Sociology Course Offerings

SO 251 - Principles of Sociology

This is a course designed to acquaint students with the nature of sociology, and will be an overview of the basic concepts, theories and research essential for sociological analysis of human interaction. The class will give an opportunity to develop a broad perspective of the social arrangements that cause our society to be cohesive and non-cohesive at other times. Both the objective and subjective realities of social interaction will be examined. To this end, the primary unit of analysis will be the social structure because the social structure of U.S. society, particularly in terms of the political and economic consideration of power, is the primary basis of stratification within our society. There will also be opportunities to focus more narrowly on particular topics of interest.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SO 254 - Social Problems

This course is designed to acquaint students with the nature of social problems and provide an overview of the basic concepts, theories and research essential for analysis of social problems. Issues examined include family and generation problems, divorce, youth contra-culture, the status of women, crime and delinquency, racial, ethnic, and religious prejudice, environmental crisis, populations, and urban and rural problems. The course allows students to develop a broad perspective of the social arrangements that cause our society to be cohesive at one point in time and non-cohesive at other times. Both the objective and subjective realities of social problems are examined using the social structure of the United States as the primary unit of analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on the political and economic considerations for power as the primary basis of stratification within our society. There will also be opportunities to focus more narrowly on particular topics of interest.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SO 260 - Race & Ethnicity

This course focuses on national issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class, in the context of the developing global economy. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will apply historical, sociological, medical and economic theories to issues of multiculturalism in the United States. This course is designed to equip any interested student with the intellectual skill and social theory necessary to understand issues of cultural diversity. Using theoretical perspectives developed in this course, each of the United State\'s major ethnic and racial groups as well as future demographic trends are discussed.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SO 265 - Crime in Society

This course is designed to acquaint students with the nature of crime in our society and includes an overview of the basic concepts, theories and research essentials for analysis of crime in society. Concepts of crime, law and criminology, theories of crime causation, crime typologies, and the criminal justice system are covered. This course provides the tools for understanding the impact of crime and the criminal justice system on one\'s life from both interpersonal and global perspectives with regard to considerations such as race, gender, class religion, etc.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SO 270 - American Families in Transition

This is an overall view of the changing American family from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The course is a comprehensive view of the changing American family and encompasses the sociological, psychological, economical and political disciplines. Historical and contemporary subject matter will be discussed as well as the impact that changing economic and social conditions have had on the traditional family.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)