SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3 Hours

A study of the basic structures of human society including social forces that hold groups together or pull them apart. Social institutions such as family, education, religion, and political economic systems are examined using sociological tools of analysis. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

SOC 221 Marriage and the Family - 3 Hours

Marriage and the family in historic and contemporary society, including the changes in family structure, function, and roles. The problems of dating, courtship, and marriage in modern American society are presented and related to biblical principles. Offered fall semester in even-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, online, and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

SOC 222 Social Problems - 3 Hours

A study of the principles of social disorganization and the application of these principles to an analysis of selected social problems. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

SOC 231 Cultural Anthropology - 3 Hours

An introduction to the principles of cultural anthropology. Includes the cross-cultural analysis of such topics as religion, language, family, economics, and political systems and an introduction to culture and personality studies, structural-functional analysis, and cultural ecology. Offered spring semester in even-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 232 Social Movements - 3 Hours

This course focuses on theoretical domains in the sociological study of social movements and general social processes rather than on specific movements. Substantive work on specific movements is used to explain issues such as mobilization, tactics, and ideology, as well as how the social context in which a movement takes place matters. Offered fall semester beginning 2017-2018 for Deerfield traditional undergraduate: other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, REACH/Excel adult undergraduate, online.

SOC 250 Special Topics - 3 Hours

An exploration of current topics in society and the discipline as addressed by sociological theory and research. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 285X Statistics - 4 Hours

An examination of both descriptive and inferential statistics. Specific topics include the scientific method, data analysis and production, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and regression, random sampling and probability, nonparametric inferential tests, and parametric inferential tests including one-way analysis of variance. Specific instruction and computer experience in the use of SPSS is provided. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Computer fee. Cross-listed with BIO 285X, MA 285X, PSY 285X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 324 Criminology - 3 Hours

A study of individual and community factors as they relate to cause and correction. Theories in their historical context will be integrated with the present-day perspective of prevention and treatment. The roles of the church, the courts, the governments, and other community agencies will be considered. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Offered spring semester in odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations - 3 Hours

This course provides a sociological perspective on intergroup relations between different ethnic groups. Cultural-based differences regarding communication styles, lifestyles, and ideology are explored, as well as the mechanisms of discrimination as they influence power structures inhibiting equality. The history and current experiences of some of the ethnic groups represented in the United States are examined. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

SOC 335 Urban Sociology - 3 Hours

An examination of the urbanization process, the dynamics of the urban "explosion" and its implications worldwide. Particular attention is given to subcultural groupings and to the social and subcultural interactions that characterize the urban experience. The inherent problems of urban growth and the enactment of urban policies designed to address those problems are also considered. Students are given first-hand exposure to the urban environment. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission by online or REACH/Excel advisor. Offered fall semester in odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

SOC 345 Internship I - 2-6 Hours

Provides the students with opportunities to apply various principles of the social sciences learned in previous coursework to actual settings at an agency or organization. Direct supervision is provided by onsite personnel, and overall progress is monitored by a faculty member. Normally a junior year experience. May be used as sociology elective hours. Offered in any semester or session for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with PSY 346X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 346X Research Methods and Design - 3 Hours

This course introduces students to research methods in the social sciences. The course guides students, as researchers, in making good choices in applying research methods to reach quality conclusions. It also guides students, as research consumers, in evaluating research reports and coming to quality decisions by recognizing research methods strengths and limiting liabilities. Majors are strongly encouraged to complete this course no later than their junior year. Prerequisites: SOC 101 and SOC 285X. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. (Not open to students with credit in PSY 340.) Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 350X Social Psychology - 3 Hours

A study of the interrelationships between the individual and social groups. Topics included are the formation of attitudes and attitude change, the nature of groups and group processes, and theoretical perspectives of social psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 140 or SOC 101. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with PSY 350X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 360X Introduction to Social Work - 3 Hours

A study of social casework principles, procedures and philosophy, welfare history, and administration. Related to a biblical view of humanity and the helping process. Prerequisite: PSY 140 or SOC 101. Offered fall semester in even-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with PSY 360X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 420X Advanced Interpersonal Skills - 3 Hours

An advanced course in interpersonal relationships that explores elements of group leadership. Students will have an opportunity to train other students in relationship skills, to lead groups, and to receive supervision from the professor. Prerequisite: PSY 220, and invitation of the instructor. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with PSY 420X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

SOC 445 Internship II - 2-6 Hours

Provides the students with advanced opportunities to apply various principles of the social sciences learned in previous coursework or a previous internship experience to actual settings at an agency or organization. Direct supervision is provided by onsite personnel, and overall progress is monitored by a faculty member. Normally a senior year experience. May be used as sociology elective hours. May be repeated for credit, but total internship credit is limited to 12 hours. Offered in any semester or session for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.