Sociology Courses


SOCY B101
- INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY (3).
An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

SOCY B220 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS FOR SOCIOLOGISTS (3).
An introduction to concepts and application of quantitative methods, including descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis on analysis of empirical sociological data.

SOCY B300 - SOCIAL STRUCTURES (3).
(Prerequisite: SOCY B220 or equivalent course in quantitative methods) Selected theoretical orientations, methodological procedures and illustrative substantive data pertaining to social structures.

SOCY B301 - SOCIOLOGY OF SEX ROLES (3).
Theories, methods and substantive issues in a sociological approach to sex roles. Topics usually include sex role expectations and socialization in contemporary societies, sub-cultural and social class variations and structural and institutional factors. University of South Carolina Beaufort 2014-15 Bulletin 137

SOCY B305 - SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (3).
Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles and values.

SOCY B307 - SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (3).
Sociological perspectives related to selected aspects of religious behavior. Includes references to non-Western religions.

SOCY B308 - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (3).
An analysis of formal and informal organization, the interrelationships among public and private agencies and means through which community action programs are initiated, coordinated and maintained.

SOCY B309 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL INEQUALITY (3).
This course applies a sociological framework to understand social stratification and inequality. Students will learn major sociology paradigms or meta-theories of the relationship of society to the individual and will apply them in the empirical analysis of social inequality.

SOCY B310 - SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY (3).
(Prerequisite: SOCY B220 or equivalent course in quantitative methods) Selected theoretical orientations, methodological procedures and illustrative substantive data pertaining to population.

SOCY B311 - ECOLOGY OF HUMAN SOCIAL SYSTEMS (3).
Relationships among and changes in populations, social organization, technology and the environment.

SOCY B313 - SOCIOLOGY OF AGING (3).
Analysis of aging as a process of socialization and the status of older people in society, their roles in the community, demographic aspects of aging and the impact of aging upon social institutions.

SOCY B315 - WORLD POPULATION: PROBLEMS AND POLICIES (3).
World population growth and concomitant socioeconomic problems. Effectiveness of governmental policies concerned with population growth. Topics include over-population. (Satisfies USCB General Education Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Requirement).

SOCY B320 - INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY (3).
(Prerequisite: SOCY B220 or equivalent course in quantitative methods) Selected theoretical orientations, methodological procedures and illustrative substantive data pertaining to the relations between the individual and society.

SOCY B323 - SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR (3).
Theories, methodology and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

SOCY B325 - SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD (3).
A consideration of the child in the family group, play group, school group and community.

SOCY B326 - SOCIOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE (3). Sociological perspectives and research findings related to adolescence.

SOCY B340 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3).
Normative dissensus and behavioral deviance in society and their consequences for social change and social order. Problems may include: mental disorders, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, sexual pathology, race and ethnic relations, world population crises and work problems.

SOCY B341 - SOCIOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING (3).
The social and psychological processes of dying; community reactions to death; social institutions for resolving death problems.

SOCY B350 - SOCIOLOGY OF DELINQUENT YOUTH BEHAVIOR (3). Social factors in the development, identification and treatment of delinquents.

SOCY B351 - URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3).
Analysis of urban trends, characteristics and functions of cities with reference to the social psychological factors in urban living. Attention is directed to the emergence of urbanism in the United States, with particular reference to the Southern region and to institutions, problems and city planning.

SOCYB 352 - THE SOCIOLOGY OF LITERATURE (3).
(Prerequisite: SOCY B101) Social factors in the production and reception of literature. Theories, methods and substantive issues in a sociological approach to literature.

SOCY B353 - SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME (3).
Social factors in the development, identification and treatment of criminals.

SOCY B354 - COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR (3).
An analysis of crowds, publics, social movements and the mass society in terms of their institutional and social psychological consequences. 138 University of South Carolina Beaufort 2014-15 Bulletin

SOCY B355 - MINORITY GROUP RELATIONS (3).
Theories, methods and substantive issues in the study of majority-minority group relations and social processes and cultural orientations associated with racial and ethnic differentiation.

SOCY B357 - SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (3).
{§EDFO B357} Analysis of educational institutions, organizations, processes and their effects in contemporary society.

SOCY B360 - SOCIOLOGY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH (3). Social factors in health, illness and medicine in contemporary society.

SOCY B362 - SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY (3).
A social perspective is employed to analyze social disability. Several theoretical concepts provide students with the ability to understand social disability from a unique angle.

SOCY B370 - SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT (3).
Theories, methods and substantive issues in the study of sport in contemporary societies.

SOCY B398 - TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3).
Reading and research on selected sociological topics. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by topic title.

SOCY B399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-6). ^
(Prerequisite: consent of instructor) Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is required.

SOCY B460 - SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH (3).
Social factors in the development, identification and treatment of mental illness.

SOCY B496 - SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (3). Theoretical perspectives on society and social behavior.

SOCY B497 - SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS (4).
(Prerequisite: SOCY B220 and consent of instructor) Critical analysis of major methods used in the conduct of social science general problems of research design. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.

SOCY B498 - RESEARCH SEMINAR (3). ^
(Prerequisite: SOCY B496 and B497; Senior standing and consent of instructor) Utilization of theoretical, methodological and substantive knowledge in design and execution of a sociological study.