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Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 1105  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Sociology 
Description This course covers an introduction to the sociological method and perspective. The course will give you a grasp of how social scientific inquiry is conducted; how to use sociological theory and concepts; and the importance of a global perspective in understanding people, their problems and potentials. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SOCI 1106  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Sociology of Deviance 
Description This course uses a sociological perspective to examine the processes of rule-making and rule-breaking. It includes a survey of theories explaining deviance, and the application of these theories to a number of issues often defined as deviance: crime, juvenile delinquency and gangs, mental illness, and lifestyle variation, among others. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SOCI 1107  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Sociology of Aging 
Description This course is designed as a general multidisciplinary introduction to the study of aging in society. You will learn about biological, cultural, historical, political, and social factors that shape how humans age. You will examine how people age differently in different cultures and how humans have also aged differently in different time periods. You will explore the ways differences in the human life span are accounted for, societal attitudes toward aging and how these influence our response and perception of the needs of older persons on an individual, social, and institutional level. 
MnTC Goal 5 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SOCI 1110  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Families in Contemporary Society 
Description This course is an exploration of the complexity of the family, intimacy, and sexuality in a changing America. The course explores how families can provide support and strength for individuals; you will also investigate societal threats to family cohesion and strength. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SOCI 1160  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Technology, Culture and Society 
Description The use of technology is a basic feature of all human societies-our technologies influence our relations with each other and with the natural environment. Equally important, technology itself is a product of economic, political and cultural patterns. The study of technology will tell us about the kind of society we make for ourselves. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 10 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SOCI 1170  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Women in a Global Perspective 
Description Around the world, women are engaged in struggles to address issues of survival, identity, and social change in order to make a better world for themselves, their families and communities. These efforts, in turn, have influenced the emergence of an international women's movement and a new conception of human rights and global action. This course examines the development and intersection of these local and international women's movements through case studies from selected countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. You will examine issues of status, diversity and cross-cultural understanding as they explore the different types of problems and challenges women face in other parts of the world and the different kinds of strategies they are creating to make change. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
SOCI 2115  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Family Violence 
Description What factors contribute to family violence? Can they be identified and changed so that future violence can be prevented? This course surveys the major patterns of child abuse, violence in relationships, elder abuse and other forms of family crisis. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

HSER 1001 or SOCI 1105 or PSYC 2260 or instructor approval.



Course Code
SOCI 2145  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title American Minority Relations 
Description This course examines the idea of "minority group" in the historical and present context of American society. Along with equality, freedom and justice, discrimination, inequality, and racism are among our oldest values. This course seeks to confront this contradiction openly and honestly. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

SOCI 1105.



Course Code
SOCI 2155  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Criminal Justice 
Description This course is intended to give an overview of the American criminal justice system, with specific review of the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, corrections institutions and the democratic foundations upon which the system is based. In addition, the course is appropriate for those who want to learn more about career options in the areas of criminal justice. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.