Sociology Courses

SOCI 1010 Intro to Sociology Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ACT READ 19, ACT ENGL 18
Co-Req: None
Introduction to Sociology is an introduction to the scientific study of human society. This course provides a foundation of basic theories and research methods that influence the study of culture, socialization, stratification, deviance, and social institutions.

SOCI 1011 Intro to Criminal Justice Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
The course objective is for a student to examine policing, corrections,
and the American court system, amongst other topics. The student
gains an understanding of the complexity of the criminal justice
processes, its lack of central coordination and, most significantly, how
justice is administered in American society.

SOCI 1020 Social Problems Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ACT READ 19, ACT ENGL 18
Co-Req: None
The social problems course is designed to provide students with an understanding of major social problems by using the study of sociology to examine major contemporary social issues within social institutions, culture, inequality, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups, political and economic structures, and social policy. This course also explores the impact social problems have on different groups and discusses possible solutions.

SOCI 2020 Cultural Diversity Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892
Co-Req: None
Focuses on the dynamics and consequences of discrimination, economic deprivation and oppression on people of color, women, gay and lesbian persons. Other populations at risk are examined and distinguished by age, ethnicity, culture, class, and physical or mental ability. Exploration of personal and professional beliefs, values, roles and norms of culturally different clients and the use of culture in formulating appropriate intervention.