|Department||Number||Title / Description||Credits|
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO110||Introduction to Sociology|
Studies human behavior that focuses on how society
affects the individual and how the individual affects society. Introduces the student to terms,
concepts, and scientific methods used in sociological research. Examines a wide variety of
subjects (e.g., culture, religion, education, family, deviance, social change). Offered annually.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO190|
Cross listed as CJ190
|Introduction to Crime, Law and Justice|
Provides an introduction to crime, law and justice. The course will focus the understanding of the American Judicial System and the administration criminal and civil justice. The course will also address
historical and current issues which shape the American justice system. Offered Annually
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO212||Human Diversity|
Studies the various subgroups which make up the American
society. Attempts to understand these subgroups in terms of their sociopolitical heritage,
lifestyles, social identities, and social circumstances. Examines a wide variety of subgroups
such as racial, ethnic, cultural, lifestyles, physical/mental ability, and age populations in the
American society. Offered annually.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO242||Sociology of Religion|
A comparative and analytical study of organized
religion as a social institution. Examines conversion, church growth, belief and practices of
major American faiths, types of church structure, secularization, function, and conflict of
religion in society. Offered varying years.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO261/CJ261|
Cross listed as CJ261
Examines the structures and processes underlying
social deviance. Examines various theoretical perspectives as well as current research. Some
major topics are: social definitions of deviance, social reaction to deviant behavior, and
deviant subcultures. Cross-listed as CJ261.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO311||Social Problems|
Social problems are defined as consequences of social organization and social functioning which are generally deemed undesirable, unintended and unwanted. Focuses on the theoretical, methodological, and substantive issues in the sociological study of social problems. Studies poverty, inequality, deviant behavior, hunger, and environmental concerns.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO313|
Cross listed as PS313
Studies the individual behaving in group interaction.
Investigates social behavior involved in prejudice, conformity, aggression, leadership,
affiliation, and communication and relates that to contemporary social issues of our
society. Prerequisite: PS110. Cross-listed as PS313.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO314|
Cross listed as PS314
Forms small group interaction from theoretical and
experimental perspectives. Covers group structure and process, with special attention to
leadership and roles. Includes an interpersonal group experience each week. Prerequisite:
PS110. Cross-listed as PS314.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO315|
Cross listed as PS315
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the
dynamics and challenges of life and ministry in the city. Readings and lectures from varied
theoretical perspectives (theological, psychological, sociological, economic, and political)
are combined with exposure to various urban ministry models through site visits and field
experience. Includes travel and a special course fee to cover travel expenses. Prerequisite:
Sophomore standing. Cross-listed as PS315. Offered in alternate years.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO320|
Cross listed as HI320
|Seminar in Globalization|
Examines globalization from the perspective
of politics, history, sociology, and theology. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cross-listed as
HI320. Usually offered annually.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO350|
Cross listed as CJ350
|Criminology and Victimology|
A social scientific study of crime and victimology in society, including an examination of the historical theories of crime, and an analysis of the methods and research to respond to these crimes at both the legal level and in the treatment of victims. Pre-requisite: CJ190 Introduction to Crime, Law and Justice
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO351|
Cross listed as PS351
|Methods of Social Research|
Develops research skills with emphasis
on social research as a scientific inquiry and problem-solving tool in explaining human
social behavior. Students learn how to formulate problems for research and implement
appropriate research methods. Prerequisite: PS251 or permission of instructor.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO430||Field Experience|
Supervised practical experience in a vocation closely related
to the student’s interest and/or future plans in psychology. Readings, written assignments,
and group meetings assist in reflecting on and integrating the knowledge gained from
involvement at an approved placement site. Prerequisite: Attendance at a pre-placement
meeting. Recommended for Junior year. Offered in spring semester or by special
arrangement in the summer.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO451|
Cross listed as PS451
|Quantitative Research and Data Analysis|
Introduces the concepts and
procedures employed in quantitative research in the social sciences. Explores several data
analyses (from univariate to multivariate analyses) with the use of the computer (both
mini and micro). Utilizes SPSS and practices writing quantitative results in APA format. Prerequisite: PS251.
Cross-listed as PS451. Offered alternate years
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO488||Sociology Practicum|
Supervised field experience in a setting appropriate to
student’s own career goals.
|Psychology and Crime, Law and Justice||SO490||Independent Study|
Opportunity for students to pursue study in an area of