Classes I Teach

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1)

Sociology is the scientific study of the relationship between the individual and society. Sociological concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods are examined. Topics include the analysis and explanation of social structure, group dynamics, socialization, inequality, social stratification, globalization, social change, demography and urbanization. Course objectives include the ability to make sociology relevant and applicable to students’ everyday lives.

Social Problems (SOC 5)

This course is a sociological analysis of social problems in the United States. It analyzes how sociologists understand, identify, and address social problems. Social problems include racism, sexism, poverty, crime, immigration, health, aging, family, education, the environment to urbanization. Examination and evaluation of sociological perspectives are applied to improve student’s understanding of social problems.

Sociology of Gender and Society (SOC 20)

A current and comprehensive sociological examination of masculinity and femininity as socially constructed from a macroanalysis of how institutions shape gender and micro-analysis of how individuals are socialized and “do” gender in the United States. Topics to be discussed may include socialization, gender and globalization, gender stereotypes, institutions on gendered experiences, women in leadership and social movements, gendered migration, and diaspora. An intersectional framework (gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, disability, immigration status) is utilized in understanding gender relations. Contemporary issues in society will be presented from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Sociology of Immigration and Identity (SOC 15)

An introduction to the sociological study of immigration and settlement in the United States. Particular emphasis is given to the historical, social, economic, and political factors shaping migration, immigration, and transnationalism. Topics include acculturation, incorporation, assimilation, inter-ethnic relations, identity pressures, stereotypes and discrimination, immigration policy, struggles for equality, labor force participation, unauthorized immigrants, and unaccompanied children. Special attention is given to how race, age, gender, class, and immigration status shape immigrants identities and experiences.

Sociology of Latina/Latino in U.S Society (SOC 30)

Introduces students to the sociological examination of
Latina/Latinos in the United States-tracing their development from its historical inception to contemporary experiences. Topics to be examined include legacy of conquest, identity and ethnic and racial labeling, media, culture and artistic expressions, gender and sexuality, racism, education, immigration, and family. Similarities and differences between Latina/Latinos are examined using an intersectional analysis of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and immigration status.

Sociology of Minority Relations (SOC 42)

An examination of dominant minority group relations in the United States, with emphasis on contemporary America. The experiences of minority groups, including Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans, will be considered from various sociological perspectives.

Advisor for Hartnell College Campus Clubs

Hartnell College Sociology Club

Dr. Hortenncia Jiménez founded the Sociology club in the Fall 2015. The mission of the club is to promote social awareness among Hartnell College students as well as the community. The club promotes discussions on social matters that affect our lives and the community by engaging in community projects, inviting guest speakers, attending conferences, and holding discussions on current events. The Sociology Club promotes the professional, intellectual, and personal growth of our members as well as forming lasting relationships with other students, alumni, and faculty. Follow the Sociology Club facebook page “Hartnell College Sociology Club

Hartnell College Student Parent Club

Dr. Hortencia Jiménez and Dr. Nereida Oliva, Ethnic Studies professor co-founded the Hartnell College Student Parent Club in the Fall 2017. The mission of the Hartnell College Student Parent Club is to provide the student parent population opportunities for personal, professional, and academic development and growth through self-care and emotional support.

Salinas Rotaract Club

In the Spring 2018 Rotarian Linda Fosler and Brenda Granillo from the Down Town Salinas Rotary Club along with Dr. Hortencia Jiménez co-founded the Salinas Rotaract Club. Rotaract is a service club for young professionals and students ages 18-30. Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs provide young people with opportunities to foster leadership, make lifetime connections and promote local and international peace and understanding.

Community Projects

ChinaTown Community Learning Center

Talk about experiences with the outside world

Fridays at 11:00AM

Sociology: Self & Society

With Dr. Jiménez and Ms. Sharron Anderson

at Hartnell College

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