Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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 - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Chao               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  19997 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC W.Kawamoto           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11043 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Chao               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  11359 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Mokhtarzada        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11044 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC W.Kawamoto           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11931 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Chao               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  19999 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Hijazi             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11357 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC N.Hijazi             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11045 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC J.Kloss              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11977 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Kloss              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  13169 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Torres             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  20212 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC K.Guadalupe          Off Campus Natomas N203  13127 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Mokhtarzada        Off Campus Natomas N101  12538 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LEC R.Browne             Off Campus McClellan 101 11715 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC N.Hijazi             ARC MAIN Online          12405 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC N.Hijazi             ARC MAIN Online          11358 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Mokhtarzada        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  11046 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Kloss              Off Campus Natomas N101  13247 Textbook


SOC 318    Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control    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 introduces various sociological perspectives regarding issues of crime, deviance, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of how laws and cultural norms shape the definition and meaning of crime and deviance. Topics covered include street crimes, corporate crimes, white-collar crimes, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol abuse, lifestyle crimes, prison systems, capital punishment, rehabilitation, and the trend towards privatization of prisons. Field trips may be required. (C-ID SOCI 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC N.Hijazi             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  12988 
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SOC 320    Minorities in America    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); 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. The course 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. The topics include prejudice, discrimination, racism, racial and ethnic stratification, assimilation patterns among groups, demographic shifts, civil rights and other related topics. (C-ID SOCI 150)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 11
T         07:45PM-09:20PM LEC M.Durden             Off Campus Natomas N201  13672 
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Sa        12:40PM-05:00PM LEC M.Durden             Off Campus Natomas N201  13672 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on Tuesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Chao               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  12084 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Cannon             Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 20759 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Chao               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  14153 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Chao               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  12734 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11047 
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Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          12024 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          12149 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


SOC 342    Gender Relations in American Society    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); 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. The goal of the course is to utilize sociological theories to explain gender experience as socially constructed rather than biologically determined. Specifically, the course examines the experience of people of diverse economic, racial, and ethnic origins within a historical and cross-cultural perspective. The focus of this course is an analysis and discussion of gender relations in the home, the work place, the mass media, the health care system, and politics. (C-ID SOCI 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Welkley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  13170 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Durden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  20213 
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SOC 480    Introductory Sociology - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the 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 provides an in-depth examination of society and human behavior from various sociological perspectives. Sociological theories, both macro and micro, are applied to different aspects of life including culture, social stratification and inequality, conflict and social change, and politics and economy. The class is conducted as a seminar in which students will be responsible for developing in-depth analysis and understanding of issues based on classical and contemporary sociological theories. This course is designed for those from all academic disciplines who are motivated to learn sociological perspectives and how they apply to all aspects of human experience both at the individual and societal levels. The honors section utilizes a rigorous and an intensive instructional methodology designed to challenge motivated students. (C-ID SOCI 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Mokhtarzada        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  13656 
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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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mokhtarzada         TBA TBA                 21164 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mokhtarzada         TBA TBA                 19862 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015