BCC Sociology Page



Lead Faculty: Linda McAllister, PhD

Rm 557, BCC Sociology Dept.
2050 Center St Berkeley, CA 94704

Email: lmcallister@peralta.edu
(510) 981-2998

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Welcome to the BCC Sociology Website.

Our mission is to provide sociology students with the theory and methods required to transfer and succeed at a four year university or college, or to begin working in a sociology-related job.

What is “sociology”?

“Sociology” is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior using the methods of social science. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. The subject ranges from the family, to organized crime, to newly emerging religions; and from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of the environment.

What can I do with a sociology degree?

The BCC sociology program provides marketable social science job skills, and prepares sociology majors to transfer to universities and 4-year colleges.  Students get marketable social science skills by:

  1. learning how to conduct ethnographic interviews;
  2. doing service-learning projects;
  3. learning how to write social science reports; and
  4. learning how to conduct and analyze research.

These skills are important in marketing, social work, business, criminology, government, and various non-profit organizations that help people facing social problems.

Sociology majors get guaranteed admission into Cal State by earning our BCC Sociology AA-T_Degree

Important AA-T Updates

Sociology of Gender

(Soc 7) now satisfies a List B requirement for the BCC Sociology AA-T.  See Course Flyer

2) Comparative Social Movements since the 1960s (Soc 6) now satisfies the List C requirement for the BCC Sociology AA-T.  See Course Flyer  & Laney Tower Article on Soc 6

3) Sociology of Minority Groups (Soc 5) now receives American Cultures credit at UC-Berkeley.

4) Sociology of Death & Dying (Soc 18) now satisfies the List C requirement for the BCC Sociology AA-T.

Sociology is one of the disciplines in the Social Sciences Department.