Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Sociology

P101 – The Social World 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. As a survey course, The Social World provides an introduction to the discipline of sociology. This course examines the human experience as it emerges in groups by exploring fundamental concepts related to the study of modern societies, including social institutions, social structure, culture, social power, social class and social change. The course will familiarize students with the major contributors, theories, and methods of the discipline and students will learn about them as they collect their own data and analyze it in the context of their readings. The course is approved for pass/no-pass grading option. C-ID SOCI 110 (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area H; CSU-D10; IGETC-Area 4J

 

P102 – Critical Sociology and Social Problems3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course offers a critical analysis of the conditions of society that lead to negative human consequences for a significant number of people. Sociological theories, research methods and critical thinking will be employed to evaluate current challenges facing local, U.S. and global communities. Students will write a minimum of 6,000 words including one longer critical work demonstrating an understanding of the relationship among evidence, logic and social analysis. Issues addressed include social inequality, deviance, healthcare, education, politics, media, environmental crises, war and terrorism, and cross-cultural analysis. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. C-ID SOCI 115 (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area H; CSU-D10; IGETC-Area 4J

 

P106A-Z – Current Topics1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 18 hours for each credit offered. This course offers an in-depth analysis of one or more current topics in the discipline of sociology. The course will include discussion, interpretation and application of current theories and research methods used in the discipline. Students may earn a maximum of three units, but no topic may be repeated for credit. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. This course may be repeated three times. Course is also offered online. (A/CSU)

 

P120 – African American Experience 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course is an interdisciplinary analysis of the African American human experience. Sociological and interdisciplinary approaches, theories, and research will be employed to explore and evaluate the history, culture, and condition of the African American community within the context of U.S. society and the global community. Topics addressed include the cultural and geographical diversity of the African Diaspora, historical background, socioeconomic status, health status, and the social psychological impact of social inequality. Equivalent to ETHN P120. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area H; PC-Area J; CSU-D10; IGETC-Area 4J

 

P121 – Mexican American Experience 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course is a critical and social analysis of the Mexican American human experience. Sociological and interdisciplinary approaches, theories, and research will be employed to explore and evaluate the history, culture, and condition of the Mexican American community within the context of U.S. society and the global community. Topics addressed include the cultural diversity of Mexican Americans, historical background, socioeconomic status, health status, and the social psychological impact of social inequality. This course is approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area H; PC-Area J; CSU-D10; IGETC-Area 4J

 

P127 – Women and Society3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course offers a sociological analysis of the status of women in contemporary society, including a brief survey of the women’s movement and the stories of some of its earliest leaders. Issues addressed include gender as social institution, the social construction of gender, social inequality, and the effects of gendered thinking in contemporary mainstream culture on the structure of social institutions and on public perception of social issues and political systems. By studying gender, the course reveals cultural distinctions among men’s and women’s perspectives and the political consequences of those differences for women’s experiences related to health, families, religion, education, politics and work, among others. This course is approved for pass/no-pass grading option. Course is also offered online. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area H; PC-Area J; CSU-D4; IGETC-Area 4J