Sociology Courses

SOC 201: Introduction to Sociology.
0-3-3. The scientific study of the patterns and processes of human social interaction. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*.

SOC 202: Social Problems.
0-3-3. Selected social problems in contemporary American society. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*.

SOC 205: Introduction to Anthropology.
0-3-3. Four-field overview of biological, cultural, archaeological and linguistic anthropology, including human evolution and cultural diversity. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*.

SOC 210: Introduction to Criminal Justice.
0-3-3. A survey of the criminal justice system, its history and organization at the local, state and federal levels.

SOC 230: The Social Welfare System in the United States.
0-3-3. A study of the social welfare system and the effort to prevent or resolve social problems encountered by individuals, groups, families, and communities.

SOC 280: Sociology of Religion.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201. Examines religious beliefs and practices, their causes and effects, religious diversity and change, conversion, and the relation of relation to other social institutions.

SOC 306: Juvenile Delinquency.
0-3-3. Preq., PSYC 102 or SOC 201 or 202. The nature, causes, extent, and methods of treatment of juvenile delinquency.

SOC 308: The Family.
0-3-3. A study of the family as a social institution with comparisons of family life in various societies.

SOC 312: Race and Ethnic Relations.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201 or GEOG 205 or 210. Factors & conditions which underlie disagreement about fundamental values; their relation to social maladjustment; evaluation of theories; group approaches to reintegration. Also listed as GEOG 312.

SOC 313: The Sociology of Deviance.
0-3-3. Factors and conditions which underlie disagreement about fundamental values; their relation to social maladjustment; evaluation of theories; group approaches to reintegration.

SOC 314: Criminology.
0-3-3. Theories of the origins of crime; analysis of specific types of offenders, prevention, control, and treatment.

SOC 320: Research Methods.
0-3-3. Preq., Statistics course or consent of instructor. Scientific methods and their application in social analysis; procedures in testing sociological theory; computer and data analysis.

SOC 330: An Introduction to Social Work.
0-3-3. An examination of Social Work within the social welfare system. A review of the multiple roles of the social worker in service delivery and practice.

SOC 345: Social Stratification.
0-3-3. Types and results of social inequality; social class, status and power as determinants of behavior, values and life chances.

SOC 360: Sociology of Terrorism and Social Movements.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201. Examines non-institutional movements for social and political change, conditions for their emergence, recruitment and interaction processes.

SOC 370: Environmental Sociology.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201. Examines population, food, resources, energy, pollution, urbanization, wilderness, biodiversity and other topics in light of current sociological theories.

SOC 390: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar I.
6-1-3. Preq., SOC 330, Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor. Field placement in direct social work practice with children and adolescents. Students explore practice interventions regarding problems of children, adolescents and at risk youth.

SOC 401: Social Theory.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201, Junior standing or consent of instructor. The development of sociological theory and its relation to research.

SOC 410: Family Violence.
0-3-3. A sociological examination of the types, extent, causes, and consequences of violence between family members and intimate partners; policy implication are explored. (G)

SOC 420: Treatment of Offenders.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 314. A study of principles of treatment of offenders; application of social science principles to treatment of offenders; interviewing, guidance, and counseling of offenders.

SOC 424: The Sociology of Corrections.
0-3-3. Trends, issues and problems in the field of corrections.

SOC 425: Family Therapy.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201 or FCS 210 or SOC 308. A survey of family therapy; the family as a system; theoretical models of modern practice, state laws and policies; code of ethics governing family therapy.

SOC 435: Sociology of Aging.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 201 or consent of instructor. Social and biological problems as a consequence of aging. Current issues, deficiencies and resources available to deal with specific problems.

SOC 436: Grieving and Loss.
0-3-3. An analysis of loss, grief and bereavement. An assessment of services, programs, treatments, stress reduction techniques and communication skills. (G)

SOC 444: Substance Abuse.
0-3-3. Social, cultural and individual problems associated with alcohol and drug use. Family and other group responses. The nature and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.

SOC 480: Advanced Topics in Sociology of Religion.
0-3-3. Preq., SOC 380. Examines various theories of religion, recent empirical research, new religious movements, and processes of change.

SOC 490: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar II.
6-1-3. Preq., SOC 340 and SOC 420 or 425, Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor. Students explore social work intervention in family problems focusing on restoring social functioning within family. Students explore small group as interventive unit.