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SOC 2653 - Research Methods in Sociology (3-3-0)
This course provides an overview of the case study, survey, observational, correlation, quasi-experimental, and experimental research methods and designs. Emphasis is given to the experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs as well as to methods of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting sociological and psychological data. Other topics include validity, reliability, sampling, evaluation of research, writing research proposals and reports, ethics, etc. Students read research articles from professional journals and are introduced to more advanced statistical procedures such as MANOVA-F test, post-hoc measures, planned comparisons, multiple correlations, and multiple regressions. Credit may not be earned for both this course and PSY 2663.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: S Prerequisites: PSYC 2317 or SOC 2743 or equivalent. Prerequisite courses should have been completed with a grade of C or better. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOC 2743 - Social Statistics (3-3-0)
Designed for social and behavioral science students, this course covers measurement scales, graphing, measures of central tendency and variability, transformed scores, correlation and regression, normal distribution, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, t and z tests, introduction to ANOVA-F test, and certain nonparametric statistics. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistics within the context of research and the interpretation of statistical results. Relevant research topics are included. Calculations are required. Credit may not be earned for both this course and PSYC 2317.
 
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Skills: S Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or equivalent, and MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 or MATH 1342 or equivalent. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology (3-3-0)
Introduction to theoretical perspectives and research pertaining to society and to the relationship between society and the individual. Covers the basic elements of society, such as culture, social structure, social groups, social class, race, gender, social institutions, social processes, and social change.
 
 Introduction to Sociology: Honors - Please contact the Honors Program at 223-6555 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information. For the Honors course, there will be an in-depth examination of these topics and the underlying theories, with emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 1306 - Contemporary Social Problems (3-3-0)
An inquiry into select groups of current social problems with specific reference to their origin, development, and their suggested solutions.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 2301 - Marriage and The Family (3-3-0)
A study of the problems pertaining to and affecting the family unit.
 
 Marriage and The Family: Honors - Please contact the Honors Program at 223-6555 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 2306 - Human Sexuality (3-3-0)
This course explores various aspects of human sexual behavior, including the biology of sex, female and male sexuality, sex roles, the psychology of sex differences, and sexually transmitted diseases.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 2319 - American Minorities (3-3-0)
In sociology, minority groups are defined as social groups that have experienced inequality in terms of power and resources relative to a dominant group. This includes not only racial and ethnic groups but also groups based on class, gender, sexuality, age, disabilities, etc. This course examines the experiences of U.S. minority groups and the relationships between minorities and majorities. A sociological framework is used to understand these dynamics, both currently and historically.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 2326 - Social Psychology (3-3-0)
A survey of the basic theories and research methods in social psychology; the interaction between the individual and society; the process of acquiring a self concept; socialization processes; personal and social adjustment; interaction within the group. Credit may not be earned for this course and PSYC 2319.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 2336 - Criminology (3-3-0)
Current theories and empirical research pertaining to crime and criminal behavior. Its causes, methods of prevention, systems of punishment and rehabilitation.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCI 2389 - Academic Cooperative (3-1-5)
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in sociology. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions. Course may be repeated when topics vary. Transportation, insurance, and other expenses will be provided by the student.
 
 Research Internship in the Social Sciences - The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for qualified students to obtain firsthand, supervised research experience in the social sciences. Students will be placed in different settings at ACC or organizations in the community to assist professionals in the social sciences with various research activities. Students may assist researchers by providing the necessary literature review for the design of the study, collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, as well as contributing to the research report. Students will spend an average of five hours per week at the internship site.
 Social Services - Field Experience - The purpose of this course is to provide supervised practical experiences to help students explore their interest and capabilities for careers in the various helping professions. Minimum of fifty (50) clock hours in the semester in a social service placement.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: For topic Research Internship: SOC 2653 (or concurrent enrollment in SOC 2653) and SOC 2743. For topic Field Experience: SOCW 2361. Corequisites: SOC 2653 if needed. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/13/2014
 
SOCW 2361 - Introduction to Social Work (3-3-0)
Development of the philosophy and practice of social work in the United States. A survey of the fields and techniques of social work with attention given to requirements for graduate training in the field of social work.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SOCW 2362 - Social Welfare As A Social Institution (3-3-0)
An introduction to the study of social work and the underlying philosophy and ethics of social work. Also looks at special populations and how the social welfare institution has responded to their needs.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: SOCW 2361. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014