SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology
A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.
Prerequisites: DEV 0015
- Apply the sociological perspective and differentiate among the major social theories (functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist).
- Evaluate the ways in which sociologists gather, interpret, and evaluate data, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
- Analyze and interpret the universal elements of social change including urbanization, collective behavior, social movements, population, technology and the environment.
- Analysis of the major social institutions, such as marriage, family, religion, politics, economics, education and health care.
- Interpret statistical tables, graphs, and charts as they apply to an analysis of social data. Calculate and interpret the measures of central tendency as a means of processing data sets.
- Evaluate the impact of the elements of culture and socialization on shaping human behavior and world view.
- Analyze the elements of social structure and the organization of society.
- Analyze the major theories of crime, deviance, and systems of social control.
- Compare and contrast global systems of stratification by class, race, ethnicity, gender and age.
Credit Hours: 3
- Classroom: 3 hours
- Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
- Department: Sociology
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: Yes