|SOC 330||Human Sexuality||3 Credits|
Prerequisite: SOC-101, SOC-101F, SOC-202H, PSYC-101, PSYC-101F, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
This course surveys the social, biological, and psychological aspects of human sexual behavior. Scientific research related to sexual anatomy, arousal, gender, and life span sexual behavior will be explored. Topics may also include but are not limited to sexual orientation, cultural variations in attraction and love, and sexual morality.
|SOC 340||Social Aspects of the Aged||3 Credits|
Prerequisite: SOC-101, SOC-202H, PSYC-101, PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-. This course examines the problems and issues relevant to America's elderly population, focusing on financial concerns, public policy, health and institutionalization.
|SOC 350||Sociology of Health and Health Care||3 Credits|
This course examines the health care system including topics on sick role, epidemiology, mortality and morbidity patterns and public policy.
|SOC 382||Social Class in Society||3 Credits|
Prerequisite: SOC-101, SOC-101F, or SOC-202H; Minimum Grade C-. This course surveys various social theories that attempt to understand the role and occurrence of social inequality within societies. It also examines the dynamics of social stratification within society. Particular attention is paid to the influence of social class position on human behavior, attitudes, and individual life chances.
|SOC 385||Exploring Race & Ethnicity in America||3 Credits|
Prerequisite: SOC-101, SOC-101F, or SOC-202H; Minimum Grade C-. This course is an in-depth survey of the major racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Among groups considered are African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Asian- Americans, and European minorities.
|SOC 454||Gender and Crime||3 Credits|
Prerequisite: SOC-101, SOC-101F, or SOC-202H; Minimum Grade C-. This course explores variation in offending and victimization across the genders. Specific attention will be paid to theories that attempt to explain why such variation exists and such patterns change over time.
|SOC 485||Race, Ethnicity and Crime||3 Credits|
Prerequisite: SOC-101, SOC-101F, or SOC-202H; Minimum Grade C-. This course examines the interrelationship of race/ethnicity and criminal victimization/offending. In-depth consideration will be given to the issue of hate-crimes, racial profiling, wrongful convictions and disparities in sentencing.