Sociology (SOC)

SOC 102. Social Problems. 3 Credits.

A study of the antecedent causes and consequences of such major social problems as violent crime, drug abuse, alcoholism, family violence, divorce, the population explosion, war, maltreatment of the aged, juvenile vandalism, unplanned pregnancy, sexual deviance, riot behavior, religious cults and zealous fundamentalism, are provided with a sociological perspective. Key sociological theories (e.g., interactionism, functionalism, and conflict) are critically examined. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SOCI 101.

SOC 255. Sociology of the Family. 3 Credits.

In-depth examination of the roles of the social institutions known as courtship, marriage, family, and divorce and the interrelationship among these and such other social institutions as work education, religion, and the political system.