Courses Offered Online - Summer

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Summer 2018; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

View course descriptions for Fall 2018.

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

CAD Computer-Aided Design
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Political Science

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SOC101 - Introduction to Sociology
Course introduces sociological perspective used to study contemporary society, with focus on United States. Content includes culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and networks, deviance and social control, inequality in society, social institutions such as family or education, and processes of social change. IAI S7 900
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S7 900

SOC103 - Social Problems
Course investigates social conditions that contribute to contemporary U.S. social problems. Content includes globalization poverty discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation crime and criminal justice systemsubstance abuse environmental problems and war and terrorism. IAI S7 901Recommended: SOC 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S7 901

SOC104 - Sociology of Marriage and Family: Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment
Course explores broad survey of issues related to marriage and family in contemporary society. Content includes nature of relationships and intimacy love, dating, courtship, cohabitation, marriage and its alternatives, childbirth and parenting, and crises faced in intimate relationships such as divorce and family violence. IAI S7 902 Recommended: SOC 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S7 902

SOC230 - Sociology of Sex and Gender
Course introduces sociological perspectives on sex and gender as a factor in social stratification, gender role construction and acquisition, and the consequences of changing social definitions of gender roles across time and place. Content includes analyses of cross-cultural gender construction gender socialization and inequality in education, the family, the workplace, and the mass media and the impact of gender systems on life chances and outcomes, including intimacies and violence.Recommended: SOC 101 or SOC 104.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

SOC232 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Course examines history and contemporary landscape of race and ethnicity in American society. Content includes an historical context of race, the evolution of racial ideologies, racial inequality and institutions (education, employment, healthcare, criminal justice system, housing, and the environment), resisting racial injustice, and a comparative look at global ideas of race and racisms.Course Prerequisite: Recommended: SOC 101, SOC 103 or SSC 101
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S7 903D

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