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Sociology

SOCIOL 1, Introduction to Sociology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: SOCI 110. IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces the study of society and human social interaction. Both macro and micro sociological theory are discussed, as well as methods of sociological inquiry, 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.

3507 7:50a-9:10a TTh SMHS Phillips K M
Above section 3507 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

3378 8:00a-9:20a MW HSS 151 Calderon-Zaks M A

NEW 3606 8:00a-9:20a TTh LS 101 Andrada A V
Above section 3606 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3379 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 151 D Del Piccolo G L
Above section 3379 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3380 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 152 Romo R
Above section 3380 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook. Above section 3380 is part of the Black Collegians Program and the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

3381 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 152 Romo R
Above section 3381 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook. Above section 3374 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante and Black Collegians Program.

3382 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 151 Andrada A V
Above section 3382 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3383 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 152 Romo R
Above section 3383 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3384 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 151 Ziff E B
Above section 3384 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3385 11:15a-12:35p TTh HSS 153 Phillips K M

3387 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 151 Ziff E B
Above section 3387 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3388 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 152 Romo R
Above section 3388 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

3386 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 156 Massey R A
Above section 3386 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.

3389 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 155 Scaife M L

3390 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gheytanchi E
Above section 3390 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3391 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Dishman W H
Above section 3391 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3392 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Dishman W H
Above section 3392 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3393 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Massey R A
Above section 3393 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3394 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Dishman W H
Above section 3394 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3395 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Massey R A
Above section 3395 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3396 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gheytanchi E
Above section 3396 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3397 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gheytanchi E
Above section 3397 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3398 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Livings G S
Above section 3398 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3399 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Livings G S
Above section 3399 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4460 6:45p-9:50p M HSS 155 Scaife M L

4461 6:45p-9:50p W HSS 154 Ziff E B
Above section 4461 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

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.

3400 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 155 Scaife M L

SOCIOL 2S, Social Problems – Service Learning 3 units

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

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

By relying heavily on the instructional method of service-learning, 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. This course requires students to engage in learning outside the classroom in conjunction with various community-based organizations.

Students may earn credit for either Sociology 2 or 2S but not both. Only Sociology 2S fulfills the Global Citizenship requirement.

3401 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 151 D Del Piccolo G L

SOCIOL 4, Sociological Analysis 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: Sociology 1. 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 project related to a sociological issue.

3402 11:15a-12:35p TTh HSS 263 Williams Leon T K

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.

3403 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 155 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 inequality, institutional discrimination, segregation, cultural pluralism, and assimilation are analyzed. Social movements within African American communities as well as intra- and intergroup relations are also considered.

3404 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.

3405 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 152 Romo R
Above section 3405 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook. Above section 3397 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

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.

3406 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 156 Massey R A

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.

3408 3:45p-5:05p MW HSS 154 Livings G S

SOCIOL 88A, Independent Studies in Sociology 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3409 Arrange-1 Hour HSS 354 Schultz C K

SOCIOL 88B, Independent Studies in Sociology 2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3410 Arrange-2 Hours HSS 354 Schultz C K

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