SOC 252 : The Sociology of Human Relations
This course explores the social-structural, social-psychological, and socio-political dimensions of human relations evolving in the midst of rapid social transformations occurring throughout the contemporary world. Focus is placed on the changing character of human relations within the context of work, family, and civil society as traditional social patterns give way to globalization. Potential developments of future societies and patterns of interaction are explored. Prerequisite: A passing score on the College's writing and reading placement tests or, C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Ethical Dimensions, Global and Historic Awareness and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
1. Compare and contrast the social-structural, social-psychological and socio-political dimensions of human relations in a globalized world. 2. Identify historical and contemporary social forces creating rapid cross-cultural change. 3. Decipher ways in which the changing character of human relations is occurring. 4. Examine social structural and socio-economic impacts on human relations.