Courses

SOCY 103
Cultural Diversity
This is a social science elective which will encourage a better understanding of the dimensions of the human experience and the commonalities that knit all people together. This course will explore the beliefs that distinguish cultures and societies from one another. Understanding the dimensions stimulates dialogue about solutions to many complex social problems. We hope to prepare students to live in a diverse world and pluralistic community, and to prepare them for citizenship in both the local and global community. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 151
Sociology
This course teaches the sociological perspective which stresses understanding the connections between the individual and society. Students will study human behavior within the context of social structure, groups, and one's environment. Special emphasis is placed on sociological theory, culture, socialization, social institutions, deviance, social stratification, race/ethnicity, sex and gender, and marriage and the family. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 205
Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
This course uses a sociological perspective to explain the causes and correlations of juvenile delinquency and crime. A history of the juvenile justice system and its current function will also be addressed. Students will explore the various theories, demographics, programs, and agencies that work with juvenile offenders. The effects of juvenile delinquency on the individual, the family, community, and society will also be explored. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisites: R and SOCY-151; or Instructor Permission.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 206
Sociology of Death and Dying
This course uses the sociological perspective to explore the group and individual response to death, dying, and bereavement within society. Students will examine the consequences and effects of death at the cultural, religious, family, and community levels and will learn the social process experienced during the dying process. Topics will include: America's Death System, War and Terrorism, Suicide, Euthanasia, Aging and the Elderly, Sociology of the (Dying) Body, Economies of Death, and the process of Bereavement and Grief. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisites: R and SOCY-151; or Instructor Permission.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 207
Social Problems
In this course, students will study the extent, causes, and possible solutions to social problems in the United States. The course is divided into four sections that address explaining social problems, inequality, deviance, and institutional/global issues. Throughout the course students will be required to apply sociological theory and will be required to complete a research paper on a social problem of their choosing. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 208
Sociology Marriage and the Family
This course uses the sociological perspective to analyze marriage and family life in contemporary America. Students will learn to see the societal influence found in marriage and family by reading, writing, and studying about gender roles and sexuality, historical and economic patterns affecting the family, singlehood, parenting, divorce and remarriage, and culture/ethnic differences. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00