SOCI 230 - Sociology
3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 3 ]
This course familiarizes beginning students with basic concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. It includes culture, social structure, social class, institutions, inequity, social deviance and social change emphasizing the application of the sociological perspective in analyzing society and human behavior.
OFFERED: every semester
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Demonstrate understanding of the foundations of sociology, global cultures, and social structures.
- Articulate the three basic tenets of sociology.
- Summarize how cultural perceptions are shared and created.
- Explain how people form groups and organizations.
- Explain basic methodologies of the social sciences.
- Discuss how social norms are taught and transmitted.
Goal 2: Demonstrate understanding of how structural inequalities of society impact the individual.
- Explain core concepts related to normative behavior and the breaching of social norms.
- Articulate the manner in which societies are stratified.
- Summarize issues of inequality related to race.
- Summarize issues of inequality related to sex and gender.
- Summarize issues of inequality related to age, physical health, and mental health.
Goal 3: Demonstrate understanding of social institutions.
- Explain the impact of families on the individual.
- Articulate the impact of education on the individual.
- Summarize the impact of economic systems on the individual.
- Explain the impact of politic on the individual.
- Explain the impact of religion on the individual.
- Discuss the impact of the environment on the individual.
- Articulate the role of the individual in the creation of social change.
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