Academic Catalogs

Sociology (SOC)

SOC A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Sociology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Topics typically include the analysis and explanation of social structure, group dynamics, socialization and the self, social stratification, culture and diversity, social change, and global dynamics. Course objectives include the ability to apply sociological ideas to everyday life. C-ID: SOCI 110.

SOC A100H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Sociology Honors  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

The study of social interrelationships and human group organization. Attention is given to the foundations of society, culture, group organization, social differentiation, and the methods of sociological study. Emphasis is on American social institutions. C-ID: SOCI 110.

SOC A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Dating, Relationships, and Marriage  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. CSU; UC.

The sociological analysis of the structures and functions of dating, relationships, marriage and family . Emphasis on sociological theory and research on kinship systems, components of mate selection, intimate relationships, marriage patterns and child-rearing practices. The family is examined from historical, cultural, and global perspectives and in relation to social change. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. C-ID: SOCI 130.

SOC A1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Multicultural approaches to cultural diversity including immigration policy, affirmative action, and bilingual debates. Intercultural comparisons including Native American, African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, and European American cultural traditions. Social science theories and methodologies for development of positive intercultural relationships. Same as ANTH A150. Students completing SOC A150 may not receive credit for ANTH A150. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: SOCI 150.

SOC A1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Analysis of Social Problems  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

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. C-ID: SOCI 115.

SOC A185H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Analysis of Social Problems Honors  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

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. C-ID: SOCI 115.

SOC A2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Research Methods  
Prerequisite(s): SOC A100 or SOC A100H.
Advisory: MATH A160 or PSYC A160.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

Introduces basic steps in the research process and/or basic steps in critically evaluating discussions on social issues using a variety of research methodologies. Emphasizes the scientific investigation of social subject matter. C-ID: SOCI 120.