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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SO 201 - Principles of Sociology

Examines the concepts and methods of research used to understand human life within the social groups which make up society. A study of culture, socialization, and social institutions (family, religion, education, economic and political order). Students also examine issues which surface in medicine and health care, war and peace, gender, ethnicity, race and age. Finally, students study a variety of social processes which facilitate social change.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define and assess the sociological perspective and its development in studying human behavior.
  • Explain and compare the major theoretical perspectives in sociology and apply them in order to understand, assess, and determine ways to improve social patterns, through independent and/or collaborative problem-solving assignments.
  • Describe the methods (qualitative and quantitative) and the technology used in sociological research, and its application, and be able to apply the steps in the research process through either the design and/ or implementation of a sociological study.

Credits: 3

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