7017 - Sociology 1 - Class Information

Introduction to Sociology

Spring B 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

Develops the sociological perspective that behavior is determined largely by human interactions and membership in groups. The main elements of sociological analysis are presented, emphasizing social organization, culture, socialization, social stratification, and population. These elements are applied to topics such as crime and delinquency.

Prerequisites: None.


Melanie C. Klein, M.A.
Email: melmelklein@cs.com
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 8:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7152

Classroom Location Schedule

 Day  Campus  Time  Location
 Saturday   L.A. Southwest College   9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Lecture Lab, Rm. 213
 Saturday  L.A. City  College  1:30 - 4:30 PM  Da Vinci Hall, Rm. 310 
 Sunday  L.A. Valley College  9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Foreign Language Bldg., Rm. 110 
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  1:30 - 4:30 PM  Business Bldg. Rm. 3208

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Society: The Basics
  • Author: Macionis, John J.
  • Edition: 10/E, 2009
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • ISBN: 978-0-7167-7825-7


The Distance Learning Study Guide for The Way We Live
  • Author: Light, Stephen
  • Edition: 3/E, 2008
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • ISBN: 978-0-13-601679-3

Textbooks may be purchased at the City, Southwest, Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.

Textbooks are available in the college libraries.  Most libraries have the texts on Reserve, (two hour use, in the library) some libraries have copies in the General Collection.  Individual Library Policies apply and they may be different at each campus.Generally, students must have a valid student ID for the campus they intend to use to check out or use library materials. For example, to check out books from Pierce College Library students must have a valid Pierce College Student ID.  Students who enrolled only in ITV classes may obtain a Mission College ID through the Admissions Office at Mission College.


The Way We Live

An introductory course designed to acquaint students with the major principles of sociology as they are applied to contemporary social problems.

Where to Watch Videos

Cable Channel LA36

Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. The broadcast schedule is below.

Broadcast Schedule

All videos are closed captioned.
Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore. and the  LA Mission College Bookstore

Watch the Videos on Campus

Videos may be viewed at the Learning Resource Centers of:

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

You must bring your Student ID or fee receipt to watch the videos.

Online Course Website

April 13 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after that date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website.

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