Sociology

All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2015 website are pending approval.

Colleges: College of Arts & Sciences | Metropolitan College

College of Arts & Sciences

Principles in Sociology

CAS SO 100

An introduction to the major theories and basic principles of sociological analysis. Subjects include methods of social research and investigation; role of individuals in groups, organizations, and society; socialization and education; stratification; race and ethnicity; science, culture, and religion; formal and informal organization; and economic and political systems. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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Sociology of Health Care

CAS SO 215

Social, cultural, and intercultural factors in health and illness. Training and socialization of medical professionals, roots of medical power and authority, organization and operation of health care facilities. U.S. health care system and its main problems. Comparison of health care systems in the U.S. and in other countries. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Urban Sociology

CAS SO 244

An analysis of cities and urban phenomena in preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial societies with an emphasis on European and U.S. urbanization. A comparison of social scientific "theories" used to explain these same phenomena. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Sociology of Popular Culture

CAS SO 253

Sociological perspectives on popular culture and mass media, with a focus on the consumption and production of cultural goods; the effects of popular culture on politics and inequalities; and the mutual interdependence of consumer identities and cultural fields. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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Metropolitan College

Violence in the Family

MET SO 305

Explores American family violence across the life span including child abuse, teen dating violence, wife battering, and elder abuse. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are examined. Considers how family violence differs by class and ethnic group and its differential impact on women. Institutional responses to family violence in the legal, medical, and social service systems are included as well as the role played by the women's shelter movement. Ideological supports for family violence in gender expectations, religious teaching, and the media are also studied. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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