Sociology (SOC)

SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology  (3.0 Units)  

This course is a survey of the various characteristics of social life, the process of social interaction and the tools of sociological investigation. Emphasis is on culture, socialization, and basic institutions.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOC 102  Social Problems  (3.0 Units)  

This survey course will focus on identification of major sociological theories, concepts, and perspectives in an analytical approach to the study of social problems in contemporary American society.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOC 103  Introduction to Marriage and Family  (3.0 Units)  

This course is a survey of analytical and theoretical concepts involved in the sociological study of courtship, marriage and family in American society.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

SOC 104  Introduction to Social Work  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides an introduction to the social work profession and the roles, responsibilities and work settings of the social worker. Emphasis is placed on the history of social work, theories that guide social work practice, and social welfare policy.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.40

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

SOC 107  Introduction to Race and Ethnicity  (3.0 Units)  

This is a one semester survey of major racial/ethnic groups in American society. This course will focus on historical experiences and their relationship to contemporary social realities faced by these racial/ethnic groups in American society. It will also investigate their contributions and special experiences as minorities.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

SOC 138  Coop Ed Sociology  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education is a key element of Victor Valley College's comprehensive approach to career development. Cooperative Education is a 16-, 12-, or 8-week course that enables students to receive college credit for paid or unpaid work opportunities. This course helps students gain valuable on-the-job work experience while providing practical education, best practices in professional development, and academic guidance through the course of their work opportunity. The combination of practical experience and curricular development empowers students to be more competitive, efficient and valuable employees upon completion of this program and/or their academic program trajectory. The course is ideal for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or seeking career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences such as through an internship. Cooperative Education transforms community businesses, industries, and public agencies into expanded educational training laboratories. Credit is awarded on the basis of learning objectives completed and the number of hours the student trains. Students must create/complete new learning objectives each semester they enroll. Students may utilize their present work sites. More details are available in the Cooperative Education Office, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2281. The office, located in the Academic Commons, is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only