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SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3 Credits

This survey course studies human social behavior with an emphasis on sociological theory; research methods; and key concepts such as society, culture, socialization, social interaction, institutions, deviance, social stratification, and social change. We will define and analyze how social inequality including, but not limited to, the dimensions of race, class, and gender shapes our understanding of society and impacts us on both an individual and institutional level.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
SUNY - Social Sciences

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 four major theoretical perspectives: structural functionalism, conflict, symbolic interaction, and feminist theory.
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 based on, to include but not limited to, race, class, and gender.
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, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023