2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

SOCIOLOGY

SOC 1
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN SOC 2 CSU General Education Requirement: D0 Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent.

Sociology 1 is an introduction to the theoretical perspectives of sociology and their application to the fundamental problems of social life. It includes discussion of sociological methods and findings in such areas as family, race religions, religion, and deviance. (AA, CSU, UC)

SOC 2
CRITICAL THINKING AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN SOC 4 CSU General Education Requirement: A3, D0
Prerequisite:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Sociology 2 is a survey of major social problems experienced by society, with an exploration of the most important perspectives used to explain the problems. The application of critical thinking skills, specifically taught in the course to causes and solutions is designed to result in heightened critical thinking ability as well as strengthened social awareness. (AA, CSU, UC)

SOC 3
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC CSU General Education requirement: D0, D4

Strongly Recommended Preparation of  ENG 51AOC 3 will explore marital and family dynamics within the context of the family theories. Topics include love, mate selection, sexuality, communication patterns, parenthood, and dissolution. Students will learn how paired relationships work in contemporary mass society, why they succeed, and why they sometimes fail. (AA, CSU, UC)

SOC 30/60
SOCIOLOGY EXPERIMENTAL COURSES(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 lecture or 54 laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student  or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

SOC 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per  49/99 series.  Sociology 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or  while currently in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

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