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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.

3150   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 11   Cooper P

3151   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

3152   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 156   Preciado C

Above section 3152 is part of the Black Collegians and Latino Center Adelante programs. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

3153   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 263   Levy C S

3154   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

3155   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 153   Cooper P

3156   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 150   Klein M C

Above section 3156 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

3157   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 155   Scaife M L

3158   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

Above section 3158 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.

3159   12:45p-2:05p TTh   A 214   Levy C S

3160   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

3161   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 154   Scaife M L

3162   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Massey R A

Above section 3162 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3163   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Massey R A

Above section 3163 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3164   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 3164 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3165   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 3165 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3166   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 3166 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3167   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 3167 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

3168   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 3168 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

3169   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 153   Livings G S

4461   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 155   Scaife M L

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.

3170   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

3171   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 3171 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, 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.

3172   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 1   Phillips K M

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.

3173   12:45p-2:05p TTh   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.

3174   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 1   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.

3175   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.

3176   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 153   Livings G S

SOCIOL 88A, Independent Studies in Sociology    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3177   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 354   Schultz C K

SOCIOL 88B, Independent Studies in Sociology    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3178   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

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