Sociology (SOCI)

(Social Sciences)

Courses

SOCI 210  Introduction to Sociology  3 Credits (3,0)

Students are provided an integrated survey of the fundamental concepts of culture, forms of collective behavior, community and social organization, social interaction, and social change. The social effects of aviation and the impact of science on the social order living in an air age will also be investigated.

SOCI 299  Special Topics/Social Science  1-6 Credit (1-6,0)

These are individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in the areas of history, sociology, psychology, and human culture in general. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and approval of the department chair.

SOCI 300  Marriage & Family  3 Credits (3,0)

This course analyzes the sociological, physical, psychological, legal and economic aspects of the American family. Demographic trends and interpersonal behavior in family and marriage are discussed, including childbearing and divorce, theories of mate selection, preparation for marriage, marital interaction, sexuality, parenthood and marital adjustment. Contemporary controversial issues, such as the relationship of unmarried couples, alternative marriage forms, abortion, and violence are also addressed as they relate to the family.

SOCI 310  Personality Development  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a survey of selected theories of human nature and functioning from the beginnings of modern Psychology to present developments, including psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, biological, humanistic and other types. Various concepts of personality and the associated methodologies for gathering validating knowledge are explored. Theories are applied to normal issues in personal, professional and relational life, and theory-related skills are taught for self-awareness, problem-solving, habit change, and emotional and interpersonal competence.

SOCI 399  Special Topics/Social Science  1-6 Credit (1-6,0)

These are individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in the areas of history, sociology, psychology, and human culture in general. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and approval of the department chair.

SOCI 499  Special Topics/Social Science  1-6 Credit (1-6,0)

These are individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in the areas of history, sociology, psychology, and human culture in general. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and approval of the department chair.