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Sociology - Course Descriptions

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BR-Melissa Eaton, 816.604.6621
LV-Randy Moore, 816.604.2310
MW-Crystal Johnson, 816.604.3326
PV-Lyle Gibson, 816.604.4209

SOCI 101 - Sex Roles and Sexuality - 3.00 credits

Sociological, psychological, and physiological perspectives of the contemporary human sexuality, development of sex roles, and on alternatives for personal, interrelational and societal adjustment.

SOCI 160 - Sociology - 3.00 credits

Introduction to sociological principles, practices, and concepts with emphasis on groups, culture, personality, society, communication, cities, and social institutions. Family, religion, government, social change, social control, and social progress. (MOTR SOCI 101)

SOCI 161 - Urban Sociology - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOSC 150, SOSC 152, or SOCI 160. Social problems of an urban environment and the role of social change relative to race relations education, overpopulation, drug abuse, and other contemporary concerns. (MOTR URBN 202).

SOCI 163 - Contemporary Social Issues - 3.00 credits

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with a variety of modern social issues, which may include social inequality, violence, educational issues, crime and imprisonment, prostitution, economic inequality and poverty, racial inequality, gender discrimination, environmental issues, illness and the medical care system. To say something is a social issue is not simply to observe negative outcomes, but to make a claim that society in general is concerned about the issue. The goal is to become increasingly aware of the social forces that shape our lives; gaining insight into how our social environments penetrate our thinking and views of the world. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to draw sociological inferences from observations, which is the “sociological imagination.” (MOTR SOCI 201).

SOCI 164 - Sociology of the African-American Family - 3.00 credits

The Sociology of the African-American Family considers the historical and modern day African-American family in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the influence of the context of their initial immigration to the U.S. as well as on a variety of ongoing historical, social, political, and economic factors that ultimately influenced the African-American family's quality of life in such areas as, for example, social welfare, access to housing, education, legal rights, and employment.

SOCI 199A - Special Topics in Sociology - 1.00 credits

Guided readings, discussions, writing and/or field experience(s) in Sociology. Topics and material will be determined by the instructor.

SOCI 199B - Special Topics in Sociology - 2.00 credits

Guided readings, discussions, writing and/or field experience(s) in Sociology. Topics and material will be determined by the instructor.

SOCI 199C - Special Topics in Sociology - 3.00 credits

Guided readings, discussions, writing and/or field experience(s) in Sociology. Topics and material will be determined by the instructor.

SOCI 220 - Marriage and Family Living - 3.00 credits

This course will introduce students to the study of family living in the United States. Attention will be given to the research methods and theoretical framework for understanding family from a sociological perspective. Consideration will also be given to the diversity of family in contemporary society.

 

Last Modified: 10/17/19