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.
- 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.