SOCIOLOGY

 

SOCI 101 – INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Introduction to sociological concepts, with description and analysis of the structure and dynamics of human society. Consideration of contemporary social institutional trends and of the reciprocal relationship among individuals and institutions.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 201 – SOCIAL PROBLEMS

A consideration of problems confronting contemporary civilization. Topics include institutional problems within family, economic, political, religious and educational systems, as well as the effect of these problems on individuals. Potential solutions to social problems will be addressed.

Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or HIST 103, or permission of instructor

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 220 – MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

Designed for students who want to gain perspectives on the evolution and current state of marriage and family relations in the United States. There will also be a focus on alternatives to the traditional notion of marriage and family. Discussion of issues such as nontraditional relationships, mate selection and dating, gender roles, love and sexuality, family planning, separation and divorce, families in crisis, etc.

Prerequisite: SOCI 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 221 – DEATH AND DYING

This course examines the impact of dying and bereavement on individuals, families, groups, social institutions and cultures.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or SOCI 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 250 – SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY

Social, psychological, and physiological changes experienced in aging and the responses of our society to problems faced by older people. Role changes in work and family relationships, economic and health problems, planning adjustment to retirement and beyond, institutionalization. Training of those responsible for care and management of older people.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or SOCI 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 270 - DRUGS, SOCIETY & BEHAVIOR

Examination of the biological, psychological and sociological aspects of drug use and abuse in the United States.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or SOCI 101

3 credits

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 360 - SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY CHANGE

This interdisciplinary course examines social change through political advocacy and/or use of community re-sources.

Prerequisite: SOCI 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.

 

SOCI 390 - URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Urban sociology analyzes both the historical roots of urban development as well as the contemporary urban area as a regional social system. Basic sociological research concepts are used to discover demographic and organizational patterns and relate those patterns to urban problems and planning techniques.

Prerequisite: SOCI 101 3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science.