This course is an introduction to the study of human group behavior through social interaction with special emphasis on culture, the socialization process, social stratification, collective behavior, social institutions, and social change. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe basic social theories.
- Relate course contextual information to trends in cultural, political, and economic life.
- Discuss perspectives of sociology.
- Apply concepts, research skills, and theoretical perspectives to problem solving many kinds of social situations and phenomena.
- Analyze personal and social life.
- Explore patterns of social and economic forces like globalization, technological change, social change and institutional problems.
- Conduct studies of social problems across the world including social-scientific and ethnographic studies.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Discuss contextual concepts such as empathy, solidarity, justice and public policy that influence everyday life.
Learning How to Learn:
- Investigate the relationship between social and civil engagement and the effect on people's and society.
- Practice metacognition in their reflective journal writings.