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HM 435-477 History of Soc.
HM 481-554 Theory | Method
HM 621-656 Culture
HM 661-696 Social Control
HM 701 Social Systems
HM 706 Social Structure
HM 831-901 Social Change
HM 1001-1281 Social Psych.
HQ The Family

Course Descriptions

SOCI 1101 (Introductory Sociology)

This course is a survey of the discipline of sociology. Students will be introduced to the major concepts, theories, research methods, and selected substantive areas in the field of sociology. Students will become acquainted with the sociological perspective used by sociologists to interpret and analyze the social world.

SOCI 1160 (Introduction to Social Problems)

This course uses a social constructionist perspective to investigate the process by which social problems become a concern in society. Students will learn to apply theories and methods and to think critically about everyday social issues.

SOCI 2215 (Social Psychology)

This course investigates the relationship between individuals and their social world. Using a symbolic interactionist perspective, it includes an exploration of how our thoughts, feelings and actions are structured by society and how individuals actively produce social realities. Students will learn to apply theories and methods to everyday life and how they can take a more active part in their society.

SOCI 2220 (Introduction to Social Welfare)

This course is a study of social welfare as an institution and social work as a profession. It will include a study of various settings which offer welfare services, the development of knowledge, values, and skills relevant to social work and other human services, and an examination of the problems and gaps encountered in service delivery systems. This course is designed to contribute to the enrichment of general education for all students as well as those interested in a career in social work.

SOCI 2293 (Introduction to Marriage and the Family)

This course aims to increase students' understanding of their experiences with marriage, relationships, family life, and the social institutions and cultural environment that surround and shape these experiences. Topics include race and ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, violence, divorce, remarriage, partnership selection, relationships, singlehood, fertility patterns, and the challenges of parenthood.

Suggested Sociology Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Contains more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of 10,600 publications: including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals.
  • Films on Demand
    Consists of 7,000 video titles (77,000 segments) in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science. Also includes the new collection of United Newsreels which includes an additional 260 titles (1,250 segments).
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Includes articles from 410 full-text journals covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
  • Research Library
    Provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects and includes full-text access for thousands of titles: including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Social Science Journals
    Includes over 570 titles, with more than 340 available in full text, and provides information on hundreds of topics: including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, and international relations.
  • Sociological Collection
    Includes more than 475 full-text titles and provides information on all areas of sociology: including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture, and social structure.

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