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Summer 2020 Major Advising with Dr. Garcia: 

Tuesday Drop-Ins from 10:30am-12:30pm 
Wednesday Drop-Ins from 12:00pm-2:00pm

Please see calendar below for updates on additional office hours and cancellations. Click a drop-in time and choose more details. You will find the zoom link and password.

To schedule an appointment, please email Dr. Garcia at


Fall 2020 Enrollment Update


Dear Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Students,

We hope you are all keeping well and taking care of yourselves and your families and friends during this unprecedented time. As you move into registering for your Fall classes, you may already be aware that the vast majority of SJSU classes for the Fall 2020 semester have been moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols. In the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences you will find that all classes have been moved online. While the faculty and staff of SISS are disappointed that we won’t be able to hold face-to-face classes in the Fall, we want to do what is best for everyone’s health and follow the direction of the College of Social Sciences in moving classes online. 

Therefore, as you register for Fall classes in SISS, you will see two options: Synchronous and Asynchronous. 

Synchronous classes are those that will have some set meeting times (using Zoom) while Asynchronous classes are those that will be entirely online. You will be able to tell the difference when you search for classes.

Synchronous will look like this:

SOCI 172: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender Studies

Class Sections Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
45464 01-LEC Regular TUTH 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Jack Caraves 08/19/2020-12/07/2020


Notice set days and times are designated for the class.


Asynchronous classes will look like this:

SOCI 178- Sociology of Childhood


Class Sections Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates 

01-LEC Regular

TBA TBA Elizabeth Sweet  08/19/2020-12/07/2020


Notice no days or times are listed for the class.

Should you have any questions about the classes please reach out to one of our department advisors. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience through this extraordinary time. Be assured that all the faculty and staff are doing what they can to support student success. 



The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Faculty and Staff


Sign up for SOCI 181B: Sociology Capstone -Fall 2020

If you wish to take SOCI 181B in Fall 2020, you will need to have an Application for Graduation on file for Fall 2020 and have completed the pre-requisites. If you have not already done so, please meet with Dr. Ducros or Dr. Sweet (advisors) to have your application packet approved and submitted virtually to the Department Office for Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

If you have applied for graduation for Fall 2020, and have completed or are currently enrolled in SOCI 104 and/or SOCI 105, you are eligible to request enrollment into SOCI 181B for Fall 2020 by completing the SOCI 181B Request Form

We are currently accepting requests for permission codes as of April, 09, 2020.


Find Summer 2020 courses, along with syllabi and instructor emails.


Find Spring 2020, Dean's Student Colloquium here.


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Planning to Graduate in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021?

The deadline to submit your Graduation Application for Spring/Summer 2021 graduation is October 5, 2020 to receive 1 semester of priority registration. 

  • Apply by March 16, 2020 in order to receive 2 semesters of priority registration for Spring/Summer 2021 graduation.

  • Or apply by March 16, 2020 to received 1 semester of priority registration for Fall 2020 graduation. 

Click on the Applying for Graduation tab to see deadlines and instructions.