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Intro to Sociology

Course Number: 10809196
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Credit for Prior Learning

Length of Course

  • 8 weeks
  • Less than 8 weeks
  • More than 8 weeks

Course Competencies

  1. Describe sociological perspectives related to current issues, problems, and/or institutions
  2. Analyze the importance of culture within societies
  3. Summarize the influence of socialization on human behavior
  4. Apply deviance theories.
  5. Analyze the power of groups to influence behavior.
  6. Assess the consequences of social, racial, ethnic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other inequities
  7. Evaluate the impact of global/international changes (environment, technology, population, etc.) on society.
  8. Analyze how institutions (economy, family, religion, political systems, and education, etc.) function in society.
  9. Assess the impact of social stratification.
  10. Apply sociological perspectives related to current issues, problems, and/or institutions