Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1001-K
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Course Description: This courses introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: Culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism, and the five institutions including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues. __Course Objectives: After successful course completion students should be able to: • Describe sociological perspective related to current issues, problems, and/or institutions • Analyze the importance of culture within societies • Summarize the influence of socialization on human behavior • Apply deviance theories • Analyze the power of groups to influence behavior • Assess the consequences of social, racial ethnics, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other inequities • Evaluate the impact of global/international changes (environment, technology, population, etc.) on society • Analyze how institutions (economy, family, religion, political systems, and education, etc.) function in society • Assess the impact of social stratification • Apply sociological perspectives related to current issues, problems and/or institutions Desired Learning Outcomes ❖ Students will develop their sociological imagination (the ability to relate personal troubles to public issues, connecting individual lives to what is happening in society). ❖ Students will develop a sociological perspective that encompasses the distinctive concepts and paradigms of the field. ❖ Students will develop an understanding of the intersectionality of the dimensions and interconnections of the important social, political and economic inequalities in society.
Hauser, Orlee. (2021, Spring), Syllabus, Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1001-K, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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