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SOC101 Introduction to Sociology SUN# SOC1101 Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the basic concepts of sociology, sociological analysis and research. Includes social structure, status, social group, social control, social stratification, social class, gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, aging, learning and physical challenges, family, religion, education, government, health, technology, corporations, terrorism, environmental sustainability, social movements and social change, mass society, and postmodernity. Also includes globalization within and across contemporary societies and cultures.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SOC109 Introduction to Global Studies Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of modern globalization. Includes the study of dimensions of globalization, global organizations, global politics, cultural globalization, the global economy, global environmental independence, and global social movements and counter movements. Also includes global interactions and their current effects on the restructuring of cultural, political, and economic institutions worldwide.
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Information: Same as ANT 109 and GLS 109.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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SOC110 Introduction to Cities and Global Society Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the study of the urban environment. Includes exploring the city, city form and city culture, urban diversity, and urban and global dilemmas and possible solutions. Also includes a special emphasis on understanding cities and the impact of globalization at community, national, and international levels.
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SOC120 Current Social Problems Credit Hours: 3.00
Analysis of the causes, effects, and solutions to current social problems. Includes the causes, effects, and the complexity of solutions to current social problems in behavioral variance, inequality, social institutions, and global issues.
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Recommendation: Completion of SOC 101 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SOC127 Marriage and the Family Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the social functions of marriage and the family. Includes structures of marriages and families, relationships, marriage, and transformation of marriage.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SOC130 Social World of Drugs Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the social aspects of the use and abuse of drugs in the United States. Includes evolution of drug use, pharmacology, social and medical aspects of drugs, the business of drugs, sociological explanations of drug use and abuse, and social issues, policy, and politics.
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Recommendation: Completion of SOC 101 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SOC140 Sociology of Religion Credit Hours: 3.00
Sociological analysis of religion as a social institutional arena. Includes functional versus substantive definitions of religion, methodological stance sociologists take toward religion as an object of study, classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives on religion, major faith traditions, secularization versus fundamentalism, globalization and religion, new religious movements, religion and key social statuses, and religious diversity and change in the U.S.
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SOC166 Social Gerontology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the social aspects of aging and the aged. Includes the concept of the life course, the demographics of a graying United States, myths and facts about aging, sociological theories on aging, historical and cross-cultural analyses of aging, age norms, family patterns in later life, retirement patterns, living environments in later life, the social meaning of death and dying, the economics of aging, the politics of aging, social services for older Americans and religion and aging.
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Offered: Spring.
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SOC201 Race, Ethnicity, Minority Groups and Social Justice SUN# SOC2215 Credit Hours: 3.00
Social processes involved in the construction of difference. Includes race, ethnicity, minority groups, nationality, and social justice. Also includes the analysis of social, political, cultural, religious, economic and historical formations with special reference to current global trends, social conflict, and change.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SOC203 Sociology of Utopia Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of the idea of utopia and its influence on human societies throughout global history. Includes utopia and social structure, utopias before Christianity, Christian and humanist utopianism, utopian revivals and dystopias, and utopian thinking and social institutions.
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SOC204 Gender Identities, Interactions and Relations Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the social structures and processes related to gender in society. Includes sex versus gender, theoretical perspectives, politics past and present, gender and the family, love and marriage, and masculinity. Also includes gender in the workplace, in the media, religion, and medicine, and global perspectives.
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Offered: Fall.
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SOC215 Human Sexuality Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of human sexual experience throughout the life cycle, viewed from sociological and psychological perspectives. Includes psychological, sociological, and cultural legacy of sexuality, biological foundations of sexuality, varieties of sexual behaviors, sexuality and the life cycle, sexual problems, and social issues.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 with a C or better (or assessment into REA 112).
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Recommendation: Completion of PSY 100A or 100B or 101 or SOC 101 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as PSY 215.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SOC280 Sociology of Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Analysis of the role and purpose of education in society. Includes overview of the education system, social theories of education, cultural theories of educational, policy and school reform, and education for individual and societal change.
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SOC289 Topics in Community Involvement Credit Hours: 3.00
Direct, constructive student involvement in community problems. Includes social change and community service, action planning, change strategies, mobilizing personal power, team membership, causes of community problems, evaluation procedures, formal and informal community resources, geographic and functional communities, and roles of change agents and community service agents.
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Information: Students employed or working as volunteers with agencies or groups may get credit for those activities described in this course.
Information: Same as SSE 289.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of 6 credits.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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SOC296 Individual Studies in Sociology Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of special interest areas. Includes sociological question(s), methodological research design, implementation of viable research, data analysis using sociological theories, and presentation of findings.
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Information: Activities determined by conference between student and instructor related to content of this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.