Sociology (SOC)

SOC 1  Introduction to Sociology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Systematic study of human relations and social structures emphasizing the interaction between personality, culture and society. Special consideration is given to an understanding of group behavior, personality formation, social organization, and social change.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730427SOC:1MTWR8:00am - 10:05amM. VanderVis26A-2871
Winter 201730428SOC:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmJ. Coronel26D-2491
Winter 201730429SOC:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmS. Masl26A-2871
Winter 201730519SOC:1MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmM. Banuelos26A-2871
Winter 201731453SOC:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmC. Lukenbill20-1

SOC 1H  Introduction to Sociology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Systematic study of human relations and social structures emphasizing the interaction between personality, culture, and society. Special consideration is given to an understanding of group behavior, personality formation, social organization, and social change. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 1 and SOC 1H.

SOC 2  Contemporary Social Problems

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Sociological principles and concepts as applied in the understanding of social problems. Special emphasis on the analysis of social values, social organization, role, status and stress, and also on the study of controversial public issues that arise in contemporary American society. Students will be encouraged to evaluate and discuss both the theoretical and practical approaches to social problems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730431SOC:2MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmM. Stewart-Thomas26D-2431
Winter 201731405SOC:2MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmM. Stewart-ThomasNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201731406SOC:2TWR7:00pm - 9:50pmM. Stewart-Thomas26D-2431

SOC 2H  Contemporary Social Problems - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Sociological principles and concepts as applied in the understanding of social problems. Special emphasis on the analysis of social values, social organization, role, status and stress, and also on the study of controversial public issues that arise in contemporary American society. Students will be encouraged to evaluate and discuss both the theoretical and practical approaches to social problems. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 2 and SOC 2H.

SOC 4  Introduction to Gerontology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

The characteristics, life circumstances, and problems of people as they progress through life. Emphasizes theoretical perspectives on the process of aging and the adjustment to aging. Covers sociological factors and social institutions that affect individuals as they move through the life course.

SOC 5  Introduction to Criminology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOCI 160)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

A scientific analysis of the nature, extent, and causes of violations of societal rules of behavior that are formally defined as crime and delinquency. Includes an analysis of the theoretical perspectives of the sociology of deviance on the criminal justice system and the impact of crime on society.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730430SOC:5MTWR8:00am - 10:05amC. Ramirez26A-1690
Winter 201730520SOC:5MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmC. Ramirez26A-1690
Winter 201730656SOC:5MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmNotEntered-XXXX

SOC 5H  Introduction to Criminology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOC 160)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

A scientific analysis of the nature, extent, and causes of violations of societal rules of behavior that are formally defined as crime and delinquency. Includes an analysis of the theoretical perspectives of the sociology of deviance on the criminal justice system and the impact of crime on society. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 5 and SOC 5H.

SOC 7  Sociology of Religion

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

An analysis of religion as a social institution. Focus is on the influence that religion has on American society, religious movements, norms, symbols, and the social manifestations of religious observable facts. Field trips may be required.

SOC 12  Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: (SOC 1 or SOC 1H) and (SOC 25 or PSYC 10 or MATH 110 or MATH 110H or MATH 110S) and Eligibility for ENGL 68

Students examine fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways in which sociologists gather, evaluate, and critique social data. Includes attention to the nature of theory, hypotheses, variables, and ethics of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools, including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research. Computer applications recommended.

SOC 14  Marriage and the Family

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOCI 130)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Sociological functions of dating, engagement, weddings, marriage, and the family. Focuses on influences and theories of mate selection, love, and interpersonal attraction. Covers trends and changes in marriage, the family, and gender roles. Explores different types of families and family patterns.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730432SOC:14MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmJ. Moss26D-2491

SOC 14H  Marriage and the Family - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOCI 130)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Honors Program.

Sociological functions of dating, engagement, weddings, marriage, and the family. Focuses on influences and theories of mate selection, love, and interpersonal attraction. Covers trends and changes in marriage, the family, and gender roles. Explores different types of families and family patterns. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 14 and SOC 14H.

SOC 15  Child Development

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Theoretical aspects of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception through adolescence. Requires observation of children.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730581SOC:15MTWR8:00am - 10:05amJ. Coronel26D-2491

SOC 20  Sociology of Ethnic Relations

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOCI 150)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. and social factors leading to prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes. Four major ethnic groups (Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos) examined with emphasis placed on historical experiences, contemporary circumstances and future trends.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730433SOC:20MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmJ. Gatillon26A-2690

SOC 20H  Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: SOCI 150)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. and social factors leading to prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes. Four major ethnic groups (Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos) examined with emphasis placed on historical experiences, contemporary circumstances and future trends. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 20 and SOC 20H.

SOC 23  Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: (SOC 1 or SOC 1H) and eligibility for MATH 110

Basic statistical methods and analyses commonly used in sociological research. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics usually include levels and types of measurement; measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal, t, and chi-square distributions; probability and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression. Computers and calculators will be utilized. Data sets will be problems from the various social sciences.

SOC 25  Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: (SOC 1 or SOC 1H) and eligibility for MATH 110

Basic statistical methods and analyses commonly used in sociological research. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics usually include levels and types of measurement; measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal, t, and chi-square distributions; probability and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression. Computers and calculators will be utilized. Data sets will be problems from the various social sciences.

SOC 36  Asian American Communities

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

A socio-cultural study of Asian Americans that includes race, class, and gender. Explores the contemporary experiences of peoples originating in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia. Emphasizes social structure, social change, and offers a theoretical framework for analysis.

SOC 40  Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: SOC 1 OR SOC 1H (taken prior or concurrently), and eligibility for ENGL 1A (taken prior or concurrently)

Sociological analysis of the social construction of gender, masculinity, and femininity historically and cross-culturally. Examines the debates on sex and gender. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices. This course focuses on macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and microanalyses of how individuals are socialized and how they practice gender.

SOC 40H  Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
Advisory: SOC 1 OR SOC 1H (taken prior or concurrently)

Sociological analysis of the social construction of gender, masculinity, and femininity historically and cross-culturally. Examines the debates on sex and gender. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices. This course focuses on macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and microanalyses of how individuals are socialized and how they practice gender. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 40 and SOC 40H.

SOC 99  Special Projects in Sociology

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   

Offers students recognition for their academic interests in sociology and the opportunity to explore the discipline of sociology to greater depth. The content of the course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration.

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