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 course provides an introduction to sociology and the basic principles of sociological perspectives, theories, and research methods. The course will focus on the way culture patterns societies and social interaction and how these patterns are transmitted through socialization and social interaction. The course will also cover social stratification systems, social institutions, collective behaviors, social change, and perspectives on how social forces influence human activity and how human activity creates social forces.
SOC102 Marriage and the Family (3)
This course examines the nature, development, functions, and norms of the family in American society as well as in other cultures. The course will focus on courtship, marriage, sexual relations, birth control, male-‐female roles, kinship, child rearing, divorce, and death in the family.
SOC104 Introduction to Social Work (3)
This course provides an introduction to the field of social work. The course will cover the history, mission, values, and activities of social work practice. The course will focus on how social workers interact with a diverse client population and contribute to solving social problems. The knowledge and value base of the profession will also be examined.
SOC150 Community Leadership (3)
This course will focus on leadership skills and community leadership procedures and techniques. The course will emphasize the principles of project management, including design, planning, follow-up, and closure, as well as problem solving, community diversity, and long-range planning.
SOC204 Introduction to Nonviolence Studies (3)
This course will examine the theory and practice of nonviolence as a method of social change and as a way of life. The course will consider the dynamics of violence and nonviolence within individuals and in terms of global issues that affect the future of the Earth and its life forms. The course will focus on the history of nonviolence movements around the world and on people who have thought about and practiced nonviolence in their lives and work.
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.