Courses

  • SOCI-1113 Perspectives in Sociology

    A survey of the following areas: society and culture, personality, social processes, human collectivities, population and communities, social institutions, and social change. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • SOCI-2413 Social Statistics

    Elementary statistics with social and behavioral applications. Same as PSYC-2413. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • SOCI-2423 Parent-Child Relations

    Opportunities, responsibilities and problems faced by parents in guiding the development of children, emphasizing recent research in the area of parent-child relationships. Same as FMST-2423. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • SOCI-3143 Introduction to Asian Civilizations

    Introduces the major cultural themes of East, Southeast, and South Asia. Students will learn about the geographical, social, political, economic, cultural and religious features of the four major regions of Asia. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western Civilization requirement. Same as MISS-3143. This course is offered as needed.

  • SOCI-3413 Social Psychology

    Motivation and personality in social context. Same as PSYC-3413. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • SOCI-3513 World Religions

    A comparative study of the beliefs and practices, as well as the historical and sociological impact, of several of the world-s principal religious traditions. These include indigenous traditions, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western civilization requirement. Same as MISS-3513. Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • SOCI-3523 Sociology of Crime

    Psychological aspects of criminal and anti-social behavior, including comparison of psychological and legal factors in criminal investigation and testimony. Same as PSYC-3913. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • SOCI-3573 Sociology of Religion

    A study of the relationship between social dynamics, culture and religion, with emphasis upon Christianity. Special attention is given to psychological and sociological bases of the religious life. (Same as BIBL-3573 and PSYC-3573.) This course is offered as needed.

  • SOCI-3613 Cultural Anthropology

    A course that is designed with the intent of enhancing students- cultural intelligence, specifically in terms of understanding cultural diversity and functioning more effectively in culturally diverse contexts. A significant component of the course is devoted to the study of the anthropology of religion. This course fulfills the non-Western civilization requirement in the Core Curriculum. Same as MISS-3613. This course is normally offered every spring semester.

  • SOCI-3673 New Religious Movements

    This course examines both religious and quasi-religious teachings and practices in a variety of newer religious movements of diverse cultural and philosophical origins. This course fulfills the non-Western civilization requirement in the Core Curriculum. Same as MISS-3673 and SOCI-3673. This course is offered as needed.

  • SOCI-3713 Contemporary Ethics

    A brief history of ethical theory in Western civilization and a survey of several modern secular ethical systems. These are contrasted with biblical principles and Christian systems during discussions of specific topics such as sexuality, marriage, divorce, abortion, euthanasia, the relation of Christians to the state, wealth and poverty, war and peace, race relations, and social justice. Same as BIBL-3713. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • SOCI-3723 Gerontology

    A study to include physical and health factors in aging; psychological aspects of aging; marriage, family and community relationships of older persons; economic and vocational factors in aging; perspectives on death, dying and grief; aging and institutional care; aging and the law; and the future of social intervention, both public and private. Same as FMST-3723 and PSYC-3723. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • SOCI-4633 Intercultural Communication I

    A survey of the basic concepts of how people communicate effectively across cultural boundaries, with special attention given to the complex nature culture plays in communication. SOCI-4633 fosters in students an understanding and appreciation of their own culture and cultural patterns of communication and those of other cultures. Same as COMM-4633, ENGL-4633 and MISS-4633. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • SOCI-4643 Intercultural Communication II

    A continuation of SOCI-4633, typically taught while a student is living in a foreign culture. Same as ENGL-4643 and MISS-4643. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.