Sociology Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.


SOC 204
Sociology in Everyday Life -- 4 Credits

Introduces the sociological perspective and the scientific study of human social behavior. Focuses
on the core concepts, theories, and research on human interactions within social groups and how
people are shaped by their social locations (status, roles, race, class, sex, age, etc.) within
society's structures, stratification systems, and institutions, and by cultural processes such as
socialization and group dynamics. Prerequisite: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit
available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOT­B.


SOC 205
Social Change in Societies -- 4 Credits


Explores how societies change by utilizing sociological perspectives to compare and contrast the
impacts of changes on individuals and our social institutions (such as the family, economy,
politics, education, and religion). Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOT­B.


SOC 206
Social Problems -- 4 Credits


Applies the sociological perspective to the study of social problems, including their
identification, analyses of causes and consequences, and considerations of possible solutions.
Explores topics such as inequality, poverty, crime and delinquency, substance abuse,
discrimination, domestic violence, the environment, global stratification, and international
conflict. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social
Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS,
Social Sciences/ASOT­B.