SOC106: Principles of Sociology

An introduction to basic social concepts, theoretical perspectives and research methods. Topics include societies, cultures, social organization, social inequalities, social institutions, group behavior and the impact of globalization, population growth, and new technologies upon individuals and societies.

SOC209: Sociology of Race & Ethnicity

This course focuses on the study of racial and ethnic relationships; analyzes the structures and circumstances which promote political, economic, and cultural domination; the role of racist ideology; the pervasive nature of prejudice and discrimination; survival and resistance strategies of the dominated.

SOC210: Marriage & Family: Sociology of Family Interaction and Organization

Study of the social aspects of family life and the impact of society upon families. Topics include historical forms of family life, varieties of contemporary families, the effects of changing cultural values and economic forces upon the daily life and stability of families, gender, the social psychology of love and romance, sex, parenting, and divorce. The course also covers family policy issues.

SOC215: Social Problems

A survey of the nature and range of social problems, the global and societal conditions which give rise to them, and the methods by which societies attempt to cope with them.

SOC220: Sociology Of Health And Health Care

This course examines the socio-cultural aspects of health, illness and health care. Topics include development of scientific medicine, social epidemiology; definition of health and illness; social and cultural dimensions of disease and the illness experience; ethical issues in health care and health care reform. Effects of social stratification on access to health care, health professionals; the politics and economics of health care for selected diseases, such as breast cancer and HIV, are explored.

SOC241: Selected Topics in Sociology

This course will serve as a vehicle to either deepen students' knowledge of subjects addressed in Sociology introductory courses or explore issues outside the traditional curriculum.