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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Jan 18, 2018
 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Course List


Sociology

Courses

  • SOC _____ - ______________________________



    This is a placeholder course used in degrees and certificates to indicate that students can select a course that meets a certain requirement in a certificate or degree. Students should consult associated notes to make sure they select an appropriate course.

  • SOC& 101 - Introduction to Sociology:CD



    5.0 Credits
    The study of how interwoven social forces (e.g. as economy, polity, family, education, racial and ethnic relations) shape human interaction, society, and our constructions of reality. Focus on multicultural U.S. in global context (was SOCIO 110). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of social issues. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze social issues. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence social structures and processes and examine the role played by collective behaviors. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and assess the impact of social forces and structures on people’s lives. [REASON]
    5. Explain and analyze how race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities and group relations affect people’s lives and shape social structures. [EXPLORE]
    6. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding social issues. [EXPLORE]
    7. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their applications both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 115 - The Sociology of Gender:CD



    5.0 Credits
    The study of how gender shapes the experiences of men and women in our social institutions, such as the family, work, media, and education. Consideration of how gendered experiences differ by race, ethnicity, and social class. Focus on the U.S. in global context (was SOCIO 115). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of issues related to gender. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to gender. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence gender relations and examine the role collective behaviors play in changing these relations. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and assess institutionalized gender relationships and their impact on people’s lives. [REASON]
    5. Describe and analyze the relationship between historical and contemporary gender inequality. [REASON]
    6. Explain and analyze the intersections of gender with race and ethnicity, social class, sexuality, and other social identities. [EXPLORE]
    7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding gender. [EXPLORE]
    8. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to issues related to gender both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 118 - Introduction to Global Studies:CD



    5.0 Credits
    The origins of, and solutions to, global and national problems. Topics include terrorism, technology, poverty, and the environment. Focus on cultural diversity and U.S. society in global context (was SOCIO 118). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to analyze international and intercultural relations. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze international relations. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence international relations and examine the role played by collective behaviors. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and assess the ways in which social structures and processes shape international relations and impact people’s lives. [REASON]
    5. Analyze and evaluate the roles of nationality, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social positions and identities in shaping individuals’ lives and the structures of international relations. [EXPLORE]
    6. Identify and assess economic, demographic, political, ecological, structural, and cultural indicators of development. [REASON]
    7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding international relations. [EXPLORE]
    8. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to international relations both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 125 - Race and Ethnic Relations:CD



    5.0 Credits
    The study of past and present relations between race and ethnic groups in North America and the effects of immigration on these relations. Focus on causes, forms, and consequences of race and ethnic inequality as well as on resistance strategies (was SOCIO 125). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 100 . Dual Listed as DIVST 125.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of issues related to race and ethnicity. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to race and ethnicity. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence racial and ethnic relations and examine the role collective behaviors play in changing these relations. [REASON]
    4. Analyze the ways in which race and ethnicity are part of social institutions and assess the impact of racialized institutions on people’s lives. [REASON]
    5. Describe and analyze the relationship between historical and contemporary inequality with respect to race and ethnicity. [REASON]
    6. Explain and analyze the intersections of race and ethnicity with gender, social class, sexuality, and other social identities. [EXPLORE]
    7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding race and ethnicity. [EXPLORE]
    8. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to race and ethnicity both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 130 - Sociology of the Environment:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Introduction to the origins of, and solutions to, environmental problems. Topics include sustainability, environmental justice, ecological diversity, economic forces, consumer behavior, technology, population trends, and social change. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of issues related to the environment. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to the environment. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence their environment and examine the role collective behaviors play in bringing about environmental changes. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and assess the ways in which social structures and processes shape issues related to the environment and impact people’s lives. [REASON]
    5. Analyze the roles of nationality, race & ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities in producing differential outcomes related to the environment at both the individual and structural levels. [EXPLORE]
    6. Describe and explain the relationship between historical and contemporary attitudes regarding consumption and its effect on the environment. [COMMUNICATE]
    7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding the environment. [EXPLORE]
    8. In individual and group projects communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to the environment both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 150 - Health in Society:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Introduction to social factors shaping health and illness. Disease patterns by social position (e.g., social class, gender, race, nationality); causes, consequences, and prevention of illness; health care systems, settings, and providers (was SOCIO 150). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105). Dual Listed as DIVST 151.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories and concepts to the analysis of issues related to health. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to health. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess differences in patterns of health and illness related to nationality, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities. [EXPLORE]
    4. Explain and analyze the ways in which conceptualizations of health and illness differ according to cultural groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. [EXPLORE]
    5. Explain and analyze how illness and its spread can be prevented or reduced in ways that are sensitive to cultural and economic differences between social groups. [REASON]
    6. Compare and contrast health care systems across nations. [EXPLORE]
    7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding health. [EXPLORE]
    8. In individual and group projects communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to health both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 200 - Social Research Using Statistics



    5.0 Credits
    Introduction to research methods and statistics used in the social sciences. Examines the challenges involved in studying human behavior and in analyzing and interpreting social science data. Designed to help students become informed consumers of scientific research (was SOCIO 200). Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 090  or 095  with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Eligibility for ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply scientific principles, including the probabilistic methods of social science, in generating empirical understanding. [REASON]
    2. Distinguish between deductive and inductive approaches to research. [REASON]
    3. Address issues regarding measurement and data collection when linking the conceptual and operational levels of the research process. [REASON]
    4. Distinguish between probability and non-probability samples and evaluate research findings in terms of their generalizability. [REASON]
    5. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the primary research methods employed in the social sciences. [REASON]
    6. Generate, analyze, and interpret basic descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, cross-tables, measures of association. [REASON]
    7. Apply univariate inferential statistics, including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. [REASON]
    8. Apply methodological and statistical tools to examine the role of race and ethnicity, social class, and gender (and other dimensions embodying diversity) in shaping social behavior. [EXPLORE]
    9. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of research methods and statistics both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  • SOC& 201 - Social Problems:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Origins of, and solutions to, problems in society. Topics may include work, family, healthcare, crime environment, media, and inequality. Focus on cultural diversity and U.S. society in global context (was SOCIO 210). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of social problems. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze social problems. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence social structures and processes and examine the role collective behaviors play in changing social issues. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and assess the impact of social forces and structures on people’s lives. [REASON]
    5. Explain and analyze the roles of nationality, race & ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social positions and identities in both influencing and producing social problems. [EXPLORE]
    6. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding social problems. [EXPLORE]
    7. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to social problems both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
  • SOC 214 - Sociology of the Family:CD



    5.0 Credits
    How families respond to, and are shaped by, religion, work, education, and social policies. Topics include love, marriage, sexual orientation, parenting, divorce, and children. Focus on cultural diversity and U.S. society in global context (was SOCIO 214). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of issues related to families. [REASON]
    2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to families. [REASON]
    3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people actively create and shape families in society. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and assess the ways in which social forces and structures affect families and how the institution of the family interacts with other social institutions. [REASON]
    5. Explain and analyze how family relations and conditions vary by race and ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality, and other social positions and identities. [EXPLORE]
    6. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding issues related to families. [EXPLORE]
    7. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to families both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
    8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]


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