SOC*101, Principles of Sociology  (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

A study of modern society and its social organization, institutions, groups and social roles. Topics of study will include patterns of social interaction, the organization and stratification of groups ranging from families to corporations, and others. Learning objectives include applying scientific methods of analysis and examining social issues from a humanistic perspective. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


SOC*103, Social Problems (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

A systematic analysis of major contemporary social problems, such as mental illness, crime, poverty, and racial and ethnic conflicts, with emphasis on their origins. Recommended as the introductory course for students having a general interest in sociology. Majors in the field should also take SOC*101. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101(Updated November 2014)


SOC*114, Sociology of Aging  (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Scientific Knowledge & Understanding

This course will explore the impact of social and sociocultural conditions on the psychological, physiological, and psychosocial processes of aging. This course will explore the demographics of aging, and how the diversity of the aging population impacts societal, clinical, therapeutic, and institutional responses. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Updated November 2014)


SOC*117, Minorities in the U.S.  (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena
This course examines ethnicity in the transformation of America. The course focuses on cultures of diverse ethnic groupings, patterns of identity, discrimination due to economic forces, issues of assimilation, ethnic contributions to a multicultural democracy and other democracies. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Updated November 2014)


SOC*120, Group Dynamics (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency: Ethical Dimensions, Oral Communication in English, Scientific Knowledge & UnderstandingSocial Phenomena

An overview of the interactions generated by group experience and group leadership. Emphasis on the principle dynamics of group interaction, group decision-making, and how these may be applied both in the therapeutic milieu and within organizations. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101.  (Updated November 2014)


HLT*160/*SOC160, Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical ThinkingEthical DimensionsOral Communication in English, Scientific ReasoningSocial Phenomena
This course provides a basic overview of public health and various public health systems. It provides a foundation for the understanding of public health principles and practices for any student interested in social work, health careers, biology, health education, or simply being an informed citizen. Topics will include the effects of individual lifestyle decisions and their relation to personal and public health. The course deals with a variety of current public health threats and trends, and how public health professionals play a role in identifying and remediating or avoiding them.  Prerequisite:  Eligible for either ENG* 101E or 
ENG*101. (Updated October 2014) (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.)


SOC*190, Self and Others:  Dynamics of Diversity (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

An examination of how the United States is growing increasingly diverse.  The goal of the course is to have students understand the sociocultural nature of human identity and diversity.  Topics include race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, physical disability, sexual orientation, pluralism and its implications.  Prerequisite: SOC*101 or SOC*117.
(Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


SOC*210, Sociology of the Family (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

An examination of the evolution of contemporary relationships such as dating, cohabitation and marriage. The implications of changes in relationships and their effect on the individual, family and society will be analyzed. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


SOC*212, Sociology of Women  (3 credits) 
A study of a “Woman’s Place” from a sociological and multidisciplinary perspective. The origins of women’s position in society and the historical transformations that have occurred in the Western World and, particularly, in the United States, will be discussed along with contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


SOC*213, Human Sexuality (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

A study of contemporary human sexuality in Western society from both sociological and multidisciplinary perspectives. History and patterns of sexual behavior are discussed including such topics as contraception, sexual response, gender roles, orientation, sexual coercion, and sexually transmitted diseases. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


SOC*221, Social Inequality (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

The study of structured social inequality in the United States and globally; the existence of class and power structures and their effects on the lives of Americans; the relation of different forms of inequality based on class, ethnicity, religion, age, and gender.  The various strategies people employ to respond to inequality. Prerequisite:  SOC*101 or SOC*117 or 
ANT*205 or SOC*190.  (Updated November 2014)


SOC*225, Death and Dying (3 credits) 
A sociological and psychological study of death and dying. Topics include cultural attitudes toward death, self confrontation and value identification, dealing with dying, survivors and grieving, children and death, suicide, euthanasia.  Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Updated November 2014)


SOC*240, Criminology (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Scientific ReasoningSocial Phenomena
The course examines the nature and cause of crime, approaches to the study of crime, and its treatment and prevention.  The sociology of criminal law and the nature of criminal behavior are also examined. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG*101-ALP, ENG*101E or ENG*101(Prerequisite updated October 2015, to add ENG*101-ALP)  (Fulfills an “L” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.)


SOC*241, Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits) 
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

This course examines the meaning of the concept of juvenile delinquency. Considered are the relationships between social attitudes and definitions of youthful law violations, along with studies on various forms of delinquency. Also analyzed are the diverse theoretical interpretations of delinquency including sub cultural theories, bodily related factors, emotional pressures and environmental pressures. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101. (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)


SOC*277, Social Survey Research (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency: Social Phenomena

This course will provide students with a hands-on learning experience in social science research.  Its main purpose is to survey the major research designs and research techniques that are at the core of contemporary approaches used to study social phenomena. Students will be directly involved in designing and conducting survey research on a social issue. Topics will include interview and questionnaire design, computerized data collection, management and analysis, and writing a research report.  Prerequisite: 
MAT*168, may be taken concurrently. (Updated November 2014)


SSC*153, Women and Work (3 credits) 
A multidisciplinary study of women and work. This course provides a historical overview as well as an examination of contemporary issues such as the family and work gender socialization, sex discrimination and the emotional work in which women engage. It includes a discussion of the individual and collective strategies that women employ to meet various challenges. Topics of discussion are conditioned by the diverse backgrounds, interests and needs of students in each particular class.  Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 
ENG*101(Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.) (Updated November 2014)