Sociology

SOC 200 (3 CR)
Principles of Sociology

Introduces fundamentals of social life.  Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

SOC 215 (3 CR)
Sociology of the Family

Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context.  Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative life-styles.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

SOC 235 (3 CR)
Juvenile Delinquency

Studies demographic trends, casual theories and control of juvenile delinquency.  Presents juveniles’ interaction with family, schools, police, courts, treatment programs, and facilities.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

SOC 236 (3 CR)
Criminology

Studies research and causal theories of criminal behavior.  Examines crime statistics, crime victims, and types of criminal offenses.  Introduces role of police, judicial and correctional system in treatment and punishment of offenders.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

SOC 253 (3 CR)
Sociology of Religion

Explores religion in its social context. Covers the functions and organization of religious institutions, sociological theories of religion, the intersection of religion with other social institutions, religion’s role in social cohesion and conflict, and demographic trends in religion. Lecture 3 hours.

SOC 266 (3 CR)
Race and Ethnicity

Considers race and ethnicity as social constructs that deeply affect our personal experience and our social institutions. Examines the relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with the larger society, and the ways in which these relationships are constantly changing. Explores the experience of different groups and examines ideas of racial justice and equality. Introduces significant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity.  Lecture 3 hours per week.  

SOC 268 (3 CR)
Social Problems

Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems.  Includes delinquency and crime, mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual behavior, population crisis, race relations, family and community disorganization, poverty, automation, wars, and disarmament.  Lecture 3 hours per week.