SOC 1000. Introduction To Sociology. 3 hrs.

An introduction to basic sociological principles, concepts, and methods. Efforts will be made to develop an understanding of the social world, social organization and collective behavior. IAI: S7 900.

SOC 1002. Marriage and Family. 3 hrs.

This course is a survey of the contemporary American Family. A historical comparison (i.e. colonial family, the Victorian era family among others) and a cross-cultural comparison of the institution of marriage and the family unit will be undertaken. The cross-cultural comparison includes a discussion of contemporary ethnic families as well as historical ethnic families such as the slave family and ethnic immigrant families and a module that compares US marriage and family customs/traits to that of other countries in the world. Additionally, this class discusses dating and mate selection, contemporary marriage and family issues such as gay marriage and adoption, child rearing, work and family, gender roles and gender socialization, and communication within the family unit. IAI: S7 902.

SOC 2001. Social Problems. 3 hrs.

An investigation of contemporary and historical social problems within the United States and globally. Students will explore the ways different perspectives lead to different approaches in defining and addressing social problems. Societal problems ranging from prejudice to environmental degradation will be critically evaluated. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 IAI: S7 901.