Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101. Intro 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.

Prerequisite: None

SOC 151. Criminology. (3 Credits)

studies why people commit crimes. Crosslisted JPP 103. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SOC 175. African Amer Reality & Culture. (3 Credits)

SOC 203. Contemp 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: None

SOC 255. Urban Society. (3 Credits)

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. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None


SOC 292. SOCIOLOGY OF AGING. (3 Credits)

SOC 293. The Urban Education Landscape. (3 Credits)

SOC 294. Pardigms for Success/Urban Ed. (3 Credits)


SOC 300. Group Dynamics. (3 Credits)

is an introduction to group processes and interpersonal relationships with an emphasis on community, identity, and leadership problem-solving activities. Crosslisted COMM 300. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SOC 312. Marriage & Family Rel. (3 Credits)

Marriage and Family Relations considers the major facets of marriage and family life in American culture. It emphasizes such aspects of marriage and the family as personality development, role and status sets, communication patterns, adjustment and conflict.

Prerequisite: None

SOC 320. SOCIAL SCIENCES. (3 Credits)

SOC 333. Families in Society. (3 Credits)

SOC 335. SOVIET SOCIETY. (3 Credits)


SOC 343. Women's Health. (3 Credits)

Women’s Health is a comprehensive and practical course that offers students the tools to understand the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Participants are given critical information needed to optimize well-being, avoid illness and injury, and support their health and the health of women entrusted to their care. Each unit presents in-depth coverage of an important aspect of women’s health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psycho-social, cultural, ethical, legal, political, and economic influences. Discussion encourages students to consider their opinions on a topic and to explore the philosophical dimensions surrounding issues of women’s health. The course also addresses issues regarding sexual health and sexuality, as well as sexual violence as a public health problem. The course presents a practical approach to understanding the health of all women inclusive of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, and orientation. This course can be used as an elective or to fulfill a requirement for the Secondary Education Broad Field Social Science major. Meets Cross Cultural Requirement, Social Science or elective,

Prerequisite: None

SOC 345. Adulthood & Aging. (3 Credits)

SOC 365. Drugs,Society, and Human Behav. (3 Credits)

investigates the physiological, psychological and social implications of drug use and abuse. Common drugs such as nicotine, caffeine and alcohol as well as the less common and illegal drugs such as marijuana, LSD and cocaine are studied. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: SOC 101 or PSY 101 Cross-listed with SW 365.

SOC 375. Understnd Death & Dying. (3 Credits)

examines the role of family, church, and other social institutions in our experiences with death and dying. The student will study current theories and practices related to death and dying from the standpoint of developmental and learning theory, social and cultural attitudes and practices. The student will learn social work intervention and postvention skills and methods for working with the dying and survivors. Cross listed as SW 375. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: SOC 101 and PSY 101, or consent of instructor.


SOC 392. Aging and The Social Environme. (3 Credits)

Aging and the social environment investigates the processes of human aging within the social environment. Social gerontology is concerned with the nonphysical aspects of aging. Particular emphasis is placed on its social, psychological, and spiritual aspects, although attention is given to the impact of aging on biological functioning. Group processes, ageism, and social forces that affect the aging process are examined.

Prerequisite: None


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

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

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