Nicole Major

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Sociology Instructor
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Social and Behavioral Sciences
SC - BGS 318 - Office
Saddleback College

A little about me...

Nicole joined Saddleback College in Fall 2007 as an adjunct faculty member. She became a full-time Sociology/Gerontology faculty member in Fall 2015. Her teaching responsibilities include Sociology and Aging Studies courses, as well as coordinating the Aging Studies Program (formerly Gerontology), which she helped develop in Fall 2011. She has also taught at Palomar College, Argosy University, and Coastline College. Her teaching responsibilities have included Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Marriage and Family, Class/Ethnicity/Gender, Death and Dying, Introduction to Aging, and Sociology of Aging. Nicole served as the co-advisor for the Sociology Club and participated in a variety of committees, such as the Associate Faculty Support Committee. She is currently involved with Service Learning, Online Education Committee, Student Success Committee, College Promise Program, Career Technical Education Committee, and the Co-Chair for the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Work Group.

In addition to her teaching, Nicole was the program director for the Saddleback College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program for 5 1/2 years. The FKCE program is a part of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. This program provides education and support opportunities for current or prospective foster parents and kinship (relative) caregivers in Orange County to meet state licensing requirements.

In her free time, Nicole enjoys being active and outdoors and, most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.

M.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2007
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

Research Interests: Sociology of aging/gerontology, health/medicine, sports, marriage and family, service learning, and addictions.

Sample Syllabi

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1) On-Campus

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1) Online

Sociology of Aging (SOC 125) Online

Death and Dying (SOC 126) Online

Introduction to Aging Online

Technical Resources and Online Class Info

If you are enrolled in one of my online courses, it will be available on Canvas 2-3 days before the class begins. You will receive an email from me 1-2 weeks before the class begins with additional information. Please make sure that you check your school email.


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Sociology Department

Aging Studies Program

American Sociological Association (ASA)