Sociology (SOC)

Division: Social Sciences Division

SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology  (3 Credits)  

This class will help students critically analyze the world through a sociological lens. The major theories and methodologies used by sociologists to understand the social world will be examined and applied.

Pre-requisites: (Companion Essay with a score of 08 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 07 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 08 or Move Up English 096 with a score of P or ENG 096 Summer Bridge with a score of P or TRANSFERRED ENG 101 with a score of 889 or Elig. for Eng 101 with a score of 904 or Pre-reg. Eng 101 waiver only with a score of 906 or SAT/ACT Elig for Eng 101 with a score of 993 or TRANSFERRED ENG 102 with a score of 998) or COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988 or SAT/ACT Elig Eng101 Mth100 with a score of 995 or Transf. Eng 101 Mth 100 with a score of 999

SOC 108  Social Problems  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the causes of selected social problems. National and Global social problems are examined, as well as those that affect urban areas.

Pre-requisites: (Companion Essay with a score of 08 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 07 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 08 or ENG 096 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 098 with a minimum grade of C or Move Up English 096 with a score of P or ENG 096 Summer Bridge with a score of P or ESL 063 with a minimum grade of C or TRANSFERRED ENG 101 with a score of 889 or Elig. for Eng 101 with a score of 904 or Pre-reg. Eng 101 waiver only with a score of 906 or SAT/ACT Elig for Eng 101 with a score of 993 or TRANSFERRED ENG 102 with a score of 998) or COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988 or SAT/ACT Elig Eng101 Mth100 with a score of 995 or Transf. Eng 101 Mth 100 with a score of 999

SOC 111  Helper Theory  (3 Credits)  

This course examines ways in which the helping professions intervene in individual, group, community, and societal processes with the goal of improving social functioning.

Pre-requisites: (Companion Essay with a score of 08 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 07 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 08 or Move Up English 096 with a score of P or ENG 096 Summer Bridge with a score of P or ESL 063 with a minimum grade of C or TRANSFERRED ENG 101 with a score of 889 or Elig. for Eng 101 with a score of 904 or Pre-reg. Eng 101 waiver only with a score of 906 or SAT/ACT Elig for Eng 101 with a score of 993 or TRANSFERRED ENG 102 with a score of 998) or COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988 or SAT/ACT Elig Eng101 Mth100 with a score of 995 or Transf. Eng 101 Mth 100 with a score of 999

SOC 121  Soc Svcs Policies & Procs I  (3 Credits)  

This course examines from a historical perspective the processes involved in formulating social service policies and eligibility criteria, and in distribution of benefits. This course covers the relationship of social service agencies and institutions to federal, state, and municipal government and to policy development, and includes an introduction to policy development, and includes an introduction to the structure and mode of operation of these agencies and institutions.

Pre-requisites: (Companion Essay with a score of 08 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 07 or Write Placer Essay with a score of 08 or Move Up English 096 with a score of P or ENG 096 Summer Bridge with a score of P or ESL 063 with a minimum grade of C or TRANSFERRED ENG 101 with a score of 889 or Elig. for Eng 101 with a score of 904 or Pre-reg. Eng 101 waiver only with a score of 906 or COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988 or SAT/ACT Elig for Eng 101 with a score of 993 or TRANSFERRED ENG 102 with a score of 998) or COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988 or SAT/ACT Elig Eng101 Mth100 with a score of 995 or Transf. Eng 101 Mth 100 with a score of 999

SOC 153  Alc. & Subs. Abuse Prev.& Edu.  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the individual, group, and social factors that predispose or create a risk for substance abusing behavior, the knowledge and skills needed for entry into the prevention profession, and the broad range of prevention activities and strategies utilized to reduce the risk or frequency of substance abusing behaviors. This course is approved as 42 educational hours towards the CADC credential.

Pre-requisites: PSY 101 with a minimum grade of C or SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 201  Social Gerontology  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the role of the aged in today’s society; the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging; problems in the health of the aged; problems in retirement and leisure; the economics and politics of aging; issues confronting the aging person; and the prospects for the aged in tomorrow’s society.

Pre-requisites: COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988

SOC 203  Racial and Cultural Minorities  (3 Credits)  

This course analyzes the influence and contributions of selected racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities in contemporary American life. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements in American society affecting the entry of such groups into the mainstream of American life. The social and psychological dynamics of prejudice and discrimination are examined.

Pre-requisites: SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 204  Urban Sociology  (3 Credits)  

Urbanism is stressed as a way of life with distinct social relationships and values. Emphasis is on the social and physical environment of modern urban life, its relationships, processes, and implications, and various alternatives open to urban people.

Pre-requisites: SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 205  Sociology of the Black Comm.  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the social forces operating in the Black community. Consideration is given to the changes in the philosophy of the Black movement and changes in attitude about integration. Black leadership is particularly stressed.

Pre-requisites: SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 206  Social Stratification  (3 Credits)  

This course considers the significance of social stratification as an aspect of the structure of social systems. It includes discussion of various stratification theories, historical trends, and cultural variations in stratification.

Pre-requisites: SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 207  Understanding Death & Dying  (3 Credits)  

This course takes a close look at aspects of the dying process in such situations as murder, suicide, capital punishment, and grief. It examines the thoughts, feelings, and actions of the dying and those affected by death so that the student can gain greater insight into the subtle relationships these factors have with each other and with death. This course is designed for all students seeking better understanding of death and the process of bereavement in contemporary society and other cultures across the world.

Pre-requisites: COLLEGE DEGREE with a score of 988

SOC 219  Sociology of the Family  (3 Credits)  

This course is a sociological study of the family as an institution. Topics covered include historical development, the American system, child-rearing, and marriage.

Pre-requisites: SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 228  Hum & Soc Svcs Fieldwork I  (3 Credits)  

Students are place in a voluntary internship capacity for a minimum of ten hours per week at a recognized human service agency, under the supervision of agency staff and an ECC faculty member. Students can gain first-hand knowledge of how human services agencies function. Evaluation conducted during and at the end of the semester is a cooperative effort by the agency and the faculty member responsible. Separate sections are offered for students pursuing careers in social work, mental health, alcoholism/substance abuse, and gerontology.

Pre-requisites: SOC 111 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 229  Hum & Soc Svcs Internship I  (3 Credits)  

Students discuss and analyze situations encountered in their internship placement, receive specialized training in their professional specialization, and are instructed in how to prepare to enter the career market in human and social services. Separate sections are offered for students pursuing careers in social work, mental health, alcoholism/substance abuse, mental health and social work.

Pre-requisites: SOC 111 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 230  Hum & Soc Svcs Fieldwork II  (3 Credits)  

This is the second semester internship placement in social work, mental health, or alcoholism/substance abuse, continuing SOC 228.

Pre-requisites: SOC 228 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 231  Hum & Soc Svcs Internship II  (3 Credits)  

This second semester internship seminar continues the work of SOC 229.

Pre-requisites: SOC 229 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 250  Alc & Drug Abuse in Amer. Soc.  (3 Credits)  

The course examines the causes and varieties of chemical dependency and abuse. Topics covered include the effects of alcohol, sedatives, narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens, polyaddiction, and abuse; the psychological, social, genetic, and cultural factors involved in their use and abuse; the progression of addiction; and the resultant medical conditions. This course is approved as 42 educational hours towards the CADC credential. Also, this course, together with SOC 252, constitutes the educational requirements for the Chemical Dependency Associate in New Jersey and is also approved as educational hours toward the CJC credential.

Pre-requisites: PSY 101 with a minimum grade of C or SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C

SOC 252  Case Mngmt of the Addictions  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for addiction counselors to perform counseling functions, clinical evaluation, treatment planning, and case management. It introduces students to the professional and ethical responsibilities of professional practice. This course is approved as 42 educational hours towards the CADC credential. Also, this course, together with SOC 250 Alcohol and Drug Use in American Society, constitutes the educational requirements for the Chemical Dependency Associate (CDA) in New Jersey. In addition, SOC 250 and CJI 211 Counseling the Addicted Offender, constitutes the educational requirements for the Criminal Justice Counselor (CJC).

Pre-requisites: SOC 101 with a minimum grade of C or PSY 101 with a minimum grade of C