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Course Description

Sociology - SOC 201

Principles of Sociology (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/23/2018

 201142717Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.0026/31/0Open 
 201142726Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.0031/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 201141021Prin of Sociology 3Coury M$12.0030/31/0OpenT R  09:30 AM-11:10 AM LA470
 201142456Prin of SociologyOnline3Switaj S$12.0029/31/0Open 
 201142748Prin of SociologyOnline3Switaj S$12.0025/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 201141001Prin of Sociology 3Macgillivery M$12.0021/28/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA475
 201141002Prin of Sociology 3Macgillivery M$12.0017/28/0OpenM W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM LA475
 201141003Prin of Sociology 3Macgillivery M$12.0019/28/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA475
 201141004Prin of Sociology 3McMahon G$12.0021/28/0OpenW  02:30 PM-05:24 PM LA475
 201141005Prin of Sociology 3Schaumann K$12.0019/28/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA475
 201141007Prin of Sociology 3Schaumann K$12.008/28/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA475
 201141008Prin of Sociology 3McMahon G$12.0024/28/0OpenT R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA260
 201141013Prin of Sociology 3McMahon G$12.0022/28/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA475
 201141015Prin of Sociology 3Jubenville L$12.0022/28/0OpenT  02:30 PM-05:24 PM LA475
 201141052Prin of Sociology 3Jubenville L$12.0020/28/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA475
 201141054Prin of Sociology 3Jubenville L$12.0025/28/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA475
 201142916Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.007/31/0Open 
 201142919Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.0021/31/0Open 
 201246109Prin of Sociology 3Hale L$12.0029/31/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM RC675
 201246180Prin of Sociology 3Schaumann K$12.0030/31/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC675

Spring; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/07/2018

 201027711Prin of SociologyOE/OE3Hale L$12.0026/31/0Open 
 201121000Prin of Sociology 3Roney-Hays S$12.0010/28/0OpenM W  12:30 PM-03:40 PM LA475
 201121001Prin of Sociology 3Roney-Hays S$12.0012/28/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA475
 201121050Prin of Sociology 3Jubenville L$12.0011/28/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-09:10 PM LA475
 201122327Prin of SociologyOnline3Macgillivery M$12.0014/31/0Open 
 201122916Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.006/31/0Open 
 201122919Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.003/31/0Open 

Summer; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/02/2018

 201131003Prin of Sociology 3Roney-Hays S$12.009/30/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA370
 201132912Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.001/31/0Open 
 201132913Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.004/31/0Open