Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies 

Course Rotation Schedule for the Sociology and Substance Abuse Studies Programs
(As of Spring 2014)

X = budget permitting, faculty availability, student need
@ = section(s) available as a web course when applicable

            The following rotation schedule deals only with the required courses for these majors, not elective courses.  The rotation schedule is given to aid the student in their matriculation process toward a degree.  While the Department will make every effort to keep to this rotation schedule, budgetary and staffing constraints BEYOND OUR CONTROL, may occasionally create situations where we cannot offer the courses or particularly the number of sections that may be indicated in the rotation schedule.  This document shall in no way be construed to be a contract with the student to guarantee that these courses will be always offered exactly as they appear in this schedule.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE STUDIES COURSE ROTATION SCHEDULE:

SAS 2603 – Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies
Description:  As an overall introduction to the field of substance abuse studies, this course covers categories of substance abuse, physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs, the disease concept of addiction, family and social dimensions of substance abuse, and the principle therapy and treatment approaches to the disease.  This course replaces SAS 3113.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

2

1

Evening

2

1

1

SAS 3023 – Counseling Skills in Substance Abuse
Description:  Counseling Skills in Substance Abuse provides an in-depth survey of the major concepts and techniques of contemporary therapeutic approaches and provides a foundation for advanced counseling theory and practice.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 2603, 3123. 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

Evening

SAS 3123 – The Addictive Process
Description:  The particular diagnostic features of addiction and abuse as well as the nature of the addiction process, its treatment modalities, and relapse factors and prevention are described and discussed in detail in this course.  This course replaces SOC 3123.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

1

SAS 4273/5273 – Substance Abuse and the Family
Description:  Substance Abuse and the Family examines the family as a natural social system and the influence that alcohol and other drugs of abuse have on the system.  Major emphasis is placed on theoretical models of roles that typically exist in families dealing with substance abuse and dependence including common patterns of the progression of the disease in the abusing or dependent person and the consequent effects on the family system.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 2603 or Family Life Education-Child Development major.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SAS 4293 – Professional Principles/Substance Abuse Counseling
Description:  Professional Principles of Substance Abuse Counseling emphasizes the collection of twelve domains of competency required of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC).  The topics include professional ethics, legal issues/requirements including reporting and confidentiality, counseling persons with AIDS, case documentation, and interactions with cognate professions including psychology/psychiatry and social work.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 3023.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

SAS 4303/5303 – Substance Abuse in Special Populations
Descriptions:  The disease of substance abuse and dependence has many unique characteristics when it occurs in persons and groups outside the typical family unit.  In this course, an examination of those characteristics is explored among special populations including adolescents, the elderly, racial and ethnic minorities, gays/lesbians, the physically and developmentally disabled, the chronically ill, and criminals/delinquents.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 2603 and 3123 or Family Life Education major.  This course replaces SOC 4303.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

SAS 4313 – Codependency
Description:  Codependency studies people with impaired mental health and relational skills which are determined primarily by their relationship to a substance abuser/addict or by other dysfunctional primary relationships.  In this course, the etiology, symptomology, and treatment of codependency are presented.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 2603 and 6 additional hours of SOC, PSY, OR FMCD.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SAS 4323 – Dual Diagnosis
Description:  Dual Diagnosis examines the relationship between alcohol/other drug abuse or dependency with mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, dissociative disorder, and borderline personality.  In addition, there are substance induced disorders that mimic primary mental illness.  In this course, differential diagnosis and treatment modalities for dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders are treated in detail.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 2603, 3123 and 6 additional hours of SOC, PSY, OR FMCD.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

SAS 4333/5333 – Advanced Counseling Skills/Substance Abuse
Description:  Advanced Counseling Skills for Substance Abuse investigates advanced techniques of counseling and multidisciplinary treatment options for substance abuse victims.  Major emphasis is placed on comprehensive treatment planning and the unique roles of the substance abuse counselor.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 3023.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

Evening

SAS 4343/5343 – Prevention and Education in Substance Abuse
Description:  This course will examine contemporary prevention theories and the basic strategies of comprehensive prevention programming.  The course will explore historical and current prevention programs.  The course will examine the process of implementing prevention programs in communities through community mobilization and action planning.  The course will explore prevention as a method of thinking about problems and issues.  Prerequisite(s):  Nine (9) hours of Sociology, Science, Family and Child Studies, Health or Education.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

SAS 4413 – Group Dynamics-Substance Abuse Counseling
Description:  This course is an introduction to group dynamics with special emphasis on its application in substance abuse treatment.  The course includes a survey of contemporary group process models/theories and extensive practical application exercises.  Prerequisite(s):  SAS 2603 with a minimum grade of “C.”  Student must be of junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

SAS 4940 – Field Study
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours.  Subject matter will vary within the Department’s field of study.  [Field Study placement in an agency setting.]

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

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SOCIOLOGY COURSE ROTATION SCHEDULE:

SOC 2011 – Careers in Sociology
Description:  This class is designed to inform and educate students regarding professional career opportunities utilizing the undergraduate major in sociology.  Prerequisite(s):  SOC 2103.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

2

1

Evening

SOC 2103 – Sociology
Description:  A general survey of the field of sociology; the origin and development of social institutions; social processes.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

5

5

1-2

Evening

2

2

Web

7

7

SOC 2113 – Human Sexuality
Description:  An introductory survey of relevant topics such as history of sexuality, the psychosocial sexual aspects of anatomy, birth control, human sex response cycle, sex techniques, research, sexually transmitted diseases, deviant sexuality, sexual dysfunction, and sex education.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

SOC 2203 – Social Problems
Description:  Some of the more important current social problems such as poverty, delinquency, criminality and migration; also a consideration of agencies for solution.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

2

2

1

Evening

1

1

Web

2

2

SOC 2303 – Social Psychology
Description:  An integration of sociology and psychology stressing personality development of the individual growing out of contact with his fellow beings; social adjustments and social controls.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

Evening

2

2

Web

1

1

SOC 2413 – Cultural Anthropology
Description:  Cultural history, theories of culture, a survey of human behavior patterns with particular attention to non-western societies.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SOC 2503 – Introduction to Social Work
Description:  A survey of the three basic components of social work:  casework, group work, and community organization.  Principles and technique of human service delivery systems will be analyzed.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

1

1

SOC 3103 – Juvenile Delinquency
Description:  Causes leading to delinquency; methods of control.  Prerequisite(s):  Student must be of Sophomore standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

1

Evening

3-4

3

1

SOC 3203 – Minorities in American Society
Description:  Minorities in American Society provides an understanding of the concept of minority group and minority group behavior; the extent of the socio-cultural reasons for prejudice and discrimination; and contemporary dominant-minority group relations in the United States.  Prerequisite(s):  SOC 2103 and Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

2

2

Web

2

2

1

SOC 3403 – The Family
Description:  A history of the family as a social and educational institution; problems confronting the modern family.  Prerequisite(s):  SOC 2103 or FMCD 2223 and Sophomore standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

Evening

1

SOC 3573 – Sociology of Religion – Indefinite or Intersession
Description:  A theoretical examination of religious beliefs and practices as they relate to other social institutions and forces.  Prerequisite(s):  Student must be a Sophomore or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

SOC 3633 – Criminology @
Description:  The cause, prevention, and treatment of crime.  Prerequisite(s):  Student must be of Sophomore standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

3

2

X

Web

1

1

1

SOC 4043/5043 – Sociological Statistics
Description:  Sociological Statistics is an introduction to social statistics and their application in social research.  It is designated to help students identify and understand how statistics are used to describe data and to make inferences about the relations between variables.  Students will learn descriptive techniques and decision-making statistical procedures.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 2103, 9 additional hours of Sociology and 3 hours of Math with Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

1

1

SOC 4053/5053 – Sociology of Aging
Description:  This course is designed to acquaint students with the magnitude of the aging situation in America and to become informed about the social, psychological, economic, and political problems associated with the increasing number of people reaching retirement age in America.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213, three hours of Sociology and Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

SOC 4233/5233 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Description:  This course is intended to acquaint students with an ecological model entitled “The Behavior Dynamics Assessment Model” which presents a vast array of theories and research to explain and describe human development; teach a life-span approach which allows for a description of human growth and development from conception through late adulthood; identify for each age group, sociological, psychological, and biophysiological variables that influence development; describe normal developmental tasks and milestones for each age group; present theories of abnormal development ranging from macro-sociological to micro-biological; and describe human diversity factors (involving racial groups, ethnic groups, gender, and sexual orientation) and articulate their various impacts on human behavior and social life.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213, (SOC 2103 OR PSY 2703) with Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SOC 4243/5243 – Social Deviance
Description:  this course defines social deviance, analyzes theories of deviance, examines social reactions to and social control of deviance, and looks at the effects of deviant identity.  The above information then is applied to an understanding of several specific types of deviance, e.g., child abuse, alcoholism, suicide.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 2103, and 6 hours of Sociology with Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SOC 4403 – Social Ecology and Demography
Description:  An analysis of population movements and their effects on ecological and demographic factors in the society.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113 and 1213 with Junior standing or above.

Fall
[X = one class offered either  by day OR evening ]

Spring
[X = one class offered either  by day OR evening ]

Summer

Day

1  OR

1 OR

Evening

1

1

SOC 4443/5443 – Social Stratification
Description:  Social Stratification will explore theories of class and caste, wealth, status, and power, and the American class system.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213, AND SOC 2103 with Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

Evening

1

SOC 4463/5463 – The Abused
Description:  The Abused is a course that equips students preparing for work in the helping profession to identify symptoms of abuse, and other forms of trauma, and to design and carry out treatment plans specifically developed to ameliorate resultan maladaptive behavior patterns.  Matters of etiology, symptomology, and treatment techniques are examined with particular emphasis on research and theory.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213 and Junior or Senior standing.  Enrollment open to Sociology majors and Family Life Education-Marriage and Family majors only.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SOC 4573/5573 – Sociology of Childhood/Adolescence
Description:  A study of the group phases of childhood, child welfare, and the sociological analysis of child and adolescence.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113 AND 1213.  Student must be of Junior or Senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

Evening

SOC 4633/5633 – Social Welfare Policy
Description:  Social Welfare Policy will provide students with an understanding of state and federal social welfare policies and the impact they have on special populations (particularly those in poverty).  In addition, students will learn the theoretical bases for social welfare policies and analyze them from economics, political, and human services perspectives.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, ENG 1213 and SOC 2503 or permission of Instructor.  Student must be of Junior level or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

1

1

SOC 4693/5693 – Sociological Theory
Description:  Sociological Theory is a study of both classical and contemporary sociological theories.  There is an emphasis on understanding the main ideas of theory, but also on the biographical, social, and intellectual influences on each theorist’s work.  Students will be challenged to think critically about the ideas presented regarding the different theoretical schools and the application of those ideas to contemporary social issues and problems.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213 AND 9 hours of upper division Sociology including one of the following:  SOC 3103 or 3633 or4243.  Enrollment open to Sociology majors only with Junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

SOC 4773/5773 – Sociological Research
Description:  Sociological Research emphasizes quantitative research designs—experiments, quasi-experiments, and correlational designs—are examined.  The merits and shortcomings of each technique are reviewed, as well as related issues such as reliability and validity, correlation vs. causation, generalizability, the relationship between theory and research, and ethical consideration.  Several qualitative applications in social research are also examined.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 4043, and 6 additional hours of upper division Sociology.  Student must be of Junior or Senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

Evening

1

1

SOC 4940 – Field Study in Sociology
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours.  Subject matter will vary within the Department’s field of study.  Prerequisite(s):  ENG 1113 and 1213.  Enrollment open to Sociology majors only with Senior standing.

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