PSY 150 GROUP DYNAMICS AND COMMUNICATIONCampus:
A theoretical introduction to small group processes, with an emphasis on the relationship between groups and the individual and the communication process. Students participate in small group exercises as part of the course requirements. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
PSY 251 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
An analysis of the processes of social interaction and their effects upon the behavior and attitudes of individuals and groups. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
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.
PSY 220 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
A comprehensive survey of adolescent behavior in its intellectual, emotional and social aspects. Techniques for enhancing the adolescent’s potential for growth and productivity are given special consideration. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
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 360 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGYCampus:
An examination of the origins and characteristics of the counseling relationship, including an analysis of the major contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. 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:
A 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. 6-8 hours placement a week, 1 seminar hour, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring. Insurance fee required.
SOC 245 COMMUNITY: THEORY AND PRACTICECampus:
This course will emphasize the development of American communities – urban, suburban, small-town and rural. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sociological perspective but will include political, historical and design aspects of development. Classes will be devoted to issues including planning, suburban sprawl, the scale and pace of urbanization and social issues. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
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.
SOC 254 SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH Campus:
A social-psychological analysis of adolescence and the changing position of youth in society throughout history. The course examines both social structural conditions that have created adolescence as a position of uncertainty and vulnerability in modern society, as well as diverse subcultures, which youth have created as collective responses to this position. Cross-cultural and generational comparisons of adolescence will also be examined. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.