Why introduction to sociology - soc 101 matters sociology is the study of people and groups within society it's about the social processes that occur when individuals interact with one another to pursue a specific outcome. This course is an introduction to gender and sexuality studies from a sociological perspective its primary focus is critical perspectives on the social construction of gender and sexuality, inequalities on the basis of gender and sexuality, activism around issues of gender and sexuality, and how gender and sexuality shape and are shaped by. Introduction to sociology and social life is the first in a series of four courses that describes in detail the concepts of societies and cultures, and the types of processes that produce them. The course covers social science terminology, historical and cultural advances in sociology, vocabulary building, test taking strategies, the essay, workplace documents, and projects all courses are written to california department of education standards and to national standards, as applicable.
Introduction to sociology is a featured book on wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places. The course begins with an introduction to the global burden of disease and then examines the complex social, economic, political, environmental, and biological factors that structure the origins, consequences and possible treatments of disease. Introduction to sociology (4) an introduction to the organizing themes and ideas, empirical concerns, and analytical approaches of the discipline of sociology the course focuses on both classical and contemporary views of modern society, on the nature of community, and on inequality, with special attention to class, race, and gender. Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture of everyday life it is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change or social evolution.
The bachelor of arts in sociology degree is dedicated to the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies this 120-hour program promotes effective communication, critical thinking, and data analysis through its broad selection of courses. Soc 101 introduction to sociology (3 cr) may be used as general education credit in j-3-d basic theories, concepts, and processes involved in scientific study of society includes socialization process, social inequality, the family, religion, deviance, population, the environment, and social change. Sociology was taught by that name for the first time at the university of kansas in 1890 by frank blackmar, under the course title elements of sociology, where it remains the oldest continuing sociology course in the united states. This course is an introduction to the set of perspectives on human life that allows us to understand how our personal lives are affected by our place in society. Sociology course in america) the first full fledged university department of sociology in the united states was established in 1892 at the university of chicago by albion w small, who in 1895 founded.
The course provides a feminist analysis of the way women and gender traditionally have been studied in mainstream sociology a minimum of one-third of the course is devoted to feminist critique of conventional conceptual and methodological approaches to gender relations in the social sciences. The sociology major is designed to give students an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the field of sociology, and also to enable them to design their coursework according to their personal academic and career interests. This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture. In this unit, you will be introduced to the discipline of sociology you will learn about the development of sociology as a field of research and discover various theoretical perspectives central to the study of society you will also take a look at the process of sociological research and explore.
Home / college of liberal arts and social sciences / sociology coursework introductory sociology social statistics introduction to psychology: 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs. Program description sociology is the study of social interactions among individuals and social groups more specifically, sociologists examine the cultural, ideological, economic and political contexts of human action including the processes whereby social institutions are created, maintained, and transformed. Sociology 1301: introduction to sociology (3-3-0) introduction to theoretical perspectives and research pertaining to the scientific study of society, including the social relationships of individuals within social institutional processes. This course which consists of 10 lessons will give an introduction to the subject sociology, it will trace the material and the intellectual developments that led to the emergence of the subject, and then we will see what the scope of sociology is and the relationship it shares with other social sciences, and towards the end we go through a few concepts and terms which act as tools in.
Sociology can be exciting because it teaches people ways to recognize how they fit into the world and how others perceive them looking at themselves and society from a sociological perspective helps people see where they connect to different groups based on the many different ways they classify themselves and how society classifies them in turn. Introduction to sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course in addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in. Looking for textbooks for your introduction to sociology course click here to learn more at worth publishers.