*SOCI 1107 – Introduction to Diversity

3 credits

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities.

SOCI 1120 – Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

This course will explore the fundamental principles of cultural anthropology, such as knowledge of the discipline, theories, research methodologies, the diversity of global culture, diversity in basic human institutions such as marriage, family, the economy, politics, religion, as well as variations in other areas such as sex and gender, race and ethnicity, and the basis of social stratification. In general, this course will explore the sociohistorical nature of humanity, from what we know from the past to the present, as well as the various ways of life human beings socially construct their realities relative to differing times and place.

SOCI 1150 – Marriage & Family

3 credits

Analysis of the socio-historical evolution of families through the utilization of major theoretical frameworks (Functionalism, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionism). Examines the diversity of family forms and processes in contemporary society and explores the connections between families and other social institutions. Assessment of families as agents of socialization and as potential sites of social problems (violence and/or crisis).

*SOCI 1170 – Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Introduction to the theoretical foundations and methods used to gather, interpret, and evaluate data in sociology. Insight into how society is organized by focusing on the structure and function of social institutions, the impact of culture and socialization on individuals and groups, and systems of stratification among various racial and ethnic, social class, gender and sexuality groups.

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 2230 – Social Problems

3 credits

Exposure to numerous social problems prevalent in society by emphasizing the process through which social problems are identified, legitimized, and addressed across cultural contexts and time. Emphasis is given to the impact of social structures on creating and perpetuating social problems. Applying major theoretical perspectives and methodological frameworks to evaluate, analyze, and propose solutions to social problems.

SOCI 2231 – Juvenile Delinquency

2 credits

This course will examine and comparatively analyze a number of theories in the study of juvenile delinquency and also explore a range of criminogenic social factors associated with delinquent behavior. This course will also offer a survey into the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency and provide an extensive overview of the juvenile justice system and its stages of operation.

SOCI 2232 – The Criminal Justice System

3 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.

A * preceding a course number indicates that the course is part of Ohio Transfer 36.