Sociology

Classes

SOC& 101 : Introduction to Sociology

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. (SS)

Credits

5

SOC& 201 : Social Problems

Application of sociological method and theory to current social problems and issues, with focus on description, causes, and resolution. (E)

Credits

5

SOC 115 : Understanding Diversity

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. (SS)

Credits

5

SOC 120 : Sociology of Deviance

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. (E)

Credits

5

SOC 205 : The Contemporary Family

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. (E)

Credits

3

SOC 230 : Sociology of Gender and Sexuality

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. (SS)

Credits

5