Family Studies Minor Course Descriptions
SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology
This course is an introduction to the study of groups, institutions and interactional processes in human societies with an emphasis on the society of the United States.
SOC 154 Marriage and the Family
This course is an introduction to the sociological study of marriage and family relations in the United States and other cultures. Students will approach topics such as kinship, courtship, parenting, sexuality, gender issues, marital life, divorce and post marital adjustment sociologically, historically and comparatively.
SOC 317 Minority Groups
This course is a sociological investigation of minority/majority group relations and discriminatory practices, social-psychological analysis of individual prejudicial attitudes, historical and cultural study of specific minority groups, such as American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and women, and religious, ethnic and racial groups in the United States and other countries.
SOC 332 Social Psychology
Students will study individual attitudes, self-development and behavior as affected by group interaction. Attention is given to socio-biology, symbolic interactionism, Freudian psychology and experimental social psychology.
SOC 350 Adjustment to Aging
This course includes a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating psychological,sociological, physiological and human service perspectives on aging.
SOC 427 Women and Gender Studies
Examination of the way societies view women and gender from social and historical perspectives and the impact such views have had on the lives of society members. The individual’s social place will be studied from the micro through global levels: self, family relationships, community and society at large.
HMS 330 Child Welfare
This course explains the social services provided for children. The physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs ofchildren are considered in the context of the institutions established by society on behalf of children.
PSY 337 Adolescent Psychology
This course is an in-depth study of the patterns of change occurring during early and late adolescence and youth. Students will explore the impact of adolescence on personal, peer, family, school and community relationships. Prerequisites:PSY 131, PSY 237 or EDU 201.
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