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2002 Summer - Sociology


! SOC-317-S01 Sociology of Deviance   3   8:00AM-11:05AM   MW   MC 122   D. Prok
Prerequisites: Take SOC-100 or SOC-106
Core Academic Skills: Writing and Research
This course studies the nature of social deviance, including an overview of differing theoretical perspectives on deviance.  Emphasis is on an assessment of causality, typical lifestyles of various classes of deviants, current societal reaction and possible alternative responses by society to deviancy in its various forms.


! SOC-201-AE1 Social Problems   4   6:15PM-8:15PM   TTH   MC 122   T. Quist
Core Academic Skills: Problem Solving and Ethical Impact
This course addresses selected social problems and issues in our world today.  Emphasis on conceptions and misconceptions regarding the causes of social problems at the nat’l and global level, such as poverty, drug abuse, health care, population, warfare and the environment.  Possible solutions to these issues are explored.

Cancelled ! SOC-250I-AE1 Global Perspectives   3   6:15PM-9:15PM   TH   MC 22   A. Ahmed
Core Academic Skills: Research and Problem Solving
This course addresses global issues. Upon completion of this course, a student can be expected to:  1) Be fairly knowledgeable in the Sociological perspectives on global political economy, 2) Develop an awareness of the global factors which affect local conditions and 3) Be able to analyze published materials  and be generally familiar with the process of writing sociological research papers.

! SOC-301-AE1 Class, Status & Power   3   6:15PM-9:15PM   T   MC 22   A. Ahmed
Prerequisites: Take SOC-100 or SOC-106
Course will examine some dominant forms for inequalities, their causes, and some of the social consequences of inequalities.  We will explore the ways in which these impact life in the U.S. and other nations.

! SOC-303I-AE1 Urban Community Life   4   6:15PM-8:15PM   MW   MC 122   D. Prok
Prerequisites: Take SOC-100 or SOC-106
Core Academic Skills: Writing and Ethical Impact
This course presents an overview of the historical development of the urban community.  The dynamics of urbanism are studied, including characteristic social features, population shifts and changes, different lifestyles and urban ecology, as well as an overview of some of the major structural components of health, education, welfare and recreation in contemporary urban communities.


! SOC-106-AW1 Organizations   3   8:00AM-11:00AM   SU   MC 122   L. Lovegreen       
Core Academic Skills: Research and Problem Solving
A study of the structure and function for formal organizations, from schools to business and government.  Authority, conflict, motivation, socialization, participation and alienation are examined through social research.  Examples are drawn from the kinds of organizations familiar to students from their own experiences (schools, colleges, work settings) and future career sites (large corporations, criminal justice agencies, professional partnerships, etc.).

! SOC-212-AW1 Families, Couples & Singles   3   8:00AM-11:00AM   SA   MC 122   J. Kelly
Prerequisites: Take SOC-100 or SOC-106
Core Academic Skills: Problem Solving and Ethical Impact
An analysis of family life and the historical development of the family through the examination of comparative family organizations in various societies.  A review of recent research in American family structure is undertaken to discover the strengths, weaknesses and the future of various types of domestic lifestyles, including “living together” couples, single-parent families & other alternative forms.


! SOC-302I-S21 Racial & Cultural Minorities   3   8:00AM-11:05AM   MW   MC 22   A. Arroyo
Prerequisites: Take SOC-100 or SOC-106
This course examines minority groups in a number of modern nations, with emphasis on both the social structure and social psychology of interpersonal relations.  African-Americans, Hispanics, and ethnic groups in the U.S. are presented as a comparative base for the study of minority groups in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Canada and other countries.

! SOC-310-S21 Work in America   3   8:00AM-11:05AM   TTH   MC 122   J. Kelly
Prerequisites: Take SOC-100 or SOC-106
An examination of the meaning of work through the findings of empirical research.  Executives, professionals, middle managers, skilled and unskilled workers and the unemployed are studied to learn how the tasks, personal associations and social status connected with work influence values, lifestyle and family relationships.  Students own work experience and career goals are incorporated into the course.

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