SOC 100 — Introduction to Sociology
|Compare and contrast the three main theoretical paradigms in sociology and analyze social phenomena from these different perspectives.
|Describe the sociological imagination and apply its emphasis on the interconnections between individuals and macro-level forces.
|Critical Thinking and Research Methods
|Demonstrate the ability to think critically about knowledge and understand the basic principles of quantitative and qualitative scientific research methods.
|Culture and Socialization
|Understand the process of social interaction and describe the role of culture and socialization in the development of the self.
SOC 105 (PSYC 105) — Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
|Conflict and Communication
|Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques of effective interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.
|Demonstrate an understanding of the common elements of all families and the diversity of family life within the United States.
SOC 110 — Social Problems
|Identify Social Problems
|Identify current social problems and the social and historical factors influencing them.
|Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis of social policies and proposals.
|Compare and contrast the main theoretical paradigms in Sociology and analyze social problems from these different perspectives.
|Understand the role of social movements and other forms of activism in the solving of social problems.
SOC 115 — Introduction to Women’s Studies
|Theories of Gender
|Describe and apply the major theoretical approaches to understanding gender and the social experiences of women.
|Describe the social-psychological theories of gender differentiation and socialization and their role in the development of the self.
SOC 125 (PSYC 125) — Human Sexuality
|Students will demonstrate knowledge of structural and functional sexual anatomy, including an understanding of pregnancy and contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases and sexual dysfunction.
|Students will identify and describe the sociocultural aspects of sexuality including power and coercion, varieties of sexual expression, and the role of sexuality in society.
|Students will understand theories of sexual attraction (including sexual orientation), love and intimacy, communication, and methods of expressing (experiencing?) sexual relationships.
SOC 130 — Introduction to Sociology of Health
|Understand and apply sociological theories and concepts to analyze the experience of health and illness, including chronic illness and disability.
|Social Location and Health
|Describe the impact of race/ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disabilities on health status and the experience of health and illness.
|Institutions and Health
|Explain how economic, political, and institutional structures shape health, illness, and disease.
|Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary debates in health and social policy, including proposals for health care reform.
|Role of Activists
|Analyze the role of activists in the health care system.
SOC 135 — Gender and Society
|Students will identify cross-cultural differences in gender roles and variations of gender roles within the U.S. with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, and social class.
|Students will describe the social construction of gender and differentiate it from essentialist viewpoints of gender.
|Students will identify and evaluate research in the study of gender.
SOC 145 (PSYC 145) — Psychology and Sociology of Aging
|Students completing the course will be able to identify the most significant biological, psychological, and social issues of aging.
|Theories of Aging
|Students completing the course will be able to discuss the major theories applied to the experience of aging.
|Diversity of Aging
|Students completing the course will be able to identify the differing experiences and needs of the elderly based on sex, race, ethnicity, and social class.
SOC 165 — Self and Society
|Demonstrate an understanding of the basic premises of social psychology from the symbolic interactionist perspective.
|Demonstrate an understanding of how the self and society are created and reproduced through interaction.
|Analyze and interpret the diversity of subjective experience (perception, cognition, emotions) and behavior as it relates to race/ethnicity, social class, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability.
SOC 170 — Introduction to Justice Studies
|Perspectives of Justice
|Compare and contrast the various perspectives of justice in how it is defined and interpreted.
|Describe the sociological imagination within an analysis of justice as it relates to interactions between individuals and larger social institutions.
|Demonstrate the ability to think critically about the social construction of social justice and how it impacts the lives of underrepresented individuals.
|Understand social justice movements primarily regarding ethnic and racial groups in the United States.
SOC 175 — Introduction to LBGTQI Studies
|Analyze the connections between historical and contemporary issues of LGBTQ experience from a sociological perspective.
|Understand and differentiate between classical sociological theories in addition to queer theory as a way to understand the LBGTQ experience.
|Self and Society
|Analyze processes of face-to-face interaction as well as social institutions in shaping minority sexual identities.
SOC 200 (AIS 200 / MCS 200) — Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups
|Students will analyze, through essays, the ways that individuals can alter personal behavior to challenge institutional structures towards the reduction of racism, sexism, and homophobia in everyday life.
|Students will complete exams which demonstrate their ability to evaluate the concepts and theories of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in America.
SOC 205 (PSYC 205) — Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
|Give examples of the components of a Behavioral Sciences research design including such concepts as Research Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis, Independent Variable, Dependent Variable, Types of Data, and variations in Sampling and Experimental Design.
|Apply Data Organization techniques and differentiate between and then calculate Descriptive Statistics including measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Variability, Correlation, and Regression.
|Differentiate between and calculate both Parametric and Non-Parametric Inferential Statistics including Chi Square, t-test, and ANOVA and use established Concepts of Probability to determine Statistical Significance via Critical Value Tables and Computer Applications.