About the CCPS Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Sociology provides valuable insights into social factors that affect how institutions and organizations operate, to include race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class.
It is common for sociology majors to find employment in the nonprofit sector as well as community and social movement organizations.
In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
The Bachelor of Science in Sociology requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.
An analysis of factors that are significant in the development of people as social beings. Consideration is given to the social group and culture as factors in this process.
The study of the family as a dynamic social institution. Students will examine family structures and socialization processes within multicultural and socio-historical contexts, including patterns of role behaviors, division of labor, decision- making and the life cycle.
This course examines major global social problems and applies the sociological perspectives in understanding the contemporary global social problems such as race and ethnic conflict, war, public health, poverty, population and environmental issues.
Examines the process of adjustment of various ethnic and cultural groups to life in the United States. Some consideration to world ethnic situations. Meets cultural diversity requirement.
An examination of the sociological, psychological, environmental, and economic aspects of the aging process both in regard to the individual, as well as the relationship with the larger society. The impact of a larger elderly population and the political relationship that pertains to the services and programs to provide for the needs of the elderly now, as well as in the future, also is considered.
Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
An analysis of the evolution of major sociological perspectives that seek to explain the nature of social order. Emphasis is placed on social processes of consensus, conflict and social change.
This course is concerned with the social causes and consequences of health and illness. Major areas of investigation include the social facets of health and disease, the social behavior of healthcare personnel and people who utilize healthcare, and the social functions of health organizations and healthcare delivery systems. Will not satisfy biology major requirements.
Prerequisites: Three additional hours in sociology.
This course examines the competing social scientific theories of social stratification and inequality. The policy implications and ideological orientations of these theories are evaluated.
Prerequisite: PSYCH 101 or CRIM 102 or SOCI 101.
A systematic analysis of theories of juvenile delinquency and how the juvenile justice system manages delinquents. Consideration is also given to solutions of delinquency.
Prerequisite: PSYC 101, SOCI 101, or CRIM 102.
Considers the major methods of the social sciences, including applied statistics. Topics include: research design, surveys, secondary data and other unobtrusive methods, evaluation research, sampling and research reports.
Prerequisites: CRIM 102, PSYC 101, or SOCI 101 and a college-level math course.
This course provides a general overview of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques behavioral researchers use to analyze data. Topics will include frequency distributions and graphing, measures of central tendency, variation, and relative standing, simple linear regression, and hypothesis testing. Should be taken before a student accumulates 60 credit hours (junior status).
Students should complete all 100-and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status).