The mission of the sociology program at Saddleback College is to offer a comprehensive introduction to the social science of sociology for students majoring in sociology, those taking sociology course to fulfill general education requirements, and to provide transfer level classes for those who are majoring in sociology. Students will develop and expand their life skills as well as understand the impact group membership has on an individual. The program provides courses leading to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and is one of the programs that offers an AA-T degree.
Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. Sociology courses analyze and evaluate the development and structure of human society , social institutions with society, patterns of human interaction, culture, social inequality, social problems, and social change.
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April Cubbage, Ph.D.
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Courses In Sociology
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2 Social Problems
SOC 10 Introduction ro Marriage and the Family
SOC 15 Socialization of the Child
SOC 20 Ethnic Cultures in the United States
SOC 21 Women in Contemporary Society
SOC 23 Food and Society
SOC 25 Social Stratification
SOC 30 Social Psychology
SOC 125 Sociology of Aging
SOC 126 Death and Dying
SOC 180 Introduction to Gerontology
Sociology Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an AA degree in Sociology students will be able to:
Identify the current goals of sociology.
Compare and contrast the three main sociological theories in sociology.
Apply social theories to analyze current or historical topics or events.
Differentiate social research and social research methods from other research models.
Evaluate current social research.
Describe the role that culture plays in affecting group as well as individual behaviors.
Difference between Sociology and the other social sciences.
Define and apply the sociological imagination/sociological perspective.
Identify and apply specific sociological terms and concepts.
Explain how various social locations such as class, race, gender, age and sexuality are vital to the study of sociology and apply them to specific sociological topics.
Identify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns.
Critically evaluate the proposed ways to alleviate the major social problems facing society today.
Identify and analyze social change and the impact on society.
Examine and analyze institutional influences on individuals, groups, and society.
Identify and evaluate community support services and agencies.
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