Sociology Courses

Sociology (SOC) courses

  • SOC 150 Principles of Sociology

    General Education Component: GEC 110 - Human Cultures: Social & Behavioral Sciences.

    CBE. An introduction to the study of society, its structure and processes. Emphasis upon the sociological perspective, method, and findings. Additional course work will be required for the students taking this as an Honors course, and a B grade or higher must be earned in order to receive Honors designation.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Fall, SpringMOTR SOCI 101 - General Sociology.
  • SOC 152 Social Problems

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 150.
    General Education Component: GEC 116 - Public Affairs: Public Issues.

    Sociological perspectives on contemporary social issues and problems in American society.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SOC 271 The Community

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 150.

    The range and structure of territorially based social systems such as neighborhoods, towns, hamlets, prisons, and utopias.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SOC 275 Sociology of Rural Life

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 150.

    Rural life in America, as it existed traditionally and as it has been changed by the processes of modernization. Special emphasis upon rural life in the Ozarks.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SOC 276 Sociology of Aging

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 150.

    The aging process and its implications for our society and the individual. The focus includes social, psychological, economic, and demographic aspects of aging.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SOC 284 Social Movements

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 150.

    The evolution of large and diffuse groups which promote or resist social change and their consequences for society. Examples might include the labor movement, the women's movement, new religious or political movements.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SOC 290 Sociology of Gender Roles

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 150.

    A study of gender roles, focusing on the effects of socialization, role stereotyping, and rapid social change on adult gender role identity, life choices and family patterns.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SOC 297 Special Topics

    Prerequisite(s): Permission.

    Selected topics of contemporary interest in sociology, offered when resources and demand allow. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic changes. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand