Course Number & Name:  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 or ESL 105 AND ESL 106 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This class will help students critically analyze the world through a sociological lens. The major theories and methodologies used by sociologists to understand the social world will be examined and applied.

General Education Goals: SOC 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Society and Human Behavior.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions and to act as responsible citizens.  SOC 101 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goals: Ethical Reasoning and Action and Information Literacy, which are respectively as follows: Students will understand ethical issues and situations; and Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. recognize and describe sociological concepts and terms;
  2. recognize the names of important figures in the development of sociology and recognize and explain theories and concepts they espoused or critiqued;
  3. compare and contrast the various social sciences;
  4. analyze and evaluate social phenomena using sociological theory; and
  5. compare and contrast the diverse global social and cultural perspectives.


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