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Israel Cardona

Sociology Instructor/Chair-Behavioral Sciences Department


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Phone: 619-644-7784
Office: Bldg 54, Room 514A

 

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SOC 120  Introductory Sociology

Course Notes:

Sociology is the study of human social life. This course examines the basic theoretical perspectives, concepts, and methods of sociology, designed to acquaint the student with the range and scope of the field. Topics include the nature of social life, social structure, social control, deviance, social stratification, globalization, ethnic and racial relations, gender, sexuality, complex organizations, social institutions, the material and symbolic dimensions of human interactions, the social construction of the self and social change.

Login Instructions for SOC 120 Online

For students officially registered username is the same as webadvisor: name.lastname (ex. maria.garcia) and password is the student’s birth date (mmddyy).

Crashers are welcome, they need to e-mail the instructor requesting an add code on the first day of classes. Add codes will be distributed only during the first day of classes via e-mail. The instructor's e-mail is: israel.cardona@gcccd.edu. 

Blackboard login at: http://gcccd.blackboard.com/.  The course and syllabus will be available on the first day of classes.

Required Books:

Andersen, Margaret L. and Howard F. Taylor (2010). Sociology: The Essentials. Sixth Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

SOC 130  Contemporary Social Problems

Course Notes:

Course Description: A study of contemporary American and global social problems, with emphasis on the sociological theories and scientific research methods. Topics include violence, terrorism, racism, gender inequality, poverty and global economic inequality, crime, drug addition, environmental degradation and the concentration of political and economic power. A critical evaluation of policies and programs for social betterment is also presented.

Login Instructions for SOC 130 Online

For students officially registered username is the same as webadvisor: name.lastname (ex. maria.garcia) and password is the student’s birth date (mmddyy).

Crashers are welcome, they need to e-mail the instructor requesting an add code on the first day of classes. Add codes will be distributed only during the first day of classes via e-mail. The instructor's e-mail is: israel.cardona@gcccd.edu. 

Blackboard login at: http://gcccd.blackboard.com/.  The course and syllabus will be available on the first day of classes on blackboard

Required Book:

Coleman, James William and Harold R. Kerbo (2009). Social Problems. Tenth Edition.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education: Prentice Hall: Vango Books.

ISBN-10: 0132448459
ISBN-13: 9780132448451

You can purchase your textbook from the Grossmont College Bookstore at: http://grossmont.bncollege.com.

The use of earlier editions of the textbook is not recommended.

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About Iz-Bio

Israel Cardona Gerena, known by his students as Iz, holds degrees in Political Sciences and Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico and Fordham University.  He has also conducted studies at The City University of New York-Graduate Center, The New School for Social Research in New York, The University of California-Los Angeles and The University of West Indies, Jamaica. His areas of research include sexuality, gender, labor and global inequalities. Following the examples of Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Jose Carlos Mariategui, William E. B. Du Bois and Jane Addams, Israel sees sociology as a community-based, activist intellectual endeavor committed to social justice. 


His 15 years of experience teaching sociology at the college level has taken him to various academic settings including Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Russell Sage College at Troy, NY; Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College in The Bronx, NY; Columbia-Greene Community College at Hudson, NY; Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA and, currently, Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA. After publishing several articles and book chapters on the subjects of sexuality, gender and labor he is currently researching and writing on the subject of globalization of sexualities.

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