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  • SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology
    This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11966
    Take 1 group;
    Take RED-090 ENG-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10317
  • SOC-213 - Sociology of the Family
    This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships. Emphasis is placed on mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social forces which influence its development and change.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11915
    Take 1 group;
    Take RED-090 ENG-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10318
  • SOC-220 - Social Problems
    This course provides an in-depth study of current social problems. Emphasis is placed on causes, consequences, and possible solutions to problems associated with families, schools, workplaces, communities, and the environment. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, define, analyze, and propose solutions to these problems.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11932
    Take 1 group;
    Take RED-090 ENG-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10319
  • SOC-225 - Social Diversity
    This course provides a comparison of diverse roles, interests, opportunities, contributions, and experiences in social life. Topics include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze how cultural and ethnic differences evolve and how they affect personality development, values, and tolerance.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11913
    Take 1 group;
    Take RED-090 ENG-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10320
  • SOC-230 - Race and Ethnic Relations
    This course includes an examination of the various aspects of race and ethnicity and how these lead to different experiences, opportunities, problems, and contributions. Topics include prejudice, discrimination, perceptions, myths, stereotypes, and intergroup relationships. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze relationships among racial and ethnic groups within the larger society.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11682
    Take 1 group;
    Take RED-090 ENG-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10590
  • SOC-234 - Sociology of Gender
    This course examines contemporary roles in society with special emphasis on recent changes. Topics include sex role socialization, myths and stereotypes, gender issues related to family, work, and power. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze modern relationships between men and women.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11685
    Take ENG-090 RED-090;
    L11089
  • SOC-242 - Sociology of Deviance
    This course provides an overview of deviant behavior and the processes involved in its definition, causation, prevention, control, and treatment. Topics include theories of causation, social control, delinquency, victimization, criminality, the criminal justice system, punishment, rehabilitation, and restitution. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze issues surrounding the nature and development of social responses to deviance.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11892
    Take 1 group;
    Take RED-090 ENG-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10321
  • SOC-245 - Drugs and Society
    This course covers the impact of drugs on society and human behavior. Emphasis is placed on the construction of a modern social problem from contrasting historical responses to mind-altering substances. Upon completion, students should be able to apply sociological analysis in evaluating drug use as a societal and interpersonal problem.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    S52888
  • SOC-252 - Sociology of Work
    This course provides an understanding of the work experience in terms of rewards, satisfaction, exploitation, alienation, and institutional function and structure. Topics include an examination of industrial, professional, office, and executive work settings in relation to technology, management, and career opportunities. Upon completion, students should be able to understand work in its changing roles, institutions, and economic impact.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 3
    Lab:
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    L11854
    Take 1 group;
    Take ENG-090 RED-090;
    Take ENG-111(S13673);
    Take DRE-098(S23643);
    L10712

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