Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
SOCI105 Introduction to Sociology Y
This course is recommended as a first course for those not familiar with the field of sociology. Emphasis is on basic concepts and processes in sociology. Topics include social organization and the relation of the individual to society, socialization, roles, group processes, stratification, social authority and control, disorganization, and change.
SOCI150 Topics in Sociology Y
This course is designed to enable students and faculty in the department to explore selected topics in sociology. Students from outside the discipline are also invited. The content of the course will vary and will be determined by timely issues and developments within the field and by the special interests of students and faculty. SOCI 150 presumes no previous background in sociology. SOCI 350 may be repeated if topic is different. SOCI 150 can be taken only once.
SOCI220 Contemporary Social Problems Y
This course provides an analysis of current issues such as family disorganization, poverty, suicide, prostitution, homosexuality, alcoholism, drug addiction, and aging.
SOCI225 Juvenile Delinquency Y
Prerequisite: SOCI 105. This course offers a sociological analysis of delinquency in the United States with specific attention to behavioral patterns and their societal roots; the juvenile justice system; juvenile law (including Ohio law); and the institutional means of control, treatment, and prevention.
SOCI230 Sociology of the Family Y
This course covers an analysis of the American family as an ongoing institution subject to external pressures for change. Intra-family dynamics also will be considered. Other topics include theories and frames of reference in family sociology, mate selection, the family life cycle, sexual relationships, socialization of children, divorce, alternate family forms, and the family of the future.
SOCI250 Human Diversity in America Y
This course will focus on such groups as African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and women. It includes anthropological and sociological views of race and cultural differences and patterns of ethnic relationships. It also covers the causes of prejudice, discrimination, and segregation as they apply to each group.
SOCI313 Social Stratification Y
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, 206 and junior standing or permission of the instructor. This course provides an intensive analysis of the patterns by which property, power, and prestige are allocated in society. It includes the meaning of stratification for society as a whole and for groups within society. Discussion of social mobility, class consciousness, and other selected topics.
SOCI328 Community-Urban Field Exper.
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206, approval of the Community-Urban Field Experiences director, minimum 2.75 GPA, and have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at The University of Findlay This course involves guided work-study experiences in urban areas. While most opportunities are available in Findlay and Hancock County, many off-campus learning experiences are also provided throughout Ohio and other parts of the United States. This course may be graded S/U and may be repeated with a maximum of 15 semester hours applying toward a degree.
SOCI335 Urban Sociology Y
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and junior standing or permission of the instructor. This course involves sociological study of the emergence and development of urban centers and suburbs. Emphasis is placed on the social problems of the inner city, social stratification and social mobility, poverty, overcrowding and slums, transportation, congestion, and environmental pollution. Analysis of alternative solutions to these problems, planning, urban renewal, and housing development are covered in this course.
SOCI345 Criminal Behavior Y
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and junior standing or permission of the instructor. This course provides an analysis of the causes, nature, and effects of criminal behavior. An in-depth examination of the major theoretical perspectives is provided.
SOCI350 Topics in Sociology Y
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor This course is designed to enable students and faculty in the department to explore selected topics in sociology. Students from outside the discipline are also invited. The content of the course will vary and will be determined by timely issues and developments within the field and by the special interests of students and faculty. SOCI 350 may be repeated if topic is different.
SOCI355 Society and Sexuality Y
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206, junior or senior standing, and at least one lower-level sociology course or permission of the instructor. This course examines the ways in which human sexuality is influenced by cultural/social factors and how people react to and create the meanings which are a part of our sexual nature. Specific topics may include gender behavior, sexual orientation, sex education, sexual violence, prostitution, pornography, birth control, and AIDS.
SOCI399 Readings in Sociology
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and at least three courses in sociology and/or permission of the instructor The content and structure of this course is not predetermined. An agreement between the appropriate faculty member and the student will establish the direction, depth, and expectations of the course. The course may be repeated for credit as long as the content area of the reading has changed. Graded S/U.
SOCI420 The Origin and Development of Social Theory
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and any interested senior who has taken two upper-level social science courses or by permission of the instructor. This course covers the emergence and growth of social science thought and its application to contemporary issues. Special emphasis is given to the writing of early social scientists and their contemporary counterparts. The purpose of this course is to encourage advanced social science students, and others who may be interested, to synthesize their own ideas in relation to the thoughts of these major figures.
SOCI495 Supervised Research
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 289 or CJUS 347, and 420 or permission of the instructor. Designed primarily for individualized research, this course will ordinarily involve the preparation of an empirical research project. It will include the construction of a research proposal, the collection of data to test hypotheses, and the presentation of a final written report. This course may, on occasion, be designed to enable the student to report on library-oriented research.