Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101. Introduction to Sociology. (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the study of social groups and social relationships. The course analyzes basic sociological concepts to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws governing human relationships. Problems of social structure, social processes and social motivations will be considered.

SOC 175. African American Reality and Culture. (3 Credits)

SOC 203. Contemporary Social Problems. (3 Credits)

This course provides the student with a perspective for viewing major problems confronting American society. An eclectic approach is utilized in the analysis of these problems, selected research studies are evaluated and field research trips are conducted as time allows. Special attention is given to mental health, crime, delinquency, poverty. mass media communication, prejudice, discrimination, and urbanization.
Prerequisite: SOC 101.

SOC 255. Urban Society. (3 Credits)

This course introduces the student to the complex nature of the urban area; sensitizes the student to the complexities of urban life; helps the student appreciate what it means to become meaningfully involved in their community and in today’s urban society. The course examines racial and ethnic diversity, concepts of the city, historical urbanization in diverse cultures, transportation, housing, population shifts, urban economics, employment, education, industrialization, international population and urbanization, community organization and planning, the church and urban society.
Prerequisite: SOC 101.

SOC 333. Families in Society. (3 Credits)

This course will provide students with an understanding of families within the ecological contests in which they exist. Students will connect their own experiences with marriage and family to form new information and perspectives in order to broaden their understanding of the role of the family within society as a whole.

SOC 345. Adulthood & Aging. (3 Credits)

Adulthood and Aging as a life stage continues the normal developmental process that all human experience just as they did in adolescence. Study of that process allows us to maximize life's potential no matter what stage we are in ourselves or working within the Church, community or institutions such as schools, hospitals and nursing homes. We will review facts and information on aging and those issues that most older people and their families face. We will look at issues an aging society will raise for all of us and the interaction between personal aging and social institutions.

SOC 451. Issues in Social Science. (3 Credits)

Students examine selected current issues in social science from multidisciplinary perspectives. May be repeated for additional credit when content varies.

SOC 483. Senior Project. (1-4 Credits)

Adult and Aging as a life stage, continues the normal developmental process that all humans experience just as they did in childhood and adolescence. Study of that process allows us to maximize life's potential no matter what stage we are in.

SOC 490. Senior Seminar. (1-3 Credits)

Secondary and elementary teacher education candidates and candidates seeking liberal arts degrees who are social studies majors document both their content knowledge in the major and their mastery of institution-wide student learning outcomes. Offered through approved application only.