Sociology (SOC)

Sociology

Sociology (SOC)

The mission of the sociology courses within the Social Science Department at Ozarks Technical Community College is to educate students in the science of sociology, a ďhumanĒ science that places the study of human behavior in the context of groups, cultures and societies.  The intent of the mission is to enable students to incorporate social context in understanding and responding to events that occur globally, in the U.S. and in their everyday lives, now and in the future

Course Information Cr Hrs
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

This course is an inquiry into the nature of society, the foundation of group life, institutions, structure of society and the role of the individual as a group member. Emphasis on implications for social change is encouraged.

 

3-3-0
SOC-200 Cultural Diversity

This course is designed to broaden the studentís awareness of the cognitive knowledge and skill necessary to effectively interact with and/or serve a culturally diverse population. This course focuses on contemporary issues of gender, class, race, sexual orientation, religious and ethnic experiences in American life. The course develops skills in recognizing diversity within social systems from a tri-dimensional perspective: individual, group and organizational. This course requires students to understand the organizational and managerial aspects of cultural diversity in order to compete within the workplace and within our global world.

 

 Prerequisite: SOC 101.
3-3-0
SOC-210 Urban Sociology

This course is an inquiry into the origin and practice of urban sociology. The course explores theories of urbanization, urbanization of the United States, contemporary urban problems, and global urban development. This course partially fulfills Social/Behavioral Science requirement.

 Prerequisite: SOC 101.
3-3-0
SOC-212 Introduction to Social Work

This course is an introduction to the values, knowledge and skills that guide the pract ice of social work. It emphasizes the values of self-determinat ion, individualization and respect for diversity.

 Prerequisite: SOC-101
3-3-0
SOC-215 Deconstructing Social Problems

This course is a critical examination of social problems that exist in modern societies. Social problems will be addressed through an analysis of how they are constructed, the sociological approach to problems, and an exploration of why problems persist. Policies related to reducing social problems will be discussed with an emphasis on what we can do in our community to decrease the negative consequences of social problems

 SOC-101
3-3-0
SOC-225 Sociology of Family

This course is an exploration into the structural diversity of family including social construction and historical change, social location, current issues in marriage and family, and the family as a primary group of interpersonal relationships structured by gender roles.

 

 Prerequisite: SOC 101.
3-3-0
SOC-250 Service Learning in the Community: Making Sociology Real

This course combines community service with classroom instruction to develop the studentís critical and reflective thinking skills. Students are involved in a process of volunteering, journaling and reflecting that is meaningful for advancing sociological understanding as well as making a difference in the community and the studentís personal life.

 

 Prerequisite: SOC 101.
3-1-4