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Sociology

Sociology courses explore the structure, social factors and values of various social groups and their relationships to one another.

Coursework involves examination of the institutions and systems within the family, social problems facing contemporary society and the history and role of social work.

Courses

This course offers systematic study of social factors, structure and relationships, emphasizing values and rules of conduct in society, the process of socialization, group characteristics and influence and power relations. Students analyze selected social institutions and compare their influence on life chances, social inequality and social conflict. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package.

Students explore institutions and systems of kinship, marriage, family grouping, child rearing, personal maintenance and status placement. They also examine the problems and conditions of courtship, marriage and family living. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package.

Students examine social problems facing contemporary society. They assist in the selection of study areas based on their interests, understand the concept social problems, and identify and investigate proposed solutions to current social problems. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package.

This course examines differential power between groups (including gender), and analyzes the social structures which are used to maintain these power differences. Topics to be covered include, cultural diversity and various dimensions of discrimination and prejudice, including an analysis of inequality and its origins, conditions under which inequality occurs and persists, and changing inequality and ways to deal with minority group problems. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package. Prerequisite: SOC 100.

This course examines the history and origins of the field of social work and explores its organization and relationships with other helping professions. It also studies the major areas of concern in the field of social work itself, including but not limited to understanding human values and diversity and the knowledge and skills required to work successfully with a variety of diverse community groups. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and SOC 100.

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