Sociology (SOCY)

SOCY 101  - Introductory Sociology  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

Carolina Core: GSS

SOCY 220  - Elementary Statistics for Sociologists  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to concepts and application of quantitative methods, including descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis on analysis of empirical sociological data.

SOCY 304  - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality  (3 Credits)  

Historical and contemporary power relationships in race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101.

Cross-listed course: POLI 305

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service, GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

SOCY 305  - Sociology of Families  (3 Credits)  

Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles, and values.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101.

Cross-listed course: WGST 305

SOCY 311  - Ecology of Human Social Systems  (3 Credits)  

Relationships among and changes in populations, social organization, technology, and the environment.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

SOCY 320  - Individual and Society  (3 Credits)  

Selected theoretical orientations, methodological procedures, and illustrative substantive data pertaining to the relations between the individual and society.

SOCY 323  - Sociology of Deviant Behavior  (3 Credits)  

Theories, methodology, and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

SOCY 340  - Introduction to Social Problems  (3 Credits)  

Contemporary social issues such as poverty, health, the criminal justice system, globalization and the environment, their causes and possible solutions.

Carolina Core: GSS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service, GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

SOCY 350  - Juvenile Delinquency  (3 Credits)  

Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101.

Cross-listed course: CRJU 351

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

SOCY 353  - Sociology of Crime  (3 Credits)  

Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101.

Cross-listed course: CRJU 341

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

SOCY 354  - Collective Behavior  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of crowds, publics, social movements, and the mass society in terms of their institutional and social psychological consequences.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

SOCY 355  - Race and Ethnic Relations  (3 Credits)  

Theoretical and empirical approaches related to race/ethnicity and the current state of race relations in America, with some attention to global issues.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 355

Carolina Core: GSS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

SOCY 357  - Sociology of Education  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of educational institutions, organizations, processes, and their effects in contemporary society.

Cross-listed course: EDFI 357

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy