Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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SOCY 151G - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3(3)
This introductory course is the study of human behavior in society. Its primary focus is on the influence of social relationships on people's attitudes and behavior, and on how societies are established and changed. Some of the topics covered are cultural, deviance, the family, globalization, social inequality, the mass media, ethnic and race relations, socialization, religion, research methods, and organizations. Social Sciences Core Course.

SOCY 155G - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY 3(3)
This course introduces the student to Anthropological Archaeology - the study of past human culture using material remains from a sociological perspective. Course emphasizes obtaining goals of archaeological research through: survey, excavation, artifact analysis and interpretation. This course provides a basic understanding of how we learn about ancient societies and how this teaches us about ourselves. This course is cross listed with ARCH 155G and URBS 155G Introduction to Archaeology.

SOCY 161G - INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3(3)
This course explores the diversity of human societies and their cultures. Cross-cultural comparisons and analyses show how an integrated culture satisfies human needs and facilitates their survival.

SOCY 193G - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN CULTURE 3(3)
This introductory courses requires a two-week stay in Ghana, West Africa, and explores key aspects of African culture, literature and social systems. It provides students with a fundamental cultural and intellectual understanding of the universal African experience as it has been interpreted by social scientists and writers. The course explores the interconnection between African and African-descended peoples and promotes scholarly discourse. The following are some of the topics included in the course: African culture, African politics, the decolonization movement, religious values and practices, gender relations, the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world, and the African heritage of African-Americans. (Special fee will be assessed.) Offered Summer Term Only.

SOCY 255G - THE FAMILY 3(3)
A study of the family as a social institution , including cross-cultural comparisons and the historical development of the Western family. An examination of contemporary American marriage and the family in its various forms; contemporary social issues in marriage and the family and alternative lifestyles will also be examined.

Prerequisite: SOCY 151 or SOCY 151G

SOCY 256 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3(3)
The course examines topics such as crime, racism, sexism, poverty, urban decay, immigration, and terrorism. It gives students a grasp of how social problems are interrelated, and society's role in the creation and perpetuation of social problems. Students become aware that globally, what is considered a social problem in one society may not be regarded as such in another society. Social Sciences Core Course.

Prerequisite: SOCY 151

SOCY 265G - DEATH AND DYING 2(2)
A cross-cultural and historical survey of social responses to death, with particular emphasis on the application of basic sociological concepts to further understanding of dying, death and survivorship.

Prerequisite: SOCY 151 or SOCY 151G

SOCY 276G - RACE AND ETHNICITY 3(3)
This course examines relations between racial and ethnic groups. A sociological framework is used to investigate dominant-subordinate relations in the perspective of a variety of social categories such as race/ethnicity, religion, gender, prejudice, discrimination, and the pattern and economic impact of immigration. Social Science Core Course.

Prerequisite: SOCY 151

SOCY 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - SOCY 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisites: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of 6 semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

SOCY 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY 1(1)
An in-depth study of areas of sociology presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval.