2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Sociology

SOCL 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Sociology

Examines how social conditions and cultural values affect peoples' life chances, problems and predicaments; covers basic concepts such as culture, socialization, social inequality, social power, deviance, social control and institutions. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

SOCL 102 – 3 Credits
Social Problems

Examines the social and cultural basis of issues that are defined as social problems in U.S. society. The nature, extent, and likely causes and consequences of social problems are analyzed through sociological theories and research. A variety of problems are studied, including: crime and violence, poverty and economic inequality, race and ethnic relations, substance abuse, and the family. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

SOCL 121 – 3 Credits
Marriage and the Family

Applies sociological concepts, theories, research, and cross-cultural perspectives toward understanding the American courtship, marriage, and family. Discusses love, sex, marital adjustment, parenting, family disorganization, changing gender roles, alternate lifestyles, and family variations by social class, ethnic group, and race. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

SOCL 122 – 3 Credits
Aging in America

Emphasizes six themes: lifespan development, person/environment interaction, optimal quality of life, cross-cultural factors, how aging is studied, and growing older in a new age of urbanization and technology. Same as HUMS 122. Earn credit one time.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

SOCL 125 – 3 Credits
American Society

Addresses the special perspectives and problems most relevant to the rapidly changing nature of American society; explores social inequality: the causes and consequences of social stratification; sociology of law: power and morality; and the changing nature of American values: youth culture, drug cultures, and contemporary lifestyles. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

SOCL 141 – 3 Credits
Racial and Cultural Minorities-GL

Examines race and ethnic relations in America from a historical and sociological perspective; focuses on the response of the dominant society to minority groups; examines current controversial issues that affect racial and ethnic minorities. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

SOCL 190 – 3 Credits
Topics in Sociology

Addresses major social concerns, issues, institutions, and other topics that are central to the discipline of sociology; covers flexible topics of great contemporary concern including such social phenomena as sexuality and society, religion and society, and women and society. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

SOCL 202 – 3 Credits
Criminology

Introduces the student to the basic theories, fundamental facts, and problems associated with the science of criminology; focuses on providing a systematic basis for the study of criminals and criminal behavior as related to the criminal justice system. NOTE: Same as CRJU 202. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

SOCL 223 – 3 Credits
Juvenile Delinquency

Studies the causes, volume and trends in delinquent behavior by children; examines the efforts of social control agencies to predict, prevent, treat, and control juvenile delinquency with emphasis on the organization and procedures used to implement social policies to reduce the incidence of delinquent act. NOTE: Same as EDTR 223 and CRJU 223. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

SOCL 230 – 3 Credits
The Holocaust and Global Racism

Examines anti-Semitism and the eugenics movement as the historical precursors to the Nazi regime in Germany; focuses on the nature and consequences of the racist ideology of the Nazi regime on its treatment of Jews, Gypsies, the handicapped, homosexuals and other minorities with comparisons to policies of racism and genocide on the global level. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052