SOC 136 SOCIAL PROBLEMSCampus:
An introduction to sociology through an examination of what society considers to be social problems with a view toward showing how society produces these phenomena and to what extent they are solvable. Areas include: crime, mental illness, drug abuse, alcoholism, other forms of deviance, poverty, racism, conflicts over power. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
SOC 140 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORKCampus:
Scientific approach to social work as a profession within the structure of modern society; its principles and application of concepts. Techniques of observation; interviewing, elements of a social history, interpretation of case material. Methods of casework, group work, community organization; role of the social worker functioning in a variety of settings – as practitioner, as consultant to allied fields. This is a pre-professional course and may not be offered for core curriculum. Not open to freshmen. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
SOC 220 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIORCampus:
An examination of the various sociological approaches to understanding and explaining crime, delinquency, deviance, drug usage and other alleged aberrations in society and culture. Additionally, major case studies will be examined. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
SOC 241 EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL WORKCampus:
planned field experience in a community social work agency; regular
seminar meetings to evaluate, discuss and interpret this experience.
Prerequisite: SOC 140. Enrollment limited to School of Arts and
Sciences students. Six to eight hours placement a week, 1 seminar hour,
1 semester, 3 credits. Spring, insurance fee required.
SOC 243 CRIMINOLOGYCampus:
An examination of sociological concepts, theories and perspectives regarding the study of crime. Topics include: the amounts and trends of crime; theoretical explanations; policies of crime control. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
SOC 244 SOCIOLOGY OF CORRECTIONSCampus:
An investigation into the various punitive and rehabilitative philosophies and practices employed by the correctional field in dealing with crime and criminality. Topics include: history of corrections, theories of punishment, death penalty, sentencing, effectiveness of rehabilitation, community supervision and restorative alternatives. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
SOC 249 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONSCampus:
An examination of the race and ethnic relations in American society, including a discussion of assimilation vs. pluralism, minority status, group tensions and the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination. The experience of historic and contemporary ethnic groups in New York will be explored. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
PSY 230 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGINGCampus:
Focus on human development from early adulthood through middle age, aging and death. Emphasis on the growth of the individual in relation to contemporary society, with theoretical viewpoints and empirical results from individual, social and developmental psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
PSY 325 INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR MODIFICATIONCampus:
Introduction to the methods and theory of behavior modification and its application to specific behavior problems. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
PSY 370 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
An introduction to the principles and techniques of clinical interviewing, evaluation, referral and the planning of treatment. Field placements will provide students with an opportunity to observe the various institutional settings in which clinical psychologists work and the variety of psychological services offered there. Prerequisites: PSY 100, PSY 271 and permission of the instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours placement a week, 3 credits. Additional conferences will be scheduled on a regular basis for supervision of the placement experience. 1 semester. Fall and spring. $35 insurance fee.
POL 104 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTCampus:
A study of government structure, power and areas of interrelationship of the state and local units, with special emphasis on New York. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
CS 121 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILDCampus:
An introduction and overview of the human development of persons with the full range of disabilities and special health care needs, also including the gifted and the effect of those disabilities and needs on learning and behavior. Emphasis will consider skills in networking and collaborating with parents and multidisciplinary teams for services and the necessity of following legislative procedures to access and maintain services. The course will address the utilization of assistive technologies that will maximize independence as well as concerns related to cultural diversity and inclusion. Fieldwork hours required for adolescence (secondary) education students will be arranged by the Department of Adolescence Education. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.