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Sociology

Support Area Director: Tina Ebenger, Ph.D.

Program Details


SOCL 210. General Sociology
3 hours
This course serves as an introduction to the conceptual framework of sociology and the scientific approach to social phenomena within the structure-functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist frame of reference.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Social Sciences.)
Prerequisite: EWPC 103

SOCL 240. The American City
3 hours
This course will focus on an in-depth examination of the emergence of urban American society. Explored will be the experience of urbanization, the evolution of neighborhoods, how life and social action are produced within an urban arena, spatial arrangements, the interaction of people within urban space, the nature of work in cities, social class, gender and ethnic diversity.
Prerequisite: EWPC 103

SOCL 316. Social Problems
3 hours
In this course, students will study social problems facing contemporary society. Students will explore the concept of "social problems" and such issues as street crime, poverty, drug use, racism, sexism, loss of jobs, and family disorganization within urban and rural settings. The use of different perspectives promotes a broad understanding of the study of social problems.
Prerequisite: EWPC 103; SOCL 210;
Cross-listed: SSC 316

SOCL 317. Masters of Sociological Theory
3 hours
This course examines the origins of sociology from the social philosophers of the late nineteenth century to the more contemporary sociologists in the twentieth century. Special emphasis will be on the legacy of sociology's three founding theorists: Durkheim, Weber, and Marx.
Prerequisite: EWPC 103; SOCL 210

SOCL 330. Family Sociology
3 hours
This course is designed to give a comprehensive view of the American family within a multidisciplinary approach. Using the social system as a frame of reference, the foundation is presented for a scientific study of the social organization, function, and group relationships both within the institutional and structural framework of the family and its interchanges with other social systems. Current research is emphasized.
Prerequisite: EWPC 103; SOCL 210

SOCL 350. Social Structure and Conflict in American Society
3 hours
This course is a historical survey and theoretical analysis of the changing social and psychological foundations of conflict in American society with special attention given to the social structure and culture as generative of civil strife and violence. Comparative methods and scientific models are used in search for an explanation of violence and rebellion, particularly in the contemporary setting.
Prerequisite: EWPC 103; SOCL 210
Cross-listed: SSC 350

SOCL 496. Topics in Sociology
3 hours
This course will investigate, analyze and discuss significant and contemporary topics in the field of sociology. Topics courses (but not specific courses) may be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Prerequisites: EWPC 103; SOCL 210




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