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Undergraduate Degrees, Majors and Concentrations

Sociology  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

SOCI1010 - Principles Of Sociology
Fall 2014

This course is an introductory examination of the fundamental principles of group life and human behavior. The course emphasizes natural and social heritage and the meaning and functions of culture. Students explore the origin, functions, and characteristics of institutions, community services, and small-group behavior.
3 Credits

SOCI1020 - Contemporary Amer Social Prob
Fall 2014

This course focuses on major problems affecting basic institutions and groups in today's society. Students analyze these problems and consider alternative solutions. Topics of discussion may include juvenile delinquency, crime, poverty, mental disorders, drug addiction and alcoholism, family disorganization, overpopulation, and race relations.
3 Credits

SOCI1025 - Honors Contem Amer Soc Probl
Fall 2014

This course focuses on major problems affecting basic institutions and groups in today's society. Students analyze these problems and consider alternative solutions. Topics of discussion may include juvenile delinquency, crime, poverty, mental disorders, drug addiction and alcoholism, family disorganization, overpopulation, and race relations.
3 Credits

SOCI2330 - Marriage and Families
Fall 2014

This course deals with courtship and marriage patterns, the structure and functions of the family in various cultural settings, and the associated problems of marriage relationships. Special emphasis will be given to the nature of marriage and family in contemporary America.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010 or SOCI1020
3 Credits

SOCI3210 - Sociology Of Deviant Behavior
Fall 2014

This course presents a detailed analysis of three areas relating to the increasing crime rate in American society. Juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system are systematically explored. Emphasis is given to the issue of modifying social policy in order to deal more effectively with deviant behavior and to the effects of deviant behavior on the business community.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010 or SOCI1020
3 Credits

SOCI3220 - Introduction To Criminology
Fall 2014

This course provides a comprehensive, definitive, and modern overview of the field of criminology. The course covers the nature of criminal law, major types of crime, and leading criminological theories. Students are also exposed to the workings of the criminal justice system, including police operations, court procedures, and correctional processes. Throughout the course, students use readings, case studies, and class discussions to develop their critical and analytical thinking skills.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010 or SOCI1020
3 Credits

SOCI3230 - Sociology Of Race/Ethnicity
Fall 2014

This course presents a comprehensive analysis of the principal minorities in the United States today. A variety of sociological theories will be presented to provide insight into the concept of the U.S. as a "melting pot" culture. The scientific perspective utilized will include historical, psychological, and economic data from racial and ethnic minorities, as well as women.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010 or SOCI1020
3 Credits

SOCI3240 - Women In Society
Fall 2014

This course presents a comprehensive sociological analysis of women. While particular emphasis will be placed on contemporary American society, some cross-cultural and historical data will be presented. Economic, occupational, health and language issues will be examined. The social contributions of women will also be explored.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010 or SOCI1020
3 Credits

SOCI3250 - Sociology Of Sport
Fall 2014

This course will provide a detailed introduction to the sociology of sport. Various sociological concepts, theories, and research will be used to raise critical questions concerning the relationship between sports, culture, and society. Specifically, the course will explore a number of topics relating to sports, including the socialization process, sports and children, deviance, violence, gender issues, race, social class, the media, and the economy.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010 or SOCI1020
3 Credits

SOCI3270 - Energy and Society
Fall 2014

This course covers the relationship between energy usage and society. The first half of the course covers historical usage up to the present, and the second half covers eurrent future usage of energy.
Prerequisites: SOCI1010 and ENVS1022 or ENGR1022
3 Credits

SOCI3410 - Sociological Theory
Fall 2014

This course will provide a comprehensive explanation and analysis of sociological theory including both classical and more contemporary theories. Specifically the course will cover, but not limited to, functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, critical theory, post modernism, and feminist theory. Special attention will also be paid to the historical circumstances that gave rise to these theories and the theorists who developed them. Finally, the course will emphasize the relevance of both classical and more modern theories in contemporary society and its institutions.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010
3 Credits

SOCI3420 - Research Methods In Sociology
Fall 2014

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of research methods used by social scientists. It will focus on the fundamental principles and processes of both quantitative and qualitative research methods through active learning. That is, students will learn how to develop a research question, select appropriate research methods to answer particular questions, analyze and understand data collected, and communicate the findings to a larger audience. This course will give students the competence and skills necessary to not only understand and critically evaluate arguments and data presented to you at work or in the media every day, but also to engage in social inquiry themselves.
Prerequisite: SOCI1010
3 Credits

SOCI4800 - Senior Research Project
Fall 2014

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a research question relevant to sociology, select appropriate research methods to answer specific questions, analyze the data collected, write a research paper, and present findings to a larger audience. It is the capstone course of the sociology program.
Prerequisites: SOCI3420, 90 credits and Department Head permission
3 Credits

SOCI4801 - Sociology Practicum
Fall 2014

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1 Credits

SOCI4802 - Sociology Practicum
Fall 2014

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2 Credits

SOCI4803 - Sociology Practicum
Fall 2014

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3 Credits

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