SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

This is a course that focuses on identifying as well as interpreting patterns of human social relations. This is designed to teach major findings in sociology and the fundamental sociological skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • View people’s behavior from a sociological perspective, discover one’s own sociological imagination, and apply it to a variety of social problems and situations.
  • Discuss the development of sociology as a science and differentiate it from the other social sciences.
  • List at least five sociologists and their major contributions to the field.
  • Describe the three major sociological perspectives-Functionalist, Conflict, and Interactionist-and analyze human behavior applying these perspectives appropriately.
  • Explain the elements of a culture and how culture is different from society.
  • Explain the seven steps of the scientific research process and recognize appropriate research procedures in an experiment or an article describing research.
  • Explain the relationships between social structure, social stratification, and the consequences of social status.
  • List at least four universal social institutions and describe the characteristics of each.
  • Describe how inequality and other social factors contribute to social change.
  • Summarize the relationship between socialization and the family.