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SOC 201 - Introduction to Sociology

Description: Major theories, methodology and research findings of Sociology. The nature, organization and development of modern society. Sociological examination of varied forms of group life, including small groups, families, bureaucracies, formal organizations, social classes and ethnic groups. Analysis of social process and social change. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 202 - American Society

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203.

Description: American society and its peoples: their class, ethnic and racial characteristics, their attitudes and behavior patterns. Exploration of family, educational, industrial, political and recreational institutions in American communities. Analysis of the effects of urbanization, industrialization and bureaucratization of American life. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 207 - Sociology of Religion

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203.

Description: The relationship between religion and society. Religion and social class. Religious groups as minority groups. Religious prejudice and discrimination. Contemporary American religious movements. Religion and social change. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 209 - Race, Class, Ethnicity

Description: This course explores racial, ethnic, and class diversity, identity, and inequality. It examines social relations between and among racial and ethnic groups in the United States, and relevant comparisons to other western and non-western societies. It examines the role of discrimination, prejudice, and stereotyping in intergroup relations. Also, it investigates how class privileges and disadvantages shape patterns of social mobility. The course pays particular attention to immigration to the United States and its effects on American society, in light of current research and theory. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 210 - Criminology

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203.

Description: The nature, significance and causes of crime: statistics of crime and delinquency; historical development of criminological theory; modern explanations of crime, criminal laws and courts; police and prisons. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 212 - Social Problems

Description: Application of sociological principles to problems of social disorganization and deviant behavior in industrial societies. Analysis of such problems as family disorganization, race conflict, poverty, mental illness, suicide, aging, crime and delinquency, drug and alcohol addiction, overpopulation and the ecological crisis. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 214 - African American Culture

Description: (Dual listed with AFR 185). A comprehensive survey of the various aspects of the lives, life-styles, values, art forms and social impact of the African American. The course includes varying lifestyles at different socioeconomic levels; speech patterns; the role of the church as a religious, historical, political and recreational institution; African American cultural patterns; and the influence of Africa. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 215 - Social Change

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203 or permission of Instructor.

Description: This course analyzes social change and its impact in western and non-western societies. Focusing on classical and contemporary sociological theories, topics addressed include: the effects of changes in technology, population, the environment and economy; organized movements for social change and social justice. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 216 - Aging, Society and Culture

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203.

Description: Students will explore the diverse aspects of aging through field research and a survey of the literature. Topics will include theories on aging, cross-cultural material, family and kinship relations, friendship patterns, voluntary associations, political participation, and financial, health, legal and other social problems. Career opportunities in gerontology will be explored. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI Offered: On Occassion

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 219 - The African American Family

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203 or permission of Instructor.

Description: (Dual listed with AFR 186). Sociological approaches to the African American family. Topics include interactions with public and social institutions, male/female relationships, state of the extended family, identity as a socialization agent, courtship, sex patterns and roles, health and economic issues, alternative life styles, the Black male as an "endangered species", and the effects of public policy on the Black family. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, SBS Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 220 - Sociology of the Family

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203.

Description: The family as a social institution and the roles of men, women and children in different societies. Types of families; how they develop and change. The social characteristics of the American family, its relation to the economy, government, religion and law. Problems of the family in modern industrial societies; conflict, divorce, mobility and mental illness. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 222 - Sociology of Gender

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203.

Description: This course introduces students to sociological perspectives on gender and sexuality. It focuses on the social construction of gender and sexuality in the American and European contexts, from interaction and socialization to inequality and social movements. Topics include power and inequality, gender diversity (including transgenderism), sexuality and heterosexism, representations of women and men in the mass media, and gender and social change. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

SOC 225 - Sociology of Health Care

Prerequisites: SOC 201 or ANT 203 or permission of Instructor.

Description: Health and illness in American society and in cross-cultural perspective. Hospitals as organizations with complex staffs, needs and goals. Community and hospital in interaction. Health care delivery in a changing society. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology