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Intro to Sociology (SOC 101)

Intro to Sociology (SOC 101)

Introduction to Sociology

In this online sociology class, you will learn how individuals both shape and are shaped by their communities. You will learn how individuals both actively impact and are shaped by their communities, and you will explore the formation and persistence of societies that consist of diverse groups of people. You will also gain valuable insight into the dynamics of group relationships, including how to effectively interact with others within a group. Finally, you will learn how the study of sociology applies to your daily life as well as the most pressing social events of our time.

The topics you will study include:

  • Society and culture
  • Socialization amongst people
  • Stratification and inequality within society, including gender roles
  • Deviance and social control
  • Social problems and social change
  • Significant social structures in the United States, including the education system, government, and family

What you’ll learn

  • Discuss basic sociological concepts and perspectives.
  • Discuss current events with others in an informed way.
  • Apply sociological ideas to everyday life and current events.
  • Think critically about social issues.

What to expect in class

Video lectures, readings, discussions, live meetings with the instructor, quizzes. an ePortfolio, midterm and final exams.

Exams and grading

  • 10% - Graded Discussions
  • 20% - Content Mastery (7)
  • 20% - Quizzes (7)
  • 25% - Midterm Exam
  • 25% - Final Exam

University Credits: 
3 credits
CMASAS Credits: 
1 credit (Social Studies)
Instructor-led (8 weeks)
Start Dates: 
Oct 11, 2022 & Jan 10, 2023