Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101 | Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

SOC 102 | Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines social institutions and organizations from the macro perspective. Emphasizes issues of social change, demography, social movements, and conflicts and trends within education, religion, family, political, and economic structures. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

SOC 201 | Introduction to Gerontology

Lecture Credit: 3

Acquaints students with the major issues and concepts pertinent to the field of gerontology. The course introduces various theoretical perspectives on aging, the changing trends in life expectancy and other demographic considerations, and the interrelationship between elders and key social institutions. It provides an overview of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional factors associated with aging.

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 203 | Urban Socio-Anthropology

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines how cities and city life are shaped by cultural, social, political, and economic forces operating at many different levels. Aditionally, SOC 203 examines the history and theoretical roots of urban anthropology and sociology, ethnographic fieldwork in urban environment, and urban social organization in cross-cultural perspectives.

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and ANT 101, SOC 101, or SOC 102 with grade of C or better

SOC 205 | Sociology of Family Dynamics: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Develops an understanding of marriage, family and kinship. It examines the family as an institution and how social, cultural and personal factors influence family relations. The stability and diversity of the family will be explored, along with current trends and some alternative life styles. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with grade of C or better

SOC 207 | Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examination of humans and the environment from an ecological perspective. Focuses on industrial and economic growth versus sustainability, natural resources development and management, environmental values and social movements, and comparative perspectives on people's relationship to the environment. Review of the "Green" movement and other environmental movements and their impacts upon social dynamics, the environment, and the evolution of social movements. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 215 | Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Explores current social issues that result in societal problems. It focuses on such issues as civil liberties, gender discrimination, substance abuse, crime, poverty, and social change. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 216 | Sociology Of Gender: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Gives students the theoretical and factual background necessary to understand the phenomenon of gender stratification in American and other cultures. Students will be exposed to a history of gender stratification in human societies, theoretical explanations for this and insights into the consequences of gender differentiation in our world today. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 218 | Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Explores the variety of intergroup relations regardng race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other diversity issues. Patterns of prejudice, discrimination and possible solutions to these issues will be addressed. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 220 | Sociology of Religion: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an introduction to the sociology of religion, including a comparative and critical examination of world religions, by focusing on sociological interpretation and explanation of the role of religion in human culture. The interaction between society and religion is thus examined as are a wide variety of religious beliefs and practices. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 223 | Chicanos in a Changing Society

Lecture Credit: 3

Explores the lives and roles of Chicanos and Chicanas (Americans of Mexican descent). It introduces students to the Chicano community, its historical, political and social development. It explores the ways in which Chicano communities interrelate with Anglo and multicultural societies as well as its future prospects.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

SOC 231 | Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the nature, identification, and explanation of deviant categories. Theories, and philosophies as well as methods of treatment related to deviancy will also be considered. The course will study society`s attempts to control, change, and institutionalize those acts, individuals or groups that a population may deem unacceptable. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 237 | Sociology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an opportunity to familiarize students and professionals with the needs and issues surrounding dying and death. This course will provide sociological, psychological, religious, historical and anthropological perspectives for interpreting contemporary American customs dealing with dying, death and bereavement. We will examine the professions associated with death and dying, such as hospice, funeral and crematory institutions, and medical care. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and ANT 101, PSY 101, PSY 102, SOC 101, or SOC 102 with a grade of C or better

SOC 265 | Violence and Culture

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the concepts, relationships, organizations, and research as they relate to violence in multiple cultural settings. SOC 265 assists in developing an understanding of societal and institutional causes of violence; explores resources for intervention and treatment; and provides service learning applications in violence assessment, treatment, and victim assistance.

Prerequisite: ENG 121; and ANT 101 or SOC 101 with a grade of C or better

SOC 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

SOC 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better