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 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, WGST 304
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
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
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
SOCY 392  - 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.