Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Present and Upcoming Sociology Courses

FALL 2021
SOC 1010 -  Introduction to Sociology (Lecture/Online)

Sociological topics regarding social behavior, institutional dynamics and social change are examined, and the principles and basic concepts used by sociologists are taught.

SOC 1020 - Social Problems (Online)

Introduces students to the sociological perspective through the analysis of various social problems including inequality, population, environment, workplace and deviant behavior.

SOC 2000 - Proseminar in Sociology I

Students are introduced to the academic and professional nature of Sociology. Topics covered include professional socialization, honor theses, portfolio construction, preparation for graduate studies, and career development.

SOC 2150 - the Family & Society (Online)

Examines evolving family structures, focusing on the impact that cultural, political, and social factors have on private personal relationships and the public social institution of the family.

SOC 2640 - Race, Class, & Gender

Introduction to the study of race, class and gender as factors in American stratification.

SOC 2900 - African American Culture

A survey of the sociohistorical and cultural factors related to the African American experience in the United States.

SOC 3270 - Social Research Methods

Introduction to procedures used in the various phases of sociological research.

SOC 3890 - Ecotourism: Studies of the Africana World (Online)

Introduce students to the field of ecotourism studies and specific challenges of community development and sustainability. The course covers ecotoursim in the Africana world of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

SOC 4000 - Proseminar in Sociology II

Discussion among faculty and students devoted to the study of Sociology with a special focus on the development of a professional portfolio for graduate work or career.

SOC 4040 - Classical Theory

19th Century theory in sociology with emphasis on A. Comte, K. Marx, E. Durkheim, T. Veblen, M. Weber and H. Spencer.

SOC 4100 - Community Organizing & Development

This course will review the major forms of community and organizing since World War II. Practical issues and theoretical issues will be stressed. Students will engage in intensive case study research applying the course concepts in addition to reading and writing on the various topics.

Graduate CourseS

SOC 5040 (G)Classical Theory

19th Century theory in sociology with emphasis on A. Comte, K. Marx, E. Durkheim, T. Veblen, M. Weber and H. Spencer.

SOC 5100 - Community Organizing & Development (Online)

This course will review the major forms of community and organizing since World War II. Practical issues and theoretical issues will be stressed. Students will engage in intensive case study research applying the course concepts in addition to reading and writing on the various topics.

SOC 5270 - Social Research Methods

Introduction to procedures used in the various phases of sociological research.

SOC 6000 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in Sociology

Graduate students are exposed to and get acquainted with the academic and professional nature of the field of sociology from the experience of several faculty members. Some of the topics that will be covered include writing theses, doing internships and seeking graduate work and careers.

SOC 6270 - Advanced Social Research Methods

Examination of advanced methods of data collection in sociological research.

SOC 6930 - Grad Seminar: Race & Racism

Seminar on selected topics in the field of Sociology.

SPRING 2022

SOC 1010 -  Introduction to Sociology (Lecture/Online)

Sociological topics regarding social behavior, institutional dynamics and social change are examined, and the principles and basic concepts used by sociologists are taught.

SOC 1020 - Social Problems (Online)

Introduces students to the sociological perspective through the analysis of various social problems including inequality, population, environment, workplace and deviant behavior.

SOC 2640 - Race, Class, & Gender

Introduction to the study of race, class and gender as factors in American stratification.

SOC 2980* - Race & Ethnic Minorities

This course is a sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis is placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity and patterns of intergroup interactions. The historical experiences of selected groups are examined with emphasis on structural inequalities.   * [note: course # to eventually change to 2660]

SOC 2900 - African American Culture (Online)

A survey of the sociohistorical and cultural factors related to the African American experience in the United States.

SOC 3290 - Social Statistics

Study of major statistical procedures and techniques in sociology.

SOC 3800  - Social Psychology

An introduction to theory and research concerning social influences on the experience and behavior of individuals. Includes interaction patterns, interpersonal and intergroup relations.

SOC 3890 - Ecotourism: Studies of the Africana World (Online)

Introduce students to the field of ecotourism studies and specific challenges of community development and sustainability. The course covers ecotoursim in the Africana world of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

SOC 4180 - Medical Sociology (Online)

An analysis of the sociocultural factors in health and illness, and in medical and paramedical services, and in the field of health practice as a social institution.

SOC 4440- Methods of Population Analysis

Methods of population analysis, including examination and evaluation of data sources.

SOC 4530 - Qualitative Approaches in Social Science Research

This course examines qualitative methods used in social science research. Focusing on ethnographic and qualitative methods, the course provides students the skills necessary to design and conduct qualitative research studies.

SOC 4760- Juvenile Delinquency

Delinquency and delinquent behavior, including definitions, extent, process, types and causes; methods of prevention, protective control and treatment; institutional and non-institutional facilities and services.

Graduate CourseS

SOC 5180 - Medical Sociology (Online)

An analysis of the sociocultural factors in health and illness, and in medical and paramedical services, and in the field of health practice as a social institution.

SOC 5290 - Social Statistics

Study of major statistical procedures and techniques in sociology.

SOC 5440-Methods of Population Analysis

Methods of population analysis, including examination and evaluation of data sources.

SOC 5530 - Qualitative Approaches in Social Science Research

This course examines qualitative methods used in social science research. Focusing on ethnographic and qualitative methods, the course provides students the skills necessary to design and conduct qualitative research studies.

SOC 5760- Juvenile Delinquency

Delinquency and delinquent behavior, including definitions, extent, process, types and causes; methods of prevention, protective control and treatment; institutional and non-institutional facilities and services.

Last Updated: 9/20/21