Sociology introduces students to the scientific study of human relations and social structures which emphasizes the interaction between personality, culture and society. Few fields have such a broad scope and relevance. Sociology majors will explore topics like: racial groups, social class, gender roles, law, policy, human trafficking, violence, social movements, global inequalities, human rights, pop culture, social norms, deviance, mate selection, sexuality, and family dynamics.
Student Outreach Leadership
The Student Outreach Leadership Program recognizes and gives credit to students who are assuming a leadership role in the formation and implementation of community service projects. The students learn leadership skills by attending leadership training sessions or a leadership retreat. The goals include exposing students to community service activities and involvement and having students apply sociological theories and concepts to their volunteer experience. This program is designed to give students a chance to work together in groups to assess needs in the community and to create, plan, and execute community service events that benefit organizations and projects in which they are interested.
Culture Shock Club
This club was thought up by Sociology students and their professor during a SOC 20H (Race & Ethnic Relations class). It was originated to learn about and appreciate different cultures. The motto is “Unity in Diversity.” Students in this club also are dedicated to community service and volunteer at various events during the year. Students also engage in community service projects such as clothing drives, food drives, and raising money for various organizations. Contact Linda Rillorta for more information.
Culture Shock will return Spring 2023
- Meeting information: TBA
- Spring 2023 Culture Shock Club Officer Position Vacancies: If you are interested in becoming a Culture Shock Club Officer, please contact Professor Gatillon or Professor Hernandez and review the Club Officer Eligibility Requirements. Officer Eligibility Requirements include the following criteria: (1) Students must be enrolled in 5 or more Mt. SAC graded units, (2) Have a Mt. SAC cumulative GPA of 2.5; (3) Main a minimum 2.0 semester GPA; (4) Have paid the current Student Activities Fee; (5) Serve as an officer no more than a total of four semesters (Fall and Winter are combined as one term); finally, (6) Officers may only serve in one position at a time (Mt. SAC ICC 2018:10).
Sociology Transfer Scholarship
Students must plan to continue studying Sociology at the upper division level as a major or a minor.
Students must be transferring to a four year college or university.
Students must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 at Mt. SAC.
Dr. Linda Rillorta
Marlene Gallarde, M.A.
Karla Hernandez, M.A.
Susana Cevallos, M.A.
Jean-Pierre Gatillon, M.A.