NumberTitleDescription
SOC 1013 (SOCI1013)Introduction to SociologyA basic course in sociology.
SOC 2023 (SOCI2013)Social ProblemsThe nature, cause, and treatment of selected current social problems with emphasis on the student's development of critical analysis skills.
SOC 2051-6Criminal Justice TrainingA course designed to give credit to students for professional training in other than a formal academic class. The credit is based on a formula of 60 clock hours of training being equal to one hour of academic credit and courses must be accredited by the Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training or an equivalent licensure body in another state.
SOC 2193Racial and Cultural MinoritiesA study of the interaction of ethnic and cultural groups in America; process leading to group prejudices, conflicts, and accommodations. Consideration will be given to racism, sexism, and ageism.
SOC 3033Marriage and FamilyA functional course which will acquaint the student with research findings of sociology, psychology, and home economics, and which relate to the institution of the family and the practice of courtship and marriage. Behaviors and values will be explored using the technique of cross cultural comparisons.
SOC 3033Marriage and FamilyA functional course which will acquaint the student with research findings of sociology, psychology, and home economics, and which relate to the institution of the family and practice of courtship and marriage. Behaviors and values will be explored using the technique of cross-cultural comparisons.
SOC 3043Sociology of EducationStudies of social processes and interaction patterns of the school to the community, to other social institutions, and to social change.
SOC 3073Complex OrganizationAn examination of the relationship between labor and management in differing organizational structures and under differing management philosophies. Prerequisite: SOC 1013, or consent of the instructor.
SOC 3103StatisticsA basic course in descriptive and inferential statistics. General education math requirements must be met before taking this course.
SOC 3113(WI) Contemporary TheoryThe development and convergence of modern sociological theories. Prerequisite: six hours of sociology.
SOC 3133Juvenile DelinquencyThis course will apply sociological analysis to the social problem of juvenile delinquency. Theory, cause, control and prevention will be the major themes of the course. Prerequisite: SOC 1013 or instructor's permission.
SOC 3143Social PsychologyA survey of the major theoretical perspectives and research areas in the field. Emphasis is placed upon the traditional perspectives in sociology: symbolic interactionism, including therein dramaturgy, ethnomethodology, and phenomenology. A clear distinction is made between a sociological and a psychological perspective.
SOC 3163Collective BehaviorThe emergence and nature of the collectivity and its culture and functions in terms of social organizations, value orientations, conventializations, and effectiveness in social change and social stability.
SOC 3243DemographyA study of the characteristics, problems, and issues relating to the population of the United States and the world. Attention is given to birth and death rates, expectation and span of life, migration, and levels of living. Prerequisite: SOC 1013 and six additional hours of sociology, geography, and economics.
SOC 3253Group DynamicsAn analysis of small group structure and function with emphasis on leadership, membership, attitude and value formation, and role theory. Prerequisite: SOC 1013 or consent of the instructor.
SOC 3273Community ServiceDesigned to provide concerned students an opportunity to make relevant contributions to the community through service in an organization, agency, or program in the forefront of combatting social and environmental problems. Students will spend from eight to 10 hours each week in supervised community service. Prerequisite: Nine hours of sociology.
SOC 3343Deviant BehaviorAnalysis of the extent, distribution and character of deviance with particular emphasis on the sociological explanations of underlying factors. Prerequisite: SOC 1013.
SOC 3473Sociology of the CommunityCommunity life, its problems, institutions, groups, personalities, social structure and organization. An inquiry into various issues of existing research, pertinent theory and community planning for rural areas.
SOC 4063, 5063World CulturesA worldwide survey of traditional non-Western cultures, from small scale foragers and farmers to socially complex non-Europeans of the recent past and present. We will look comparatively at ways that different people solve universal human problems, examine closely a sample of cultures to consider the interconnections among social, ideological and material aspects of life and consider relationships between Western and non-Western cultures on issues of worldwide concern like ecological change, warfare, and industrialization. Meets the non-Western cultural requirement.
SOC 4093CriminologyTheories of causation, methods of treatment, preventive programs, and the practices of institutions and agencies working with crime and criminals. Prerequisites: SOC 1013, 2023.
SOC 4123, 5123Seminar in SociologyAn analysis of selected aspects of social organizations. Prerequisite: nine hours sociology.
SOC 4173Research ProblemsAn analysis of current problems, and development in sociological study with emphasis on acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of social information. Includes directed research relating to educational, occupational, and community problems of sociological significance. Designed to encourage the student to apply sociological principles and concepts to practical social problems with coordination and sharing of research problems and results as they develop. Prerequisite: 12 hours in social sciences including at least six hours of sociology.
SOC 4183, 5183Death and DyingAn inquiry into various issues in dying, death, and bereavement, with attention to existing research, pertinent theory, relevant social organization and processes, and philosophical and ethical questions. An experiential study which examines feelings and attitudes toward death of others and of oneself.
SOC 4213(WI) Research MethodsThe principal techniques of sociological analysis with emphasis on measurement and design.
SOC 4223Childhood SocializationA study of the processes and outcomes of socialization from birth to adolescence. Special attention is given to subcultural patterns and the different agencies of socialization. Prerequisite: SOC 1013 or consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: SOC 1013 or consent of the instructor.
SOC 4263Stratification and PovertyA study of the social forces and processes leading to socio-economic inequality and how this is manifested in the class structure of our society. A special focus is given to the impact of poverty. Prerequisite: six hours of sociology.
SOC 4293Sociology of Gender RolesA study of the changing roles of women and men in American society. Comparisons are made with other societies. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SOC 1013 or consent of instructor.
SOC 4293Sociology of Gender RolesA study of the changing roles of women and men in American society. Comparisons are made with other societies. Prerequisite: SOC 1013.
SOC 4303Urban SociologyAn examination of the influence of urbanization upon the social, economic, intellectual, and cultural aspects of life. An analysis of techniques of urban research and a consideration of the international, national, state, and local methods of urban development. Prerequisite: SOC 1013 or consent of the instructor.
SOC 4323(WI) Senior ThesisA capstone course for all seniors majoring in sociology involving the realization of the sociological imagination exemplifying the process of theory, conceptualization, research methods, operationalization, observations, data processing, and analysis in a directed project. Students will make an oral presentation of their project results through a departmentally approved review process or an approved undergraduate symposium. Prerequisites: SOC 3103, SOC 4213, and SOC 3113.
SOC 4383Social GerontologyAn introduction to the sociology of aging; analysis of aging in its individual, social, and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: six hours of sociology.
SOC 4443Human Services for the AgedConsideration of programs at the federal, state, local, and private levels. Preparation in planning, coordination, and administration of multipurpose institutions for the aged.
SOC 4483Medical SociologyAn examination of the institution of medicine and social causation of disease, illness, and rehabilitation. Topics include health care service delivery, social aspects of healing, and the nature of the health profession.
SOC 4503Domestic ViolenceThis course will treat theories of physical and psychological violence and aggression as they apply to the interpersonal relationships within the home. Rape, child abuse, spouse battering, sibling abuse and elder abuse are focal topics.
SOC 4503Domestic ViolenceThis course will treat theories of physical and psychological violence and aggression as they apply to the interpersonal relationships within the home. Rape, child abuse, spouse battering, sibling abuse, and elder abuse are focal topics.

 
 
 
 
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