SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 units)

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.

SOCI 105 Contemporary Social Issues (3 units)

Examination of selected social issues viewed in relation to changes going on in society, including poverty, aging, health care, corporate power and work.

SOCI 108 Community Relations (3 units)

Study of the complex and dynamic relationship between the criminal justice system and the widely diverse multicultural society it serves in addressing crime and conflict. Emphasis will be on the roles and interaction of administration of justice practitioners and their agencies in the community, the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population, crime prevention, restorative justice, conflict resolution, and professional ethics in justice administration. Also listed as ADMJ 108.

SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family (3 units)

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.

SOCI 129 Introduction to Research Methods (3 units)

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.

SOCI 141 Race and Ethnicity (3 units)

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.

SOCI 142 Filipina/o Community Issues (3 units)

An introduction to understanding the sociological, cultural, and psychological aspects of Filipina/o Americans. Using both sociological and psychological frameworks, the course will explore the effects of Spanish and American colonialism; diaspora; assimilation, and decolonization.

SOCI 143 Sociology of Migration and Immigration (3 units)

An introduction to the interdisclipinary 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. Students may have the opportunity to trace their ancestor’s migration patterns.

SOCI 160 Sociology of Sex and Gender (3 units)

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.

SOCI 201 Sociology of Health and Medicine (3 units)

This course explores sociological perspectives and methods on the study of health and medical practice. Through independent research and analysis it fosters in students an understanding of 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.

SOCI B10 Intersectionality and Citizenship (3 units)

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.