Sociology

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

SOC-115 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An investigation into a selection of social problems involving alternative solutions. Topics may include drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, prejudice and discrimination, and human sexuality.

SOC-120 - MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A critical approach to the problems of the modern family with some information given to the historical perspective. Such topics as courtship and marriage, marital adjustment, the achievement of family unity, minority family types, parent-child relationships, economic and social changes in family organizations and family control will be covered.

SOC-160 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The introductory course in social welfare systems and social work practice surveys the historical development of the social work profession in conjunction with the development of social welfare services in the United States, social welfare system responses to a variety of current social problems; generalist social work as a distinct profession; and specific settings and methods of social work practice.

SOC-161 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK LAB

Lecture: 0

OJT: 4

Credit: 1

Students will complete 72 hours of volunteer service in a social service setting. They will complete a paper analyzing the agency and evaluating their work in the agency. Corequisite: SOC-160.

SOC-212 - DIVERSITY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course studies gender, race, class, sexuality and other issues of diversity. The curriculum highlights the duality of oppression and privilege and the ways in which race, gender, class and sexuality shape daily life. Special focus is on learning how to demonstrate course concepts as social action. Social justice is practiced as students become educated in these concepts of diversity and engage in diversity conscious social action.

SOC-230 - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of juvenile delinquency as an individual and social problem. This course includes theories of delinquency causations, law enforcement procedures, methods of corrections and prevention of juvenile delinquency.

SOC-240 - CRIMINOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A general survey of the history, nature and causes of crime, criminal investigation and prosecution, punishment, correctional treatment and crime prevention. Prerequisite: CRJ-100.

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