Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have 60 days with a 30-day extension (if needed) to complete the course
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Sociology


The course objective is to gain mastery of basic principles of sociology. Students will learn variety of topics, including sociological theory, cultural deviance, social interaction, diversity, stratification, as well as education, technology, and health in modern society. Students will demonstrate the application of these topics in sociology to everyday situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify foundational philosophies, therapies, and methods in the field of sociology
  • Apply principles of culture and deviance to real life scenarios
  • Analyze social interaction and collective behavior in a real world context
  • Identify and apply elements of diversity, stratification, and inequality in real life
  • And analyze perspectives on elements of modern society

General Course Topics:

  • Sociological viewpoint, theories, and research
  • Culture and diversity in society
  • Theories of deviance
  • Aspects of social life
  • Socialization and social development
  • Family structures and social groups
  • Organizations and behavior elements of diversity
  • Stratification in society
  • Stratification in the us and the world
  • Modern society
  • Education
  • Health
  • Population and the environment
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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