Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101 C Introduction to Sociology 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an analysis of human relationships through a study of cultural origins, personality development, social interaction, community organization, collective behavior, institutional growth, social change, and social movements. Duplicate credit not granted for SOC 101HC. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 110)

SOC 101HC  Honors Introduction to Sociology 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an enhanced version of Introduction to Sociology for honors students. This course is an analysis of human relationships through a study of cultural origins, personality development, social interaction, community organization, collective behavior, institutional growth, social change, and social movements. Duplicate credit not granted for SOC 101 C. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 110)

SOC 102 C Social Problems 3 Units

Advisory: Completion of SOC 101 C and eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an identification and analysis of selected contemporary social problems in American society and around the world. It includes problems of overpopulation, environmental destruction, war, race, poverty, sex inequality, aging, drug abuse, health, crime and violence. Alternative approaches to the resolution of these problems and identification of institutions and organizations involved in their resolution are emphasized. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 115)

SOC 161 C  Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (same as PSY 161 C) 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C or MATH 041 C or MATH 024 C or Algebra II with a grade of C or better and the assessment process.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This course provides an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts relevant to the social sciences but applicable to all disciplines. A conceptual approach is used to introduce students to topics of descriptive and inferential statistics including sampling, probability, central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, point estimation, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Also introduced are non-parametric statistics, such as chi-square, and parametric statistics, such as t-tests and ANOVA. The course includes applications of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications use data from the behavioral and social sciences of psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and the life sciences, health sciences, and education. This course is open to all students who meet the prerequisite, and it is required for psychology majors. This course is strongly recommended for all social sciences majors. Students who receive credit for this course may not receive credit for MATH 120 C. Duplicate credit not granted for PSY 161 C, PSY 161HC, or SOC 161HC. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 125)

SOC 161HC  Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as PSY 161HC) 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C or MATH 041 C or MATH or MATH 041 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This Honors-enhanced course provides an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts relevant to the social sciences but applicable to all disciplines. A conceptual approach is used to introduce students to topics of descriptive and inferential statistics including sampling, probability, central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, point estimation, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Also introduced are non-parametric statistics, such as chi-square, and parametric statistics, such as t-tests and ANOVA. The course includes applications of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications use data from the behavioral and social sciences of psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and the life sciences, health sciences, and education. This course is open to all students who meet the prerequisite, and it is required for psychology majors. This course is strongly recommended for all social sciences majors. Students who receive credit for this course may not receive credit for MATH 120 C. Duplicate credit not granted for PSY 161 C, PSY 161HC, or SOC 161 C. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 125)

SOC 225 C Sociology of Women 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course covers an identification and analysis of the status of women in American society. Sociological issues pertinent to the conditions of women are examined, such as the social construction of gender, feminism, women's health, sexuality, relationships, employment, and familial roles. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 140)

SOC 250 C Sociology of Aging 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course explores the concept of aging and sociological/cultural theories of aging. The gender, cross-cultural, economic, political and social policy aspects of aging in society and the world are examined. Critical life issues for elders and for those who live and work with them are explored. These issues include empowerment, care giving, social support, living arrangements, elder abuse, work, retirement, quality of life and death and dying. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

SOC 275 C Marriage and Family 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a study of the sociological factors involved in family relationships, courtship, marital adjustments and parenthood. This course examines various patterns of marriage and families within the United States. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 130)

SOC 277 C Sociology of Religion 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an analysis of religion as a social institution. Emphasis will be placed on the influence that religion has on American society by examining the role religion plays in people's lives, and legitimate existing social and economic arrangements. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

SOC 292 C Introduction to Criminology 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course presents a scientific analysis of the nature, extent, and causes of violations of societal rules of behavior that are formally defined as crime and delinquency. The course includes an analysis of the theoretical perspectives that led to the development of criminal law and the administration of criminal justice, the patterns of criminality and delinquency, the impact of crime on social change, and the labeling, identification, characteristics, and the treatment of criminals and delinquents. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: SOCI 160)

SOC 298 C Sociology Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This is a lecture/discussion type course developed on a particular limited problem or topic of interest to students. It is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of a particular topic concerning which no other regular class is offered. A paper or group activity may be requested. Credit may range from 1/2 unit to 12 units. Consult class schedule for the offerings in a particular semester. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

SOC 299 C Sociology Independent Study 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: 18 lecture. This independent study course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. It is thought that topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. Students would then contact the supervising instructor to develop a learning contract for their particular interest so that they could learn more regarding their chosen specific topic. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)