SOC& 101 : INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Human social behavior, social institutions, and society from sociological perspective. Includes introduction to sociological theory and research and application to topics such as social structure, socialization, deviance, inequality, and stratification. (SS) Completion of ENGL& 101 or concurrent enrollment recommended.
- Explain the importance of the sociological perspective in understanding human behavior.
- Explain and be able to use in analysis the three major sociological perspectives: conflict theory, functionalist theory and symbolic interactionist theory.
- Define culture and explain its material and nonmaterial components.
- Identify, understand, and apply the major sociological terms and language of sociology.
- Explain cultural relativism and be able to use that concept when interacting with individuals from other cultures.
- Develop communication skills for relating to individuals from other cultures.
- Explain and distinguish between the theories of social development by Cooley, Mead, Piaget, Freud, Erikson, and Kholberg.
- Identify and evaluate at least six methods of sociological research.
- Explain the eight steps in a research model.
- Discuss how research and theory work together.
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