SOC 370: Topics in Sociology: Self and Society
(M approx. 5:00-9:00pm)
Held in the Albert C. Wagner Prison in Bordentown, NJ, this course will examine the interactions between self-identity and modern society from both the micro and macro perspective. One half of the students will be accepted from TCNJ, the other half will be inmates at the prison. If you are interested in taking the course email Dr. Li (Lirebecc@tcnj.edu), subject line: WAGNER PRISON COURSE, explaining why you are interested and what you hope to get out of the course.
SOC 205 /Introduction to Social Work
This course is an overview of social work and touches on inequality, substance abuse, alienation, crime, family violence, and divorce. It is designed to explore (a) the complexity of issues which create strain between society and individuals, (b) the relationship between social welfare and social work, and (c) to assess the unique qualities each possesses and the skills necessary for considering a career in human services. A field experience of at least thirty hours is required.
SOC 310: Urban Youth Deviance
The processes that label and sanction social deviants as related to the use and measure of power and the class structure. The topics of the medicalization of deviance, moral stratification and social control will be analyzed from various sociological perspectives.
SOC 385: Introduction to Applied Sociology
An introduction to the substantive areas and ways in which sociological concepts and methods can be applied in non-academic settings, such as business, schools, social work, and consulting.
SOC 334: Gender and U.S. Society
An examination of the significance of gender in different areas of contemporary American life. Covers basic concepts, germinal issues, and historical and current perspectives on gender. Topics include socialization, mass media, love and marriage, work, and religion. Particular attention is given to changing patterns in attitudes and behavior in interpersonal relations between women and men.
SOC/ANT 372 Global Public Health (Intro to Comparative Public Health)
(T 4:00-6:50pm) and (T/F 10:00-11:20am)
This course introduces students to the field and disciplines of public health from a cross cultural perspective, looking at both local and global public health issues. Course material and assignments focus on public health initiatives in Western and non-western societies with particular attention to core concepts of public health, responses to bio terrorism and war, prevention of infectious diseases, alternative medical and healing practices, health of school age children and public health personnel. The course emphasizes the impact of culture, social structure, economics and politics on the health and illness and public health policies in both the developing and developed world. War, genocide, terrorism, guerrilla insurgencies, the global economy and international travel are viewed as public health issues. Obesity, new diseases (such as SARS), the idea of being a stakeholder also included.
ANT/SOC 371: Culture, Health and Illness
Provides a critical perspective in understanding how values, beliefs, conflict, economic and social condition influence how illness is defined, how healthcare is viewed and delivered. Social epidemiology, the sick role, bio-ethics, unequal access to health care, women’s health issues and cross-cultural approaches to medicine are discussed.