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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Sociology - SOC 201

Principles of Sociology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/27/2020

 201142717Prin of SociologyONL3Switaj S0/31/1Closed$12.00 
 201142726Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K-1/31/2Closed$12.00 
 201142777Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K0/31/2Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 201141021Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S5/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:30 AM-11:10 AM WEBWEB
 201142398Prin of SociologyONL3Switaj S4/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142456Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K5/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142748Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K3/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 201141001Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S5/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM WEBWEB
 201141002Prin of SociologyRMT3Macgillivery M8/24/0Open$12.00M W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM WEBWEB
 201141003Prin of SociologyRMT3Macgillivery M14/24/0Open$12.00M W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM WEBWEB
 201141004Prin of SociologyRMT3Hale L17/24/0Open$12.00W  02:30 PM-05:24 PM WEBWEB
 201141005Prin of SociologyRMT3Schaumann K3/24/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 201141007Prin of SociologyRMT3Schaumann K0/24/0Closed$12.00M W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM WEBWEB
 201141008Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S15/24/0Open$12.00T R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM WEBWEB
 201141013Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S21/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM WEBWEB
 201142916Prin of SociologyONL3Macgillivery M4/31/0Open$12.00 
 201142919Prin of SociologyONL3Macgillivery M2/31/0Open$12.00 
 201246109Prin of SociologyRMT3Hale L22/24/0Open$12.00M  01:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 201246180Prin of SociologyRMT3Schaumann K13/24/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2021

 201112393Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 201112468Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 201111011Prin of SociologyRMT3Coury M31/31/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:40 PM WEBWEB
 201112949Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 201112959Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 201111001Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S31/31/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM WEBWEB
 201111002Prin of SociologyRMT3Schaumann K31/31/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 201111003Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S31/31/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM WEBWEB
 201111009Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S31/31/0Open$12.00M W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM WEBWEB
 201111010Prin of SociologyRMT3Schaumann K31/31/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM WEBWEB
 201111052Prin of SociologyRMT3Hale L31/31/0Open$12.00M  06:30 PM-09:24 PM WEBWEB
 201112919Prin of SociologyONL3Macgillivery M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 201112929Prin of SociologyONL3Macgillivery M31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday