Jul 17, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SO 201 - Principles of Sociology

This course provides an overview of the field of sociology, the study of human society.  The course will demonstrate the dynamic nature of social behavior and the interactions among individuals and groups within the framework of society. We will examine the sociological perspective and the building blocks of culture, socialization and interaction; group experiences and axes of inequality (social class, race and gender); social institutions including the family and education; and global issues such as population concerns and social change.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units/10 Lessons
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Paper

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

  • Develop an understanding of the sociological perspective and sociological theories.
  • Examine and apply sociological concepts to ideas and topics related to our lives.
  • Understand how cultural and social forces shape society and examine how these forces shape our views of and experiences in our world.
  • Critically reflect upon the ways social inequality shapes the experiences of individuals and groups.
  • Examine and assess the role of social institutions and social change in society.

Credits: 3

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