Courses

Sociology Courses

SOC 1, Introduction to Sociology
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Designed for general education or those students majoring in one of the Behavioral Sciences. Introduction to human interaction from the sociological perspective and through the utilization or sociological concepts, theories and principles. Topics include culture, socialization, organizations, deviance, stratification, institutions, population, and social change.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 2, Social Deviance
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The study of the nature of deviance, with special attention to the sociological theories that underlay its definition, as well as the social practices that are derived from them. Analyses range from social psychological processes to the structure of social institutions (such as family, business, government, religion and law).

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 3, Social Problems
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Critical exploration of sociological research and thinking about contemporary social problems, including the types and causes of discrimination, as well inequalities in society. Using a variety of sociological perspectives, this course explores the causes and consequences of social problems on individuals and societies, and the methods for social change and problem solutions.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 11, Intro to Social Work and Human Services
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introductory overview of social welfare and the societal institutions in the U.S. that structure the provision of social services. The course presents a historical perspective on the development of U.S. social work and human services. Special attention is given to current service delivery systems, their policies and procedures, and the tasks of culturally responsive social workers and human service workers within those settings.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 12, Fieldwork/Practicum: Social Work and Human Services
field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Approval of the Behavioral Sciences Department; SOC 11

This course offers the student supervised field experience in community organization, agency, or institution, allowing the student to apply knowledge and learn skills outside of the classroom. Weekly class meetings add academics to this experiential course and reinforces the application of concepts gained in Soc 11. This course is designed to provide opportunities to develop skills to gain employment in the field. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 3
SOC 21, Introduction to Research Methods
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: SOC 1

Study of the fundamental elements of empirical research and the variety of ways in which sociology applies them. Attention to the logic between theory, concept, hypothesis, and variable and the relationship between population, sample and data.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 25, Sex and Gender in the U.S.
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the sociological study of gender and will focus on the multiple ways in which sex and gender are socially produced and sustained. Exploration of the social practices and processes that create sex and gender distinctions and contribute to inequalities. Emphasis on the social construction of sex and gender and their intersections with other social identities such as race, sexuality, and class.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 35, Sex, Marriage, and Family Relationships
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Critical exploration of the social, psychological, cultural, historical, and economic factors
related to gender roles, courtship, marriage, partnership, parenting, and family patterns in
U.S. society.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
SOC 52, Men, Masculinity, and Society
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or or readiness for college-level English

Through a socioanthropological lens, this course explores the complex development of masculine identities in diverse contexts. In addition, it examines the variations of masculine experiences such as boyhood, adolescence, and fatherhood through social class, race/ethnicity, age, occupation, gender identity, physical ability and sexuality, and the implications for people from such diverse groups.

CSU
Units: 3

Changed from SOC 36, which had been used before for a different course.

SOC 55, Introduction to Cannabis Studies
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to a sociological examination of cannabis. Provides a historical analysis of the sociological study of cannabis and social identity, regulation and enforcement, criminalization, and movements toward legalization. Topics approached through the lens of social power and inequity.

CSU
Units: 3