This course is designed to examine how social forces affect human behavior. The student classifies, discusses, and analyzes the major social forces such as socialization, culture, class inequality and differences, ethnic and racial relations, sex and gender, sexual orientation, age and aging, disabilities, economic and political institutions, education, family, religion, deviance, and social change. (UC, CSU, CAN SOC 2)
This course is designed to focus attention on the social problems which grow out of rapid social and cultural change. Among topics considered are family disorganization, economic insecurity, juvenile delinquency and adult criminality, physical and mental ill health, racial discrimination, international tensions, and education. (UC, CSU, CAN SOC 4)
This course is designed to address the sociology of family and the social processes of family organization. Topics in the corse include the diverse forms of the family found worldwide, family connections to the economy, marriage and divorce trends, myths about the declining family and "family values," and the realities of families living in poverty. The course examines the social, economic, gendered, and racial experiences of families in the U.S. The main goal of the course is to develop a sociological understanding of family as a social institution. (CSU)
This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of sociology not already covered by existing curricula. (CSU)
This course is designed to explore the origin and development of the religious, political, economic, social, and historical forces which have contributed to the emergence of social welfare as an institution in America. It is intended for the social worker major or those with particular interest in social welfare. (UC, CSU)
This course is designed to examine changing sex roles in contemporary society, with a special emphasis on gender in the United States. The context of a historical and comparative analysis of men and women's varying roles, statuses, and life chances is explored. Social problems, such as domestic violence, economic and social discrimination, are also examined. This course also addresses the feminist movement, the men's movement and the conservative backlash to feminism. (UC, CSU)
This course is designed to examine social inequality and stratification from a theoretical and comparative perspective, but with an emphasis on the United States. The student discusses and analyzes types of inequality, such as age and gender inequality, and types of stratification, including racial, ethnic, and class stratification. The experiences of many racial and ethnic groups are addressed, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Americans of European descent. (UC, CSU)
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to have on-the-job learning experiences in human service agencies. The student observes professional staff working with clients in public agencies. One hour in class is required each week to integrate practical experiences with theory learned in sociology courses. (CSU)
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to have guided experiences in human service agencies. The student observes professional staff working with clients in public agencies and engages in supervised internship at a social service agency. One hour in class is required each week to integrate practical experiences with theory learned in psychology and sociology courses. (CSU)
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson; SOCIO 1A or 1B with a grade of "B" or better.
This course is designed to allow the qualified student to do advanced work in the field. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (CSU)
This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of sociology not covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.