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IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences

SOC 101: Sociology
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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S7 900

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SOC 102: Social Problems
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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S7 901

SOC 110: Sociology of Gender
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 HRS

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SOC 135: Sociology of Marriage and Family
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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - S7 902

SOC 200: Population and Society
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 HRS

SOC 220: Social Inequalities
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 HRS

SOC 222: Sociology of Death and Dying
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 HRS

SOC 225: Sociology of Work
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 HRS

SOC 226: Sociology of Sport
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 HRS

SOC 263: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
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 HRS

SOC 296: Special Topics in Sociology
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 HRS