SOCIO-100                     Topics in Sociology

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in Sociology.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

SOCIO-220                     Introduction to Sociology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D0-Sociology and Criminology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4J-Sociology & Criminology. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

This course presents a broad, introductory overview of society today from various angles of investigation, and examines how morality and personality are shaped by the community, how role-playing and status structures keep society working and predictable, and how institutions such as the family and religion meet important human needs.Also included will be an analysis of the social class system, the exercise of power, role relations, problems of population pressures on the environment, and the search for community.This is an ideal course for the beginning student.

 

SOCIO-221 Social Problems

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D0-Sociology and Criminology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4J-Sociology & Criminology. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format

The course presents a broad introductory overview of contemporary social problems.Using a variety of sociological perspectives, students will analyze, critique, and propose solutions to social problems.Topics to be discussed include: the three core sociological theoretical perspectives; sociological methods; social institutions such as government, the economy, the family, health-care systems, and education; social inequality such as racism, poverty, and sexism; unconventional or deviant behavior in the form of crime and delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse, pornography and the sex trade; and global concerns such as violence, war, and terrorism. This course will also examine the impact of social problems on racial and ethnic groups with roots in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Europe, Central America, North America, and South America. Additionally, this course will address conceptual issues relevant to understanding ethnicity, culture, and pluralism and their influences upon the ways that people in the United States of America think about themselves and approach issues and problems that confront their society. Comparative analyses of social problems as they relate to various cultural groups, such as African, European, Asian, and Latino, will be emphasized.

 

SOCIO-222            Introduction to Research Methods

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D0-Sociology & Criminal Justice and the IGETC for Area 4J: Sociology & Criminal Justice.

This course examines fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways sociologists think critically. It also includes attention to the nature of theory, hypothesis, variables, and ethics of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools includes logic and research designs, such as the survey, observation, experiment, secondary data analysis, case study, and comparative historical research.

 

 

SOCIO-225                     Sociology of African Americans

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D0-Sociology, Criminology, and D3-Ethnic Studies, the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4C-Ethnic Studies and Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4J-Sociology & Criminology.

This course presents a sociological analysis of African American societies in the United States.Topics include political, economic, religious, judicial and familiar organizations of African American communities, the effects of the dominant society on these institutions, and recent African American socio-political movements.

 

SOCIO-234                     Introduction to Statistics in the Social Sciences

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of statistics and probability with an emphasis on collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Topics include sample design; random numbers; histograms and frequency distributions; measures of central tendency; dispersion and position; normal and standard normal distributions; correlation and regression coefficients; contingency tables; introductory probability; scatter-plots, time lines, and recoding and transforming variables.

 

SOCIO-236                     Sociology of Sport

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

This course covers sociological aspects of the study of sports. Sociological theories and concepts will be used to examine individual and group behavior in sports with an emphasis on social interaction. This course also examines the ways in which sports have impacted various groups in the United States of America. Topics include the sociological imagination; sociological theory; sociological research methods; and the role of sport sociologists.

 

SOCIO-245                     Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D0-Sociology and Criminology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4J-Sociology & Criminology.

This course is a study of the ideas, values, norms, ideologies, attitudes, beliefs, and systems that are used to produce and answer questions about race and ethnicity. The course will cover the historical development of the concepts of race and ethnicity as well as investigate and analyze their contemporary usage. This course will also include the comparative analysis of racial and ethnic groups with roots in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Europe, Central America, North America, and South America.

 

SOCIO-250                     Critical Thinking About Social and Cultural Issues

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D0-Sociology and Criminology, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4J-Sociology & Criminology.

This course presents an introduction to sociological theory, a discussion of cultural problems and issues, and their social implications. This course examines critical reasoning in sociology as a process of questioning, analyzing and evaluating oral and written ideas, concepts, and interpretations of the political, economic and social issues and patterns found in human societies. This process will include an introduction to the principles of logic, the structure of language the scientific method, and prevailing theoretical models in sociology. Specific writing skills will be developed through a series ofincreasingly complex analytical essays and through instruction in metaphor, analogy, comparing and contrasting, the nature of evidence, as well as essay structure and expression. The goal is for students to learn how to identify sociological viewpoints, together and analyze sociological information, to recognize sociological relationships and patterns, and to see the relevancy of sociological insights and theories as a background for understanding current events and issues.

 

SOCIO-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Sociology under the direction of an instructor.

 

SOCIO-300 Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 5.4-72 hours of lecture and/or 10.8-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines. In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience.Petition to repeat for maximum units.