Sociology (SOC)

SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: SOC 001H
Sociology 1 is an introductory study covering basic concepts, principles, methods, and theoretical perspectives of sociology. Topics include culture, personality, social inequality, diversity, institutions, population and ecology, and social change. Course objectives include the ability to apply sociological principles to everyday life. Approved for Distance Learning format. (C-ID SOCI110)
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
SOC 002 Social Problems 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An identification and analysis of contemporary social problems including (1) the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, (2) their causes and consequences, (3) evaluations of proposed solutions, and (4) methods of intervention. Topics will vary. (C-ID SOCI115)
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
SOC 010 Sociology of Gender 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: SOC 110
This course explores the social construction of feminine and masculine identities both historically and in cross-cultural contexts and explores both the macro sociological understanding of gender as well as the micro level analysis of how individuals "do" gender. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices. (C-ID SOCI140)
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better.
SOC 026 Marriage and Family Life 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: CFS 026
A sociological analysis of the family, including historical and recent changes, present nature and the socio-cultural and economic forces shaping these changes. Including this analysis, the following topics will be covered: dating and mate-selection, communication conflict resolution, dual career families, human sexuality, family planning, parenthood, divorce and remarriage, changing gender roles and family economics. (C-ID SOCI130)
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.
SOC 043 Sociology of Deviance 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: SOC 143
Students in this course will examine rule breaking behavior and society's responses to it. The course considers deviance as a social phenomenon, cause, consequences and methods of social control.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures