Tompkins Cortland Community College

SOCI103 - The American Community

A comprehensive study of the structure and functions of modern, rural and urban communities as ecological systems in the United States presented from a sociological perspective. The tools of empirical research and a theoretical perspective are applied by the students to further their knowledge of community relationships. Topics can include, but are not limited to, urbanization, racial and socioeconomic class stratification, immigration, and social policy. SOCI 103 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Science requirement. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101, MATH 090, and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.).