Sociology Courses

SOCI 1: Introduction to Sociology

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 & 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 (and related “isms”); 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

SOCI 2: Social Problems

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 115

This sociology course empirically identifies and analyzes contemporary social problems, with emphases on global dynamics, cross-cultural comparisons, and the U.S. context. Foci include the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, specific problem causes and consequences, evaluations of proposed solutions and methods of intervention. A fairly comprehensive overview is attempted with topical emphases varying with the salience of specific current events, policy debates, and emerging social trends. Pass/No Pass Option

SOCI 3: Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective

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.

SOCI 20: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

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, ethnicity, and racism empirically -- addressing global dynamics, cross-cultural comparisons, and U.S. minorities. The course focuses on social interaction patterns and social structures – including economic, political, educational, religious and other cultural institutions – that support or challenge racism, stratification, and inequality across the U.S. and the globe. It assesses efforts to promote racial harmony. Satisfies 3-unit Intercultural Studies requirement. Pass/No Pass Option

SOCI 28: Sociology of Gender

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 historically and cross-culturally. It examines the debates on sex and gender. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change 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

SOCI 40: Marriage and Family

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID SOCI 130

Empirical sociological analysis of family, marriage, dating, and mate selection. Historical changes will be compared with the more recent trends in family form, problems, size, and sociological functions. Emphases will include interrelationships of family and other social institutions, gender roles, gays and lesbians, members of multiply disadvantaged minorities, other forms of inequality and discrimination, global/cross-cultural perspectives, and science literacy.

SOCI 45: Sociology of Human Sexuality

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 130

Introduction to Human Sexuality This course is an introductory overview of the field of human sexuality. The course will examine the interplay of the sociological/socio-cultural perspective with psychological, biological, historical, technological, and other factors in human sexuality. Students will be encouraged to become aware of their own sexual attitudes, values, and behaviors and to evaluate the consistency of their behaviors within their own moral frameworks, and in the context of larger groups, society, and the world. Current sex norms, trends and various aspects of interpersonal and individual sexual adjustment will be explored as they relate to larger social structures, institutions and processes. Empirical investigation and evidence will be emphasized and evaluated. Particular focus will be placed on global/cross-cultural/comparative analyses.

last published: 5/31/18