Sociology
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Sociology

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Mission College Sociology

Sociology is the study of human behavior in society. Using C. Wright Mill’s concept of the “sociological imagination,” sociologists examine how individuals behaviors are influenced by social forces within the society or culture in which they live as well as how individuals can shape or maintain a society.
In studying group dynamics, sociologists are interested in how race/ethnicity, social class, gender, age, and other social factors affect our social changes and opportunities in life.
Sociology prepares students for a variety of career options. Previous sociology majors have gone into work including community/social services, law or criminal justice, research, education, etc.
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice emphasizes critical thinking about corrections, crime and delinquency, legal studies, and working with diverse communities. It explores the connections between law, crime, and justice. The program develops the high level of academic, personal, and professional competence demanded in a wide range of agencies.
  • Earn an Associates degree for transfer in sociology (AA-T) or administration of justice (AS-T)
  • Earn transferrable credits to a Cal State or UC.
  • Learn how people relate to one another.

Courses within Sociology

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Intro to Sociology

A requirement for both degrees, SOC 001 can also be a general education course or SOC 001H, an honors course.

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Marriage and Family

Understand the dynamics of the American family with SOC 040.

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Race & Ethnicity

Explore race, ethnicity and racism in SOC 021.

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Courses within an Administration of Justice Degree

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Intro to Criminal Justice

Explore the characteristics of the Criminal Justice system with SOC 050.

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Intro to Corrections

Understand the history of and critical analysis of punchishment with SOC 058.

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Communities & the Justice System

Explore the complex dynamics between the justice system and communities with SOC 060.

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Challenge Yourself with Honors

The Honors Transfer Project is a group of like-minded high achieving students looking for a challenge in college. This course is part of their studies.

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