SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology Online


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

  • Investigate historical and theoretical aspects of sociology to utilize in practical application.

  • Explain concepts of socialization, including how individuals, groups, and institutions maintain and deviate from the values and norms of a society.

  • Distinguish social stratifications and how social discrimination, marginalization, and oppression exist at different levels.

  • Describe how globalization, demography, and advances in mass media and social media technologies affect society and social change.

  • Examine how personal and social relationships and roles related to marriage, family, gender, etc., change over time to understand how societies adapt.

  • Analyze how social norms, values, and changes are reflected in governmental, economic, educational, and religious systems in the U.S. and globally.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 9/11/23

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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