Sociology

*SOCI 1107 – Introduction to Diversity

3 credits

This course focuses on the similarities and differences among racial, ethnic, cultural and minority populations in the United States. The goal of this course is to provide an introductory sociological perspective of diversity. Basic theories of race, ethnic, cultural and gender relations will be examined as well as the consequences of conflict, prejudice and discrimination in the United States.

SOCI 1120 – Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

An eclectic survey of various cultures both historic and contemporary. The focus of the course is to furnish, through the examination and illustration of anthropological concepts, insights into current American society.

SOCI 1150 – Marriage & Family

3 credits

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the basic principles and perspectives needed for the consideration of factors that affect dating, marriage, divorce, life span, issues and alternatives to traditional family roles and relationships.

*SOCI 1170 – Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

This course is a study of human society with emphasis in basic sociological concepts, principles and methods. Also included is the study of culture, socialization, nature of groups, deviance, sexuality and social inequalities.

SOCI 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

This course will be a discussion of particular problems related to the student’s chosen program and areas of interest.

SOCI 2201 – Personal & Human Relations

3 credits

This course presents a framework for interpersonal relationships both personally and professionally.

SOCI 2230 – Social Problems

2 credits

This course is a comprehensive sociological inquiry into the nature and prevalence of modern social problems. This course will explore the origins, current social implications and possible solutions for each of these problems.

SOCI 2231 – Juvenile Delinquency

2 credits

This course will analyze the juvenile justice system by providing information regarding philosophical theories of delinquency, the development of case law, the juvenile court process, rehabilitation approaches and current issues affecting youth.

SOCI 2232 – The Criminal Justice System

2 credits

This course will provide an overview of the criminal justice system by examining legal and political institutions as well as the behavioral nature of crime. The role of law enforcement, the courts and corrections will be analyzed through the development of case law and practical application.