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.

 

SOCI 2371  Cultural Diversity

An in-depth study of human diversity in the modern world and around the globe, including topics relating to culture, race/ethnicity, gender, economic stratification, religion, political systems, and other cross-cultural issues. (This course often counts as an elective, not a Behavioral Science core.)

 

 

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

contact Department Chair, Leslie Kelley

lkelley@nctc.edu; 940-498-6424

 

NCTC Global Scholars in D.C. with Prof. Holly Bell & Prof. Stacie Stoutmeyer, 2012 

Department of Behavioral & Cultural Sciences
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