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Understanding Societies

Enroll in a Sociology course at Skyline College to gain an understanding of how people interact with their communities, human behavior throughout history, and how culture, social class, gender, race/ethnicity and age impact people's life chances, practices and attitudes. Students will learn to analyze, evaluate and make decisions concerning complex contemporary social issues.

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Skyline Colleges Sociology classes aim to help students understand the critical role social factors play in determining the health of individuals, groups, and the larger society.

To succeed in Sociology, students will learn to analyze, evaluate and make decisions concerning complex contemporary social issues.

Career Outlook

Sociology is a versatile discipline that prepares a student for various careers and possibilities. In addition to a career as a sociologist, career possibilities for Sociology majors include social services and counseling, sale and marketing, early childhood development, administrative support, teaching, service occupations, legal careers, community organizations, activism, administration of justice, journalism, and social scientific research.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.

Program Type Total Units
Sociology for Transfer AA-T 60 Units

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply sociological theories and concepts to decipher the system of social stratification, power and privileges arising from factors such as social class, gender, and race. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of sociological methodological approaches.
  • Apply a sociological perspective to analyze how social structure manifests itself in their own lives in order to actively participate in civic life.
Office Information

Location: Building 1
Email: socialsci-creativearts@smccd.edu

Spring 2024 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 100 - 45661 - Introduction to Sociology

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

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, equivalent.
An introduction to the scientific study of how people organize themselves and interact in social settings. It encourages students? curiosity about society and sociological analyses of current social issues. It fosters an appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives and allows people to distinguish between personal troubles and public issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

TBA Murajda, T
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist SOCI 100 - 46726 - Introduction to Sociology

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

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, equivalent.
An introduction to the scientific study of how people organize themselves and interact in social settings. It encourages students? curiosity about society and sociological analyses of current social issues. It fosters an appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives and allows people to distinguish between personal troubles and public issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

TBA DeHaan, J
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 100 - 47307 - Introduction to Sociology

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

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, equivalent.
An introduction to the scientific study of how people organize themselves and interact in social settings. It encourages students? curiosity about society and sociological analyses of current social issues. It fosters an appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives and allows people to distinguish between personal troubles and public issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

TBA DeHaan, J
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 100 - 45651 - Introduction to Sociology

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

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, equivalent.
An introduction to the scientific study of how people organize themselves and interact in social settings. It encourages students? curiosity about society and sociological analyses of current social issues. It fosters an appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives and allows people to distinguish between personal troubles and public issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

T Th 12:35pm-1:50pm Fabian, R
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 110 - 42546 - Courtship/Marriage/Family
SOCI 110 COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; and PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Examining the social, psychological, historical, legal and economic factors relating to changing family, courtship, heterosexual and same sex marriage and partnership patterns: Exploration of changing gender roles, courtship patterns and parenting will also be included. Emphasis will be placed on diversity of families and family forms. Also listed as PSYC 110. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).
TBA Lynn, W
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 129 - 48131 - Intro to Research Methods
SOCI 129 Introduction to Research Methods

Examination of basic principles and methods of sociological research. Application and critique of major research methods, including survey, ethnographic, experimental, discourse, and historical comparative analysis. Identifying fundamental components of sociological research design, such as theory, hypothesis, and variables. Ethical and political implications of social research are also considered.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
C-ID: SOCI 120
TBA DeHaan, J
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 141 - 48100 - Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnicity

An introduction to sociological analysis of racial and ethnic construction and its impacts on various social institutions. Exploration of cultural, political, historical, and ideological factors affecting race and ethnic relations. Examination of contemporary forms of racism that affect marginalized racial and ethnic groups in America, and methods to challenge racism and racial inequality.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9D3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4G)
C-ID: SOCI 150
TBA Murajda, T
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 141 - 47787 - Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnicity

An introduction to sociological analysis of racial and ethnic construction and its impacts on various social institutions. Exploration of cultural, political, historical, and ideological factors affecting race and ethnic relations. Examination of contemporary forms of racism that affect marginalized racial and ethnic groups in America, and methods to challenge racism and racial inequality.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9D3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4G)
C-ID: SOCI 150
M W 12:10pm-1:25pm Fabian, R
Day Class   IN
PROGRESS
SOCI 160 - 46496 - Sociology of Sex and Gender
SOCI 160 SOCIOLOGY OF SEX AND GENDER (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Analysis of biological concepts of sex and social constructs of gender, both at a macro level (economy, politics and religion) as well as a micro level (interpersonal relations, power, and sexual identities). Its primary focus will be contemporary United States society, but will include a historical and global comparative analysis. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D, E1).
T Th 9:35am-10:50am Fabian, R
OPEN SOCI B10 - 47400 - Intersectionality&Citizenship

SOCI B10 INTERSECTIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program; and ENGL 100, or ENGL 105 or equivalent; and SOCI 100, or PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Exploration of the intersection of identities: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, and citizenship status. Students will explore and analyze how race and ethnicity are socially constructed and intersect with identities such as class and gender. Provides students theoretical frameworks for assessing these constructs and their consequences.

W 5:00pm-6:00pm Murajda, T
OPEN SOCI B10 - 47400 - Intersectionality&Citizenship

SOCI B10 INTERSECTIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program; and ENGL 100, or ENGL 105 or equivalent; and SOCI 100, or PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Exploration of the intersection of identities: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, and citizenship status. Students will explore and analyze how race and ethnicity are socially constructed and intersect with identities such as class and gender. Provides students theoretical frameworks for assessing these constructs and their consequences.

W 5:00pm-7:00pm Murajda, T
OPEN SOCI B10 - 47400 - Intersectionality&Citizenship

SOCI B10 INTERSECTIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program; and ENGL 100, or ENGL 105 or equivalent; and SOCI 100, or PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Exploration of the intersection of identities: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, and citizenship status. Students will explore and analyze how race and ethnicity are socially constructed and intersect with identities such as class and gender. Provides students theoretical frameworks for assessing these constructs and their consequences.

TBA Murajda, T
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Social Science Creative Arts
Social Science Creative Arts (Account for Social Sci/Creative Arts)
Social Science|Creative Arts-Division Office
socialsci-creativearts@smccd.edu
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Sociology Faculty

Rika Yonemura-Fabian
Rika Yonemura-Fabian (Associate Professor)
Social Science|Creative Arts-Sociology
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Kaylee Matheny
Kaylee Matheny (Instructor)
Social Science|Creative Arts-Sociology
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Tricia Murajda
Tricia Murajda (Instructor)
Social Science|Creative Arts-Sociology
murajdat@smccd.edu
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Dean & Division Assistant

Danni Redding Lapuz
Danni Redding Lapuz (Dean)
Social Science|Creative Arts-Division Office
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Angelica Mendoza
Angelica Mendoza (Executive Assistant)
Student Services-Vice President, Student Services
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