SOC 2303 Introduction to Sociology (3-0). A survey of the field of sociology. Introduction to basic terminology and fundamentals of sociology; and the application of sociological knowledge to problems in human societies.
SOC 2305 (SOCI 2301) The Family (3-0). Sociological analyses of the family as a social institution, its social-psychological processes, development, and cross-cultural variations.
SOC 2306 Readings and Research (0-3). Selected readings and research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student’s needs. May be repeated for credit.
SOC 3301 Introduction to Social Research (3-0). The nature of social research including research design, the preparation of data collection instruments, data analysis techniques, and research report writing. Emphasis will be placed on development of computer competencies in behavioral and social science research.
SOC 3308 Minority Groups (3-0). The study of the processes and effects of social discrimination in the creation and maintenance of minority groups.
SOC 3309 The American Society (3-0). A systematic study of current social institutions of the United States in terms of both structure and function as influenced by various aspects of our culture, including social changes. At times, a thematic approach may be employed with a detailed focus on one institution, such as education or religion.
SOC 3315 Introduction to Professional Social Work (3-0). This introductory course will enable students to become familiar with the profession of Social Work and its avenues of practice. Students will examine how social services enhance the well-being of people and promote social and economic justice. The history of the Social Work profession and exposure to a variety of current professional social workers working in diverse agencies and milieus will be part of the overall course content.
SOC 4304 Criminology (3-0). A study of the factors that contribute to crime, criminological theories, criminal types, research methods, types of crimes, and crime trends. This course is cross referenced with Criminal Justice 4304.
SOC 4305 Social Deviance (3-0). The study of nonconformity to social norms. The causes of deviance and the role the deviant plays in society.
SOC 4309 Readings and Research (3-0). Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student needs. May be repeated once for credit with departmental approval.
SOC 4310 Special Topics in Sociology (3-0). Selected topics in Sociology. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.
SOC 5303 Multicultural Society (3-0). Analysis of the concepts of “culture” and “social system” as treated in sociological literature combined with the study of social behaviors of distinct culture groups in the United States.
SOC 5304 Readings and Research in Sociology (3-0). A reading and research course for graduate students. May be repeated for credit with the approval of the department.
SOC 5305 Special Topics in Sociology (3-0). Selected topics in the area of Sociology. May be repeated when topic varies.