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Sociology Courses

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SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course stresses the study of man in his social relationships. Topics include the patterns of culture, population, social institutions (familial, educational, religious, economic and political) and social change. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
SOC 101H: Introduction to Sociology, Honors

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course stresses the study of man in his social relationships. Topics include the patterns of culture, population, social institutions (familial, educational, religious, economic and political) and social change. This course provides students with opportunities to participate in class research projects and to serve in a community social service agency. This course meets the requirements of SOC 101. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the spring.
SOC 201: Juvenile Delinquency

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers youthful crime: its volume, causes and trends. The prediction, prevention, treatment and control of juvenile delinquency by social control agencies is examined relative to social policies needed to reduce its incidence. The organization and procedures of the juvenile justice system are also explored. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Usually offered in the spring.
SOC 202: Prevention

(3.0 credit hours)


No Sample Syllabus
This course addresses the multidimensional aspects of drug abuse predisposition in an effort to delineate the factors related to prevention. It acknowledges that drug abuse is intertwined with problems such as violent crime, poor education, unemployment, inadequate housing and family dysfunction. This course investigates some prevention programs that consider various social, psychological, environmental and physical risk factors in their effort to combat the drug abuse problem. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Usually offered in the fall of every other year.
SOC 252: Criminology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course introduces the basic theories, fundamental facts and problems associated with the science of criminology, while providing a systematic basis for the study of criminals, and criminal behavior as it relates to the criminal justice system in America. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Usually offered in the fall.
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