The Social Diversity Certificate is a foundation for understanding the forms, consequences, and impact of diversity in modern society. The certificate facilitates awareness of how cultures vary and shape the human experience. Coursework also evaluates the social benefits of diversity and the individual, interactional, and structural factors that link it to enduring forms of social inequality. This certificate is available to all students, regardless of major. Sociology courses taken to receive this certificate will also count toward the Sociology major or minor.

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  • Overview

    The Social Diversity Certificate is a foundation for understanding the forms, consequences, and impact of diversity in modern society. The certificate facilitates awareness of how cultures vary and shape the human experience. Coursework also evaluates the social benefits of diversity and the individual, interactional, and structural factors that link it to enduring forms of social inequality. This certificate is available to all students, regardless of major. Sociology courses taken to receive this certificate will also count toward the Sociology major or minor.

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

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  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses

    General

    Requirements:
      SOCI-1101 Introductory to Sociology 3 Credit Hours
      Upper Level Sociology: 12 Hours

    Total: 15 hours

    • SOCI-3273 - Managing Cultural Differences

      A course designed to enable students to become more competitive in their chosen career fields by developing in them an understanding of the importance of increasing global economic interdependence and the challenges of relating to people from other countries or cultures. Same as MGNT 3627.

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    • SOCI-3293 - Sociology of Family

      A sociological analysis of the family as a social institution. Considers key concerns for contemporary families such as communication and power, household labor, marriage and cohabitation, parenthood, and domestic violence. Addresses the role of social institutions and social inequality in shaping family norms and constraints on family behavior.

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    • SOCI-3543 - Sociology of Religion

      This course focuses on sociology of religious experience, action, organizations, movements and social change; contemporary trends, including mainline and new religions, civil religion, secularization.

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    • SOCI-3623 - Social Inequality

      Social Inequality provides an in-depth analysis of inequality in its many dimensions. Included in this course will be an analysis of classic and modern theories of social inequality and the impact of inequality on individual behavior.

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    • SOCI-3733 - Social Psychology: The Sociological Tradition

      Focuses on sociology's contributions to the development of social psychology as they relate to identity, emotion, face-to-face interaction and group dynamics.

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    • SOCI-3943 - American Class System

      Analysis of the contemporary class system in the U.S. Attention to theoretical perspectives, the history of inequality, and social mobility will be included.

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    • SOCI-3954 - Aging: Past, Present, and Future

      A theory and survey course designed to provide the student with a background in the issues facing individuals as they age. Instruction offers theory, survey of field of aging and discussion.

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    • SOCI-4323 - Sociology of Race

      Comparative study of racial and ethnic groups in America. The disciplinary base of this approach is sociological, but observations and interpretations from different perspectives will be examined. Special attention will be given to the nature of prejudice, discrimination, and equality as related to historical, cultural and structural patterns in American society. Topics include: ethnocentrism and racism; interracial violence; theories of prejudice and discrimination; immigration and immigrant experiences; the origins and nature of racial/ethnic stratification; ideologies and programs to assist or resist change. African American experiences are emphasized and contrasted with those of other racial/ethnic groups.

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    • SOCI-4333 - Urban Sociology

      The demography, ecology, and social organization of American cities and sociological aspects of urban planning and development. Problems of contemporary American and Global cities.

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    • SOCI-4543 - Deviant and Alternative Behavior

      Analysis and evaluation of sociological conceptions and research on deviant and unconventional thought and action. Focuses on contemporary, multicultural society.

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    • SOCI-4700 - Sociology of Emotions

      Examines the ways in which feelings and emotions are socially and culturally produced, defined, and learned, the ways they are embedded in and emblematic of society, and the consequences of the social construction of emotions for self identity, gender, race and ethnicity, aging, health and illness, inequality, power, work, deviance, ethics, law, etc.

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    • SOCI-4916 - Gender and Work

      This seminar explores the intersections of gender and work. The work we do and are expected to do are influenced in large part by our sex and gender. This course will examine how gender influences our ideas of work, how it affects the ways in which work is structured, how work is divided, how work is rewarded, and how work and family compete in a contemporary society. Special attention will be paid to occupational segregation (both horizontal and vertical), wage inequality, and articles, discussion, films, and other media to meet the objectives.

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    • SOCI-4999 - Special Seminars

      Detailed study of topics not currently included in course catalog. Specific titles will be announced for semester offered and will be entered on transcripts. Repeatable under different titles.

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