Sociology

Name Title Credits School
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An analysis of the social and cultural forces that govern human behavior. The principal topics include: social interaction and organization, socialization processes, primary groups and the family (associations, bureaucracy, and other social institutions), collective behavior, population, and ecology.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 150 American Urban Minorities 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An in-depth analysis of the diverse ethnic structure of the urban community. Major attention is given to black, Puerto Rican, and Mexican groups. Topics include: a survey of each group's social and economic structure, an examination of ghetto conditions and their effects, the impact of urban conditions on the new arrival, a comparison with the adaptation and treatment accorded earlier migrants, the validity of the melting pot concept, and a comparison of the life styles of various minority groups.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 175 Social Problems 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
A sociological analysis of social problems in American society. All social problems will be viewed from a structural perspective, i.e., the root cause of a social problem lies in the institutional arrangements of a given society. Various institutional arrangements of American society that give rise to social problems will be evaluated in terms of value-conflicts, power structures, and economic institutions. Major topics include: inequality, poverty, environmental destruction, ageism, educational institutions, social deviance, unemployment, problems of the city.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 273 Juvenile Delinquency 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An inquiry into the causes of juvenile delinquency and the social and psychological factors involved in the predictive studies and theories concerning the development of delinquency. Topics also include formation of youth gangs, methods of coping the gang activity, the types of crime committed by children and youths, narcotics problems, neglected and retarded children, the youthful offender and wayward minor, the operation of the Children's Court, crime prevention programs.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 278 Criminology 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An examination of crime and theories of crime causation. Topics include: the white collar criminal, the professional criminal, and the structure of organized crime. The criminal-justice process is analyzed, including the role of the police, the criminal courts, the probation officer, correctional services, and the re-entry of the offender into society.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 301 Marriage and the Family 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The course covers historical changes in family patterns, contemporary family life in different cultures and subcultures, evolution of the American family pattern, functions of the family, the family as primary group, kinship patterns, and nuclear and extended families. Other topics include: dating, mate selection, family disorganization, and marital success.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 340 Social Stratification 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The nature of caste and class in societies. Topics include: theories of social differentiation and stratification; comparison of caste, estate-class, and class systems; social mobility; and structural change. Emphasis is given to local and national stratification systems in the United States.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 348 Introduction to Sociological Theory 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The development of sociological theory in Europe and the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from Comte to the present day. Emphasis is given to comparing and contrasting various schools of theoretical thought.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 355 Urban Society 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
A sociological analysis of modern urban ways of life. The formation of a core city, suburbs, metropolitan areas, and a giant urban area (megalopolis). The development of slums and the social problems which attend slum conditions. Also, problems of urban renewal, transportation, integration of community functions, ethnic distribution, social stratification, and land usage. Major emphasis is on the New York metropolitan area as compared with other major cities.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 376 Medical Sociology 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course examines the social structure of health care service and the interplay of the various health-related professions. Special attention will be given to the institutional pattern of health care, including the social aspects of health, sickness, dying, types of practitioners, and the social organization of therapeutic settings.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Complete 12 credits from subjects PSYC or SOCI

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 379 Social Policy 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
A theoretical and empirical analysis of the development and implementation of social policies relating to health, education and welfare. Examination of the socioeconomic, legal, and political contexts within which social policy is formed. Analysis and evaluation of the present social service system and possible changes for the future.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 410 Introduction to Social Work 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
A survey of the various approaches and orientations to the general field of social work. Consideration is given to case work, group work, and community organization as well as to the interrelationship of psychology, sociology, and anthropology, with the social work profession, (with accompanying field placements).

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SOCI 460 Social Work II 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This is the second social work course open to students who have completed SOCI 410. It is designed to meet the dual purpose of providing students with a framework for assessing and understanding the range of policy issues posed in the current organization, financing, and delivery of social services in the United States, and for evaluating proposals being made in the arenas of public policy for more comprehensive systems of social service. Emerging models of social service delivery systems will be reviewed.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101, SOCI 101, and SOCI 410

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3