Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 201 — Gen/Intro to Sociology   3 credit hours

Provides a general introduction to the area of Sociology. The course explores the sociological processes that underlie everyday life, as well as examining cultural origins and group behavior in relation to the individual and social institutions. Comparable to Nunez course SOCI 1100. Only one may be taken for credit at Nunez.

SOCI 1100 — Introduction to Sociology   3 credit hours

This course covers the fundamental concepts and basic principles underlying human social relations. It includes basic understandings and theories from anthropology, biology, history and psychology.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 1510 — Sociology of Sexual Behavior   3 credit hours

This course covers topics related to the sexual behavior of human beings. It explores concepts in human sexuality from such diverse subject areas as biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and sociology.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 2090 — Criminology   3 credit hours

The primary focus of this course is on the criminal justice system in the United States from its inception to the present day. The course examines various criminological theories and the process by which definitions of criminal behavior emerge. It also addresses the operation of criminal justice systems.

Pre-requisite(s): SOCI 1100

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

SOCI 2100 — Social Problems   3 credit hours

This course analyzes the maladjustments found in contemporary society and emphasizes the institutional and personal causes of various social problems. Topics include crime, sexual deviance, drug abuse, inequality, and mental illness. The course also covers various theories relating to social problems as well as their political implications.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 2200 — Marriage and the Family   3 credit hours

This course examines various aspects of family life. Areas of discussion include the courtship process, marital adjustment and problems, and parenting issues. Family theories are an integral part of the course.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 2220 — Drug Abuse   3 credit hours

This course is an overview of drug problems in the United States. It covers the history and philosophy of drug control legislation. It examines theories of drug use as well as the impact of the media on the public’s perception of drug use.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 2300 — Society and the Person   3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the relationship between society and the person. It will examine human behavior and how one's feelings and actions can be influenced by others.

Pre-requisite(s): SOCI 1100, SOCI 201, SOCI 1510, SOCI 2090, SOCI 2200, SOCI 2220, SOCI 2400, SOCI 2500, SOCI 2100, PSYC 1100, PSYC 201, PSYC 1130, PSYC 2000, PSYC 2100, PSYC 2200, PSYC 2220, PSYC 2250

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 2400 — Juvenile Delinquency   3 credit hours

This course examines the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency in the United States. It discusses theories of delinquency and provides a historical perspective on the juvenile justice system in America.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SOCI 2500 — Sociology of Deviant Behavior   3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the sociological study of deviance. It examines various definitions of deviance within the context of individuals, behaviors, and groups who are considered deviant as well as of those who apply the deviant label. It explores a variety of theoretical perspectives of deviance and social control in order to better understand the social construction of deviance, the enforcement of social norms, and the social control systems that are established to respond to deviance.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web