Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology Units: 3

Sociological principles underlying the development of culture, structure and function of society, human groups, institutions, deviance, stratification and social change. Satisfies UNR Social Science core curriculum.

Term Offered: All Semesters

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues Units: 3

This course examines selected problems of contemporary society and provides practice in the application of relevant sociological perspectives and theory. The course has two main objectives: (1) to acquaint the student with critical thinking skills and sociological concepts, theories, methods and knowledge; and (2) to apply these so that we better understand our society.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

SOC 110 - Conflict Resolution Units: 3

This course will explore a variety of theories and frameworks for analyzing conflict and the techniques, process models, and third-party roles used to constructively intervene in conflict. The course will be an excellent introduction should students decide to pursue further training or credentialing to be fully trained as mediators or facilitators.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

SOC 198 - Special Topics in Sociology Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

SOC 205 - Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies Units: 3

Ethnic relations in the United States and other societies where cultural and ethnic pluralism illustrates problems and processes of social interaction. Same as ANTH 205.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

SOC 210 - Introduction to Statistical Methods Units: 3

Same as PSY 210. Practice with statistical methods especially useful in the presentation and interpretation of psychological, sociological and educational data. Includes elementary computer application.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of PSY 101, or SOC 101; NGQAS score of 263-275, or equivalent ACT/SAT score, or completion of MATH 120 or higher.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

SOC 240 - Introduction to Research Methods Units: 3

An overview of the methods and analytical techniques used in the research of social phenomena. Emphasis will be on the design and execution of research.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

SOC 261 - Introduction to Social Psychology Units: 3

Nature of the person and interpersonal relationships, their formation and maintenance and their institutional, ideological and societal contexts; empirical examination of beliefs, attitudes, influence. Same as PSY 261.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

SOC 275 - Introduction to Marriage and the Family Units: 3

Sex roles, dating patterns, mate selection, marital interaction; alternative forms of marriage and family life.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

SOC 276 - Aging in Modern American Society Units: 3

The psychological and sociological development and the changes attendant to the process of aging in society; theory and research in the field, implications for social policy and perspectives on death and dying. Same as PSY 276.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall