Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101  Career Exploration -Awareness  (0 Credits)  

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

SOC 141  Texas A Multi-Cultural State  (3 Credits)  

Texas: A Multicultural Society (3) Study of selected ethnic groups and their contributions to the development of Texas and the nation. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 211  Social Adj To College  (1 Credits)  

Social Adjustment to College (1) Designed to help students develop the practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for a successful and rewarding college experience. One hour of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 254  Black Perspec In Soc  (3 Credits)  

Black Perspectives in Sociology / Ethnic Studies in Society (3) Presentation and discussion of the nature and character of society and the presence of ethnic groups within the social order. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 257  School Sociology  (3 Credits)  

School Sociology (3) Critical analysis of the character and nature of education in complex societies: relationship to political, economic, and cultural processes; impact on individual and community behavior and development; the learning process; and the classroom as a social system. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 322  Social Psy  (3 Credits)  

Social Psychology (3) Basic concepts of social psychology with emphasis on the interrelations among individuals, society, and its sociocultural subsystems. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 331  Sociology Of The Family  (3 Credits)  

Sociology of the Family (3) Presentation of theoretical perspectives that influence family studies and a discussion of the forces external and internal to the family that impact its structure, process, and function. Emphasis placed on Black families and the establishment and development of a family unit. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: SOC 157.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 335  Ethnic Groups In Society  (3 Credits)  

Ethnic Groups in Society (3) Presentation of the works and critical analysis of a variety of issues that concern the group life of African Americans. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 337  Urban Community Life  (3 Credits)  

Urban Community Life (3) Designed to take stock of the knowledge accumulated regarding the social and psychological consequences of community life. Examination of the historical background of cities and the three main sociological theories of urbanism with speculations about the urban future. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: SOC 322.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 344  Social Stratification  (3 Credits)  

Social Stratification (3) Examination of the various types of social stratification and their effects on human behavior and life chances. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 351  Criminology  (3 Credits)  

Criminology (3) Study of the causes of crime; the social, economic, and political context of the development of law; and the development of crime control strategies and penology. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 354  Sociological Statistics  (3 Credits)  

Sociological Statistics (3) Descriptive and simple inductive statistics, selected mathematical topics, and orientation to computer applications in the analysis of sociological data. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: SOC 157 and SOC 158.

Prerequisite(s): (SOC 157 and SOC 158)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 357  Sociological Theory  (3 Credits)  

Sociological Theory (3) Study of selected social theories and their major contributions to the field of Sociology. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 359  Sociological Research  (3 Credits)  

Sociological Research (3) Study of quantitative and qualitative research techniques for data collection and analysis. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 435  Juv Delinqu & Juv Just  (3 Credits)  

Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) Discussion of the major theoretical notions which attempt to explain juvenile delinquency; the development of the juvenile justice system; and various strategies of delinquency, including diversion programs. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 438  Col Behavior & Social Movemt  (3 Credits)  

Collective Behavior and Social Movements (3) Study of human societies and culture. Emphasis placed on ethnographic anthropological research. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: SOC 238.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 450  Sem Methodology  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Methodology (3) Consideration of the requirements specified by the scientific method and the hazards encountered when this method is not followed. Examination of common purpose of research, alternative research designs, sampling, and several techniques for collecting data. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: SOC 157, SOC 354, and SOC 359.

Prerequisite(s): (SOC 157 and SOC 354 and SOC 359)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 452  Sociology of Work  (3 Credits)  

Sociology of Work (3) Presentation and analysis of the social and cultural determinants of the experiences of Mexican-Americans in society. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 456  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Independent Study (3) Independent study in theoretical and applied sociology designed to allow juniors and seniors to work independently on topics of special interest not covered in depth in course offerings. Work may be done in a tutorial relationship with an individual faculty member or in a seminar. Prerequisites: SOC 357 and SOC 359.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 457  Seminar In Sociological Theory  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Modern Sociological Theory (3) Critical analysis and evaluation of the major theoretical perspectives (structural functionalism; conflict Marxian; and symbolic interactionism, exchange, and ethnomethodology) that dominate the field of sociological explorations. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: SOC 157 and SOC 357.

Prerequisite(s): (SOC 157 and SOC 357)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 458  Sem Applications Sociology  (3 Credits)  

Applications of Sociology (3) Designed for seniors who will demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the discipline of sociology by developing a publishable work applying sociological knowledge and experience systematically to a specific social issue under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: SOC 157, SOC 354, and SOC 450.

Prerequisite(s): (SOC 157 and SOC 354 and SOC 450)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology

SOC 460  Women in Society  (3 Credits)  

Women in Society (3) Examination of changing gender roles and the effects on the social and cultural status of women. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Sociology