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SCNC—Science
SCNC 299 Special Topic
Lower division topics of science. Approval of
instructor required. (1-3 cr)
SOC—Sociology
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
Study of human interaction within various
social units. Emphasis on basic sociological
concepts, principles, ideas, and theory.
(3 cr)
SOC 115 Social Problems
Critical analysis of contemporary problems in
the United States. Discussed with respect to
sociological theories, issues include wealth
distribution, racial inequalities, family prob-
lems, education environment, health care,
mental illness, crime, and drugs. (3 cr)
SOC 220 The Family
Examination of contemporary families
including cultural, economic, and historical
influences. A critical evaluation of marriage,
work, parenthood, dating, love, sexuality,
and divorce examined from a sociological
perspective. (3 cr)
SOC 225 Introduction to Women’s
Studies
Introductory study of the creation and per-
petuation of gender inequalities. Emphasis
on the historical roots of such inequalities;
contemporary issues affecting women, work
and family; violence against women; and
health, sexuality, economics and politics.
This study will also give voice to a range of
women’s experiences from a multicultural
perspective. (3 cr)
SOC 235 Cultural Diversity
Awareness of diversity in its many forms
including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race,
gender, and age. Diversity examined mainly
from a macro perspective, with exercises
zational values, motivation, self-awareness,
goal setting, conflict management, commu-
nications, and stress management.
(3 cr)
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
Basic ideas, concepts, and perspectives of
psychology. Course enables student to pur-
sue upper level psychology courses.
(3 cr)
PSYC 210
Human Sexuality
This is a course about the biology of human
sexuality. Sexuality is an integral part of life;
knowledge and understanding of one’s sexu-
ality are essential to make decisions regard-
ing physiological and social aspects of one’s
sexual life. In this class, we will discuss the
anatomy and physiology of male and female
reproduction, including a discussion of hor-
mones, anatomy, menstruation, pregnancy,
and birth. We will learn about birth control,
STDs, sexual response, gender identification,
love and attraction. We will also cover such
topics as homosexuality and paraphilia. We
will discuss not only the scientific aspects,
but also the cultural, historical and legal
issues that pertain to these topics. Prerequi-
site: PSYC 111. (3 cr)
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
Study of human development from a life-
span perspective, an on-going process from
conception to death. Physical, cognitive,
social, and personality changes examined
throughout the life cycle. Prerequisite: PSYC
111. (3 cr)
PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology
Multidimensional approach to study of men-
tal disorders using the most current diag-
nostic information such as the DSM-IV-TR.
Symptomatology, etiology, diagnosis, causes,
and treatment of mental disorders empha-
sized. Prerequisite: PSYC 111. (3 cr)
PSYC 299 Special Topics
Small group instruction in various aspects
of psychology and its influence on human
relationships. Approval of instructor. (1‑3 cr)
Course Descriptions
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