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