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

  • 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.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) – $115
  • Access to Lumen Learning eText – $35

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Please note: All required reading for this course is located in the online classroom.

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Last updated 7/14/19

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

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