2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Introduction to Social Work
This course presents an overview of public and private services, the profession of social work and an analysis of their functions as modes
of social problem solving.
Principles of Sociology
Sociological principles underlying the development of culture, structure and function of society, human groups, institutions, deviance,
stratification and social change. Satisfies UNR Social Science core curriculum.
Contemporary Social Issues
This course examines selected problems of contemporary society and provides practice in the application of relevant sociological
perspectives and theory. The course has two main objectives: (1) to acquaint the student with critical thinking skills and sociological
concepts, theories, methods and knowledge; and (2) to apply these so that we better understand our society.
This course will explore a variety of theories and frameworks for analyzing conflict and the techniques, process models, and third-party
roles used to constructively intervene in conflict. The course will be an excellent introduction should students decide to pursue further
training or credentialing to be fully trained as mediators or facilitators.
Human Violence: Individual to Global-Level Conflict
Conflict and the need for peace occur in all human arenas. This course will examine such disparate forms of direct violence as personal
assault; domestic violence; school shootings; group and mass violence, including ethno-political conflict, genocide, terrorism, and war.
Concepts and strategies of peace, effective conflict resolution skills, and reconciliation and reconstruction following conflict will be
addressed. This course will examine the key concepts, themes, theories, and practices involved in the study of direct violence. Students
will be introduced to the issues of peace and violence across a wide range of interpersonal, community, national and international contexts.
The course will focus on multiple levels of analysis from micro to macro, and multidisciplinary perspectives.
This course will focus on the structural aspects of peace, conflict and violence. This refers to a form of violence based on the systematic
ways in which social structures or social institutions of society harm people by preventing them from meeting their basic needs. The
arrangements are structural because they are embedded in the political and economic organizations of our social world; they are violent
because they cause injury to people. Examples include hunger, preventable diseases, and extreme poverty caused by unjust structures of
society and by ethnic conflict and oppressive regimes, as well as ecological degradation. Based on an understanding of these threats to
human security, we will examine and evaluate various strategies which contribute to peace building and conflict resolution, human rights
and self-determination, reconciliation and reconstruction, nonviolence, transformation of a hierarchical social order, and promoting
Cultures Of Peace
This course will focus on historical examples of peace cultures and on the efforts to establish peace by upholding human rights and the
dignity of all persons as ideals, and through resisting the legitimization of violence in education, literature, and the mass media.
Philosophies and methods practiced in different societies to build communities of peace will be featured.
Special Topics in Sociology
0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits. This course may not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Peace and Conflict
This introductory course is a survey of the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. The course will examine the problem of violence in human
affairs from the micro to the global level. Alternative approaches to understanding and resolving conflict will be explored.
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Ethnic relations in the United States and other societies where cultural and `racial` pluralism illustrates problems and processes of social
interaction. Same as ANTH 205.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.