Sociology (SOC) courses
SOC 150 Principles of Sociology
Credit By Examination. 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.
SOC 152 Social ProblemsPrerequisite(s): SOC 150.
Sociological perspectives on contemporary social issues and problems in American society.
SOC 271 The CommunityPrerequisite(s): SOC 150.
The range and structure of territorially based social systems such as neighborhoods, towns, hamlets, prisons, and utopias.
SOC 275 Sociology of Rural LifePrerequisite(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.
SOC 276 Sociology of AgingPrerequisite(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.
SOC 284 Social MovementsPrerequisite(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.
SOC 290 Sociology of Gender RolesPrerequisite(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.
SOC 297 Special TopicsPrerequisite(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.