Sociology

Sociology is a fascinating discipline, with a large variety of courses available at NMSU-A — both online and onsite.

The mainstay, of course, is the Introductory Sociology course (SOC 101G).  Currently, we offer four listings for the introductory course at the NMSU-A campus in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings, and we have five sections of the course online each long semester.  The summer offerings vary, but we usually have online and/or onsite classes during both semesters.

In addition, Contemporary Social Problems (SOC 101G), another General course, is offered once a year on the campus and online during each long semester.

We also offer a lively variety of elective classes.  These are offered both onsite and online at different times and different semesters.  The course include:

Current Issues in Marriage and Family (SOC 258)
Issues in Death and Dying (SOC 262)
Human Sexuality (SOC 263)
Sex and Gender (SOC 273)

Finally, we offer occasional special topics courses (always with the SOC 248 code).  The most common of these, the Sociology of Higher Education, is a course designed to teach you how to really succeed in college.  This is not a College 101 type of course.  We discuss real student survival skills — things like rules that may keep you from graduating, how to plan so that you control your future, the dirty tricks that lie waiting for people who don’t know, and many other much more enjoyable topics.

Sociology courses are generally fun, always interesting, and very helpful in real life.  Our Sociology faculty members are student friendly, professional, and, often, a bit outrageous.  Come try us out.

Classes Offered

  • See the Class Schedule to find out which classes are currently being offered. The abbreviation for Sociology is “SOC”.
  • See the Course Descriptions for a listing of all Sociology classes that may be offered at NMSU-A in any given semester.

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