Provides an introduction to the scientific study of society and social life. It focuses on the ways that societies develop, persist and change. Particular emphasis is placed on group processes. (Prerequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)
BSOC112 Sociology of Work
This course explores the social and dynamic issues related to the workplace, emphasizing human behavior and relations. This course examines how to approach and resolve current workplace issues such as stress, working in a global economy, leadership, and motivation. (Prerequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)
BSOC115 Gangs: Theory, Impact, Prevention, and Intervention
This course is intended to give students a basic understanding of gangs (street and prison) and core issues related to them. This course will provide students with a historical perspective of gangs, theoretical explanation for the causes of gangs, formation, dynamics, structure, and the societal impacts. The class will also focus on prevention and intervention theories. (Prerequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)
BSOC120 Introduction to Economics and Sustainability
This course is an introduction to microeconomics with an emphasis on applying economic theory to issues in resource use and sustainability. This course will examine the global impacts of present-day human lifestyles with a goal of advocating changes that society can make to develop a personal and consumer ethic that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable. Topics include energy policy and use of renewable energies, solid waste and recycling, transportation, land use, water conservation, and agricultural practices.