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)

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Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the sociological perspective, the theoretical foundations (Functionalism, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionism), and the contributions of major theorists to the development of these perspectives.
  2. Identify the ways in which sociologists gather, interpret, and evaluate data, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  3. Analyze and explain the components of culture and their impact on shaping human behavior and one’s own world view.
  4. Describe systems of stratification, including global inequality, racial stratification, social class, and gender stratification.
  5. Understand the major theories of crime, deviance, and social control.
  6. Compare/Contrast street crime and white collar crime.
  7. Review additional topics such as social movements, population, urbanization, the environment, and, war/terrorism, and major theories of social change.