SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 11:59:48 PMSOC 1 Course Outline as of Summer 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 1Title:  INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Sociology
Last Reviewed:11/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Survey of human social behavior as viewed at micro (small group) and macro (social structural, institutional) levels.  Course includes social behavior as relevant to American society as well as to global issues.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of human social behavior as viewed at micro (small group) and macro (social structural, institutional) levels.  Course includes social behavior as relevant to American society as well as to global issues.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2011
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4JSociology and Criminology  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SOC1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline
   and identify realistic career objectives related to a course of study
   in the major.
2.  Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
   citation style if different than MLA.
3.  Utilize terms, concepts and research methodologies used in study
   of social behavior at micro and macro levels.
4.  Summarize the basic elements of scientific inquiry and sociological
   methods, especially survey research.
5.  Differentiate among various historical developments of sociology with
   recognition of the role that women and minority scholars have played.
6.  Distinguish the major theoretical approaches used by sociologists
   to interpret social behavior.
7.  Illustrate the role that culture and socialization contribute to the
   development of a person's identity.
8.  Distinguish and give examples of key concepts associated with major
   social institutions, including the family, education, and religion.
9.  Assess the consequences of social stratification and social class.
10. Distinguish and assess consequences related to the concepts of
   minority group, gender identity, ethnicity, and "race."
11. Analyze major demographic trends, especially those associated with an
   aging population.
12. Interpret and discuss how sociological concepts, theory, and research
   relate to social policy issues in the United States and their value
   in a world that increasingly requires a global perspective.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Orientation to the values, themes, methods, and history of the
   discipline and identification of realistic career objectives related
   to a course of study in the major.
2.  Introduction to discipline-specific research tools, including seminal
   books, important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional
   or trade organizations, standard reference tools, discipline
   specific tools, and major web sites.
3.  Introduction to Sociology as a scientific discipline and to the
   methods of scientific inquiry.
4.  The development of contemporary sociology and its major theoretical
   perspectives, including Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Symbolic
5.  Culture and its impact on the social self.
6.  Socialization:  nature, nurture, or both.
7.  Family:  the primary social institution.
8.  Education as a social institution.
9.  Religion as a social force and its importance in global issues.
10. Stratification and the distribution of power and privilege.
11. The concept of social class and its consequences.
12. Minority groups as a socially defined concept, including exposure to
   issues associated with prejudice and discrimination.
13. Gender and gender identity:  Personal choices and social issues.
14. Ethnicity and "race":  Similarities and differences.
15. Demography and population trends, nationally and globally; including
   issues of an aging population.
16. Sociological Implications for Social Policy and Global Issues.

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1. As homework students will read approximately 1-2 chapters per week and
  study assignments in textbooks for each class assignment.
2. Students will use the Internet as a resource to obtain information
  related to selected assignments.  Assignments may include: finding and
  interpreting U.S. census data; researching articles in professional
  journals and online periodicals.
3. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and
  small group exercises.
4. All students will write 15-25 pages over the semester. This will be
  accomplished through critical-thought essays and examinations,
  and/or conducting brief research projects using survey methods,
  and book reports.
5. Assignments may include objective and/or essay exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 60%
Written homework, Essays, book reports, research papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Henslin, James M., SOCIOLOGY: A DOWN-TO-EARTH APPROACH; 6th ed.,
   Allyn and Bacon, 2003.
Macionis, John J., SOCIETY: THE BASICS; 7th ed., Prentice Hall, 2003.
Shepard, Jon M., SOCIOLOGY, 8th ed., Wadsworth-Thomson, 2002.

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