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.||en_US