Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)

Course Memo

This course is an introduction to the study of human society. The course stresses the learned nature of human behavior as is seen in the ongoing interactions between individuals, groups, and society. Because sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior, and the interaction between humans and the social institutions they've created, the course examines aspects of social life, social factors, and social problems present in contemporary society. More specifically the course represents 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.