Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 1301

Introductory Sociology

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course is the scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading and Writing, or equivalent, or co-enrolled in INRW 0304.

SOCI 1306

Social Problems

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course is the application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, environmental issues, deviance, or family problems.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading and Writing, or equivalent.

SOCI 2301

Marriage and the Family

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course studies the sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family, the varied cultural patterns of the American family, and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family, as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading and Writing, or equivalent.

SOCI 2319

Minority Studies

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course studies minority-majority group relations, addressing their historical, cultural, social economic, and institutional development in the United States. Both sociological and social psychological levels of analysis will be employed to discuss issues including experiences of minority groups within inequality, dominance/subordination, prejudice, and discrimination. Particular minority groups may include those based on poverty, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading and Writing, or equivalent.