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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog
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SOC 201 - Principles of Sociology

Credits: 3
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.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

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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Course Competencies
  1. Explain human social behavior in terms of basic sociological principles.
  2. Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological research methods.
  3. Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
  4. Illustrate how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
  5. Examine the impact of social change on current or historical social, economic or political institutions.
  6. Explain the impact of globalization on society.
  7. Draw conclusions based on reliable and relevant information.
  8. Identify behavior appropriate to different social and cultural contexts.
  9. Examine the consequences of social class stratification.
  10. Analyze data for patterns of gender and/or racial/ethnic inequality.

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