This course is designed to introduce students to the basic terminology, theories, research and topics sociologists study. More specifically, students will be introduced to the relationship between the individual and society; how social structures, such as organizations, family, the mass media, etc., shape views, perceptions, and behaviors; and to society's issues and problems. SYG2000 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. SYG2000 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
This course is an examination of the major social problems found in our changing social environment. More specifically, students will be introduced to a variety of topics which may include inequality based on class, race, ethnicity, education, age; violence in society; the changing family; social problems related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and global social problems. SYG2010 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. SYG2010 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
A study of minority dominant relations with emphasis on ethnic, racial, and religious minorities. This is an International/Intercultural competency course.
A study of juvenile and delinquent behavior and its development which focuses on the social structure of society to find patterns of delinquent activity and its causations.
A study of crime and criminal behavior, and its cause and related effects on society, with an emphasis given to criminal theory, and the sociological implications of criminal behavior.
The Sociology of Human Sexuality is a general review of the scientific principles related to the study of human sexuality. Topics include: the cultural context of sexuality, theoretical perspectives of sexuality, research methods, gender/sex roles, sexual orientation, sexual coercion, sexual anatomy, sexual arousal, pregnancy, STDs/STIs, love and human intimacy, and human sexuality through the life course. SYG2340 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of Gordon Rule for writing. SYG2340 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
A study of the institution of the family utilizing historical, cross cultural and sub-cultural comparisons to understand the background evolution and current familiar structures of the world.
A directed study course in Sociology. The course will be available to both majors and non-majors who wish to investigate a particular problem. The student will make application for the course to the Associate Dean of the Social Behavioral Sciences Department via an instructor with whom he wants to work. Prerequisite to be ascertained by the instructor and the Associate Dean.
This course is designed to provide interested students with elective credit in the direct pplication of classroom theory to real world experiences either in a field setting under the supervision of a qualified in-service supervisor, or in a research project with a qualified faculty member. This course provides students with opportunities to relate the knowledge acquired in the classroom to valuable hands-on experiences with sociology-related projects. Instructor or or department approval required.