Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI-101  Principles of Sociology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is the scientific study of human society and behavior in social settings. It surveys the basic characteristics and dynamics of society and culture from the sociological perspective. Topics for this course include culture, socialization and personality development, social interaction, deviance, group dynamics, social structure, social institutions, inequality, social change and collective behavior.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-101H  Honors Principles of Sociology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is the scientific study of human society and behavior in social settings. It surveys the basic characteristics and dynamics of society and culture from the sociological perspective. Topics for this course include culture, socialization and personality development, social interaction, deviance, group dynamics, social structure, social institutions, inequality, social change and collective behavior.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-102  Contemporary Social Problems  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines major sociological theories and concepts of contemporary social problems, their emergence, social construction and analysis. Emphasis areas will incorporate characteristics of societal trends that contribute to the emergence of social problems, the influence of social problems on groups and institutions and the potential for social change or resolution.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 115

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-103  Marriage and the Family  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an analysis and exploration of the contemporary American family and intimate relationships with comparisons of family structures in the US and abroad. This course will examine the research, data, practices and methods of developing intimate relationships in the social atmosphere.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 130

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-105  Social Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course involves the analysis of relationships between the behavior of individuals and the structure, functions, and processes of society. Topics to be covered in this course include: attitude formation and change, beliefs, attribution, social persuasion, social facilitation, group influences, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, and conflict. *Cross-listed as PSYC-105.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 170

IGETC Area(s): 4I, 4J

CSU Area(s): D0, D9

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-105H  Honors Social Psychology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course involves the analysis of relationships between the behavior of individuals and the structure, functions, and processes of society. Topics to be covered in this course include: attitude formation and change, beliefs, attribution, social persuasion, social facilitation, group influences, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, and conflict. *Cross-listed as PSYC-105H.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 170

IGETC Area(s): 4I, 4J

CSU Area(s): D9, D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-106  Intercultural Relations  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course incorporates the analysis, functions, and significance of culture in intergroup and intragroup relations among various racial/ethnic, sex/gender, social class, religious and ability groups in the United States and selected countries around the world.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-108  Human Sexuality  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course helps students better understand human sexuality in relation to oneself and society in general. To achieve this a multi-disciplinary approach will be taken with perspectives in sociology, medical/biology, psychology, and anthropology, giving students an opportunity to learn basic academic requirements as well as making decisions concerning their personal sexual lives.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PSY 130

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-110  Media and Society  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores the sociological evolution of contemporary mass media including television, film, and publishing industries, as well as the virtual communities of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Media and society incorporates the exploration of the effects and significance of mass media in society with emphasis on mass media representations of various cultures and subcultures in the United States and abroad.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-112  Gender and Social Interaction  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores the micro-social and structural aspects of gender both in the U.S. and around the world. Micro-social aspects include the construction of gender roles and interpersonal communications, interactions and relationships. Structural aspects include analyses of the economic and political aspects of gender, the representation of gender in the media, differential access issues, and the effects on individual opportunity. *Cross-listed as PSYC-112.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 140

CSU Area(s): D4, D7, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-115  Contemporary Chicano in Society  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines the sociological constructs of contemporary Chicanos/as in the United States from the 1930s to present. The sociopolitical, sociocultural and general sociological relationships between Chicanos/as and social institutions in addition to intra/interethnic dynamics are explored using established sociological concepts, theories and methodologies. An in-depth evaluation of social movements, gender roles, racial identity, identity formation, social class, and socialization agents allows students to develop sociological interpretations of Chicano/a experiences in the United States.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0, D3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

SOCI-121  Statistics for Behavioral Sciences  

3 Units (LEC 40-45, LBE 24-27)

This course covers introductory statistics, emphasizing appropriate applications of statistics in social science research. Topics include basic research design, probability and sampling distributions, descriptive and inferential statistics including Z scores; linear correlation; regression; t-tests; analysis of variance; and chi-square. Students complete psychological experiments, using appropriate technology (e.g., SPSS) to analyze data and report results using APA style. Transfer credit for MATH 140 or BIOL 201 may not be available if taken after PSYC 121. *Cross-listed as PSYC-121.

Prerequisite: MATH-096 or MATH-096B or MATH-094 or MATH-060 (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 125

IGETC Area(s): 2A

CSU Area(s): B4

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS G

SOCI-125  Crime and Society  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines crime in American society. The criminalization of behavior, criminal enforcement the judiciary, crime prevention, diverse cultures and their relationship to demographic characteristics and other societal institutions will be examined in-depth using established sociological concepts, theories and research methodologies. An evaluation of groups and institutions (political, legal, religious, familial, mass media) is central to the characterization and study of criminology and allows students to develop sociological interpretations of Criminology in American society.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 160

IGETC Area(s): 4J

CSU Area(s): D0

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

SOCI-299  Special Projects: Sociology  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Sociology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only