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(SOC) Sociology

General Education course Social Science
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Corequisite: ENG 101 or college-level eligibility
An introduction to the sociological analysis of society and culture, including the origin and design of political, economic, and social institutions such as religion, the family, class and caste, education, values, norms, roles, and sociocultural change. Students learn to analyze, evaluate, and critique social structures. 3 lecture hours
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SOC 104 - Sociology of Education (3 credits)
Corequisite: ENG 101 or college-level eligibility
Overview of the relationship between the school and society. Topics include the school as an agent of social change, the role of teachers, multiculturalism, human development stages, domains of learning, and the socio-historical role of education. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Social Science
SOC 107 - Social Problems (3 credits)
Corequisite: ENG 101 or college-level eligibility
An introduction to sociological theory and methods, with background on the nature, causes of, and possible solutions to major social problems facing large, complex societies. Possible topics discussed include poverty and inequality, drug addiction, crime, health care, racial and minority group issues, and environmental concerns. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
SOC 132 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 credits)
Corequisite: ENG 101 or college-level eligibility
[also offered as WGS 132] An introduction to major theories and ideas developed within feminism and the field of gender studies. Specific topics include theoretical explanations of gender; representations of gender; economic, social, and political implications of gender constructs; and cross-cultural perspectives on gender. Texts, films, and other resources contribute toward an understanding of these issues. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
SOC 201 - Marriage and the Family (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 107 with a minimum C grade
Analyzes and evaluates the family as an institution that reflects cultural values, norms and ideals. Topics include gendering, pre-marital sex norms, mate selection, family roles, child rearing, and family structures. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
SOC 209 - Racial, Ethnic and Minority Groups (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 107 with a minimum C grade
Explores the sociological dynamics of dominant/minority group relations in contemporary U.S. society. Students examine the social construction of race and ethnicity in America as well as the reasons for immigration; patterns of inter-group contact; and the struggles associated with assimilation, acculturation, and other models of dominant/minority group interactions. 3 lecture hours
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SOC 214 - Sociology of Drug Use and Behavior (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 107 with a minimum C grade
Analysis of the political, economic, and cultural ramifications of drugs in American society within a global context. Specific topics include constructing drug use and the user as a social problem and the implications for social policy and social control (legislation, prevention, and treatment). 3 lecture hours
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SOC 230 - Special Studies in Sociology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: SOC 101 or SOC 107 with a minimum C grade; ENG 102 or divisional permission
Consists of special courses in sociology which cater to needs expressed by the student and the broader community. Taking advantage of particular faculty expertise, the course is offered on occasion in response to specific demand. 3 lecture hours

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