Sociology (SOC)

SOC 100  3 Units  
Introduction to Sociology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process

This course is an introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Included in this examination are the social influences on human behavior, social structure, culture, socialization and the self, group dynamics, social stratification, and global patterns, with an emphasis on social institutions.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 110

SOC 100H  3 Units  
Introduction to Sociology - Honors  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course is an introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Included in this examination are the social influences on human behavior, social structure, culture, socialization and the self, group dynamics, social stratification, and global patterns, with an emphasis on social institutions. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 110

SOC 110  3 Units  
Social Problems  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of contemporary social issues in the United States including causes, consequences, interventions, and solutions, with an emphasis on social institutions and other topics such as crime, inequalities, substance abuse, and the role of power and ideology in the construction and definitions of social problems.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 115

SOC 110H  3 Units  
Social Problems - Honors  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course is an examination of contemporary social issues in the United States including causes, consequences, interventions, and solutions, with an emphasis on social institutions and other topics such as crime, inequalities, substance abuse, and the role of power and ideology in the construction and definitions of social problems. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but is open to all students who desire more challenging work.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 115

SOC 120  3 Units  
Health and Social Justice  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of health and illness in society. There is an emphasis on the social inequalities that stem from unequal living conditions, and social stratification that impact disproportionate health outcomes, health epidemics, and policy development throughout the life course. Organization of the medical system, healthcare access, public health issues, and advocacy related trends and strategies will be studied.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHS 102

SOC 130  3 Units  
Family Sociology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of the family as a social institution. Topics include historical and contemporary trends, social stratification, intimacy and relationships, and social forces that influence the family.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 130

SOC 135  3 Units  
Introduction to Crime  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a sociological examination of crime, criminality, and deviance in society with a focus on types of deviant and criminal behaviors, history, and patterns in the United States. Topics include sociological theories, definition and measurement of crime, cultural values and norms related to deviance, social inequality, criminal justice system, and the laws and methods used to control crime and deviance.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 160

SOC 141  3 Units  
Race and Ethnic Relations  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a sociological examination of racial and ethnic groups. Topics include historical, cultural, political, and economic practices and social institutions that support or challenge racism, and contemporary issues related to racial and ethnic inequalities, and relations in the United States with some focus on global trends.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 150

SOC 145  3 Units  
Sociology of Gender  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of the social construction of gender, femininity, and masculinity in the United States. Topics include historical, cross-cultural, and societal forces and change that influence gender socialization, expectations, and practices with an emphasis on social institutions and some focus on global contemporary trends.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SOCI 140

SOC 150  3 Units  
Aging and the Life Course  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course is a sociological examination of aging and the life course with an emphasis on aging as a social process. Topics include demographic trends, historical, cross-cultural, political, and economic forces that influence the experience of aging on individuals and families throughout the lifespan, communities, and societies, with some focus on global patterns.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU