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SOC 1A Introduction to Sociology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D0; IGETC: 4J; GAV-GE: D2; CAN: SOC 2

Analysis of the structure and dynamics of human society focusing on the development of culture, the socialization process, group behavior, social inequality, deviance, sexism, racism, and ageism, major social institutions, and human ecology. Emphasizes contemporary American society.


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SOC 1B Introduction to Sociology: Social Problems

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Sociology 1A

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D0; IGETC: 4J; GAV-GE: D2; CAN: SOC 4

Sociology 1B is a course centering on the application of sociological concepts to the analysis of human ecology, social movements, social change, deviance and other selected social problems. Emphasis is placed on the study and analysis of problems in contemporary American society.


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SOC 3 Sociology of Minorities

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D0; IGETC: 4J; GAV-GE: D2, F

The study of selected American ethnic/"racial" minorities from a sociohistorical perspective. Focus is on understanding the reasons for, and the solutions to, problems relating to majority/ minority relations.


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SOC 4 Sociology of Women and Men

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D0, D4; IGETC: 4J; GAV-GE: D2

Analysis of the nature of women's and men's traditional and changing roles in society including development of women's and men's potential, relationships in marriage, influence of mass media, employment practices, legal provisions and women's and men's liberation.


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SOC 10 Mass Media and Society

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250, English 260

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D0; IGETC: 4J; GAV-GE: C2, D2

This course helps us understand the 20th century revolution in mass media by focusing on the history, economics and social impact of the newspaper, book publishing, magazine, film, television, public relations, advertising and music industries. We will study audience, propaganda and mass communication theory; we will discuss new technology, ethnic media in the U.S., ethical issues and attempts to regulate or control the media. Honors students will complete more in-depth analysis of media issues, and will finish a media-related research project. This course is also listed as JOUR 10. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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SOC 21 Marriage and the Family

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; CSU-GE: E2; GAV-GE: E2

Survey of information on preparation for marriage, including dating, courtship, engagement, mate selection, adjustment and parenthood. Time will also be spent on the study of families and how they function.