2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog 
    Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog

SOCY-191 Introductory Sociology

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
A systematic study of human behavior in groups; the socialization of individuals into their culture; the formation and functioning of different kinds of social groups; and the processes of stability deviance and change in society.

Course Outcomes
  1. Explain the history of Sociology, important thinkers in the discipline and the importance of the Sociological Imagination
  2. Differentiate between Functional, Conflict and Symbolic Interaction theoretical models.
  3. Demonstrate the research methods and analytic processes used in Sociology
  4. Summarize the purpose and significance of culture in human societies
  5. Summarize the process of socialization in society
  6. Analyze social interaction in everyday life
  7. Summarize how social groups and organizations form the basis of society
  8. Analyze Deviance and Conformity in Society
  9. Explain Social Stratification in society
  10. Summarize the dynamics of race & ethnicity in society
  11. Summarize the dynamics of gender stratification in society
  12. Explain the function and diversity of family as a social institution
  13. Summarize the functions and dysfunctions of education as a social institution
  14. Explain the function and diversity of religion as an institution in all societies
  15. Discuss Politics as a social institution concerned with the exercise of power in society
  16. Explain the dynamics of population and urbanization on modern societies
  17. Analyze social action and the dynamics that lead to social change in society