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Course IDCourse NameCourse DescriptionTextbookCredit HoursSyllabus
RSOC200Death and Dying

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the study of death and dying, covering the key issues and questions in the field. As you review your textbook, you will find coverage of death-related issues ranging from personal confrontations with mortality to the study of large-scale encounters with death such as disaster and terrorism. We look at the personal and social attitudes regarding death, dying and the dead in the U.S. society as well as those of other cultures and times. This class takes an interdisciplinary approach which combines sociological, psychological, anthropological, historical, medical, and spiritual perspectives to investigate the course subject.

Title: Death and Dying
Author: Caroline Bartholomew (Editor); Carol Komaromy (Editor); Sarah Earle (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-84787-510-5
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication Date: December 3, 2008

Title: The Last Dance
Author: Lynne Ann DeSpelder; Albert Lee Strickland; Jeanette M. Potts; Marion Mason
ISBN: 978-1259870484
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: July 1, 2019
Notes: (Please note that this book is also available as an e-book.) Also note that this is the 11thedition of this textbook but the 9th & 10th editions will work just fine also and may be cheaper.

RSOC201Families & Society

This course includes an historical comparative approach to changing structures and functions of the family. It focuses on economic, demographic, and cultural changes on relationships, gender, roles, marriage, and childcare, variations by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Title: Families and Their Social Worlds
Author: Karen Seccombe
ISBN: 978-0-13-393660-5
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Notes: May use e-book, rental options, or previous edition. Only the textbook is needed. No other
bundled pieces needed.

RSOC300Juvenile Delinquency

This course will explore policing and the legal system with regard to juvenile delinquency. The course will also examine formal and informal institutions that are designed to manage and control young offenders, and various treatment options and treatment strategies. In addition, the class will introduce students to the measurement, definition, and theoretical explanations of youth norm breaking from the 19th to the 21st century. The course will also examine several causes and consequences of violence, school shootings, gang membership, and drug use.

Title: Juvenile Delinquency
Author: Clemens Bartollas; Frank J. Schmalleger
ISBN: 978-0-13-298731-8
Publisher: 978-0-13-298731-8
Publication Date: March 5, 2013

RSOC301Management Problems in the Family

This course includes analysis and application of theories and topics such as management principles, common problems, the family’s use of resources, management of the individual and the family relationships, discovering how the special needs can confuse and strain the home, evaluating the needs and wants that technology adds to the home and family, and planned and supervised experiences of home management problems. Please check the class schedule at your home institution to see if this class is available for enrollment this term.

Title: March 5, 2013
Author: Ken Blanchard; Susan Fowler; Laurence Hawkins
ISBN: 978-0-06-079912-0
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: May 24, 2005

RSOC302Human Diversity

This course will provide an examination of minority issues in American society. It will focus on helping students develop a conceptual understanding about complex and emotionallycharged issues of diversity. These issues include racism, sexism, classism, religious diversity and many other topics. Students are challenged to think about implications from research and to draw conclusions on their own.

Title: Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America
Author: Kent L. Koppelman
ISBN: 9780136615934
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: January 1, 2020

RSOC303Consumerism in Our Society

In this course, student will examine factors affecting consumer decisions of individuals and families, and consumer issues such as consumer protection, legislation and regulation, and consumer fraud. We are all consumers of goods, services, and environments. Whether it is using our mobile phones or selecting food items at the grocery store, we consume every day and in every part of our lives. The goal of this course is to educate learners to become independent, discriminating, and informed consumers. It seeks to provide all students with knowledge and insight into the conditions of being a consumer in a complex, multi-faceted society by providing basic knowledge in areas such as consumer legislation, personal finances, economics, advertising and persuasion, consumption and the environment, global resources, housing, clothing, price and quality, diet and health.

Title: Consumer Economics
Author: Elizabeth Goldsmith
ISBN: 978-1-138-84658-6
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 29, 2016

RSOC304Appellate Judicial Process

The principal purpose of this course is to introduce you to the structure, process, procedures and policy making of the U.S. judicial system. Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered.

There are no textbooks required for this course.

Course IDCourse NameCourse DescriptionTextbookCredit HoursSyllabus