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SOC 100 - Introduction To Sociology
Introduction To Sociology
Prerequisite: None

Note: SOC 100 is required of all majors.

An introduction to sociological concepts and their application to the analysis of social behavior. Major areas of emphasis are socialization of the individual, groups, culture, social interaction, social structure, and social change.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T1SS-Social Science

SOC 101 - Criminal Justice And Society
Criminal Justice And Society
Prerequisite: None (Formerly CRJ 100)

Sociological and historical survey of justice. Emphasis on Western justice and roles of judiciary, state police and municipal police.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 107 - Social Problems
Social Problems
Prerequisite: None

A critical examination of social problems through readings, discussion and student research. Topics may include racism, poverty, sexism, health and welfare.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences

SOC 174 - Resource, Rsrch,Responsibility
Resources, Research And Responsibilities
Prerequisites: First Time Freshmen Only.

This class is designed to introduce students to academic skills; university resources and student life and encourage them to be involved and responsible members of the university community. Specific skills include reading for comprehension, effective note taking, writing skills, and research, both traditional (library self-resources) and innovative (Internet, databases, etc.), with emphasis on the skills necessary for success in specific discipline. Areas of student campus life including autonomy, wellness, decision making, time management, and maturity in dealing with people of different traditions, backgrounds and identities will be included, with emphasis placed on the relationship between these issues and academic success.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 1XX - Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SOC 200 - Sociological Social Psychology
Sociological Social Psychology
Prerequisite: None

Examines theories of sociological social psychology, such as Symbolic Interaction, social structure and personality, and group dynamics. Looks at the social psychology of such areas as stratification, self and identity, deviance, mental illness, emotions, group dynamics, and collective behavior. Views the influence of social structure on micro-sociological processes. Explores how sociological social psychology is different from both macro-sociology and psychology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 201 - Intro to the Sociology Major
Introduction to Sociology Major
Pre or Co-requisite: SOC 100.
Note: Open to Sociology majors or minors only.

Introduction to the academic and professional aspects of the field and an overview of careers in sociology. The course will develop skills for success in the major including introduction to APA style, research, library research, and information acquisition for sociology. Students will be introduced to careers in sociology and how to create documents needed to secure employment or gain admission into graduate programs.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 208 - Gay, Lesbian/Bisexual Lives
Gay, Lesbian And Bisexual Lives
Prerequisite: None

The class is an exploration into a range of topics in the lives of gay, lesbian and bisexual people and the society and culture in which they exist. Topics may include: definitions; historical context; transgender issues; social movement emergence; identity issues; identity politics; reactions of society to gay people; information about homosexuality; understanding of attitudes and policies toward gays; family issues; gay culture, community and diversity. Helps students to understand and relate to the diversity of gay, lesbian and bisexual persons in everyday life.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 209 - Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Delinquency
Prerequisite: None

Legal and social definitions, measurement, changing patterns, types of offenses, and theories to explain juvenile delinquency. Juvenile justice, corrections and innovations in treatment examined with a view toward long-term improvement in existing methods of social control.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 212 - Sociology Of Families
Sociology Of Families
Pre-req: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

Changes in the structure of family life and patterns of child rearing, and developments affecting contemporary living.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

SOC 220 - Sociology of Corrections
Survey Of Corrections


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 240 - Sociology Of Gender
Sociology Of Gender
Pre-req: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

Contrasting social experiences of human females and males in this society from infancy throughout the life cycle, as these result in differentiation of social roles, cultural expectations, and self-conceptions for adult men and women.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

SOC 250 - Social Inequality
Social Inequality
Prerequisite: None

Note: Open to majors in Social Work and Criminology Minor. Relations, Social Work, or CRJ Minors.

The meaning of social inequity based on factors such as class, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other forms of social differentiation. Examination of socially constructed inequality as it affects the individual and the social structure.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
African American, Public Policy Skill Courses

SOC 260 - Introduction Women's Studies
Introduction to Women's Studies
Prerequisite: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 265 - Special Topics
Special Topics


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 275 - The Sociology of Globalization
The Sociology of Globalization
Prerequisite: None

Studying historical and current social, political, economic, and cultural globalization of the capitalistic system.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 276 - Caribbean Social Structure
Caribbean Social Structure
Prerequisite: None

A critical study of Caribbean social structure focusing on political, economic, and social settings primarily in the English-speaking countries in the region.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 2XX - Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SOC 300 - Sociological Theory
Sociological Theory
Prerequisite: SOC 100

Note: Open to Sociology Majors only, or with consent instructor.

A theoretical analysis of major concepts, schools of thought, and thinkers in sociology, with stress on the integration of theory and application.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture (No Overload)

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 301 - Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Methods
Prerequisite: None

An investigation of non-qualitative methods of studying sociological phenomena. Methods include case studies, in-depth interviews, genograms, non-interval scale analysis, unobtrusive measures, and ethnology. Research and applied uses of methods are included.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IA-Inquiry and Analysis, Public Policy Skill Courses

SOC 302 - Theory Seminar
Theory Seminar
Permission of Instructor required.



1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 303 - The Community
The Community
Prerequisite: None

Dynamics of the emergence and growth of communities and cities, structure and organizations of communities, various definitions and types of communities, and sociological theories of communities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 307 - Deviance
Deviance
Pre-req: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

Behaviors labeled as deviant in American society, such as alcohol abuse, sexual deviance, violence and mental illness; effects of the labeling process on "deviants" and on society as a whole. Sociological theories of deviant behavior are presented and assessed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

SOC 310 - Women And Crime
Women And Crime
Prerequisite: Soc 100

Examines the involvement of women and girls in the criminal justice system from a sociological perspective. Explores a variety of issues relevant to women and girls as victims, offenders, and working professionals within the criminal justice system.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 311 - Drugs & Society
Drugs & Society
Prerequisites: None

The purpose of this course is to critically examine drugs and drug use from a sociological perspective. Topics include the effects of drugs, theories of drug use, consequences of drug use, and the historical evolution of American drug laws and attitudes toward drugs. Attention will also be given to the social construction of drug scares, as we examine how various social institutions (e.g., mass media, polity, economy, science) contribute to public and legal definition of drugs. We will also analyze some of the popular myths and misunderstandings about drugs and drug users.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 312 - Sociology Of Mental Illness
Sociology Of Mental Illness
Prerequisite: None

Examines relationships between physiological and sociological "causes" of mental illness. Views the process of becoming mentally ill, being treated, and being released from the hospital. The consequences of these processes are examined.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 315 - Crime And Media
Crime And Media
Prerequisite: None

Examines the interrelationships among crime, the media, and public perceptions of the criminal justice system, offenders, and crime. The specific media or medium and selected topics will vary.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Crime Topics

SOC 318 - Violence In Relationships
Violence In Relationships
Prerequisites: NONE

Reviews definition of violence and how individuals are affected by this phenomenon. Students will critique responses of social service and criminal justice agencies to this problem.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 320 - Video Games And Society
Video Games And Society
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER student.

It has been widely accepted that movies impact and offer a representation of how we perceive our world, yet few had made a similar connection with video games. This course offers a general overview of video games in U.S. society where students will critically analyze complex social issues facing the industry today, in particular on issues of race, gender, and history. Finally, students will examine the possiblility of using video game technology to solve problems like poverty, diplomacy, and various medical issues like PTSD.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

SOC 321 - Social Policy
Social Policy
Prerequisite: SOC 100

Examination of comparative social policy and welfare state development that addresses how governments attempt to resolve such social problems and issues as: poverty, unemployment, inequality, family policy, retirement, and ethnic and racial policy.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 325 - Law And Society
Law And Society
Prerequisite: None

An investigation of the role and function of legal systems in society. Cultural and ethical bases of law, with particular emphasis on the United States, and on Constitutional Law, and First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment cases.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 340 - Sociology Of World Religion
Sociology Of World Religion
Prerequisite: None

This course examines major world religions from historical and current perspectives and, also, the functions of religions in various cultures. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships between religions and their host states as well as religion and other social institutions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1

SOC 344 - Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 346 - Race And Ethnic Relations
Race And Ethnic Relations
Prerequisite: SOC 100

This course will examine from a socio-historical perspective the nature of race and ethnic relations in the United States. The course will begin with an examination of theories regarding the dynamics of race and ethnic relations from various perspectives. It will then explore the complex and difficult question of how race and ethnicity shape social life in America, and conclude with a critical discussion of proposals for the resolution of the race problem in this country.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 347 - Black Women's Studies
Black Women's Studies
Prerequisite: SOC 100

This course examines the complex experience of being a Black Women in American society. This highly interactive seminar will examine such issues as: identity, Black feminism, Black/White sisterhood, social mobility, and activism from a socio-historical perspective.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 350 - Methods Of Social Research
Methods Of Social Research
Prerequisites: SOC 100

Note: Open only to majors in Sociology, Criminology, or Social Work.

This course is designed to introduce students to fundamentals of conducting sociological research. Students become familiar with the logic and planning of research, methods of data collection, and the fundamental notions underlying analysis of data in social research. The course introduces necessary skills to be both critical consumers of research findings and independent researchers.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

SOC 351 - Statistics For Social Research
Statistics For Social Research
Prerequisites: SOC 100, 350 and MAT 130, 135, 139, or 243 or consent of instructor.

Please note: Open to Sociology and Criminology Majors only or with consent of instructor.

Focus on descriptive and inferential statistics used in sociology, social work and anthropology. Sampling procedures are explored. Non-parametric statistics are considered. Students are introduced to the statistical package SPSS.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 352 - Research Methods Seminar
Research Methods Seminar
Permission of Instructor Required



1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 355 - Latin Amer:Struc, Chnge, Devel
Latin America: Structure, Change And Development
Prerequisite: None

Analysis of the development of economic, social and political structures in Latin America. Topics include pre-Columbian structures, feudal and colonial legacies, dependency, development and revolutionary change.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2

SOC 357 - The Sociology of Development
The Sociology of Development
Prerequisite: None

This course undertakes a study of the theories of development, underdevelopment, and post-development. It introduces students to the problems of social, political and economic development globally.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 358 - Sociology of Labor
Sociology of Labor
Prerequisite: None

A critical study of labor-capital relations in the capitalist labor process that explores the relationship between the production of goods and services and the reproduction of domestic and personal relations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 365 - Topics In Sociology
Topics In Sociology


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture Team Taught, Lecture, Lecture With Reduced Credits

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 373 - Collective Behavior/Socl Movmt
Collective Behavior and Social Movement
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS or GER student

This course is designed to introduce students to the study of collective behavior and social movements. The course focuses on how people act together to pursue collective political goals through extra-institutional means-when and why people go outside of the conventional political system to address issues important to them? The course will familiarize students with scholarly research and theories pertaining to the study of social movements and collective behavior, allow for an understanding of the significance of social movement and collective action for social change, and introduce students to field research methods that allow for examination of contemporary movements.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

SOC 375 - Seminar And Field Instr in Soc
Practicum In Applied Sociology Or Criminology
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Note: Open only to majors in Sociology and Applied Social Relations.

Intensive field experience two days a week in a variety of applied settings, including mental health facilities, correctional institutions, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, and community organizations, as well as other settings.

3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 OR 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 380 - International Study
International Study
Co-Requisite: SOC 381

A field experience in a country abroad in which students study social conditions, policy and programs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 381 - Sem For International Study
Seminar For International Study
Co-Requisite: SOC 380

Sociology 331 is a preparation seminar for students participating in Sociology 330, International Study. A five week seminar in which students prepare for the study of social conditions, policy and programs in a country abroad.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 3XX - Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SOC 400 - Senior Seminar
Senior Seminar
Prerequisite: SOC 100 & SOC 350; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student
Note: Open only to majors in Sociology and Applied Social Relations who have completed 90 credits.
Fills writing-intensive course requirement.

An integration of knowledge acquired by Sociology majors, assessing skills and insights acquired for application in research and the community.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

SOC 401 - Senior Project
Senior Project
Permission of Instructor required



1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 465 - Studies In Sociology
Studies In Sociology
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor may be required for some offerings.
May be repeaster for credit with a topic change.

Advanced investigation and analysis of selected topics in Sociology and Applied Social Relations. Topics to be determined by student request and/or instructor interest.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study


1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 490 - Intern: App Soc or Criminlgy I
Internship In Applied Sociology Or Criminology I
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Department Chair

A maximum of 15 credits in the field can be counted toward the degree in Sociology and Applied Social Relations. Credits to be arranged. Practical experience in the relevance of sociological or criminological concepts in applied settings under supervision of university faculty and field personnel.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 491 - Intern Applied Soc/Criminology
Internship In Applied Sociology Or Criminology II
Prerequisite: Written Consent of Instructor, Department Chairperson and Dean required.

A maximum of 15 credits in the field can be counted toward the degree in Sociology and Applied Social Relations.
Credits to be arranged. Practical experience in the relevance of sociological or criminological concepts in applied settings under supervision of university faculty and field personnel.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 492 - Internship In Sociology
Internship In Sociology
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Department Chairperson Required

Working with a faculty member in conducting an academic course offered by the Department. Student may present lectures, conduct discussions, lead study groups, and/or work with individual students.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 493 - Internship In Social Research
Internship In Social Research
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Practical experience in the conduct of social research under the supervision of a faculty instructor.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SOC 4XX - Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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