SOC - SOCIOLOGY

SOC-101 Sociology

This course is an examination of the culture and structure of human societies. The course focuses on social groups and institutions, their norms and controls, and how and why they change. Topics of discussion covered include the family, education, deviance, race and ethnicity, gender roles, social change, and social inequalities. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-102 Introduction to Human Services

Introduction to Human Services is an analysis of social welfare philosophies and social service systems in the United States. Through lectures, group participation, field trips and/or service learning options, students learn to recognize perspectives, definitions, historical developments, dynamics, current issues and trends, and social work roles while working within a multicultural society, as well as the common aspects of helping within the broad field of human services. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-103 Sociology of the Family

This course is a study of the oldest and most fundamental social institution. This course analyzes various types of courtship, parenting, human sexuality, marital breakup, and family patterns. Family life is viewed from the perspective of society and of the individual. Students are encouraged to examine their own family patterns in relation to the broad range of possibilities that are discussed. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-104 Intro to Social Work

This course is an analysis of the goals, ethics and values of social workers, agency structure, how social workers can advocate for change across client role that advocacy and a strengths-based perspective plays in the role of a social worker. Though lectures and group participation, students learn perspectives, definitions, dynamic, current issues, and social work roles while working within a multicultural society.  3 lectures, 3 credits > Lecture [3.00].

 

Credits

3

SOC-113 Social Problems

This course is the study of contemporary social issues and problems in the United States. Various theoretical perspectives are utilized in an effort to understand why particular issues become defined as problems, to determine the origin of social problems, and to critically assess proposed solutions to these perceived problems. Topics of discussion can include: crime and delinquency, poverty, family violence, overpopulation, war, AIDS, sexual assault, mental illness, racism, sexism, and classism [social inequality]. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-115 Introduction to Substance Abuse

This course presents an introductory systems-oriented approach to addressing alcohol and other drug problems. Providing an overview of chemical dependency and addiction services, the course examines causal theories, models, and definitions. In addition, intervention and prevention strategies, as well as public policy issues will be explored. Special attention will be given to the family systems perspective in theory, research, and treatment. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-116 Substance Abuse Counseling

This course offers an introduction to the field of substance abuse counseling, and examines the impact of substance abuse on individuals, families and society. Specific techniques for counseling the alcoholic and the problem drinker are presented. Additionally this course will address the etiology of substance abuse, intervention tactics, and primary/relapse prevention strategies will be discussed. Special attention will be given to substance abuse problems in diverse populations. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-120 Sociology of Gender Roles

This course is a study of the changing roles of men and women in contemporary society. Topics of discussion covered include the biological bases for differentiation in gender roles, male and female roles in a cross-cultural perspective, changing expectations for men and women in work and sports, the sexual revolution, and the consequences of gender role change. >General Education Course >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-121 The Changing Roles of Women

This course is an introductory, interdisciplinary study of the changing roles of women today. Topics of discussion include women's roles in a cross-cultural and historical perspective, the influence of biology, sexuality, and psychology on the roles of women, women in the workforce, and women as portrayed in literature, the impact of religious beliefs on women, women's changing family roles, and traditional and present-day feminism. >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

SOC-222 Ethnic-Minor Group Relations

This course is a study of the diverse ethnic and multicultural structure of the United States. Particular attention is given to Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, Italian Americans, Irish Americans, and Jewish Americans. Topics taught include social, economic, and familial structures of various ethnic groups, the dislocation of new immigrants, prejudice and discrimination, and the life styles of various minority groups. >General Education Course. >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SOC-101

SOC-291 Co-Op Work Experience [Sociology]

This course provides a student with the opportunity to gain human relations work experience in social institutions that relate to his/her career goals. This program is under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Requires 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

SOC-101

SOC-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Sociology]

This course provides a student with the opportunity to gain human relations work experience in social institutions that relate to his/her career goals. This program is under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Requires 120 hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

SOC-101

SOC-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Sociology]

This course provides a student with the opportunity to gain human relations work experience in social institutions that relate to his/her career goals. This program is under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Requires 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00]. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SOC-101