Faulkner University

Courses in Sociology (SY)

Courses in Sociology are offered in support of several majors and areas of concentration in Social and Behavioral Science.

2328 Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the field, including a study of social groups, culture, community and family. (Offered every fall in the AAA and Traditional Programs)

2390 Introduction to Interpersonal and Family Conflict and Violence (COU 2390)

This course will provide an introductory study of the problems and the effects of family violence and examine current societal responses to this increasing problem. It is designed to dispel the many myths that surround the various types of family violence. (Offered on demand in the Adult Programs)

3311 Sociological Concepts of the Family (BI 3111/COU 3111)

A sociologically-based course to provide understanding of the nature and influence of marriage and family relations in various cultures. (Offered every semester in the Traditional Program)

3312 Marital and Family Theory (COU 3312)

Introduction to systems, social learning, and psychodynamic marital theory. Attention given to dysfunctional manifestations within family systems and factors related to family strengths. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Offered every spring semester in Traditional Program)

3329 Sociological Theory

A study of the major contributions to the foundations and theories of the discipline of sociology. Prerequisite: SY 2328 (Offered every fall in the AAA and traditional programs)

3330 Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to the philosophy and practice of social work. (Offered every spring semester in the AAA and Traditional Programs)

3331 Social Welfare and Social Problems

A social work course emphasizing social welfare programs and the major social problems of contemporary America. (Offered every spring in the AAA and Traditional Programs)

3360 Social Psychology

An examination of the behavioral consequences of group and individual interaction. Prerequisite: PY 1310 or SY 2328 (Offered every spring in the AAA and Traditional Programs)

3390 Interpersonal and Family Conflict and Violence (COU 3390)

This course will provide students with an in-depth study of the problems of violence in families including spouse abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, as well as the dynamics and dangers of violent relationships. The study will examine the root cause of family violence and the devastation, multigenerational effects of violence on its victims and society. Students will study current societal responses to family violence including protection services, treatment programs, legal defense strategies, and current legislation.

4345 Professional Ethics in Behavioral, Family, & Social Sciences (PY/COU 4345)

An in-depth study of the theories and principles of ethics and moral development and the impact of these upon individuals, families, communities, professional, and public decisions/policies. The study will also examine the relevant dilemmas faced in the delivery of professional behavioral, family, and social services to individuals, families and groups in today's health-care systems. Prerequisite: Classification as a junior or higher.

4350 Field Experience in Marriage and Family Therapy (PY/COU 4350)

Supervised experience or research for qualified juniors or seniors with a major or emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Offered every fall semester in the Traditional Program)

4390 Internship and Pre-professional Seminar (PY/COU 4390)

This course is a Pre-professional course, designed to assist the student in exploring the discipline of counseling, psychology, and Sociology through clinical experience under the supervision of an experienced professional. (Offered every spring in the Traditional Program)


SPECIAL COURSES

2099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in psychology. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. PY 2099 is open to sophomores only. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: instructor's consent? PY 1310 (Offered on demand)

3099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in psychology. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. PY 3099 is open to juniors and seniors only. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: instructor's consent? PY 1310 (Offered on demand)

4099 Individualized Study

The course is for introductory level focused study in psychology. The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. PY 4099 is open to seniors only. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean. Prerequisite: instructor's consent? PY 1310 (Offered on demand)

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