Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog: Lincoln College

Sociology

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (G10)

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to sociology, with a brief history and outline of the basic methods and concepts used in the description and understanding of group behavior. Discussions will also center on how those principles relate to the three theoretical perspectives: functional analysis, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
IAI – S7.900

SOC 202: Modern Social Problems (G10)

Credits: 3
This course is a study of some of the major social problems facing men and women in the second half of the 20th century up to the present. Topics may include family, poverty, race, education, health care, and power.
IAI – S7.901

SOC 203: Sociology of the Family (G10)

Credits: 3
This course is both a specialized topic within the discipline of sociology as well as a survey course in the area of sociology. The course content will provide students with a general understanding of the nature and diversity of the American family. Attention is given to the roles and relationships of men and women to one another and to children in marriage and family contemporary society.
IAI – S7.902

SOC 206: Minority Relations (G10)

Credits: 3
Analysis of racial, religious, ethnic, and other groups, examining persistence of group identity, inter-group relations, social movements, government policy, and related social problems.

SOC 301: Organizational Behavior and Theory for the Liberal Arts

Credits: 3
Focuses on how organizations are influenced by such primary factors as leadership, group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, and environment and technology.

SOC 304: Issues in Information Technology

Credits: 3
Study and analysis of personal, societal, legal, and ethical issues raised by the increased use and power of information technology.

SOC 306: Sociology of Social Institutions

Credits: 3
This course uses sociological ideology and theory to analyze the nature of large-scale, social institutions, concentrating on their history, structure, types of organizational goals, processes of control, and the relationship of organizations to their social environment. Examples of organizations will be selected from different areas such as the economy, education, medicine, religion, crime, mass media and leisure.