Sociology Undergraduate Lower-Division Courses

General survey of the field of sociology. Sociology as a science; society and culture; social groups; social institutions; social interaction; social change.

  • Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement.
  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior. GT-SS3.
  • 4 Credits

SOC 2010 OL1 Special Topics Lower Division Folklore & the Paranormal

Instructor: Lilika Belet

Class Number: 38911

Session: Main Campus Semester

Location: Online Course

Credits: 3

Description: Allows lower-division study of a specific topic.

SOC 2010  OL2Special Topics Lower Division  Adoption, Kinship, and Foster Care

Instructor: Eileen Skahill

Class Number 40009

Session: Main Campus Semester

Location: Online Course

Credits: 3

Description: Allows lower-division study of a specific topic

The course will critically examine theoretical perspectives on sexuality and sexual identity; varying historical and cultural constructions of sexuality; the relationship between sexual attitudes, behaviors and larger social forces and institutions; how sexuality is intertwined with other social constructs, especially gender and race; as well as contemporary political issues and debates.

  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore: Society, Institutions, and Health. GT-SS3
  • 3 Credits

A survey of contemporary racial and ethnic group relations in the U.S. and globally. Includes discussion of the history and development of contemporary minority groups, emphasizing comparisons of social situations, discrimination, and cultural identity formations.

  • Approved for LAS Social Science area and Cultural Diversity requirements.
  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore: Society, Institutions, and Health. GT-SS3.

This service-learning component is taken in conjunction with SOC 2220, Communities in a Global Environment. The student must volunteer as an intern in a community organization related to the substantive content of SOC 2220. Coreq., SOC 2220.

Examines the challenges in developing sustainable communities within a framework that is sensitive to both social and environmental justice. Special attention is devoted to the impact of the process of globalization on community development and organization.

  • Approved for LAS Social Science area, Global Awareness, and Cultural Diversity requirements.
  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity). GT-SS3.
  • 3 Credits

An examination of the process through which children define themselves as members of their culture. The influence of such “Cultural communicators” as the family, school, television, day care, children’s literature, games, toys and peer relations will be examined.

  • 3 Credits

Study of the images of women and men in American society, relating these stereotypes to actual conditions and experiences of women and men. Recommended to the returning student.

  • Approved for LAS Social Science area and Cultural Diversity requirements.
  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore: Society, Institutions, and Health. GT-SS3.
  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore: Society, Institutions, and Health. GT-SS3
  • 3 Credits

SOC 2400: Digital Society

Class Number: 39626

Instructor: Zek Valkyrie

Session:Main Campus Semester

Location:Dwire Hall 303

Credits:3

Description: This class is an exploration of relationships with technology, new media, cyborgs, and futurism. Students will critically examine the meanings of digital ubiquity and connectivity and its ramifications on the social tapestry of the recent past, present, and future.

An introduction to the sociological perspective on social issues and problems such as deviance, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and delinquency, war, drug abuse, alienation, mental illness, etc. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement.

  • Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore: Society, Institutions, and Health. GT-SS3
  • 3 Credits

This service-learning component is taken in conjunction with SOC 2500, Social Problems. The student must volunteer as an intern in a community organization related to the substantive content of SOC 2500. Coreq., SOC 2500.