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Introduction to Sociology 1101

Students survey sociology as a discipline, examining such topics as sociological theory and methods and selected substantive areas. Students gain an understanding of the methods used for studying society. They learn to relate social theories to observable social behavior. Observations are made of the relationships of the students' personal experiences with the more general social processes.

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Pedagogical Approach

Required reading in the textbook and in-class lectures

Learning Outcomes

After successful course completion, the students should be able to:

- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the sociological imagination

- Use the sociological perspective or imagination to interpret the real world

- Understand and critically discuss the three major theoretical persepctives, functionalism, confict theory, and symbolic-interaction theory

- Apply sociological concepts to observable events and social issues

- Define social diversity in a global context

- Appreciate the major ethical and value issues confronting the sociological researcher

Assessment

Performance is assessed based off of in-class participation and tests

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