SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
Students will focus on developing their sociological imagination through the scientific study of society and the human behavior that occurs as a result of social conditions. To accomplish this task, the three major sociological approaches, research methodology, culture, socialization, social interaction in groups and organizations, deviance, social stratification, the social institutions, and social change constitute the major topics of study. This course satisfies the civic education requirement.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Analyze the meaning and relevance of developing a "sociological imagination."
2. Identify major contributions of the early classical social theorists.
3. Explain the three major theoretical approaches used by sociologists.
4. Discuss the four major research methods used by sociologists, the difference between qualitative and quantitative research methods and the importance of science to the discipline of sociology.
5. Identify the four levels of measurement, measures of central tendency, variance, standard deviation and the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics.
6. Describe at least two major functions of each major social institution.
7. Identify the sociological meaning of culture, socialization, social interaction, groups, organizations, deviance, social stratification, social institution, and social change.
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