SOCI 100 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY
This course provides an introduction to the principles and methodology of contemporary sociology, with an emphasis on the major sociological issues confronting Western society. Areas examined in depth are role behavior, socialization, religion, race and prejudicial behavior, deviance, marriage and family relations, social change, the evolution of American institutions and values, and problems of life in mass society. (SS)
(3: 3, 0)
SOCI 200 SOCIAL PROBLEMS
This course covers selected topics relative to salient social problems of contemporary Western society such as race relations, the urban community, social change, population, poverty, and the changing family.
Prerequisite: SOCI 100
(3: 3, 0)
SOCI 210 THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
Students engage in the study of marriage and the family in contemporary Western society, with cross-cultural perspective as background. The emphasis is on current issues and problems pertaining to marriage and family in America. Topics dealt with are socialization and role behavior; courtship and premarital assumptions; personality; sexuality; liberation; social, religious, and economic influences; family roles and issues; social change; and forms of marital conflict and adjustment.
Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or PSYC 100
(3: 3, 0)
SOCI 220/320 THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
This course introduces students to an overall examination of the religious institution in society, with an emphasis on conditions in contemporary United States. Topics in the course include, but are not limited to, origins of the institution, religious socialization, religious structures, religious conflict, class and gender in religion, and changes in the institution. Students taking SOCI 320 will do so concurrently with students taking SOCI 220. In addition to the requirements of SOCI 220, SOCI 320 students will also complete a research component. This research will be either a library-oriented study or a field project, either of which must be approved by the instructor. Students who have completed Sociology of Religion at one level may not re-take it at another level.
Prerequisite(s): For SOCI 220, one course from the following designations: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GOVT, HIST, PSYC, or SOCI. For SOCI 320, two courses from the following designations: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GOVT, HIST, PSYC, or SOCI.
(3: 3, 0)
SOCI 290 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOCIOLOGY
This independent study course is designed to permit individual students to pursue topics or projects approved by supervising faculty.
1. Completion of at least one semester's work in a degree program at SUNY Delhi.
2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
3. At least 3 credit hours in one foundation course specific to the discipline, with the permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
4. No more than 6 credit hours of independent study may be taken during any one semester, and no more than 15 credit hours of independent study may be applied toward an associate's degree. The total number of credit hours in independent study that may be applied toward a bachelor's degree depends on the specific bachelor's program.
5. The student and sponsoring faculty member will prepare and submit to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences an Independent Study contract proposal for approval.
(1-4: 1-4, 0) or, if lab included, (2: 1, 3), (3: 2, 3), or (4: 3, 3) Offered on request
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