drug abuse, problems of the family, problems of the aged, changing sex roles, and the abortion debate are examined.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Peoples of America

SOCI140

The sociological and historical study of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the United States. Attention is given to past and present status of these groups as it relates to an understanding of intergroup dynamics in todayís society.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Criminology

SOCI150

The sociological relationships involved in the causes and prevention of crime and juvenile delinquency and in the treatment of criminal offenders.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Marriage and the Family

SOCI160

This course examines the institution of marriage and the family through history and across cultures with emphasis on the contemporary family. Topics, such as the changing family, love, mate selection, marital communication, divorce, gender roles, and domestic violence are studied.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Contemporary Social Problems

SOCI230

Students examine and analyze complex contemporary social problems. The major topics include the application of sociological theory to local, national, and international social problems including the environment, poverty, crime, violence, drug abuse, and inequality. Students prepare and present an original research project that includes research design, data analysis and interpretation.

3 credits
Prerequisite: SOCI110 (C or better) and MATH115 (C or better) and COMP110 (C or better)
Corequisite: none