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SOCI  1301  Introduction to Sociology

The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other.  Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology.  Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SOCI  1306  Social Problems

Application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, environmental issues, deviance, or family problems. Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

SOCI  2301  Marriage & the Family

Sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family, the varied cultural patterns of the American family, and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family, as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society. Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

SOCI  2306  Human Sexuality

This course will provide an overview of the broad field of human sexuality.  Topics will be covered from various perspectives - biological, sociological, anthropological, etc., but will focus primarily on the psychological perspective.  The goal is for each student to learn factual, scientifically-based information that will provoke thought and contribute to his/her decision-making on sexual issues outside of the classroom.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.   3 credit hours.  (A)   Note: Student may take either PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 but not both.

 

SOCI  2319  Minority Studies

This course studies minority-majority group relations, addressing their historical, cultural, social, economic, and institutional development in the United States.  Both sociological and social psychological levels of analysis will be employed to discuss issues including experiences of minority groups within the context of their cultural heritage and tradition, as well as that of the dominant culture.  Core concepts to be examined include (but are not limited to) social inequality, dominance / subordination, prejudice, and discrimination.  Particular minority groups discussed may include those based on poverty, race / ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SOCI  2340  Drug Use and Abuse

Study of the use and abuse of drugs in today's society. Emphasis on the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors that contribute to this behavior. Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

SOCI  2389  Academic Co-op Sociology

Integrates on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in sociology. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of sociology. Contact the Cooperative Work Experience Office. Prerequisite: Consent of Associate Dean, and meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent. 3 credit hours. (A)

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