Sociology (SOC)

SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course focuses on sociology as a science and examines sociological research methods and theories of social structure, status, roles, groups, organizations, culture, socialization, gender, social stratification, racial and ethnic relations.

SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. <br> This course contains an optional service-learning component. If you choose this option, you will volunteer at an instructor-approved non profit agency as part of the course. Volunteer placement assistance will be provided. <br> <br>

The basic findings of sociology concerning social institutions and factors of social change are examined in this course. Particular focus is placed on transformations in institutions such as the family, economy, politics, and education resulting from global capitalism, rationalization and technological change. Students engage in community work and analyze the meaning of community in contemporary U.S. society. Students develop critical thinking skills in analyzing reports of human behavior using statistics. The relationship between the individual and large-scale organization of institutions is explored.

SOC206 General Sociology: Social Problems (Course offered online)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. <br> This course contains an optional service-learning component. If you choose this option, you will volunteer at an instructor-approved non profit agency as part of the course. Volunteer placement assistance will be provided.

This course examines contemporary social problems and their impact on society. Emphasis is placed upon sociological explanations and policy solutions to contemporary social problems. In addition, sociological perspectives concerning the processes by which certain conditions come to be defined as social problems are explored.

SOC213 Race Relations in the United States (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course examines race relations in the United States sociologically. Emphasis is placed upon basic sociological concepts used to examine historical and contemporary dimensions of race. Included among these concepts are: power, social class, self concept, social interaction, institutional discrimination and social structure. This course will answer the following questions: What is race? How and why is race constructed in particular ways in the U.S.? How does the cultural meaning of race change?.

SOC215 Gender and Society (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Sociological perspectives on gender are examined in this course. In particular, the social construction of gender is explored in relation to identity, interaction and social institutions. The course content is organized around the following questions: What is gender? How does gender influence the organization of families, economies and states? In what ways is gender related to power and violence? How does gender impact identity, intimacy and friendship?.

SOC216 Sociology of the Family (Course offered online)

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to examine the family as a social institution. The course explores the relationship between family forms and shifts in the economy. In addition, the course considers power relations embedded in families as well as diversity in families in the U.S. Finally, the course explores the family as it relates to the life course from childhood to partnership to parenthood of the elderly and their families.

SOC223 Sociology of Aging (Course offered online)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; SOC204 is recommended.

The sociological and cultural aspects of aging in contemporary American society are studied in this introductory course. The lifelong process of aging is examined from psychological, biological and sociological perspectives. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe key sociological theories and concepts of aging. In addition, students will be able to identify and apply strategies for working with older adults.

SOC298 Sociology Research

Credit 1

Registration Requirement: Instructor permission required. Student will be advised to have either completed SOC204 or have concurrent registration in SOC206.

This course develops skills in community-based research and social policy analysis. The student will engage in academic research as well as community work in order to analyze a particular social justice issue. The student will investigate social policy research on his or her particular issue and develop policy recommendations.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course