Spring 2019 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 - Second, Mar 19-May 16

MW06:00PM-09:05PMLECW.KawamotoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20313663Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.MokhtarzadaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310121Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310361Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

F09:00AM-12:10PMLECJ.KlossARC MAIN DaviesHall 20413614Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310730Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.GuadalupeARC MAIN DaviesHall 20312246Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECN.HijaziARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310359Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECS.TorresARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310122Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

T06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.KlossARC MAIN DaviesHall 20310755Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

F09:00AM-12:05PMLECS.MokhtarzadaOff Campus Natomas N10111121Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECN.HijaziARC MAIN Online 11048Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECN.HijaziARC MAIN Online 10360Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECJ.SachaARC MAIN Online 13387Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECS.TorresARC MAIN Online 13495Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECN.HijaziARC MAIN Online 13385Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at https://vec.arc.losrios.edu/faculty/faculty.php


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 19-May 22

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN DaviesHall 22510123Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.SachaARC MAIN DaviesHall 22519933Textbook
M06:30PM-09:45PMLECJ.KlossOff Campus Natomas N10111500Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECN.HijaziARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311362Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


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, Mar 19-May 16

MW12:00PM-03:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 11210835Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.WelkleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 22512794Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.GuadalupeARC MAIN DaviesHall 22511919Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECW.KawamotoARC MAIN DaviesHall 22511226Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 19-Mar 13
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa12:40PM-03:45PMLECM.DurdenOff Campus Natomas N20111720Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
TBATBALECM.DurdenOff Campus Natomas ONLINE11720Textbook
The above class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on online AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 485-6000.


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 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.GustafsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10613050Textbook
TBATBALECK.GustafsonARC MAIN Online 21366Textbook
TBATBALECK.GustafsonARC MAIN Online 10793Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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, Jan 19-May 22

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.WelkleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 22520918Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.MokhtarzadaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311715Textbook

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, Jan 19-May 22

TBATBALABP.Chao TBA TBA12224Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2018