SOC 201

Principles of Sociology

Course Description

This course provides a survey of the major theoretical perspectives, concepts and methods of sociology. Topics covered include social organization, culture, socialization, stratification systems, social institutions and social change.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain human social behavior in terms of basic sociological principles.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological research methods.
  • Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
  • Illustrate how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
  • Examine the impact of social change on current or historical social, economic or political institutions.
  • Explain the impact of globalization on society.
  • Draw conclusions based on reliable and relevant information.
  • Identify behavior appropriate to different social and cultural contexts.
  • Examine the consequences of social class stratification.
  • Analyze data for patterns of gender and/or racial/ethnic inequality.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2015

 201112468Principles of Sociology Online3Macgillivery M$30.0015/31/0Open

SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2015

 201111011Principles of Sociology 3Switaj S 0/31/1Closed
T R 12:30PM-02:10PMLA270
 201112463Principles of Sociology Online3Kairis T$30.0015/31/0Open
 201112942Principles of Sociology Online3Switaj S$30.000/31/0Closed
 201112949Principles of Sociology Online3Schaumann K$30.000/31/0Closed
 201112959Principles of Sociology Online3Gutierrez L$30.003/31/0Open

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