SOC 222 - Mass Media and Society3 hours Listed also as AMST 222 and CAS 222 .
SOC 220 - Introduction to Gerontology3 hours An introduction to social gerontology through basic sociological perspectives and theories. Issues unique to an aging population, including demographic trends, social issues, retirement, and health care, are analyzed through a life course approach.This course will satisfy the social sciences core area requirement.
SOC 210 - Sociology of the Family3 hours An examination of the institution of family in society with an emphasis on how race, ethnicity, age, and class shape the diversity of family experiences. This course will address the following issues: Is there a singular definition of family? What purposes do families serve in society? What social, political, cultural, economic, and legal forces affect the family? How and why is the family changing over time?
SOC 208 - Long-Term Care Administration and Social Policy3 hours An examination of selected social, economic, historical, political, and legal forces influencing the delivery of both institutional and community-based long-term care options for older adults.
SOC 205 - Latina/o Sociology3 hours An examination of the contemporary experiences of different U.S. based Latino groups focusing on regional, national and global processes. Using a critical race paradigm, ethnic and racial categorizations and understandings are examined and deconstructed. Latino/a cultures based in the U.S. are framed within the wider U.S. social, cultural and political institutions.
SOC 204 - Latin America Today3 hours An examination of contemporary problems and issues in Latin America and the Caribbean drawing on analysis and theories that address political, social, and cultural institutions, economies and economic inequality, and the possibilities and probabilities of social development.This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.
SOC 203 - Race and Race Relations in the U.S.3 hours An examination of the experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in the US. This course will focus on macro and micro-level theories that explain the patterned experiences of these groups. Emphasis will be placed on 1) a critical race perspective; 2) knowledge of the history of racial and ethnic groups in the US; 3) how individual perceptions and interactions across racial, ethnic differences are related to structural patterns.This course will satisfy the multicultural requirement.
SOC 200 - Writing in the Discipline3 hours An intensive writing course required of all sociology and criminology majors that incorporates both academic and argumentative/persuasive writing in the social sciences. Students will learn the basics of writing research papers and appropriate reference/citation style in preparation for the expectations of higher-level courses in the major. This course emphasizes critical writing, reading, and thinking, employing groundwork in theory, empirical data, and both primary and secondary research relating to the subject matter of sociology and criminology.
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3 hours Introduction to the discipline of sociology as a tool for the study of human life. Through a survey of basic sociological perspectives and theories, this course examines the social institutions of everyday life in order to become aware of the way human action and human actors shape and are shaped by their societies.Listed also as AMST 110 and BWS 110 This course will satisfy the social sciences core area requirement.