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This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Sociology (common course-id SOCI 110), a top 50 college course identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

See LA Master Course Matrix  

http://www.regents.la.gov/page/master-course-articulation-matrix

General Course Description: SOCI 110

An introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Topics typically include the analysis and explanation of social structure, group dynamics, socialization and the self, social stratification, culture and diversity, social change, and global dynamics. Course objectives include the ability to apply sociological ideas to everyday life.

Minimum Units: 3.0

Date Added to MERLOT: August 03, 2016
Created by: SUOL4ed subr
License: Creative Commons License
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Course Content:

  • The Sociological Imagination
  • The Historical Development of Sociology
  • Major Sociological Perspectives
  • Studying the Social World: an introduction to Research Methods
  • Society and Culture
  • Socialization
  • Interaction, Groups and Organizations
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Stratification: Class, Race, Ethnicity, Age, Sex and Gender 
  • Social Institutions: Family, Education, Religion, Medicine, Economy/Work, Politics, Science and Technology
  • Social Dynamics: Population, Urbanization, Environment and Globalization
  • Social Change
Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply the sociological imagination to a variety of contemporary social phenomena.
  • Understand the historical development of Sociology as a separate discipline.
  • Distinguish between the use of various research methods.
  • Identify, compare and apply the primary sociological perspectives.
  • Explain and apply key sociological concepts.
  • Describe and explain the basic dimensions of social inequality and social change in historical and contemporary society.
  • Assess what social forces and organizational structures are most prominent in shaping, guiding and influencing individual and group behavior in contemporary society.
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Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses... More
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