Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



Back to Previous Page

SOC 300    Introductory Sociology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines principles and basic concepts in sociology. It includes the study of institutions, culture, social organization, group interaction, social stratification, economy, politics, social movements, and urbanization. (C-ID SOCI 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

F09:00AM-12:10PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 11113529Textbook
TBATBALECTBAARC MAIN Online 13529Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.MokhtarzadaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20312196Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN HeEd 71610121Textbook
F09:00AM-12:05PMLECK.GuadalupeARC MAIN DaviesHall 22510122Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.KlossARC MAIN DaviesHall 22510938Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.KlossARC MAIN DaviesHall 11212519Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN DaviesHall 11412520Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECN.HijaziARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310454Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.KlossARC MAIN DaviesHall 20312197Textbook
F09:00AM-12:15PMLECS.MokhtarzadaOff Campus Natomas N10110969Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECN.HijaziARC MAIN Online 11194Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECN.HijaziARC MAIN Online 10688Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECN.HijaziARC MAIN Online 13528Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


SOC 301    Social Problems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines contemporary social problems in the US within a theoretical and global context. It examines the role and the structure of power and ideology in shaping our understanding and approach to social problems. It includes a critical analysis of their causes, consequences as well as an evaluation of proposed solutions and methods of treatment. Attention is directed to poverty and inequality, race and gender inequalities, problems of the environment, unequal access to education as well as problems in the economic and political systems and the impact of globalization on these problems. (C-ID SOCI 115)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.MokhtarzadaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20312518Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311594Textbook
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLECJ.SachaOff Campus Natomas N10111731Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


SOC 309    Self and Society     3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing), and ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) OR ESLR 320 (Advanced Reading Skills through Literature) and ESLW 320 (Advanced Composition) with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces concepts, social theories, and methods used to analyze how the sense of self is created in everyday life. It explores various theories of the development of self, the nature of human behavior, the importance of language for perception and thought, and reality as a social construction. Additionally, it examines how the self emerges and is maintained through social interaction and our involvement in social relationships. It includes the study of social identity, roles, socialization, identity change, and emotions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.DurdenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11211989Textbook

SOC 320    Minorities in America    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines patterns of racial and ethnic group relations in the United States of America. It employs basic sociological approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on a comparative analysis of historical, social, and economic factors affecting intergroup and intragroup dynamics. Topics include prejudice, discrimination, racism, racial and ethnic stratification, assimilation patterns among groups, demographic shifts, civil rights, and other related topics. Field trips may be required. (C-ID SOCI 150)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW12:00PM-03:05PMLECW.KawamotoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311474Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.GuadalupeARC MAIN DaviesHall 22510014Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.RawlinsARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310883Textbook
TBATBALECS.TorresARC MAIN Online 13511Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


SOC 335    Sociology of Aging    3 Units

Same As: GERON 300
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the aged and aging process with emphasis on social factors affecting and affected by an aging population. It includes an analysis of demographics, history of aging in America, social conditions, resources and support systems, employment, retirement, and social class/cultural differences. This course is not open to students who have completed GERON 300.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.GustafsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10312670Textbook
TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 11182Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


SOC 342    Gender Relations in American Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course deals with gender relations in American society. It examines historical, social, economic, political, and cultural forces in shaping gender identity, gender roles, and gender expectations. This course utilizes sociological theories to explain gender experiences as socially constructed rather than biologically determined. Specifically, it examines the experiences of people of diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds within historical and cross-cultural perspectives. This course includes analysis and discussion of topics such as gender relations in the home, the work place, the mass media, the health care system, and politics. (C-ID SOCI 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.WelkleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210123Textbook

SOC 350    Sociology of Popular Culture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course analyzes the historical development and emergence of American popular culture and the relationship between contemporary popular culture, social institutions and collective behavior. Further, it considers popular culture within the context of social, political, and economic changes in the United States and includes an analysis of theories of popular culture, hegemony, advertising, music, and film.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECN.HijaziARC MAIN DaviesHall 20319147Textbook

SOC 495    Independent Studies in Sociology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBA12:00AM-12:00AMLABP.Chao TBA TBA12360Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: August 21, 2018