Sociology (SOCIO)

  • SOCIO 1100 (IAI S7 900)
    Introduction to Sociology

    3  credit hours

    Students explore the concepts and theories necessary to systematic understanding of our social worlds. Topics may include considering sociology as science, the nature of large- and small-scale groups, social stratification, historical eras and social change, and race, ethnic and gender relations. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 1120 (IAI S7 904D)
    Sociology of Sex, Gender and Power

    3  credit hours

    Examines the difference between behavior based on biology and behavior based on what society says is appropriate in order to be masculine or feminine. Examines the question of what forces in society are most influential in determining the "place" of men and women with special emphasis on power. Examines how this influence works through the process of socialization and core social institutions, including marriage and family, education, religion, the economy and politics. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 1800 
    Special Project

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Social science courses integrate two or more disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Special project social science courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.)

  • SOCIO 1820 
    Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected sociology topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2200 
    Introduction to Research Methods

    3  credit hours

    Examination of social science research methods from theoretical, applied and ethical points of view. Acquaints students with qualitative and quantitative techniques and procedures used to measure human behavior, gather and analyze data, and evaluate and report on the findings. Prerequisite: At least one course in the social and behavioral sciences. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2205 (IAI M1 902)
    Statistics for the Social and Behavioral

    3  credit hours

    A basic examination of the application of statistical methods in the analysis of quantitative data. Use of computer technology and application software in academic and applied research. An understanding of frequently used statistical methods including selection based on scale characteristics and theoretical relationships, quantitative methods, appropriate use and inherent weaknesses. Prerequisite: Demonstrated geometry competency (level 2), and Mathematics 0482 (or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better or qualifying score on the mathematics placement test or qualifying A.C.T. math score and at least one course in the social/behavorial sciences or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • SOCIO 2210 (IAI S7 901)
    Social Problems

    3  credit hours

    Comparatively examines the linkages among social structures, culture and human experience in the context of the globalization process. Students examine a variety of topics, which may include the unequal distribution of power and wealth; issues of sex, gender and social class; hunger; the role of multinational corporations; war and international conflict; oppression of various kinds; crime; poverty; the media; other social institutions; resource/environmental use and depletion, and population. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2215 (IAI S7 903D)
    Racial and Ethnic Relations

    3  credit hours

    Provides a unique perspective to help understand how groups of people from different races, ethnic groups or other cultures interact. Examines differential power between groups and analyzes the social structures that are used to maintain these power differences. Focuses on cultural diversity and various dimensions of discrimination and prejudice, including an analysis of inequality and its origins, conditions under which inequality occurs and persists, changing inequality, and ways to deal with minority group problems. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2220 (IAI S7 902)
    Sexual Relationships, Marriage & Family

    3  credit hours

    A cross-societal focus on sex-roles, dating, mate selection and sexuality. Traditional and emerging marriage, family and child-rearing patterns are explored from multi-national and global perspectives. Marital dynamics, including expressiveness, marital power, conflict, family violence, divorce and the later years of marriage are featured. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2225 
    Sociology of Violence

    3  credit hours

    Examines the nature and causes of violence in the context of contemporary society and how the structure of society itself, as well as various social factors, contribute to violence. Explores types of violent behavior, including interpersonal, collective and organizational. (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2251 
    Health & Illness in Contemporary Society

    3  credit hours

    This course examines illness as a phenomenon, which both influences and is influenced by society. As such, it can be viewed as a form of social deviance, which patients, healers and the larger society attempt to reduce. Perspectives provided by theory and research in the sociology of deviance, occupations and complex organizations are employed to gain an understanding of health and illness behavior, health practitioners and health institutions. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2252 
    Social Gerontology: Aging and Society

    3  credit hours

    This course focuses on aging with emphasis on demographic trends, individual aspects of aging, such as family and social support networks, retirement and adaption to aging. Particular emphasis is given to issues surrounding aging and society including the economy, politics, health and social services, and public policy - both nationally and at the local level. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2253 
    Dying, Death and Bereavement

    3  credit hours

    Examines the social meanings of dying and death, as well as grief and bereavement processes. Topics include the funeral, ethical issues, children and dying, hospice, suicide and bereavement history in America. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2290 
    Sociology of Communication & Media

    3  credit hours

    Analyzes the effects of a variety of media on society, social interaction and communications. Examines the structure and organization of traditional (such as printed media, television or radio) and new (such as electronic and digital) media and social networking technologies (such as MySpace, Facebook or Second Life) as well as their cultural, political, economic and social impacts. Specific topics include the role of the media in shaping or creating social issues and influencing the public, the ways in which organizations, interest groups and social movements gain access and use diverse media to shape public discourse on a global scale. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2800 
    Special Project

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Social science courses integrate two or more disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Advanced special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.). This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected.

  • SOCIO 2820 
    Advanced Selected Topics I

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • SOCIO 2821 
    Advanced Selected Topics II

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • SOCIO 2822 
    Advanced Selected Topics III

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • SOCIO 2823 
    Advanced Selected Topics IV

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (6 lab hours)

  • SOCIO 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SOCIO 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SOCIO 2870 
    Internship (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SOCIO 2871 
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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