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Sociology LPC
SOC 1 Principles of Sociology 3.00 Units
The sociological perspective: scientific study of human interaction and society as a whole with emphasis on the impact of groups on social behavior, systematic examination of culture, social organization, and methodology.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 3 Cultural and Racial Minorities 3.00 Units
Racial and ethnic relations in the United States. Examines the cultural, political, and economic practices and institutions that support or challenge racism, racial and ethnic inequalities, as well as patterns of interaction between various racial and ethnic groups. Strongly Recommended: SOC 1 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 4 Marriage and Family Relations 3.00 Units
Sociological perspective of the family including mate selection, marital roles, marital adjustment, sexual adjustment, reproduction, child rearing, marital dissolution, and problems associated with the family in modern industrial society. Strongly Recommended: SOC 1 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 5 Introduction to Global Studies 3.00 Units
This course looks at the economic and political forces that have led to the rapid changes in global interaction and culture over the past century, with special emphasis on the last twenty years. It explores the issues of nationalism, global citizenry, state violence, terrorism, the global economy, migration, the threatened environment, technology, and the role of multinational media industries on the culture. Strongly Recommended: SOC 1, ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 6 Social Problems 3.00 Units
An identification and analysis of contemporary social problems including (1) the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, (2) their causes and consequences, (3) evaluations of proposed solutions, and (4) methods of intervention. Topics will vary.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 7 Sociology of Sexuality 3.00 Units
This course looks at the social forces that influence, and are influenced by our construction of sexuality. Topics covered include: the social construction of the erotic, the creation of sexual identities, gender and sexuality, religion and sexuality, sexual commerce, and global issues such as birth control and STDs. Strongly Recommended: SOC 1 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 11 Sociology of Gender 3.00 Units
This course examines the social construction of masculinity and femininity historically and cross-culturally. It analyzes the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices. This class focus includes both macro-analyses of how institutions shape gender and microanalyses of how individuals "do" or practice gender.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 12 Popular Culture 3.00 Units
The course explores the historical, theoretical, political, and economic factors that influence the creation and diffusion of popular culture. It examines the impact of technological innovation and globalization on how popular culture is consumed and how this affects society. Strongly Recommended: SOC 1 (completed with a grade of C or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
SOC 13 Research Methods 4.00 Units
This course orients students to the methods of data collection and analysis used by sociologists. Instruction includes an overview of sociological theory, instruction on experimental methods, surveys, interviews, field research, participant observation, demographic methods, and comparative historical approaches. Prerequisite: SOC 1 with a minimum grade of C Strongly Recommended: MATH 40 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 

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