This course in an introduction to the basic concepts in Sociology and an analysis of culture, socialization, stratification, social organization, class, social interaction, social change and conflict.
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the basic overarching sociological constructs of culture, socialization and stratification.
- Understand society is a dynamic process in which social structure, institutions, organizations, formal and informal groups are created, maintained and sustained through social interactions.
- Study how class, race, and gender impacts group and social life.
- Understand variations in group life, norms, roles, culture, and social organization.
- Have an understanding of the theoretical frameworks for analyzing social problems and policies, social phenomena, and critical empirical questions about society and human behavior.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Exams (Week 2, 4, 6)
Research paper (Week 8)
Final Exam (Week 8)
(Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore)
- Schaefer, Richard T. Sociology Matters. 7th ed. McGraw Publishing, 2019. ISBN-13: 9781260214772 [Looseleaf Version]
Readings and Exercises
Topics: Nine of the Founding fathers of Sociology & the Sociological view
2, 4, 6
Topics: Preparing for the Research Paper, Changes in American Values, Culture and Socialization
Topics: Social Interaction, Groups, Social Structure, Deviance and Social Control
Topics: Stratification in the United Stated and Global Inequality, Inequality by Race and Ethnicity
Topics: Social Institutes: Economy, Population, Aging, Death and Dying
Topic: Social Institutions: Families
Topic: Social Institutions: Religions & Education Government
Topics: Inequality by Gender, Social Movements, Social Change, and Technology
It is a cumulative exam of the entire semester
SLOs - All
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