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Sociology

Sociology is both a scientific and humanistic discipline. Sociologists examine the systems of social action including single social acts, social relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, and societies. Through analyses of society, its groups, institutions, and processes, sociologists attempt to understand and predict human behavior.

The study of sociology prepares students for further study of and careers in social work, probation, corrections, human services, law enforcement, research, public policy, law, and education. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in sociology should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Contact: Romana Pires
rpires@valleycollege.edu

Courses Offered:
SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology
SOC 100H – Introduction to Sociology Honors
SOC 110 – Contemporary Social Issues
SOC 120 – Health and Illness in Society
SOC 130 – Marriage and the Family
SOC 135 – Sociology of Deviance and Crime
SOC 141 – Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 145 – Sociology of Gender
SOC 150 – Sociology of Aging and the Life Course

Links
University of California, Riverside http://sociology.ucr.edu/  
California State University, San Bernardino http://www.csusb.edu/majorsdegrees/undergraduate/baSociology/

 The Department of Sociology is a part of the Division of Social Sciences, Human Development and Physical Education.