Dec 07, 2023
SOC 201 - Principles of Sociology
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course provides a survey of the major theoretical perspectives, concepts and methods of sociology. Topics covered include social organization, culture, socialization, stratification systems, social institutions and social change.
Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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- Explain human social behavior in terms of basic sociological principles.
- Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological research methods.
- Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
- Illustrate how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
- Examine the impact of social change on current or historical social, economic or political institutions.
- Explain the impact of globalization on society.
- Draw conclusions based on reliable and relevant information.
- Identify behavior appropriate to different social and cultural contexts.
- Examine the consequences of social class stratification.
- Analyze data for patterns of gender and/or racial/ethnic inequality.
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