|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|SOC 201||Principles of Sociology||(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
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.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain human social behavior in terms of basic sociological principles.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological research methods.
- Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
- Assess how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
- Examine the impact of social change on current and historical social, economic, and political institutions.
- Explain the impact of globalization on society and culture.
- Evaluate information to determine what is reliable, relevant and useful in order to draw conclusions.
- Demonstrate behavior appropriate to different social and cultural contexts.
- Assess the consequences of social class stratification and changes in socio-economic structures.
- Evaluate social indicators for patterns of gender and racial/ethnic inequality.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the SOC section of the current course schedule for availability.