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SOCI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Sociology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and DWRI 0093 OR English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0054 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: 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


SOCI 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Contemporary Social Issues
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: 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


SOCI 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Marriage, Family, and Close Relationships
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: 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


SOCI 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Human Sexuality
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (2) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Topics include physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality. This course is cross-listed as PSYC 2306. The student may register for either SOCI 2306 or PSYC 2306 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015325


SOCI 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Race, Ethnicity and Community
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: 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


SOCI 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Field Studies In American Minorities
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


SOCI 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, CVC

Social Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Course Description: 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 PSYC 2319. The student may register for either SOCI 2326 or PSYC 2319 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4216015125


SOCI 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Criminology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: 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


SOCI 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Drug Use and Abuse
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Study of the use and abuse of drugs in today's society. Emphasizes the physiological, sociological, and psychological factors. This course is cross-listed as PHED 1346. The student may register for either SOCI 2340 or PHED 1346 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5115045216


SOCI 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Communication and Negotiation Skills for Conflict Resolution
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511017325


SOCI 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Mediation
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511017425


SOCI 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Applied Sociology Practicum
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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. 2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4501015125

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SOCW 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction To Social Work
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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 4407015142



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.