College Courses



SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I (3)

An introduction to the study of the individual in society. The course includes an historical overview of the discipline and nature of sociology in general with special emphasis on social processes.

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology II (3)

An introduction to the study of the structure of society. The course gives special attention to social stratification, social institutions, and social issues with emphasis on Canadian society.

SOC 260 Contemporary Religious Movements (3)

An evaluative study of current pseudo-Christian movements that originated in North America, this course also assists students in understanding the influence of Eastern Mysticism in our culture.

Cross-listed: RLST 260 Contemporary Religious Movements

SOC 317 Sociology of the Family (3)

This course provides a theoretical and practical exploration of sociological issues relating to the North American family with some attention to non-Western issues.

Cross-listed: FMST 317 Sociology of the Family

SOC 320 Social Practicum (3)

A supervised field experience designed to provide an integration of theoretical perspective with practical work experience.

SOC 392 Sociology of Youth in North America (3)

A study of sociological issues regarding adolescents in North American, this course addresses themes such as identity and spiritual formation, family structures and gender roles, the influence of mass media, and various socio-cultural issues.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of Social Sciences

SOC 393 Specialized Study (3)

Offered occasionally to provide in-depth study in a topic in Sociology that is not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of Social Sciences

SOC 396 Urban Sociology (3)

Through a study of the structure of urban community, growth of cities, and special problems associated with urbanization, this course examines the effects of these issues on the major institutions of society.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology II

SOC 493 Specialized Study (3)

This course is based on the interest and abilities of the student and faculty. Supervised study may be arranged in the classroom, small group, or in the form of individual research in an area of specialization.