Sociology Courses

CCA's sociology courses examine and interpret the complex interconnections among people and their social worlds to develop an understanding of the human community. This page reflects the courses you can find offered on-campus.

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Courses

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology I (gT)
Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology, including topics of culture, race, class, gender, sexuality, social groups, and deviance through a local and global lens. Analyzes and interprets socio-historic as well as contemporary issues by using critical thinking skills and linking individual experiences to social structures.

SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology II (gT)
Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology, including topics of family, religion, education, politics, the economy, health, demography, the environment and social movements through a local and global lens. Analyzes and interprets socio-historical as well as contemporary issues by using critical thinking skills and linking individual experiences to social structures..

SOC 205: Sociology of Family Dynamics (gT)
Offers a critical exploration of marriage, family and kinship. It examines the family as an institution and how social, cultural and personal factors influence family relations locally and globally. Explores the stability and evolution of the family, along with current trends and a range of family forms.

SOC 207: Environmental Sociology (gT)
Examines how humans’ relationship with the environment is mediated by social stratification. Key topic areas include industrial and economic growth versus sustainability, natural resources development and management, cultural values, social movements, and comparative perspectives on people's relationship to the environment.

SOC 218: Sociology of Diversity (gT)
Explores differences based on race, ethnicity, social class, gender, age, ability status, and sexual identity. Critically examines the dynamics of intergroup relations and how social construction of these differences can lead to patterns of prejudice, discrimination, and inequality nationally and globally.

SOC 220: Sociology of Religion (gT)
Further explores the study of the sociology of religion. Analyzes the socially constructed definition of religion, the forms religion takes in various societies, the impact religion has on local and global societies and social institutions and the many ways in which people shape, maintain or disassemble religious structures.

SOC 231: Sociology of Deviant Behavior (gT)
Critically examines various deviant categories and societal reactions to deviance affecting diverse populations. Examines how sociologists study deviance and the theories they use to explain it. Explains the ways social institutions define deviance and attempt to control, change, or treat those deviant behaviors, attitudes, and conditions.

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