Sociology (SOCO)



101 Principles of Sociology - 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.
The basic facts, concepts and generalizations of sociology are covered. Content includes the scientific study of social interaction and organization with special reference to present-day America, including cross-cultural and multicultural analysis. This course is useful for those considering careers in counseling, teaching, social work, and nursing. AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Sociology (SOCO) 101 and Black Studies (BLAS) 115 combined: maximum credit, one course.

110 Contemporary Social Problems - 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 requires students to identify and analyze present day social problems in the United States, with emphasis on sociological factors involved, while including cross-cultural and multicultural analysis. Students will use scientific methods of approaches to and criteria for evaluating proposals for social betterment. This course is useful for students pursuing careers in criminology, counseling, education, law, medicine, and dental hygiene. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

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.

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 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5.
A course designed to continue the examination of the major ideas that have shaped contemporary sociology. Special attention is given to classical social thinkers and to the origin of sociology as a science. AA/AS; CSU; UC.

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.