Sociology Courses Offered




Role and Scope

Sociology is the scientific study of human society, culture, social institutions, group interaction, social trends, social problems, and social change. NCTC offers six courses in Sociology. Courses vary by semester and campus. Each course emphasizes the fundamentals of scientific theory, methodology, social patterns, questioning commonly held assumptions, and expanding each student's intellectual horizons.


SOCI 1301  Introduction to Sociology

A study of human society, culture, social interaction, social institutions, collective behavior, social control, and social change.


SOCI 1306  Contemporary Social Problems

A study of current social problems, trends, and policies related to such topics as crime, violence, poverty, health issues, race relations, population, urbanization, war, education, etc.


SOCI 2301  Marriage and Family Relationships

A comprehensive study of many types of relationships and issues relating to love, jealousy, dating, mate selection, sexuality, cohabitation, communication, childrearing, marriage, divorce, remarriage, and abuse.


SOCI 2326  Social Psychology

A study of the way individual thought, emotion, and behavior are influenced by others and by the social environment. Topics include social perception, interpersonal attraction, aggression, pro-social behavior, stereotyping, and group influence. (Note: This course counts as an elective, not a Behavioral Science core.)


SOCI 2340  Drug Use and Abuse

An examination of the history, pharmacology, physiological and psychological effects, treatment, laws, social policies, and trends related to drug use and abuse in the United States.



For more information on the Department of Behavioral & Cultural Sciences,

contact Department Chair, Leslie Kelley; 940-498-6424


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