Sociology (SOC)

SOC 2510     Sociology     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course will cover the basic sociological theories, paradigms, and methods of social research. Some of the topics included in this course include culture, socialization, society, groups, inequalities, global society, deviance, social class, stratification, institutions, social change, and demography. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Global Understanding and Responsibility


SOC 2520     Analysis of Social Problems     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: SOC 2510

The student will explain and describe major social problems in contemporary American society and potential programs for the prevention and amelioration of these problems. The student will analyze the following social problems from a general, theoretical point of view: poverty, health, crime and juvenile delinquency, mental disease, personality adjustment, marriage, and housing. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


SOC 2530     Racial and Ethnic Group Relations     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: SOC 2510

The student will demonstrate his or her knowledge of racial and ethnic minorities in American society by scientifically analyzing the superordinate and subordinate relationships in his or her culture. The student will investigate and analyze the socioeconomic, legal/political, and educational factors which affect and determine the majority-minority status of Jews, Japanese, Chinese Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, American Indians, and Afro-Americans. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


SOC 2550     Sociology of the Aging     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: PSY 2510 or SOC 2510

The objective of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of aging processes, the demography of the aged, and the implications of aging for the individual and society in the future. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


SOC 2560     Sociology of Sex Roles     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.

The student will analyze the biosocial, cultural and institutional factors which determine the form and content of male and female social roles. The student will examine socialization theories which perpetuate the distinctions between female and male sex roles. The student will inquire into the political, economic, educational, religious, and other institutional forces which channel men and women toward the development of their emotions, values, self-concepts, and careers. The class will pay attention to the social, personal, and interpersonal consequences of the female and male distinctions. The student will investigate social movements demanding or resisting changes in the allocation of opportunities for men and women. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


SOC 2570     Marriage and Family in Modern Society     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: SSC 2610

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The student will explore basic concepts relating to marriage and families in modern society. This is an introduction to the changing perspectives of courtship, marriage, family life, and the varying sexual roles, social values, and life styles reflected in contemporary mate selection patterns. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


SOC 2580     Mass Media and Society     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: SSC 2710

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The student will analyze the impact of mass communication in society with respect to the formation of public opinion and the dissemination of information. The student will develop the ability to critically examine the techniques of the mass media and its effects upon the American culture. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


SOC 2610     Introduction to Criminology     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: SOC 2510

This course will apply sociological principles to analyze and interpret social factors that contribute to crime. Some of the topics covered will include etiology of crime, criminal statistics, law, nature of crime, institutions and crime, courts, corrections, prevention, and many popular issues dealing with criminology today. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


SOC 2620     Sociology of Diversity     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course will address many facets of diversity such as ability or disability status, age, body type, ethnicity, experience, family, gender identity, lifestyle, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status; illustrating how a person's status in each category influences his or her social interactions, rights, and life chances. The course will address theory and research on diversity as well as the encouragement of behavior that embraces diversity and promotes a more just and peaceful society. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Social Responsibility