SOC 233 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Introduction to statistical reasoning and the application of descriptive and inferential statistics to social and behavioral research. Prerequisite: MAT 112 or higher and SOC 201. (3 s.h.) SOC 250 Methods of Research See description under PSY 250 in the psychology section. Prerequisites: SOC 201 or PSY 201 and SOC 233 or MAT 233. (3 s.h.)
groups; and the attraction of “new” reduction, as well as discuss the future of religions. (3 s.h.) community corrections within the context of modern society. (3 s.h.) SOC 350 Sociological Theory Historical development of social thought, SOC 491, 492 Independent Study the main types of contemporary Instructor approval. (1-3 s.h.) sociological theory, and an examination of major problems of theory formation Spanish (SPA) and application. Prerequisite: SOC 201 or instructor approval. (3 s.h.) SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I This course emphasizes the development SOC 355 Forensic Psychology of the fundamental elements of Spanish See PSY 355 course description. pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Students practice speaking, listening, SOC 395 Internship reading and writing skills within a cultural Supervised experience in research or context. Fulfills the intercultural awareness applied programs related to sociology. core requirement. (4 s.h.) Prerequisite: Instructor approval. (1-3 s.h.)
SOC 301 Family An overview of the family as a social institution, including historical antecedents, contemporary problems, and trends in mate selection, marriage, marital roles, personality development, interpersonal SOC 400 Seminar relations within the family, and how families Advanced study of special problems in relate to other institutions of society. (3 s.h.) sociology. Prerequisites: Completion of three courses in sociology and instructor SOC 302 Social Diversity Consideration of the social, moral, approval. (3 s.h.) economic, educational, and political SOC 440 Capital Punishment significance of social diversity in American A comprehensive study of American society, with particular attention given to capital punishment as a complex social race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual policy. Emphases include current cases, preference. Global diversity issues will also constitutional principles, federal and state be addressed. Prerequisite: SOC201 or law, historical background, public opinion, instructor approval. Fulfills the intercultural expert opinion, religion and politics. Given awareness requirement. (3 s.h.) ongoing developments in society and the law, special focus will be given to recent SOC 306 Social Psychology An introduction to the study of the cases and trends. Prerequisites: CRJ 203 or influence of social and cultural factors on instructor approval. (3 s.h.) personality development and behavior. SOC 435 Institutional Corrections Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.) The study and analysis of policies, practices, research and trends within SOC 310 Delinquency and institutional corrections in America. This Criminology An introduction to the problems of crime includes the various types of incarceration, and delinquency dealing with the nature prisoner classification, housing and and extent of crime, theories of criminal assessment, institutional rehabilitation, behavior and social response to crime. (3 inmate life and institutional security and management. This course will evaluate s.h.) the effectiveness of incarceration in terms SOC 322 Deviant Behavior of cost savings, community safety and Personal and social processes involved in recidivism reduction, while also discussing deviation from the norms of society and the future of incarceration and punishment the response of society to deviants and in America (3 s.h.) to their behavior. Prerequisite: SOC 201 or SOC 436 Community Corrections instructor approval. (3 s.h.) An analysis of policies, practices, research SOC 330 Sociology of Religion and trends in community corrections in An examination of religion as a social the United States including correctional institution, focusing on the role of interventions, probation and parole, religion in the life of the individual and rehabilitation and reentry, risk assessment, the community; the relationships between juvenile supervision and intermediate religion and other institutions, such as the sanctions. This course will evaluate the polity and economy; change in religious effectiveness of community corrections in terms of cost savings and recidivism
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SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II A continuation of SPA 101. This course features a continued emphasis on correct pronunciation and acquisition of vocabulary, while expanding students’ understanding of grammatical structures and development of language skills. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or equivalent prior experience. Students with 1-2 years high school Spanish may enroll in this course without prior testing. Fulfills the intercultural awareness core requirement. (4 s.h.) SPA 111 Poco a Poco Spanish I Poco a Poco Spanish is a more relaxed introduction to the Spanish language. In this course, students learn the fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation and acquire Spanish vocabulary through interactive practice. Students wishing to fulfill the intercultural awareness credit must take both SPA111 and SPA112. Completion of SPA111 and SPA112 is equivalent to SPA101. (2 s.h.) SPA 112 Poco a Poco Spanish II A continuation of SPA 111's more relaxed introduction to the Spanish language. Students continue to learn and practice vocabulary and fundamental grammatical structures through interactive practice. Students wishing to fulfill the intercultural awareness credit must take both SPA111 and SPA112. Completion of SPA111 and SPA112 is equivalent to SPA101. (2 s.h.) SPA 113 Poco a Poco Spanish III A continuation of SPA 111-112. Students engage in the review and practice of previously learned vocabulary, applying that knowledge to new grammatical concepts. The course also continues its focus on interactive practice to aid in the acquisition of new vocabulary
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