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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology


An introduction to the major sociological theories, research methods, and concepts used by sociologists to study society and the human behavior that occurs as a result of the social environment.  Topics covered include sociological theory, social research methods, culture, socialization, social interaction, deviance, social stratification, the major social institutions, and social change.  

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe major sociological concepts and theories.
  2. Apply the methods sociologists use to explore social phenomena.
  3. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identify involving race, class and gender.
  4. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
  5. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
  6. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systematic levels.