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Sociology (SOC)


111. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F, W, S) A foundation course designed to give an overview of the study of human society, with special emphasis given to urban industrial social systems. A general presentation of the manner in which the social group affects individual behavior will also be stressed.

112. Social Problems (3) (F, W, S) An analysis of selected social problems, focusing on the nature of each problem, environmental and personal factors contributing to the problem, and possible solutions to the problem. Emphasis will be placed on applying the concepts relating to each problem in real-life situations.

223. Race and Ethnicity (3) (Variable) Studies the social interactions of minority groups within the context of society at large. Analyzes prejudices and discrimination and their causes and discusses possible ways to reduce their effect and to promote inter-group cooperation. The major emphasis will be on ethnic minorities, but religious, economic, political, and other social minorities will be considered. Because of the location of BYUH, effort will be made to emphasize cases involving Pacific Islands or Asian groups and situations.

390R. Special Topics in Sociology (1-3) (Variable).

399R. Internship in Sociology (3) (F, W, S) Credit for applied experience in sociology. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and on-site supervisor.