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IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences SOC 101: Sociology

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of society. Topics include the history of the discipline, culture, groups, organizations, bureaucracies, deviance, power and inequality, race/ethnicity, class, gender, education, the economy, the political institution, family, religion, and social change. Students will develop a critical understanding of social forces. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S7 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences SOC 102: Social Problems

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course will examine how social problems are framed, who has the power to frame them, how the public reacts to them, how we work to solve these problems, and how we evaluate solutions to problems. Typical issues used within this course to study social problems may include inequality (by social class, race, ethnicity, sex, and age), institutional issues (education, family, health care, crime, etc.), and global threats (war, terrorism, environmental issues). 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S7 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 110: Sociology of Gender

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course will examine various theories of gender role development and persistence in society. Topics will include the impact of the socialization of females and males and their roles in the various social institutions including but not limited to: the labor market, politics, marriage, the family, religion, education and government. The course will also examine how the design of feminism and masculinity in society affects how power is allocated to individuals based on his or her gender. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences SOC 135: Sociology of Marriage and Family

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course is a sociological investigation of marriage and family, with particular attention given to the impact of social institutions on marriage and family structure, various marriage and family arrangements and their consequences, interactions within marriage and family, abuse, divorce and widowhood. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S7 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 200: Population and Society

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SOC 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides an introduction to the study of human population from a sociological perspective. Issues covered will include mortality, fertility, migration, population composition, and the relationship between population and the environment. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 220: Social Inequalities

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Completion of SOC 101 recommended

An exploration of differences in the economic, political, and social power of groups and a study of how power differences explain various social inequalities. Class, sex, race/ethnicity, age, occupational, educational, and global inequalities are among the subjects discussed. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 222: Sociology of Death and Dying

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Completion of SOC 101 recommended

This course focuses on the sociological aspects of death and dying. These include historical changes in attitudes toward and causes of death, cultural diversity in the meanings and rituals surrounding death, coping with dying and grief, age differences in dealing with death, suicide, the death business, and legal issues regarding death. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 225: Sociology of Work

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Completion of SOC 101 recommended

This course provides an introduction to the sociology of work, including an overview of the history of work and a look at the impact of technology, diversity, inequality, and bureaucracy on the culture of the workplace. The connections between work and personal life will also be explored. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 226: Sociology of Sport

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SOC 101
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101

The course will focus upon important, enduring issues within the sociology of sport in addition to controversial issues currently under debate. The course examines sport as a microcosm of society. Through different theoretical perspectives, sport is analyzed as a key social institution that influences and is influenced by the larger society. Particular attention is paid to common sociological concepts such as stratification, discrimination, norms, mobility, violence, and social structure as evidenced in professional and amateur athletics. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 263: Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SOC 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Examines the sociological study of the origins, causes, and control of deviance and deviant behavior. Considers deviance through various theoretical perspectives. Emphasis is placed on individual and group deviance, resulting from societal norms and values. Areas to be covered include drug use, sexual deviance, criminal behavior, marginal deviance, and career deviance. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SOC 296: Special Topics in Sociology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SOC 101 AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course is an in-depth study of selected topics in sociology. The content and structure of the course will vary according to the topic and instructor. This course may be repeated up to three times with a different topic, for a total of 6 credit hours. The specific topic title will be stated on student?s transcript. 1-4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.