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Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Sociology  

Introduces concepts and methods of sociology including investigation of socialization, group processes, social inequality, social institutions, and social change.Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 151  (3 credit hours)  
Social Interaction  

Explores the fundamental sociological and social psychological processes underlying human interaction. Focuses on the dynamics of symbolic exchange, the social context and processes shaping it, and examines its effects on the formation and maintenance of social and personality systems. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101 or PSY 110 or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 152  (3 credit hours)  
Modern Social Problems  

Examines selected social problems of the day from a sociological perspective. Topics may include family, poverty, education, crime, race, housing, population, health care, industrial development, and power. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101 or SOC 151, or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 220  (3 credit hours)  
The Community  

Examines social organization and process in modern communities, both rural and urban; social techniques of community improvement. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Three hours of sociology or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 230  (3 credit hours)  
Deviant Behavior  

Continues the nature of societal rules, rule enforcers, and rule breakers. Investigates social issues and research in crime, delinquency, drug addiction, alcoholism, mental illness, pornography, sexuality and other forms of deviance with an emphasis on theoretical explanations and social consequences. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 235  (3 credit hours)  
Inequality in Society  

Analyzes the nature, development, and persistence of inequality in various societies. Diverse dimensions of inequality are viewed as the basis for a number of specific social problems in Western and non-Western societies. Social origins of inequality are emphasized. Policy implications are addressed. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Three hours of sociology or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 249  (3 credit hours)  
Media, Society, and Culture  

Examines the interplay between media, culture, and society. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101 or permission of instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 250  (3 credit hours)  
Sociology of Popular Culture  

Explores the development and social significance of various non-elite cultural forms in the U.S., such as music, comic books, movies, and novels. Examines the development of the distinction between "highbrow" and "lowbrow" culture in race, ethnic and other subcultures, deviance, the role of gender differences in popular culture, and recent theories and debates about the relation of culture, society and their impact on social institutions. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 260  (3 credit hours)  
Population, Resources and Change  

Examines the relationship between human social and cultural systems and their environment. Perception, definition and policy responses to environmental, resource and population issues are explored. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101 or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SOC 299  (3 credit hours)  
Special Introductory Topics in Sociology  

An introductory study of a selected topic in sociology. Topics may include, but are not limited to, industrial sociology, sociology of aging, gender issues, criminology, social inequalities, sociology of families, and rural sociology. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SOC 101 or RSO 102.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture