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SOCIOLOGY

SOC 1

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture� CAN SOC 2, 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 relations, religion, and deviance.� (AA, CSU, UC)

SOC 2

CRITICAL THINKING AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture� CAN SOC 4, 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� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture� CR/NC D3, D0.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Sociology 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

EXPERIMENTAL COURSE� (.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 variety and flexibility in curriculum. A required course description identifies each course subject.� These courses may 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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