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Welcome to the Department of Sociology

Division Dean, Daniel Tesar
Email: dtesar@fullcoll.edu

Sociology Department Coordinator, Kelly Nelson-Wright
Email: knelsonwright@fullcoll.edu

General Information

Welcome to the department of Sociology home page.  We offer a variety of courses that will help you meet your transfer requirements as well as satisfy your appetite for knowledge.  Our commitment is to provide students with quality education and to offer a variety of courses that reflect our diverse population.  We have recently expanded our course offerings by implementing honors, hybrid and online versions of several of our courses.

We hope that this page provides you with sufficient information about our department; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  You can direct your questions to our department coordinator, Kelly Nelson-Wright at (714) 992-7535 or Email: knelsonwright@fullcoll.edu.    (Email is preferred)
 

Faculty

Professor Angie Andrus
Office: 1423-04
Phone: (714) 992-7532
Website: http://staffwww.fullcoll.edu/aandrus
Email: aandrus@fullcoll.edu 

Professor Sergio A. Banda
Office: 1425-03
Phone: (714) 992-7533
Email: sbanda@fullcoll.edu 

Professor Giselle Blanche
Office:1423-03
Phone: (714) 992-7534
Email: gblanche@fullcoll.edu 

Professor Kelly Nelson-Wright (Department Coordinator)
Office: 1425-03
Phone: (714) 992-7535
Email: knelsonwright@fullcoll.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Professor Naomi Chianese (nchianese@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Giana Cicchelli (gcicchelli@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Victoria Elmquist (velmquist@fullcoll.edu)

Professor James French (jfrench@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Lisa Gaetje (lgaetje@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Tracy Gamache (tgamache@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Tiffany Gause (tgause@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Melissa Govea (mgovea@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Michael Itagaki (mitagaki@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Guenevere Mead (gmead@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Eduardo Perez (eperez1@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Joan Smith (jsmith1@fullcoll.edu)

Professor Brooke Tolmasov (btolmasov@fullcoll.edu)

 

Staff

Ms. Pamela Ingles, Office Manager
Phone: (714) 992-7047
Email: pingles@fullcoll.edu

Ms. Dina Aguirre, Division Secretary
Phone (714)992-7047
Email daguirre@fullcoll.edu


 

Programs

The Department of Sociology offers courses that lead to two degrees, the AA and the AA-T:

Sociology Associate in Arts Degree, a 19 unit degree program designed for students intending to transfer to any four-year institution.

Required Courses (10 units)

SOC 101 F Introduction to Sociology (3) or
SOC 101 HF Honors Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 102 F Social Problems (3)
SOSC 120 F Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) 

Restricted Electives (9 Units)

SOC 199 F Independent Study (1)
SOC 201F Dying and Death (3)
SOC 225 F or HF Sociology of Women (3)
SOC 230 F Sociology of Gender (3)
SOC  250 F Sociology of Aging (3)
SOC 275 F or HF  Marriage and Family (3)
SOC  277 F or HF Sociology of Religion (3)
SOC 285 F Drugs and Society (3)
SOC 292 F Introduction to Criminology (3)
SOC 299 F Independent Study (1)
     

  
Sociology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, a 19 unit degree program designed for students intending to transfer to a CSU.

Required Core (3 units)

SOC 101 F or HF Introduction to Sociology (3)
List A (7 units)
 
SOC 102 F Social Problems (3)
SOSC 120 F Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) or
MATH 120 F or HF Introductory Probability and Statistics (4)
 
List B (6 units)
 
SOC 275 F or HF Marriage and Family (3)
SOC 292 F Introduction to Criminology (3)
 
List C (3 units) Select one 3-unit course
SOC 201 F Dying and Death (3)
SOC 225 F or HF Sociology of Women (3)
SOC 230 F Sociology of Gender (3)
SOC 250 F Sociology of Aging (3) 
SOC 277 F or HF Sociology of Religion (3)
SOC 285 F Drugs and Society (3)
 
 

Courses

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

54 hours lecture per term.  This course introduces concepts, theories and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are understood in the context of collective human behavior.  This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU); (UC) (Degree credit)
AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, MULT CULT REQ


SOC 101HF  Honors Introduction to Sociology (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course introduces concepts, theories and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are understood in the context of collective human behavior. Fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. As an Honors section, this class will employ enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research-based writing assignments, and assignments calling for a higher level of critical thinking. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, MULT CULT REQ


SOC 102  Social Problems (3) 

54 hours lecture per term.  This course includes identification and analysis of selected contemporary social problems in American society and around the world, including problems of overpopulation, environmental destruction, war, race, poverty, sex inequality, aging, drug abuse, health, crime and violence.  Alternative approaches to the resolution of these problems and identification of institutions and organizations involved in the resolution of these problems are emphasized. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.  (CSU)  (UC) (Degree credit)
AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, MULT CULT REQ

SOC 199 Sociology Independent Study  (1)

54 hours independent study per term.  This course is offered for students who wish to increase their knowledge of the Social Sciences through individual study.. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Sciences area.  (CSU)  (UC Credit Limitation depending upon course content) (Degree credit)


SOC 201 F Dying and Death (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course includes various perspectives on death, both cross-cultural and historical. Examines beliefs, traditions, rituals and practices surrounding death in American society; health care systems (the hospital and the dying patient, hospice, etc.); death and the process of dying; bioethics — dying in the technology age; euthanasia suicide, funerals, grief and bereavement; the law and death, including living wills, organ donation, and autopsies; also life after death — old and new meanings. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 225  Sociology of Women  (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a woman-centered introduction to the study of gender in the United States. It emphasizes knowledge gained from research in the various social sciences and the discussions of issues are both theoretical and practical. Topics are issues that impact the lives of women today, including: women’s health, sexuality, relationships, employment, and familial roles. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
 

SOC 225HF  Honors Sociology of Women (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a woman-centered introduction to the study of gender in the United States. It emphasizes knowledge gained from research in the various social sciences and the discussions of issues are both theoretical and practical. Topics are issues that impact the lives of women today, including: women’s health, sexuality, relationships, employment, and familial roles. As an Honors section, this class will employ enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research based writing assignments, and assignments calling for a higher level of critical thinking. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 250 F Sociology of Aging  (3)

54 hours lecture per term.  This course is an introduction of the study of aging.  It is a sociological review of the characteristics, strengths and problems of older persons. Exploration includes basic theories, terminology and concepts related to aging.  Health, sexuality, social supports, caregiving, living arrangements, economics and end-of-life issues will also be discussed.  (CSU)  (UC) (Degree credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 275 Marriage and the Family  (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of human relationships in anticipation of, preparation for, and participation in marriage. Consideration is given to the social, psychological, biological, religious, and cultural factors which make for success or failure in family relationships.  Includes study of courtship, dating, mate selection, engagement, marital adjustment, parenthood and the developing family. (CSU) (UC) (Degree credit)
AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 275HF Honors Marriage and Family (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a sociological exploration of the topics related to the institutions of marriage and family. These topics include: gender roles, love, single hood, courtship, marriage, domestic partnerships, communication, sexuality, parenting, conflict, domestic violence, economics, divorce, step-families, diversity in families (historically and cross-culturally) and future family trends. As an Honors section, this class will employ enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research based writing assignments, and assignments calling for a higher level of critical thinking. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 277 F Sociology of Religion (3)

54 hours lecture per term.  This course is an analysis of religion as a social institution.  Emphasis will be placed on the influence that religion has on American society by examining the role religion plays in people's lives, and legitimates some existing social and economic arrangements.  This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.  (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, MULT CULT REQ

SOC 277HF Sociology of Religion (3)

54 hours lecture per term.  This course is an analysis of religion as a social institution.  Emphasis will be placed on the influence that religion has on American society by examining the role religion plays in people's lives, and legitimates some existing social and economic arrangements.  As an Honors section, this class will employ enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research-based writing assignments and assignments calling for a higher level of critical thinking.  This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation.  (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, MULT CULT REQ

SOC 285 F Drugs and Society (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course introduces concepts, theories and perspectives associated with the sociological analysis of drugs and alcohol. The definitions of various types of drug use, as well as drug abuse, and drug dependence will be addressed. The pharmacological perspective will also be explained, including the factors that influence drug action and the classification of psychoactive drugs and their effects. Legal drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and psychotherapeutic drugs will be discussed and analyzed using the sociological perspective. (UC) (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC,

SOC 292 F Introduction to Criminology (3)

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of theories of crimes and criminal behavior, including an explanation of crime, its causes, and how crime is measured. Major sociological and social science theories will be explored surrounding the issues of crime and criminal behavior. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SOC 299  Sociology Independent Study (1)

54 hours independent study per term.  This course is offered for students who wish to increase their knowledge of the Social Sciences through individual study. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Sciences area.  Course may be taken four times for credit.  (CSU)  (UC Credit Limitation depending upon course content) (Degree credit)


Location

Fullerton College
Department of Sociology
321 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
Telephone: (714) 992 -7011
Email: sociology@fullcoll.edu