SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 3:56:59 AMSOC 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled06 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will explore sociology as a way of understanding the complex world around us. Students will learn how the discipline explains social, cultural, political, and economic forces. Using a global, sociological perspective, students will critically examine topics including, but not limited to: socialization, culture, social constructionism, social inequality, intersectionality, and systemic oppression. Course content will include lecture, activities, storytelling, media, and discussion, and will reflect the histories and lived experiences of California Community College students.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will explore sociology as a way of understanding the complex world around us. Students will learn how the discipline explains social, cultural, political, and economic forces. Using a global, sociological perspective, students will critically examine topics including, but not limited to: socialization, culture, social constructionism, social inequality, intersectionality, and systemic oppression. Course content will include lecture, activities, storytelling, media, and discussion, and will reflect the histories and lived experiences of California Community College students.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
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:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SOC1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Explain and apply major theories and concepts in the field of sociology.
2. Critically analyze contemporary society from a sociological perspective.
3. Apply their personal histories and lived experiences to course content.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the sociological imagination and the sociological perspective.
2. Explain the major theoretical perspectives in sociology.
3. Describe the major research methods used by sociologists.
4. Explain social construction and the process of socialization.
5. Describe the importance of groups to the shaping of individuals and societies.
6. Analyze processes of social inequality, change, systemic oppression, and intersectionality.
7. Explain the meanings of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, as well as the consequences of social location (self and other).
8. Analyze social institutions such as education, healthcare, criminal justice systems, politics, mass media, and others using a sociological framework.
9. Explore social movements such as feminism, anti-racism, environmentalism, and others.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the Sociological Perspective
    A. Historical origins of the discipline
    B. Historically overlooked founders of the discipline
    C. Colonization of knowledge production
    D. Sociological imagination
II. Major Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
    A. Symbolic Interactionism
    B. Functionalism  
     C. Conflict Theory
    D. Feminism
    E. Critical Race Theory
III. Conducting Research in Sociology
    A. Qualitative methods
    B. Quantitative methods
    C. Ethical concerns in research
IV. Socialization and Social Construction
    A. Self and society
    B. Agents of socialization
    C. Social construction of reality
V. The Study of Groups
    A. Types of groups
    B. Group dynamics
    C. Agency-structure linkages
VI. Stratification of Society
    A. The social class system
    B. Racial and ethnic inequalities
    C. Sex and gender inequalities
VII. Major Social Institutions
    A. Education
    B. Healthcare
    C. Politics
    D. Economy
    E. Kinship systems
VIII. Social Movements
    A. Systemic oppressions and resistance
    B. Social movement theories
    C. Classic and modern social movements

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments and/or multimedia engagement.
2. Quizzes and/or exams on material from lectures, readings, and other media.
3. Writing assignments (cumulative total of at least 1500 words) across media, such as:
    A. Class exercises
    B. Personal reflections
    C. Reaction papers
    D. Research projects
    E. Journal entries
    F. Online discussions
    G. Annotations
    H. Media analyses.
4. Additional assignments as determined by instructor may include:
    A. Group projects
    B. Class presentations
    C. Video presentations
    D. Ethnographic fieldwork
    E. Other

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
40 - 60%
Writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes and/or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Additional assignments; participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Society: The Basics. 15th ed. Macionis, John. Prentice Hall. 2021.
Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life. 14th ed. Newman, David. Sage. 2022.
You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist. 7th ed. Conley, Dalton. Norton. 2021.
In Conflict and Order: Understanding sociology. 15th ed. D. Eitzen, and K. Smith, and M. Baca Zinn. 2021.
Essentials of Sociology. 4th ed. Ritzer, George. Sage. 2020
 
Open Educational Resources (OER):
Intro to Sociology. et. al. https://openstax.org/details/books/introduction-sociology-3e Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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