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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology

5 credits
This course introduces diverse perspectives on how social institutions, group dynamics, historical forces, and cultural meanings impact the events and experiences of our personal lives.

Prerequisites: ENGL 93  (or placement into ENGL 99  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain basic sociological terminology, concepts, and theories
  • Describe different research methods and distinguish between scientific and non-scientific ways of knowing
  • Describe how culture can influence our behavior through shared values, norms, and beliefs
  • Describe processes of socialization and identify the major socializing agents
  • Describe how life experiences and opportunities may differ according to various social locations (such as race, age, gender, and socioeconomic status)
  • Identify the ways in which social institutions (such as the economy, the media, and the family) shape our everyday experiences
  • Describe processes of social change

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50