Academic Catalogs

Sociology (SOC)

SOC C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Sociology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Introduction to the scientific study of human society and social behavior, including analysis of social interrelationships and human group organization, culture, social differentiation, and social institutions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SOCI 110.

SOC C1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Marriage and Family  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A study of the family as a social institution. Examines the process of family development including dating, courtship, engagement, mate selection, marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Crises and challenges facing families today will be examined from a sociological perspective. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SOCI 130.

SOC C1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Gerontology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations (see counselor).

A multidisciplinary overview of the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of the aging process. This course is identical to GERO C121. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

SOC C1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Globalization and Social Change  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course evaluates the social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental changes brought about by globalization. The course will deal with issues such as outsourcing, immigration, economic development, and terrorism. The arguments and theories for and against globalization will be studied in depth and supplemented with empirical examples. Students will learn to understand how globalization is impacting their country, community, and ultimately themselves. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

SOC C1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Analysis of Social Problems  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass, Conversion

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An analysis of contemporary social problems. Topics include global ecology, political economy, sexual behavior, drug use, racism, sexism, ageism, education, environment, health issues, crime, and violence. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SOCI 115.

SOC C2333 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly SOC C133. Sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. Examines the cultural, political, and economic practices and institutions that support or challenge racism and racial and ethnic inequalities as well as historical and contemporary patterns of interaction between various racial and ethnic groups. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SOCI 150.

SOC C2453 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Perspectives of Sex and Gender  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly SOC C145. Sociological analysis of the social construction of gender, masculinity, and femininity historically and cross-culturally. It examines the debates on sex and gender. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices. It focuses on macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and microanalyses of how individuals are socialized and how they live and practice gender. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SOCI 140.