2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

SOC 1101.
Description: Study of human behavior from the sociological perspective. Areas of emphasis include society, culture, social structure, social institutions, socialization, and forms of social stratification.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The sociological imagination.
  2. History and development of sociology.
  3. Methods of sociological research.
  4. Theoretical paradigms in sociology.
  5. Nature of society and the role of culture.
  6. Influence of social structure and social institutions on human behavior.
  7. Nature, nurture, and the socialization process.
  8. Forms of social stratification and social class in America.
  9. Human diversity (Race, Ethnicity, Gender)

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the sociological imagination and cite examples that illustrate the significance of this perspective in understanding human behavior.
  2. Review the historical development of sociology and discuss the contributions of key figures in the field.
  3. Explain research methodology.
  4. Evaluate the relevant perspectives, paradigms, arguments or theories.
  5. Compare and contrast human societies throughout history and analyze the impact of these societies on human behavior.
  6. Examine the elements of social structure and culture and explain how they influence human behavior.
  7. Describe the basic social institutions and explain how these institutions influence human behavior.
  8. Examine the role of nature and nurture in human behavior.
  9. Analyze social stratification and social class.
  10. Explain how human diversity contributes to different perspectives.
  11. Define the relevant terminology and apply it to problems or issues.

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.