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Sociology

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

SOC 300 Introductory Sociology

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID SOCI 110

This course is a study of human behavior in society, including social groups, culture, personality, social stratification, social change, collective behavior and social institutions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: Develop the ability to analyze everyday experience from a sociological perspective.

SOC 301 Social Problems

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID SOCI 115

This course is a survey of social problems in American society. It will examine their causes and evaluate proposed solutions. A special emphasis will be placed on local issues.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: Demonstrate an ability to analyze contemporary social problems which exists in society.

SOC 302 Introduction to Social Research Methods

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: SOC 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) or ESLW 340 and STAT 300 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID SOCI 120

This course examines theoretical and ethical principles in social science research with an applied emphasis on research design, utilization of qualitative and quantitative techniques, data coding, data cleaning and organization, descriptive and inferential analysis, and the writing of research reports. Students will be introduced to the application of statistical software for quantitative areas of course work.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: Develop the ability to analyze and apply scientific research methods from a sociological perspective.

SOC 305 Critical Thinking in the Social Sciences

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300 or the equivalent

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course examines the definitional and contextual nature of social issues. It develops a "critical thinking" approach which integrates interdisciplinary principles and incorporates a comparative framework utilizing literary criticism, logic, argumentation, and persuasion to analyze and compare the content and validity of social problems. This course specifically explores how the media and scientific community collect, interpret, and report social data. Combining critical thinking techniques with the sociological perspective will help students to question the "taken-for-granted" assumptions that surround social phenomena and influence human behavior.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate an ability to identify and apply the principles and logic of social science research methods (SLO1).

SOC 310 Marriage and the Family

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID SOCI 130

This course will examine the social, psychological, cross-cultural, political, historical and economic factors relating to the changing family, marriage, remarriage and significant relationships. The intersection of race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, and sexuality will be explored.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES RELATING TO THE SOCIAL INSTITUTION OF THE FAMILY.

SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID SOCI 150

This course is a social profile of major American minority groups. It examines the problems of minority assimilation into an "open" society and culture.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Explain how an individual's race or ethnicity can affect the quality of their interactions in social structures throughout the larger society.

SOC 341 Sex and Gender in the U.S.

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID SOCI 140

This course provides a study of the changing roles of women and men in the US. Theories of women's and men's gender role socialization, gender related inequalities, health and body issues, and a current examination of the women's and men's movements will be explored.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Articulate the general principles of biological, psychological, anthropological, and sociological theories to the study of sex and gender.

SOC 495 Independent Studies in Sociology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).