SOC 201 | Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
This course is an introductory study of group and social dynamics, cultures, social problems, social institutions, intergroup relationships, and the impact of social policies.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 255 | Diversity Issues in the United States (3 credit hours)
This course provides a comprehensive review of majority-minority relations in the United States and begins with an
introduction of the sociological framework of the study of minorities, culture, prejudice, discrimination and intergroup
relations. Subsequent weeks will be spent learning specifically about the experiences of a wide variety of minority groups,
each starting with a socio-historical perspective and ending with a sociological analysis of their contemporary situation.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 300 | Contemporary Social Problems (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the causes, treatment, and prevention of selected social problems with particular
emphasis on the problems of conflict and inequality.
General Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies
Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 322 | The World’s Religions (3 credit hours)
This course provides an introduction to the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam,
Judaism, and Christianity. Central to the understanding of each will be knowledge of: location and history of the origins
of the faith, especially in relation to world history; the difference between philosophy and religion, and where each fits;
basic theological concepts; and social teachings. Dual listed as PHIL 322.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 340 | The Family (3 credit hours)
This course provides an examination of the role of the family in contemporary society with an emphasis on the factors
influencing the family structure, functions, and roles, and their implications for both the community and individuals at
varying stages of the family life cycle.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 395 | Community Development (3 credit hours)
This course explores common issues and opportunities at the community level and a variety of techniques available to
promote community development.
Prerequisite Required: Juniors and Seniors Only
General Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies
Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

SOC 396 | International Field Experience: Community Development (3 credit hours)
This is a specialized international field experience focused on understanding community development principles and
practices in a specific country or countries. The impact of culture; political, economic, and education systems; and
historical context will be considered. Students will participate in a variety of daily activities, including community service
projects, tours, lectures, and guided discussion sessions designed to promote understanding of the topics. Included is
the presentation of strategies to develop the appropriate level of preparation to meet challenges of working and traveling
in an international/intercultural setting.
Prerequisite Required: Sophomore Standing
General Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies
Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science