Sociology (SOCI)

Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 200  Introduction to Sociology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of social theories, their histories, social structures, functions, and conflict emphasizing human, institutional, and group interactions. The course provides an overview of political, economic and other cultural phenomena and methodologies of the results of scientific social research. In addition, it seeks to expand ideas, concepts, theoretical, and practical orientations by utilizing a comparative perspective.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOCI 201  Social Problems  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of social dilemmas such as crime, pollution, war, poverty, drug addiction, and racial discrimination. Course content is both theoretical and practical.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOCI 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

SOCI 313  Social Organizations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOCI 200 or SOCI 201

This course investigates the organizational culture and its impact on professionals, clients and service provision. Topics range from handling the day-to-day issues that characterize every workplace to understanding the larger sociopolitical context in which organizations function. The distinctive dynamics of communities, organizations, and change are emphasized. The cognitive, assessment, and evaluation components or practice and the skills essential for networking and case management in the human services professions are addressed.

Note: Offered fall semester

Offered: Resident

SOCI 340  Human Societies: A Global View  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOCI 200 or SOCI 201

The sociological perspective will be applied to the study of population, culture, education, religion, hunger, and community outreach. We presently live in a world divided by societal stress and persecution. It is imperative as Christians that we develop a world view that promotes the cause of Christ. Education for the profession requires foundational understanding of human needs, social problems, and all welfare responses.

Note: Offered spring semester

Offered: Resident

SOCI 349  Sociology of Disability  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOCI 200 or SOCI 201

The course will examine the social implications of disability, exploring its impact on the individual and on society. Students will be exposed to the many ways a disability can affect the lives of individuals, the processes by which people with disabilities adapt to their limitations, along with the influence society has in promoting both independence and dependence among people with disabilities. Major theories, research findings and biblical accounts will be used to analyze methods of understanding the challenges faced by people with disabilities and of developing a pragmatic approach to serving them effectively.

Offered: Resident

SOCI 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOCI 200 or SOCI 201

SOCI 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

SOCI 497  Special Topics in Sociology  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOCI 200 or SOCI 201

SOCI 497 - Special Topics in Sociology (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

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