Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Sociology (SOC)

Liberal Arts Division

SOC 101: Principles of Sociology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explains sociological principles underlying the development, structure, and function of culture, society, human groups, personality formation and social change.

SOC 102: Contemporary Social Issues

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SOC 101 or consent of instructor

Acquaints students with selected social problems, their causes and possible solutions.

SOC 202: American Society

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SOC 101 or consent of instructor

Studies modern American society, its communities, and institutions.

SOC 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: introductory course in one of the social sciences

See ANTH 205.

SOC 210: Introduction to Statistical Methods

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: PSY 101, SOC 101, MATH 096 or consent of instructor

Offers a course in understanding statistical methods and training in the useful presentation and interpretation of behavioral science data, including elementary computer use. Same as PSY 210.

SOC 261: Introduction to Social Psychology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101, SOC 101 or consent of instructor

Examines the social character of human behavior.

SOC 275: Introduction to Marriage & the Family

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SOC 101 or consent of instructor

Examines typical problems encountered in dating, courtship, marriage, and parenthood.



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