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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.

1337   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

1338   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

1339   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 205   Levy C S

Above section 1339 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1359   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Dishman W H

Above section 1359 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.

1340   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 103   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.

1360   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gheytanchi E

Above section 1360 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1341   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 154   Livings G S

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