Social Sciences Courses

Anthropology

ANT 151 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The basic principles, fundamental ideas and insights of cultural anthropology will be examined through comparative ethnographic accounts. The view of humans as both the products and creators of their culture will be explored through an analysis of cultural variation and culture change. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ANT 152 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An exploration of the physical, behavioral and cultural heritage of man from an evolutionary point of view. Broad topics will include an assessment of the relevance of primate behavior; theories on the origin of the human line; the evidence for human evolution in terms of stone tools and fossils. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ANT 261 NATIVE AMERICANS

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
A survey of American prehistory using both archaeological and ethnographic data, covering the past 30,000 years to the European invasion 500 years ago. The history, environment, culture and social institutions characteristic of native Americans will be examined with the focus on adaptation and cultural development of pre-contact cultures. Prerequisite: ANT 151. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

Economics

ECO 120 (BUS 120) MACROECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

National economic policy; inflation and unemployment in the business cycle; output and income determination; government expenditures and receipts; fiscal policy and monetary policy; Federal Reserve System and the banking system; variations in stabilization policy; the impact of capital labor relations. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ECO 127 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Study of the philosophic and ideological basis of economic systems, how they solve various economic problems and the current state of these systems. Attention will be focused on the variations in modern economic systems: capitalist, state capitalist, market socialist, socialist and traditional. Individual countries will be used as case studies for analysis of these various economic systems. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ECO 161 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Survey of current problems covering international trade, international finance, the relations between technologically advanced and less-developed nations and various international institutions. Focus on current issues of international economic policy. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ECO 221 LABOR ECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the political economy of labor market demand and supply, the labor process and the philosophic foundations of various theories of labor. The course surveys the historical and current problems of labor organization and unions as well as the impact of race, gender and class on labor and income distribution. Prerequisite: ECO 120. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ECO 222 (BUS 222) STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Collection and tabulation of statistical data. Sampling. Probability. Binomial distribution and the use of the normal curve. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ECO 223 (BUS 223) MONEY AND BANKING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The roles of money and credit, financial markets and institutions and central banking in the U.S. economy. The banking system and its relationship with the Federal Reserve System, as well as international banking issues and problems, will also be analyzed and explored. Prerequisite: ECO 120. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ECO 226 (BUS 226) MICROECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Marginal analysis of demand and supply, the individual firm and market microstructure. Consumer behavior and producer behavior. Alternative models of price determination and profit maximization. The relation between input and output markets. Prerequisite: ECO 120. 3 hours a week, 1 semester 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ECO 278 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Geographic distribution of the economic activities of production, distribution and exchange of goods and services. Particular attention is given to the location of economic activity as a function of unequal factor endowment. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ECO 328 HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A survey of the development of economic theory; issues and problems of the classical economists; Marx’s critique of classical political economy; the roots of contemporary schools of thought. Selected primary readings are integrated into the course. Emphasis will be placed upon analysis of the relationship between value and price. Prerequisite: ECO 120. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits, Fall.

ECO 359 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An opportunity for students to do advanced work in a specialized area in economics. Students will work with an economics faculty member in studying and analyzing economic issues and topics of interest. Open to juniors and seniors with departmental approval. Prerequisites: ECO 120 and ECO 226. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

ECO 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will include economic issues, developments or problems not covered in depth in the regular course offerings. It will enable students to take advantage of faculty expertise in diverse areas that are of interest to both faculty and students with departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

ECO 400 SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Seminar student selects jointly with instructor an economic topic to be researched; findings are reported in a formal paper; weekly meetings with instructor. Prerequisites: at least 12 credits in the social sciences and departmental approval. 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

Political Science

POL 102 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An overview of the study of politics and its division into the fields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. An analysis of governmental types, forms of political participation, political power, ideologies and political socialization. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

POL 103 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introductory survey of American national politics and government. The course will examine the ideological and socioeconomic context of American politics, the principles of the United States Constitution, nongovernmental actors such as political parties and the media and governmental institutions. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

POL 104 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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.

POL 203 POLITICAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the nature and practice of political and civil rights, with an emphasis placed upon the study of contemporary controversies, such as hate speech, separation of church and state and the rights of the accused. Special attention will be paid to the interaction of political and judicial processes. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 205 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENTS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An introductory survey of selected Western and non-Western political systems, with emphasis on comparing and evaluating the performance of these systems in light of democratic and other values. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 212 (SOC 212) ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An overview of the basic methods of social science research, exploring the ways social scientists develop research questions, collect and analyze data and present their findings. The course also includes an introduction to basic social science through the use of computer-based data sets for practical applications and analysis. Prerequisite: one social science 100-level core course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

POL 215 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, LAW AND ORGANIZATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An introductory survey of international relations. Emphasis will be placed on theories about how nations relate to another, the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the international community and the resolution of international issues and problems. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

POL 220 WAR, REVOLUTION AND RESISTANCE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course inquires into one of the most intractable problems of our time – the phenomenon of political violence and its most common manifestations (e.g. war and revolution). In analyzing this phenomenon, emphasis will be placed on its origins, underlying motivations and consequences. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying and defining the criteria that distinguish justifiable from unjustifiable violence. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 205 or POL 215 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

POL 225 AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introductory study of the growth and functions of the institution of the presidency and how different factors in its environment (e.g. other institutions of government, interest groups and personalities of the presidents themselves, affect presidential performance). Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

POL 240 POLITICAL TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the dynamics of political change in Eastern Europe in light of the end of the Cold War. Emphasis is placed on the rise of resistance to communist rule and the development of popular institutions of representation. Selected cases will be analyzed and compared in terms of the pace of transition, the type of institutions being established, the degree of popular support, opposition and constraints faced, the impact of ethnic nationalism and the overall prospects for democratization of the region. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 205 or POL 215. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 250 (SOC 250) SOCIAL CHANGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Theories of social change is examined in light of economic, social, political and cultural transformations, which characterize industrializing and modern industrial societies. The focus will be on Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Prerequisite: SOC 100, SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 265 ETHICAL ISSUES IN POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course examines ethical issues in politics, public policy and administration. The focus is on practical ethics for students planning to work in diverse fields, including education, criminal justice, social services, health care, law enforcement, military and environmental policy. The course emphasizes the ethical issues associated with decision-making and administrative actions and examines issues surrounding administrative processes in a democratic political system. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or consent of instructor. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

POL 280 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the origin, theory and interpretation of the United States Constitution. Emphasis will be placed upon controversies surrounding the separation of powers, federalism and economic liberties. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 203. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

POL 290 ACTION PROGRAM IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Active student participation in programs on political topics. The program is under the supervision of a qualified faculty member. Prerequisite: POL 102 with permission of department. Hours and credits to be determined by the program. Offered when there is sufficient student demand.

POL 303 MONEY, MEDIA AND POLITICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course analyzes the ownership and financial incentives of the media. It questions the effects of those incentives on the media’s performance of functions, such as news reporting and coverage of elections. The entertainment industry is also discussed, as the line between news and entertainment continues to blur. Attention is paid to the role of money in American elections as well. Prerequisites: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 205. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

POL 315 POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will engage in a critical study of the historical, legal-constitutional and political bases, origins and practice of human rights in the contemporary world. Restrictions and abuses of human rights will be explored and the role of civil society and the state in enhancing or limiting human rights will be critically explained. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 203 or POL 205 or POL 215. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 348 (SOC 348) RESEARCH METHODS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will provide students with an understanding of the major components and basic techniques involved in the research process, including how to structure a research project and how to collect appropriate data. Students will have the opportunity to delve into the research venture first-hand by completing individual and group projects Prerequisite: SOC 212 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

POL 351 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A critical analysis of the political thought of selected writers, from Plato to Marx, relating their ideas to the political, social and religious environment in which they arose and indicating their continued significance. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 205. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 353 AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A survey of American political thought from the nation’s founding to the present era. Emphasis is paid to defining moments in American political history, such as the revolution, the constitutional founding, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression and the civil rights movement. These debates will be revisited, with mainstream and radical positions discussed. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 203 or POL 225. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

POL 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course includes political issues, institutions and processes not covered in depth in the regular course offerings. It will enable students to take advantage of faculty expertise in diverse areas, which are of interest to both faculty and students. Prerequisite: POL 102 or POL 103 or POL 205 or POL 215. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

POL 400 SEMINAR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Intensive individual research of a topic of interest in the field of political science, terminating in a written report. Prerequisites: POL 348, at least 12 credits in political science and departmental approval. 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

Sociology

SOC 100 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to sociology through a study of the basic concepts used in sociological analysis, particularly culture, types of social groups, processes of interaction, social class, population traits and trends. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

SOC 133 AMERICAN SOCIETY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to sociology through an examination of the structure and dynamics of contemporary American society. Sociological concepts and methods of analysis are examined through the study of selected aspects of American society. Topics include social class, political power, the family, religion, education, race and ethnicity, crime and deviance and demography. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 136 SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 WORK

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 212 ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An overview of the basic methods of social science research, exploring the ways social scientists develop research questions, collect and analyze data and present their findings. The course also includes an introduction to basic social science through the use of computer-based data sets for practical applications and analyses. Prerequisite: One social science 100-level core course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

SOC 220 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 230 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A theoretical approach to the study of various organizations; examination of organizational structure and processes, role of environment and inter-organizational relations. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 232 SOCIOLOGY OF THE PARANORMAL

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A critical analysis of the methodology of parapsychology and other approaches to the study of psychic phenomena. The importance of the current interest in paranormal phenomena will be sociologically interpreted. 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 237 INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL CLASS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Topics include: the values, lifestyles and ideologies of the various classes, the relationship of the classes to economic, political and educational institutions; changes in the class structure. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 239 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A theoretical examination of the character and internal structure of religious institutions and their relationship with other institutions of society. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 241 EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 Science students. Six to eight hours placement a week, 1 seminar hour, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 242 internship in applied sociology

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Supervised placement in a nonprofit, governmental or other organization providing opportunity to apply sociological concepts and research techniques to relevant issues and problems for policy and planning decisions. Regular readings and seminar meetings to evaluate, discuss and interpret this experience. Prerequisite: 15 credits toward the certificate in applied sociology or departmental approval. Six to eight hours placement a week, 1 seminar hour, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring. Insurance fee required.

SOC 243 CRIMINOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 CORRECTIONS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 245 community and the built environment

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
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 246 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Introductory review of economic, social and cultural changes that have modified the traditional definitions of femininity and masculinity in Western societies. Discussions include: socialization, sexual behavior, marriage and alternative life styles. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 247 HISPANIC CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the social development and functioning of the Hispanic community. Pertinent sociological themes for discussion include immigration, religion, politics, cultural development, the media and the family. Special emphasis will be given to the Hispanic communities of the New York area. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 249 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

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 250 (POL 250) SOCIAL CHANGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Theories of social change will be examined in light of economic, social, political and cultural transformation, which characterize industrializing and modern industrial societies. The focus will be on Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 254 SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island 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 that 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.

SOC 256 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the institution of education and the structure, processes and interaction patterns within it. Sociological theories are presented to analyze the relationship between education and social change and other major social institutions in American society. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 257 (CJ 257) JUVENILE JUSTICE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the history and current philosophy and practice of the juvenile justice system and the social, economic and political forces that have brought it to its present state. Students will examine the current levels and trends of juvenile delinquency and violence along with juvenile justice responses to them. Current issues such as transfer of juveniles to adult court, PINS law and coverage of New York State juvenile justice. Prerequisite: SOC 100, SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 265 POPULAR CULTURE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An application of the theory and methodology of sociology to a study of popular culture in America. Content will include an analysis of institutional and market processes. Emphasis will be placed on the decision making processes in the mass media, music, film and television and their respective impact on society. Prerequisite SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 270 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An exploration of the social and cultural facets of health and illness and the functioning of organizations involved in health care. The social behavior of health personnel and those who are the consumers of health care is stressed also. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 275 POVERTY AND SOCIAL WELFARE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course examines how Americans, both in the distant and recent past, have viewed the poor and conceptualized the problem of poverty. It also investigates the relevant cultural, economic and political factors that help to explain U.S. social policy development. The roles that social activists, intellectuals and social welfare specialists have played in framing poverty as a social problem and in raising awareness about poverty are also explored. Finally, the course investigates how poor people have worked collectively to respond to their circumstances and to the policies that have shaped their lives. Prerequisite: SOC 100, SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 285 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The family as a social institution examined in both historical and contemporary contexts with special emphasis on the American family patterns. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

SOC 310 THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of the movement for civil rights from its origins to the present. The struggle for African American freedom and justice is presented in the context of local and national organizations. Discussion topics include the formation of the NAACP, the Brown decision and school integration, the Montgomery bus boycott, voter registration, Freedom Summer, black power, student activism and woman activists. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 312 SEMINAR ON AMERICAN FAMILY ISSUES

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Examination and analysis of current issues related to defining the boundaries of families and intimate relationships, status and role assignments within them and their connection to the larger social environment. Organized as a seminar based on oral presentations and group discussions. A seminar paper will be required. Prerequisite: SOC 246 or SOC 285. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 347 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The development and continuities of theoretical concepts and orientations in sociology against the intellectual and social backgrounds of their times. Differing schools of thought and representative works. Prerequisite: 15 social science credits or departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall

SOC 348 RESEARCH METHODS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will provide students with an understanding of the major components and basic techniques involved in research process, including how to structure a research project and how to collect appropriate data. Students will have an opportunity to delve into the research venture first-hand by completing individual and group projects. Prerequisite: SOC 212 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

SOC 350 APPLIED STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of statistical principles and techniques in the analysis of social science data. Application of computer software packages for statistical analysis will be emphasized. Prerequisite: SOC 212 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

SOC 359 Independent Study in Sociology

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An opportunity for the student to do advanced work in a specialized area. Open to juniors and seniors in Department of Social Sciences, with departmental approval. 3 credits.

SOC 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will include sociological issues, developments or problems not covered in depth in the regular course offerings. It will enable students to take advantage of faculty expertise in diverse areas that are of interest to both faculty and students. With departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

SOC 400 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
Intensive individual research of a topic of interest in the field of sociology, terminating in a written report; weekly group discussions. Prerequisite: SOC 348. 2 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

Criminal Justice

CJ 158 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An overview of the history, structure and function of the police, prosecutor, judicial and correctional organizations and their interrelatedness. Through readings and an examination of Supreme Court cases, policy issues such as sufficient evidence, use of discretion and legal concerns will be discussed. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CJ 257 (SOC 257) JUVENILE JUSTICE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the history and current philosophy and practice of the juvenile justice system and the social, economic and political forces that have brought it to its present state. Students will examine the current levels and trends of juvenile delinquency and violence along with juvenile justice responses to them. Current issues such as transfer of juveniles to adult court, PINS law and coverage of New York State juvenile justice. Prerequisite: SOC 100, SOC 133 or SOC 136. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CJ 266 LAW ENFORCEMENT AND POLICING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the evolution of public policing as an institution of social control; law enforcement policy and procedure; the organizational and administrative aspects of law enforcement; the role that police play in addressing crime as a social problem; the formation of police values and subculture; police discretion and an understanding of the critical issues and challenges facing crime control today. Prerequisite: CJ 158. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CJ 277 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of significant Supreme Court decisions, which define the parameters of acceptable police conduct and individual rights in their interaction with the police and criminal courts. An exploration of the unique issues relating to New York State — specific criminal procedure laws; understanding of crime; law and procedure; coverage of the Bill of Rights and the Constitutional limits of law, which is essential in dealing with the criminal justice population. Prerequisite: CJ 158. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CJ 324 RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A fundamental understanding of research design and data analysis in criminology and criminal justice. The course will examine quantitative and qualitative research methods (experimental design, quasi-experimental design, surveys, field research, secondary data analysis), types of data and measurement, probability and sampling techniques. Prerequisite: CJ 158. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CJ 342 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The internship is designed to give criminal justice majors in their senior year an experience working with a professional in a criminal justice agency. Students are placed in agencies congruent with their interests. Students are expected to work a minimum of 120 hours during the semester. Additional requirements include a journal of activities and completion of a major paper. Weekly seminar meetings will be held. Prerequisite: CJ 158. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CJ 400 CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The senior capstone course is based on readings and discussion of major works in the field of crime and the administration of justice. Original works are discussed in the context of the history of ideas, political ideologies and contemporary developments. Seminar paper required. Prerequisite: CJ 158. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Health and Wellness Fair
4/16: Long Island.
Liberal Arts Colloquium
4/21: Long Island. With Andrew Jacobs, Ph.D.
"Last Chance Romance"
4/25 - 5/10: Long Island. A comedy in two acts.
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