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 (Honors section)

SOCI110H

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: Admission to the Honors@Bucks program
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Sociology (Paired Section)

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: Paired Section of READ110

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

SOCI120

This course explores human culture worldwide, including cultural elements and systems, diversity and cross-cultural interactions, and cultural change. It covers concepts essential to the discipline of cultural anthropology, such as holism, fieldwork, and environmental adaptation. Course topics include worldview, domestic groups, kinship, gender, power structures, economics, religion, and artistic expression.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Peoples of America

SOCI140

This course explores systems of oppression and liberation related to racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, gender outlaws, sexual minorities, and other marginalized groups in U.S. society. Attention is on past and present status of these groups as it relates to an understanding of intergroup dynamics in today's 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 COMP110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None