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Official Course Descriptions (from 2015-17 BCC Catalog)

SOC 1, 3 Units:  Introduction to Sociology

3 hours lecture (GR). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology: Analysis and explanation of social structure, group dynamics, socialization and the self, social stratification, culture and diversity, social change and global dynamics.

 

SOC 2, 3 Units: Social Problems

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of society through the application of sociological principles and critical thinking skills to the identification and analysis of selected social problems: Poverty, racism/sexism, drug abuse, crime, and population control.

 

SOC 5, 3 Units: Minority Groups

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Analysis of racial, religious, and ethnic minority groups: General principles of dominant-minority group relations.

 

SOC 6, 3 Units: Comparative Social Movements Since the 1960s

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in POSCI 11 or SOCSC 3.  Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU.

Introduction to grassroots social movements since the 1960s: Development of social change in response to inequality in the context of U.S. history and the world abroad; internal and external factors contributing to the emergence of social movements with special attention to the conjuncture of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, ecology, class, disability, and sexual preference in contemporary U.S. culture.

 

SOC 7, 3 Units: Sociology of Gender

3 hours lecture, (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Social factors which contribute to marriage and family: Changing historic, economic, and socio-cultural forces that shape intimate and familial relationships.

 

SOC 8, 3 Units: Crime and Deviance

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Sociological exploration of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and deviance: Corporate crime, property and violent crime, drug culture, sex work, the criminal justice system, stigmatization, and the socio-political impact of crime and deviance.

 

SOC 13, 3 Units: Sociology of the Family

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Social factors which contribute to marriage and family ties: The changing historic, economic and socio-cultural forces that shape relationships among men, women, parents and children.

 

SOC 18, 3 Units:  Sociology of Death and Dying

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Death and dying: Application of sociological principles; historic, economic, social, psychological, cultural, and institutional dynamics of death and dying.

 

SOC 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units: Selected Topics in Sociology

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

SOC 120, 3 Units: Introduction to Research Methods

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SOC 1. Recommended preparation: MATH 13. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to empirical research for the social sciences: Nature of theory, hypotheses, variables, ethics of research; application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools including survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research.

 

SOC 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units: Selected Topics in Sociology

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2015-2017 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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