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Sociology (SOC Courses)

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: SOC 110
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey course in the science of society, which examines major sociological, processes and structures with particular attention to American society. Emphases are placed upon basic sociological concepts, social institutions, social issues, and the connections between individual consciousness and the broader socio-historical context.

SOC 102 Social Problems

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: SOC 115
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey and analysis of ethnic groups and their relations in the United States including the stratification systems, prejudice and discrimination.

SOC 104 Social Science Research Methods

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: SOC 120
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to sociological/psychological research methods. Presents the research process from topic selection through data collection for a variety of methods such as surveys, experiments, in-depth interviews, content analysis and comparative/historical research. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Psychology 104. (F,S)

SOC 106 Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
An overview of the role of alcohol and other drugs in society with emphasis on such topics as patterns of use; major categories of drugs; explanations of use, abuse and dependency; as well as prevention, intervention, and treatment. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Human Services 106 or Psychology 106. (F,S)

SOC 110 Introduction to Marriage & Family

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: SOC 130
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of today's family from a sociological perspective. An overview of intimate relationships, including love, sex, gender roles, dating, forming partnerships, marriage, parenting, family values, and cultural differences is presented.

SOC 120 Race and Ethnic Relations

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: SOC 150
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey and analysis of ethnic groups and their relations in the United States including the stratification systems, prejudice, and discrimination.

SOC 122 Sociology of the Hispanic Culture

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A sociological exploration of the Hispanic culture which includes their educational, political and economic status. Emphasis will be on immigration patterns, culture, images, cultural values, social images, assimilation patterns and pluralism. Hispanic groups to be studied will include Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans.(F,S)

SOC 155 Media and Society

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of the complex interaction between the mass media and individuals, culture and other social institutions. While focused on the United States, the issue of an increasingly globalized mass media and the emergence of global culture is also addressed. Topics include the effects of mass media on pubic opinion and popular culture; the various racial, ethnic and gender stereotypes in the mass media; the ways in which politics affects and is affected by mass communication; the consequences of privately owned media; the major changes in technologies; and the emergence and growth of a “global culture” based on media technology and organizations.

SOC 160 Cities and Urban Life

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course is an introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of urban studies. Taking advantage of the contributions made by disciplines such as history, sociology, economics, psychology, political science, architecture and planning, the course explores the following topics: The origin of cities; the physical, social and cultural characteristics of cities and metropolises; the complexity, richness and challenges of everyday life in urban society; the social problems that plague urban America; and the various strategies being used to solve urban problems and enhance the metropolitan experience. The focus of the course is primarily (although not exclusively) the United States, and special attention is given to issues of class, race and gender.