Sociology

Program Plan

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Sociology
3.0 credits SOCI-110: Introduction to Sociology
The study of human groups, the social arrangements that people create, the many ways of being human, and the changing world in which we live. [NM Common Course Number SOCI 1113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-210: Social Problems
An introduction to contemporary problems in American society to include such topics as crime, prejudice, drug use, aging and the changing family structure. [NM Common Course Number SOCI 2113, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Core]
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-211: Deviant Behavior
Analysis of behavior that deviates from institutional expectations, by using specific sociological theory and method. Topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior, and sexual deviance will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits SOCI-212: Juvenile Delinquency
An overview of prevalent theories of causation, distribution, and frequency of delinquency will be discussed. In addition, the legal system for processing juvenile offenders in the United States will be analyzed. Special consideration will be given to the juvenile justice system in New Mexico.
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits SOCI-213: Introduction to Criminal Justice System
An analysis of the criminal justice process in the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on law enforcement, probation and parole, and the courts.
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-215: Sociology of Marriage & Family
This course is an introduction to American marriage and family, focusing primarily on foundations of family as an institution. The majority of class time will be spent on: defining family, family history, diversity in family forms, and "successful" and "troubled" family systems. Students will be given an opportunity to complete individual or group research on an elective stage of the family life cycle. [NM Common Course Number SOCI 2213, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-220: Human Sexuality
The psychological and social aspects of human sexuality are explored in the context of the life span. Concepts such as sexual attitude formation and maintenance; sexuality as a lifetime process; sexual rules and customs; the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual involved in personal sexual developmental behavior; and sexual health will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits SOCI-225: Race & Ethnic Relations
Dynamics of prejudice and discrimination and historic and contemporary patterns of race and ethnic interaction in the United States will be explored. Attention will focus on factors impacting groups that live in the Southwest.
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-230: Contemporary Native American Society
A survey of the contemporary problems, issues, and development, as well as social change, involving American Indians, both urban and rural.
Prerequisites: Take SOCI-110. Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits SOCI-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.

For more information, please call Dr. Terry Swan at 505-566-3546. Or send us an email at swant@sanjuancollege.edu.