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Fall 2018

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: Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of criminal and delinquent behavior in contemporary society. Familiarizes students with theories of causation and control, types of delinquency and criminality, and the basics of the criminal justice system. Examines the definition and measurement of crime, types of crime, theories of crime causation and social policy issues involving crime prevention. Prerequisite: SOC101.

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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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SOC210 - Criminology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of criminal and delinquent behavior in contemporary society. Familiarizes students with theories of causation and control, types of delinquency and criminality, and the basics of the criminal justice system. Examines the definition and measurement of crime, types of crime, theories of crime causation and social policy issues involving crime prevention. Prerequisite: SOC101.

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