2012-2013 Catalog 
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SOC& 101 - Introduction to Sociology:CD

5.0 Credits
The study of how interwoven social forces (e.g. as economy, polity, family, education, racial and ethnic relations) shape human interaction, society, and our constructions of reality. Focus on multicultural U.S. in global context (was SOCIO 110). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 100 .

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of social issues. [REASON]
  2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze social issues. [REASON]
  3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence social structures and processes and examine the role played by collective behaviors. [REASON]
  4. Analyze and assess the impact of social forces and structures on people’s lives. [REASON]
  5. Explain and analyze how race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities and group relations affect people’s lives and shape social structures. [EXPLORE]
  6. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding social issues. [EXPLORE]
  7. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their applications both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

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