1-Introduction To Sociology (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
This course is designed to introduce the students to the discipline of sociology. Main theoretical and research approaches will be discussed and applied to a variety of social phenomena. Issues analyzed include culture, social interaction, social structure, deviance, social inequality and social institutions.
2-American Social Problems (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students examine the sociological analysis of contemporary social problems in the United States. Analyzes issues of power, inequality, privilege and oppression. Topics include racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, the environment, crime, war and terrorism. This course will also offer possible solutions.
3-Crime And Delinquency (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students examine 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.
4-Sociological Analysis (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students examine the fundamental principles and methods of sociological research design and implementation. Students analyze the key types of evidence—including qualitative and quantitative data, data gathering and sampling methods, logic of comparison, and causal reasoning. The work of several scholars is evaluated and students create their own research design related to a sociological issue.
11-Race And Ethnic Relations (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students examine the definitions, history, and experiences of ethnic and racial groups in the United States from a sociological perspective. Attention is given to Black, Latino, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and White Americans from an intersectional perspective. What social, economic, and political factors affect majority-minority relations? What are the sources of discrimination and prejudice? Is social equality between different groups possible?
13-Society And Personality (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students explore social psychology, focusing on the contributions of sociology to this field. The relationship between the individual and the social environment is examined. Issues analyzed include socialization, self, identity, symbolic communication, altruism, aggression, deviant behavior, group processes.
15-Religion And American Society (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students engage in the sociological analysis of religion. The distinctions between the sociological perspective and the alternative approaches to religion are explored. Issues analyzed include the connections between religion and other aspects of social life, such as gender, sexual identity, class, race and ethnicity. Students also examine the relationship between religion and social continuity and change, particularly the impact of globalization on religion and religious identity.
21-Human Sexuality (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students analyze the social, cultural, historical, and religious influences that shape contemporary sexual values and normative beliefs in the United States. Major and diverse paradigms of sociology regarding sexual practices and behavior, including cross-cultural traditions, sexual attraction and response, sexual deviance, sexual orientations and the commercialization of love, sex, and eroticism are examined.
28-The Family: A Sociological Approach (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
This course is designed to introduce the students to the sociological analysis of the family. Examines the family as a social institution. Issues analyzed include family diversity, dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, socialization, violence, divorce.
29-The U.S. And Terrorism (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students examine the evolution of the US presence in the Middle East and Central Asia and explore the development of terrorism and the US response.
31-Sociology Of Gender (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Students examine the social significance of gender in contemporary US society and analyze the social construction of gender ideology and how people's experiences are affected by social institutions such as work, education, the family, and the criminal justice system. People's differential experiences are analyzed within the context of race, class, and sexual orientation. Students learn how the experiences of people are created through social institutions and can, therefore, be transformed through social and institutional change.
35-The Labor Movement (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
The course presents a sociological and historical analysis of labor movements in the United States and their effects upon American society. The course introduces students to distinctions among different forms of labor (forced and free), the role of markets and the State in regulating labor, and the effects of external factors (Industrial Revolution, abolition of chattel slavery, the Great Depression, war, globalization) and internal (to the laboring class) factors (competition among workers, ideologies, social and political organization) affecting the development of labor movements.
37-Introduction To Political Sociology (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
This course is the sociological study of power, politics, and the state. In political sociology, students will examine the interrelation of politics and society by combining sociological analysis with analyses of political structure and political processes. Emphasis is placed on political sociological theories, elites and masses, the state, globalization, nationalism and social movements, media and interest groups, social and political institutions, capitalism, corporatism, and status.
86-Popular Culture (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
This course is designed to introduce students to the analysis of the historical and current development and emergence of American popular culture and its relationship to social institutions, collective behavior, and roles in people's lives. Social, technological, political, and economic aspects of society are examined with regard to the adoption, maintenance, and changes in popular culture, including the consumption of mass media, fashion, music, consumerism and food. Distinction between popular culture and culture, mass culture, folk culture and its contribution to society's contemporary outlook is analyzed.
87-Sociology Of Deviant Behavior (3) UC:CSU Lecture 3 hours
Examines the structural and individual causes of deviant behavior in American society. Both absolutist and relativist analysis describe the very nature of why people engage in "undesirable" and socially "unacceptable" behavior. Apart from criminology, this discipline observes other behaviors that are not sanctioned by a legal body. The causes, consequences, practical data and ameliorative methods are offered.