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Course Description

Analysis of the structure and dynamics of human society focusing on basic concepts, theories and methods; the development of culture; the socialization process; group behavior; social inequality, deviance; sexism, racism, and ageism; major social structures and social institutions; human ecology, and global dynamics. Emphasizes contemporary American society. (C-ID: SOCI 110) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain the basic concepts and theories of sociology
  • Develop a sociological imagination to analyze everyday life.
  • Identify and describe the basic social institutions in the United States and around the world.
  • Explain the process by which an individual becomes a functioning member of society.
  • Demonstrate a critical and analytical understanding of social phenomena and social issues facing the world today.
  • Apply the sociological"scientific method"in solving simple research problems.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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