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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: One of the following must be met: 1) DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND DWRI 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0054 OR 2) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015125


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

Social Problems
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: Application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, environmental issues, deviance, or family problems. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015225


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

Marriage and the Family
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family, the varied cultural patterns of the American family, and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family, as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015425


SOCI 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at 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: This course will provide an overview of the broad field of human sexuality. Topics will be covered from various perspectives – biological, sociological, anthropological, etc., but will focus primarily on the psychological perspective. The goal is for each student to learn factual, scientifically-based information that will provoke thought and contribute to his/her own decision-making on sexual issues outside of the classroom. 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, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Minority Studies
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 studies minority-majority group relations, addressing their historical, cultural, social, economic, and institutional development in the United States. Both sociological and social psychological levels of analysis will be employed to discuss issues including experiences of minority groups within the context of their cultural heritage and tradition, as well as that of the dominant culture. Core concepts to be examined include (but are not limited to) social inequality, dominance/subordination, prejudice, and discrimination. Particular minority groups discussed may include those based on poverty, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion. (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)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Social Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Course Description: Study of individual behavior within the social environment. May include topics such as 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 4227075125


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

Criminology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The course surveys various theories of crime, with an emphasis on understanding the social causes of criminal behavior. The techniques for measuring crime as a social phenomenon and the characteristics of criminals are examined. This course addresses crime types (such as consensual or white-collar crimes), the criminal justice system, and other social responses to crime. (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.
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 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at ECC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on 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. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4501015125



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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