SOCA 102 Cultural Anthropology (Cr3) (3:0)
The analysis of human culture as it has evolved to the present, covering theories and methods, cultural universals and variations in such areas as marriage and family, politics, economics, kinship, religion and the arts, with an emphasis on non-Western and non-industrial societies. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Core: SIT, D, CT.

SOCA 103 Principles of Sociology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course will introduce students to the concepts, methods, major theoretical perspectives and sub-fields of sociology. The goal of this course is to help students think critically about the world around them. Special attention will be given to the real-world application of sociological concepts. Prereq. - Reading and writing competence as determined for ENGL101. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: SSHB, CT, D.

SOCA 105 American Ethnicity (Cr3) (3:0)
An exploration of the United States' ethnic diversity from a sociological perspective; history, present, and future of the social construction of race and ethnicity in the US; the impact of institutionalized power on the status of a variety of ethnic groups; contributions made by various ethnicities to the US. Prereq. - SOCA 103. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SIT,D.

SOCA 125 Sociology of Families (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a sociological analysis of the family as a social institution including historical development, contemporary patterns in the United States, and possible future trends. Topics include the definition of family; families and work; love and sex; child-rearing, family violence; divorce and re-marriage; and variations in marriage and family patterns as related to culture, class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Prereq. - SOCA 103. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Core: SSHB, D.

SOCA 150 Deviance (Cr3) (3:0)
A study of the varieties of deviant behavior and theoretical perspectives in Western culture, particularly American society. The history and development of these sociological phenomenon are examined in detail. Prereq. - SOCA103. Also available through Online Learning. Core: CT, D.

SOCA 160 Issues in Contemporary Genocide and Mass Violence (Cr3) (3:0)
This course explores the social origins and consequences of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will study the theories and definitions of genocide as these are anchored in particular case studies (e.g. Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur). The course culminates with an examination of ways to stop and prevent genocide as well as various ways to restore justice to victims. Core: SIT, D.

SOCA 204 Social Problems (Cr3) (3:0)
Current social problems in the United States examined from the major theoretical perspectives in sociology; substance abuse, crime and violence, family problems, ageism, sexism, racism, problems relating to work, education, urbanization, technology, health care, population and the environment. Prereq. - SOCA 103. Also available through Online Learning.

SOCA 210 Sociology of Gender (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an exploration of the ways in which gender influences social life, institutions, and interactions. Students will also explore the continuing prevalence of gender, socialization, gender inequality, diverse gender experiences, and the influence of gender in major social institutions. Prereq. - SOCA 103. Core: SSHB.

SOCA 268 Independent Study in Equador (Study Abroad), (Cr3) (3:0)
The purpose of the independent study is to have a directed experience rooted in sociology, reflect in a scholarly way on the experience, and apply that experience to one's ongoing life, particularly civic action/understanding. The student and professor will design the course based on the student's learning interests. This will include study abroad and/or service learning experiences. Prereq.- SOCA 103. Core: SSHB.

SOCA 291 Special Studies in Sociology/ Anthropology (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

SOCA 292 Special Studies in Sociology/ Anthropology (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

SOCA 293 Special Studies in Sociology/ Anthropology (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

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