Course Offerings

Information on the Annual Schedule, Quarterly Schedule, Full Course List, Prerequisites, and Preauthorization can be found below our Course Spotlight.

 New Courses for Spring Quarter

SOCI 124: The Good Society

What institutions and policies are conducive to liberty, economic security, opportunity, a vibrant economy, shared prosperity, social cohesion, health, happiness, and other desirable features of a modern society?

SOCI 146: Criminal Punishment

This course examines the historic and contemporary responses to criminal behavior in the United States.

SOCI 173: Sociology of Health, Illness, and Medicine

This course will explore the social forces that shape our health and the way we understand illness. Themes will include American public health and healthcare, inequality and biomedicine as well as special topics like suicide, lead, autism and HIV/AIDS.

Summer 2017 Courses

Tentative Course List for Summer 2017

Annual Schedule

Tentative Course List for 2016-17

We strive to provide the most up-to-date information on our annual course schedule.  Please note, that it is a tentative list and as such, is subject to change.

Quarterly Schedule

Our course schedule can be found on the Schedule of Classes

Undergraduate courses are listed under subject code “SOCI – Sociology”; Graduate courses are listed under subject code “SOCG – Soc/Graduate” 

Full Course List

Course Prerequisites

While most of our courses don't have prerequisites, here are the few classes that do:

  • SOCI 87: a seminar limited to Freshman
  • SOCI 102: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 103M: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 104: Sociology majors only and SOCI 60
  • SOCI 105: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 106: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 106M: SOCI 178 and SOCI 60
  • SOCI 107: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 108: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 109: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 110: SOCI 60
  • SOCI 192: a seminar for Seniors; must have consent from department
  • SOCI 196A/B: for students accepted into the Sociology Honors Program
  • SOCI 199: application required 

Upper-division standing (90+ units) is required for all upper-division courses.


There are circumstances in which a student will be unable to enroll in courses that they are eligible for.  Examples include:

  • Freshmen with sophomore standing
  • Student who will obtain junior standing at the end of a quarter, but unable to enroll in upper division courses during their enrollment period mid-quarter.

If you feel that you are in this situation, please email our Assistant Student Affairs Officer with your name, PID, Course Number and Section ID for the class you are unable to enroll.