Sociology (SOC)

SOC 001  Introductory Sociology   Units: 3

This course is a survey of the characteristics of social life, the processes of social interaction, and the tools of sociological investigation. (C-ID SOCI 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0                 IGETC: 4J

SOC 002  Social Problems   Units: 3

An application of sociological principles and concepts in an analysis of the family, religion, education, minorities, crime and delinquency, urban society, industry, and politics. Special attention is given to the interpretation of relevant quantitative data. This course is offered in the Spring semester. (C-ID SOCI 115)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: SOC 001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: DO                 IGETC: 4J

SOC 003  Fundamentals of Statistics   Units: 3

This course is an introductory study of statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Emphasis is placed on acquainting students with the concepts underlying statistical methods and research approaches, basic statistical analyses, and principles. Topics include: data collection; descriptive and inferential statistics; sampling distribution; measures of central tendency; dispersion; relative standing, and relationship; probability; prediction; hypothesis evaluation; and test for treatment effects. This course is intended for students majoring in the behavioral/social sciences or those interested in applied statistics. (C-ID SOCI 125; MATH 110) Note: All students now can enroll in this transfer-level course without completing posted requisites. Please refer to AB 705 (under How do I enroll in courses at COD?) or see a Counselor.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 040 & ENG 061
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: B4                 IGETC: 2A

SOC 004  Sociological Analysis& Critical Thinking   Units: 3

This course provides instruction in the principles of critical analysis and the composition of reasoned, written responses to a variety of social issues. These include issues falling within the scope of sociology, anthropology, economics, education, politics, criminology, biology and the physical sciences. Both deductive and inductive forms of reasoning are studied, including common formal and informal fallacies. (C-ID ENGL 105)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG 001A MATH 054
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A3                 IGETC: 1B

SOC 005  Sociology of Gender and Sexuality   Units: 3

This course is an examination of the social construction of gender, femininity, and masculinity in the United States. Topics include historical, cross-cultural, and societal forces and change that influence gender socialization, expectations, and practices with an emphasis on social institutions and some focus on global contemporary trends. (C-ID SOCI 140)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A & SOC 001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

SOC 006  Introduction to Criminology   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Criminology. Topics include the nature and extent of crime, victims and victimization, macro and micro theories of crime causation, crime typologies such as interpersonal violence, political crime and terrorism, property crime, enterprise crime, public order crimes, crimes of the new millennium, and inequalities such as race, class, and gender as related to crime. The goal of this course is to critically examine the social, cultural, political, and economic significance of crime and the criminal justice system in our society. (C-ID SOCI 160)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: SOC 001 & ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

SOC 009  Sociology of Sport   Units: 3

This course provides an analysis of sports in contemporary society. This course examines a wide range of issues related to sports and society, such as sports and socialization, violence and substance abuse, race, class and gender stratification, race, class and gender socialization, economics of sports, media and politics of sporting institutions. The goal of this class is to critically examine the social, cultural, political and economic significance of sports in our contemporary society.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A & SOC 001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D                 IGETC: 4

SOC 014  Introduction to Race & Ethnicity   Units: 3

Racial and Ethnic Relations focuses on the varieties of racial and ethnic interactions in the United States. The course is concerned with the origins, implications, and consequences of race, ethnicity, prejudice, and discrimination. Although the significance of cultural differentiation is highly important in the course, major emphasis is placed on intergroup interaction. Both minority group reaction to ethnic status and majority group reaction to ethnic action are major components of the course. (C-ID SOCI 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0, D3                 IGETC: 4C, 4J

SOC 015  Mexican American Culture & Society   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the culture and society of Mexican Americans. The various social, political, and economic conditions and experiences of people of Mexican ancestry living in the United States are examined in historical context, from the pre-Columbian period to the present. The group's culture and the group's relationship with the larger society are explored and analyzed. This course is offered in the Spring semester.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D0, D3                 IGETC: 4C, 4J

SOC 095A  Sociology Work Experience   Units: 1-6

This work experience course of supervised employment assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to six units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (for a combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and education or occupational goals are directly related to Sociology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 450          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None