Sociology Courses

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 110

This course is an introduction to the field of sociology as a scientific discipline; emphases on global studies, cross-cultural analysis, and American cultural diversity in terms of cultural heritage and national origin, race/color/ethnicity, social class, gender/sexuality/women’s studies, family structure, age, ability, religion, language, and sensitivity to all other forms of social and cultural diversity; examination of human societies from various sociological perspectives; analysis of the relationship between personality development and the sociocultural environment; the comparative presentation of social institutions and possible influences on behavior. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 115

This social problems course identifies and analyzes contemporary social problems, with emphases on the U.S., cross-cultural comparisons, and globally. The course focuses on the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, identifying the causes of various social problems and consequences, and evaluating proposed solutions. The course provides a comprehensive overview in current events, policy debates, and emerging social trends. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

As an honors course, the course focuses on critically analyzing sociological literature and research specific sociological topics, identifies and analyzes contemporary social problems, with emphases on the U.S., cross-cultural comparisons, and globally. The course focuses on the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, identifying the causes of various social problems and consequences, and evaluating proposed solutions. The course provides a comprehensive overview in current events, policy debates, and emerging social trends. This honors course emphasizes on analytical writing and exploring the field through reading primary sociological research.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 170

This course considers how human interactions, social situations and other social environment factors impact individual human behavior, thoughts, feelings and the dynamics of groups. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group are examined. Students are encouraged to practice applying insights to social problems and day-to-day issues in their own lives. Emphasized topics include impression formation and management, self as socially constructed product of society, aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: SOCI 1

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This research methods course examines fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways in which sociologists and social scientists gather, evaluate, and critique social data. The course goes into detail about the roles of theories, hypotheses, variables, and ethics of research. The course also focuses on the application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research and basic statistical analysis. Computer statistical applications is required for the course. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 150

This sociology course analyzes race and ethnicity by addressing global dynamics, cross-cultural comparisons, and U.S. minorities. The course focuses on social interactional patterns and social structures, including economic, political, educational, religious, and other social institutions – that support or challenge racism, stratification, and inequality across the U.S. and globally. The course assesses efforts to promote racial harmony and solutions to address racial/ethnic inequality. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 140

The course pursues sociological analyses of the social construction of masculinity and femininity cross-culturally. It examines the debates on gender. It analyzes the impact of social, economic, and political changes on gender expectations and practices. It focuses macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and micro-analyses of how individuals are socialized and how they “do” and practice gender. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 130

This course addresses empirical sociological analysis of family, marriage, dating, and mate selection. Historical changes are compared with the more recent trends in family form, problems, size, and sociological functions. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 130

The course examines the interplay of the sociological/ sociocultural perspective with psychological, biological, historical, technological, and other factors in human sexuality. Current sex norms, trends and various aspects of interpersonal and individual sexual adjustment are explored as they relate to larger social structures, institutions and processes. Pass/No Pass Option

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