Courses Offered


SOCI 100 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An introduction to the scientific study of how people organize themselves and interact in social settings. The course encourages students’ curiosity about society and sociological analyses of current social issues. It fosters an appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives and allows students to distinguish between personal troubles and public issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

SOCI 105 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Examination of selected social issues viewed in relation to changes going on in society, including poverty, aging, health care, corporate power and work. Emphasis on social science research and theory. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

SOCI 108 COMMUNITY RELATIONS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, SOCI 100 or ADMJ 100, or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An analysis of administration of justice practitioners in the context of the community. Emphasis on problems inherent in policing a heterogeneous society, police roles and subculture, community expectations of police, media images of police, and problem areas. Also listed as ADMJ 108. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.

SOCI 110 COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An introduction to the history and development of courtship, mate selection, marriage, personality adjustments in marriage, parenthood, family life, and divorce. Sociological, psychological, biological and anthropological perspectives are used to explain the complexities of the institution of marriage, communication patterns, and family traditions. Also listed as PSYC 110. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

SOCI 141 RACE AND ETHNICITY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An introduction to the diverse racial and ethnic aspects of American society and culture, including the role of minority groups and the nature of prejudice and discrimination. Using sociological perspectives, the course analyzes migration patterns, minority group stereotypes, protests, politics, economic contributions, education religion, pluralism, diversity, assimilation and institutional racism. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


SOCI 142 FILIPINA/O COMMUNITY ISSUES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An introduction to understanding the social, cultural and psychological aspects of Filipina/o Americans. Using both social and psychological frameworks, the course will explore the effects of Spanish and American colonialism, diaspora, assimilation and decolonization. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


SOCI 143 SOCIOLOGY OF MIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of human migratory movement and immigrant settlement. Using sociological perspectives and research from biology, anthropology, geography history sociology, psychology and political science, the course will examine human migration patterns, environmental conditions, political context, economic factors and cultural identity. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


SOCI 201 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Sociological perspectives and methods for the study of health and medical practice. Major areas of investigation include the social facets of health and disease, the social behavior of health care personnel and people who utilize health care, the social functions of health organizations and institutions, the social patterns of health services, and the relationship of health care delivery systems to other systems and cultures. Transfer credit: CSU (D3).


SOCI 341 ASIAN CULTURES AND SOCIETIES (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A study of Asian cultures and societies offering a comparative analysis of Asian societies. The course will focus on East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines, and will include discussion and analysis of traditional institutions and values and how they relate to the individual’s position in the family, community, and society at large. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).

SOCI 432 CHINESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or 105, or equivalent.

A study of Chinese culture and society offering a comparative analysis of Asian societies. The course will include discussion and analysis of traditional and changing institutions and values in China, and how they relate to the individual's position to the family, community, and to society at large. Transfer credit: CSU (C2, D3).

SOCI 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or 105, or equivalent.

This course explores selected topics or themes from the perspectives and insights generated by sociology. Topics of study will be developed by student survey and will be listed in the class schedule. Field trips and off-campus investigations may require special planning by the student. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

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