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Sociology

SOC 201


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
142717October 21, 2014
142726October 21, 2014

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Principles of Sociology


Course Description

This course provides a survey of the major theoretical perspectives, concepts and methods of sociology. Topics covered include social organization, culture, socialization, stratification systems, social institutions and social change.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain human social behavior in terms of basic sociological principles.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological research methods.
  • Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
  • Illustrate how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
  • Examine the impact of social change on current or historical social, economic or political institutions.
  • Explain the impact of globalization on society.
  • Draw conclusions based on reliable and relevant information.
  • Identify behavior appropriate to different social and cultural contexts.
  • Examine the consequences of social class stratification.
  • Analyze data for patterns of gender and/or racial/ethnic inequality.
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