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SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
The study of human interaction, groups and society. Topics included are culture, socialization, organizations, deviance, inequality, institutions, health, population, ecology, social change and research methods.
Competencies
  1. Explain the development of sociological thought
    1. Outline the history of sociology
    2. Identify and describe major sociological perspectives
    3. Identify and describe sociological research methods and related ethical issues
  2. Describe the nature of the individual, culture, and society
    1. Identify the components of both material and non-material culture
    2. Define norms and values
    3. Identify the significance of language, cultural variation and cultural change.
    4. Analyze the components of social structure and their significance, including status, role, groups, organizations and institutions
    5. Describe the process of socialization
    6. Identify the key agents of socialization
    7. Analyze social interaction in everyday life
    8. Distinguish the various types of groups and other collectivities
    9. Identify significant sociological explanations of deviant behavior
  3. Explain social stratification
    1. Differentiate among systems of social stratification such as caste and class
    2. Identify aspects of social mobility
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories of social stratification
    4. Describe the American class system
    5. Identify race as a social construction
    6. Appreciate the significance of the ethnicity
    7. Differentiate between prejudice and discrimination
    8. Identify patterns of racism in social structure and ideology
    9. Differentiate between sex and gender.
    10. Identify gender roles
    11. Identify patterns of sexism in social structure and ideology
    12. Identify patterns of ageism in social structure and ideology
  4. Discuss the social institutions
    1. Identify the variations in marriage and family forms
    2. Identify the various sociological approaches to religion.
    3. Analyze the variations of the economic structure
    4. Analyze the structures of power and political systems
    5. Describe features of other major institutions, such as, education, mass media, and medicine
  5. Analyze the socialization process, gender roles, and how we become social beings
    1. Describe the processes of urbanization and population change.
    2. Differentiate major theories of collective behavior and social movements
    3. Describe other major theories of social and cultural change
  6. Demonstrate mastery and effective communication skills through writing about a selection of the above concepts



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