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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.

1673   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 8   Klein M C

Above section 1673 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

NEW 1737   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 156   Cooper P

Above section 1737 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1674   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 263   Livings G S

NEW 1750  12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 156   Livings G S

1675   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   MC 11   Scaife M L

1676   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Massey R A

Above section 1676 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1677   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Massey R A

Above section 1677 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1678   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 1678 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1679   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 1679 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1680   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 1680 is a Distance Education course conducted over 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.

1681   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   MC 11   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.

1682   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 1682 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.

1683   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 156   Staff

Above section 1683 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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