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Discipline: Humanities & Social Sciences: Sociology Unit
Course Name Course Number
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity SOC 20
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors SOC 20H
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
Asian American Communities SOC 36
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze Asian American & Pacific Islander racial and ethnic identities and its interactions with different aspects of American society.
  • Students will be able to describe with clarity a change in cultural attitudes over time.
Child Development SOC 15
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding physical growth and social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception to adolescence across all major concepts of child development.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development.
Contemporary Social Problems SOC 2
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the analysis of how controversial public issues arise in contemporary American society and the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality and other social groups.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems.
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors SOC 2H
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the analysis of how controversial public issues arise in contemporary American society and the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality and other social groups.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems.
Critical Thinking PHIL 8
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Writing PHIL 9
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors PHIL 9H
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20AH
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Criminology SOC 5
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals.
  • Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
Introduction to Criminology - Honors SOC 5H
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals.
  • Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
Introduction to Ethics - Honors PHIL 12H
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major moral philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Gerontology SOC 4
  • Students will know major concepts of gerontology.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies SOC 130
  • Students will analyze the various ways people identify their sexual orientation, their gender identity and expression, or both in the U.S. and abroad through an intersectional framework.
  • Students will explore the intersections of homophobia, transphobia, sexism, heterosexism, racism, classism, ageism, ableism, and other intersecting identities within the context of LGBTQ political struggles in the United States.
Introduction to Logic PHIL 3
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Logic - Honors PHIL 3H
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Modern Philosophy PHIL 20B
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Modern Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20BH
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 5
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought primarily in the Western tradition, although including some Eastern thought as well. (Rev. 12/2021)
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors PHIL 5H
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought primarily in the Western tradition, although including some Eastern thought as well. (Rev. 12/2021)
Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOC 12
  • Students will be able to identify the differences between qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Students will identify and review the basic principles of the scientific method and interpretive framework.
  • Students will be able to explain research findings in terms of validity, reliability, and ethics, and can recognize how social research can be used to make informed decisions
Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles SOC 40
  • Students will identify diverse presentations, experiences, and constructions of gender in society with special attention to intersectionality.
  • Students will use sociological perspectives to analyze gender and its role within major social institutions.
Introduction to Social Justice SOC 110
  • Students will identify different social movements addressing social and economic justice.
  • Students will use a social justice framework to explore social inequality related to the intersections of diverse groups related to age, culture, class, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, and religion.
Introduction to Sociology SOC 1
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social institutions and the relationship between society and the individual.
Introduction to Sociology - Honors SOC 1H
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences SOC 23
  • Students will calculate and interpret elementary numerical computations and variability in statistical data.
  • Students will identify and complete statistical analyses that are most appropriate for sociological and behavioral sciences and identify the strength of association between sociological variables.
Major World Religions PHIL 15
  • Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
Major World Religions - Honors PHIL 15H
  • Major World Religions Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
Marriage and the Family SOC 14
  • Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
Marriage and the Family - Honors SOC 14H
  • Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
Sociology of Religion SOC 7
  • Students will be able to differentiate between church, sect, and cults and between religious socialization and religious conversion.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess religion, religious groups, religious conflict on society, and different denominations.
Special Projects in Philosophy PHIL 99
  • Students will develop conceptual competence, demonstrate vigor of logical inquiry, and produce clarity of expression.
Special Projects in Sociology SOC 99
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual according to their special project of interest.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or work) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusion or judgements) as part of their special project coursework.