SOCIOLOGY

Why Study Sociology: Understanding what drives human interactions will give you a new perspective on your place in society. And, by studying social relationships and exploring controversial topics, you will have a greater understanding of the forces that drive social behaviors. As a sociology major, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. Sociologists often examine and address issues related to: Neglected children,Battered women, Adolescents in the juvenile justice system, Food Stamp- and Medicaid-eligible families, Disaster victims. Almost 70 percent of graduates whose career closely follows their coursework as Sociology majors are very satisfied with their jobs. For more information about the required courses in Sociology at GPC, view the Sociology Advisement Form or our online catalog.

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 This course focuses on the study of organized social life, and is an introduction to the sociological analysis of society, its origins, structure, change and problems.

SOCI 1101H - Introduction to Sociology (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 and acceptance into the Honors Program. This course focuses on the study of organized social life, and is an introduction to the sociological analysis of society, its origins, structure, change and problems. This course is SOCI 1101 for honors students.

SOCI 1160 - Introduction to Social Problems (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 This course is a study of current problems of social change and conflicts that exist within our evolving society. Observation and analysis of these major social problems can provide insight into the distinctive nature of our society, and its patterns of conformity, as well as deviation.

SOCI 1160H - Introduction to Social Problems (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 and acceptance into the Honors Program. This course is a study of current problems of social change and conflicts that exist within our evolving society. Observation and analysis of these major social problems can provide insight into the distinctive nature of our society, and its patterns of conformity, as well as deviation. This course is SOCI 1160 for Honors students.

SOCI 2293 - Introduction to Marriage and Family (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 This course is an introduction to the structure, processes, problems and adjustments of contemporary marriage and family life.

SOCI 2293H - Introduction to Marriage & Family (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 and acceptance into the Honors Program. This course is an introduction to the structure, processes, problems and adjustments of contemporary marriage and family life. This course is SOCI 2293 for Honors students.