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Courses at the 200-level

SOC 200: Society and Social Behavior

Contemporary society is studied through a sociological perspective. Using innovative learning experiences, students are given a basic understanding of sociological concepts and their application to everyday life. (Formerly The Social Dimension.)
4 credit hours

SOC 202: The Family

The family is studied as a social institution, with emphasis on its role in American society, socialization, family roles, and interaction. Historical, cross-cultural, and subcultural materials are used.
4 credit hours

SOC 204: Urban Sociology

Urban and suburban life in the context of rural/urban differences and models of metropolitan growth are explored. Topics include cultural variety, racial and ethnic diversity, congestion, crime, poverty, and population growth and shifts.
4 credit hours

SOC 207: Crime and Criminal Justice

This is an introduction to crime, delinquency, and the criminal justice system. The nature, extent, causes of crime, and forms of criminal expression are examined.
4 credit hours

SOC 208: Minority Group Relations

The social dynamics of selected minority groups are examined from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racial and ethnic identity, discrimination, and conflict and cooperation among majority and minority groups.
4 credit hours

SOC 217: Aging and Society

The basic concepts and perspectives of sociology are introduced through the study of the problems of aging in society. Social issues of aging, such as retirement, employment, housing, income, and health care, are considered.
4 credit hours

SOC 261: Fountain of Age

The impacts of aging at the individual, interactional, and societal level are examined, with ethical, public policy, and economic challenges considered. Historical, cross-cultural, and gender variations in aging are explored.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYS, FYW, and at least 45 credits
SOC 262: Sociology of Money

Spending and saving are analyzed on the institutional background of money creation and circulation. The issues are approached from a variety of perspectives represented in scholarly literature.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS and at least 45 credits.
SOC 263: Unequal Sisters: How Race/ Ethnicity, Class, Age, and Sexual Orientation Shape Women's Work and Relationships

Focus is on women's work lives and personal relationships. Students analyze women's common experiences and those shaped by membership in groups bound by race/ethnicity, age, social class, and sexual orientation.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen Ed. core 1, 2, and 3
SOC 264: Sex and Power: Global Gender Inequality

The unequal access of women and men to socially valued resources is explored through the lens of race, class, and ethnicity, and from cross-cultural and historical perspectives.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS and at least 45 credits.
SOC 265: Changing the World: Social Movements/Activism

The roles of social activists and social movements in creating and sustaining social change across the globe are examined. Topics include human rights, environment, and race and gender. This course will not count towards the sociology major.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen Ed. core 1, 2, and 3
SOC 266: Globalization and Childhood

The impact of globalization on children in non-Western and Western cultures is examined. Included are cultural and historical perspectives on children, children's social problems, and emergent social movements.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen Ed. core 1, 2, and 3
SOC 267: Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education

Comparative interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary and historical issues in higher education. Uses the RIC experience as a case study for analyzing current controversies around colleges and universities.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS, SB general education category, and at least 45 credits.

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