SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology

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Social Science

Introduction to the basic principles of sociology with an emphasis on the sociological perspective. Areas of study include the economy, government, deviance, stratification, race and ethnicity, family, education, and social change.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Description of Sociology
    1. The sociological imagination
    2. Macro and Micro levels of analysis
    3. Theoretical Perspectives
      1. Functionalism
      2. Conflict Theory
      3. Symbolic Interaction
  2. Methods used by Sociologists
  3. Culture, Social Structure, and Groups
  4. Economy and Government
  5. Socialization
  6. Deviance
  7. Stratification
  8. Race and Ethnicity
  9. Family
  10. Education
  11. Religion
  12. Health Care (Optional)
  13. Population and Urbanization
  14. Social Movements and Social Change