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SOCI 1301   Introduction to Sociology (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Writing.
This course is a sociological study of social behavior and social structures, emphasizing the importance of a knowledge and appreciation of the multi-cultural and multiethnic dimensions of society. Topics include cultural elements such as values, norms, beliefs, language, and roles, as well as group processes, social conflict and social change. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015125

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SOCI 1306   Contemporary Social Issues (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is a sociological study of social problems which typically include: crime, poverty, minorities, deviance, population, and health care. Specific topics may vary from semester to semester to address contemporary concerns. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015225

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SOCI 2301   Marriage, Family, and Close Relationships (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Marriage, choosing of a partner, love and attachment, parenting, communication, conflict and conflict resolution are analyzed. Family forms, relationships, and functions are included. Sociocultural differences in close relationships and family behavior are also included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015425

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SOCI 2306   Human Sexuality (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Topics include physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality. This course is cross-listed as Psychology 2306. The student may register for either Sociology 2306 or Psychology 2306, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015325

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SOCI 2319   Race, Ethnicity and Community (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course focuses on cultural, social, and institutional factors affecting relationships within and among ethnic, cultural, and racial groups. Emphasis is on current problems of intergroup relations, social movements, and related social changes, as well as community building and conflict resolution. The historic contributions of the groups may be presented. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015325

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SOCI 2320   Field Studies In American Minorities (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Experience is provided in various minority community centers. Work is under professional supervision in a task-oriented setting. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015325

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SOCI 2326   Social Psychology (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Psychology 2301.
Theories of individual behavior in the social environment are surveyed. Topics include the socio-psychological process, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, and group processes. This course is cross-listed as Psychology 2319. The student may register for either Sociology 2326 or Psychology 2319, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4216015125

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SOCI 2336   Criminology (3) New course added May 7, 2007
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course includes current theories and empirical research pertaining to crime and criminal behavior and its causes, methods of prevention, systems of punishment and rehabilitation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4504015125

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SOCI 2372   Communication and Negotiation Skills for Conflict Resolution (3)
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course teaches how to recognize negative communication styles and the technique necessary to break impasses, and create options or agreement; skills include how to build an atmosphere that fosters negotiation and how to mediate "win-win" solutions. This course is cross-listed as Psychology 2372. The student may register for either Sociology 2372 or Psychology 2372, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511017325

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SOCI 2373   Introduction to Mediation (3)
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course defines the process of mediation, its history and development, and examines theories of conflict resolution and negotiation. Explores the use of mediation in domestic, commercial, educational, and other settings. Within each of these contexts, laws, ethics, gender considerations, psychology, sociology, and cultural diversity will be explored. This course is cross-listed as Psychology 2373. The student may register for either Sociology 2373 or Psychology 2373, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511017425

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SOCI 2389   Applied Sociology Practicum (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical field experience in sociology. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior, and/or social institutions, and in the practice of community service. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4501015125

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SOCW 2361   Introduction To Social Work (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The development of the field of social work is studied. Topics include the techniques of social work and the requirements for training in social work. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4407015124

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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