Introduction to Sociology - SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology
General Education
Course Number
SOC 101


This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. The course focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology and the growing influence of mass media.

Learning Outcomes

Examine the field of sociology in terms of history, theoretical perspectives, research methods, and ethical issues
Explain cultures and their role in social interactions
Examine socialization and factors that effect socialization and social interactions
Assess deviance and the reasons for deviant behaviors
Analyze the different social stratifications
Explain sexual and racial discrimination
Critique inequalities in gender and age and their impacts on society
Assess the various social groups and organizations within societies, and discuss their origin
Analyze poverty and its effects on society
Examine factors that influence decision making and choice
Analyze the history of politics, globalization and the effects of transformation
Examine the role of family in socialization
Examine diversity in US families and study trends in marriages, remarriages and divorce
Examine issues in education and factors that affect the educational system in the United states
Analyze religion in the US and other world religions
Examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the US and the world
Analyze the history, theory of population growth and demographics
Explain the process of social change
Examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment.


Required Materials & Textbooks:

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $115. This includes:

•    Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

The Required Publisher Textbooks*:

•    Access to Lumen Learning eText - $35

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $115 Course Pack + $35 Textbooks = $1125.00

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 10/25/18

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