Sociology/Social work is a transfer program within the social science/education division. This program focuses on the study of human behaviors and social relationships with specific focus on how structural arrangements of society impact individuals and interpersonal relationships. Students of this program will focus on social research, theories, and explanations of human behaviors to learn ways to provide help and/or study individuals and communities.
This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.
Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.
The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.
Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.
Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.
This course examines the major sociological concepts, theories, and research related to marriage, family, and increasing diversity of family types. Special emphasis will be on theorizing family, gender, parenting, balance work and family, and social problems interrelated to family life.
This course examines sociological concepts, theories, and research related to gendered issues. It explores development of gender cross-culturally, and consequences of dividing society along gendered lines. Topics: gender socialization, culture of gender, differences in gendered experiences in major institutions.
An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.
An examination of American racial and ethnic diversity with an attempt to understand racial and ethnic relations. The examination is made emphasizing the sociological perspective while including material from the other social sciences.
Nature and dynamics of deviant behavior. The course includes theories of deviance, social control and forms of deviant behavior. Forms may include drug use, sexual behavior (prostitution and pornography), personal violence, crime and delinquency and mental disorders.
The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.
This course will examine the expression of the visual arts through gender, history and culture. The study of art and gender is covered to better understand and define the intent and creation of art forms from ancient to contemporary culture.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester