1113 Introduction to Sociology
of social interaction including patterns of social structure, culture,
socialization, family, education, religion, economic and political structures,
primary relationships, social differentiation, organization, deviance,
collective behavior, and social change. Scientific methods and sociological
theorists will be discussed.
1201 Career/Life Planning
elective course designed to help the student develop a greater understanding of
himself/herself and the meaningful world of work. Emphasizes career-planning
2083 Current Topics in Sociology
course will focus on current topics in psychology not covered in existing course
offerings. Intended for the purpose of offering high interest course topics
during the semester. It may be repeated with changes of topic. Content varies
2123 Social Problems
sociological approach to major social problems in contemporary American society.
Emphasizes concepts of aging, health care, minorities, poverty, technology, work,
and youth. A critical consideration of causes of social maladjustment and
consideration for solving societal issues.
2133 Drug Abuse
social scientific approach to the nature, role, and effects of chemical and
psychological addiction in society. Explores a variety of addiction issues as
they relate to the social institutions of family, education, politics, and
2353 General Anthropology
to the field of anthropology, emphasizing human evolution, human genetics, Old
World archaeology and the distribution of various breeding populations around
the world. Prerequisite: SOC 1113 or consent of instructor.
2593 Statistical Methods
emphasis in the course will be on applying advanced statistical techniques to
specific application areas such as social science, business, and medical fields.
Research techniques, fieldwork, and computer analysis will be the tools involved
in conducting the statistical applications in this course.
2813 Introduction to Latin America
overview of the geography, history, cultural traditions, and political systems
of Latin America.
3023 Juvenile Delinquency
focus of this course is to examine the juvenile delinquency phenomenon through
the historical context of delinquency and the changing legal environment
(includes major court decisions which have transformed the juvenile system).
Students will explore the theories of the causes of juvenile delinquency and
discuss juvenile delinquency prevention and control programs.
3033 Marriage and the Family
survey of changes in family systems over the years. Area of study includes
courtship, love, mate selection, parenthood, and family problems. The course
also examines cross-cultural comparisons and considers alternatives to
traditional family forms. Emphasis is placed on the use of empirical evidence to
evaluate popular beliefs.
3043 Social Ethics
to social ethics. This course focuses on ethical and religious values of
societies as they serve as a basis for social, legal, and political decisions.
3053 Cultural Ecology
examination of how humans have used the various aspects of the social structure
to adapt to the physical environment. Current ecological theories will be
utilized to examine social evolution from hunting and gathering to industrial
societies. Prerequisite: Nine hours of social science credit.
analysis of criminological theories. The examination of major types of crimes,
victims, and criminal behavior. Other topics include definitions, incidents, and
trends in criminal behavior and the response of law enforcement, judicial, and
4013 Sociological Theory
study of the great classical tradition in sociological theory and the expression
of this tradition in contemporary theory. The course will include (but not be
limited to) Weber, Marx, Durkheim, and Spencer. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of
social science credit.