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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. Focuses on developing a sociological perspective, through theory, research, and application. Topics include culture, the self, interaction, groups, deviance and social inequality, social institutions, social change. Examines contemporary American society in 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. Focuses on developing a sociological perspective, through theory, research, and application. Examines contemporary American society in global perspective. Emphasis on reading and discussing classic and contemporary texts, and producing original research.

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. Examines the increasing diversity of American families, along with cross-cultural comparisons. Examines gender roles in the family and intimate relationships. Topics include love, partner selection, marital adjustment, communication and conflict resolution, divorce, domestic violence and parenting.

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 within the social environment.

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. Focuses 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 107: Racism in America
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H

This course examines race and ethnicity and the impacts of racism upon selected racial and ethnic groups in American society. Covers major theories on the development of racial attitudes and behavior. Attention is also given to the relationship between racism, sexism, and class oppression.

SOC 109: 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 110: Culture and Society Through Cartoons
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

This course will investigate ideas and themes related to culture, society, and media using episodes and excerpts from The Simpsons and South Park. Sociological and anthropological theories and methodologies will be discussed, specifically examining elements of culture, the development of the self, and contemporary American society.

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.

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. Focuses on how the media are shaped and influenced by 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 of the profession. Introduces theoretical perspectives and overview of contemporary practices in the field. Emphasis on roles, training in methods and skills, delivery of services, values and ethics of the profession.

SOC 295: Internship In Sociology
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H
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: Other: 12 units at sbcc 2.5 and 6 units in department with a 3.0 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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