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SOCIL 1 – Introduction to Sociology – 3 units

Basic principles of sociology including culture, socialization, organizations, institutions, stratification, collective behavior, and social change. C-ID # SOCI 110.

  • Skill Advisory: Language – recommended eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Transfers to: CSU and UC
  • Meets GE requirements: WCC Area B, CSU GEB Area D0, IGETC Area 4J
  • Semester offered: Fall, Spring, Summer (also offered online)

SOCIL 2 – Social Problems – 3 units

Survey of social problems in present-day American culture and application of sociological theory and analysis to issues such as poverty, racism, crime, healthcare, education, and the environment. C-ID # SOCI 115.

  • Skill Advisory: Language – recommended eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Transfers to: CSU and UC
  • Meets GE requirements: WCC Area B, CSU GEB Area D0, IGETC Area 4J
  • Semester offered: Fall and Spring

SOCIL 5 – Sociology of Race & Ethnicity – 3 units

Examines the social construction of categories of race and ethnicity in society. Focus on inequality and the impact of racial categorization on everyday life through institutions such as the labor market, schools, residential segregation, healthcare, media, and the criminal justice system. C-ID# SOCI 150.

  • Skill Advisory: Language – recommended eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Transfers to: CSU and UC
  • Meets GE requirements: WCC Area B/Multicult., CSU GEB Area D3, IGETC Area 4J
  • Semester offered: Fall

SOCIL 6 – Sociology of Sex & Gender – 3 units

Sociological analysis of the construction, reproduction, and consequences of sex categories and gender roles. Emphasis on how gender designation of male and female impacts an individual’s life, including violence and abuse, sexual harassment, hate crimes, wage differentials and unequal opportunities. C-ID # SOCI 140.

  • Skill Advisory: Language – recommended eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Transfers to: CSU and UC
  • Meets GE requirements: WCC Area B, CSU GEB Area D4, IGETC Area 4D
  • Semester offered: Spring

SOCIL 8 – Social Science Research Methods – 3 units

Covers basic issues in the design and implementation of social science research. Topics covered include the scientific method, ethics, research design, basic descriptive and inferential statistics, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. C-ID# SOCI 120.

  • Prerequisite: SOCIL 1
  • Skill Advisories:
    • Computer Skills – recommended familiarity with computer usage
    • Language – recommended eligibility for ENGL 1A
    • Math – recommended eligibility for MATH 52
  • Meets GE requirements: CSU GEB Area D7, IGETC Area 4G
  • Semester offered: Spring

SOCIL 10 – Sociology of Marriage & Family – 3 units

Sociological analysis of marriage and family, including history, cross-cultural comparison, gender roles, sexuality, parenthood, and contemporary debates about family values, form, and function. C-ID# SOCI 130.

  • Skill Advisory: Language – recommended eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Transfers to: CSU and UC
  • Meets GE requirements: WCC Area B, CSU GEB Area D4, IGETC Area 4J
  • Semester offered:¬†Fall