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SOC 101: Introduction To Sociology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to the study of society and everyday life, examining a diverse range of topics on human behavior and social structure. Focus on developing a sociological perspective, through theory and research, to analyze all aspects of social life. Discussion of culture, development of the self, interaction in groups, deviance and social inequality, social institutions and social change. Emphasis on contemporary American society with global perspective.

SOC 101H: Introduction to Sociology, Honors
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or English 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program Introduction to the study of society and everyday life, examining a diverse range of topics on human behavior and social structure. Focus on developing a sociological perspective, through theory and research, to analyze all aspects of social life. Discussion of culture, development of the self, interaction in groups, deviance and social inequality, social institutions and social change. Examines contemporary American society with global perspective. Emphasis on reading and discussing selections from classic and contemporary texts, and producing original research projects.

SOC 103: Marriage, Family and Intimacy
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Investigates the family as a social and cultural institution, including the increasing diversity of contemporary American families. Describes the structures and functions of American families, as well as offering some cross-cultural comparisons. Examines the impact of gender on family roles and intimate relationships. Covers such topics as falling in love, partner selection, marital adjustment, communication and conflict resolution, divorce, domestic violence and parenting. (CAN FCS 12)

SOC 104: Social Psychology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introductory course which examines the relationship between the individual and society, and how each is shaped and influenced by the other from a sociological perspective. Covers theoretical approaches, methodological applications, and empirical studies of human behavior. Topics include the development of self, process of socialization, interaction in groups, social roles, deviance and collective behavior.

SOC 106: Sociology of Deviance
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Examination of deviance and social control in contemporary society, using the sociological perspective. Focus on the social processes involved in the construction of deviance; and its functions and impacts on individuals and society. Covers interpersonal and family violence; mental disorders; deviant sexuality; drug and alcohol use; and property, white-collar and organized crime.

SOC 109: Contemporary Social Problems
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introductory course which analyzes a variety of contemporary issues from a sociological perspective. Uses social theory and research methods to gain insight into the nature, extent, consequences and possible solutions to social problems in the United States and globally.

SOC 113: Sociology Of Sex and Gender
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introductory course designed to examine the changing roles of women and men in contemporary American society.

SOC 115: Introduction To Social Research
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introductory course which explores the variety of methods used by sociologists to study the social world and human behavior. Examination of classic and contemporary studies as models of research. Emphasis on doing social research, from designing a project, to collecting and analyzing data on various topics of interest to students. (CAN SOC 8)

SOC 118: Media, Culture and Society
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Critical examination of the mass media from a sociological perspective. Focus on how the media are shaped by and influence society, culture and the individual. Covers a variety of topics, including the role of media in ideology and identity; economics and politics; race, class and gender; and social change and globalization.

SOC 120: Introduction to Social Work
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to field of social work. Covers historical development as a profession. Introduces core knowledge base, including theoretical perspectives on which it is based. Roles, required training, methods and skills, and values and ethics covered. Emphasis on core competencies in 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

SOC 295: Internship In Sociology
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses in the Sociology Department at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course Five to 10 hours weekly on-the-job experience Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community organizations related to the discipline.

SOC 299: Independent Study In Sociology
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of Sociology courses completed with a 3.0 or higher GPA; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with a GPA of at least 2.5 For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index. (*UC transfer limit: SOC 299 computed as Independent Study; see counselor)

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