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Why do people make the choices they make? How do groups form? Why are you the way you are? Gain an understanding of these major life questions with a degree in sociology.
In this program, you’ll learn how to think critically about social inequality, racial and ethnic conflict, law and justice, social and political movements, family, gender and sexuality, and many other social issues. This program helps you go beyond your personal experiences to broaden your perspective on social life and develop a deep understanding of important trends in modern society.
A degree in sociology can open doors to careers in many fields. You will gain skills to better interact with colleagues, conduct research or pursue professional opportunities in social services, sales and marketing, management, law, human resources and teaching.
SOC& 101 — Intro to Sociology — 5.0
Basic concepts and theories of sociology with an emphasis on the group aspects of human behavior.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC& 201 — Social Problems — 5.0
Social problems have existed in societies throughout time. We live in an increasingly connected world where the social problems experienced in one nation are influenced by events in other parts of the world. This class explores social problems in the U.S. as well as examines social problems on a global scale. Topics covered include: Globalization, world economy and world poverty, human rights, population growth and environmental destruction, race and gender, crime, war and terrorism.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC 204 — Research Methods in Social Science — 5.0
The study of the basic data, theory, methodology and attitudes of the social scientist independent of any special area. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or SOC& 101.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC 211 — Marriage and the Family — 5.0
A sociological analysis of the institution of the family including historical and cross-cultural variations of the family structure and mate selection processes; the modern family institution with regard to the sexual, reproductive, economic and socialization function; newly emerging lifestyles, alternate living patterns, family disorganization, and changing definitions of family.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC 221 — Race and Ethnic Relations — 5.0
We are a society unprecedented in its diversity of color, class, and cultural origin that reflects the fundamental ethnic and racial composition as well as stratification of the United States population. This class offers a comprehensive examination of race relations that commences with an appreciation of diversity in the United States and seeks to understand these relations through a historically grounded comparative analysis of several dominant/minority global patterns.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC 230 — Sociology of Gender — 5.0
Sociology of Gender examines the changing views of gender in modern society and explores the available research on the social and institutional pressures that shape women and men and their roles in society. This course directly confronts the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding nearly every aspect of gender, including work, education, sexuality, politics, economics, marriage, family, crime and spirituality. This course also includes a cross-cultural perspective on gender.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC 261 — Crime and Justice — 5.0
Explores the phenomenon of crime; considers its causes, theories of prevention and the institutional means employed to combat it, including police, courts and corrections. Crime is interpreted as an American paradox; it is feared and deplored, yet persists and grows. The course examines that paradox by focusing on cultural contradiction in American society regarding crime, justice and punishment.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
SOC 273 — Introduction to Social Work — 5.0
This course explores the history of social work and social welfare in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of values and ethics related to social work practice social work interventions related to issues of social justice, oppression and discrimination. This course is designed to familiarize the student to social work’s historical roots as well as to expose him/her to the knowledge, values and skills required for social work practice in diverse settings with different client groups.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
"I applied what I learned in race and ethnic relations to train my co-workers on concepts of prejudice and discrimination. A week after this meeting, my crew not only seemed happier at work but we were flooded in customer compliments…just by education and willingness to step out of the crowd I was able to make such a big difference in my community." – Abigail Brayman, AA, SFCC
"The profound change that my higher education has had upon me has opened up possibilities I never dreamed possible before. The sociology faculty at Spokane Falls Community College made it all possible." – Ella McCalidaine, AA, SFCC