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Fall 2019 Undergraduate Course Schedule

Below is the Fall 2019 course schedule for the B.A. in Communications and B.A. in Sociology programs. If you are looking for graduate program courses, that information is located here.

Communications

COMM 3000 Theories of Communication (3)

How theories are constructed. Survey of theoretical approaches to communication drawing on the social sciences and humanities. Prerequisite: COMM 2020 or the equivalent for majors.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83259 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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D. Nucum dnucum@csub.edu

COMM 3010 Mass Media Law

Designed to broaden the student’s understanding of laws that pertain to the mass media. Philosophical appreciation of the legal framework within which the mass media operates and pragmatic familiarity with the legal problems most often encountered by journalists and related professionals is anticipated. The course will examine the development of the law regarding the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and such related legal areas such as libel, obscenity, censorship, privacy, free press and fair trial, journalist’s privilege, the right of access to government information, access to the press, the doctrine of commercial speech (advertising), and copyright.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83261 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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A. Alali aalali@csub.edu

COMM 3048 Art of Film (3)

Study of the principles by which film and video texts create meaning through screenings, lectures, and readings, with emphasis on major film theories and examination of narrative and documentary forms. Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Areas A, B4, and C and upper division status. Satisfies General Education Revolutionary Ideas and Innovations upper division Area C.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83262 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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M. Slaughter mslaughter@csub.edu

COMM 3050 Interpersonal Communications(3)

Analysis of the process of communication as it occurs between individuals and in small groups in everyday life. Attention is given to communication interactions within the family, in social situations, in organizations, and institutions. Both verbal and nonverbal codes considered.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83263 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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D. Nucum dnucum@csub.edu

COMM 3130 Feature Writing (3)

Study of newspaper, magazine and online feature stories - their resources, their methods, and their appeal. Frequent exercises in the art of writing feature stories, with concentration on the human-interest feature. Prerequisite: ENGL 1109 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better and upper division standing.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83264 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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J. Franco jfranco@csub.edu

COMM 4140 Public Affairs Reporting (3)

Detailed investigation of covering public affairs, including reporting on public and government agencies, researching public records, and writing clear articles. Students will be trained in Data Literacy. Study of structure and function of state and local government, state open meeting and public records laws, structure of judicial and criminal justice systems. Students will adopt a local government agency, attend meetings, establish news sources within the agency, and write articles about agency meetings and issues.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83265 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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J. Franco jfranco@csub.edu

 

Sociology

SOC 2018 Self and Society(3)

What is a self? How is one acquired? Most people have asked themselves the question, “who am I?” and perhaps wondered how do I fit in within society? When thinking about these questions, what role does society play in shaping who we are? In this course, we will examine these questions from sociological perspectives and through sociological research on the self. We will explore the interrelation between self and social identity and how these ideas can be applied to student’s own experiences and sense of social well-being. Topics for discussion include language and meaning making, socialization, self-esteem, the significance of roles, emotional experience, deviance, and social identities of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. Students will explore the personal and social implications of defining selfhood in certain ways. Satisfies General Education requirement SELF.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83266 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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D. Arrieta darrieta@csub.edu

SOC 3000 Intro into Research Methods(3)

This course is designed to present an overview of traditional research methods and data analysis in the social sciences. The primary goal of this course is to equip you with the basic tools needed to critically evaluate and conduct social science research. The secondary goal is to generate a deeper understanding of the significant interrelationship that exists between social theory and methodology (i.e., the development of social theory and the methodologies of data collection and analysis).

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83267 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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D. Rasmussen drasmussen4@csub.edu

SOC 3008 Social Psychology(3)

Sociological social psychology focuses on the construction of cultural meaning, the use of symbols to convey meaning, and meanings and symbols as the basis of interaction. Topics include language and socialization, processes by which meanings are negotiated, the production of the social self, presentation of self, self-fulfilling prophesies, group differences in the construction of meanings, and the effects of inequality in the production of cultural meaning. Satisfies General Education Quality of Life and upper division Area D.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83268 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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A. Kebede akebede@csub.edu

SOC 3100 Classical Social Theory(3)

Provides an analysis of the major theoretical perspectives that provide the conceptual basis for sociological research and analysis. Emphasis is on the terminology, assumptions, and implications of the dominant theoretical frameworks in classical sociology, including conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interaction theory. A grade of C or higher is required for graduation. Students who do not achieve the minimum grade will have to retake the course and get a grade of C- or higher to graduate. This course is reserved for students majoring in Sociology.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83269 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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I. Kasselstrand ikasselstrand@csub.edu

SOC 3408 Gender and Society (3)

In this course we will critically explore the social construction of gender. Attention will be given to the many diverse issues and experiences of gendered individuals. Throughout the course, we will look at how multiple and interlocking social structures (race, ethnicity, class, gender) shape the various ways in which we experience gender. Although there is an emphasis on issues and experiences within American culture, we will study gender in a global context as well. Furthermore, this course examines how gender difference and inequality are created, sustained and/or changed through socialization practices, interactions with others, and through the influence of major social institutions. Prerequisites: JYDR and junior status or higher. Satisfies general education Sustainability and Justice upper division Area D.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83270 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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A. Sanchez asanchez49@csub.edu

SOC 4501 Family and Stress (3)

Analysis of family ability to withstand external and internal stress; community structure and family location in the community as factors in the development of and response to stress; and the relationship of individual adjustment to family reaction to stress. Discussion focuses on, for example, the following kinds of stress situations: divorce, death of a spouse or child, physical disaster, long-term physical or mental illness, chronic unemployment, and imprisonment.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
83271 $960 Online August 26 – December 18, 2019
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E. Molina-Jackson emolina3@csub.edu