SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology

This course covers the basic concepts, principles, and processes in sociology. It is an introduction to material relating to culture, social interaction, institutions, and social change.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

SOCY 101Introduction to Sociology

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

40

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course covers the basic concepts, principles, and processes in sociology. It is an introduction to material relating to culture, social interaction, institutions, and social change.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Identify and understand the basic components of the sociological perspective and understand the major sociological theories Understand the impact of culture on human behavior and understand the interdependence of the world’s nations and peoples C. Understand how the individual is shaped by nature and nurture D. Understand how status – such as age, gender, class, race/ethnicity, etc. – impacts life chances, practices, and attitudes E. Understand the relationship between social institutions and individuals F. Learn and develop soft skills related to future occupation

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Basic Sociology theories Methods of Research Culture and society Socialization Groups and organizations Deviance and Crime Stratification and inequality Ethnicity and Race Other topics individual professors would like to focus on

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Cultural or institutional paper – assignment that requires them to consider how they are a product of their culture and the institutions they were raised in. Paper will directly or indirectly address socialization, values, norms, symbols, and group processes influence individual opportunities, experiences, and perspectives. Other assignments that individual professors believe will help students meet course outcomes

Required Exams

Chapter quizzes and/or exams Final exam

Required Text

Essentials of sociology, Anthony Giddens et al. WW Norton 5th edition

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Cultural or institutional paper – assignment that requires them to consider how they are a product of their culture and the institutions they were raised in. Paper will directly or indirectly address socialization, values, norms, symbols, and group processes influence individual opportunities, experiences, and perspectives. Other assignments that individual professors believe will help students meet course outcomes Chapter quizzes and/or exams Final exam