2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology

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

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe and discuss the “sociological imagination.”
  2. Differentiate and apply the major theoretical perspectives in sociology.
  3. Define and utilize basic sociological concepts, including social institutions, roles, norms, sanctions, social locations, statuses, cultural diversity, and social change.
  4. Analyze the role social forces play in shaping human behavior and life chances.
  5. Describe and compare social science research methods, with an emphasis on identifying basic methodological approaches concerning data collection, analysis and interpretation, as well as basic ethical considerations.

Prerequisite: None

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