2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
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SOC 1103 - Introduction To Sociology*

3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to various sociological issues and theory. Sociology is the study of society. Societal issues include the following: family, medicine, deviance, education, culture, inequality, and others. The course will investigate sociological forces from a scientific approach. Research methods are vital to understanding social behavior.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify the benefits and problems of the following research methods: surveys, case studies, lab observation, secondary data, and participant observation. (GEO 3)
2. Explain the three major causes of cultural change in a global context. (GEO 1, 3, 4)
3. Apply the key concepts of the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist theories to the various sociological topics studied during the semester. (GEO 2, 3)
4. Apply US census data in the analysis of specific changes to the American family and/or American society over a given time. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Distinguish six policies of race relations from a historical and social perspective. (GEO 3)
6. Apply the functions and conflicts of mass media in reference to time frame and various cultures. (GEO 2, 3)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: SOCI 1013

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