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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2022
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in SOC 34 or 34H.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable


A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in Sociology. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner.
  2. Discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students.
  3. Explain the importance of the topic to the discipline.
  4. Improve research and/or information gathering assessment ability.

Course Content

  1. Readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics
  2. Use of primary, secondary and other important monographs as appropriate

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

When taught as an online distance learning section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous internet and email access.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

Evaluation of class participation and examinations of readings

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

Oral presentations
Group project work

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Materials selected as appropriate to topic.

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

  1. College level readings from primary and secondary sources of approximately 50-100 pages per week
  2. College level writing assignments based on primary and secondary source reflection and/or analysis