SOC - Sociology

SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology*  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology including culture, socialization, interaction, social groups and stratification, effects of population growth and technology in society and social institutions.

SOC 205  Social Problems*  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission of instructor

This course is a survey of current social problems in America, stressing the importance of social change and conflicts as they influence perceptions, definitions, etiology and possible solutions.

SOC 215  Ethnicity and Minority Issues  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: SOC 101 or ANT 101 or PSY 201 or PSY 103 or PSC 201 or permission of instructor

This course is a sociological study of social and technological changes influencing minority and ethnic issues.

SOC 225  Gender Issues  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: SOC 101

This course analyzes the role of gender and sexuality in society. It explores the social construction of gender, cross-cultural research variations of gender and sexuality, the implications of gender and sexuality on personal daily living and gendered dimensions of social institutions.

SOC 299  Research in Sociology  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters based on student request and permission of instructor

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic related to Sociology using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.