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SOC-1 - Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENG-50.
An introduction to the basic concepts relating to the study of
society. The course includes investigation into the foundations of
sociology including its overall perspective, theoretical orientations,
and research methodology; the foundations of social life including
the components of culture, social interaction and the process of
socialization, groups, organizations, and deviance; economic social
inequality based upon class, race, sex, and age; social institutions;
and dimensions of social change. Students may not receive credit
for both SOC-1 and SOC-1H. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-1H - Honors Introduction to Sociology 3 units

Prerequisite: None.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
An honors level introduction to the basic concepts relating to the
study of social behavior and human groups. This honors level
course includes investigation into the foundations of sociology
including theoretical perspectives, research methodology, and the
components of social structure. Social interaction, culture, and
social inequality (including, but not limited to, race, gender, sex,
and social class), and dimensions of social change will be
examined. Students may not receive credit for both SOC-1 and
SOC-1H. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-2 - American Social Problems 3 units
Prerequisite: None.
Identification and analysis of major social problems confronting
20th century America; emphasizing, among other topics, urban and
rural transformations; family life; minorities; criminal and
delinquent behavior. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-3 - Social Inequality 3 units
Prerequisite: None.
This course introduces students to the extent of inequality in its
various forms in American Society, the consequences of inequality
for individual life chances and society as a whole, the theoretical
explanations given for the existence of inequality, and to the
persistence of inequality and poverty. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-10 - Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units

Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to the relevant theories and operational definitions
that ground the study of race and ethnic relations in the social
sciences. Extensive treatment of prejudice, discrimination, and the
concept of racism. The course brings into sharper focus the history
and contemporary status of White-ethics, religious minorities,
American Indians, Afro-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, AsianAmericans,
Jewish-Americans, and women in the United States.
Social institutions such as family, education, politics, and the
economy receive special attention for each group. The similarities
and differences in ethnic hostilities between the United States and
other societies are closely examined. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-12 - Marriage and Family Relations 3 units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: SOC-1 and ENG-50.
Examines the major trends in marriage, families, and intimate
relationships. Focuses on how inequality and diversity affect
intimate and family relations. Discusses the dynamics of gender
inequality among families and couples and how family life is
shaped by race and ethnicity, social class, and sexuality. Discusses
issues of interpersonal violence, divorce, and life in later years. 54
hours lecture.

SOC-15 - Women in American Society 3 units
Prerequisite: None.
The role of American women emphasizing the social implications
of the women’s movement and including the historical, political
and economic roots of women’s problems. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-17 - Introduction to Public Mental Health 3 units
(Same as HMS-17)
Prerequisite: None.
Introductory course for students interested in public mental health.
An overview of the history of public mental health, the types and
functions of agencies, practices, careers, professional ethics, current
trends and issues is provided. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-20 - Introduction to Criminology 3 units
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to the fundamentals of criminology. Including
surveys of the theories of crime, statistical procedures and research
methodology, types of crimes, criminal etiology, the origins and
features of criminal law, the police, courts, and corrections. An
analysis of the interrelations between social organization, the
perceptions of social harm, and the dynamics of social control. 54
hours lecture.

SOC-22 - American Deaf Culture 3 units
(Same as AML-22)
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to culture and values of Deaf people in North
America as reflected in language, literature, art, history, political
and social events. Class conducted in American Sign Language
with English translation. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-23 - Special Studies in Culture 1 unit
Prerequisite: None.
This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific study
of the elements of society by comparing American society with
other societies and cultures. There will be a focus on developing a
sociological imagination by comparing and contrasting distinctly
different cultures by examining their values, norms, and behaviors
during an RCC study abroad program. 18 hours lecture. (Letter
Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

SOC-25 - Introduction to the Sociology of 3 units
Sex and Gender
Prerequisite: None.
The social scientific study of sex and gender as it applies to human
group behavior and social structures. Both a macro and micro level
of analysis will be used to examine the effects of sex and gender in,
but not limited to, the family, economic structures, politics,
education, legal systems, and religion. 54 hours lecture.

SOC-50 - Introduction to Social Research Methods 3 units
Prerequisite: SOC-1.
Examination of the fundamental elements of empirical research and
the ways sociologists think critically, including attention to the
nature of theory, hypothesis, variables and ethics of research.
Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools including
logic and research design, such as experimental, survey,
observational, comparative historical research and case studies. 54
hours lecture.