SOC-SOCIOLOGY (SOC)

SOC 101G. Introductory Sociology

3 Credits

Introduction to social theory, research, methods of analysis, contemporary issues in historical and cross-cultural contexts. Covers groups, deviance, inequality, family, gender, social change, and collective behavior.

SOC 201G. Contemporary Social Problems

3 Credits

Introduction to the fundamentals of social analysis through the analysis of contemporary American social problems. Emphasis on methods of analysis and cross-national comparisons showing that the social problems studied are common to all societies. Covers racism, violence, poverty, crime, health care, and substance abuse.

SOC 258. Current Issues in Marriage and Family

3 Credits

Examination of contemporary American family life, including courtship, marriage, divorce, and child rearing. Community Colleges only.

SOC 262. Issues in Death and Dying

3 Credits

Major personal and social issues related to the process of dying in our culture. Community Colleges only.

SOC 263. Human Sexuality

3 Credits

Introduction to cultural and personal aspects of human intimacy, sexuality and the life cycle, sexual variation, and sexually transmitted diseases. Community Colleges only.

SOC 269. Sexualities and Society

3 Credits

Examines various sexualities from a sociological perspective. Topics include sexual identity, intimate relationships, sexual desire, sexual behavior, the sex industry, and the politics of sexuality. Discussion of selected topics is grounded in both macro and micro sociological viewpoints. Restricted to: Main campus only.

SOC 273. Sex and Gender

3 Credits

Analysis of changes, behaviors, and stereotypes of women and men in contemporary Western societies. Same as W S 273.