SOC100 Creating Postive Settings for Child/Fam. (1)
Prerequisite: TST005 - Instructor Permission
Participants in this training will understand how children's mental health is affected by life events, culture, environment, biology and relationships and that these aspects serve as road to understanding and wellness. Participants will also learn how to create safe and nurturing learning environments by understanding the impact that room arrangements, labeling, and comfortable settings have on children and caregivers. Finally, participants will learn strategies for working with families to create a healthy atmosphere for children by using a method of knowing, informing, discussing with, and supporting families, tying everything together to create positive settings for children and families in child care. This course is instructor-led and interactive through discussions and assignments in course discussion boards.
SOC101 General Sociology (3)
This is an introductory course in sociology that covers the basic principles of sociological theoretical perspectives, theories, and research methods. In this course students will learn how culture patterns societies and social interaction and how those patterns are transmitted through socialization and social interaction. Other important areas of study will be social stratification systems, social institution, and collective behaviors. The course will culminate in an investigation of social change and the various explanations of social change. The central mission of this course, then, is to offer the student insights into how social forces shape us and how we shape social forces.
SOC102 Marriage and the Family (3)
This is a general survey that addresses the nature,development,functions,and norms of the family in our society & in other cultures. Particular attention given to courtship, marriage, sexual relations, birth control, male-female roles, kinship, child rearing, divorce, and death in the family.
SOC150 Community Leadership (3)
This course is a leadership course for individuals to develop the skills and to understand community leadership procedures and techniques. Students will learn the principles of project management from designing, planning, following-up, to closure using group techniques. Problem solving, diversity of community, and long-range planning are important topics included in the instruction.
SOC210 Social Problems (3)
Prerequisite: SOC101 - General Sociology
Study of wide variety of social problems in society including crime,racial discrimination,poverty, drug abuse, disorganization of social institutions, and rapid social change. Applies sociological theories to explain social problems and examines various approaches used to solve these problems.