(College of Arts and Sciences)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology Three hours
An introduction to sociology as a discipline. The sociological perspective will be used to examine social groups, structure, and institutions, as well as everyday human interaction.
SOC 215 Human Interaction Three hours
See PSY 215
SOC 225 Social Stratification and Mobility Three hours
This course deals with the process of social mobility and the social stratification structure in society. Prerequisite: SOC 110.
SOC 230 Social Problems Three hours
This course investigates patterns, dynamics, and consequences of discrimination, economic deprivation, oppression, and populations at risk. It looks at the changing attitudes and practices of family, institution, and cultural values and also explores deviant behavior and the underlying effects on humanity.
SOC 235 Criminology Three hours
See CJ 235 for description of course.
SOC 312 Organizational Behavior Three hours
See BA 312 for description.
SOC 321 Cultural Geography and Anthropology Three hours
Students explore the interplay of natural environment, social organization, and culture. Emphasis is on the diverse ways that ethnicity emerges as various human groups adjust to locale in which they live.
SOC 331 Marriage and Family Three hours
An examination of marriage and the family, historically and conventionally from a social scientific and Christian perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, dating, marriage, value selection, impact of family on society, childbirth, and changing family dynamics. See also HE 331. Prerequisites: SOC 110 or consent of instructor.
SOC 332 Juvenile Delinquency Three hours
See CJ 332 for description of course.
SOC 333 Group Dynamics Three hours
See PSY 333 for description of course. Prerequisite: PSY 111.
SOC 340 Sociology of Religion Three hours
The study of religion as an institution. An examination of how such factors as history, ethnicity, denominationalism, church polity, and doctrine shape religious belief and impact society. Particular attention will be given to the study of Christianity in America and around the world.
SOC 341 Social Psychology Three hours
See PSY 341 for description of course. Prerequisites: SOC 110; PSY 111.
SOC 342 Race and Ethnic Relations Three hours
This course will examine inter- and intra-group relationships between various racial and ethnic groups in America. Particular attention will be given to the causes, consequences, and reduction of prejudice and discrimination. Prerequisites: SOC 110; PSY 111; or consent of instructor.
SOC 343 Gender Studies Three hours
This course examines the roots, nature, and social construction of gender. It will focus on psychological and sociological issues related to the roles assumed by males and females in contemporary society. Topics include theoretical issues, as well as causes and consequences of differentiation between women and men in areas such as power, communication, and labor force participation.
SOC 361 Social Statistics Three hours
See POL 361 for description of course.
SOC 362 Methods of Research Three hours
See POL 362 for description of course.
SOC 371 Public Opinion Three hours
See POL 371 for description of course. Prerequisites: POL 110; SOC 110; or consent of instructor.
SOC 375/485 Practicum One to Four hours
Supervised learning experiences in various professional settings, including social agencies. May be applied to major or minor. Approval of instructor, Divisional Chair, and Vice President for Academic Affairs must be granted prior to the experience. Prerequisite: Upper division major or minor in sociology in good standing.
SOC 380/480 Selected Topics One to Three hours
A survey and discussion of advanced topics in sociology. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: SOC 110.
SOC 400 Selected Topics Three hours
This course includes topics of individual interest and need. Course may be repeated for credit provided that topics differ.
SOC 413 Sociology of Deviant Behavior Three hours
This course is a study of theoretical and empirical approaches to the analysis of deviance. It will include societal reactions and deviant responses to various types of behavior that occur outside of cultural expectations.
SOC 415 Family Violence Three hours
This course presents an overview of family violence in our society, along with theories and research on various types of domestic violence including spouse abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse.
SOC 425 Death, Dying, and Bereavement Three hours
See SWK 425 for description of course.
SOC 431 Civil Liberties Three hours
See CJ 431 for description of course.
SOC 473 Social Theory Three hours
This course examines the important sociological theorists in their study of human society. The prominent theorists such as Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, and Parsons will be studied. Prerequisite: SOC 110.
SOC 390/490 Independent Study Two or Three hours
This course requires a research paper using primary source material and an oral presentation to the division faculty. Limited to students majoring in sociology or social science area in senior year. To enroll, students must have a 3.25 overall standing, 3.50 in major field, show promise in field of sociology and be able to do research, if necessary. Prerequisite: SOC 110.
SOC 460 Aging Three hours
See PSY 460 for description of course.