SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

This course is an introduction to the study of human society. The course stresses the learned nature of human behavior as seen in the ongoing interactions between individuals, groups, and society. The course examines aspects of social life, social factors, and social problems present in contemporary society. More specifically the course presents basic concepts and theories and explores topics including sociology as science, culture, socialization, social groups, social organization, class, race and ethnicity, gender, age, family, and social change.