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Sociology

*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 – 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

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 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

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 the Transfer Module.