Sociology Courses Offered
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Courses Offered

Sociology 101 (formerly 5)
Introduction to Sociology

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students analyze the influence of the social environment on behavior and social life, using sociological theoretical perspectives and research methods. Components of culture and social structure are critically examined through sociological theories and concepts, including socialization, deviance, and social change. Students will evaluate social institutions in American society, as well as analyze social stratification and inequality relative to social class, ethnicity, and gender.

Sociology 102 (formerly 2)
The Family

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation:  Sociology 101;
eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course will provide students with an overview of  the sociological perspective on the institution of family. Both historical and contemporary aspects of singlehood, courtship, mate selection, love, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce will be examined. Components of family life including gender socialization, parenting styles, communication, and conflict resolution will be analyzed using various theoretical perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on examining diverse family structure and relationships as well as how family experiences are shaped by social class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

Sociology 104 (formerly 4)
Social Problems

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 101;
eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students examine social problems facing societies today. Topics include problems associated with deviance, crime, inequality, social institutions, and modernization. Social problems will be analyzed from various sociological perspectives to better understand their possible causes and consequences. Strategies for addressing social problems will be discussed and assessed.

Sociology 107
Race and Ethnicity in United States Society

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 101;
eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students examine issues of race and ethnicity in the United States from a sociological perspective. Sociological concepts and theories are used to analyze the current and historical experiences of groups which are defined in racial and ethnic terms, and to assess how these definitions and experiences influence the current status and attainments of these groups in American society.

Note: This  c ourse  is  offer ed in the fall semester only.

Sociology 108
Global Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A, Sociology 101 or Sociology 107 or Anthropology 2
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students will examine ethnic groups around the world using concepts of race, ethnicity and minority status. Multiple theoretical perspectives will be used to examine the conditions under which certain ethnic groups have been designated with minority group status. Focus is given to the reactions of these groups to this designation, and the patterns of interaction between minority groups and dominant groups. Emphasis is on current situations involving minority-dominant group relations around the world and the historical conditions influence them.

Note:  This  c ourse  is  o ffer ed in the spring semester only.


Sociology 109 (formerly 9)
Introduction to Elementary Statistical Methods for the Study of Behavior

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or Psychology 5 and
Mathematics 73 or 80 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This is a course in statistical methods and research design for the behavioral sciences. The course focuses on descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for summarizing research data and for making conclusions about the populations they represent. Students are introduced to the basic challenges and skills involved in successful undergraduate and graduate training in the behavioral sciences, including both reviewing and writing scientific research reports.

Note: This  c ourse  is  offer ed in the fall semester only.

Note:  Sociology  109  is  the  same  c ourse  as  Psy chology  9A.

*Note: The  maximum  UC  credit  allow ed for students completing Sociology 109 and Psychology 9A or Sociology 109 and Mathematics 150 is one course. 

Sociology 112
Introduction to Criminology

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 101;
eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to the scientifi  analysis of crime and criminality. Sociological concepts and theories are used to analyze the nature, extent, and cause of crime; theoretical explanations for criminal behavior will be discussed. The dynamics of law, social control, treatment processes, and victimology will be evaluated.


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