Nov 29, 2020  
2017-18 Catalog 
    
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC* 101: Principles of Sociology

3 Credits
(Formerly SOC 101)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic overview and understanding of the discipline of sociology. The course focuses on the concepts, methods, theories, and levels of analysis used in the study of social interaction. The readings and lectures will examine a broad range of social issues and questions; the different theories of social behavior used to explain these questions; and the ways in which sociologists scientifically examine these theories. The goal of the course is to provide students with the ability and knowledge to critically examine and understand the social issues that impact their daily lives.  Depending upon the instructor, this course often includes a service learning project in which students learning sociology while also serving their community by volunteering at non-profit community organizations (e.g., Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, mentoring youth, environmental projects, food pantries, homeless shelters, etc.).
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .
Offered: Fall, Spring
Fulfills General Education - Knowledge of Social Sciences



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