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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

Course Outcomes
  • 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