Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101 F  Introduction to Sociology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course introduces concepts, theories and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are understood in the context of collective human behavior. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 110)

SOC 101HF  Honors Introduction to Sociology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course introduces concepts, theories and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are under stood in the context of collective human behavior. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 110)

SOC 102 F Social Problems 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course includes identification and analysis of selected contemporary social problems in American society and around the world, including 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 the resolution of these problems are emphasized. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 115)

SOC 198 F Sociology Internship 1 Unit

54 hours internship per term. This course allows students to increase their knowledge of sociology through work with a social service agency or organization. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation; UC review required) (Degree Credit)

SOC 199 F Sociology Independent Study 1 Unit

54 hours independent study per term. This course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. Topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. Students will then contact the supervising instructor to develop a learning contract for their particular interest so that they can learn more regarding their chosen specific topic. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Sciences area. (CSU) (UC review required) (Degree Credit)

SOC 201 F Dying and Death 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course includes various perspectives on death, both cross-cultural and historical. Examines beliefs, traditions, rituals and practices surrounding death in American society; health care systems (the hospital and the dying patient, hospice, etc.); death and the process of dying; bioethics - dying in the technology age; euthanasia suicide, funerals, grief and bereavement; the law and death, including living wills, organ donation, and autopsies; also life after death - old and new meanings. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 225 F Sociology of Women 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a woman-centered introduction to the study of gender in the United States. It emphasizes knowledge gained from research in the various social sciences and the discussions of issues are both theoretical and practical. Topics are issues that impact the lives of women today including women's health, sexuality, relationships, employment, and familial roles. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 225HF Honors Sociology of Women 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is a woman-centered introduction to the study of gender. This course emphasizes knowledge gained from research in the various social sciences, and the discussions of issues are both theoretical and practical. Topics are issues that impact the lives of women today, including women's health, sexuality, relationships, employment, and familial roles. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 230 F Sociology of Gender 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on a sociological analysis of the social construction of masculinity and femininity, historically and cross-culturally. Examines the debates on sex and gender, and analyzes the impact of economic and political changes on gender expectations and practices. This course focuses on macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and microanalyses of how individuals are socialized and how they practice gender. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 140)

SOC 230HF  Honors Sociology of Gender 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course focuses on a sociological analysis of the social construction of masculinity and femininity, historically and cross-culturally. It examines the debates on sex and gender and analyzes the impact of economic and political changes on gender expectations and practices. This course focuses on macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and micro-analyses of how individuals are socialized and how they practice gender. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 140)

SOC 250 F Sociology of Aging 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction of the study of aging. It is a sociological review of the characteristics, strengths and problems of older persons. Exploration includes basic theories, terminology and concepts related to aging. Health, sexuality, social supports, caregiving, living arrangements, economics and end-of-life issues will also be discussed. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 275 F  Marriage and Family 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a sociological exploration of the topics related to the institutions of marriage and family. These topics include: gender roles, love, singlehood, courtship, marriage, domestic partnerships, communication, sexuality, parenting, conflict, domestic violence, economics, divorce, step-families, diversity in families (historically and cross-culturally) and future family trends. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 130)

SOC 275HF Honors Marriage and Family 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is a sociological exploration of the topics related to the institutions of marriage and family. These topics include: gender roles, love, singlehood, courtship, marriage, domestic partnerships, communication, sexuality, parenting, conflict, domestic violence, economics, divorce, step-families, diversity in families (historically and cross-culturally) and future family trends. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) CSU GE, AA GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 130)

SOC 277 F Sociology of Religion 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. 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 legitimates some existing social and economic arrangements. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 277HF Honors Sociology of Religion 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced 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 legitimates some existing social and economic arrangements. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 285 F Drugs and Society 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course introduces concepts, theories and perspectives associated with the sociological analysis of drugs and alcohol. The definitions of various types of drug use, as well as drug abuse, and drug dependence will be addressed. The pharmacological perspective will also be explained, including the factors that influence drug action and the classification of psychoactive drugs and their effects. Legal drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and psychotherapeutic drugs will be discussed and analyzed using the sociological perspective. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 290 F  Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a sociological analysis of race, ethnicity and racism. Coursework includes an examination of cultural, political, and economic practices and institutions that support or challenge racism, racial and ethnic inequalities, as well as patterns of interaction between various racial and ethnic groups. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 150)

SOC 292 F Introduction to Criminology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of theories of crimes and criminal behavior, including an explanation of crime, its causes, and how crime is measured. Major sociological and social science theories will be explored surrounding the issues of crime and criminal behavior. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SOCI 160)

SOC 299 F  Sociology Independent Study: Advanced 1 Unit

54 hours independent study per term. This course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. Topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. Students will then contact the supervising instructor to develop a learning contract for their particular interest so that they can learn more regarding their chosen specific topic. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Sciences area. (CSU) (UC review required) (Degree Credit)