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.
Classes to Consider
SOC-001: Introduction to Sociology (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)
The study of interplay of the individual and society. Pass/No Pass Option.SOC-021: Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)
SOC-021: Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)
This course introduces the student to the sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism.
Intro to Sociology
Criminal Justice Courses
Intro to Criminal Justice
Intro to Corrections