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SOCI 100 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (C-ID SOCI 110)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Topics typically include the analysis of social structure, socialization and the self, culture and diversity, group dynamics, social stratification, social change, and globalization. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

SOCI 105 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (C-ID SOCI 115)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An overview of selected social problems in the United States viewed from a sociological perspective. Emphasis is placed on the socially constructed nature of social problems and the role of power and ideology in their formation. Various social problems are identified, an analysis of the causes and consequences examined, and an array of proposed solutions and methods of intervention evaluated. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

SOCI 141 ETHNICITY AND RACE IN SOCIETY (C-ID SOCI 150)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Examines sociological theories of race, ethnicity, and racism as well as explores cultural, political, and economic factors shaping the social construction of identities, reproduction of inequalities, and development of social relations in the areas of race and ethnicity. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

SOCI 205 SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (Also PSYC 205) (C-ID SOCI 120)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 110; Prerequisite(s): MATH 200 and SOCI 100.

Description: Designed to introduce students to the basic principles of social science research. Various sociological and psychological research methods are examined that include experimental research, survey research, field research, and comparative-historical research. Procedures to evaluate the soundness of research designs are examined. Ethical issues related to research techniques are also considered. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

SOCI 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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