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Fall 2012

Sociology Courses:

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SOC101 - Introductory Sociology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies social patterns affecting the structure and functioning of group life such as cultural values, deviance, class structure, and social change. Examines methods and perspectives sociologists employ, and the ways group forces influence the individual in society. Prerequisite or corequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College reading proficiency.

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SOC102 - Social Problems
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines social problems such as racism, inequality, sexism, delinquency, deviancy, urban growth, over-population, and global stratification. Studies social problems and their sources, theoretical approaches to the study and potential resolution of social problems. Prerequisite: SOC101.

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SOC103 - Marriage and the Family
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines patterns of marriage, family, and intimate relationships from a variety of perspectives. Emphasizes functions and alternative structures of American marriage and family patterns. Explores problems and potential adjustments confronting marriage and family within the context of social change. Prerequisite: SOC101.

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SOC115 - Crime and Delinquency
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines juvenile delinquency and crime in contemporary society. Presents nature and extent of delinquency and crime, theories of causation and control, types of delinquency and criminality, and the basics of the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: SOC101.

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SOC193 - Discover China
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: This is a one-credit course that provides students with the opportunity to observe first-hand China's dramatic development. The group will spend a total of two weeks traveling in three major cities in China. The itinery includes Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic, as well as Chongqing Special Municipality and Chengdu in Sichuan. Traveling to the latter will enable the group to remember solemnly the earthquake that initiated the SUNY-Sichuan exchange.

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SOC204 - Human Diversity
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the definition of human diversity in American culture, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, and religion. Identifies the misinformation that perpetuates the exclusion of diverse groups from mainstream opportunities, and differentiates covert acts, institutional policies, and ideologies that promote the exclusion of diverse groups. Provides an awareness of the student's own diversity and how their feelings and worldviews might differ from other diverse groups, and how those differences may influence behaviors positively and/or negatively.

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SOC240 - Women and Social Action
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the cultural definition and societal forces that influence the position of women in society. Studies women who have made a difference, recognizing their courage, accomplishments, ideas, and actions. Focuses on the role of social action in promoting change within society.

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