Sociology Department

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.


Full-Time Faculty

Allison Camelot View profile information for Staff Member Allison Camelot Faculty Website Allison Camelot
Department Chair
Office BGS 300
(949) 582-4478

April Cubbage, Ph.D. View profile information for Staff Member April Cubbage, Ph.D. Faculty Website April Cubbage, Ph.D.
Office BGS 300
(949) 582-4636

Nicole Major View profile information for Staff Member Nicole MajorFaculty Website Nicole Major
Office BGS 351
(949) 582-4745


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 16 Death and Dying

SOC 180 Introduction to Aging

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.

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Service Learning

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