SOCIOLOGY




SOCI 2001  - Basic Skills in the

Behavioral Science .......................................00 OR 3.00 Credits Effective communication and critical thinking skills essential  to academic occupational success in the behavioral sciences.  [Fall- Spring]


SOCI 2011  - Principles of Sociology......................3.00 Credits

An introduction to the concepts, assumptions, principles and methods used to study man as a social organism. This course is a prerequisite for further study in sociology.  [Fall- Spring]


SOCI 2013  - Families: Comparative

Social Perspective ....................................................3.00 Credits

Course designed to help students gain an understanding of the differences that prevail between societies with regard to families. Issues addressed include definitions and concepts of the family; different types of global family systems; the  interaction  of  family change and other social, cultural, economic and political change; the  relationships  between families and other social institutions, the role of  gender  and  age  in family relationships; and sources and outcomes of stability, conflict, and dissolution within families. This course provides a broad picture of family organization, examining how social forces have  influenced  family organization throughout history. 


SOCI 2031  - Intro to Anthropology ......................3.00 Credits

A survey of the concepts, methods and procedures used to study primitive and non-western cultures.  [Fall-Spring]


SOCI 2271  - Practicum I ....................................... 3.00 Credits

This course provides an opportunity for students majoring in social work (SOCI  2271)  to  gain  practical  experience in agency settings. It can be taken at any level between sophomore and  senior status.  Students spend a minimum of 10 hours per week in an agency which must be germane to student interest and approved by advisor.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2011 and SOCI 2601.  [Fall-Spring]


SOCI 2272  - Practicum II ..................................... 3.00 Credits

This course provides an opportunity  for  students  to  continue  in the agency and take a second practicum in an agency.  Students  are expected to  defray  cost  of  transportation  to  and  from  agencies and    other  professional  expenses  incidental  to  this  experience. Prerequisite:  SOCI 2271.  [Fall]


SOCI 2275  - Interviewing Practicum.................... 3.00 Credits

This course provides training in interviewing people who see help in solving problems.  Videotapes are made as  students  practice interviews and these are analyzed.  [Spring]


SOCI 2282  - Social Basis of Human Behavior .....3.00 Credits This course covers  the  ecological  approach  to  human  behavior. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to  identify  the stages and characteristics of normal human growth and development within  the context  of  the  social  environment. Topics   include psychosocial development family functioning and group functioning. Observational and laboratory/field experiences required.

Prerequisite:   PSYC   1101 [Fall-Spring]


SOCI 2290  - Intimacy and Marriage ....................3.00 Credits

A study of contemporary  writings  on  the  dynamics  of  a  two- person relationship, a review of attitudes toward sexuality and current issues regarding love and marriage.  [Spring]


SOCI 2291  - The Sociology of Gender Roles........3.00 Credits

An examination of traditional sex roles in various organizations, institutions, alternatives to these roles, sexism, and  sexuality. [Spring]

SOCI 2601  - Urban Social Problems ....................3.00 Credits

An investigation of social dimensions of  change,  conflict,  and disorganization in society, along with an analysis of institutional and deviant behavior patterns.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011.  [Fall-Spring]


SOCI 3001  - Culture/Global Citizenship..............3.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the study of culture and global citizenship. It will examine major theoretical perspectives, concepts and issues in sociology and involve students in critical analyses and evaluation of the intersections of global citizenship and different cultures, i.e., education, stratification, religion, age, gender, race/ethnicity, forma; organizations, colonialism, and human movements. Students will also be introduced to comparative research on global citizenship and culture.


SOCI 3310  - Problems in Marriage

and Divorce ..............................................................3.00 Credits

A survey of norms and behaviors prevailing in marital   settings, factors creating tension in  marriage  and  causes  for  adjustment  to divorce.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011 [Spring]


SOCI 3311  - The Family.........................................3.00 Credits The study of family as a basic social institution, with emphasis on academic, structural, functional and historical approaches through which the family may be analyzed.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011 [Fall]


SOCI 3312  - The Black Family..............................3.00 Credits

An  examination  of  the  Black  Family  in America,  with  special emphasis  on historical development of this family  from  slavery through  the  Black Revolution of the '60s.

Prerequisites: SOCI 3310 or SOCI 3311 [Spring]


SOCI 3315  - Cultural Anthropology .....................3.00 Credits The cultural approach to an understanding of human group life through the study of literate and non-literate societies.

Prerequisites:  SOCI  2031 [Spring]


SOCI 3317  - The Culture of Africa .......................3.00 Credits

A survey  of  indigenous  cultures  and  societies  of Africa,  with particular emphasis upon such topics as kinship, politics, economics, religion  or sociocultural change.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2011 and SOCI 2031.[Fall]


SOCI 3318  - Comparative Ethnology ...................3.00 Credits

An intensive study of the culture of selected areas of the world, such as Japan, Philippines, Caribbean and South America.    Particular attention will be given to such topics  as  kinship  religion,  politics, law  and economics.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2031 and SOCI 2011.[Spring]


SOCI 3319  - Seminar in Afro-American Anthr ...3.00 Credits

An intensive study of the various aspects of the culture of Black Americans and the relevancy of their contribution to the progress of man. Attention will be given to such topics as Afro-American musical styles, Black American Speech behavior, Black religious cults and sects, and  the contemporary Black Revolution.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2031.  [Fall]


SOCI 3321  - Population Problems ........................3.00 Credits

An analysis of the growth, composition, distribution and future trends of  population  with  particular  reference  to  the  United  States.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011[Spring]


SOCI 3322  - Social Institutions .............................3.00 Credits The development and change of basic social institutions:  family, government, economy, education and religion. Also, an analysis of the  role  of  social  institutions  in  creating  and  sustaining the sociologist.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.  [Spring]


SOCI 3323  - Social Movements .............................3.00 Credits

A study of social confrontations and alienation generating social movements, and the impact of  movements  on  the  social  order. Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.  [Spring]


SOCI 3324  - Culture and Personality Dev ...........3.00 Credits

A study of cultural forces that influence the development of personality.  Topics will include socialization,  nature  vs.   nurture, social   differentiation,   language        and geographical variation.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2011 and SOCI 2031.  [Fall]


SOCI 3329  - Community Mental Health..............3.00 Credits This course is designed to emphasize the  effect  of  social  systems on human adjustment and functioning. Social planning is considered as  a means for promoting positive mental  health.   Topics  include community resources, effective service delivery and utilization of human services  and  program  evaluation. Observation  and "laboratory" field  experiences will be required.

Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 [Spring]


SOCI 3330  - Drug Physiology & Classification ...3.00 Credits The course examines the principles of drug action and  physiology. Drug classification, tolerance, dependence, and models of addiction will be topics that are emphasized.

Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or SOCI 2011 [Spring]


SOCI 3331  - Substance Abuse & Treatment ........3.00 Credits This   course   examines   substance        abuse        and dependence, substance intervention techniques, and methods of treatment.  Other topics  will include impact of substance abuse on the family and the community and  an analysis of rehabilitation methods.

Prerequisites: PSYC  1101  and  SOC 2011 [Fall]


SOCI 3340  - Intergroup Relations ........................3.00 Credits

A study of sociocultural, psychological and ecological factors that influence behavior patterns of racial, ethnic and religious groups  in America.

Prerequisites:  SOCI  2601  and  SOCI 2011[Spring]

SOCI 3341  - Sociology of Education .....................3.00 Credits

A study of education as a social institution, including school and community relations.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.  [Fall]


SOCI 3342  - Social Stratification ..........................3.00 Credits

An analysis of normative techniques for stratifying the human group and the  institutionalized  inequality  engendered  by  this   process. Prerequisites: SOCI 2011, SOCI 2601 [Spring]


SOCI 3350  - Social Gerontology ...........................3.00 Credits

A survey of cross-cultural views on aging, social implications  of aging population, social adjustment to  the  process  of  aging,  and societal reactions to and provisions for persons   in   later   life.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011 [Fall]


SOCI 3351  - Social Legislation & the Aged .........3.00 Credits This course provides an overview of legal issues that are most likely to arise for the elderly and  the  laws  concerning  these  issues.

Prerequisites: SOCI 3350 [Fall]


SOCI 3352  - Service Del Sys and the Aged...........3.00 Credits

A survey of types, functions and problems of agencies delivering services for the elderly.

Prerequisite: SOCI 3350.


SOCI 3353  - Counseling and the Aged .................3.00 Credits

A survey  of  problems  in  later  life  and  an  overview  of  related counseling techniques.

Prerequisite: SOCI 3350 [Spring].


SOCI 3354  - Aging & The Social Policy ...............3.00 Credits This course focuses on societal responses to needs of  the  elderly with  emphasis  on  the  evolution  and  implementation  of    laws, initiatives,  and elderly services.  Special attention will be given to topics that include Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, The  Older    Americans    Act,  Medicare, Age  Discrimination  in Employment Act, Action, The Living Will, Major Health directives, Health Care Reform, and other codes that  impact on the welfare of elderly persons.


SOCI 3360  - Urban Sociology................................3.00 Credits

A study of the processes and patterns of urban  development,  along with impact of urbanism   of   social   interaction   and   societal organization.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.  [Fall].


SOCI 3361  - Urban Planning ................................3.00 Credits

An  analysis  of  techniques  used  in  organizing,    operating    and sustaining the urban machinery.

Prerequisite: SOCI 3360.  [Spring]


SOCI 3362  - Political Sociology.............................3.00 Credits

A survey  of  major  issues  and  problems  in  the  field  of  Political Sociology, political power structures, and elitist  and  pluralist approaches to community power structures.

Prerequisites: SOCI  2601  and SOCI 2011. 


SOCI 3363  - Industrial Psychology.......................3.00 Credits

An overview of the industrial  order,  including  consequences  of their division of labor,   patterns   of   differentiation   and   the relationship between social structures and  productivity.

Prerequisites:  SOCI  2601, SOCI 3360, PSYC 1101 and [Fall]


SOCI 3364  - Public Opinion &

Communication Media............................................3.00 Credits

An overview of public opinion, nature and development manipulations and a survey of techniques to conduct   polls   and forecast  election  results.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.  [Spring].


SOCI 3365  - Complex Organization .....................3.00 Credits

A survey of complex organization, types, development and function and the relationship of technology to bureaucracy.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601, SOCI 2011.  [Fall]


SOCI 3366  - Social Change....................................3.00 Credits

An analysis of theories, processes and implications of recent social changes.

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.  [Spring]


SOCI 3367  - Sociology of Occupations .................3.00 Credits

A study of occupational differentiation, institutions of work and relation of workers to work  organizations.

Prerequisite:  SOCI  2601.  [Fall]


SOCI 3368  - Sociology of Housing ........................3.00 Credits

A study of housing as influenced by spatial distribution,   socio- economic factors,   demographic   differentiation,   governmental regulations   and funding priorities.  [Spring]

Prerequisites: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011.


SOCI 3370  - Criminology and Penology ..............3.00 Credits

A survey of causes and types of criminal behavior, procedures for preventing crime, and concepts  of  penology  and  rehabilitation.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2601 and SOCI 2011  [Fall].


SOCI 3371  - Juvenile Delinquency .......................3.00 Credits The nature and extent of juvenile delinquency, analysis of  patterns and  sociological theories of  causation,  role  of  the  police  and courts.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011 and SOCI 2601.  [Spring].


SOCI 3380  - The Black Church.............................3.00 Credits This  course  examines  the  unique  history  of  Afro-American religious experiences.  Special emphasis is  placed  on  the  role  of slavery   in structuring Black religious activities; the   impact   of emancipation on schism within the Black Church and the socio-cultural functioning  of  the Black Church.  [Spring]


SOCI 3381  - Sociology of Religion ........................3.00 Credits

A study of the ways in which society, culture and   personality influence religion and, conversely, how  religion  and,  conversely, how religion affects  these  socio-cultural  determinants  of  human behavior.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011.  [Fall].


SOCI 3386  - Poverty and Welfare .........................3.00 Credits The course is designed to acquaint the student with the nature, scope and effects of poverty.   Emphasis is placed on historical social problems and the response of the welfare system to these problems. Observations        and  campus  "laboratory"  and  off-campus  field experiences  will  be  included.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011 [Fall]


SOCI 4300  - Behavioral Statistics .........................3.00 Credits

An introduction to statistical concepts, methods and techniques used in behavioral sciences.  Topics  include  frequency  distributions, graphs, measures of tendency, variability, standard scores and the normal curve, co relational techniques, hypothesis testing, sampling theory   and significance differences.

Prerequisite: Math 1111.  [Fall-Spring]


SOCI 4304  - Behavioral Research.........................3.00 Credits

An introduction to research procedures used in   the   behavioral sciences including experimental design, research methodology, and scientific writing.

Prerequisite: SOCI 4300 [Fall-Spring]


SOCI 4401  - The Psychology of Aging ..................3.00 Credits This  course  examines  the  psychological  aspects  of  aging  with emphasis  on the  sensory  processes,  learning,  psycho-  motor performance,  mental  functioning, motivation, and interactions  in health-behavior  relations during the latter years of the life cycle. Prerequisite: SOCI 2011.


SOCI 4435  - Death and Dying ...............................3.00 Credits This course will focus on death, society, and human experience and several issues regarding treatment and non-treatment of the dying or those who wish to die.  [Spring]. Prerequisite: SOCI 2011.


SOCI 4451  - Social Theory ....................................3.00 Credits The development of sociology as influenced by scholars in Europe and the United States, with greater emphasis  on  the  American Writers.

Prerequisite: SOCI 2011 [Fall] Sociology Major.


SOCI 4454  - Sociology Seminar ............................3.00 Credits

A course designed especially for senior sociology majors.  Emphasis is placed upon synthesizing concepts, principles, theories  and methodology of sociology via lectures, student reports, group discussions        and        closely        supervised investigation.

Prerequisite: Sociology seniors [Fall]


SOCI 4455  - Honors Course in Sociology ............4.00 Credits May  not  be  enrolled  in  one  of  the  following  Class(s):  Senior. Supervised reading in a specialized area of sociology under the direction of an instructor.  Prerequisites: senior standing with  "B" average  and approval of instructor.  [Spring]


SOCI 4464  - Social Psychology..............................3.00 Credits Scientific study of the experience  and  behavior  of  individuals  in relation to other individuals, groups and cultures. Views individuals in foreground against a background of social forces  with  emphasis on  the relationship between social interaction and the behavior of individuals.

Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or SOCI 2011. [Spring]