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Sociology Courses

Sociology Courses

Introduction to Sociology

Course Number: SOC 1
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology: Analysis and explanation of social structure, group dynamics, socialization and the self, social stratification, culture and diversity, social change and global dynamics.

 

Social Problems

Course Number: SOC 2
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of society through the application of sociological principles and critical thinking skills to the identification and analysis of selected social problems: Poverty, racism/sexism, drug abuse, crime, and population control.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Minority Groups

Course Number: SOC 5
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Analysis of racial, religious, and ethnic minority groups: General principles of dominant-minority group relations.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Sociology of the Family

Course Number: SOC 13
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Social forces and emotional factors which contribute to marriage and family ties: The changing economy and values on the relationships between men and women, parents and children.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Independent Study in Sociology

Course Number: SOC 49
Units: .5-5 (GR)
Description: Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
See section on Independent Study.

 

Introduction to Research Methods

Course Number: SOC 120
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to empirical research for the social sciences: Nature of theory, hypotheses, variables, ethics of research; application of qualitative analytic tools including survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research. 2208.00 AA/AS area 2; CSU area D0, D9; IGETC area 4 I, 4J (C-ID: SOCI 120)

 

Selected Topics in Sociology

Course Number: SOC 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.