SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
A survey of the major concepts employed in the systematic study of human relationships, with emphasis on society, culture, social interaction, socialization, groups, bureaucracy, institutions, collective behavior, social stratification, social control, social change and sociology as a field of knowledge.
Learning Attributes: WR
SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Summarize the theoretical perspectives: structural-functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, and feminism.
2.Examine the use of the scientific approach in conducting sociological research.
3.Identify and describe the components of culture.
4.Apply sociological concepts to the development of self.
5.Differentiate between the normative and sociological understanding of deviance and conformity.
6.Examine the impact of structural inequality.
7.Recognize social institutions.
8.Interpret sociological concepts with a global perspective.
9.Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis, or evaluation of material covered in this course.
Course Offered Fall and Spring