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SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change. Formerly SOC 101, Intro to Sociology. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Distinguish among the major theoretical perspectives within sociology and apply them to an array of sociological topics.
  • Analyze societal dynamics and current social issues.
  • Compare and contrast the various social constructions of identity, social interaction, and social systems.
  • Evaluate the validity of correlation or causation in social research findings.

  • Course Topics
  • Sociological imagination and sociological perspective
  • Durkheim’s study on suicide and social organization
  • Major theoretical perspectives
  • The architecture of society: culture, race and ethnic system, social stratification, legal system, sex and gender system
  • Causation, correlation, empirical evidence
  • Theories of deviance and social control
  • Impression management and mismanagement
  • Bureaucracy and the McDonaldization of society
  • Collective behavior and social change

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    SOC& 101
    Fall 2016
    7786
    Susan Palmer
    SOC& 101
    Fall 2016
    5460
    Christopher Winter
    SOC& 101
    Summer 2016
    5460
    Christopher Winter
    SOC& 101
    Spring 2016
    7803
    Susan Palmer
    SOC& 101
    Spring 2016
    7804
    Susan Palmer


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.