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Sociology

Sociology Courses

SOC 1 PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY 3 UNITS

The sociological perspective: scientific study of human interaction and society as a whole with emphasis on impact of groups on social behavior; systematic examination of culture and social organization, and methodology. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU; UC; CSU GE: DO; IGETC: 4J Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

SOC 3 AMERICAN CULTURAL AND RACIAL MINORITIES 3 UNITS

Analysis of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. Includes race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping, as well as theories and patterns of intergroup relations. Focus on contemporary minorities; African Americans, Chicano/Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Strongly recommended: Sociology 1 or Anthropology 3 or Psychology 1. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: DO; IGETC: 4J Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

SOC 4 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS 1 UNIT

Sociological perspective of the family, including mate selection, marital roles, marital adjustment, sexual adjustment, reproduction, child rearing, marital dissolution, and problems associated with the family in modern industrial society. Emphasis on methodology of family investigation. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: DO; IGETC: 4J Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

SOC 5 GLOBAL CHANGE 3 UNITS

This course looks at the economic and political forces that have led to rapid changes in global interaction and culture over the past century, with special emphasis on the last twenty years. It explores the issues of nationalism, global citizenry, state violence, terrorism, the global economy, migration, the threatened environment, technology, and the role of multinational media industries on culture. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D7; IGETC: 4G Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

SOC 6 SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3 UNITS

This course takes an in-depth look at selected social problems from a sociological perspective. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Each class will cover at least one of each of the following: a social problem dealing with social inequality, a social problem of national concern, and a social problem of global concern. Current topics include: the current trend of "wilding" behavior by individuals and institutions, the growth of inner cities, the social consequences of the globalization of labor, and terrorism. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: DO; IGETC: 4J Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

SOC 7 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY 3 UNITS

This course looks at the social forces that influence, and are influenced by, our construction of sexuality. Topics covered include: the social construction of the erotic, the creation of sexual identities, gender and sexuality, religion and sexuality, sexual commerce, and global issues such as birth control and STDs. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

SOC 11 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER 3 UNITS

This course examines the social construction of masculinity and femininity historically and cross-culturally. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and performance. This class focus includes both macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and micro-analyses of how individuals "do" or practice gender. Topics include: work, violence, sexual roles, early childhood socialization, and the impact of media images. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: DO; IGETC: 4J Degree Applicable,Credit Grading Option: OP

Sociology

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