Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
SOC110Introduction to Sociology3The study of human interaction, groups and society. Topics included are culture, socialization, organizations, deviance, inequality, institutions, health, population, ecology, social change and research methods.Loading...
SOC115Social Problems3An analysis of the nature, dimensions, causes and characteristics of selected social problems of major interest. Consideration is given to theories, research and programs for prevention and treatment.Loading...
SOC120Marriage and Family3This course analyzes the sociological, physical, psychological, legal and economic aspects of the American family. Included are investigations of courtship and marriage relationships, preparation for marriage, family, parenthood, interpersonal relationships, and marital adjustment.Loading...
SOC165Group Dynamics3The study of group behavior, including leadership, interaction, team-building, decision-making, cooperation, cohesion, power, problem-solving, and conflict between and within groups.Loading...
SOC200Minority Group Relations3This course is the study of the relations between racial, ethnic and gender categories. Focus on stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination and exploitation. Major emphasis on group relations in the United States. SOC 110 is recommended.Loading...
SOC225Social Gerontology/Appl4The influence of social factors on the aging process and experience, including family, gender, ethnicity, retirement, living environments and health/elder care services. Students will complete an older adult service learning project.Loading...
SOC226Issues in Aging2This course will address the issues of aging in transition, explore the conflicts of change, and examine the needs and strategies to best meet the demands and challenges presented to this fast-growing segment of our population.Loading...
SOC230Juvenile Delinquency3An investigation of juvenile delinquency in American society, sociological theories and research of delinquency, impact of groups, juvenile justice system and prevention programs. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or instructor permissionLoading...
SOC240Criminology3The nature and extent of crime and criminality, society's efforts to control crime, theories of causation, emphasis on social processes, systems and methods of correction. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or instructor permissionLoading...
SOC282Environmental Sociology3This course examines the relationships between society and the natural environment. It focuses on human understanding of nature, the use and abuse of natural resources, and what can be done to improve the relationship. It is recommended that students take SOC 110 prior to this course.Loading...