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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

SOC 121 Introduction to Sociology

This course is an introductory analysis and description of structure and dynamics of human behavior in our society. Students will apply the scientific method to the observation and conceptualization of social roles, status, and culture. Processes in socialization, intergroup and collective behavior, and specific analysis of major institutions and social changes are considered.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SOC 121 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SOC
  • Units:
    3.00

SOC 222 Social Problems

This course introduces students to sociological perspectives on contemporary social problems. It examines competing definitions of social problems and conceptualizations of how social problems develop over time. The major research methods and theoretical traditions sociologists use to study social problems are presented. The course also analyzes research about contemporary social problems and evaluates social policies aimed at combating these problems.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: SOC 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SOC 222 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SOC
  • Units:
    3.00

SOC 223 Deviance

This course examines the sociological study of the origins, causes, and control of deviance and deviant behavior. It also considers deviance as a labeling process. Course emphasis is placed on individual and group deviance, resulting from societal norms and values. Some areas to be covered are: drug use, sexual deviance, criminal behavior, marginal deviance, and career deviance.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: SOC 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SOC 223 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SOC
  • Units:
    3.00

SOC 224 Sociology of the Family

This course provides an understanding of sociological concepts, theories, and research methods in relation to marriage and family issues. It explores the influence of contemporary society on family life and offers a historical analysis on how marriages and families have changed over time. The course also introduces students to a cross-cultural comparison of marriages and families throughout the world and diverse family forms. Special emphasis is placed on topics concerning home life such as: balancing work and family, parent and child relationships, dating, marriage and divorce.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: SOC 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SOC 224 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SOC
  • Units:
    3.00

SOC 225 Class, Race, and Gender

This course uses various sociological perspectives to examine how class, race, and gender structure individual and group access to power, resources, opportunities, and prestige. It examines how these socially constructed categories provide identity and meaning that shape social interaction and institutional structure and practice. Classical and contemporary theoretical and empirical models demonstrate how the intersection of these major dimensions of inequality represent a source of opportunity and privilege, while simultaneously contributing to the reproduction of social inequality.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: SOC 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SOC 225 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SOC
  • Units:
    3.00

SOC 229 Sex, Gender, and Power

This course will examine the major sociological concepts, theories, and research methods in relation to gender issues. It will explore the development of gender roles cross-culturally, as well as the consequences of dividing society along gender lines. Topics for discussion may include: gender role socialization, cross-cultural definitions of gender, underrepresentation on the basis of gender, gender differences in communication, gender issues in relation to the family, workplace, and schools, media images of men and women, and gender-based violence.
GXS 229 and SOC 229 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: SOC 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open SOC 229 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    SOC
  • Units:
    3.00


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