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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SO 101 INTRO SOCIOLOGY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Analysis of society and basic social processes in the context of life situations familiar to the student. Practical problems that illustrate the principles under study are used to help the student perceive the relation of social forces to the development of his/her own personality. (BSSD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
SO 101HC INTRO SOCIOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Analysis of society and basic social processes in the context of life situations familiar to the student. Practical problems that illustrate the principles under study are used to help the student perceive the relation of social forces to the development of his/her own personality. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
SO 101HM INTRO SOCIOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Analysis of society and basic social processes in the context of life situations familiar to the student. Practical problems that illustrate the principles under study are used to help the student perceive the relation of social forces to the development of his/her own personality. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
SO 104 FAMILIES IN CRISIS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    An exploration of the dynamics of different types of potential family crises such as aging, death, physical and mental disabilities, parent-child conflicts, substance abuse, sex role expectations, divorce, and financial difficulties. Identification of possible resources within the family and the community that may provide support and help in resolving conflicts. Development of skills to use family advocacy effectively. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction among individuals, families, and the community. (BSSD) PREREQUISITE: SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SO 105 SOCIAL PROB & ISSUES 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    A theoretical framework within which an analysis of social problems and issues can be made. Analysis in depth, as conflicts in social values, of such problems as poverty, urban sprawl, mental health, old age, crime, overpopulation, and such issues as separation of church and state and pressure groups. The various approaches to and treatments of these problems by our society are discussed and weighed. (BSSD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
SO 105HM SOCIAL PROB & ISSUES-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    A theoretical framework within which an analysis of social problems and issues can be made. Analysis in depth, as conflicts in social values, of such problems as poverty, urban sprawl, mental health, old age, crime, overpopulation, and such issues as separation of church and state and pressure groups. The various approaches to and treatments of these problems by our society are discussed and weighed. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
SO 107 CRIMINOLOGY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    The scientific study of delinquent and criminal behavior. Analysis of the causal factors involved in criminality and classifications of crime and criminals. A survey of some deviant behavior patterns and problems closely related to criminal activity. Various types of treatment of crime and their effectiveness with special emphasis on programs and experiments to prevent delinquency and crime. PREREQUISITE: SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
SO 107HC CRIMINOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    The scientific study of delinquent and criminal behavior. Analysis of the causal factors involved in criminality and classifications of crime and criminals. A survey of some deviant behavior patterns and problems closely related to criminal activity. Various types of treatment of crime and their effectiveness with special emphasis on programs and experiments to prevent delinquency and crime. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SO 107HM CRIMINOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    The scientific study of delinquent and criminal behavior. Analysis of the casual factors involved in criminality and classifications of crime and criminals. A survey of some deviant behavior patterns and problems closely related to criminal activity. Various types of treatment of crime and their effectiveness with special emphasis on programs and experiments to prevent delinquency and crime. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
SO 108 WOMEN & MEN IN AMER SOCTY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Focuses upon the female and male experience in contemporary American society. Topics include effects of family, schooling, religion, law, and the workplace upon gender behavior. Female-male interaction, alternative lifestyles, and future scenarios will also be considered. Lectures, discussions, films, and guest speakers. (BSSD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
SO 201 INTRO TO COMM FIELD WORK 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Practical application of the understanding, theories, and methodology of the social sciences through the encouragement of student involvement and participation in community service agencies. An interdisciplinary approach aimed at coordinating social science knowledge with fieldwork experience. (R only) PREREQUISITES: SO 101 or SS 101 and second-year standing. One hour lecture, minimum of four weekly fieldwork participation and periodic conferences.
SO 204 MARRIAGE & FAMILY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Courtship and marriage with emphasis on factors that affect mate selection, marital and family adjustment, and stability. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITE: AN 101, SO 101, or SS 101. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SO 206 SOC OF PERSONALITY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    A social psychological study of the development of human nature and personality, mind, and self as products of social interaction. The role of language as fundamental in the symbolic process is stressed, as this process relates to personality development and behavior motivation. For second-semester or second-year students. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: PY 102, SO 101, SS 101, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
SO 208 MINORITIES IN AMER SOCTY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    An analysis of the research and theories on contemporary intergroup relations in American society. An in-depth examination of such concepts as racism, sexism, ethnicity, pluralism, prejudice/bigotry, discrimination, stereotyping, prejudiced ideologies, socioeconomic stratification, and political power as they affect family patterns, self-concepts, and group interactions in our society. Discussion of how our present knowledge of intergroup conflicts may be brought to bear on social policy issues in the United States. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITE: AN 101, SO 101, SS 101, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
SO 210 AGING IN AMERICA 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    Development of an understanding of aging in the United States. Analyzes social changes and their influences upon the aging process. Studies influence of the following issues upon how people age in America: changes in family structure, mandatory retirement, age segregation, and affluence/leisure time. Critical analysis of present policies and strategies for dealing with aging persons, present and projected areas of social change, and an understanding of the role of personal preparation for aging in the United States. (BSSD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
SO 212 SPORT IN AMERICAN SOCIETY 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    The application of basic sociological concepts to the analysis of contemporary sport in American society; the relationship of sport to culture, the individual, and human social organization. (BSSD) (R only) PREREQUISITE: SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SO 212HC SPORT IN AMER SOCIETY-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    The application of basic sociological concepts to the analysis of contemporary sport in American society; the relationship of sport to culture, the individual, and human social organization. (BSSD) (R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
SO 212HM SPORT IN AMER SOCIETY-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    The application of basic sociological concepts to the analysis of contemporary sport in American society; the relationship of sport to culture, the individual, and human social organization. (BSSD) (R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and SO 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
SO 213 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    This course provides an exposition of the basic beliefs, practices, and structures that characterize religious movements; examines the sociological functions that religion promotes; utilizes relevant sociological concepts, including charisma, conversion, stratification, race, sex, millenarianism, marketing, symbolism, civil religion, religion and science, sects, cults, and religion as a force for change. PREREQUISITE: SO 101 or consent of instructor. Three hours lecture each week.
SO 255 DEATH AND DYING 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    A sociological examination of the last great taboo of the Western world. Lectures, discussions, visitations, readings, and multimedia materials lead to examination of the history, practice, and beliefs about death through the ages and allow the individual student to consider a broad-based philosophical approach to the subject. (BSSD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SO 255HC DEATH AND DYING HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    A sociological examination of the last great taboo of the Western world. Lectures, discussions, visitations, readings, and multimedia materials lead to examination of the history, practice, and beliefs about death through the ages and allow the individual student to consider a broad-based philosophical approach to the subject. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
SO 255HM DEATH AND DYING-HONORS 3 semester hours SO-Sociology
Course Description:    A sociological examination of the last great taboo of the Western world. Lectures, discussions, visitations, readings, and multimedia materials lead to examination of the history, practice, and beliefs about death through the ages and allow the individual student to consider a broad-based philosophical approach to the subject. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.

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