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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


58 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • SOC-H 100 Introduction to Sociology -Honors (3 cr.) Introduction to the central concepts, methods, and theoretical orientations of sociology. Develops a critical/analytical attitude toward societal institutions.
  • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.) Introduction to the concepts and methods of sociology with an emphasis on understanding of contemporary American society.
  • SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies (3 cr.) Introduces sociology through in-depth study of a major social problem; examines research on the problem; and explores alternative policies. Problems treated vary by section. Examples include the environment; women, men, and work; medicine in America; the sociology of sport; alcohol and drug use. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 15 credit hours. May be counted only once in the major toward departmental requirements.
  • SOC-S 105 Sociology Laboratory (3 cr.) By combining traditional classroom learning with engagement in community organizations and/or sociological research, this course offers the unique opportunity to acquire both academic and experiential knowledge of the social world.
  • SOC-S 110 Charts, Graphs, and Tables (3 cr.) Develops students' skills as consumers and producers of charts, graphs, and tables. Students learn to use data to depict social trends; assess political programs; and test social science theories. Students learn how to find, read, interpret, and evaluate graphical information, and how to present results in engaging formats.
  • SOC-S 122 Envisioning the City (3 cr.) Students conduct field research in a city in order to understand the relationship between the built environment and social problems such as obesity and residential segregation. Addresses approaches to resolving these problems through community action.
  • SOC-S 201 Social Problems (3 cr.) Social problems analyzed from the perspective of major sociological theories. Specific problems include poverty and inequality; crime, violence, and law enforcement; institutional problems (education, economy, family, health); globalization in the twenty-first century.
  • SOC-S 205 Gender and Leadership (3 cr.) Why are fewer women than men in leadership positions? This course examines the disparity using an evidence-based approach, including information from scholarly and popular works of the press. Explores how students of both genders can become better leaders. Provides an overview of how social scientists understand gender and other categories of identity as social.
  • SOC-S 210 Economic Sociology (3 cr.) Introduction to the sociological study of economic action. Provides an overview of the sociological perspective of the economy on all levels—from the actions of individuals in economic situations, to organizational behavior, to the dynamics of markets and global capitalism.
  • SOC-S 215 Social Change (3 cr.) Introduction to theoretical and empirical studies of social change. Explores issues such as modernization; rationalization; demographic, economic, and religious causes of change; and reform and revolution.