Sociology (SOCO)



101 Principles of Sociology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Topics include the scientific study of social interaction, structure, and organization; groups; socialization and the self; social stratification; culture and diversity; social change; and global dynamics. Topics and examples emphasize present-day America, including cross-cultural and multicultural analysis. This course is intended for students considering careers in counseling, teaching, social work, or nursing as well as anyone wishing to apply sociological ideas to everyday life. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Sociology (SOCO) 101 and Black Studies (BLAS) 115 combined: maximum credit, one course; C-ID SOCI 110.

110 Contemporary Social Problems - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course requires students to identify and analyze present day social problems in the United States, with emphasis on sociological factors involved, including cross-cultural and multicultural analysis. Students use scientific methods and criteria for evaluating proposals for social betterment. This course is useful for students pursuing careers in criminology, counseling, education, law, and medicine. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC; C-ID SOCI 115.

125 Sociology of the Family - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a study of the structures and functions of the family as a social, cultural and historical institution in the United States and throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on an analysis of the family’s relationship to economic structures, political institutions and belief systems. Topics include definitions of family, gender roles and family stability. This course is intended for students majoring in sociology, psychology, social work and counseling as well as any student interested in the study of the family as an institution. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC; C-ID SOCI 130.

150 Sociology of Latinos/Latinas - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels W6 and R6.
This course is an in-depth sociological examination of the Latino Culture. Students focus on family structure and gender roles, religion, economics, racism, social movements, border issues and education. Emphasis is placed on social interactions and individual identity formation. This course is designed for sociology majors or any student interested in social sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Advanced Principles of Sociology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course is a study of the origins of sociological theory. Principal contributors are presented and examined in detail, with special attention to their model of human action, the nature of empirical fact, and implications for public policy. With an emphasis on critical analyses of science and the humanities, this course is designed to provide a standard theory foundation for transfer students majoring in the arts, sciences, or social sciences. AA/AS; CSU; UC.

220 Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

PrerequisiteSociology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Psychology 258 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of sociological research. Topics include the role of theory in research, issues of ethics, key steps of research design, a review of data collection methods, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and development of a research report. This course is intended for students majoring in Sociology or other fields of social science. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; C-ID SOCI 120.

223 Globalization and Social Change - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6; Sociology 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course evaluates the social and political changes brought on by globalization among industrialized, industrializing, and underdeveloped nations. It presents arguments and theories for and against globalization and supplements with empirical examples. The course is useful for those considering careers in law, politics, business, teaching, and non-profit organizations dealing with human rights issues, political advocacy, and international affairs. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.