Academic Catalog

Sociology Classes

Introduction to Sociology

Item Number
SOC& 101DIV
Credits
5

Focuses on understanding and applying the sociological perspective, which stresses the importance of the impact of social forces external to the individual in shaping people’s lives and experiences. Topics studied will include socialization, social interaction, culture, groups, social structure, deviance, social inequality, social class, race, gender, institutions (political, economic, educational, and family), collective behavior and social change. Students will be asked to learn the basic concepts, theories, and perspectives of sociology; to see how these operate in terms of social processes, structures, and events; and to apply this knowledge to better understand the social world.

Prerequisites

Appropriate Accuplacer reading/writing combined score of 277 or equivalent, or successful completion of ENG 094.

Special Projects

Item Number
WLD 217CAP
Credits
1

Concept, design, drawing to finished project. 

Prerequisites

Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.

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