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AA Degree/Course Descriptions

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Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, although not a particular campus or major.


Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs.
Presents an orientation to the field of sociology, including core sociological theories in the areas of socialization; the impact of social institutions such as the family, culture, religion, edu­cation, government; concepts of conformity and deviance; and the study of social inequalities in U.S. society due to race/eth­nicity, sex, gender and age.

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs.
Sociological concepts and theories that explain a range of social problems in the US including crime, drugs, immigra­tion, poverty, racism, sexism, ageism, issues of social privilege, health care, the environment, educational inequalities, terror­ism, and the potential solutions to these social problems.

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs.
Examines the nature and extent of crime and delinquency, theories of causation, types of juvenile and adult offenses, and efforts by society to cope with law violations includes programs for prevention, correction, and rehabilitation.

Prerequisite: SOC 001 | Lecture: 3 hrs.
An introduction to the scientific study of social research: top­ics include research design, conceptualization, measurement, sampling methodology, qualitative and quantitative data anal­ysis. Students will analyze specific data collected in the field.

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs.
Explores the social, political, and economic forces that shape race relations in the United States. Focuses on the sociologi­cal analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. Examines the social, cultural, political, and economic practices and institu­tions that support or challenge racism, racial and ethnic inequalities, as well as the factors that impact racial/ethnic group relations.

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs. (same course as Psych 13)
Students explore social psychology by focusing on how indi­viduals are influenced by the behavior and presence of others in a sociocultural environment. Topics analyzed include self, identity, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, obedience, altruism, aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, and deviant behaviors.

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs.
Examines the diverse definitions of the family; analysis of family as an institution, including historical changes in the role of marriage, divorce, cohabitation, parenting, work, com­munication, aging, and family violence. The impact of culture, race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation onto individ­uals and society, according to sociological research.

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs.
Examines the social significance of gender in contemporary U.S. society and analyzes the social construction of gender his­torically within the context of race, class, and sexual orienta­tion. It focuses on social institutions such as the family, religion, education, work, politics, sports, media, criminal jus­tice system, in shaping individual’s experiences and identities through the life cycle. Students can also explore ways these social institutions can be transformed through social change.

Allows students to pursue Directed Study in the field of Sociology on a contract basis under the direction of an instructor.

Contact Us


Myriam Levy, M.A.
Professor of Sociology• Global Languages and Society
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 833-3414 
Faculty Campus Webpage 

Cherry Lai, M.A.
Assistant Professor•Global Languages and Society
Phone: (818) 364-7875
Faculty Campus Webpage