Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI-120 3 Units Introduction to Sociology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

Introduction to Sociology is an introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches and methods of sociology. Topics typically include the analysis and explanation of culture, social structures, social stratification (including class, race, ethnicity and gender), social change, group and global dynamics, and self and socialization. Course objectives include the ability to apply sociological ideas to everyday life.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOCI-122 3 Units Social Problems

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of SOCI-120 and ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

An identification and analysis of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches (conflict, functionalist, and interactionist) and methods of contemporary social problems including: (1) the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, (2) causes and consequences of social problems, and (3) methods of intervention. Topics may include illness, environmental issues, abuse, migration, poverty, crime, unemployment, and labor force conditions. Topics will vary based upon current events.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOCI-123 3 Units Social Psychology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

This course considers individual human behavior in relation to the social environment. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group will be examined. Topics may include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group dynamics, gender roles, cultural norms, and social cognition. Cross-listed with PSYC-123.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOCI-140 3 Units Sociology of Sex and Gender

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

Sociological analysis of the historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural constructions of gender in the US. Students will explore how institutions shape gender (macro-analysis), and how individuals are socialized to "do" gender (micro-analysis).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOCI-150 3 Units Sociology of Race & Ethnicity

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

Sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. Examines the cultural, political, and economic practices and institutions that support or challenge racism, racial and ethnic inequalities, as well as historical and contemporary patterns of interaction between various racial and ethnic groups.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOCI-154 3 Units Sociology of Crime

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

Sociological analysis of crime, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system using the structural-functional, conflict, and symbolic interactionist perspectives. Explores the history and social construction of crime and criminality, and examines violations, punishments, and methods used to control criminal behavior. The methods used to quantify and measure crime and criminality will be discussed.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOCI-190 3 Units Introduction to Social Research

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of SOCI-120 with a minimum grade of C.

Students will examine fundamental elements of of empirical research and the ways social scientists gather, evaluate, and critique social data. Includes attention to the nature of theory, hypotheses, variables, and research ethics. Qualitative and quantitative methods such as survey, experiment, field work, case study, content analysis, and comparative historical research will be applied. Computer applications will be introduced.

Transfers to both UC/CSU