SOC - Sociology

SOC 1013 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction To Sociology  

Course introduces sociological perspective used to study contemporary society, with focus on United States. Content includes culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and networks, deviance and social control, inequality in society, social institutions such as family or education, and processes of social change.

IAI General Education: S7 900  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
SOC 1033 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Social Problems  

Course investigates social conditions that contribute to contemporary U.S. and global social problems. Content includes globalization; poverty; discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation; crime and criminal justice system; substance abuse; population growth, environmental problems and sustainability; and war and terrorism.

IAI General Education: S7 901  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
SOC 1043 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Sociology Of Marriage and Family: Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment  

Course explores broad survey of issues related to marriage and family in contemporary society. Content includes nature of relationships and intimacy; love, dating, courtship, cohabitation, marriage and its alternatives, childbirth and parenting, and crises faced in intimate relationships such as divorce and family violence.

Recommended: SOC 101.  
IAI General Education: S7 902  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SOC 2103 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Death And Dying  

Course studies social and personal problems relating to crisis of dying and the phenomenon of death. Content includes medical ethics associated with aging; legal problems, euthanasia, social rituals and taboos of old age; family and personal dynamics associated with terminal illness; grieving process, personal clarification of feelings and attitudes about death and dying; suicide and nuclear war.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SOC 2203 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Deviant Behavior  

Course uses variety of sociological perspectives to study behaviors commonly labeled deviant because they fall outside societal norms. Content includes process of defining deviance; different forms of deviance such as criminal deviance to mental illness; social causes of deviance; social responses to deviance from stigmatization; systems of social control; reintegration of deviants into society.

Recommended: SOC 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
SOC 2303 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Sociology of Sex and Gender  

Course introduces sociological perspectives on sex and gender as a factor in social stratification, gender role construction and acquisition, and the consequences of changing social definitions of gender roles across time and place. Content includes analyses of cross-cultural gender construction; gender socialization and inequality in education, the family, the workplace, and the mass media; and the impact of gender systems on life chances and outcomes, including intimacies and violence.

Recommended: SOC 101 or SOC 104.  
IAI General Education: S7 904D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SOC 2323 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity  

Course examines history and contemporary landscape of race and ethnicity in American society. Content includes an historical context of race, the evolution of racial ideologies, racial inequality and institutions (education, employment, healthcare, criminal justice system, housing, and the environment), resisting racial injustice, and a comparative look at global ideas of race and racisms.

Recommended: SOC 101, SOC 103 or SSC 101  
IAI General Education: S7 903D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SOC 2333 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Growing Old In America: Diversity Issues  

Course examines aging within multicultural society. Content includes effects of race, class, sex, physical and cognitive ability on aging among diverse populations in America; cultural expectations about and difficulties of aging; and impact of diversity issues among elderly on public policy decisions and implementation.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
SOC 2343 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Sociology Of Violence  

Course examines nature and causes of violence in context of contemporary American society. Content includes historical trends in violent behavior, social factors contributing to violence; types of violent behavior (interpersonal, collective,and organizational); strategies to prevent the expression of violence, and system of social control.

Recommended: SOC 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
SOC 2901-4 credit hours (lecture: 1-4 | lab: 1-4)
Topics In Sociology  

Course explores major issues relating to field of sociology. Topics selected from subspecialties: socialization, social organization, deviance, stratification, race and ethnicity, gender, social institutions, collective behavior, urbanization, and social change. Focus and/or scope differ from other sociology courses currently offered. Can be repeated on different topics up to three times for up to nine credits. Prerequisite may vary by topic.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online