May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to Sociology examines the patterns by which people interact with each other in society. Topics typically included are methods of sociological research, the nature of culture, the influences of others on the development of the individual, conformity and deviance, female and male roles, relations between groups, social inequality, institutions and change. CLEP (Introductory Sociology) accepted Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Summarize and explain what sociology is and demonstrate, orally or in writing, the use of the sociological perspective in studying human behavior. (GE 1,2,3; PG 1,2,5)
  2. Compare three major theoretical orientations in sociology and illustrate how each one explains social phenomena. (GE 1,3; PG 1,2,5)
  3. Describe, recognize and apply different research methods used in sociological research. (GE 1,2,3,4; PG 1,2,3,5)
  4. Examine the nature and significance of culture and compare the key content of different cultures. (GE 3,8; PG 1,2,4)
  5. Describe and illustrate the process of socialization and assess its importance in understanding human behavior, including conforming and deviant behavior. (GE 1,3,7; PG 1,2,5)
  6. Identify and explain the functions of social institutions, such as family, religion, economy and politics. (GE 1,3,7; PG 1,2,5)
  7. Participate in class discussions analyzing how age, gender, race/ethnicity and social class shape the experience of people in different societies, maintaining a cooperative and respectful approach during these discussions.(GE 1,3,7,8; PG 1,2,4,5)
  8. Use the major concepts of sociology to analyze social phenomena and to develop solutions to social problems. (GE 1,2,3,4,7,8; PG 1,2,3,5)

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