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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


SOC 122 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS

T S7 901 Fall

This course includes an analysis of contemporary social problems with an investigation of theories on social organization and conflict. Historical perspectives, significance within current society, and proposed plans of resolution are considered.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SOC 123 SUBSTANCE ABUSE

T By Request

This course is a social-psychological study of the characteristics of substance abuse and its ramifications for society.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SOC 212 INTORDUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

T S7 900 Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to cover the basic principles and concepts of the field of sociology. Topics covered include social institutions, social stratification, culture, socialization, aging, deviance, population, gender roles, social change, and collective behavior.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SOC 215 DEATH & DYING IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

T Spring

This course is designed to help bring the student to a better understanding of current death and dying practices, beliefs, behaviors and rituals related to ideology within modern American society. The course will include a historical review, medical perspectives, and study of alternative life choices. Particular attention will be paid to the concept of Hospice and its practices.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SOC 217 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

T S7 902 Fall/Spring

This is a survey of the contemporary family in historical and cross-cultural perspectives. It includes trends in mate selection, marriage, parenting, employment, divorce, gender roles, communication and generational issues within the family. Focus will be given to factors causing change, effect of, and future trends.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SOC 218 CULTURAL DIVERSITY

T S7 903D Spring

This course includes an analysis of racial, religious, ethnic and other groups, examining persistence of group identity, inter-group relations, social movements, government policy and related social problems.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology-SOC 212.


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