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The following Sociology courses are offered:

SOC 300     Introductory Sociology    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course introduces the social and cultural bases that impact human behavior, social interaction, and life opportunities. This course will cover sociological concepts, theoretical approaches, and major fields of sociological inquiry including culture, socialization, social structures and institutions, inequalities and stratification, deviance, and social change.  (C-ID SOCI 110) 

SOC 301     Social Problems    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course investigates current social problems in the United States. It examines these problems through sociological and ideological perspectives and evaluates how these perspectives influence both definitions of problems as well as proposed solutions. Topics include: racism, economic inequality, sexism and heterosexism, as well as problems arising in the areas of education, marriage and family, crime, health and healthcare, and the environment. Particular attention is paid to the impact of media on perceptions of social problems. (C-ID SOCI 115) 

SOC 310     Marriage and the Family    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D7; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course examines the social, historical, cultural, and structural factors that impact families and influence societal definitions and expectations of the concepts of marriage and family. This course also examines the internal dynamics of families, as well as the ways in which they are shaped by the hierarchies of the larger social world. Gender roles and expectations, media impact, intimacy, violence in families, parenting, and public policies are also explored. Special emphasis will be placed on the diversity of families and family forms. (C-ID SOCI 130)   

SOC 321     Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States    
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course uses the sociological perspective to examine the relationship between race, ethnicity, and inequality in the U.S. and covers topics including: prejudice, discrimination, ethnocentrism, individual and institutional racism, privilege, assimilation, civil rights, and other related issues. This course includes an analysis of the social and historical experiences of major minority groups in the U.S. and how these experiences impact current socioeconomic conditions.  (C-ID SOCI 150) 

SOC 495     Independent Studies in Sociology    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

SOC 499     Experimental Offering in Sociology    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

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