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Sociology

SOCIOL 1, Introduction to Sociology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces the objective study of society and human social interaction. Emphasis is placed on both macro and micro sociological theory and methods of sociological inquiry, as well as cultural development, the process of socialization, social structure, social stratification--particularly in the areas of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender--and social change. Students are highly encouraged to complete Sociology 1 prior to enrolling in other sociology courses.

Students may earn credit for either Sociology 1 or 1S but not both. Only Sociology 1S fulfills the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

2977   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 252   Scaife M L

2978   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 156   Preciado C

Above section 2978 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

2979   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

2980   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

2981   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 165   Preciado C

2982   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

Above section 2982 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2983   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

2984   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 154   Scaife M L

NEW 3095   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 155   Cooper P

2985   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Massey R A

Above section 2985 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 05, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2986   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Massey R A

Above section 2986 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NEW 3096   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 3096 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2987   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 2987 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2988   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 2988 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2989   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 2989 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4432   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 154   Scaife M L

SOCIOL 2, Social Problems   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course involves a sociological analysis of contemporary social problems on the local, national, and international level. Critical inquiry and analysis is conducted into issues such as global inequality, environmental destruction, urban deterioration, economic and political power distribution, poverty, racism, sexism, and problems of work, family, education, drugs, and crime. Theoretical perspectives of sociology and current sociological research are explored.

Students may earn credit for either Sociology 2 or 2S but not both. Only Sociology 2S fulfills the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship Requirement.

2990   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 153   Cooper P

2991   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 153   Cooper P

SOCIOL 4, Sociological Analysis   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and methods of sociological research design and implementation. Students examine the key varieties of evidence--including qualitative and quantitative data, data-gathering and sampling methods, logic of comparison, and causal reasoning. The work of several scholars is evaluated and students create their own research design related to a sociological issue.

NEW 3076   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 3076 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 05, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2992   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 2992 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

SOCIOL 12, Sociology of the Family    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is an examination of the family as a social institution. Emphasis will be placed on relationships between the family and other social institutions from American and cross-cultural perspectives. Theories of family development in society as well as pertinent research will be studied.

NEW 3170   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 203   Phillips K M

SOCIOL 30, African Americans in Contemporary Society    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course involves a sociological examination of the social, cultural, political, and economic conditions experienced by African Americans in the United States. Current and past institutional practices relating to equality, segregation, cultural pluralism, and assimilation are analyzed. Social movements within African American communities as well as intra- and intergroup relations are also considered.

2993   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

SOCIOL 31, Latinas/os in Contemporary Society    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to the characteristics and issues facing the large pan-ethnic Latina/o population in the United States. Attention will be given to the social, cultural, economic and political factors impacting the various Latino groups, as well as how those factors contribute both to differentiate and build coalition with other groups in American society. While the experiences of the diverse Latina/o groups will be examined, particular emphasis is placed on the experiences of Mexican Americans.

2994   12:45p-3:50p T   HSS 156   Preciado C

SOCIOL 32, Asian Americans in Contemporary Society   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to the social conditions and issues facing Asian/Pacific Americans. Using a sociological perspective, the pan-ethnic identity of Asian/Pacific Americans will be critically examined. Attention will be given to the social, cultural, economic, and political factors impacting the various Asian/Pacific groups, as well as how those factors impact both intra- and intergroup relations.

2995   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 156   Williams Leon T K

SOCIOL 33, Sociology of Sex and Gender   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course addresses the distinction between biological sex and the social construction of gender. Issues of gender inequality in societal institutions and social structures will be the focus of critical analyses of the consequences of the sex/gender system in the United States. Understanding the impact of the matrix of domination (based on race, ethnicity, and class) on gender is a central issue. A global perspective, which examines and compares the place of gender in nations of the North with those of the South, is also emphasized.

2996   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 153   Livings G S

SOCIOL 34, Racial and Ethnic Relations in American Society   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course involves the critical examination of patterns, practices, and relations among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Particular attention will be given to problems of ongoing discrimination, prejudice, assimilation and cultural pluralism, and power differences between groups. Interconnections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and other systems of inequality will be emphasized. Social movements organized within and among racial and ethnic groups that address institutional inequalities in this society will be analyzed.

2997   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 153   Livings G S

2998   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 153   Livings G S

SOCIOL 88A, Independent Studies in Sociology    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2999   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 354   Schultz C K

SOCIOL 88B, Independent Studies in Sociology    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3000   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

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