Sociology Courses

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

Check out the Class Schedule for Sociology classes

SOCIOLOGY & 101
Introduction to Sociology (5)

Introduces the major perspectives and methods in sociology to explain the principles of society, culture and sociocultural relationships. Topics include socialization, social interaction and structure, groups, organizations, deviance, stratification, inequality, institutions and social change. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 102
Child Maltreatment & Advocacy (5)

This introductory course for Child Advocacy Studies covers the history, perspectives, legal framework and responses to child maltreatment. It is approached from a variety of diverse professional perspectives. The course is designed for students interested in gaining knowledge of child maltreatment. Dual listed as CAST 102. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 112
Introduction to Criminology (5)

An introduction to Criminology as an academic discipline and as a science. Discussions include Crime theory, measuring crime, impact of crime and treatment of offenders and victims. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 135
Current Issues in Crime and Society (5)

Explore criminal justice through the lense of social service and community advocacy. Focus on current issues facing individuals and families, with emphasis on understanding how to advocate for vulnerable populations. Dual listed: CJ 135. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 136
Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution (5)

This course presents the social and psychological factors found in crisis situations. Students will develop strategies for professional assessment, intervention, and follow-up in these situations. Dual listed: CJ 136. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 137
Theories of Professionalism in Criminal Justice (5)

Focuses on the social, political, and economic theories and concepts of professionalism in criminal justice and other related careers. Designed for students entering law enforcement, social work, and mental health-related fields. Dual listed with CJ 137. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY & 201
Social Problems (5)

Analysis of the process of social and personal disorganization and reorganization as related to selected social problems such as crime, delinquency, drug abuse, poverty, race relations and over population. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 202
Professional and Systemic Responses (5)

This course focuses on the responses of professionals and the system to allegations of child maltreatment. Designed for students entering fields in which knowledge of child maltreatment investigation and advocacy are necessary. Dual listed as CAST 202. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 250
Sociology of Families (5)

Examines the institution of the family in various cultures in the United States and globally. Current issues, debates and public policies that affect the family will also be examined. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 288
Sociology of Minority Groups (5)

Within a sociological context, examine current and historical issues confronting United States minority groups. Explore the influence of culture and social structure on intergroup relations within the U.S. to include topics such as prejudice, discrimination, power, privilege and group identity. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Sociology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Sociology. Student option grading.

SOCIOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Sociology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of sociology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

SOCIOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Sociology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Sociology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

SOCIOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Sociology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Sociology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.