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SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

An introduction to the science of sociology, including a discussion of sociological theory and method, social structure, culture, and socialization. Also emphasized are social stratification, race, ethnicity, and gender. Social institutions and their change dynamics are examined.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the major components of sociology.
  2. Understand the methods of sociological research.
  3. Describe sociological theories.
  4. Explain the importance of culture and socialization.
  5. Understand the concepts of groups and organizations in society.
  6. Identify the major societal institutions including: family, education, religion, politics and economics.
  7. Examine social change, collective behavior, demography, social problems, medicalization and deviance as contributors in society
Listed Topics
  1. The importance of sociology in contemporary society
  2. The methods of studying sociology
  3. Culture
  4. Socialization
  5. Groups and organizations
  6. Social roles
  7. Stratification—societal and global
  8. Ethnicity, gender and race
  9. Collective behavior and social movements
  10. Deviance
  11. Social Change
  12. Social institutions
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, handouts, class project, library resources.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 3/03/2004
Last Reviewed: 1/26/2023

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