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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

Winter; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 3/12/2018

 201112393Prin of SociologyOnline3Switaj S$12.0022/31/0Open 
 201112468Prin of SociologyOnline3Switaj S$12.0010/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 201111011Prin of Sociology 3Schaumann K$12.000/31/0ClosedT R  12:30 PM-02:10 PM LA270
 201112949Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.000/31/0Closed 
 201112959Prin of SociologyOnline3Schaumann K$12.0021/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 201017728Prin of SociologyOE/OE3Hale L$12.0016/31/0Open 
 201111001Prin of Sociology 3McMahon G$12.0010/28/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA475
 201111002Prin of Sociology 3Schaumann K$12.004/28/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA475
 201111003Prin of Sociology 3Moore J$12.000/28/0ClosedT R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA475
 201111004Prin of Sociology 3Jubenville L$12.002/28/0OpenW  04:00 PM-06:54 PM LA475
 201111009Prin of Sociology 3Roney-Hays S$12.005/28/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA475
 201111010Prin of Sociology 3Roney-Hays S$12.009/28/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA475
 201111013Prin of Sociology 3Moore J$12.000/28/0ClosedT R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA475
 201111014Prin of Sociology 3Coury M$12.0020/28/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA475
 201111052Prin of Sociology 3Jubenville L$12.002/28/0OpenM  06:30 PM-09:24 PM LA475
 201112450Prin of SociologyOnline3Macgillivery M$12.008/31/0Open 
 201112919Prin of SociologyOnline3Moore J$12.004/31/0Open 
 201112929Prin of SociologyOnline3Moore J$12.001/31/0Open 
 201216353Prin of Sociology 3McMahon G$12.0029/31/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC680