A general introduction to the philosophical and historical background of sociology, and to the structures and functions of social institutions.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 3
This course is offered online:
The Sociological Perspective
Sociological Analysis of Education, Health, and Religion
Society, Social Structure and Interaction
Crime and Deviance
Social Stratification and Class
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Define sociology and summarize its contributions to social understanding.
2. To identify and analyze the impact of social forces on individuals' behaviour
3. To apply the sociological perspective and concepts to discuss social issues and problems
4. Demonstrate critical thinking and sociological analysis.
5. Prepare an assignment using sociological imagination and basic research skills.
Final Exam: 20 %
Midterm Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 20 %
Assignments: 40 %
Number of Assignments:
14 (research essay, one brief essay, 12 minute papers)
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Associate of Arts Diploma - Fine Arts
Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Arts - Criminology Specialization, University Arts and Sciences - Criminology,