2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology

Credits: 3
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An overview of the sociological principles and concepts that shape the development, structure, and function of societies, cultures, human interactions, groups, self-image, conflict, socialization, and social change.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the “sociological imagination” to the social world.
  2. Compare and contrast the major theoretical paradigms in sociology.
  3. Articulate and apply basic sociological concepts, including social institutions, roles, norms, sanctions, social locations, statuses, cultural diversity, and social change.
  4. Analyze and explain the role social forces play in shaping human behavior and life changes.
  5. Articulate the sociological research process including topic location, problem definition, literature review, data collection, and analysis.
  6. Compare and contrast the different types of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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