Sociology

Courses

SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology

Credits 5

Human social behavior, social institutions, and society from sociological perspective. Includes introduction to sociological theory and research and application to topics such as social structure, socialization, deviance, inequality, and stratification. (Social Science)

SOC 115: Understanding Diversity

Credits 5

Examines elements that create differences within society and exposes learners to a variety of cultural ideas that will lead to a better understanding of people who are different. Culture, ethnicity, lifestyle, religion, disabilities, age, and gender issues will be examined. (Social Science)

SOC 120: Sociology of Deviance

Credits 5

Study of social deviance, including sociological perspectives on the definition, nature, and control of deviance in society, with a focus on selected problems associated with social deviance. (Elective)

SOC 205: The Contemporary Family

Credits 3

Exploration of social and historical development of American family. Includes cross-cultural perspectives on family structures, sex and marriage, changing gender roles, impact of changing work-place on families at risk for violence, and substance abuse. Co-listed with ECE 205. (Elective)

SOC 215: Human Sexuality

Credits 5

An introduction to contemporary aspects of human sexuality, including development of sexuality over the lifespan, beginning with prenatal gender differentiation and proceeding through adulthood and aging. We will also cover related topics, such as interpersonal aspects of sexual relationships, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parenting choices, and STDs, including HIV/AIDS. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective) Colisted with H ED 215.

SOC 230: Sociology of Gender and Sexuality

Credits 5

This class is an exploration of the role gender and sexuality play in major institutions such as the media, economy, family, education, and politics in American society today. The class will lay particular emphasis on the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, class, and age in shaping contemporary inequalities. Major theoretical approaches to gender and sexuality will also be introduced. (Social Science)