This course is a survey of historical and social background of race and ethnicity in American society, including cross-cultural perspectives. Students will be introduced to major concepts and theories in the sociological study of race and ethnicity and the importance of these concepts in history, social organization, and inequality.
This course examines the various systems, structures and processes that surround minority – majority relations in contemporary society. The course draws on theory, research and historical commentary to examine these relations and place them in context. The course will include an in-depth analysis of a number of groups with minority status. Emphasis will be placed on the patterns of interactions among ethnic, racial and other groups in American society.
This course examines the sociological treatment of the criminal as a person and crime as a social problem. Theories of crime, methods of treatment, preventive programs and the practices of institutions and agencies working with crime are explored.
This is a general survey course to provide the student with a broad background in principles and applications of marriage, the family and its meaning.
This course will explore the relationship between society and individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Lessons will focus on the social and historical aspects of the group, including their treatment.
This is a general survey course to provide the student with a broad background on the biological and cultural evolution of the human species, with emphasis of culture as an adaptive and learned behavior, necessary for survival. Various institutions in societies are also examined.